10 May 2013

Focus on Politics for 10 May 2013

From Focus on Politics, 6:36 pm on 10 May 2013

This week the Government sold its 49 percent stake in Mighty River Power, raising one-point-seven billion dollars. It also introduced under urgency legislation which will make it easier for the country's electronic spy agency to monitor the communications of New Zealanders. And the Finance Minister, Bill English, suggested the Government would not support Solid Energy or other State-owned Enterprise if they weren't viable businesses. But all that was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding backbench MP Aaron Gilmore. Our political editor Brent Edwards looks at how Mr Gilmore made himself a household name.