The Mike Hosking Breakfast

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

Open your mind to the world with New Zealand’s number one breakfast radio show. Without question, as New Zealand’s number one talk host, Mike Hosking sets the day’s agenda. The sharpest voice and mind in the business, Mike drives strong opinion, delivers the best talent, and always leaves you wanting more. The Mike Hosking Breakfast always cuts through and delivers the best daily on Newstalk ZB.

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September 21, 2021 3 min
Ever since the first instance of lockdown, we have been fascinated with working from home and flexible working.   
In the UK, ministers are set to confirm laws that would allow employees to request the right to work from home from day dot.  
Currently they have to wait at least six months.  
But is there an argument to be made that, while convenient, the downsides could unbalance the scale?  
General Manager of Wellbeing at Skills cons...
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Mark Mitchell and Stuart Nash joined Mike Hosking to discuss this and the week's politics news.





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It's been a crushing week for the so-called commentators and Covid experts. 
These are the voices of the Government that really weren't supposed to be the voices of the Government, but ended up by in large being Government parrots. The modellers, the predictors, the science and medical brains that have become household names, and the go to voices a thousand times to tell us what's going on and what happens next. 
But if y...
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On the surface level 3 doesn't seem to change much for Aucklanders. 
Few more people back at work, takeaways back on the menu but plenty of limitations still. 
But it does provide huge relief for the construction sector. 
Chair of the NZ Construction Industry Council Graham Burke joined Mike Hosking. 
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We know the medical side of the equation, why the Government is still pursuing elimination.  
But what about from a business perspective? How much business advice is being taken on board? Is business advice part of the equation when it comes to figuring out a vaccine rate? 
Former Air New Zealand boss and Government Covid-19 business advisor Rob Fyfe told Mike Hosking he is frustrated at support for businesses. 
“I talk to businesses ...
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Employment specialist Max Whitehead has been talking with small businesses about mandating vaccines. 
He says told Mike Hosking for some it would mean extra legal hurdles and the potential loss of crucial highly-skilled staff. 
"I think it's going to be even tougher on employers, because they've got a real, real difficult decision to make here. It's going to be very difficult for all employers right across New Zealand...
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Prince Andrew's been served legal papers in a civil sexual assault case but he may not end up in a witness box. 
They've been delivered to the duke's lawyer in Los Angeles and to the Royal Courts of Justice in London 
Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing the prince over assaults she alleges began when she was a minor, and took place in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands. 
Head of dispute resolution at Ince London, Nic...
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Incentives could play a part, in getting at least 90-percent of the country vaccinated by Christmas. 
Westpac has become one of the first major corporates to offer incentives in offering staff leave to get themselves and their family members vaccinated. 
Human Resources Manager Marc Figgins told Mike Hosking it's about giving people every reason to get the jab. 
"Right now, the focus is getting everyone vaccinated and I reckon...
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So not a great time in the old lobby for my daughter yesterday. Needless to say, the predictions on the new MIQ system were right.
Call it anything you want, tinker with it, paint it, spin it, it remains what it always was. It's a mess that never really got set up, properly bogged down, and a classic supply-demand issue 
She started out 17,815th in the line. I suppose is the upside, or is it? Previously, you didn’t get a spot, a...
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Kiwi country music star Kaylee Bell joined Mike Hosking to talk her latest drop of new music and her hopes for a summer tour.
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Hopeful kiwis both here and abroad logged on early in the morning to register to go in the lottery only to see their number put somewhere in the 20 thousand range for only 3200 available MIQ spots. 
And only another 7000 rooms will be released before the end of the year.  
The queue got as high as 31,800, a pretty quick way to demoralise anyone who had any hope of getting home in the next few months when you see that number pop up on...
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Auckland University's Des Gorman believes there has been a change in thinking. 
He says told Mike Hosking there's been a change in public opinion, and the Government has followed suit. 
"I think what we're seeing is a shift from a zero tolerance for cases to a shift zero tolerance for deaths, and I think that's going to shift even further still." 
Northern Hauraki is now under new restrictions, after three case...
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The case of a basketball star who's lost his job after refusing to get a Covid-19 jab could have wider implications. 
Tai Webster's been released by mutual consent from his Breakers contract, after refusing the vaccination due to personal reasons. 
Jackson Russell Lawyers associate, Jeremy Ansell, told Mike Hosking if an employer can show a genuine reason for requiring vaccinations, they could argue unvaccinated employees can...
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Dr Ashley Bloomfield is confident Auckland is getting on top of stamping out its Delta outbreak. 
Auckland moves down to Alert Level Three tonight. 
Daily case numbers in the region remain in the double digits. 
But the Director-General of Health told Mike Hosking almost all of those cases are household contacts of existing cases. 
"Those are actually, for a Delta outbreak in a big city, very low numbers. In both Victoria and New S...
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Sufferers of chronic pain often experience long waits to see a specialist and can become reliant on heavy, sometimes addictive, drugs - but what if there is another way?
Researchers at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) are testing just that.
New Zealand-based health tech company Exsurgo has created a medical device, called Axon, which is being tested on 116 chronic pain patients across ...
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The Springboks need to turn things around – and fast.
The reigning world champions have suffered back-to-back losses to Australia in the past fortnight, but it was their performance in a 30-17 loss on Saturday night that was cause for concern.
The pace of the game and the pressure applied by the Australians caused plenty of problems for the Springboks, not helped by players falling off tackles and being ineffective defensively in a p...
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A Fiordland tourist town's decision to move into daylight saving forever is gaining support.
When the country moves into daylight saving this weekend, Te Anau will be there for good.
Russell Alexander is the boss of Matamata-based tourist attraction Hobbiton.
He told Mike Hosking Te Anau's move is a good one.
"Other people would adjust to it. Yeah of course it’s a gimmick, and it’s a great idea and aren’t they trying to do ...
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Former Liberal frontbencher Christian Porter has revealed he was spat at in the street after what he describes as a trial by media over “false” rape allegations, but he won’t be paying back the money secured through a blind trust that triggered his resignation.

After offering his resignation to the Prime Minister on Sunday after he was unable to disclose who donated to a trust fund that paid his defamation case legal fees, the MP ha...
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Opposition player of the weekend goes to Dr Shane Reti, who has exposed the Mongrel Nob meth $2.75 million for what it is.
It's a soft Labour Party sop surrounded by no checks, balances, and certainly no rigour around expenditure of other people's money. 
This is the programme personally signed off by the Prime Minister because among other things, according to her, of its success rate.
Because Reti has got some medical backgro...
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A voting app created by allies of prominent Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was removed from Google and Apple's online stores in Russia just as polls opened for parliamentary elections, according to a series of tweets from Navalny's team on Friday.
Ivan Zhdanov, a key ally of the jailed dissident, tweeted an image of an email he said was from Apple confirming the app was blocked. The email said the app, also called Navalny, wa...
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