Mark the Week: Government's response to Covid-19 has been respectable

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Mark the Week: Government's response to Covid-19 has been respectable

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 10:44AM

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.

Grant Robertson, the Super Fund, and Adrian Orr's response to Covid-19.

8/10.

"For, at the very least, saying the right things in times of trouble.

Confidence is a critical ingredient in a lot of what we do, and realism is just about as important along with perspective.

They've each played their role this week in reminding us it's not the end of the world."

The Overall Government Response.

8/10.

"As regards the handling of the biggest health come financial emergency in well over a decade, so far so good.

They're a bit late on the fiscal package, it should have been out by now.

They will never be thanked for mucking around on the detail, if the price of delay is jobs gone."

The Airline Bosses' Pay Cut.

4/10.

"Well intentioned, I am sure.

But given it's no ones fault, and certainly not theirs, so not exactly practical or effective."

Wall Street.

3/10.

"If you ever want a lesson in greed and panic this has been it.

Savings, futures, jobs, and economies are tied up in a game that on its bad days looks like it's run by nutters."

Bikes on Footpaths.

2/10.

"Stupid idea.

Who's stupid idea? Julie Anne Genter. The Queen of stupid ideas."

Joe Biden.

8/10.

"It is one of the most extraordinary reversals of fortunes of the modern political age.

Down and out, questions, and ridicule.

A week and a half later, on the doorstep of the nomination as the wins have piled up, and the contenders have dropped like flies."

Harry and Meghan's Final Royal Engagement.

2/10.

"He looked miserable, she looked as shallow as a puddle.

It's such a shame."

City Council's Green Credentials.

3/10.

"What a scam. They were called out this week for talking the talk and that’s it.

Dunedin City Council calls a climate emergency, but has one of the worst environmental records within their own corridors.

Hypocrites."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW