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Great NZ selloff just a myth, says Rinehart Star Times

July 8, 2012

Does Gina Rinehart have her eye on our minerals?

I don’t know about you, but when Fairfax’s Sunday newspaper devotes both the front page and page three to convincing New Zealanders that we aren’t being sold quite as fast as we think we are, I smell a rat.

With growing concern about our increasing loss of sovereignty under this National-led Government, it seems that their wealthy buddies at foreign-owned Fairfax have stepped up to bat for them, and are attempting to persuade us that there is nothing to worry about.

This one-sided piece of propaganda covers most of the front page, as well as the whole of page three, complete with graphs, maps and statistics.  However, as is usually the case with Fairfax, the piece is based on carefully selected data from carefully selected sources.

Could it be that Fairfax’s owner, the Australian mining billionaire and world’s richest woman Gina Rinehart, has her beady eye on New Zealand’s mineral wealth, loose legislation, and sellable sovereignty?  Afterall, she bought into Fairfax after taking up the advice of wealthy British climate-change denier Lord Monkton, who suggested that heavy industrial polluters should buy media corporations in order to control the message. 

Our media, it seems,  are deliberately misleading us on behalf of their unscrupulous foreign owners.  Be vigilant New Zealand; with the Government spending $120m on asset sales propaganda, this sort of thing is just the beginning.  Oh, and what are the odds on Fairfax getting a big fat chunk of that $120m?  These guys sure know how to scratch each other’s backs…

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