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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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Today’s guest on the Expat Money Show is Laszlo Kiss. Founder, owner and managing director of Discus Holdings Ltd., a group of companies that provides investment migration, corporate, financial and tax planning services. Discus, based in Malta and founded in 2013, has won concessions in recent years, including ones for the Hungarian residency bond …
 
If the fees free at university didn’t work, what do you reckon is going to happen to the new procurement rules? The government spends $42 billion a year buying stuff. It's 138 departments spend a lot of money, buying a lot of stuff. That's called procurement. First issue, I would have thought is do we really need 138 departments? As an exercise I d…
 
President Donald Trump is infusing deliberations over his coming nomination of a new Supreme Court justice with political meaning as he aims to maximize the benefit before Nov. 3 and even secure an electoral backstop should the result be contested. Even before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last week, the president had tried to use likelihood …
 
Concerns are being raised around why community pharmacies haven't seen a cent of the Government’s $18 million financial support package. The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand is calling for urgent action to support under-pressure pharmacies struggling to cope with the high cost of responding to Covid-19. Chief Executive Andrew Gaudin says it's unfair m…
 
The cricket world has been left reeling after the shock and sudden death of Australian legend Dean Jones. Jones was only 59 when he passed away in Mumbai with the news of his death sending shockwaves across the globe. The Australian cricket legend was in India working in the commentary booth for the IPL when it is believed he suffered a sudden hear…
 
The push to crack down on hate speech is being driven by religious groups. Labour's pledging to strengthen laws around religious discrimination, if re-elected next month. Justice Minister Andrew Little told Mike Hosking after the mosque shootings, some groups have shared their experiences, and how they've been affected. "Here's what we hear calling…
 
President Donald Trump's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. "The President says crazy st…
 
The opposition is calling on Labour to explain how much its policies will ultimately cost the country. National's Economic Development spokesman Todd McClay says the total cost of them could be as much as $2.8 billion a year for businesses. Labour has committed to lifting minimum wage, increasing sick leave requirements and creating another public …
 
So was the debate a hit? Yes and no: the ratings tell a story. The numbers were good but not great. 1.1 million tuned in Tuesday night vs 1.3 million compared to three years ago. A key here is that’s the total number - 1.1 million, the number of people that watched at least one minute, which if you’re one of the participants is not what you want So…
 
The Reserve Bank has kept its official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 0.25 per cent and has left its bond buying cap at $100 billion, but said it would look at offering cheaper funding for the banks towards the end of the year. The central bank , in its latest monetary policy report, largely kept to the script expected of it from the market, aside fr…
 
The British government has defended its strategy for combating a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop coronavirus from spreading exponentially. Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the new rules — including a 10 p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants, increased use of face masks an…
 
New data highlights the hidden costs of lockdown for hospital patients needing non-urgent care. Data from the District Health Board, shows thousands of patients are waiting longer than the expected four months for specialist treatment, with Auckland hospitals straining to catch up. Last year, the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists reported…
 
The global Covid 19 pandemic could be about to worsen, and so could the resulting recession. Sweden is trying to stem another potential outbreak in its capital Stockholm. It has followed a policy of not imposing hard lockdowns like most other countries, with a goal of creating herd immunity. Other countries are again introducing, or considering, to…
 
Italians voted to reduce the number of national lawmakers by a third, near-final results showed, as voters turned out in droves to cast ballots despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls. Even though the constitutional referendum to cut the size of parliament had cross-party support, the ruling 5-Star Movement claime…
 
A downward trend in the number of Kiwis using the NZ Covid Tracer app has prompted a fresh appeal for people to keep doing their bit against Covid-19. Dr Andrew Chen, a researcher at University of Auckland-based Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, has been observing daily numbers of QR code scans over the latest outbreak. The day Auckland's co…
 
No excuses for Jetstar cancelling flights without offering a refund. The airline cancelled domestic flights just three days after listing them, offering to book customers on other flights, or offer credit. It pointed to covid restrictions being the cause, but restrictions hadn't changed between when the flights went on sale, and when they were canc…
 
Judith Collins has fired another shot at Jacinda Ardern over border restrictions. The country's largest strawberry producer is calling for the Government to allow overseas pickers in to fill shortages. It currently doesn't have the workers needed for next month's season. The National party leader told Mike Hosking we need to learn to understand tha…
 
You've got to hand it to Jacinda Ardern. Having been spanked in the debate, such is the life of a politician in a campaign, you got to get out of bed the next morning and carry on like it never happened. The irony being this day saw her down on the farm. If there was a single comment on the debate that sunk her, it was the condescending nonsense sh…
 
There is hope that a precedent-setting Canterbury Earthquake court case will teach the public not to trust what they're being told by insurers. The Crown's announced it won't appeal a court decision - ordering state-owned insurer Southern Response to pay out a Christchurch couple. Earlier this month the Court of Appeal found the agency deceived Kar…
 
The events and music industries are doing it tough right now, with shows being cancelled and events hamstrung because of gathering numbers. Now, a 19-year-old music student has decided to take matters into her own hands. Tayla Alexander has launched the Tayla Made Foundation with Perpetual Guardian and Givealittle, with the first phase all about gi…
 
Despite failures in his government's response to Covid-19, the majority of Victorians say Dan Andrews has handled the crisis well. The Australian's Newspoll shows 62 per cent of Victorian voters agree the Premier has handled the health crisis well despite failures in hotel quarantine causing much of the state's Covid-19 cases. Separately, 61 per ce…
 
Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has announced a reprieve for 11,000 foreigners with expiring working holiday visas, who will be able to stay and work in horticulture and wine growing jobs. A Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) visa will be automatically given to those with working holiday visas that expire between November 1, 2020, and March 3…
 
