Tag Archives: Mike Hosking

Most Badly Spent Public Money — The BFD

The fourth annual Taxpayers’ Union Annual Jonesy Awards for 2021 were announced at the Beehive last week. Below is a BFD transcription of Mike Hosking’s comments on Newstalk ZB on Monday 8 November at 7:45 am 3.4 minutes in. Transcript: I noticed over the weekend, to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever, that the Taxpayers Union handed…

Most Badly Spent Public Money — The BFD

Mike’s Minute: We made the right call on cannabis — Family First NZ

NewsTalk ZB 2 November 2020Family First Comment: Well said, Mike….“The Drug Foundation, an apolitical organisation, should be ashamed of itself, and it’s just as well the Chief Executive has quit because he was the chief instigator. Helen Clark should have known better. And as for her polls which told a completely different story to the real…

via Mike’s Minute: We made the right call on cannabis — Family First NZ

Mike Hosking & the PM on the JAG letter — The BFD | Media

Mike: The Julie Anne Genter letter to Phil Twyford. Do you know what’s in it? PM: ah im argh haven’t seen it. But it’s not unusual that argh umm you know there will be decisions over whether or not documents should be released that expose you know umm argh issues umm decisions before they’re made…

via Mike Hosking & the PM on the JAG letter — The BFD | Media

Transcript: (Part 2) Legalised marijuana in Colorado — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike: I was going to ask you about that. You’re not medical of course, but medically speaking are we getting a read on what’s happening there in hospitals and medical clinics? Ray: Ah, definitely an increase in visits due to a lot of different things, a lot of psychotic episodes, mental health issues, our rehab…

via Transcript: (Part 2) Legalised marijuana in Colorado — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking: Legalising cannabis makes no sense — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 23 May 2019Family First Comment: Mike Hosking nails it!“Mobile phone use in cars is illegal, buying alcohol when drunk is illegal, domestic violence is illegal. Yet it all still happens. Using the justification for the cannabis vote, why don’t we throw our hands up and legalise it all… They promote legalising weed when they’re…

via Mike Hosking: Legalising cannabis makes no sense — Family First NZ

Whaleoil transcript: Hosking asks Ardern why KiwiBuild houses aren’t selling — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Newtalk ZB starts at 0.18 *NOTE: Red herrings have been introduced to this transcript with explanations attached that are additional to the original recording. Mike: Couple of quick questions on KiwiBuild. There’s 74 houses that have been built so far. 39 aren’t sold. How come you can’t sell them? Jacinda: Oh, look, for each of…

via Whaleoil transcript: Hosking asks Ardern why KiwiBuild houses aren’t selling — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Helen Clark should be paid $1000 a day to cover for Ardern — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Well why not? Sir Michael Cullen is getting paid $1062/day to do Grant Robertson’s job of Minister of Finance because Robertson is incompetent. Getting an experienced contractor in to cover for Ardern would be a logical extension, suggests Mike Hosking in a recent column. He is allowed to say things like this because he has,…

via Helen Clark should be paid $1000 a day to cover for Ardern — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Whaleoil transcript: Ardern on NZ First’s absence from her speech & KiwiBuild — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Newstalk ZB recording starts at 12:54 Mike Did you read Fran O’Sullivan’s piece on your state of the nation speech last week? Jacinda Ah… I’ve… I’ve had a precis of it. (snorts) Mike Woolliness will not cut it. She ends the… Jacinda And I have to say that I really disagree with that assessment and…

via Whaleoil transcript: Ardern on NZ First’s absence from her speech & KiwiBuild — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Is this mummy brain? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike Hosking had to chase Jacinda Ardern down for straight answers to many of his questions this week. He failed. But is it too much to expect the prime minister to have answers at her fingertips? Hosking asked why Ardern has not met with, and has no immediate plans to meet with China, our largest…

via Is this mummy brain? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Whaleoil Transcript: Mike Hosking & Matthew Hooton discuss a Labour & NZ First divorce — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Starts at 10:15 finishes at 14:56 Mike Matthew Hooton has written a good piece in the Herald this morning under the headline “Divorce looms for Labour and NZ First”. So what he is saying is that Peters’ NZ First needs to cut ties with Labour to survive the next election. He cites the various policy…

via Whaleoil Transcript: Mike Hosking & Matthew Hooton discuss a Labour & NZ First divorce — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking says Winston may be a political genius — Kiwiblog

Mike Hosking writes: Is Winston Peters the political genius of our time? It was with the comment that the Labour Party’s workplace reforms were a “work in progress” that the penny dropped. He is lining himself up to be the voice of middle New Zealand. He is lining himself up to be our saviour from…

via Hosking says Winston may be a political genius — Kiwiblog

Mike Hosking: Is Winston Peters running this Government? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

OPINION: Is Winston Peters the political genius of our time? It was with the comment that the Labour Party’s workplace reforms were a “work in progress” that the penny dropped. He is lining himself …

via Mike Hosking: Is Winston Peters running this Government? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Hosking: Labour’s a shambles, PM haunted by weakness — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: Labour is in a mess. This time last week Clare Curran was being dealt to for repeated offending. The fallout from that has lasted most of the week, given the Prime Minister failed herself …

via Hosking: Labour’s a shambles, PM haunted by weakness — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Hosking on National’s dirty little leaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike Hosking writes about National’s dirty little leaker: Quote: Parliament’s Speaker Trevor Mallard wins my person of the week award – he has taken seriously an event that needed a bit of gravitas shown. What started out as a lame, cheap, and nasty piece of work by some low-life, who hopefully now will be ousted…

via Hosking on National’s dirty little leaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking on striking teachers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike Hosking writes about stroppy teacher unions: Quote: So back to work this morning for the striking teachers. Are they any closer to a deal? No. And that is one of the many weaknesses of the union movement, and why so many people under the Employment Contracts Act when they got the chance to bail,…

via Hosking on striking teachers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking says Peters was a better (Acting) PM than Ardern — Kiwiblog

