The National-led Government wants to create a climate of saving. Kiwis’ personal debt is too high. We’ve seen the results of finance companies, and Kiwis want safe investments with good returns if they are going to save for their future. That’s why the mixed-ownership model for state assets works. Other parties will tell you we’re selling the family silver. That’s not true. Government will hold majority ownership. What mixed-ownership of state assets gives is a gilt-edged investment opportunity for Kiwis either individually or through a retirement fund that offer a great and regular return. It also gives the state-owned companies the money they need to grow. There is $220 billion worth of state assets on the books at present – this model allows us the keep hold of them and grow their value while also offering Kiwis a great investment opportunity to save for the future.