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Get your asset sales petitions in

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, December 14th, 2012 - 22 comments
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If you’ve got any asset sales petitions hanging about, quickly send them in to the address on the bottom (Roy Reid, PO Box 27110, Wellington 6141).  The Keep Our Assets coalition are shortly to send in the petition for the Electoral Commission to start verifying the 350,000-odd names they have.

Of course the more names the better as well!  So why not download the petition, and go out and grab a few more names this weekend too.  Don’t forget to send them in on Monday!  Quite a lot of names are likely to be unable to be read or matched up with the electoral roll (people move and don’t update their details…), and we want to make sure we cross the 310,000 voter hurdle at the first try.  Not to mention the more signatures, the louder message it sends to National about how unpopular their asset sales programme is!

22 comments on “Get your asset sales petitions in”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    “Quite a lot of names are likely to be unable to be read or matched up with the electoral roll (people move and don’t update their details…), ”

    I may soon be moving myself, but the address I signed up with will match what is on the electoral role at the moment.

    So what should I do, update my electoral role address and re-sign the petition?

    • Bunji 1.1

      Update the electoral roll after the petition goes in? Ultimately the EC should be able to work out past addresses, but I don’t know how that works…

      • karol 1.1.1

        Actually, I was also wondering.  I can’t remember now when I signed the petition, but I have moved to a different electorate in the last year. I was contacted by the electoral organisation and my electorate details updated.

        • Shane

          The commission have been very good in that they are contacting people if the addresses do not match.

  2. Fortran 2

    I have signed it several times both in Wellington and in Auckland but with the correct address.

  3. James 3


    Is that not simply just dishonest. One assumes that this will be picked up and that your signatures will be void.

  4. fisiani 4

    300, 000 say no and 4, 100, 000 say yes. The shares will be oversubscribed and many a poster here will have their share.

    • Te Reo Putake 4.1

      Why is it that righties can’t count? The last poll on asset sales suggested that the vast majority of Kiwi’s were opposed to the theft of our assets fisiana. 350,000 of us have signed up to oppose the sale and a grand total of 60 or so Kiwi’s have done the opposite. Sadly, the 60 are all Government MP’s. Less sadly, they’ll all be unemployed or in opposition in two years time.

      • Lanthanide 4.1.1

        No, 350,000 have signed up so that there is a petition. You cannot, and should not, assume that everyone that has signed up for the petition is against asset sales.

        • Te Reo Viper

          Yes, quite right, Lanth. Poor choice of words. I had a few self identified Tories sign up when I was collecting signatures. A couple because they were opposed and the rest because they thought it was the right issue for a referendum to decide.

      • Steve Wrathall 4.1.2

        “The last poll on asset sales …” was in November 2011

    • One Tāne Viper 4.2

      Bzzt! Wrong. Even by your dubious logic a maximum of 1,058,636 (plus however many voted for the corrupt Banks) said yes.

    • felixviper 4.3

      4, 100, 000 say yes
      I suppose you can point to a petition or something else to that effect? I haven’t heard of any such thing.

  5. Viper73 5

    I’ve helped by signing my name and address at every opportunity

  6. DropDead 6

    Will signatory names and addresses be publicly released?

  7. xtasy 8

    This is all very “honourable”, and presenting the total submissions will of course send a “message”, but NONE else. It is simply too bloody late, the assets in question will be sold (at a GFC discount to perhaps even mates of Key and consorts)! Even if the Maori Council will appeal the court case recently decided, this will now be pushed through relentlessly by Key and NatACT!

    With all respect, the battle should have been more intense last year even. But sadly, NZers are mostly “roll-overs” or “runners” (to greener pastures) than ever stick it out and stand their bloody ground.

    Key knew this, and hence we have the disaster that is going to materialise.

    • Johnm 8.1

      Hi Xtasy
      Yes, key the suited twirp has got his way supported by all those better orf kiwis (And the quislings, the Maori Party and P Dunne) who only think: he’ll look after their money grubbing interests and who don’t care about the rest, so sell off our hard earned advantages to make foreigners rich and then plead poverty, it really is disgusting the arrogance and conceit of this little man. :-( And we all have to pay for it.

  8. Chris 9

    What would happen if everyone against sales changed their provider?

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