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Mark the Week: It's a confession that crime is out of control

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 May 2022, 9:58am
Ram-raiders crash into Christchurch liquor store. (Photo / Supplied)
Ram-raiders crash into Christchurch liquor store. (Photo / Supplied)

Mark the Week: It's a confession that crime is out of control

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 May 2022, 9:58am

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 Immigration Reset: 4/10

"Because it's driven by the overarching view that less is more.

In the case of a country so short of skills, it simply isn't true."

 

Simon Henry: 2/10

"Made the list last week as dick of the week.

Amazingly, he is back for more with that two-line apology."

 

Willie Jackson: 3/10

"Not as bad as Henry but clearly working on it.

Calling David Seymour a useless Māori is playing the man not the ball.

And it shows a fear of real debate."

 

Government's Law and Order Package: 7/10

"It's a confession that crime is out of control.

That's what polls do for you. They deny, deny, deny until "whoops here's some money."

 

Our Spending: 6/10

"Yes, we are getting less for more, but at least the money is still coming out of the wallet as the April figures revealed."

 

BNZ's Call Around a Recession: 4/10

"Not their fault but they are right.

We are closer to a recession every day."

 

Supermarkets' Price Freezes and Reductions: 6/10

"Let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

Go get a few bargains and go save a bit of money."

 

Emirates: 7/10

"For bringing the A380 back to the country.

Let the expansion not stop there."

 

Air New Zealand: 4/10

"The call centre mess is unnecessary.

The re-launch, although hampered by government ineptitude and false starts, doesn't look flash.

Just because it's local and we own it doesn’t mean we have to fly it."

 

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW