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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.
I get the frustration. But whether you are here in Britain or home in NZ the teachers, the nurses, anything connected to a union, are never happy. Being happy counts - try it sometime. It's good for you.
Bonding for nurses: 6/10
Another practical idea from National this week. I'm not 100% convinced it'll work but it's better than what we have.
The greatest city in the world. It’s a magnet, it's polite, it's old, it's beautiful and it’s a place that makes you feel good.
The Coronation: 8/10
The excitement and anticipation is palpable. No one does the flash stuff like the Brits and the royals.
Monica Galletti: 7/10
Good to meet and be reminded of the astonishing number of Kiwis who are out here in the world hitting it out of the park.
Meka Whaitiri: 1/10
What a disgrace.
The Māori Party: 6/10
What a coup.
The feebate scandal: 3/10
Another lie. They said it would be fiscally neutral, which they could never claim, given they didn’t have a clue as to who would buy what. It's been the wealthy being subsidised by the not-so-wealthy to buy Teslas. How mad cap does it get?
The Invite: 10/10
To be the only New Zealand representative from the media in The Abbey tomorrow is about as good as it gets. What an honour.
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