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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June 22, 2021 11 min
Karyn Rachtman is a name you may not know - but she is one the most influential people in Hollywood.
She's one of the movie industry’s top music supervisors, working  on classic movies like Pulp Fiction, Clueless, Boogie Nights, Reservoir Dogs and Moulin Rouge.
In fact, she's supervised or produced albums that have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide.
Now a concert of the songs from Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs is co...
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A coronavirus infection created disruption for two teams at the European Championship on Monday after a positive test for Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour also led to two England players having to self-isolate.
Midfielder Mason Mount and left back Ben Chilwell were deemed by English health authorities to have had "interaction" with Gilmour during England's 0-0 draw with Scotland at Wembley Stadium on Friday. The three p...
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Weighing children at school is not seen in this country as the answer to childhood obesity.
Schools in England have resumed weighing primary school pupils in order to highlight the risk of childhood obesity.
But Auckland Primary Principals' Association President Stephen Lethbridge doubts Kiwi schools will follow suit.
He told Mike Hosking primary schools don't want to stigmatise children.
“We’re pretty keen about getting kids t...
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A halfback long on the All Blacks selection shortlist has cracked the squad.
Finlay Christie is one of four maiden picks in the 36-man group for tests against Tonga and Fiji.
He joins prop Ethan de Groot, loose forward Ethan Blackadder and midfielder Quinn Tupaea.
Coach Ian Foster says Christie's work for the Blues impressed in Super Rugby.
“He’s got a lot of energy to him, he plays well, we’ve been looking at him for a couple of y...
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Former Olympic weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs believes two gold medals should be awarded should New Zealand's transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard win her category at the Tokyo Olympics.
Hubbard was today named in the New Zealand Olympic team for Tokyo, meaning she'll become the first transgender athlete to ever compete at an Olympics.
Lambrechs competed at the Rio Olympics and won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Ga...
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A report has found just five extra acute beds have been added to our mental health system since 2019.
The Government announced 1.9 billion dollars as part of its 2019 Budget, with $235 million allocated to building mental health and addiction facilities.
Nearly all of it has been committed, but how much has been spent is a mystery.
Mental Health Foundation Chief Executive Shaun Robinson told Mike Hosking it's disappointing.
“I thin...
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Parents are being urged to talk to their children about receiving the Covid jab amid confirmation schools will be used to vaccinate teens aged 12-15.
Principals and the Children's Commissioner have thrown their support behind the rollout plan to ensure 265,000 teenagers join the rest of the population in being vaccinated.
Schools are now tipped to play a key role in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout with Medsafe provisionally approvin...
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The lesson about lessons is there only ever any good if you learn them.
KiwiSaver, in some respects, has been a god send for a country that never quite had the knack of saving money.  
Generations of New Zealanders got to retirement and needed the state to help with super because they never quite had the idea that one day the wages would stop and they’d need something in the bank.
The trouble with KiwiSaver still persists though.
There...
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A doctor says suggestions children should be banned from playing contact sport because of concussion risks .. go too far.
Neuroscientist Dr Chris Nowinski told TVNZ sports, including rugby, should be restricted in under 14s, to avoid repeated head knocks.
But former All Black and Warriors team doctor John Mayhew told Mike Hosking that won't prevent children getting concussed.
"Children do other things - mountain biking, they g...
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The founder of New Zealand's first online high school says selecting school times will always be a fine balancing act.
New South Wales is trialling staggered start and finish times in primary schools, to create more flexibility for families and reduce school rush hour traffic.
The government is being urged to consider a similar trial in New Zealand.
But Crimson Education co-founder Jamie Beaton says told Mike Hosking several facto...
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text by Evin Priest
Four new Covid-19 cases in Sydney have prompted NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to introduce several restrictions relating to masks across greater Sydney, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster has grown to nine with two new local cases recorded before 8pm on Saturday, while two more community cases were recorded after 8pm and will be officially registered in Monday’s numbers.
Masks will now be manda...
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The Ministry of Health has been conducting public consultation on burial reforms and cremation laws.
It's now looking to set guarantee price transparency and minimum standards for funeral directors.
The industry has been calling for the regulation alongside central registration.
Tipene Funerals director and star of Casketeers, Francis Tipene told Mike Hosking it's well overdue.
"The time has come where we need to up our gam...
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text by Aya Elamroussi, CNN
As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of variants, which could potentially exacerbate a pandemic that has upended life for more than a year and inflicted a damaging toll on Americans and the world.
New York and California, which were home to some of the nation's deadliest virus hotspots last year, are f...
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No hint of any intention of retirement from Winston Peters.
The New Zealand First leader criticised a multitude of people and policies during his speech at the party's annual general meeting yesterday.
It was Peters' first major appearance since the party failed to return to Parliament last year.
He told Mike Hosking they'll be back for the 2023 election and he'll be leading the way if the people want him to.
"The p...
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At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big-ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.
 
GDP Number: 7/10
"It's not all roses. It's stoked by the astonishing amount of debt thrown into the economy.
But it's above zero and that’s a win any day."
 
Inflation: 3/10
"This is the story for the rest of the year.
It's real, it's big, and too many are pretending it isn't an issue...
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Victorians aged 40 to 59 seeking to book their first jab face waits of several weeks because the Covid-19 vaccination rollout has hit another hurdle.
Under new health advice, 2.1 million Australians in their 50s yet to be jabbed are now being told they should not have AstraZeneca.
Seven new cases of an ­extremely rare blood clot in AstraZeneca recipients in their 50s have prompted an expert immunisation panel to instead recommend the...
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Police are warning Aucklanders to be prepared for a large funeral procession for a senior head hunter gang member today.
There's expected to be a large number of patched members in Auckland to farewell a Head Hunters member who died in police custody.
And there hasn't exactly been a good track record with these things - and questions are being asked as to why the public should get these warnings rather than the gang members t...
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New Zealand take on India in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final beginning Friday, with a $2.24m prize up for grabs for the victor.
The two sides were judged to be the best in test cricket after competing for nearly two years against seven other countries and will now face off on neutral territory in England, a rare sight for world cricket.
New Zealand have never played a test at the venue - Southampton's R...
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Grant Robertson says everyone needs to come to terms with the reality that interest rates are going to rise.
Economists are now predicting a rise to the Official Cash Rate early next year.
It follows a higher-than-expected 1.6 percent rise in GDP in the first three months of the year -- and America's Federal Reserve warning of interest rates rises in the United States.
The Finance Minister says told Mike Hosking it's a matter ...
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A planned standalone cycle and walkway bridge next to the Auckland Harbour Bridge has come under fire for its cost, and a newly released figure shows the cost of it could far outweigh the benefits.
Transport Minister Michael Wood did not provide the benefit-to-cost ratio (BCR) when he announced the new $785m project earlier this month – but has now revealed the initial assessment by Waka Kotahi is only 0.4 to 0.6.
That meant for ever...
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