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The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is your #1 source for how to hack the film business and indie film world! The show is here to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. We wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders, creative legends, and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning Writer/Director Oliver Stone, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot), James V. Hart (writer Dracula, Hook), John August (Big Fish, A ...
 
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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It's coming home to roost a bit, isn't it? What we have learned this week, whether it be the construction company now in Britain looking to fill the jobs here that pay over $100,000, the university students that haven't come back despite the door being open, the manufacturers who told us the job queue is non-existent because reputation is an issue,…
 
National says it would have liked to see Auckland gang members arrested this morning. There was a spate of shootings across the city overnight, in Ōtara, Papatoetoe, Flat Bush, Papakura, Te Atatū, Mount Albert and Henderson. National's Mark Mitchell told Mike Hosking search warrants should have been executed this morning. “When we talk about seven …
 
A world-first remote-operated digger is entering Christ Church Cathedral today. It will undertake a clean-up, clearing out the debris, masonry and significant biohazard inside the nave. Project Director Keith Paterson told Mike Hosking the machine is being controlled by a driver standing in an operations centre outside the cathedral. He says the op…
 
An independent quality review of the national breast screening programme is underway. It's been commissioned by Interim Health New Zealand, and will whether the nationwide service continues to deliver strong and equitable outcomes. Chief Executive Margie Apa says it will have a strong focus on ensuring the needs of women, and particularly Māori wom…
 
Traffic management costs are raining on popular parades. Whau Local Board Member Jessica Rose says the thousands of dollars Auckland Transport charges could lead to the cancellation of Anzac Day and Santa parades. She told Mike Hosking she wants the costs justified. Rose says the issue is being raised at a board meeting - and she wants to know if t…
 
Prepare for interest rates to keep rising. The Reserve Bank is expected to raise the Official Cash Rate by another 50 basis points today, to counter rising inflation. That would take the OCR from 1.5 to 2.0 per cent -it's highest point in six years. Kiwibank Chief Economist Jarrod Kerr told Mike Hosking the central bank is likely to continue with 2…
 
Change could be coming to the rules around New Zealand's elections. Justice Minister Kris Faafoi's announced a review of the electoral law that will include discussing the voting age. The independent panel will also assess other election rules - with changes planned before next year's election. The independent panel chair Deborah Hart told Mike Hos…
 
A concern our Foreign Affairs Minister isn't doing her job properly. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has had no direct contract with the New Zealand ambassador or our embassy in Russia during the Ukraine crisis. She says such talks are usually headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Neither has Mahuta made contact with New Zeala…
 
Prior to that, Dan directed the award-winning, critically-acclaimed feature Bernard and Huey, scripted by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer, and starring Oscar-winner Jim Rash and David Koechner which screened in over 30 film festivals on 5 continents, had a nationwide US theatrical release, and sold to over 49 countries. Dan is the author of the…
 
The almost universal review card of the Prime Minister's much-hyped first trade trip was that it ended up light on detail. It was to Singapore and Japan, where we got a visa adjustment that allowed 300 instead of 200 people with certain skills into the country. Whether any of them come is another matter, of course, as raised by the Employers and Ma…
 
Brendon Hartley, formerly of Formula 1 and now competing in the World Endurance Championship, is about to head to Europe for the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans. Hartley is no stranger to the race, having taken the title in 2017 and 2020 as well as a runner-up placing in 2021. Brendon Hartley joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
Plant-based milk is skyrocketing in popularity, and looks set to overtake cow's milk in Australian cafes. Oat milk is top of the list, rising from 0.2 percent to 20 percent of the plant based milk market, and still climbing. Otis Oat Milk co-founder Chris Wilkie told Mike Hosking says in New Zealand it started out in cafes, but it's now the fastest…
 
Star player Chanel Harris-Tavita is the latest to step away from the Warriors. Prop Matt Lodge cut ties with the club last week, while Harris-Tavita will see out the season before taking some time away from the game. Questions have been raised as to whether this another indication of trouble within the club, and what can be done about the culture. …
 
A six month safety camera trial that detects mobile phone usage starts in Auckland today. Three cameras have been installed - two on a State Highway, and one on a local road. They capture all vehicles and detect drivers whose hands aren't on the steering wheel and might be using a mobile. Because there's no police involvement drivers won’t be getti…
 
Seismic global events have left the milk market on shaky ground. Rabobank's latest Dairy Seasonal Outlook forecasts a farmgate milk price of $9 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2022 to 2023 dairy season. But it says farmers need to control costs and manage their risks, thanks to an uncertain outlook. Senior agricultural analyst Emma Higgins says…
 
Former Defence Minister Ron Mark says New Zealand's been late to the party in helping Ukraine. We're sending a further 30 defence personnel to the UK, to train Ukrainian forces on a specific type of light gun. Ron Mark has been on the ground in Ukraine and says despite the odds the people have an iron will. He told Mike Hosking the international co…
 
