Asset sales remain unpopular for NZers
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:03a.m.
Most New Zealanders remain opposed to the partial privatisation of four state-owned energy companies, but most would also like to buy shares if they came up for sale.
The final vote on the Mixed Ownership Model Bill - allowing for the sale of 49 per cent of Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and Solid Energy - takes place in parliament on Tuesday.
Results published today from a Key Research poll show that 64 per cent of the 700 people surveyed were against the partial sale of state-owned assets, while only 25 per cent were in favour.
At the same time, 60 per cent would buy shares in the same assets, compared with 30 per cent who wouldn't, according to the poll commissioned by the Herald on Sunday.
The results also showed National holding its support at 47.9 per cent, while both Labour and the Greens have risen three percentage points since the 2011 election to be at 30.4 per cent and 14.8 per cent respectively.
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24/06/2012 7:31:53 p.m.
National has a mandate, it was called an election. If you lost or did not vote don't winge now. The majority of people I have spoken to don't even understand what is going on and what a partial sale is. Most think they are selling the whole lot.
24/06/2012 3:41:54 p.m.
New Zealanders have a history of rolling over and letting polictians get away with doing things that are not popular thats why.
We lack passion when it comes to standing up for our rights and getting the best deal for our country, instead we sit back and let leaders and other self interested groups play the system to their advantage at our expensive.
Its not surprising this country is slowly circling the drain despite all the promises we have been sold over the decades we are a nation of gullible suckers.
24/06/2012 10:52:00 a.m.
Graham Deadman wrote:
From your poll it looks like hardly any one wants asset sale..
I am asking why wont the National Party listen to the majority...
24/06/2012 10:51:28 a.m.
I a wondering if somebody had thought about dropping a similar banner to the 2 fellows in the prison tower to put out over the side. It would lend some purpose to such stunts
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