New government policy initiatives will be unveiled by Prime Minister John Key at the National Party's annual conference this weekend.
It will be the party's first big gathering since last year's election with more than 500 delegates packing Auckland's Sky City convention centre.
They will be told "something new" when Mr Key speaks around noon on Sunday, sources say.
The conference will be opened on Saturday by Auckland's Mayor Len Brown.
During the day eight senior ministers will explain how they're managing the economy, public services, health, education, welfare, energy, primary industries, conservation and the Christchurch rebuild.
Delegates will get the chance to question them after their presentations and asset sales are likely to be an issue for State-owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall and Finance Minister Bill English.
The government's plans to partially privatise four state-owned energy companies will also be an issue for asset sales opponents who are organising a demonstration at Britomart around 11am on Saturday.On Sunday, coinciding with Mr Key's speech, it will be Auckland Action Against Poverty's turn to protest against the government's economic and welfare policies outside the convention centre.
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