The Mike Hosking Breakfast

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Erica Stanford: Education Minister says pre-Budget education announcement gives flavour where they're heading

The Education Minister says there needs to be more aspiring teachers training in the classroom.

The Government's made a pre-Budget announcement of $53 million to train and recruit 1500 teachers over four years.

It includes 1200 places for aspiring teachers to learn on the job and funding to recruit overseas.

Education Minister Erica Stanford told Mike Hosking she's also doing a bigger piece of work on initial teacher education...



Richard Arnold: US Correspondent on the rising death toll from the wild storms

Tornado season is off to a wild start in the American Midwest. 

Multiple towns in Iowa have been devastated by storms, the small town of Greenfield basically flattened overnight. 

At least 35 are injured and five dead. 

Across the border in Mexico, a political rally was hit by a freak wind, killing nine and injuring 54 when the stage collapsed...



Mark the Week: I reckon Adrian Orr is stuck

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. 


David MacLeod: 2/10 

Aaah paperwork aye? How to cock it up when you are barely out of the blocks. 


Shane Jones: 7/10 

Living his best life on the West Coast, bringing back life to the coast with mining. 


Adrian Orr: 4/10 

I reckon he is stuck...



Mike's Minute: Is AI really the future?

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, one industry seemingly not hit is that of the pollster. 

There are new numbers out this week on AI. 

AI is changing the world, upending the world, taking your job, re-organising your life... or it might do none of that. 

But according to PWC's first global AI jobs survey it will solve our productivity problem...



Pat Kenealy: Partner at Ridge Ventures on the growth of New Zealand's tech industry

New Zealand’s tech industry continues to grow. 

It’s the second fastest growing industry in the country, the tech industry being a quickly growing industry across the world. 

Pat Kenealy, former Global CEO of IDG and Partner at Ridge Ventures, is a venture capitalist...



Full Show Podcast: 24 May 2024

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Friday 24th of May, former Finance Minister Steven Joyce discussed the bullishness of the Government's speeches ahead of the Budget now that they have the money for tax cuts.   

Mike has found an unusual candidate for the Tauranga mayoralty in the form of Chudleigh Haggett. 

Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson Wrapped the Week and survey results for this number one show, and how Mike has tanked Kate's Early Edition...



Wrapping the Week with Tim Wilson and Kate Hawkesby: Cost of living, radio ratings, and the Greens

Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson joined Mike Hosking to go through the week that was. 

Today they discussed the radio survey results. Newstalk ZB and Mike Hosking are still on top, but Kate thinks Early Edition has dipped since Mike took over... 


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Matt Hobbs: Canterbury University Researcher on the prominence of vape stores in the community

Alarm bells continue to be raised over the high number of vape stores within the community. 

Canterbury University research shows there are far more specialist vape shops situated in our most deprived neighbourhoods than anywhere else. 

Researcher Matt Hobbs told Mike Hosking that 30% are also within 400-metres of a school, and just over 70% are within 800-metres. 

He says vape-stores are far more prominent than things like liquor stores and gambling venues...



Lesley Hoskin: Teaching Council CEO on the number of teachers who failed high school subjects

There’s a view it's not all teachers' fault for low pass rates in high school.  

New research has found a quarter of new primary school teachers failed maths and more than half failed science at NCEA Level One.  

More than half who pursued Level Two maths also failed. 

The Teaching Council's calling for more investment and widespread changes to how teachers are prepared for the classroom...



Steven Joyce: Former Finance Minister says there's unlikely to be complete satisfaction with the Budget

No one is likely to be completely satisfied with next week's Budget. 

The public sector cutbacks have been continuing in the past 24 hours, with MSD confirming it's now cutting more than 700 roles and DOC confirming it will have more than 120 fewer staff. 

Finance Minister Nicola Willis says more spending cuts will be necessary due to the ongoing structural deficit...