The Herald reports that the Supreme Court will not meet the Government’s timetable for its decision on the Maori Council’s challenge to Asset Sales.
It may only delay things a couple of weeks, but it all adds pressure to the Government’s timeline – every little might help save a power company before the next election.
In the meantime there’s still one final push this weekend for Asset Sales signatures. They have 370,000, and in theory only need 310,000 – but analysis by Labour of the number that aren’t on the role / duplicates / other invalids means that likely 400,000 will be needed. That could be one big weekend – this weekend – so if you’re going to any events, take a petition with you. If your family or friends haven’t signed – shove a petition under their nose. Even if you’re just going to the supermarket or the kids’ sports – take a petition.
The sooner we get this petition validated, the better. Hopefully it can be combined with the local government election at the end of the year to get a serious response to how much the country disagrees with the Nats.