Political ambition puzzles me. Why people crave to boss others about is beyond my comprehension and utterly alien to my own senses. Nevertheless, it’s a reality.
The above, a ludicrous heading on the Stuff site.
Inflation is now with global warming, the big international news story to worry about post Covid. Most commentators see it as a one-off burst which I believe will be the situation in America, Asia and Western Europe. But in the developed world no country will cop it as bad as New Zealand in the next few years. Here’s why.
A fascinating Listener article by Michael Cooper revealed a huge social change in New Zealand, specifically that our wine consumption has dropped by almost 40% over the last decade. If it was a 1% fall I’d put my hand up as the culprit. For nigh on four decades I averaged at least two bottles of red daily without any detrimental effect but about 18 months back I experienced my first ever hangover. Now I’ve lost the habit and don’t drink wine any more.
The inside word is that Wellington’s Dominion-Post has surpassed its annual leading the field standard 12% circulation drop and last year lost an extraordinary 19% of subscribers.