Mark the Week: How have the parties fared over the election campaign?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 10:47AM

Mark the Week: How have the parties fared over the election campaign?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 16 Oct 2020, 10:47AM

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 Election Campaign

7/10

"I've enjoyed it.

“It's got better as time has gone on."

Judith Collins' Campaign

9/10

"Worked her butt off, but her party can't say the same.

“She got more real once she shook off the mad advice to tone herself down.

“She delivered plenty of policy, fired plenty of shots, and left it all on the field."

Jacinda Ardern's Campaign

8/10

"Good campaign.

“Played it safe, smiled till her face broke, not a lot of policy, but that was never the point."

The Greens' Campaign

6/10

"Got caught badly on tax and no bottom lines.

“They're too nice and too disorganised for their own good."

David Seymour's Campaign

9/10

"Don't think he did a thing wrong.

“He just piled up the support, votes, and deserves every success coming his way.

“He was himself, supplied plenty of zingers, and looked like he had a ball."

Winston Peters' Campaign

4/10

"Wrong approach.

“Moaned about his own government and was grumpy with it.

“Also doesn’t help having a couple of your mates charged by the SFO."

The Media

4/10

"Their worst collective display in my 38 years in the game. The bias was so obvious, which made the claims of neutrality so dishonest.

“Too many are too young and too inexperienced.

“A Prime Minister in a mall at lunchtime is not drawing a crowd, people wanting selfies with anyone remotely well known is not a sign of popularity, and parties inviting supporters to come along has been going on for decades.

“It's only those who are 12 and on their first campaign that find any of this new, or newsworthy."

The Economy

6/10

"Enough there this week to, if not give overwhelming joy, perhaps a reasonable sigh of relief.

“Spending up, spending intentions up, confidence measures up, and the Truckometer up.

“It ain't what it was, but we will take it."

Judith Collins' Call on Obesity

8/10

"In a woke old world of hand wringing PC excuses for everything, and in a world where no one must be offended or held to account, god bless Collins for keeping it real."

The All Blacks

7/10

"What a joy to have them back.

“What a joy to see a crowd, what a joy to see Australia truly competitive, and what a joy to know it's another New Zealander who made them so."

Newstalk ZB

9/10

"An astonishing week for this fine radio station.

“Ratings show we have never in the history of Newstalk ZB had more people tuned in.

“I call it a flight to quality."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW

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