Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.
"Love them or hate them, accurate or not, they're still good for the water cooler."
The Polls for Labour.
"A reality check they must have known was coming.
The trick is what they do with it, and how that sets them up for next year."
Ron Mark's Whenuapai Decision.
"This is he sort of common sense, practical decision that Ministers should be making more often to save us from the madness of places like the Environment Court."
Iain Lees-Galloway and the Protected Person.
"See Ron Mark for advice."
"One of his best weeks.
The first part of the trade deal with China, off the back of a deal with Japan.
"And although most of the world hates the Syria call, isolationists are not into foreign conflict and he's only doing what he said he would."
Sky TV and the Rugby Rights.
"Lost the cricket, but got the rugby. That's a win.
The shares are a stroke of genius and in many respects a model for the future."
The Rugby World Cup.
"This weekend, thank the good Lord, it finally starts to come to life with teams playing teams whereby the result are kind of up in the air.
In other words it's an actual competition."
"Given what he's doing this year he's got to be a contender for the Halbergs.
His sport is probably still vastly underrated here and it shouldn't be."
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