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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.

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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.

UPDATE: WE DID IT!

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

Jonathan Rosanowski
L Van Dam
Peter Stenhouse
Scott Wallace
James Stewart
William Gordon
Andreas Ernst
Gavin Bell
Richard Peters
Mark Donnell
Danny Beckett
Terence Harrison
Ken Downie
Stephen (Tim) Jackson
Simon Anderson
Michael Nudds
Jim Rose
Brendon Doran
Chaucey Ellis
Nick Waldon
David Simpson
Richard Hurst
Suzanne Carruth
Richard Plimmer
Richard Doehring
Langford Heslop
John Oliver
Brian Felton
Jason Grimstrup
Baden Carter
1,231 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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