Mark the Week: Winston and Simon are in good form

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Fri, 15 May 2020, 10:33AM
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Mark the Week: Winston and Simon are in good form

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 15 May 2020, 10:33AM

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.

Level Two.

8/10.

"Yesterday was a proper level drop, level three was a fraud drop.

Two feels like life again. Not life as we knew it, but life, choice, movement, a little bit of hope, and freedom."

Rules around Funerals.

3/10.

"Yet again a haphazard, ill-thought through, back of an envelope mishap masquerading as an idea."

Rules around Bars.

3/10.

"There is a fundamental unfairness about them not being able to open.

This thing is hard enough without singling them out further."

Simon Bridges.

7/10.

"Two good weeks in a row. An opposition, a proper functioning and coordinated opposition to any government is critical.

And when they're on form as they have been, the government has looked spooked and rattled."

Winston Peters.

8/10.

"He's on fire.

I don’t agree with half the stuff he's saying, but he's not saying it to me. He's saying it to those who think the way he thinks, and currently that’s not five percent, and its needs to be.

But talk about versatile. Migrant workers, China, hongis, bubbles, there ain't nothing he won't touch."

Sport coming back.

9/10.

"From the Korean football, to the Taiwanese baseball, to the UFC, to the NRL, AFL, EPL and all the other “Ls” that have started, or about to.

It reminds us that sport isn't just sport, it's way more valuable than that."

The Reserve Bank.

8/10.

"So far they appear to have been faultless.

From the LVRs, to the QE, to the OCR, it's what is needed, has been delivered, and with it the confidence required."

The Election.

7/10.

"I could never see why you would put it off.

But extra early voting and free pens on the day, what more do you want?

Democracy rocks."

NZ Holidays.

7/10.

"Take one.

Go discover or rediscover somewhere good, it's not like we are short of places to choose.

There is a reason they came here by the millions, it's because we don’t know how lucky we are."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW