In 2008 John Key made this crystal clear promise:
“That in the first term of the National government there will be no state assets that will be sold either partially or fully.”
Now, Land Information New Zealand is proposing the sale of seven high country stations as part of the tenure review process. This goes against the advice of DoC and has alarmed conservationists who say that unique ecologies will be put at risk with devastating down stream effects.
Key’s promise gives him only one option: he must keep his promise not to sell state assets and turn down this proposal immediately.