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Mike Hosking

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"Mike Hosking F*cking Loves The Warriors"

The Agenda

James McOnie joins ACC Head G Lane for another episode of The Agenda! This week Au revoir Womb Broom, they find an unsuspecting supporter of the Warriors, confirm what animals should be in the World XI, and Rest In Peace Roy. Also, Attendance Required takes an odd turn... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

20 May 2022

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FULL: Mike Hosking Reviewed Our New TV Show...

Jono & Ben - The Podcast

The harshest critic in the game spared us 5 minutes of his time to chat to us about our new TV show. We sent him a couple of episodes to watch, did he like it? Is it worth watching? Hear from the Hosk himself! We also spent a bit of time brainstorming a name for the new potential vaccination bus that'll go around giving people the jab. Australia have called theirs Jabba The Bus, but Jacinda reckons us Kiwis will be able to think of a better one, and we ALREADY HAVE! Finally, if your wedding invite list is full, can you start culling the plus ones, or the partners that you don't really know, in order to invite more friends!? Is this acceptable!?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 22mins

15 Sep 2021

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Show Highlights August 10 - The End Of An Era & Mike Hosking Infiltrates The Studio...

The Matt & Jerry Show

On today's show, the boys reflect on some of the best alcohol when growing up, Mike Hosking infiltrates the studio and Matt needs some advice on how to deal with strangers in Auckland CBD early in the morning...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 13mins

10 Aug 2021

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Podcast Intro July 7 - Mike Hosking's Cars (Feat. The Cast Of Taskmaster NZ)

The Matt & Jerry Show

On today's podcast intro the boys are joined by the cast ff Taskmaster NZ...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

6 Jul 2021

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Mike Hosking Leaders Breakfast: Jacinda Ardern

Vote 2020

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern joined Mike Hosking this morning for Newstalk ZB’s final Leaders Breakfast event of the 2020 election campaign.Ardern yesterday laid out her vision for 2030, but her party will need to be re-elected if she hopes to achieve those goals.Covid-19 response, Ihumātao, coalition partners, the economy and trade were all on the agenda in a wide-ranging, two hour interview.COALITION PARTNERSThe first section of the interview focused on Labour potential coalition partners and their main policies.Ardern said the Green Party's wealth tax was not Labour policy and it would not be part of any post-election negotiations. She said the major party forming a government should set the direction on tax policy."We have ruled it out. And I've done it multiple times."Ardern also said she had not had any negotiations with other parties about possible ministerial portfolios, saying it was presumptuous.Asked about any possible new taxes, Ardern said her party's "primary" proposals were a new top tax rate and a digital services tax.Hosking said the most popular question for Ardern from listeners was about Ihumātao.Ardern said just one person had raised it on the campaign trail.She blamed the impasse over Ihumātao on MMP, saying that NZ First leader Winston Peters had prevented any progress at the site.There was no secret deal, she said: "We have to find a way through."The historic site near the airport in South Auckland was occupied by protestors last year who opposed a proposed development. Construction has been put off until an agreement can be made between the Government, various groups within the iwi, and the construction company Fletchers.Ardern said her bottom line for the situation was that it could not "unravel" the Treaty process."Any gifting of land would be problematic in that regard."THE ECONOMYArdern was next asked how long the government could keep supporting the tourism industry if the borders were going to be closed for an extended period.She said the Government was backing strategic industries with one-off payments - such as Whale Watch in Kaikoura.Asked how she would describe New Zealand's economic position, she cited a Bloomberg article which described New Zealand as one of the most attractive places to do business."[We are] well placed relative to others and that matters," she said."We have an opportunity here - not just because we have an open economy - we have an opportunity around investment."FARMING AND FAIR PAYArdern said talk of an urban-rural divide came up every election and she did not believe it existed.The Opposition had tried to promote the idea that farmers hated her Government.She said Labour's approach to farming was adding value to an already valuable sector.Ardern confirmed that the Government would try to progress fair pay agreements if it was re-elected, having been unable to do so this term because of coalition wrangling.She said having sector-wide agreements were important to "avoid a race to the bottom".When a firm was contracting for security services, contracts often went to companies which had the lowest standards and conditions - and the Government wanted to change this.The agreements would not affect every workplace and were sector-specific, she said. There would be no strike action as a result of the agreements.PIKE RIVERArdern stood by the recovery mission at the Pike River coal mine, despite rising costs and no discovery of remains."We have always known that there might be a chance that we might not find human remains," she said.She said the Government owned it to the family to attempt a recovery. It would remove a question that had hung over families and the country for a decade, she said.GANGSArdern said the large rise in the number of gang members could be traced back to 2011, and was not a The main factor was Australia's deportation of criminal and gang members to New Zealand, she said.As well as increasing police numbe...

