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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

Paul Dunmore
Mark Crooke
Paul Wilson
D 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
Debbie Lockart
Deane Jessep
Tony Bowis
Peter Jenkins
Carol Wisker
Tommy Fergusson
Shannon McNulty
Dean Schluter
Russell Colina
Steven Brydon
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Paul Dunmore
    signed 2015-02-12 07:36:14 +1300
  • Mark Crooke
    signed 2015-02-12 07:35:17 +1300
  • Paul Wilson
    signed 2015-02-12 07:34:20 +1300
  • D 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
  • Debbie Lockart
    signed 2015-02-12 04:22:05 +1300
  • Deane Jessep
    signed 2015-02-12 03:06:45 +1300
  • Tony Bowis
    signed 2015-02-12 02:01:59 +1300
  • Peter Jenkins
    signed 2015-02-12 02:00:08 +1300
  • Carol Wisker
    signed 2015-02-12 00:23:20 +1300
  • Tommy Fergusson
    signed 2015-02-12 00:16:50 +1300
  • Shannon McNulty
    signed 2015-02-11 23:51:01 +1300
  • Dean Schluter
    signed 2015-02-11 23:50:22 +1300
  • Russell Colina
    signed 2015-02-11 23:46:54 +1300
  • Steven Brydon
    signed 2015-02-11 23:46:27 +1300

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