The Mike Hosking Breakfast

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Andrew Bayly: Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister says they want to make loans accessible to people who need them

The Government wants to make loans more accessible to people who need them.

It's revoking 11 pages of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act introduced by the last Government.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly says vulnerable New Zealanders are being driven to gangs and loan sharks because the process takes far too long...



Richard Arnold: US Correspondent on the progression of Donald Trump's criminal trial

The Trump-trial saga continues, and the former US President has been spotted dozing in court again.  

Donald Trump is the first president in US history to face multiple criminal charges, this time for his alleged role in using hush money to silence a mistress before the 2016 elections.  

US correspondent Richard Arnold told Mike Hosking that Trump appeared asleep almost the whole time...



Mark the Week: A very solid week for the Government

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 Government: 7/10 

A very solid week with the Prime Minister in Asia selling our image, Todd McClay in China drumming up business, Mark Patterson in Australia spruiking our wool and Shane Jones slashing red tape in mining and sticking it up the Waitangi Tribunal. That's ideas, policies, changes and common sense...



Jaxon Evans: Kiwi Supercars Racer ahead of this weekend's event in Taupo

This weekend will see up to 70,000 fans pouring into Taupo to catch the Supercars event. 

Jaxon Evans, a third-generation kiwi racer, won the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship in 2018, and is back this weekend to compete for Brad Jones Racing. 

He told Mike Hosking that this is actually his first race at Taupo, having spectated a few races but never running the track himself...



Nevil Pierse: Otago University Professor on the benefits of a housing first programme

A study has found that housing has a significant impact on the prospects of homeless people.  

University of Otago research has found that those who live in a housing first programme have better health, income, and justice outcomes. 

The study involved 387 homeless people, and in five years the number of hospitalisations fell by 44%, nights spent in mental health units fell by 63%, and there was a 43% reduction in criminal charges...



Mike's Minute: The West is losing to Russia and China

Liz Truss has a book out. 

It's what you do when you have been Prime Minister, even though she was only Prime Minister for about three and a half minutes. 

Slight digression - I am going to be fascinated to see how they promote Jacinda Ardern's book when it finally arrives...



Full Show Podcast: 19 April 2024

On the Mike Hosking Breakfast Full Show Podcast for Friday 19th of April, Social Development Minister Louise Upston talked the Jobseeker number and dug into who would actually be hit by the sanctions.

Grant Dalton was back on the show after revealing the new name of the boat that's going to win us the America's Cup.

Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson wrapped the week, discussing everything from jury duty to whether they could be unbiased in a trial for Trump...



Grant Dalton: Team NZ CEO on the launching of the new AC75 Taihoro for the America's Cup

Team New Zealand has officially launched into their America’s Cup era. 

They rolled their new AC75 out of the shed last week, officially launching it in a ceremony in Auckland yesterday afternoon. 

The boat was named Taihoro, the name gifted by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, inspired by Taihoro-Nukurangi, the name translates to “to move swiftly as the sea between both sky and earth”...



Wrapping the Week with Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson: Jury duty, Donald Trump's trial, podcasts

Mike Hosking was once more joined by Kate Hawkesby and Tim Wilson to wrap the week.

They discussed jury duty, Tim revealing himself to be the only person who'd love to do it one day, and whether they think they could be unbiased in Donald Trump's criminal trial.

They also touched on Mike's appearance on Radio Hauraki's Daily Bespoke Podcast.


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Wayne Brown: Auckland Mayor on the potential trade routes from Auckland to Asia and South America

Auckland's Mayor wants the city to serve as an air and freight hub between Asia and South America. 

The idea has drawn new attention with the New Zealand Brazil Business Chamber, pitching a direct flight from Auckland to São Paulo which could bring in millions in trade in its first year. 

The mayor's also keen to see direct flights to India. 

Wayne Brown told Mike Hosking that these routes should've been unlocked years ago...