It's still too soon to tell how many international students will come here to study. Fewer than 10 percent of five thousand spaces set aside for them have been filled. Immigration New Zealand has told our newsroom 431 visas have been approved. Otago University International Director Jason Cushen says told Mike Hosking he's not surprised by the numb…
 
The saving grace, they say, as we plummet towards who knows where economically, is that we all have jobs. Growth might be slow or non-existent, the cost of living may well be going through the roof, the debt may be piling up, and the mood may be sour, but we all have jobs. It's a global phenomenon. As bad as it is, or might yet be, we are in work. …
 
After three solid rounds at the PGA Championship, Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox went backwards in the final round to slip outside the top 50 in his opening major of the year. Following three even par rounds of 70, Fox went into the final round in a share of 23rd place but a seven-over 77 saw him drift down the leaderboard at Southern Hills. Fox had two boge…
 
Monkeypox cases may fizzle out, as they have in the past. The virus, which is endemic in parts of Africa, has been detected in at least 14 other countries including the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. It spreads through skin-to-skin contact, but isn't as contagious as the likes of Covid-19. Otago University Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause t…
 
A nationwide emergency mobile test has been deemed a success. Millions of mobile phones across the country buzzed loudly after receiving an alert last night National Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Anthony Frith told Mike Hosking the alert was successfully transmitted to every part of New Zealand that has cellphone reception. He says a rep…
 
We live in hope. This from former Prime Minister Helen Clark on whether there'll be any change to the 501 deportation policy, with the arrival of a new Australian Prime Minister. Anthony Albanese will be sworn in today. Clark told Mike Hosking the 501 policy is pretty tough on people who've effectively lived their whole lives in Australia. She says…
 
Fears New Zealand's cost of living crisis is stopping international skilled workers from joining our job market. A survey by Beyond Recruitment has found about 66 percent of businesses say it's harder to keep staff than last year, and 55 percent notice a rise in employees changing jobs It comes after Seek data, released last week, shows some salari…
 
The Prime Minister leaves this evening on a trade trip to the United States. Jacinda Ardern will travel to multiple cities, meet with politicians and tech executives and appear on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She'll also deliver the Harvard commencement speech. NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small says hopefully a White House visit c…
 
Votes in the Australian election are continuing to be counted, with Anthony Albanese set to be sworn in as Prime Minister today. As things stand, Labor's one seat short and needs 76 to form a majority government. Australian Correspondent Murray Olds told Mike Hosking the Coalition has 57 seats, with the moderate wing of the Liberal Party in the inn…
 
I want Scott Morrison to win tomorrow, because I am a big believer in reward for effort. It’s a funny thing, human nature. Australians are down in the dumps at the moment, and it’s similar to here. Confidence is low and cost of living is an issue. We are way worse off than them but they don't care, that's why the brain drain isn't coming our way. W…
 
At the end of each week, Mike takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all. The Queen: 9/10 "Nowhere to be seen for weeks, not at the opening of Parliament, and then bang. Horse show, Jubilee event, got given a horse by the president of Azerbaijan. "Looking sprightly well and happy, almost as though it was part o…
 
The Aussies go to the polls tomorrow and a veteran Australian broadcaster says Scott Morrison is sunk. Alan Jones told the Daily Mail Morrison is a handbrake and has no hope. He was the only commentator to correctly tip Morrison as the winner in the last election against Bill Shorten. This time, Alan says it's Albanese’s game. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
After extensive pressure on drug-buying agency Pharmac, and a major review of its operations, Budget 2022 has provided a big cash injection. Pharmac's medicines budget has received its biggest boost in history with $191 million allocated over two years to make more medicines and other health treatments available. Health Minister Andrew Little said …
 
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is defending his cost-of-living Budget package from criticism it is too short-term and narrow, saying long-term or widespread relief would only stoke inflation further. Robertson delivered his fifth Budget yesterday – the first since 2020 in which Covid-19 was not the dominant feature but which addressed one of the …
 
There are concerns there's a risk we become a mouse on an exercise wheel. One of the key parts of the Budget is a billion dollar cost-of-living package, which includes $350 dollars for people who earn less than $70, 000 per year, and don't get the Winter Energy Payment. Economist Cameron Bagrie told Mike Hosking as inflation goes up, and if we star…
 
Courtney Lauren Penn co-founded and runs the multi-faceted production company Renegade Entertainment with her co-founder Thomas Jane. Courtney oversees content: producing film, series and hybrid new media projects alongside Jane. Renegade is a pioneering outfit that has been among the most active production labels since launching in late 2019. The …
 
