Mike Hosking: Kiwibuild is officially a bust

Author
Mike Hosking,
Section
Opinion,
Publish Date
Friday, 1 February 2019, 11:09a.m.
Photo / Jason Oxenham

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. 

Here's a taste of what he reckons.

Kiwibuild.

0/10.

"It's officially a bust. Targets are gone, re-calibration up the wazoo, and announced on the very same day that the government decided this was the "year of delivery." 

Delivery of what? Stuff they’ve cocked up." 

Fencing. 

7/10.

"There's nothing like a good fence, but try telling that to those trying to find people to work for $35 an hour." 

The Shchetkova Family. 

8/10.

"They seemingly good, hard working people who want to make this country a home. They're being booted out for reasons that make no sense. 

And yet 45 minutes, a summary, and a long list of crimes and old Sroubek's is as good as gold. 

How do you square that circle?"  

The Fair Pay Committee Report.

4/10.

"Compulsion and thinking from the 1970s. 

That’s bound to lead to growth, isn't it?"

The Summer. 

8/10. 

"Some have spent the week drumming up clicks on their websites over the "heatwave."

The rest of us have just be enjoying the sun, and what we used to call summer." 

School being back. 

8/10. 

"We had at least one in our house that was looking forward to it. 

And by one, I mean a pupil. Both adults were overjoyed." 

Wine. 

9/10. 

"Yet again it’s the star of a California report that suggests wine beats exercise in terms of health. 

Is wine like butter and grass fed meat, it's bad until it isn't?" 

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