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Mark the Week: Do you reckon they can believe their luck?

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 May 2022, 8:55am
Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talk during a ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations. Photo / AP
Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talk during a ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations. Photo / AP

Mark the Week: Do you reckon they can believe their luck?

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 May 2022, 8:55am

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 Reserve Bank and the OCR: 3/10

"Rate rises for as far as the eye can see.

If that doesn’t tell you how bad it is, nothing does."

 

Government's Ram Raid Announcement: 6/10

"At last some help yesterday for the embattled, beleaguered retailer.

A few jail terms might not go amiss either."

 

Drive-by Shootings: 2/10

"A sign of what we have become when you are soft on crime and asleep at the wheel."

 

International Students: 4/10

"They're not coming back, manufacturers told us the same thing around workers, and the apples are being left on the trees.

Our reputation needs a lot of work; we were closed too long, and too arrogant with it."

 

China's Move into the Pacific: 4/10

"Do you reckon they can believe their luck? How asleep has everyone been here?

It's the Solomon Islands, whoops no, it's 10 countries."

 

Zespri: 8/10

"$4 billion cracked and there is more where that came from.

Thank God for horticulture."

 

Fonterra: 7/10

"Opening midpoint for the new season $9.

Thank God for the farmers."

 

Ricky Gervais: 8/10

"Because he challenges the madness.

But he does it in a clever enough way to entertain you and hopefully make more people see the absurdity of the times."

 

Sir Richard Hadlee: 8/10

"The new centre in Christchurch is world class and yet another up lifting contribution from a family who has made this country a better place."

 

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW