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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

Simon Garlick
Matt Jones
Nial Greenstock
Alan Robinson
Matthew Hatton
Matthew Hatton
Tom Haig
Ross Nixon
Gene D daniels
Ross Nixon
Benjamin Crowther
Craig Cottam
Luke Herbert
Linda Allen
Rob Warner
Rachel Priebee
Brian Persen
John Shea
David Farrar
Guy Pettingell
Tony Skelton
Murray Cruickshank
John Innes
Ronald Bennie
Graeme Allen
James Mclauchlan
Chris Ingham
William Guest
Malcolm Jackson
Raewyn Rouru
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Simon Garlick
    signed 2015-02-11 14:00:45 +1300
  • Matt Jones
    signed 2015-02-11 13:59:25 +1300
  • Nial Greenstock
    signed 2015-02-11 13:58:40 +1300
  • Alan Robinson
    signed 2015-02-11 13:57:47 +1300
  • Matthew Hatton
    @MattCommonSense tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-11 13:57:08 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity. http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=2035
  • Matthew Hatton
    signed 2015-02-11 13:56:49 +1300
  • Tom Haig
    signed 2015-02-11 13:56:23 +1300
  • Ross Nixon
    @rossnixon tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-11 13:56:10 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity. http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=6115
  • Gene D daniels
    signed 2015-02-11 13:56:01 +1300
  • Ross Nixon
    signed 2015-02-11 13:55:35 +1300
  • Benjamin Crowther
    signed 2015-02-11 13:53:58 +1300
  • Craig Cottam
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  • Luke Herbert
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  • Linda Allen
    signed via 2015-02-11 13:53:32 +1300
  • Rob Warner
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  • Rachel Priebee
    signed 2015-02-11 13:49:08 +1300
  • Brian Persen
    signed 2015-02-11 13:48:29 +1300
  • John Shea
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  • David Farrar
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  • Guy Pettingell
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  • Tony Skelton
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  • Murray Cruickshank
    signed 2015-02-11 13:43:07 +1300
  • John Innes
    signed 2015-02-11 13:41:38 +1300
  • Ronald Bennie
    signed 2015-02-11 13:41:02 +1300
  • Graeme Allen
    signed 2015-02-11 13:31:55 +1300
  • James Mclauchlan
    signed 2015-02-11 13:30:07 +1300
  • Chris Ingham
    signed 2015-02-11 13:29:09 +1300
  • William Guest
    signed 2015-02-11 13:24:29 +1300
  • Malcolm Jackson
    signed 2015-02-11 13:22:20 +1300
  • Raewyn Rouru
    signed 2015-02-11 13:21:45 +1300

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