There was some sobering economic reality at my place yesterday. My street had a truck vacuum in it, sucking all the crap out of the drains, so there was the obligatory 800 metres of cones and two stop go people. Stop/go people have had a 28 percent wage rise on average this past year. I know this because I told you yesterday - the Seek job ad numbe…
 
Phoenix Foundation are back, sort of. To honour the 40th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel's concert in Central Park, artists Sam Scott and Luke Buda will be performing a tribute alongside other Kiwi names at Auckland's Civic Theatre. Sam and Luke joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
Spain has approved plans to become the first European country to introduce unlimited paid menstrual leave in the workplace. The draft law lets women suffering severe period pain take time off as long as they can provide a doctor's note. Questions have been asked as to whether we should introduce the same in New Zealand. Danika Revell is co-founder …
 
The fishing industry could be washed up within weeks over spiralling fuel prices. There are suggestions that seeing as the trucking industry gets the benefit of the fuel cut, so should the fisheries. Craig Boote is the Managing Director of Westfleet Seafoods and wants all fuel users to be treated the same. Boote joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVE…
 
A former police officer believes a lack of action in reporting gang-related shootings may be an act of pragmatism. There are concerns over a sense of apathy around shootings, after multiple people heard gunshots in Wairoa - but didn't report them to police. Chester Borrows was chair of the Justice Advisory Group while an MP. The former cop told Mik…
 
The Government is being urged to invest in health staff, medicine and dental care in today's Budget. What it plans to spend billions on will be made public at two this afternoon. Immediate Past President of the College of Emergency Medicine, Dr John Bonning told Mike Hosking he wants to see emphasis on acute care. “We need more beds and nurses, acc…
 
Hopes the poor will get a look in in today's Budget. Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge says low income earners are being unfairly hit by the cost of living. He's particularly concerned by the rising cost of food. Edridge told Mike Hosking the Government can't rest on its laurels. “We’re still seeing people, in fact, we’re seeing people worse…
 
Obviously there has been a fair bit of feedback to yesterday's James Shaw Special on this show, in which he appeared to not know a lot about what had been announced in his specialist area. The overall reaction sums it up, a plan to make a lot of plans Someone else said it might be significant, but then it might be nothing. Hard core campaigners fum…
 
Hutt Valley DHB expects some anxiety among patients after the hospital’s main building was deemed earthquake-prone. The Heretaunga Block, holding almost 80 percent of the facility's beds, is only 15 per cent earthquake safe. The news has also put on hold multi-million dollar plans to upgrade maternity services. But DHB member Prue Lamason told Mike…
 
Promises have come from this country's telcos that they're cleaning up their act. The sector received a telling off from the Commerce Commission last year for confusing customers with their marketing. Now the sector has new codes of conduct which include the customer being able to walk away from a service without penalty if it "materially fails to …
 
A suggestion the ram raid spate may be an attempt by kids to gain street cred. Just this week there have been multiple ramraids in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. One attack on a petrol station was done with a stolen digger in Lower Hutt's Wainuiomata. The Graeme Dingle Foundation says crimes like these are often done to gain respect from ot…
 
Disinformation is festering during the Covid pandemic - because we aren't breaking our ideological bubbles. New Auckland University analysis of tens of millions of social media posts and videos, has found February's protest at Parliament sparked a "tectonic shift" in the spread of disinformation. It included racist and violent disinformation, and R…
 
Staffing shortages are causing headaches for Auckland firefighters. The Professional Firefighters Union says last weekend there were 23 gaps in coverage for the Auckland region. The union's Auckland secretary, Martin Campbell told Mike Hosking it's not a new problem. He says there's been a lack of planning for hiring career firefighters in the past…
 
Vaccine fatigue is thought to be the reason for a slow uptake in this year's flu jab roll out. Ministry of Health figures show 736,000 vaccines have been administered so far - fewer than 15 percent of the population. Only one in five people are eligible for a free flu jab. General Practice New Zealand Chair Jeff Lowe told Mike Hosking it's just as …
 
Marta Kauffman is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television writer, producer and showrunner behind the hit series Friends and Grace & Frankie. After graduating from Brandeis University, Kauffman got her big break alongside David Crane when their pilots Dream On (1990) and The Powers That Be (1992) were greenlit. The pair then launched Bright/Kau…
 
Whether The Warehouse dip their toes back into the supermarket game properly may well be an insight into the reality of the supermarket game in this country. And whether or not the Commerce Commission was ever really needed to provide the report they did into the sector. There was much upset from those who believed we are getting ripped off when th…
 
Liam Lawson and Marcus Armstrong have been flying the New Zealand flag high in Formula Two this season, with Lawson fourth and Armstrong seventh after four races. The pair joined Mike Hosking to give an update on the season so far and what the future holds. LISTEN ABOVEBy Newstalk ZB
 
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