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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

Tom Zonneveld
Tim Sheppard
Marilyn Gravette
Sally O'Brien
Shiree Knight Knight
Anne Hone
Peter Nield
Phil McDermott
Brendan Murphy
Andrew Simes
Grahame Meikle
Regina Law
carl hurley
Stephen Falconer
Liz turia
Oliver Phillips
Raymond Menzies
Gordon campbell
Barrie Dodd
Kevin Haines
mark simpson
David Kennedy
Gail Berry
Cath Kingston
Andrew Knobloch
Patricia McCarty
Reynold Macpherson
Barry Tomlin
Kevin Kevany
Julian Beavis
1,231 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

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