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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July 22, 2021 2 min
I’m next scheduled to share breakfast with you in mid-October, when Hosking’s on holiday. According to my abacus, at least fifty per cent of the population should be fully vaccinated by then.
There will be hell to pay if the government fails to hit those targets, given the dawdling progress to date, we’re a sitting duck.
Delta is doing its damndest to derail the world’s reopening. But the world’s best vaccines, led by Pfizer, are pro...
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A cool body will create a cooler head which will hopefully deliver the coolest of performances at the Tokyo Olympics for canoe slalomist Luuka Jones
The 32-year-old's at her fourth Games, this time competing in both the C1 and K1 disciplines after taking silver in the latter at Rio.
Jones says that's been the key area of adaptability into a Japanese summer after a prior month spent in Europe.
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The decision to reduce capacity for a new stadium in Christchurch -- could result in a drop public confidence in the council.
A majority of councillors decided yesterday to lower the number of seats of a new multipurpose, covered stadium from 30-thousand to  25-thousand.
That's after they were advised the stadium was over budget by about 130-million dollars.
Christchurch City Councillor Sam MacDonald, who voted against the decisio...
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We seem to be ending the week much as it began, with Harry Tam. Jacinda seems to trust me. Why wouldn’t you?
You may well have seen the video that’s doing the rounds of Harry Tam.
Wearing his Mongrel Mob patch, revving up his fellow Mobsters to vote Labour in September.
There’s expletives and a Nazi victory salute thrown in for good measure. The suggestion is this video was shot in the lead up to last year’s election – although that’s...
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The International Olympic Committee says it will take an "Armageddon" to cancel the Tokyo Games.
The games' opening ceremony will be held tonight.
Among other competitors, New Zealand's men's and women's football teams have already begun competition, while our rowers will get their first go on the water later this morning.
IOC member Dick Pound told Mike Yardley stringent measures are in place to prevent the sp...
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There is a hint of a full pause of the Trans-Tasman bubble.
An automated message on Air New Zealand's general inquiry line says the government had announced an extended pause on quarantine-free travel from Australia.
Cabinet met yesterday afternoon to discuss the worsening situation in Australia and an announcement is expected today.
Auckland University Covid-19 modeller Shaun Hendy told Mike Yardley the risk of cases popping up i...
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Human rights advocates say throwing asylum seekers in Mount Eden prison is wholly inappropriate.
An independent review has been commissioned by the Government to see if the practice of detaining asylum seekers in prison can be tidied up.
It follows an Amnesty International report which has revealed 86 people have been put in prison in the last five years.
Immigration and human rights lawyer Deborah Manning told Mike Yardley we need to...
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If I can be so immodest, New Zealand’s second largest city is the sporting powerhouse of the nation, and Christchurch is still bereft of a half-decent stadium. That godforsaken piecemeal set up in Addington, Orangetheory, is the stadium equivalent of a freedom camp. It was only meant to be short-lived, but is now a manky, rag-tag overstayer. Positively third world for the sporting capital of New Zealand.
Ten years on from the killer...
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Aotearoa’s Dub & Bass heavy-weights, the space-weaving?SALMONELLA DUB, are heading out on the road with a run of spring shows nationwide, across September, October, November and December this year.
Delivering what promises to be a phenomenal two-hour multimedia dance floor set of the Dub’s classics, alongside a bag of new tunes from their forthcoming album 'RETURN TO OUR K?WHAI.'
Frontman Andrew Penman joined Mike Yardley...
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There’s no question that the Police Minister’s appearance on the programme yesterday was an epic fail. And the fallout has been immense, with calls for the Minister to be sacked.
I really wanted to know why she was so dead against those Armed Response Teams. What had stiffened her spine. Let alone her never never opposition to the general arming of the police. No matter how many cops are attacked or shot.
I put it to Poto, that along...
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Netflix is dipping its toes in the world of gaming.
The streaming giant has announced creating its own video games will be next on the agenda, and will be free as part of its subscription.
They'll primarily be meant to be played on mobile devices, and then eventually migrate to TVs.
Director of Let’s Play Live and NZ eSports Federation spokesperson Duane Mutu told Mike Yardley with 2.8 billion gamers worldwide, he is not surprised...
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Flick Electric is pressing pause on taking on new customers over the state of the country's power market.
The independent retailer will continue to supply its existing 27-thousand power customers.
Chief executive Steve O'Connor told Mike Yardley they're being forced to stop growing because power is too expensive to buy in a wholesale market.
“This is about the electricity market in New Zealand and the fact that it’s not a ...
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Everything seems to be in place for the Oly Whites to make a splash at the Tokyo Olympics over the coming two weeks with coach Danny Hay saying the squad is well positioned to defy its rank-outsider status.
New Zealand, the lowest-ranked country to qualify for the Olympics by a long way, gets its Games campaign underway on Thursday night against 2016 Rio bronze medallists and world No 39 South Korea. The challenge looks daunting on ...
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A former Foreign Affairs Minister says New Zealand won't escape the consequences of accusing China of funding cyber hackers.
The Government has joined western allies in accusing the Chinese Government of funding contracted hackers to conduct a large international ransomware attack.
China's embassy has called our officials to a meeting, to express their concerns about the accusations.
New Zealand China Council chairman Sir Don ...
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Tens of thousands of people could be affected by a fresh legal action against the suspension of offshore visa applications.
An Auckland law firm is seeking a judicial review of two recent decisions by Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi, over his suspension of applications and his instructions to lapse or refund offshore applications.
Lawyer Pooja Sundar says they're acting on behalf of an Auckland man, whose husband is stuck in Chi...
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There is a suggestion the Government's been ripped off in its purchase of a Rotorua motel.
Kainga Ora's bought the Boulevard Motel on Fenton Street for more than eight million dollars, which it's going to turn into short-term housing for 80 people.
Some local real estate agents have told Newstalk ZB it's only worth about half of that.
Monte Cecelia Housing Trust chief executive, Bernie Smith, told Mike Yardley this is ...
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So Act wants restrictions on what gang members with kids can spend their benefit on.
Electronic Income Management, I like it.
If any parent on welfare is repeatedly failing to feed their kids, while frittering their benefit on vices, they should face the same restrictions.
No longer a cash payment in the bank, but a strictly controlled payment card, where buying booze, tobacco and gambling is blocked.
But this could go much further. Th...
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I’m sure you were sickened and disgusted by the footage of that vile piece of scum punching an Auckland police officer eight times in the head and smashing him to the ground.
Would these reprobates have the same perverse bravado to have a crack at cops, if our police had guns on their hips? I don’t think so.
It’s just one reason why I’ve long supported the general arming of our frontline police. But that’s not going to happen under t...
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Olympic chiefs have decided to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as host of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games at next month’s International Olympic Committee session, IOC president Thomas Bach announced Thursday.
The IOC’s 15-strong executive board approved the Queensland city as the single candidate for election.
The 102 IOC members will now vote on the proposal at the IOC session on July 21 in Tokyo ahead of this summer’s Olympic...
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The New Zealand economy was left $293 million worse off from hosting the 36th America's Cup, an official cost-benefit report has revealed.
More Covid-19 case numbers have emerged in numerous vessels off New Zealand's coast.
According to a recent Police Association survey, 69 per cent of New Zealand officers want to be armed regularly.
Mark Mitchell and Stuart Nash joined Mike Yardley to discuss this and the week's politics...
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