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.
"Freedom Day looks like it might be leading to something significant.
The jury is still out but the Armageddon predicted by the doom merchants is nothing like what's actually happened these past 8 days.
Fortune favours the brave."
The Olympics: 7/10
"Same sort of story of boldness.
Japan is still a mess vaccine wise, but the Games are not going to be the super-spreader event the doom merchants predicted, or indeed anywhere close."
"Xero's numbers shows June was a boomer.
The tills are ringing."
But Job Numbers: 2/10
"The Auckland Chambers survey is frightening. We've never had such a shortage of labour.
And still they don’t let the skills in across the border, how can you function, far less grow, if you can't get hands on deck?"
Far North District Council: 8/10
"My heroes of the week for parking the SNA scandal
They're realising that piling onto private land to suit your own agenda is seriously dangerous behaviour and most of us don’t like it."
The Suhayra Aden Decision: 3/10
"We are here because Scott Morrison is smarter than Jacinda Ardern.
He changed his law, and we were asleep."
Coal Imports: 3/10
"Record levels of imports in a country that declared a climate emergency.
That’s Labour, isn't it? All announcement, no follow through."
Banks Credit Ratings: 7/10
"They've been put up.
Why? Because they're solid, profitable, and know what they're doing.
So why was it Adrian Orr wanted them to hold extra credit?
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck: 8/10
"Didn't stay long enough.
But only because he's chasing a dream, so who can blame him?
What a treat he has been for the Warriors."
The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown: 9/10
"Out on Amazon Prime Video today. I've seen it.
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and James May are a reminder that that sort of comradery and talent are in rare supply."
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