Mark the Week: Government's approach to the economy a mess

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Publish Date
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 10:01AM
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Mark the Week: Government's approach to the economy a mess

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 10:01AM

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 PREFU.

3/10.

"The border was the shocker, wasn’t it?

Yes, the numbers are a mess, and yes its going on for longer than we thought, but did you really have all of next year written off for borders?"

Q2 GDP.

1/10.

"We are as bad as Italy, and a world worse than Australia.

This is the “no argument no guess” price we are paying for this government's approach.

That's economic calamity."

The Wairarapa.

8/10.

"The only region in the country to grow in terms of tourism.

#magnetforholidays."

Middle Seats on Planes.

8/10.

"Probably as political as it was medical, but who cares most of this stuff has been made up anyway.

This is the sort of forward looking thinking we need a hell of a lot more of.

And hopefully it will fill some tills come the school holidays."

The Rugby Championship.

0/10.

"An astonishing cock up.

We had it, and yet through ineptitude, intransigence, and sheer bloody mindedness we blew it.

And the Australians, using a completely different mindset, are reaping the rewards."

Bledisloe Cup Tests.

7/10.

"A small element of redemption and some genuine high level sport to look forward to.

Fingers crossed actually in front of a crowd."

Labour Cancelling Fees-Free Extension.

8/10.

"Yes it’s a broken promise.

But that’s good given the idea was naff from the start, didn’t work, and therefore was a waste of money."

Jobs.

7/10.

"There are lots of them in the fields and orchards of this country. And at $25 an hour it seems astonishing they're not being filled.

Winston Peters might be right maybe foreign labour is the only answer.  

Ironic the conclusion came from Peters."

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