Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, August 19th, 2015 - 21 comments
National’s selloff of our state houses is yet another example of its two main obsessions, secrecy and unaccountable power.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, June 28th, 2015 - 20 comments
English needs to explain why the government can’t find NZ buyers for their “social housing” plans. The Nats to explain how selling state houses helps a single family in need.
Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, November 12th, 2014 - 46 comments
Is Key planning to flog off state houses at half price to a liquor company?
Written By: - Date published: 8:43 pm, August 20th, 2013 - 19 comments
Hey John, how much public money are you going to pay the wealthy to “buy” our assets? (And how just desperate are you…?)
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, August 9th, 2013 - 89 comments
Yesterday John Key gave $30 Million of tax payer’s money to Rio Tinto in order to prop up its electricity deal with Meridian – and thus to prop up his privatisation ideology. Mighty River Power shares took a hit. Smart investors getting out?
Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, August 8th, 2013 - 55 comments
John Key just spent another $30 Million of tax payer’s money to prop up his privatisation ideology.
Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, July 5th, 2013 - 46 comments
The Nats must be panicking about the prospects for the sale of Meridian – because they’re resorting to extraordinary tactics.
Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, May 9th, 2013 - 194 comments
Here are the numbers that sum up the MRP sale fail – foremost among them the $1,000 that the government has spent per Kiwi investor attracted.
Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, May 7th, 2013 - 143 comments
Breaking – The asset sales referendum petition has collected 292,000 valid signatures. It needs 16,500 more (about another 5%) to reach the threshold. The Keep Our Assets Coalition has 2 months to get the remainder – and says it will get them…
Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, April 23rd, 2013 - 185 comments
Which is really the party of “economic sabotage”?
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 10th, 2013 - 91 comments
Labour’s Clayton Cosgrove reveals that when selling Mighty River Power shares, brokers will get twice the commission for selling to a foreign buyer. This will send ownership overseas and drive up prices for Kiwis.
Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, March 12th, 2013 - 81 comments
Should the parties of the Left continue to oppose asset sales? Lew At Kiwipolitico (loudly cheered on by Bryce Edwards) doesn’t think so. I think Lew is wrong. Here’s why…
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, October 23rd, 2012 - 28 comments
As expected, the High Court advised today that the government should hold off sale of Mighty River Power. The government is complying.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, September 14th, 2012 - 126 comments
Yesterday’s national hui on water rights has resulted in the best possible outcome for Maori, a decision to present a unified front in the face of National’s divide and rule tactics.
Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, August 22nd, 2012 - 31 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on Key’s made up numbers.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 4th, 2012 - 22 comments
For some reason the Nats are in a hurry to complete their privatisation programme within two years. Anyone in any doubt as to how the process of consultation with Maori will play out might be informed by some recent history.
Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, July 17th, 2012 - 62 comments
Even John Key is now admitting that the asset sale program is facing a serious legal challenge, and that delays in the sales are likely. Any such delay would have several implications…