Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.
The Epidemic Response Committee.
"What a wondrous revelation this has been. It's democracy in action.
And it's shown a government appallingly exposed on testing, their lack of plan and planning, changes to essential services, and a spectacular smack-down by an economist pleading for an adult to be running this thing."
Government's Response this week.
From testing, to the flu jab, to PPE, to contact tracing, to airport isolations, or lack of them.
By weeks end, this is a government that is losing control of the plan, if there was one.
Plus they're losing the narrative, and the goodwill of an increasing number of New Zealanders."
Allegations of Price Gouging.
"Over 1000 people emailed the government over prices, even about cauliflower.
I despair. If it was illegal not to buy cauliflower you'd have a point.
Given it isn't, how about you do something productive?"
"Harvey Norman are back with fridges and freezers galore,
This is the blueprint for an economic reboot. Get this country moving, work out who can work and how, and get this country moving.
Nick Mowbray and the other Entrepreneurs.
"Their businesses are on hold.
So they put the country put first, and genuine useful practical help is delivered."
"Holding to their 2025 target of $4 billion in earnings.
It reminds us that what we do is feed the world, and the world will always need feeding."
"Along with GM, Ford and Dyson, they're all making ventilators.
Creativity shines in tough times."
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