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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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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.

    Mike's Minute: This week gives me hope

    Mike's Minute: This week gives me hope

    The Government has had a pretty good week.

    The nine public service targets make sense. They give us a purpose and an idea of direction and, importantly, they come with markers and reports that tell us where we are.

    The truancy plan is more common sense. I'm not convinced it's quite the answer, all the lights and fines. But an increased focus on what is a shameful embarrassment and crisis needs all the help it can get.

    Winston Peters has had a good week. Say whatever you want about Nazi Germany or the Ku Klux Klan clan, when Peters is on the world stage he is a solid, if not a class ac. He represents us well, is connected, serious and reminds us what a monumental load of nonsense Nanaia Mahuta and her appointment was.

    Probably most importantly in the big picture is the advisory group for fast tracking infrastructure.

    These are not household names but names from business who will help the Government potentially pull off one of the most critical jobs they have - getting this country moving through actually getting major stuff done.

    Fast tracking is the only answer, in terms of infrastructure, to a process that virtually everyone agrees has become captured, and by being captured, has failed us all.

    The usual hand wringers worried about the power of ministers to make too bold a decision. There's not enough consultation and democracy, they said. These are the very people who should look at themselves long and hard in the mirror and realise it is their obsession with stalling everything through courts and lawyers and tribunals and protests that has led to so little actually getting done and us being, as a country, in the precarious state we are.

    Also this week was the Prime Minister's unrelenting message around getting this place off its knees.

    The greatest lesson of all over the past six years is just how easy it has been to lose momentum and to watch laziness and procrastination and excuse fill the void. Once true leadership got replaced with vacuous thought bubbles and nonsensical virtue signalling.

    Trust, success, dedication and runs on the board are hard to get and easy to lose.

    So the battle is on. We need more weeks like this, more decisions like this and more attitude like this.

    This week gives me real hope.
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    Portia Woodman-Wickliffe: Rugby Commentator on the Women's Super Rugby Aupiki final being streamed on TikTok

    Portia Woodman-Wickliffe: Rugby Commentator on the Women's Super Rugby Aupiki final being streamed on TikTok

    Forget switching on the TV, this weekend TikTok will have your rugby fix. 

    The Women’s Super Rugby Aupiki Final is kicking off this Saturday and due to a partnership between 2Degrees, Sky, and Tiktok, the social media app will be broadcasting it live. 

    The game between the Blues and Chiefs Manawa will be shot vertically by Sky and have its own presenters and commentary team. 

    Portia Woodman-Wickliffe, one of the commentators for the game, told Mike Hosking that it’s set up an amazing opportunity for rugby and women’s rugby to be accessible across not only New Zealand, but the entire world.  

    She said that if they can get the big dogs doing this sort of stuff, it will be an amazing development for the sport. 

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    Dr Nina Hood: Education Hub Founder on the study showing the cognitive benefits of online learning

    Dr Nina Hood: Education Hub Founder on the study showing the cognitive benefits of online learning

    With all the issues stemming from online learning, research has found a benefit. 

    Charles Darwin University has found that online learning can increase a student’s short and long-term memory by improving their cognitive capability. 

    They surveyed 482 students studying an accountancy degree between 2020 and 2021, and found students faced difficulties learning, overwhelming students and increasing their cognitive load. 

    Dr Nina Hood, founder of the Education Hub, told Mike Hosking that the situation isn’t cut and dry, and there are a few reasons to be sceptical about this study. 

    She said that while there definitely are benefits to online learning, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be the same quality as in person learning, and it also depends on the subject being taught. 

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    Full Show Podcast: 12 April 2024

    Full Show Podcast: 12 April 2024

    On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Friday 12th of April we looked at Winston Peter's bi-lateral meeting with the U.S' Anthony Blinken and got a university professor’s opinion on what we should do with puberty blockers following the UK’s report. 

    How well have the Government performed this week? What about the media? Mike marked the week. 

    Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson wrapped the week and tried to stop Mike from telling stories he shouldn't. 

    Get the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast every weekday morning on iHeartRadio, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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    Wrapping the Week with Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson: Tim's Nelson holiday, the Country's 30th anniversary, Scrabble going woke, and Vampire Weekend

    Wrapping the Week with Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson: Tim's Nelson holiday, the Country's 30th anniversary, Scrabble going woke, and Vampire Weekend

    Tim Wilson and Kate Hawkesby are back to help Mike Hosking wrap the week that was and stop him from telling stories he shouldn’t. 

    They cover Tim’s holiday in Nelson, The Country’s 30th anniversary, Scrabble going ‘woke’ and the popularity of Vampire Weekend. 

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    Mark the Week: Winston Peters looks good on the international stage

    Mark the Week: Winston Peters looks good on the international stage

    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 eclipse: 8/10 

    For no other reason than it seems to get people fizzing …despite the fact i cant for the life of me work out why you would travel miles and spend thousands to do it 

     

    The Climate Commission: 4/10 

    Worthy but wacky, we will not be banning petrol cars by 2040. Saying weird stuff doesn’t help, but watch them as 2050 gets closer. 

     

    The media: 2/10 

    Tough week. 

     

    Job losses: 4/10 

    No fun for anyone but it's what you get when a previous Government spends what they don’t have and creates jobs that don’t really exist. 

     

    Winston Peters: 6/10 

    Looks good on the international stage. He looks experienced and serious, which is a different league to our last representative. 

     

    Immigration: 7/10 

    Not a moment too soon. No one loves more people than me, but they've got to be the right people who can do more than just cook stir fry or make flat whites. 

     

    Britain's transgender report: 8/10 

    Hopefully the turning of a dangerously progressive tide where madness and vibes trump common sense and facts and, ultimately, cause untold damage. 

     

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