Asset sales would boost irrigation scheme
A $400m irrigation fund will be bankrolled by the partial sale of state assets if National is re-elected.
National Party leader John Key today announced the new Future Investment Fund would be drawn down to pay for capital spending on irrigation schemes.
There would be a new Crown Water Investment Company set up with money available from 2013 to start up new projects.
The new company would invest in schemes with the expectation of a commercial return.