Poll: Few Kiwis likely to purchase assets
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 6:25p.m.
By Political Editor Duncan Garner
New 3 News Reid Research poll results show few New Zealanders are putting their hands up to buy shares in the partial asset sales.
The results come as Maori put fresh pressure on the Government ahead of a crucial meeting tonight with the Prime Minister.
Maori leaders want the asset sales delayed until water rights are sorted out. They met today to tell the Maori Party their concerns.
Party leader Pita Sharples will take the concerns of the united Maori group to Prime Minister John Key tonight.
“I think this is more significant than we realise,” he says. “In terms of, once Maori is of one mind, goodness, it’s rare. It’s great, it’s great.”
The Government wants the first asset sale, Mighty River Power, to go ahead by November.
So 3 News asked voters in our latest poll, will you buy shares:
“Most New Zealanders don’t have spare cash hanging around and won’t be able to buy shares,” says Green Party leader Russel Norman.
The numbers were slightly better for National voters:
But voters like the free loyalty share offer; if you hold your shares for more than three years.
“We will be paying for that, because the loyalty shares come off the bottom line of what we get for them,” says Labour Party leader David Shearer.
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9/08/2012 2:12:11 p.m.
More for me !
8/08/2012 11:09:18 a.m.
Brent, ideally we need to stop borrowing from corrupt US and Aussies Banks. then we might have a chance of paying of the debt! dumb.fk thanks JK for swapping reduce debt for REAL ASSETS isn't SMART NZ!
8/08/2012 4:34:42 a.m.
I like the way you think MARTIN, Lets just stop paying people the benefits and pay back the loan, we can keep the 49%.
7/08/2012 1:31:24 p.m.
It seems highly hypocritical that the very people who vent their anger on beneficiaries think it is great to spend tax payer money to pay for loyalty shares to prop up their shareholder assets. What a joke this national government and their voters are.
7/08/2012 10:27:01 a.m.
This all comes down to two forms of economics:'Austrian economics' vs 'mainstream economics'. Austrian economics has proven it self to work and is backed by science.Mainstream economics is created by the US Federal Reserve by a small group of Bankers.Capitalism is broken!
7/08/2012 8:21:38 a.m.
Given that these assets were paid for, in part, by my taxes and those of my parents then surely clear economic thinking should mean that if they were to be sold we would each be due a tax rebate!
7/08/2012 7:34:49 a.m.
Kevin M wrote:
If the country is that broke....then why are we paying for regional local councils when everything can & is being done from the beehive.
6/08/2012 10:53:01 p.m.
The asset sale by John Key were not intended for mum and dad investors.
They are specifically for the wealthy... to shift the countries assets into the hands of the wealthy elite.
Nothing more.... ordinary kiwis have less stake in the governments assets... the wealthy will have more.
Problem is none of us is getting compensated for the sale of those assets... which is tantamount to theft.
6/08/2012 9:28:46 p.m.
Michael Van Ooyen wrote:
The selling of the country's remaining assets that were originally paid for from taxes and rates of all New Zealanders. Back to already wealthy New Zealanders (John Keys mates and friends). Equality and ethics are clearly no longer a principle in the Business of Politics. Why not sell the ugly Beehive and Parliment buildings. On the basis that they are running at a substantial loss yearly and have been since their conception. Just to note people over here in Australia are already sorting out ways to infiltrate the locals first policy set for the invesments. its the talk of the ASX.
6/08/2012 7:05:34 p.m.
Jax from Aotearoa is Not for sale wrote:
Oh deary deary me, what a difference a day makes poll-wise.May I add to Russel Norman's comments .. Many Kiwis are also not as unethical as John Key thinks, or IS, nor as daft to pay $1000 for shares if they did have it, for something they already OWN collectively..
Surely if you had a brain you would pay off your OWN PERSONAL DEBT;or invest in something that isn't potentially as damaging to sell off for the whole country & all of us who know what this S.O.E is earning all of us here ..
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