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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.


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.


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

Nicolene samsom
Nicolene samsom
Murray Mochan
Peter Scott
Howard Bennett
Bob Warman
Bob Warman
Natasha Connolly
Paul Deacon
Anastasia Potter
Bede Cammock-Elliott
Tom Bye
Marcus Day
Paul Chamberlain
Deb Collis
Tom Judd
James James
Josephine Edmonds
Mark Kirk-Burnnand
Robert Conochie
Steve Carson
Mag Youngman
Emmanuel Makarios
Shane Annabell
Peter Evans
Derek bradley
Mathew Norris
Bernard Payne
Paul Spencer
David Wren
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Nicolene samsom
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 10:22:40 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Nicolene samsom
    signed 2015-02-12 10:21:27 +1300
  • Murray Mochan
    signed 2015-02-12 10:17:59 +1300
  • Peter Scott
    signed 2015-02-12 10:13:33 +1300
  • Howard Bennett
    signed 2015-02-12 09:59:33 +1300
  • Bob Warman
    signed 2015-02-12 09:56:28 +1300
  • Bob Warman
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 09:55:48 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Natasha Connolly
    signed 2015-02-12 09:42:41 +1300
  • Paul Deacon
    signed 2015-02-12 09:40:30 +1300
  • Anastasia Potter
    signed 2015-02-12 09:38:13 +1300
  • Bede Cammock-Elliott
    signed 2015-02-12 09:33:51 +1300
  • Tom Bye
    signed via 2015-02-12 09:32:48 +1300
  • Marcus Day
    signed 2015-02-12 09:29:04 +1300
  • Paul Chamberlain
    signed 2015-02-12 09:28:54 +1300
  • Deb Collis
    signed 2015-02-12 09:22:33 +1300
  • Tom Judd
    signed 2015-02-12 09:15:15 +1300
  • James James
    signed 2015-02-12 09:08:34 +1300
  • Josephine Edmonds
    signed 2015-02-12 09:03:43 +1300
  • Mark Kirk-Burnnand
    signed 2015-02-12 09:00:08 +1300
  • Robert Conochie
    signed 2015-02-12 08:59:38 +1300
  • Steve Carson
    signed 2015-02-12 08:57:09 +1300
  • Mag Youngman
    signed 2015-02-12 08:54:13 +1300
  • Emmanuel Makarios
    signed 2015-02-12 08:53:23 +1300
  • Shane Annabell
    signed via 2015-02-12 08:51:09 +1300
  • Peter Evans
    signed 2015-02-12 08:49:47 +1300
  • Derek bradley
    signed 2015-02-12 08:45:29 +1300
  • Mathew Norris
    signed 2015-02-12 08:40:05 +1300
  • Bernard Payne
    signed 2015-02-12 08:37:08 +1300
  • Paul Spencer
    signed 2015-02-12 08:34:55 +1300
  • David Wren
    signed 2015-02-12 08:31:57 +1300

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