Ombudsman called in over asset sales secrets

Two major aspects of National's asset sales plan are in question.

ONE News has discovered that the party has very limited official advice to back up its claims about restricting foreign investors and big businesses buying up the assets.

ONE News has been fighting since August to have this made public under the Official Information Act.

Finally this morning, ONE News found out that despite claims that up to 90% of these assets will remain in New Zealand hands, the Treasury has not provided the Government with any detailed analysis on that aspect of the asset sales policy.

Asset sales is one of the most heated issues of the election campaign.

"Can you imagine a dumber thing to do than to sell your best performing assets," said Labour leader Phil Goff.