The two women vying for the nation’s top job at next month’s general election faced off in a sometime fiery televised leaders debate. Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins traded blows over the country’s Covid-19 response. They also locked horns on pressing issues like New Zealand’s ballooning debt, housing, …
 
Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confiden…
 
All foreign aircrews will have to complete their layovers in New Zealand in managed isolation as part of a new policy to keep the borders tight. "That's a new development," director general of health Ashley Bloomfield told the Herald this morning. "There's been a lot of work with the airline industry to see what we could do to further strengthen th…
 
So, first rule of polls is don’t take them all that seriously. We have never lived in an age in which polls are more all over the place. It's a snapshot in time, and little else. So, let's take last night's numbers and see what Newshub says next week, then watch the trend as we get closer to the actual polling day. But what we can see, is pretty mu…
 
The real test of last night's debate in a way ties in with last nights poll, how many people are engaged. The poll still has 14% undecided, so as we said, still plenty to play for. But as to last night's debate, how many watched? Because in that number is the clue and the key. Last time, 3 years ago, it was Ardern and English and 1.3 million turned…
 
Another poll, and the first of the televised leaders' debates. The National leader and Labour's Jacinda Ardern went head-to-head on a raft of issues - in the first televised leaders debate of the election campaign. Former Labour and United Future politician Peter Dunne told Mike Hosking while there were no winners - Collins certainly didn't lose. "…
 
This is the story of Sealand, a micronation established on an abandoned WWII fort in international waters, seven miles off the shores of Britain! Roy Bates, the visionary Prince of Sealand, and his 'micro Royal Family’ declared the Principality of Sealand in 1967. The founding of this country was marked by the raising of a newly designed flag, a de…
 
There is something amiss about the tourism funding help. Millions more got announced yesterday. Some make sense, some don’t. But what we already know is from day one this thing has had trouble. The initial grants to the likes of AJ Hackett caused upset and surprise, as we went down that old track of, if you happen to be perceived to be rich, should…
 
Bic Runga is a name synonymous with Kiwi music. Her debut album back in 1997 was a hit, and has been certified seven times platinum. She's gone on to receive 20 New Zealand music awards, has been inducted into the New Zealand music hall of fame, and was given the Order of Merit back in 2006. And now she's back on the road with a new nationwide tour…
 
Support for National's plan to make the tech sector bigger than dairy. The policy includes creating 100,000 jobs, increasing tech exports to $16 billion dollars per annum, creating tech visas and scholarships, and introducing a Minister for Technology. It is pledging to do this by ensuring 90 per cent of households have uncapped ultra-fast broadban…
 
In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors that he ended up beating, not even race organizers were sure they would…
 
British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new lockdown restrictions to curb a surging wave of new coronavirus infections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce the new measures Tuesday, a day after the U.K.'s chief medical officers raised the nation’s COVID-19 alert …
 
A deal on a Covid-19 vaccine is being seen as one of the many things New Zealand has to do. The Government's signed a $27 million dollar agreement with Covax Facility. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the money for the COVAX Facility will allow us to buy a successful vaccine from a range of candidates. She says it will cover half the vaccination …
 
Beloved American TV show host turned TV villain Ellen DeGeneres has debuted the latest season of her controversial talk show with a bang. Ahead of the show's season 18 premiere overnight, the 62-year-old's opening monologue was posted on social media before the full episode's syndicated broadcast. It was simply titled: "Today we're starting a new c…
 
Experts doubt tonight's Ardern versus Collins match-up will shake up the polls much. The election campaign's first leaders debate will be on TVNZ at 7pm. Auckland University politics lecturer Lara Greaves told Kate Hawkesby it's usually only around ten percent of voters who make up their minds this late in the campaign. "Labour has been doing so we…
 
Does Auckland feel like one of the world's most liveable cities? The trick to understanding the human condition is to realise until it affects you, you don’t really care. You can offer a bit of sympathy, a shoulder to cry on, a few wise words of advice, but until it's up in your grill ruining your day, it's not really your problem. That's how elect…
 
Jacinda Ardern and radio host Mike Hosking have gone head to head on New Zealand's Covid response, with the Prime Minister insisting our recovery is on track to be better than Australia's. Despite New Zealand's GDP falling 12 per cent compared to Australia's 7 per cent in the most recent June quarter, Ardern said New Zealand's debt and unemployment…
 
A couple of interesting things to come out of the weekend’s poll on the Auckland central electorate. The first, the slightly less interesting bit is 20 percent are undecided. That means the final race will be tighter than it currently is. The high undecided number is because the incumbent Nikki Kaye is going and people will be working out whether h…
 
Andrew Saville and Guy Heveldt join Mike Hosking for this weeks Commentary Box looking at the Tour de France, the Ranfurly Shield and why Brendon Hartly winning Le Mans barely gets any coverage. One of the greatest races in motor racing yet hardly any coverage from our mainstream media. Hosking asks his sporting chums "What other individual sport h…
 
International yachties won't be able to seek shelter in New Zealand during cyclone season. Up to 250 boats are seeking a safe harbour.Ocean Cruising Club roving Rear Commodore Guy Chester told Mike Hosdkingthey understood two weeks ago that seasonal conditions would be taken into account. They've since been told refuge from the South Pacific cyclon…
 
High hopes for Auckland as the Prime Minister reveals if the country's Alert Levels will move today. Auckland is sitting at Level 2.5, with the rest of the country at Level Two. Auckland Business Chamber chief executive Michael Barnett told Mike Hosking the city should go to a level that starts with one - even if it's one and a bit. "There might be…
 
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