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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

John Armstrong
Murray Gibb
Murray Malone
Barbara Brooks
Clive Fernandes
Helga Greenwell
Dennis Walton
Kohan McNab
Mark platt
Kahn Sun
Noel Sheridan
Tim Holland
jasper russell-dennis
tony Kitchen
John Bell
Richard Harris
Jenny Bufton
Nicolene samsom
Nicolene samsom
Murray Mochan
Peter Scott
Dale MacLeod
Howard Bennett
Bob Warman
Bob Warman
Natasha Connolly
Paul Deacon
Anastasia Potter
Bede Cammock-Elliott
Tom Bye
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • John Armstrong
    signed 2015-02-12 11:42:58 +1300
  • Murray Gibb
    signed 2015-02-12 11:29:12 +1300
  • Murray Malone
    signed via 2015-02-12 11:05:07 +1300
  • Barbara Brooks
    signed 2015-02-12 11:01:54 +1300
  • Clive Fernandes
    signed 2015-02-12 10:59:38 +1300
  • Helga Greenwell
    signed 2015-02-12 10:55:40 +1300
  • Dennis Walton
    signed 2015-02-12 10:47:22 +1300
  • Kohan McNab
    signed 2015-02-12 10:47:09 +1300
  • Mark platt
    signed 2015-02-12 10:46:55 +1300
  • Kahn Sun
    signed 2015-02-12 10:46:31 +1300
  • Noel Sheridan
    signed 2015-02-12 10:43:09 +1300
  • Tim Holland
    signed 2015-02-12 10:39:18 +1300
  • jasper russell-dennis
    signed 2015-02-12 10:37:05 +1300
  • tony Kitchen
    signed 2015-02-12 10:36:49 +1300
  • John Bell
    signed 2015-02-12 10:36:09 +1300
  • Richard Harris
    signed 2015-02-12 10:33:08 +1300
  • Jenny Bufton
    signed 2015-02-12 10:26:49 +1300
  • 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
  • Dale MacLeod
    signed 2015-02-12 10:01:25 +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

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