The scare-mongering talk over Kiwibank being sold is just that – scare-mongering.

The Prime Minister has said that National’s policy of no asset sales in our first term remains.  A clear policy on future asset sales will be put before the New Zealand public before the 2011 election.

John Key has also said the policy may not change at all.  National may decide not to sell any assets.

With the 2010 Budget indicating we may return a surplus five years earlier than predicted, in 2016, any policy change may be irrelevant.

National is focusing on faster and more sustainable economic growth, to help create jobs, boost incomes, and raise living standards.  Those trying to raise a stir about Kiwibank might do better to get behind those goals and give us a hand to lift our growth.

UPDATE: Since I wrote this, this story has appeared.