Anti-asset sale rally planned for tomorrow in Wellington

A lunch-time rally in Wellington tomorrow will give some measure of the extent of opposition to the National-led government's proposed asset sales programme.

Opposition parties and others opposed to the partial sale of assets such as electricity generators Mighty River, Meridian and Genesis and Air New Zealand are gathering for speeches in Parliament grounds from 1pm, before Parliament resumes for the year.

NZ first spokesman Dr Hugh Barr says selling such strategic assets is economic madness, as they will inevitably end up in foreign ownership.

Before the rally, there's a march planned from Civic Square from midday.

- Newstalk ZB

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