Protest disrupts asset sale meeting

ANDREA FOX
Last updated 15:41 18/07/2012

Relevant offers

Industries

SLI Systems says rise in revenue shows good progress Cashed-up bidders for Acurity confident Abano posts flat result Airbus tour stops by NZ Stockton confirms higher job losses Foreign charter rule changes SLI growth close on forecast Acurity takeover underway Turners Auctions takeover bid NZX half-year shareholder metrics released

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