Mark the Week: Border complacency is economically dangerous

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Fri, 7 Aug 2020, 11:18AM
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Mark the Week: Border complacency is economically dangerous

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 7 Aug 2020, 11:18AM

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.

The Border.

4/10.

"We need to do better.

No, we don’t need to open it for all, but we need to do more.

Sir John Key says so, Helen Clark says so, Sir Peter Gluckman in that report some weeks back says so, and Rob Fyfe says so.

Our complacency is economically dangerous and ruinous."

Our Airports.

7/10.

"They're sorting a post Covid border opening by splitting terminals.

Our government isn't moving, why not?"

Jobs.

7/10.

"Because although the headline number is wrong, we still appear to be on the decent side of the trouble.

In other words, it could be a hell of a lot worse."

Jetstar.

7/10.

"They're back to 90 percent of their domestic schedule.

That’s demand, that's people spending money, flying, and that’s welcome."

Car Sales.

8/10.

"A July record.

Yes, some of it's pent up. But what wasn’t reported was the last couple of Julys were records.

So records on records."

The Provincial Growth Fund.

5/10.

"A good idea gone wrong, the Auditor General has flushed it out."

Valedictory Speeches.

6/10.

"Only for the wonks and obsessives to watch in detail, but they were odd this year.

They seem to reflect a time we are in. They were mean spirited, negative, and sort of sad.

Why do something you don’t love?"

Todd Payten.

7/10.

"Admired his honesty on the coaching job.

But it tells you something about the reality of the Warriors this year."

Blake Green.

6/10.

"Thanks for the contribution.

A good hire, a good contribution, but a shabby end."

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