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.

00:02:16 2022-08-11
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.   Sam Uffindell: 6/10 "Because he should have front footed what he knew would be made public. But never deserved the vitriolic pile on...
00:01:58 2022-08-11
Is the biggest winner out of the Sam Uffindell drama the Government? Think of all the things they would have dreaded being talked about while we busied ourselves on the cock up that was essentially a two-fold mistake. Mistake one: the lack of up-front hon...
00:04:30 2022-08-11
Concerns from National, that we're still not doing more to attract skilled migrants. New figures from Stats NZ show New Zealand had a net migration loss of more than 11-thousand people in the year to June.It's the 16th consecutive month the country has re...
00:02:45 2022-08-11
There are nervous times ahead for the mining sector. The Green Party have had their bill to ban mining on conservation land and water pulled from the biscuit tin ballot in Parliament. This is essentially giving them the green light to go hard on the Gover...
00:03:27 2022-08-11
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made what could be the final big call of his tenure, handing the No 10 jersey to Richie Mo'unga for the second test against South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg this weekend. Foster is also gambling on two of his less...
00:03:56 2022-08-11
The Greens say the problems dogging Te Huia shouldn't stop us from expanding the regional rail network. The Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee is taking public submissions, as part of an inquiry into the country's passenger rail network. Newsta...
00:02:15 2022-08-11
A major change to social attitudes may be needed, to stem the current spate of youth crime. Two young people have been arrested, after at least 30 teenagers attacked a shop worker in Palmerston North. The owner of another store has told Newstalk ZB they'v...
00:03:17 2022-08-11
Expect a political fall-out, from a Labour MP's allegations of rampant bullying in Parliament. Hamilton West Labour MP Gaurav Sharma claims bullying has become commonplace. He's accusing the Prime Minister's Office, the Parliamentary Service, the party le...
00:02:55 2022-08-10
Changing university terms, to get more students into summer jobs, could be easier said than done. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has suggested moving the university year by six weeks so students are available to work during the main tourism season. Union of...
00:12:04 2022-08-10
It's fair to say Ross Taylor is one of New Zealand’s all time cricketing greats. He ended his career earlier this year as the all-time best run scorer across all formats - including Test, ODIs and T20s. That included the most centuries in international ...
00:02:14 2022-08-10
The principals have got what they wanted. A couple of weeks ago, they wrote to the Government about easing the NCEA requirements. They claimed students were getting depressed and everyone was at breaking point. And the Government has come to the party. 46...
00:03:52 2022-08-10
Marcus Lush is talking up his chances of becoming Invercargill's new mayor. The Newstalk ZB host and Invercargill City Councillor has confirmed he's running for the job Sir Tim Shadbolt has held since 1998. He told Mike Hosking he's not just there to make...
00:05:59 2022-08-10
Air New Zealand will cut its planned schedule and operate 1.5 per cent fewer seats than originally planned during the next six months. The airline says it is taking proactive measures to protect customers' travel plans as sickness continues to cause disru...
00:02:15 2022-08-10
A tourism leader says things are looking up for the sector, after years of travel restrictions. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has unveiled a new plan to strengthen the tourism and hospitality workforce for the upcoming tourism boom. It includes measures to...
00:03:57 2022-08-10
The Government is defending its latest NCEA changes. This year's NCEA students will receive an extra credit for every five earned through assessment, to support those affected by the Covid pandemic. National says lowering the bar is doing students a disse...
00:02:35 2022-08-10
Sam Uffindell's political future is looking increasingly uncertain. National has stood down the new Tauranga MP, following revelations about bullying at Auckland's Kings College and allegations of aggressive behaviour at Otago University. It's also emerge...
00:11:44 2022-08-09
Labour is insisting it would have handled the Sam Uffindell saga differently.The new National MP for Tauranga has been stood down while the party investigates new allegations about his behaviour at university, allegations which he denies. Uffindell had al...
00:02:14 2022-08-09
Despite Sam Uffindell's denials on this show yesterday that there was nothing else to disclose, turns out, at least in some people's minds, there is something else to disclose. But exactly what is the key and how out of control this gets is another major ...
00:02:37 2022-08-09
Cancer symptoms are more likely to be missed by GP’s during video consultations, a study by Oxford University suggests. Its research says that remote consultations can hinder doctors from noticing subtle clues that could point to serious illness. Dr Sam...
00:04:40 2022-08-09
The FBI's unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Me...
00:03:38 2022-08-09
There are encouraging signs that students are heading back to school across the country. New figures show daily attendance reached as high as 84-percent in the first week of Term Three, following lower attendance rates last term. Secondary Principals' Ass...
00:02:38 2022-08-09
The AA says higher fines for wealthier drivers won't necessarily lead to safer roads. Transport officials have been giving the Government advice on potential changes to the system of fines, which have mostly remained unaltered for two decades.Potential ch...
00:04:19 2022-08-09
The Police Minister says a new law change will give Police another tool to combat gun crime. The Firearms Prohibition Order Legislation Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament overnight. It means anyone with a serious conviction like murder, serio...
00:07:03 2022-08-09
Staff reporter and RNZ Under-fire National MP Sam Uffindell has been stood down from the party's caucus, pending an investigation into further "very concerning accusations" surrounding his past behaviour. In a statement late on Tuesday night, National Par...
00:02:46 2022-08-08
The Health Minister insists immigration rules aren't the reason nurses aren't coming here. Employment Ministry figures show only nine nurses on residency visas have arrived in the country since the criteria for the visas was expanded at the start of last ...
00:02:13 2022-08-08
I note the some of the media have reacquainted themselves with crime. The Government to their credit managed to quieten the whole mess down for a while by disposing of Poto Williams who, although spectacularly useless, was really just a sacrificial lamb t...
00:07:42 2022-08-08
National MP Sam Uffindell said there was a culture of "rough and tumble" when asked if he had been involved in any other incidents of bullying as a schoolboy. Aged 16 as a Year 11 student at King's College, Uffindell and three others jumped on the then 13...
00:12:32 2022-08-08
There's no doubt Bryan Brown is Australian acting royalty. He started his career back in the 1970s and has gone to have plenty of success at home and abroad. His credits include Cocktail, Along Came Polly, Australia and The Thorn Birds. Brown was inducted...
00:03:15 2022-08-07
The head of a major employer is welcoming National's "tailored approach" to getting young people into work. National's unveiled a new plan to get under-25s off the Jobseeker benefit.Under the plan, young beneficiaries would get a job coach and a financial...
00:04:50 2022-08-07
It was always going to be a tough ask for the All Blacks to beat the Springboks in South Africa. But it was the manner in which they were beaten that doesn't give much hope to fans. The All Blacks went down 26-10, but our only try came in the dying minute...