The Government is not going to let the issue drag on any further and wants to have the Keep Our Assets referendum dealt with this year.
It has just been announced that the referendum will be done and dusted this year. According to the Herald:
Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the Citizens Initiated Referendum over asset sales will take place in late November and early December this year.
Mr Key said the referendum would take by postal ballot, opening on November 22 and closing on December 13.
The referendum would cost $9m he said.
In a couple of other pieces of news the Christchurch by election will occur on November 30.
And in a surprise announcement Napier MP Chris Tremain has announced that he will not seek re election in the 2014 election.