The political choices in this year's election became much
clearer yesterday with the Government indicating it is
willing to partially sell four state-owned energy companies
to help reduce the country's debt.
guaranteed to be an election issue this year, with Labour
pledging to force the Government to confront what it sees as
an unaffordable burden on taxpayers and savings specialists
calling for changes to KiwiSaver.
A shareholding in Virgin Blue gave Air New Zealand access to
a much larger population in a way that did not require a
large capital outlay, New Zealand Funds Management chief
investment officer Michael Lang said yesterday.