Protest disrupts asset sale meeting

Last updated 15:41 18/07/2012

Relevant offers


Expedia's New Zealand boss speaks out on competition fears, tax structure Porirua cbd gets two fibre networks and high-speed wi-fi Former casino magnate and vineyard owner sued for $3.5 million Ferrybank design finalists to go on display at Waikato Museum Architecturally-designed Wellington central building up for sale How Toyota used Nascar to sway loyal US car buyers VW announces cleaning solution for dirty diesels AFT Pharmaceuticals to list on NZX and ASX in December Brokers view: Positivity may be returning for Kathmandu Successful New Zealanders celebrated at Moet event

A visiting sharemarket analyst to the Waikato got a Maori welcome he wasn't expecting this afternoon when opponents of the proposed partial sale of Mighty River Power hijacked his presentation to investors.

Forsyth Barr's Wellington-based head of research, Rob Mercer, was telling around 100 share market investors the few details that are available about the proposal when the trio took the floor at Hamilton's SkyCity casino.

Calling themselves representatives of The Mighty River Power People, the group scattered mock bloodstained US dollar bills, branded the Government "shameful" and demanded recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi.

While shaken Forsyth Barr representatives summoned SkyCity security, the audience - many retired - reacted angrily to the intrusion, demanding that the trio leave.

The three left, shouting "shame on you".

Ad Feedback

- (Live Matches)

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content