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Peter Dunne says…

On his Party website, Peter Dunne says this, about selling Kiwibank,

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“Kiwibank is in ..[abridged].. an increasingly fraught and troubled globe, it is both a symbolic and practical statement of our economic sovereignty. Collectively, it is ours pure and simple. It must stay that way.”

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It appears that Peter Dunne, the MP for Ohariu, and one of National’s one-man band coalition partners, has taken a very ideological stand on refusing to sell Kiwibank.  (Not that John Key or the Nats ever campaigned on this issue last year. So it is, for all intents and purposes, a non-issue.)

The question here is simple; if Peter Dunne maintains that Kiwibank is “collectively…  ours pure and simple. It must stay that way” – then why is his stance different on even more important strategic state assets; power companies and an airline?! (Especially considering that Air New Zealand already went bankrupt once, and had to be bailed out by the taxpayer in October 2001.)

Isn’t it curious… Peter Dunne considers Kiwibank to be “ours pure and simple” and that “it must stay that way” – but he has not applied the same principle to Meridian, Genesis, Mighty River Power, Solid Energy, and Air Air New Zealand.

Why is Kiwibank ” ours pure and simple. It must stay that way  ” – but not other State assets?

Especially when he says that Kiwibank must remain in public ownership because in “an increasingly fraught and troubled globe, it is both a symbolic and practical statement of our economic sovereignty“.

One would have thought that three power companies (at the very least); that power our homes, industustries, infra-structure, businesses, etc, would have even greater  ” symbolic and practical statement of our economic sovereignty “?

Or is this an example, yet again, of selective morality from one of our elected representatives?

Oh dear… People of Ohariu, is this really what you wanted when you cast your votes last year?!

If this annoys you as intensely as it annoys me and others, never fear – the Million Mail campaign (and a petition) is here!!

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Flood the Beehive!

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The Million Mail Campaign!

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National’s plans to partially-privatise State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) continues to grind on – despite over-whelming public opposition.

It’s time for every New Zealander who opposes these sales to make their voice heard loud and clear, and to flood the Beehive  with a storm of protest mail!

One million-plus emails and letters will create a  loud message that will make politicians sit up and take notice.

Start writing now!

It costs nothing – and you may be saving $6 billion worth of assets that belong to you, your family, and other New Zealanders.

Messages don’t have to be long or involved or full of facts and figures. Messages can be simple. Eg,

Please do not sell my energy companies and Air New Zealand. They belong to  me and my family. “

Or,

I did not vote to sell my state enterprises. But I will vote against anyone who tries to sell them. Please stop your asset sales programme. I do not support it. “

Or,

I am one of the 60-70% of New Zealanders who oppose state asset sales. I will remember this at the next election. I do not give you permission to sell my assets. “

State assets up for partial sale: Meridian, Genesis, Mighty River Power, Solid Energy (formerly Coal Corp), and Air New Zealand.

More information:  Asset sales bill down to the wire (Long link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10814141)

Send an email now. Or a paper-letter (no stamp required).  We can flood the Beehive with a Million Messages, and it will be messages that will make politicians pause and think.

In May, 2010, over 50,000 New Zealanders marched up Queen Street, Auckland, to stop mining in our Schedule 4 Conservation land.

More information:  Thousands march against mining (Long link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/3647465/Thousands-march-against-mining)

The politicians backed off smartly. Imagine what 500,000 letters and emails can accomplish!

Eventually, John Key, Tony  Ryall, Peter Dunne, and Steven Joyce, et al,  will no longer be able to ignore our growing clamour.

It’s damned hard to ignore 1 million emails and letters.

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Write now! Write often! Keep writing!

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Contact Details

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Snail Mail Addresses

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Peter Dunne
Minister for Revenue
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

John Key
Prime Minister
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

Steven Joyce
Minister for Economic Developement
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

Tony Ryall
Minister for SOEs
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

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Parliamentary Email forms

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Peter Dunne

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Email.htm?id=014945ee-8499-40fd-8cc5-f43d11b3c01b

John Key

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Email.htm?id=d01c1267-d76e-4734-a97a-9cd70224cbcd

Steven Joyce

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Email.htm?id=873ed764-82bb-4193-851d-041831482571

Tony Ryall

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Email.htm?id=2f3f9280-42de-453a-9840-d8394015b9e4

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Direct Email Addresses

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Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne <peter.dunne@parliament.govt.nz>

John Key

“John Key” <john.key@parliament.govt.nz>

Steven Joyce

“Steven Joyce” <steven.joyce@parliament.govt.nz>

Tony Ryall

“Tony Ryall” <tony.ryall@parliament.govt.nz>

Please note: make your letters/email polite, but firm.

And if you want to send letters to the editor, here are some addresses,

“Dominion Post” <letters@dompost.co.nz>

“Listener” <letters@listener.co.nz>

“NZ Herald” <letters@herald.co.nz>

“Otago Daily Times” <odt.editor@alliedpress.co.nz>

“The Press” <letters@press.co.nz>

“Southland Times” <editor@stl.co.nz>

“Sunday News” <editor@sunday-news.co.nz>

“Sunday Star Times” <letters@star-times.co.nz>

“Waikato Times” <editor@waikatotimes.co.nz>

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Flood the Beehive!

Please pass this Campaign on to others!

This will be our one and only chance to put the brakes on this government’s asset sales plans!

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Lots more we can do…

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Day of Action!

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And sign the petition!! Available here,

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  1. Vincent
    23 June 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I’m in his electorate and I voted for him last year. Next time I’m voting Labour. Dunne can get stuffed as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Alastair
    23 June 2012 at 4:44 pm

    The rumours that I’ve heard suggest that he won’t stand again in 2014 – possibly because he doesn’t want the embarrassing defeat that would result from his existing slim majority coupled with all the bad sentiment in his electorate. So, to put it bluntly, he doesn’t give a shit about the huge opposition to his position on asset sales.

  3. noel f
    26 June 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Peter Dunne… Logical? Consistent?

  4. Possum
    26 June 2012 at 1:42 pm

    nationals toilet brush?

  5. noel f
    26 June 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Possum :

    nationals toilet brush?

    You are a nasty person Possum 🙂

  6. 26 June 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Oops noel i’m just as nasty to,i deleted my comments…

  7. XYZ
    27 June 2012 at 2:14 am

    Possum :

    nationals toilet brush?

    +1

  1. 25 June 2012 at 9:19 pm

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