Mike Hosking writes: He has done an exemplary job. In fact I would, just for a moment, argue that he’s done a better job than Jacinda Ardern. Not that, to be fair, it’s comparing apples with apples. She’s fronted nine months of government, he’s fronted six weeks. He’s introduced no real policy, he’s always had…

via Hosking says Peters was a better (Acting) PM than Ardern — Kiwiblog

Hosking on the government’s reviews, inquiries and wasting money — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Mike Hosking in his Friday column at the NZ Herald decries the waste of resources this government is throwing at reviews and inquiries to replace their lack of joined up policy thinking: Quote: A big, fat, red flag to end the week around the Government’s passion for working groups, inquiries, and the cost of them.…

via Hosking on the government’s reviews, inquiries and wasting money — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking: Kids not walking to school just proves we’ve gone soft — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Every time the walk to school debate comes up, I mentally trace my steps from my home on the corner of Cranford and Innes road in St Albans, Christchurch, to my first school St Albans Primary. As a …

via Mike Hosking: Kids not walking to school just proves we’ve gone soft — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Hosking on Twyford’s Kiwibuild fraud — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking doesn’t mince words in his expose of the fraud of Phil Twyford’s Kiwibuild: Quote: Here’s a quote from Phil Twyford, Minister for Building A Million Houses: “I would hope we would be turning the key in the front door of a Kiwibuild home sometime in the middle of next year.” He said that…

via Hosking on Twyford’s Kiwibuild fraud — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking: Nurses struggle with bitter pill of truth on pay — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Might I say for the record I had no intention of upsetting the nurses last week in quite the way I appear to have. Could have been the jetlag coming back from London, or … it could have been I might …

via Hosking: Nurses struggle with bitter pill of truth on pay — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Kerre McIvor backs Hosking — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kerre McIvor backs Mike Hosking in his attacks on whingers who earn more than $100,000 and are crying poverty: Quote: I think it’s nonsense for people to cry poverty when they’re earning more than $100,000. My colleague on NewstalkZB Mike Hosking was scathing this week of those earning six figures who were crying poor. He understood…

via Kerre McIvor backs Hosking — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hosking: $100k ‘poverty’? Or a pity party for people who can’t budget? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

We have a theme developing that we need to be aware and wary of. And that is the idea being floated about by social agencies, and being picked up and run with with alacrity by the media, that no matter …

via Hosking: $100k ‘poverty’? Or a pity party for people who can’t budget? — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Will law & order be the camel that breaks Winston’s back? — Kiwiblog

Mike Hosking writes: I’ll say this about your New Zealand First voter: they’re straight up and down. I am receiving large levels of correspondence, and I am not the only one, from people saying they are embarrassed or ashamed that they voted New Zealand First. They feel duped, ripped off, if not hoodwinked. And it’s…

via Will law & order be the camel that breaks Winston’s back? — Kiwiblog

The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

So far the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald comprising of Hosking, du Plesses-Allan, Hawkesby & Soper have all breathlessly foretold the end of this Government, the death of the Green Party & demise of NZ First – all in just 6 months! Not even the Book of Revelations is this apocalyptic. Include Hooton, an…

via The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

Hosking: Six months in, this Government is out of its depth — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

This Government is six months old and you might have seen a piece or two about the place marking them. Various ministers are given scores – the weirdest one I saw was Chris Hipkins, who received a good …

via Hosking: Six months in, this Government is out of its depth — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Hosking: Fuel tax should benefit motorists, not road maggots — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking, at the NZ Herald, writes: Here’s your problem, as has been quite rightly pointed out. Firstly, fuel tax is a new tax – and the Government trying to argue it isn’t is a lie. Have other governments adjusted the excise? Yes. But that doesn’t make it a reason to do it yourself –…

via Hosking: Fuel tax should benefit motorists, not road maggots — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

An Acting PM who can’t talk on anything the Government is doing — Kiwiblog

Mike Hosking on NewstalkZB revealed during his breakfast show that Labour’s Acting Prime Minister is not allowed to talk on any current issues around the Government because he hasn’t been briefed on them!! FFS, he is the Acting Prime Minister and he can’t even answer questions on radio about the issues of the day. This…

via An Acting PM who can’t talk on anything the Government is doing — Kiwiblog

Hosking breached broadcasting standards — Your NZ

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has ruled the Mike Hosking breached standards when he incorrectly stated on Seven Sharp” you can’t vote for the Māori Party because you’re not enrolled in the Māori electorate” during the election campaign, and the following night he churlishly dismissed criticism. On 23 August 2017 he stated: …so is the fact […]

via Hosking breached broadcasting standards — Your NZ

Mike Hosking: Whack-a-mole Winston Peters has lost me — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Whatever support I have shown towards Winston Peters these past couple of weeks, I now withdraw. For the record, I have been worried about the future government after the decision. I see little if any …

via Mike Hosking: Whack-a-mole Winston Peters has lost me — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Ardern and English post debate comments — Your NZ

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern were interviewed after their final debate of the campaign. She wasn’t drilled about Labour policy, just mainly asked about English’s comments on various things, and how she has been attacked, and the nature of the campaign. Just one Labour policy issue was raised, on renegotiating the trade agreement with South […]

via Ardern and English post debate comments — Your NZ