Posts Tagged ‘asset sales’

Selling state houses will reduce available accommodation – Caritas

Friday, November 7th, 2014

“We are concerned that selling 20 per cent of state housing and possibly investing this capital away from social housing will reduce housing availability,” says Caritas  Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey. “This could further divide communities and reduce the security of low-income tenants, as we have already seen in communities like Pomare in Lower Hutt Read more

No-one owns water, we all own the water

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Maori are doing us all a big favour. Putting aside for one moment the rights and wrongs of the Government’s partial state assets sales plan, as a nation we may yet come to regard indigenous claims over water ownership and rights with some gratitude. For, if nothing else, Maori interests and determination that rights issues Read more

Partial asset sales and caring for NZ’s economy

Friday, March 9th, 2012

It was made very clear in polls before the November 2011 election that more than 70% of respondents wanted our publicly-owned state assets retained in NZ ownership, not 49% sold off to the highest bidder. The incoming National government chose to ignore this expression of New Zealanders’ views, and has been taking steps to change Read more