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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

Martin Chichester
Martin Chichester
John Fox
Ashley pye
Norman Dolamore
Levi McKenzie
Barry Howe
David Love
Moira Phillips
Sean Mascarenhas
Graeme Timmis
Sumner maxwell-brown
Margaret Macgregor
Peter Dolamore
Peter Dolamore
Peter Dolamore
Christina Smith
Julie Thompson
Peter Orchard
Jennifer maclaren
David Hartmann
Alan & Berris Spicer
Michael O'Donnell
Alan Hammond
Glen Wuthrich
Colin Jack
Lyn Gubb
Tegan Blount
David Cox
Cyrus Taylor
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Martin Chichester
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 20:02:48 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Martin Chichester
    signed 2015-02-14 20:01:22 +1300
  • John Fox
    signed 2015-02-14 19:51:11 +1300
  • Ashley pye
    signed 2015-02-14 19:02:41 +1300
  • Norman Dolamore
    signed via 2015-02-14 17:44:55 +1300
  • Levi McKenzie
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  • Barry Howe
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  • David Love
    signed 2015-02-14 17:08:09 +1300
  • Moira Phillips
    signed 2015-02-14 17:02:18 +1300
  • Sean Mascarenhas
    signed 2015-02-14 16:36:55 +1300
  • Graeme Timmis
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  • Sumner maxwell-brown
    signed 2015-02-14 15:20:16 +1300
  • Margaret Macgregor
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  • Peter Dolamore
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 14:59:36 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
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  • Peter Dolamore
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 14:58:35 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Christina Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 14:46:22 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Julie Thompson
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  • Peter Orchard
    signed 2015-02-14 13:45:27 +1300
  • Jennifer maclaren
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  • David Hartmann
    signed 2015-02-14 13:22:09 +1300
  • Alan & Berris Spicer
    signed via 2015-02-14 13:06:18 +1300
  • Michael O'Donnell
    signed 2015-02-14 12:55:56 +1300
  • Alan Hammond
    signed via 2015-02-14 11:56:50 +1300
  • Glen Wuthrich
    signed 2015-02-14 11:47:40 +1300
  • Colin Jack
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  • Lyn Gubb
    signed 2015-02-14 10:26:41 +1300
  • Tegan Blount
    signed 2015-02-14 10:21:56 +1300
  • David Cox
    signed 2015-02-14 09:59:50 +1300
  • Cyrus Taylor
    signed 2015-02-14 09:49:17 +1300

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