Mark the week: Simon Bridges, Super Rugby and Elton John

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 15 February 2019, 10:15a.m.
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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. 
Here's a taste of what he reckons.
9/10.
"Sells out in seconds after 50 years in the game. And creates a riot over tickets, that's success.
But is it people don't understand maths, when when it comes to tickets its supply and demand? 
If the latter outweighs the former, then someone misses out, it's not cause for fury."
Jacinda Ardern. 
4/10.
"She's struggling. Eleven pages of waffle in the opening statement.
The light rail promise she made, her first ever promise as leader, that’s been trashed. 
And unable, on this show, to tell us why she made up the Maori unemployment stats. 
That's not a good week, but then she had the poll." 
Simon Bridges.
7/10.
"Actually, until the poll, he had a good start to the year. 
And if the poll is rogue, he's still had a good start to the year." 
China.
4/10.
"To say there's nothing to see here, and it's all down to diaries, is to treat us like idiots.
And we are not idiots." 
Vegetarians. 
5/10. 
"Startling, to me anyway, that after all the noise and hype only 10 percent of us are vegetarians or flexitarians.
It proves yet again, the media, social media, and the real world are two completely different places."
The Employment Relations Authority. 
3/10. 
"Giving a $9000 penalty to a café for a misunderstanding over a single days unpaid work is hammer and nut bias." 
Super Rugby. 
7/10. 
"Opening games this weekend in about 28 degrees.
It's almost as hot as the Crusaders who, yes, once again will run away with it."
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