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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

Craig Hanover
Nic Brooke
Chris skews
Francis Nelson
Anthony McLagan
Bryan Flanagan
Phil sawtell
David Andersen
Chris Milne
Alison Ross
David White
Paul Dunmore
Mark Crooke
Murray Aitken
Kenneth Norton
Peter chatterton
Jonathon Hockley
Jonathon Hockley
Richard Davies
Bel Sweetman-Jones
John Webster
Bel Sweetman-Jones
Jeffrey Law
Bruce Urquhart
Bill Rigby
Craig Olsen
Jill Hines
Ross Hogg
Ross Hogg
Stuart Peters
2,000 signatures

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  • Craig Hanover
    signed 2015-02-12 08:28:08 +1300
  • Nic Brooke
    signed 2015-02-12 08:24:57 +1300
  • Chris skews
    signed 2015-02-12 08:19:50 +1300
  • Francis Nelson
    signed via 2015-02-12 08:15:05 +1300
  • Anthony McLagan
    signed 2015-02-12 08:06:22 +1300
  • Bryan Flanagan
    signed 2015-02-12 08:06:18 +1300
  • Phil sawtell
    signed 2015-02-12 07:54:05 +1300
  • David Andersen
    signed 2015-02-12 07:47:27 +1300
  • Chris Milne
    signed 2015-02-12 07:46:04 +1300
  • Alison Ross
    signed 2015-02-12 07:44:16 +1300
  • David White
    signed 2015-02-12 07:40:49 +1300
  • Paul Dunmore
    signed 2015-02-12 07:36:14 +1300
  • Mark Crooke
    signed 2015-02-12 07:35:17 +1300
  • Murray Aitken
    signed 2015-02-12 07:32:51 +1300
  • Kenneth Norton
    signed 2015-02-12 07:32:44 +1300
  • Peter chatterton
    signed 2015-02-12 07:32:18 +1300
  • Jonathon Hockley
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 07:27:19 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Jonathon Hockley
    signed 2015-02-12 07:26:35 +1300
  • Richard Davies
    signed 2015-02-12 07:15:12 +1300
  • Bel Sweetman-Jones
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 06:57:22 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • John Webster
    signed 2015-02-12 06:57:11 +1300
  • Bel Sweetman-Jones
    signed via 2015-02-12 06:56:46 +1300
  • Jeffrey Law
    signed 2015-02-12 06:46:40 +1300
  • Bruce Urquhart
    signed 2015-02-12 06:46:14 +1300
  • Bill Rigby
    signed 2015-02-12 06:28:49 +1300
  • Craig Olsen
    signed 2015-02-12 06:26:48 +1300
  • Jill Hines
    signed 2015-02-12 06:09:59 +1300
  • Ross Hogg
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 06:00:16 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Ross Hogg
    signed 2015-02-12 05:59:15 +1300
  • Stuart Peters
    signed 2015-02-12 04:38:03 +1300

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