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Mark the Week: Winston Peters got exactly what he wanted

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Publish Date
Fri, 22 Mar 2024, 10:24am
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Mark the Week: Winston Peters got exactly what he wanted

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Mar 2024, 10:24am

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. 

 

Common sense: 7/10 

You can't beat a good dose of it - the Kainga Ora crackdown, part of a growing trend where a lot of ideological gobbledygook gets put right. And you can add the vape decisions to this week's offerings   

 

The plug-in hybrid back down: 6/10 

When you overreach you see it and fix it. That's almost as good as common sense. 

 

Conspiracy theories: 2/10 

The blight of the age. I can't work it out. Even when you saw the video at Windsor people still questioned it. Is it stupidity? It's wilful stupidity, mesmerising stupidity, mixed with a next level gormlessness. 

 

Winston Peters: 7/10 

He got exactly what he wanted. Surely even he must be surprised that a trick that old still works. 

 

The recession: 2/10 

The second one now. That’s called a double dip recession and brought to you by the same people that oversaw the aforementioned crime stats. 

 

The French: 7/10 

First in the world to pass laws around fast fashion. I doubt they will work but the intent deserves credit. 

 

Ryan Fox: 8/10 

Tournaments, prize money and trophies come and go. But a hole in one on the greatest hole in golf is forever. 

 

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW 

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