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No Asset sales! No Dunne Deal!


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No Asset sales! No Dunne Deal!

People’s Power Ohariu continue to challenge the United Future leader.

This Friday afternoon at 2pm members and supporters of People’s Power Ohariu will gather in front of the office of Ohariu MP Peter Dunne to demonstrate continuing opposition to the government’s Mixed Ownership Model Bill. They have a flag “No asset sales! No Dunne deal” to fly from a pole immediately outside his office.

Speaking for the group, John Maynard said “Peter Dunne says he will not support the Sky City casino deal because he doesn’t know enough about it.

“Peter Dunne is literally gambling with the future of the state assets. He admits he has no detailed knowledge of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, but, unlike his reservations about the Sky City casino, his lack of information about the TPPA’s impact on asset sales hasn’t yet stopped him from supporting the sale of state assets.

“People’s Power Ohariu is concerned that under the TPPA, unlike New Zealand’s other trade agreements, in some circumstances foreign investors will be able to sue the New Zealand government.

“The TPPA agreement that threatens New Zealand’s right to make democratic decisions in its own interests. It threatens our very sovereignty”, said Mr Maynard.

Peter Dunne’s support is required if the government’s plan to sell electricity generating companies and other state assets is to go ahead. However the fact is most New Zealanders - no matter which party they voted for in the last election – are strongly opposed to any sale. Therefore we continue to urge Mr. Dunne to listen to the voices of his electorate and those of New Zealanders, and say no to asset sales.

“We are right behind the Aotearoa Is Not For Sale hikoi which will march from Te Papa to Parliament next Friday. Again I emphasise it doesn’t matter who you voted for, it’s really important for those who don’t want to see our loss of assets and sovereignty to get down to Te Papa or join us along the way to Parliament from 12pm next Friday the 4th of May”

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