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.
"A level of normality has been restored.
No, he's not the best the Democrats can produce, far less America, but he's more normal, less angry, and a damn sight more honest."
"A sad, pathetic sort of end.
A self-absorbed, introspective exit that doesn’t serve him well."
NZ's Covid Vaccine Rollout.
"This has the potential to be the government's Achilles heel, if not undoing.
We are not front of the line. Medsafe is an excuse for our non-delivery.
We are not in lockstep with Australia. They are making this up."
"Good on her for telling it like it is with China and the W.H.O.
Both have a lot to answer for, let's hope someone is asking the questions and holding them to account."
The Australian Open Covid Dramas.
"Melbourne did the right thing by fighting to hold it.
A handful of players didn’t help with their Trumpesque fit of pique. Hopefully it's smoother sailing from here."
"The research this week exposing the shocking bias on the cannabis vote, despite their ongoing dishonesty around their claims of being fair and balanced, is a wake up call to us all.
Nothing wrong with an agenda or opinion, just be open and honest about it."
New Childcare Centre Lunch Rules.
"In its own specific way, it's a reflection of all that’s wrong with the world in 2021.
Common sense be gone, we've let the madness overtake us."
The Prada Cup.
"Highlight of the summer.
Pictures of New Zealand to the world, technology to boggle your mind, a genuine contest, and American Magic reminding us why we love this sort of sport. You never know when it can all come disastrously unstuck.
It has been absolutely brilliant."
"Really? I didn’t get to the end of episode one."
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