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Black Friday Date for Asset Sell Off Submissions

Posted by on March 28th, 2012

Friday 13 April is the closing date for submissions to the committee considering the How Key wants to give our silver to his mates (aka Mixed Ownership Model) Bill.

The Committee has indicated a willingness to travel to hear submissions – so ask if you want to be heard either in your home city or in Wellington.

The link to the parliamentary site is here.

8 Responses to “Black Friday Date for Asset Sell Off Submissions”

  1. Allyson says:

    Does anyone else remember the leader of the opposition, Winston Peters selling off Air NZ to mom and pop investors in NZ. I do. Can someone ask him why/how he changed his mind on asset sales.

  2. Spud says:

    👿 Asset sales 👿

  3. Tracey says:

    That’s the spirit Allyson, if someone made a mistake, dont let them learn from it,just sit back while a new person repeats it. Is this what was meant by being “aspirational”?

    Do you know why the PM has changed his mind about selling energy companies, given when he said it wasn’t a good idea we were almost 12 months into a global financial crisis.

  4. andy cunningham says:

    Anyone who lived in the UK in the Thatcher years is now asking: ‘where did all the money from the asset sales go?’, and ‘what’s happened to our wealth creation infrastructure?’ and ‘how are we going to support 70m people living here when there’s nothing of any genuine substance left driving our economy?’….does nobody learn? It’s now 30 years since that whirlwind. We should also note the Chinese are routinely hanging on to strategic assets….I wonder why?

  5. Tracey says:

    Good point andy, given that economics is cyclic and there will be another stock market crash and associated crisis in 20 years, what will we sell then?

  6. Simon says:

    Tracey, are you sure Winston has learnt from his mistakes. I’m more inclined to believe that he will move which ever way the wind blows him, and Labour are living by the old maxim that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Perhaps they should also be reminded that if you lay down with dogs, you get fleas.

  7. al1ens says:

    “I’m more inclined to believe that he will move which ever way the wind blows him”

    Replacee ‘the wind blows him’ with opinion polls, and you have national’s policy unit.

  8. Tracey says:


    Do you know why the PM has now changed his mind from October 2008? I have searched but can’t find his answer. Well he’s said the financial situation has changed BUT I note:

    I have no idea what Winston has or has not learned from his mistakes, but Allyson doesn’t even seem prepared to accept that over a 20 year span or so, people can see that something back then didnt work and shouldn’t be repeated.

    1. His big drawcard prior to 2008 was his financial savvy. Can he say he didnt see hard times ahead with any credibility?
    2. GFC began in the US in December 2007 (it sneezes we catch cold)

    So, forget Winston for a moment, he’s in Opposition afterall and let’s focus on the person/people with power to do things now, right way or wrong way, and their justifications.