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SkyCity Petition

John Key: don't use our taxpayer money on a SkyCity convention centre.

We say a deal's a deal.

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Back in May 2013 when the SkyCity convention centre was announced, the Government promised a national convention centre suitable for between 3,500 and 5,000 attendees in return for allowing SkyCity to have more pokies and tables. Throughout the 2014 election, the Government told New Zealanders that we were getting a 'free' convention centre. The deal was done, the ink was apparently dry.

Now SkyCity are trying to rip us all off. They've filed plans for a convention centre for only 1,500 and 3,000. As a result, John Key and Steven Joyce aren't ruling out dipping into our pockets and forking out for SkyCity.

UPDATE: WE DID IT!

New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Inc.

You spoke and they listened!

Steven Joyce has announced that no taxpayer money is going to be used to support SkyCity’s convention centre. Instead, SkyCity are going back to the drawing board to come up with a cheaper design. Fantastic.

In just a few days more than fifteen hundred people signed our petition and the message got through to Mr Joyce and SkyCity. This is a win for the little guy.

While there could be devil in the detail - and don't worry we'll be making sure that SkyCity don’t now try to build something a fraction of the size that was promised - today at least taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief.


 

Sign our petition to tell John Key not to use taxpayer money on SkyCity - we'll deliver the signatures to Parliament later in this month. 

Who's signing

Lyn Happy
Owen kenneally
George Cooper
Fareeza Hassan
Abby Lawrence
valerie west
Kamahl Duncan
Lynne Merrick
Robyn Verrall
Ngaio coppins
Barry Crampton
Barry Crampton
Tony Kerr
Yanni Dijkstra
Yanni Dijkstra
Audrey Hill
Ana Kennedy
Mark Penn
Braden Prideaux
Rachel Fiso
Rachel Fiso
David Sutherland
Murray D'Ath-Weston
Samuel Weir
Ruth Blair
Colin Emett
Craig sinkinson
Stewart Anderson
Michael Parsisson
Shanee Mabbett
1,529 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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