The government should own some electricity generation companies?

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The government should own some electricity generation companies

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Reasons To Disagree

Gummint has no legitimate place in business.

28 September 2008

Not necessary, but government needs to ensure that market forces aren't manipulated as they are presently to the detriment of everybody and there must be a mechanism in place to insure that infrastructure spending is continued. That ain't happening.

10 October 2010

It is not the place of government to run any commercial concern. By owning such they are in effect making us all shareholders in a company open to business risks; they do not have the right to do so.

27 August 2012


Reasons To Agree

They should own a majority shareholding with the rest of the shares owned by New Zealanders

9 August 2008

The government should own all strategic electricity generation. Public private partnerships with gradual return to public ownership can be used to build new facilities

13 September 2008

Some not necessarily all tho. Owning the lines is the most important thing. Anyone can feed the grid. It would be nice if we could all put solar panels on our roof and feed the grid for a credit. At the moment I believe the most you can do is reduce your usage but not get any credits when your generation is greater than your usage.

3 October 2008

You could monitor doll bludgers power bills and just deduct it off there doll

3 July 2009

The government should own NZ post, railway, transportation, phone, electricity, water companies to prevent all the money going overseas and prevent them from charging too much.

16 October 2012

all 100 percent

17 September 2013


14 October 2013

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