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Mark the Week: Minus 0.2% is a mess

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Jun 2022, 9:11am
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Photo / Getty Images

Mark the Week: Minus 0.2% is a mess

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Jun 2022, 9:11am

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.

 

Job Ads: 9/10

"Say whatever you like about our economic prospects.

At least we all have work."

 

Q1 GDP Number: 3/10

"Minus 0.2 pecent is a mess.

It was avoidable, it is the result of an astonishing fiscal error from the Government and Reserve Bank, and don't let them tell you differently.

Yes, the war doesn’t help. But neither does money we never had tossed at bollocks and expecting it not to wreck us."

 

The Border: 3/10

"97,000 people left the country in April.

Wonder why?"

 

Getting Rid of Pre-Departure Tests: 7/10

"They've been dropped not a moment too soon."

 

Transmission Gully Opening: 0/10

"$337,000 for cutting a ribbon.

And you wonder why we are broke."

 

Air New Zealand: 6/10

"The bottom line is better than they thought it would be.

Domestic is back in a big way and bring on the foreigners.

But open some bloody shops at the airport."

 

Reporting on Well-Known People with Covid: 2/10

"Can we give that a rest now? Chris Bishop getting Covid isn't news.

Millions have had it. It's not a virus of well known people.

How about we try and move on?"

 

Super Rugby Final: 7/10

"Because the two best sides are there. It's a classic New Zealand battle.

And even though the Blues won't win, they are proof you can rebuild after lean years."

 

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