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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April 15, 2021 2 min
So the border worker didn’t get a jab despite missing two appointments – and now the border worker hadn't even been tested since last year.
It's good to know the Government and Health Ministry can still surprise us, even as a growing number of us thought the levels of ineptitude couldn't possibly get any worse.
Remember last year and the outrage over the port workers who weren't getting tested?
Remember the woman at th...
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TVNZ's latest show Creamerie may hit home for a number of viewers. 
It tells the story of a virus that kills 99 percent of men, leaving women on their own. However, three kiwi woman discover a man after eight years of abstinence.
That man is Jay Ryan - the Kiwi star who first broke out on Neighbours and Sea Patrol, before starring in Go Girls and heading to Hollywood for shows like Beauty and the Beast. 
He stars alongside Ally Xu...
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Chris Lendrum, New Zealand Rugby's head of the professional game, remains hopeful the Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua  franchises can join Super Rugby next year.
Both have been granted conditional licences. It comes five months after NZR confirmed that the two franchises were its preferred partners to explore the entry of Pasifika-linked teams in future professional competitions.
Lendrum describes one hinge to their involvemen...
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A new Uber service is being criticised by a transport advocate.
The rideshare company is starting a service encouraging people to share their car with others while commuting.
The driver would earn 71 cents for every kilometre travelled.
But Greater Auckland spokesperson advocate Matt Lowrie told Mike Hosking the service might be a hard sell.
He says many wouldn't be comfortable sharing their car with a stranger.
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Air New Zealand is defending its move yesterday to weigh not just bags, but also passengers, at Auckland Airport.
Air New Zealand chief safety officer David Morgan says the five yearly passenger, crew and luggage weight checks are a regulatory requirement.
Morgan told Mike Hosking Auckland is first, but other routes will be checked over the coming weeks too.
"All data is collected anonymously and results cannot be seen by the dat...
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A Government advisor says issues at vaccination centres need to be ironed out, as soon as possible.
A Newstalk ZB investigation has found people who aren't yet eligible for Covid-19 vaccines are turning up to a South Auckland vaccination centre, and aren't being turned away.
Dr Rawiri Jansen, a member of the Government's immunisation implementation advisory group, says no system is perfect, and he's glad vaccines aren...
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The Christchurch mosque shooter's requested judicial review will not go ahead today.
Brenton Tarrant had sought a judicial review, which Justice Geoffrey Venning was prepared to hear in the High Court at Auckland this morning.
But Tarrant did not attend.
Tarrant was representing himself.
The hearing was conducted by telephone conference and was in chambers, meaning any arguments or submissions made cannot be reported.
However, Justi...
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A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts.
It is the latest in a growing tide of revelations about links between government ministers, civil servants and Greensill Capital, a financial services firm that collapsed last month, threatenin...
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Damien O'Connor has added another industry this Government has destroyed to its growing list.
Live animal exports are done.
While telling us it wouldn't hurt our GDP, and despite admitting it's worth hundreds of millions of dollars - he did concede there had been a bit of a "gold rush" of late.
That’s spin for "the industry is growing". There is increasing demand for it, and in general I thought gold rushes...
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THE BEST BITS IN A SILLIER PACKAGE (from Thursday's Mike Hosking Breakfast) It's a Miracle, Really/That's Another Industry Screwed/Trains Are Going Nowhere/Woke Scrabble/No More Discs
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The Government's being accused of blaming individuals for systemic problems with the MIQ system.
Officials have admitted the Grand Millennium security guard - Case B - wasn't tested for six months, even though he was meant to be tested fortnightly.
It's since emerged 450 other MIQ workers also aren't being tested within the required weekly or fortnightly timeframe.
The revelation only came to light due to questions, fr...
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This is the danger of the modern workforce. It’s the danger of a mood, it’s the danger of an age and it's the danger of letting feelings dictate fact and emotion override common sense.
MediaWorks have been investigating sexual misconduct at one of their radio stations. It was announced yesterday they have found none.
Cue the outrage. But what else were they expecting?
Scott Morrison must be feeling the same way. In his case, there...
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KiwiSaver scheme managers have been told they must review their fees every year, and demonstrate they are providing savers with “value for money”.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA), which regulates KiwiSaver schemes, says economies of scale have not typically been shared with savers by scheme managers through lower fees.
The FMA has released guidance for managers to annually review their fees and value for money, after which they...
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Scott Morrison has been accused of spreading the “political risk” after he announced that national cabinet would now be held twice a week to address problems plaguing the vaccine rollout.
The Prime Minister has returned national cabinet to “war footing” after experts no longer recommended that the AstraZeneca vaccine be administered to Aussies aged under 50.
But Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles on Wednesday said the government had ...
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ACT wants the Prime Minister to "pull Stuart Nash into line" after he called MP Nicole McKee a "nutter" on Newstalk ZB this morning.
The former gun lobbyist has hit the headlines after she began knitting in Parliament yesterday afternoon.
National MP Mark Mitchell told Mike Hosking he admires McKee, saying "I really like her, she's made some great contributions to the House already as a new MP."
However, Na...
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There are hopes that the lure of big money will help solve a cold case, as it has done in Australia.
Two-year-old Amber-Lee Cruickshank vanished from a home near the southern reaches of Lake Wakatipu in 1992.
Police have put up a $100,000 reward for any information, about what may have happened to her.
Support After Murder spokesperson Peter Wolfe told Mike Hosking a million dollar reward has been instrumental in solving three Austral...
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The flu could prove to be tricky this year.
Over 65s can get their vaccination from today but the rest of us will have to wait around another month more.
Associate Professor Lance Jennings from Otago University, Christchurch told Mike Hosking it's important we have the vaccine annually,  because we can't predict what flu virus will be around and how serious it's going to be.
Jennings says he isn't worried pharmaceutica...
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The union representing police officers thinks new counter-terrorism legislation is making moves in the right direction.
The Bill follows the Royal Commission into the Christchurch terror attack and will boost responses to terror in New Zealand.
Police Association president Chris Cahill told Mike Hosking it's good to see planning and preparing for a terror event, becoming an offence.
He says current legislation doesn't catch th...
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The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced that they were investigating unusual clots in six women between the ...
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There's always a time and a place, and yesterday, Nicole McKee pulled out her needles and yarn and began knitting in the House.
The new Act MP was quite within her rights, given a rule change in 2002 allows knitting in Parliament, just not in a ministers chair.
McKee told Mike Hosking she knows when it is and isn't appropriate to knit.
“When I’m preparing for speeches or listening to debates, I know it isn't the right time...
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