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 22, 2021 12 min
Toni Street's easy on-air style, warm personality and smiles might make one think she has a perfect life, but behind the bubbly persona is a story of heartbreak and resilience. 
It's a story Toni has decided to write about in her book, Lost and Found: My story of heartbreak and hope. 
Toni joined Mike Hosking.
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After feverish speculation a deal was close, Netflix has confirmed it bought the Roald Dahl Story Company. 
The acquisition gives the streaming company exclusive rights to the stories and characters of the beloved children's author, who died in 1990. 
Dahl was the author of classics including Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox. His works have been published into...
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Well, are we getting there at last? 
Dare I suggest, one of the more useful one o'clock sessions came yesterday from the pulpit of whatever you think the pulpit represents these days? There seems a concerted message from the Government that a 90 percent jab rate is where we are headed, or need to be, to get a whole bunch of stuff. 
Firstly, Auckland to Level 2. The 90 percent was one jab, not two. Their argument and a sensible on...
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Melbourne was rocked by an earthquake yesterday, with residents reporting strong shudders, offices being evacuated and tremors being felt as far away as Sydney, Canberra and Tasmania. 
Geoscience Australia initially said a magnitude 6.0 quake was recorded at 9.15am near the town of Mansfield, Victoria, but later downgraded its rating to magnitude 5.9. 
Newstalk ZB regular, Michael Rowland, was hosting ABC's News Breakfast when th...
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An immunologist is confident New Zealand can get 90 percent of people vaccinated by Christmas, even if other countries can't. 
Malaghan Institute Director Graham Le Gros told Mike Hosking we have an advantage. 
"Some of the other countries actually have some big problems, they have a significant minority that won't get vaccinated, they can't get around it. We actually are pretty homogeneous in terms of understanding a...
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School's back, but the students aren't.  
Level 3 in Auckland means schools are open for students whose parents need to work, but student numbers have been low. 
Lockdowns have got education experts looking at alternative methods and whether the days of the standard classroom are obsolete.  
One of those other methods is Flipped Learning, becoming more popular in the United States.  
We have a school in New Zealand doing it - A...
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Team New Zealand has put paid to a last-ditch bid by Kiwi rich-lister Mark Dunphy to keep the next America's Cup on home waters. 
In a strongly worded statement on Wednesday, TNZ boss Grant Dalton confirmed he had ceased all correspondence with Dunphy. 
Dalton claimed Dunphy refused to answer questions the syndicate put to him regarding his campaign for the 37th America's Cup to be hosted in New Zealand. 
The statement came af...
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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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