The debate, opinions and emotional outpouring about Samoa’s Citizen’s Investment Bill 2014 is playing right into the hands of those pushing for the bill to become law. The issue is not about Samoa being put...
Category: Asset Sale
“TVNZ does not have a public broadcasting interest, nor does it have an interest for Pacific people. TVNZ is a commercial enterprise driven by the need for a return on investment.” Su’a William Sio
“Ultimately the Government’s plan is about selling assets and shirking its housing responsibilities, based on a long-expired set of right wing ideas. This is pulling up the ladder at its worst.” Kris Faafoi, Mana MP.
National’s plan to sell state houses and provide income-related rent subsidies to private landlords will drive up rents and house prices for everyone the Green Party said today. They termed it economically reckless, as...
The group of 10 organisations is particularly worried about the lack of a Government guarantee that money gained from an asset sale would be reinvested in the housing sector. That would cause a decline rather than an increase in the stock of low and affordable housing.
The economic scenario painted by Mr Peters, plus the government $10million language move for more Kiwi kids to speak Chinese in schools, this country could end up known as a Chinese village exporting dairy products as part of the Chinese economy?
“The Crown will receive a windfall of $26.2 million but it would have been over $50 million had the Government not sold this superb asset,” Dr Russel Norman.
New Zealand First has been proved right yet again – there’s no stopping the foreign buy-up of our land, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The purchase of large Taupo property...
“Genesis Energy took an extra $36.7 million between 2010-2012, thus misleading mum and dad investors by inflating the share value when the company was sold off by the government.” Rt Hon. Winston Peters, leader NZ First
The suspected illegal sale of Motukawaiti Island, north of Kerikeri, highlights the need to “fence off” New Zealand from foreign speculators, says New Zealand First.
“The truth is asset sales are being used to cover up the $4 billion-plus hole in revenue caused by the Government’s 2010 tax changes.” Clayton Cosgrove.
“The fact that Parliament has ended up passing thirteen controversial bills on the strength of the vote of someone who has since been found guilty of a dishonesty offence highlights the need for greater controls around political donations,” said Ms Walker.