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Breaking news on the Keep Our Assets Referendum

Written By: - Date published: 4:39 pm, September 30th, 2013 - 58 comments

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John Key has today announced that the keep our assets referendum will be conducted by postal vote later this year.  He has also announced the Christchurch East by election will occur on November 30.  And National MP Chris Tremain has announced that he will not seek re election next year.

Breaking: Citizen’s Initiated Referendum Is On

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, September 2nd, 2013 - 99 comments


Russel Norman’s let the cat out of the bag with a series of tweets: “We’ve done it!! Citizen initated referendum on asset sales is on! #fb” and “OOps, there was an embargo on the CIR result until 1pm which I didn’t realise until after I tweeted. Apologies to Clerk of the House”

45,000 more signatures

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, July 8th, 2013 - 46 comments

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The eight week window to gather more signatures for a referendum on asset sales is now over, and the new signatures will be presented to Parliament today. Lots of them…

Meridian sale panic

Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, July 5th, 2013 - 45 comments

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The Nats must be panicking about the prospects for the sale of Meridian – because they’re resorting to extraordinary tactics.

ImperatorFish: Poor, sick, and unemployed looking forward to MRP share offer

Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, March 6th, 2013 - 19 comments

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John Armstrong may think that “the question now – as far as most people are concerned – is whether Mighty River Power shares will be a good investment,” but Scott’s been out there to find out what ‘most’ people really think…

Mighty River is go!

Written By: - Date published: 5:24 pm, March 4th, 2013 - 41 comments


Prepare for the government’s million dollar asset sales ad blitz…

The Government must be crazy

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, March 1st, 2013 - 22 comments

asset sales pot hole

Come one, came all to National’s fire sale! See how fast we can flog off your assets! Low prices, great returns to foreign investors!

Regulate this!

Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, February 28th, 2013 - 172 comments

hydroelectric power generation dam asset sales

If we can’t afford to buy the assets back, we should at least make clear we will regulate them severely and take the profit out of electricity companies…

Breaking: Supreme Court dismisses Maori Council appeal

Written By: - Date published: 3:20 pm, February 27th, 2013 - 127 comments

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Unanimous decision by the 5 judges to dismiss the Maori Council’s appeal.

Asset Sales delay?

Written By: - Date published: 11:11 pm, February 14th, 2013 - 42 comments


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.

Get your asset sales petitions in

Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, December 14th, 2012 - 22 comments

Asset theft National disgrace Demo Auckland Dec 2012

If you’ve got any asset sales petitions hanging about, quickly send them in to the address on the bottom.  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.

Signathon this weekend

Written By: - Date published: 4:28 pm, November 21st, 2012 - 36 comments

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This weekend a major nationwide collection drive aims to reach the signature target to force a citizens initiated referendum on asset sales. Can you help to collect signatures?

51% swindle averted

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, June 21st, 2012 - 31 comments

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It looks like the Nats’ attempt to pull a swindle on the meaning of “51% ownership” has been averted.

Dunedin asset sales protest

Written By: - Date published: 2:28 pm, June 16th, 2012 - 12 comments

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Between 1 and 2 thousand people turned out in Dunedin today to march in protest at the National government’s plan to sell our assets.

Telling it like it is

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, June 11th, 2012 - 19 comments

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Not for sale hikoi arrives in Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, May 4th, 2012 - 99 comments

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The Aotearoa is Not For Sale hikoi departs from Te Papa for Parliament at midday today. There has been great turnout in towns and cities all over New Zealand. Join in if you can. Also, remember to sign the Keep Our Assets petition and get involved (via Labour or the Greens) in collecting signatures. We can still save our assets.

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