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Mark the Week: It's been a good week for regular kiwis

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 9 Feb 2024, 10:19AM
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Mark the Week: It's been a good week for regular kiwis

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 9 Feb 2024, 10:19AM

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 short week: 7/10 

Who doesn’t love a day off during the week? Ask the folk at Perpetual Guardian. 

Shane Jones: 7/10 

My political hero of the week. Read his piece in the NZ Herald over Waitangi and overreach and rewriting history. He speaks for many of us with the advantage he can actually do something about it. 

In the Wings: 7/10 

New documentary on Liam Lawson. Have a watch and see what hard work and dedication and talent can get you and a reminder than we have among us many a great, young talent. 

The benefit modelling: 1/10 

Shock of the week. I can't honestly be the only one who didn’t have a clue. The average jobseeker time is 13 years. What sort of life is that and what sort of country allows it? 

Crime: 7/10 

Good week for regular Kiwis. Cultural reports gone and discounting of sentences limited. Any day a policy is driven by common sense is a good day. 

Te Huia: 3/10 

Turns out that's another misrepresentation. The new journeys are not demand driven, but merely yet more cost on a train that is haemorrhaging money and where tickets cover 3% of the actual cost and the ratepayers pony up the rest. 

The Superbowl: 8/10 

Forget the fact I love the NFL - the people who run rugby here should look at what the NFL do and work out why the NFL is enjoying such growth and rugby isn't. 

 

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW 

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