Key accused of being ‘slippery’ over Auckland Airport

Finance Minister Michael Cullen has accused National leader John Key of being “very slippery” on his stance toward the Government’s move to protect Auckland Airport from foreign control.

Dr Cullen last night announced new foreign investment rules allowing ministers to block deals that would allow control of strategic assets and land to fall into overseas ownership.

He said it was in response to uncertainty around the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) offer to airport shareholders.

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