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8 Oct 2020

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Mike Hosking Leaders Breakfast: Jacinda Ardern

The Leaders Breakfast

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern joined Mike Hosking this morning for Newstalk ZB’s final Leaders Breakfast event of the 2020 election campaign.Ardern yesterday laid out her vision for 2030, but her party will need to be re-elected if she hopes to achieve those goals.Covid-19 response, Ihumātao, coalition partners, the economy and trade were all on the agenda in a wide-ranging, two hour interview.COALITION PARTNERSThe first section of the interview focused on Labour potential coalition partners and their main policies.Ardern said the Green Party's wealth tax was not Labour policy and it would not be part of any post-election negotiations. She said the major party forming a government should set the direction on tax policy."We have ruled it out. And I've done it multiple times."Ardern also said she had not had any negotiations with other parties about possible ministerial portfolios, saying it was presumptuous.Asked about any possible new taxes, Ardern said her party's "primary" proposals were a new top tax rate and a digital services tax.Hosking said the most popular question for Ardern from listeners was about Ihumātao.Ardern said just one person had raised it on the campaign trail.She blamed the impasse over Ihumātao on MMP, saying that NZ First leader Winston Peters had prevented any progress at the site.There was no secret deal, she said: "We have to find a way through."The historic site near the airport in South Auckland was occupied by protestors last year who opposed a proposed development. Construction has been put off until an agreement can be made between the Government, various groups within the iwi, and the construction company Fletchers.Ardern said her bottom line for the situation was that it could not "unravel" the Treaty process."Any gifting of land would be problematic in that regard."THE ECONOMYArdern was next asked how long the government could keep supporting the tourism industry if the borders were going to be closed for an extended period.She said the Government was backing strategic industries with one-off payments - such as Whale Watch in Kaikoura.Asked how she would describe New Zealand's economic position, she cited a Bloomberg article which described New Zealand as one of the most attractive places to do business."[We are] well placed relative to others and that matters," she said."We have an opportunity here - not just because we have an open economy - we have an opportunity around investment."FARMING AND FAIR PAYArdern said talk of an urban-rural divide came up every election and she did not believe it existed.The Opposition had tried to promote the idea that farmers hated her Government.She said Labour's approach to farming was adding value to an already valuable sector.Ardern confirmed that the Government would try to progress fair pay agreements if it was re-elected, having been unable to do so this term because of coalition wrangling.She said having sector-wide agreements were important to "avoid a race to the bottom".When a firm was contracting for security services, contracts often went to companies which had the lowest standards and conditions - and the Government wanted to change this.The agreements would not affect every workplace and were sector-specific, she said. There would be no strike action as a result of the agreements.PIKE RIVERArdern stood by the recovery mission at the Pike River coal mine, despite rising costs and no discovery of remains."We have always known that there might be a chance that we might not find human remains," she said.She said the Government owned it to the family to attempt a recovery. It would remove a question that had hung over families and the country for a decade, she said.GANGSArdern said the large rise in the number of gang members could be traced back to 2011, and was not a The main factor was Australia's deportation of criminal and gang members to New Zealand, she said.As well as increasing police numbe...

