Mark the Week: Farmers will once again come to the rescue

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Newstalk ZB,
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Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:14AM
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Mark the Week: Farmers will once again come to the rescue

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 11:14AM

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.

New Zealand's Lockdown.

8/10.

"It's simple and relatively clear.

Let's take it seriously."

The Alert Levels.

4/10.

"Launched Saturday by the the Prime Minister in a kind of Jemima from play-school sort of way.

No sooner was it introduced, it miraculously got upped from level two to four.

That indicates it had a very last minute feel about it, to explain what was unfolding anyway."

Panic Buying.

1/10.

"It's a western world embarrassment and shame.

It proves sacrifice and selflessness are for other people, clearly."

Sport.

7/10.

"I actually admire the A-League, NRL, and even New Zealand Rugby for trying to work around an impossible problem."

Scaring People.

3/10.

"Still too many reports from so-called experts who don’t actually know the answer.

Like what do you reckon unemployment will get to? Instead of saying "who the hell would know," say 30 percent?"

That's a poor answer, even worse reporting it."

The Ingenuity.

8/10.

"From car factories making ventilators, to Nick Mowbray importing masks by the millions.

Creative thinking and good motivation are always at hand in a crisis."

Farmers.

9/10.

"Oh the irony.

A group of heroes set upon these past couple of years, and yet once again they look set to be the sector that pays the bills, and saves the country."

The Possibilities.

9/10.

"A lockdown is what you make of it, given we have never been here.

So do it productively, learn something, improve something, or work at something.

Never waste a crisis."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW