Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:00a.m.
Mighty River Power is the first state-owned asset chosen by the Government to be partially sold, Finance Minister Bill English announced this morning.
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24/12/2011 12:50:42 a.m.
Selling essential services is treason against the public. We lose social control and the price escalates. Already we are seeing blacklists for such (e.g. Simon Kaiwai 2009) and disconnections causing death (e.g. Mrs Muleaga 2007).
Why are are these privatised companies able to call on police without a court judgement, have protection from legal accountability and are invited to buy at sweetheart deals? We are witnessing the construction of a totalitarian fascist regime. Time to stand up.
15/12/2011 7:41:55 p.m.
Mike..your statement about floating NZ is right on the money. Only problem is its happening right now. Floating critical infrastructure that is as much a part of this country as the rivers and trees IS floating the country.
15/12/2011 7:12:14 p.m.
Here we go it's the game Let's sell New Zealanders assets to the highest bidder.
now for the catch how fat will governments pockets get.
He is a thought let's all sell our Government and see if we the Kiwi's can make a profit from the sale then we can float New Zealand.
What is next for this country????
Low wages,Behind in technology,A health system needing a face lift,A broke country.
Well I think we the people need to re-think who should be in power in this country?
The Govt says it's hypocritical of the Greens to criticise the number of 'mum and dad' Mighty River Power investors, when they were responsible for "frightening them off".
Mighty River Power shares have been floating around the $2.50 mark, the same price the Government set for their listing.
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