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Join the Keep Our Assets Signathon this weekend

We need 16,525 valid signatures in order to force a citizens initiated referendum on asset sales, and we need them by the end of this month.

On the weekend of 22-23 June, hundreds of people will collect signatures at collection points across New Zealand in the last drive to reach our target.

Every signature counts, and we need your help.

Choose a collection point now

25 thoughts on “Join the Keep Our Assets Signathon this weekend

  1. If there is anyone available for the Porirua area, the Plimmerton Mid Winter Di is on, with a few hundred people usually attending….. (I am working there otherwise I would do it).

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  2. I am pushing on in Leamington,Cambridge – personal goal is at least 100 more signatures I got over 70 in the last effort. Just walk door to door in the neighborhood. Getting out and meeting folks is very useful.

    Polite not political. “No” is good cause it’s short. People who argue about it (a small minority) aren’t cause they take up time.

    Many have to have it explained at least twice before they figure out what the petition is. I’ve developed a decent facility for getting the point across that it isn’t about being “for or against” but for the government has to ask us what we think.

    “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” seems to go down well.

    I have had people actually snatch the petition out of my hand in their relief that someone actually brought it to them to sign.

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  3. So the Greens are campaigning to save an asset, so they can then wipe billions off it’s value, and destroy it’s earnings, with their power plan.

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  4. So the national party troll ( photonz ) is dissing the greens and repeating national party bullshit spin …… gosh what a surprise.

    Its the national party who are the economic vandals, selling us all out with their stupid and incompetent plans that only benefit the wealthy.

    Photo’s comments should be taken for what they are …… national party trolling,its not very honest or genuine and its only good for a glimpse of what the National party spin/line will be on any issue.

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  5. Dianne, Jan Logie is organising collecting signatures at the Plimmerton Mid-winter Dip. Currently she has only one helper, so a couple more would be welcome.

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  6. daddyo – so no comment about trying to save an asset whose value and earnings you plan to destroy?

    Perhaps best not to comment highlight such silly policy.

    What next – a U-turn on the Green plan to print money?

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  7. Reducing power prices so people can afford to heat their homes is a silly policy. Quack.

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  8. solkta says “Reducing power prices so people can afford to heat their homes is a silly policy.”

    You said it. Especially when you’ve got a petition to make the taxpayer take all the losses, instead of the private sector.

    Dumb – really dumb.

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  9. You said it. Especially when you’ve got a petition to make the taxpayer take all the losses, instead of the private sector.

    I think you mean ‘foregoing profits’ rather than ‘take all the losses’, photonz1. There is a distinction.

    And given that state-owned power co profits are ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ as opposed to a direct wealth transfer (i.e. privatisation), I’m not sure many people would be too worried about it, particularly if it improves the health of NZs most disadvantaged – a whole lot cheaper than endless hospital visits and chronic respiratory illness, that’s for sure.

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  10. Gregor says “I think you mean ‘foregoing profits’ rather than ‘take all the losses’, photonz1. There is a distinction.”

    Wiping billions of dollars off the value of generating assets is a massive loss.

    That laughable thing is the big argument from Russel Norman was we need to save the assets because of how much money they make.

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  11. Any value that came off the shares because of the Green/Labour Power buying announcement was the speculative value. Those seeing it as a good stable investment that helped our infrastructure would have stayed in.

    The fact that MRP share values are still going down shows the only way the Govt. could really justify the sale in economic terms was by hyping the price. The past performance and values were inflated.

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  12. Wiping billions of dollars off the value of generating assets is a massive loss.

    But it’s not wiping anything off the ‘value’.
    It hasn’t happened – the generating assets aren’t suddenly zero-rated. No Powerco has gone to the wall. The world has not ended.

    The idea that tangible ‘value’ – the capacity to produce a good or service with existing assets and processes (i.e the Value Chain) – has been ‘lost’ as opposed to speculative ‘value’ – nominal aggregated share price (not value) on any given day – is farcical.

    To be honest, I’m surprised you’re falling for it given that there is no doubt you understand fundamental economics.

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  13. oldlux says “The fact that MRP share values are still going down shows the only way the Govt. could really justify the sale in economic terms was by hyping the price. The past performance and values were inflated.”

    Showing he knows absolutely nothing about shares.

    Pretty much ALL shares have gone down in the last month. That’s because the US stopped printing money and investors pulled their money out of NZ.

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  14. Nationals plan for wealthy private investors to keep extorting and ripping of power consumers is what has been put on notice by the greens/labor consumer protecting plans.

    The Nats and their troll on this site dont like the rich not being able to rip off ordinary New Zealanders.

    The way National and their troll are squeeling you’d think cheaper electricity prices for New Zealand homes and businesses was a bad thing.

    All New Zealanders have been ripped off for electricity prices ever since Max Bradford and the last National Government ‘reformed’ the electricity market.

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  15. daddyo – so you want to sign a petition to keep assets because of the profits they make, and then wipe out those profits.

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  16. Gregor W sasy “The idea that tangible ‘value’ – the capacity to produce a good or service with existing assets and processes (i.e the Value Chain) – has been ‘lost’ as opposed to speculative ‘value’ – nominal aggregated share price (not value) on any given day – is farcical.

    To be honest, I’m surprised you’re falling for it given that there is no doubt you understand fundamental economics.”

    Best tell Russel that then – he was the one claiming our electricity assets were making 18% year after year – using a value you call “farcical”.

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  17. greenfly says “Is ‘free-fall’ too strong a (hyphenated) word?”

    What are you talking about?

    Green polling results, or Government asset values under a Green Government?

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  18. Photonz – If you can’t figure out that “values” aren’t the same as “money” you are indeed PERFECTLY suited and prepared for following Key to hell.

    He’s your kind of leader. Utterly incapable of distinguishing the two concepts.

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  19. I was too subtle for you, photonz1 and I’m sorry.
    (Everyone else knows what I meant.)

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  20. Best tell Russel that then – he was the one claiming our electricity assets were making 18% year after year – using a value you call “farcical”.

    Photonz1 – I don’t quite follow. I’m saying that to base the tangible value of a companies goods or services solely on their share price (and relative fluctuation thereof) is farcical.

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