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Russel Norman ~ Keep Our Assets Rangiora Meeting

MEDIA RELEASE 28th June 2012

Russel Norman ~ Keep Our Assets Rangiora Meeting

Tue 10/07/2012 12:30 - 1:30pm ~ John Knox Church cnr High & King Sts.

The Government has cut a deal with John Banks and Peter Dunne to push through their controversial assets sales programme. Of the 1489 select committee submissions only nine supported asset sales.

John Key claims to have a mandate for partial asset sales, yet most Kiwis still oppose assets sales. Last election 1,139,901 people voted for parties opposed to asset sales, while 1,097,563 voted for pro-asset sales parties. Claiming that this is a mandate is stretching of the truth.

Asset sales would mean power prices would go up, more profits would flow offshore to foreign buyers, and our government would have to borrow more to make up for the lost dividend income. The loss of control and future income from our assets would make us all poorer and endanger our clean green environment.

The Keep Our Assets campaign is made up of ordinary New Zealanders who are working to collect enough signatures to trigger a Citizen’s Initiated Referendum. Keep Our Assets is a coalition of political parties, unions, community groups and thousands of volunteers determined to stop the sales proceeding. 100,000 Kiwis have already signed the petition.

Please come and hear Green Party Co-leader, Dr. Russel Norman, and President of Grey Power North Canterbury, Miles Jackson, discuss the issues and sign the petition to keep our assets.


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