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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

Maureen Bonner
Shamala panchacharan
Ruby waugh
Katrina Derham
Pam Williams
Bronwyn Sherman
Cheryl Phipps
Manda Oweleen Wilson
Natasha Minnoch
Sandra Whitmore
Courtney Edmonds
Miss N
Miss N
Ross McKerras
Kenneth Hopgood
Martin chichester
Martin chichester
John Fox
Elaine Schuster
Tony Austin
Ashley pye
Terry bradley
Qnorman Dolamore
Levi McKenzie
Barry Howe
David Love
Moira Phillips
Sean Mascarenhas
Graeme Timmis
Davo Campbell
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Maureen Bonner
    signed 2015-02-15 09:42:37 +1300
  • Shamala panchacharan
    signed 2015-02-15 09:16:26 +1300
  • Ruby waugh
    signed via 2015-02-15 08:46:39 +1300
  • Katrina Derham
    signed 2015-02-15 08:26:32 +1300
  • Pam Williams
    signed via 2015-02-15 08:19:04 +1300
  • Bronwyn Sherman
    signed 2015-02-15 08:17:33 +1300
  • Cheryl Phipps
    signed via 2015-02-15 07:46:55 +1300
  • Manda Oweleen Wilson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-15 02:04:30 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Natasha Minnoch
    signed 2015-02-14 22:19:38 +1300
  • Sandra Whitmore
    signed 2015-02-14 22:00:13 +1300
  • Courtney Edmonds
    signed 2015-02-14 21:55:06 +1300
  • Miss N
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 21:35:40 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Miss N
    signed 2015-02-14 21:34:05 +1300
  • Ross McKerras
    signed 2015-02-14 20:53:33 +1300
  • Kenneth Hopgood
    signed via 2015-02-14 20:24:55 +1300
  • 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
  • Elaine Schuster
    signed 2015-02-14 19:40:32 +1300
  • Tony Austin
    signed via 2015-02-14 19:15:17 +1300
  • Ashley pye
    signed 2015-02-14 19:02:41 +1300
  • Terry bradley
    signed 2015-02-14 18:48:42 +1300
  • Qnorman Dolamore
    signed via 2015-02-14 17:44:55 +1300
  • Levi McKenzie
    signed 2015-02-14 17:44:27 +1300
  • Barry Howe
    signed 2015-02-14 17:27:02 +1300
  • 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
    signed 2015-02-14 16:15:04 +1300
  • Davo Campbell
    signed 2015-02-14 16:12:13 +1300

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