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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.

The Mike Hosking Breakfast Newstalk ZB

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    • 3.8 • 354 Ratings

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.

    Judith Collins: Defence Minister on NZ tourists stuck in New Caledonia

    Judith Collins: Defence Minister on NZ tourists stuck in New Caledonia

    There’s still no word on when Defence Force aircraft will be sent to retrieve tourists stuck in New Caledonia. 

    Commercial flights remain cancelled due to the unrest in Noumea; 231 Kiwis are registered as being there. 

    Defence Minister Judith Collins told Mike Hosking “The issue is that Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has to work with the French government.” 

    Collins said “Stay in your own home, don’t go out unnecessarily and understand that help is coming.” 

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    • 4 min
    Steve Price: Australia Correspondent on Melbourne CBD Protests

    Steve Price: Australia Correspondent on Melbourne CBD Protests

    Six people have been arrested after pro-Israel and pro-Palestine demonstrators clashed in Melbourne's CBD on Sunday afternoon. 

    After a week of Melbourne-wide protests – Police confirmed around 7,000 people were in attendance.  

    This follows a pro-Palestinian demonstration that stormed a Labor Party conference on Saturday. 

    Australia Correspondent Steve Price told Mike Hosking “The Premier and Deputy Premier had to be locked in a conference room.” 

    Price said “The Premier has stated ‘this is a federal problem, not a state problem. Australia must speak with one voice on the world stage.” 

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    • 7 min
    Troy Churton: Orakei board member on McDonalds debate

    Troy Churton: Orakei board member on McDonalds debate

    McDonalds is expected to face more community opposition as it launches a second bid to build a restaurant in Auckland's Orakei.  

    A previous application to build on Kepa Road was withdrawn,  after community concerns around traffic, anti-social behaviour and litter. 

    Orakei board member Troy Churton told Mike Hosking “the community’s said they don’t want a proliferation of fast food businesses in Orakei.” 

    Churton says “There is a degree of brand ill-will against McDonalds.” 

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    • 1 min
    Chlöe Swarbrick: Greens co-leader on Darleen Tana investigation legal costs

    Chlöe Swarbrick: Greens co-leader on Darleen Tana investigation legal costs

    The Green Party is tight-lipped on the cost of an investigation into suspended MP Darleen Tana. 

    The MP has been stood down since March 14, while an investigation takes place into her involvement into allegations of migrant exploitation at her husband's business. 

    Green Party co-leader Chlöe Swarbrick told Mike Hosking “Every political party has funding that they can use at their discretion.” 

    Swarbrick said “Obviously we would prefer that we weren't doing this investigation” 

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    • 8 min
    Mahe Drysalde: Olympian and mayoral candidate on his vision for Tauranga

    Mahe Drysalde: Olympian and mayoral candidate on his vision for Tauranga

    The two-time Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale is hoping to deliver a prosperous "post-commissioner" future for Tauranga. 

    The Olympian has put his name in the ring for the election on July 20, with nominations closing on Friday. 

    Mahe Drysdale told Mike Hosking “I’m pretty central – I just want what’s best for the country.” 

    Drysdale said “I will form an opinion of what the community wants - I'm very focused on making Tauranga New Zealand's best small city.” 

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    • 3 min
    Richard Arnold: US Correspondent on Iran President helicopter crash

    Richard Arnold: US Correspondent on Iran President helicopter crash

    Thick fog and limited daylight is hampering efforts to find Iran's president, Ebrahim Raisi and other officials.

    The convoy of three helicopters was on its way back to Tehran, and one was forced to make a "hard landing" due to the bad weather and fog near the border with Azerbaijan.

    US Correspondent Richard Arnold told Mike Hosking “They still haven't found the crash site.” 

    Arnold said “Raisi is known as the ‘Butcher of Tehran’, he brought in the execution of thousands of political dissidents in the late 80s.” 

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

findyloma ,

The advert breakfast show

Like the live broadcast, it’s little tiny bits of Mike slotted into a constant stream of ad spots. Really appreciate the content and Mike’s ability to use facts to expose what’s going on. I simply pop over to RNZ for 3 or 4 minutes whenever the ad segments start.

avoman157 ,

Finally

At last the media team have got their act together, and produced the full show as a podcast! I have been waiting for this to arrive for years, it was just such an obvious thing to do and should have been done right from the start. Now we just need the weekly roundup to appear as a full podcast and my life is complete. The chemistry between the three is just awesome, and I love it when Katie gives Mike a jab or two.

Bill88888244 ,

The Hosk

Glad there is one media personality who actually represents their viewers. Not just pedalling identity politics.

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