"Thank you Maoris for stopping asset sales!" poked Willie Jackson upon his arrival at work today.
He was, of course, referencing the Waitangi Tribunal's ruling regarding Maori rights and water bodies, and the likely impact of that on the government's privatisation programme.
The message is clear: Delay the sale of assets until an agreement has been reached with Maori over who owns the water. Though, as John Key chose to highlight earlier this year, the government can choose to ignore the Tribunal's recommendations if it wishes.
Are you thankful for the delay? Or will asset sales go ahead anyway, and will all this dithering simply impact the top price that can be achieved from the sale?