2 Sep 2013

Asset referendum excites Maori leader

7:42 pm on 2 September 2013

A prominent Maori leader who fiercely opposes asset sales says he's excited there will be a referendum on the Government's asset sales programme.

The organisors of the Keep Our Assets petition have succeeded in their second attempt to gather enough signatures to force a referendum.

It's estimated more than 327,000 eligible voters have signed the petition - 18,500 more than required.

Te Atiawa kaumatua Peter Love says Prime Minister John Key can no longer ignore the issue.,

Mr Love earlier this year rallied against asset sales with a group called Say No to Asset Sales.