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.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 2 min
She was at it again yesterday. "Say yes to the test."
Highlighting a new testing regime, why is the Prime Minister doing this? Because she wants you to worry, she wants you to remember the dark and troubled days of lockdown, and the uncertainty of what would happen to us all as this previously unknown virus swept the world and towards our small nation.
The fact we haven't had community transmission for three months is unf...
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A new campaign to encourage people to get tested for Covid-19 is being seen as sensible.
The Government's rolled out a new slogan, 'Say Yes to the Test'.
When asked about the new messaging, Ardern said that when New Zealand moved into alert level 1, the intent was for Kiwis to maintain good hygiene, contact tracing and testing but those practices had fallen away.
"We still need people to be on guard."
She urged ever...
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Landlords aren't happy about changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill.
The legislation will end 90 day no-cause evictions, meaning landlords must offer more robust reasons for getting rid of tenants.
Property Investors Federation executive officer Sharon Cullwick told Mike Hosking 20 per cent of landlords could leave the industry.
"If tenants think it's hard finding a house now, it will be just about impossible ...
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Nearly six months on, a man who attended the Elton John concert in Auckland that was cut short by the singer's illness has received a refund after taking the issue to the Disputes Tribunal.
On February 16, Sir Elton John was forced to call off his first Auckland concert midway through the performance after suffering pneumonia and losing his voice.
Michael Batty, who attended the concert, asked the organisers for a partial refund ...
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Honestly, I hate to tell I told you so, but it has been revealed foot traffic in the down town area is down 25 percent.
As a result, you can imagine the cries of worry and concern. Part of it, they claim, is tourist related. There aren’t any in the recent holidays. Most in Auckland left Auckland, and those out of Auckland didn’t go to Auckland.
You might argue that some people have not returned to the city post lock down and have los...
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The Government is hoping to keep power prices down by stirring up competition in the sector.
About a million New Zealanders are expected to benefit from a $17 million package, which includes setting up an energy advocacy council and energy hardship group to help those struggling to pay their bills.
The funds will go towards developing a network of community services, alongside the previously announced doubling of the winter energy pa...
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Ellen DeGeneres is ready to call it quits on her talk shows after staff slammed the star's apology in response to claims of a toxic work environment, DailyMail.com is reporting.
An insider at Telepictures told DailyMail.com the host is telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has had enough and wants to walk away from the show.
"She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand fr...
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I looked at Chris Hipkins forlorn face on Friday at his Covid briefing telling us we just didn’t like getting tested.
This, of course, at least in part is a sham. It's at least part of the charade the government is desperate to spin as they approach election day.
To be fair, it's probably partially true. We don’t want to get tested. We have all seen the pictures, who wants a cotton bud up your nose?
The only person I know who ...
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, marking a safe end to an historic two-month mission and paving the way for the United States to once again become a world leader in human spaceflight.
The Crew Dragon vehicle fired up its engines and safely plunged back through the Earth's thick atmosphere on Sunday afternoon before ...
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended the Government's new border-charge policy, saying the Government would expose itself to "high legal risk" if it charged Kiwis returning to New Zealand to live.
The Government will be charging only a small percentage of people for the cost of Covid-19 quarantining and isolation in hotels - essentially people coming here for holidays, or Kiwis leaving and returning, of which there...
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Jacinda Ardern has topped a new list of the world's most eloquent leaders.
Britain's Development Academy has given our Prime Minister the top ranking, after analysing more than 100 hours of footage of public appearances from the last 12 months.
It says Ardern challenges the common perception that emotional communication shows weakness, and approaches the public with a softer touch.
The academy says she has a measured and autho...
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It seems a new bill which aims to prevent drug-driving still has some hurdles to overcome.
Introduced into Parliament yesterday, the law would allow Police to conduct saliva-tests on drivers, for drugs such as cannabis, P, cocaine and MDMA.
Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says under the bill, there would be consequences for anyone caught driving while under the influence.
She says if a person returns two positive saliva...
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Hopes the deployment of specialist bowel doctors throughout the country is decided by the Ministry of Health, rather than District Health Boards.
A new report looks into the capacity and demand faced by the current gastroenterology specialist workforce, in comparison to other countries.
It reveals New Zealand has a lower specialist number per population, and an older workforce.
Report co-author Professor Michael Schultz says a nationa...
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A farm training facility placed in liquidation two years ago, has been reborn, thanks to a $1.2 million Government cash injection.
The funding will allow a thousand people to participate in farming courses at Masterton's Taratahi Agriculture Centre.
Federated Farmers' William Beetham told Mike Hosking it's outstanding news because its closure left a gaping hole.
He says training and farming opportunities for young people w...
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The amount of money managed by KiwiSaver providers has bounced up to a new high after a strong recovery in sharemarkets.
Total funds under management hit $66.5 billion as of June 30, up $7.4b from the March quarter figure of $59.1 billion, according to Morningstar.
The March quarter saw a record $4.5 billion wiped off total funds under management after sharemarkets plummeted around the world amid news of the spreading coronavirus pan...
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Some experts have expressed shock and concern after it was revealed Victoria recorded a new record-high day of 723 coronavirus cases yesterday.
There was hope on Wednesday the state had reached a peak in infections after two days of lower numbers that saw cases drop below 300 but yesterday's numbers have far exceeded the previous record of 532 cases on Monday.
Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely told news.c...
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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.
The Polls.
7/10.
"The TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll confirms the earlier one was rogue.
But don't we love a poll? Bet you David Seymour is loving the polls."
Quarantine Charging.
0/10.
"What a joke, what a bust, and what a farce. Say one thing, do another and bulldozed by the Greens.  
The ultimate committee po...
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Disappointment for the Greens as the latest poll has them on the cusp of missing out on a return to Parliament.
The party's dipped slightly in the 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, down one point to five percent support.
Co-leader James Shaw told Mike Hosking it would be disappointing if they weren't able to return.
"It would be a real loss to the country, as we are the party that's pushed faster for climate change awareness...
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US President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the November 3 presidential election.
The notion drew immediate pushback from Democrats and Republicans alike in a nation that has held itself up as a beacon to the world for its history of peaceful transfer of power.
Trump suggested the delay as he pushed unsubstantiated a...
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Salient lessons this week.
Sarah Dowie left Parliament in a verbal blaze of glory outlining the pitfalls, weaknesses, and sheer misery that the career can bestow upon you. At the same time William Wood, who is yet to experience that aforementioned trauma but wants to, got an early taste of what he might be in for.
Salient lesson number one is it appears a mugs game. You could probably toss in Paula Bennett's valedictory as well. ...
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