From Alliance Party member, Joe Hendren’s Blog
The Keep Our Port Public coalition (KOPP) is holding a public meeting in Christchurch opposing the sale of Lyttelton Port Company to Hutchison, a Hong Kong based multinational corporation. The sale represents the restart of the agenda to privatise publicly owned assets, and there are good indications the sale of the port could be followed by the privatisation of the bus company and Citycare. We already have an impressive list of speakers for the meeting, including
Sir Kerry Burke (the current chair of Environment Canterbury but I don’t think he is speaking in this capacity)
Green MP Metiria Turei
So at 7.30 pm on Monday 10 April come along to the Limes Room of the Christchurch Town Hall and stop the privatisation of our port!An opinion piece by Murray Horton of KOPP, ‘Moore’s mighty sellout’ was published in the Press on Friday, and Murray has already received a lot of positive feedback about the article. Murray says the proposed port sale sets a dangerous precedent for the future of other publicly owned assets in Christchurch”.