56mins

8 Oct 2020

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Mike Hosking Leaders Breakfast: Judith Collins

The Leaders Breakfast

National leader Judith Collins is being grilled on why her party should lead New Zealand through a pandemic and the economic fallout during the first of Newstalk ZB's Leaders Breakfasts today.Mike Hosking will put the questions to Collins over two hours, starting from 7am.Collins has used her extended interview to announce new policy - in the first 100 days of Government to launch an inquiry into Auckland Council - in particular council controlled organisations, including Auckland Transport and WaterCare."I have a particular beef with Auckland Transport, I just think it's destroyed the central city," said Collins, who criticised cycle lanes in her electorate and what she claimed was the organisation's desire to "make everything cycling or walking".She also denied politicising her faith, after being photographed praying in a church yesterday: "We just happened to be voting in a church....the minister said, would you like to pop in and have a prayer?...I didn't invite the media in."The National leader talked up the economic potential of oil and gas, saying "we have potential to be, basically, the North Sea in the south...there is enough there, according to the geologists...that's how places like Norway became so rich."Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will front next Monday, as she lays out her alternative vision for the country.Is Collins politicising her faith?The first question put to Collins by Hosking was whether she was politicising Christianity, after being photographed praying at St Thomas Church in Auckland yesterday, before casting an early vote.Collins said she wasn't, and had been a Christian all her life."We just happened to be voting in a church....the minister said, would you like to pop in and have a prayer?...I didn't invite the media in."Collins said she prayed for general guidance, rather than specifics. She prays once a day."It just happened to be that I was in a church...I was hardly going to turn it down."On the border, Collins said National would have strong protective measures in place, and the current government didn't appear confident in safeguards.Would Auckland be at level 1? "Obviously...the whole thing is getting to the stage where it just seems to be wallowing in Covid...it is causing immense hardship, economically and also stress level-wise for people."Collins indicated Auckland had been in level 2 for too long, and said Taiwan, for example, had managed much better without lockdowns.On Labour's announcement of wanting to look into supermarket and building supply prices, via market reviews done by the Commerce Commission, Collins said Labour had been talking about a supermarket inquiry for a long time.The National leader said Emma Mellow had a very good shot at winning in Auckland Central - "it is a three horse race...we have momentum".A "toxic" problem at Canterbury DHB, RMA reform and not being a "closed shop" to international studentsOn Canterbury DHB's huge deficits, Collins said the population in Canterbury had been underestimated in the past, and the whole situation was a "mess"."The DHB and the Ministry currently have an absolutely toxic work relationship."Both National and Labour have pledged to repeal and replace the Resource Management Act (RMA). Collins said it needed to be replaced by two pieces of legislation, one on planning and development, and another on environmental standards."There is an opportunity to cut through a lot of the red tape...it might upset a few really busy-body type people."Should the borders be more open to international students? Collins said they had to be, given the importance to the economy. National would work with the universities and accommodation providers, with quarantine processes checked by officials.We couldn't be a "closed shop"."$5.1b industry...it is the flow-on effect for all the out years where students don't come back here."National announces it would review Auckland CouncilCollins announced new policy - in the fi...

56mins

4 Oct 2020

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July 27 - We Want To Borrow Mike Hosking's Car, The A To Z Of New Zealand, The Worst Thing You've Had To Do In Your Job

Jono & Ben - The Podcast

Imagine being put in the African wilderness for 21 days with nothing but a machete and bow & arrow, WHILE BEING NAKED THE WHOLE TIME! We had Amber & Serena Shine on, who did just that, for the TV show Naked & Afraid. Ben also told a hilarious story about a Secret Santa present gone wrong. Enjoy the poddy!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

27 Jul 2020

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April 09 - Mike Hosking, Synchronised Answering, Iso-Legends

Jono & Ben - The Podcast

Where are you listening to us right now?NewstalkZB's Mike Hosking calls inOur new game Synchronised AnsweringWhat's that in your pocket Ben?Hollie Smith called inWe reward another Iso-LegendSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25mins

9 Apr 2020