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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

David Humfrey (known as Nigel) Ellis
David Fowler
Maria Artho
Donald Stewart
David Young
Patricia Cook
Jean Francois Pirus
Eru Tait-Jamieson
John Hislop
Greg sherson
geoff kloogh
John Leader
Ben Smith
Colin Graham Swabey Swabey
Stephen Walker
Jan Edge
John Laing
Rodney Bosson
Anthony Smith
Sam Archer
JOhn Grant
David Lang
Dieuwe de Boer
Greg Milne
Max Shierlaw
Frank Davis
nick plimmer
Saif Parkar
Jasper van der Heide
Gavin Bartle
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • David Humfrey (known as Nigel) Ellis
    signed 2015-02-11 11:37:06 +1300
  • David Fowler
    signed 2015-02-11 11:37:01 +1300
  • Maria Artho
    signed 2015-02-11 11:35:57 +1300
  • Donald Stewart
    signed 2015-02-11 11:35:51 +1300
  • David Young
    signed 2015-02-11 11:34:29 +1300
  • Patricia Cook
    signed 2015-02-11 11:34:10 +1300
  • Jean Francois Pirus
    signed 2015-02-11 11:33:50 +1300
  • Eru Tait-Jamieson
    signed 2015-02-11 11:31:35 +1300
  • John Hislop
    signed 2015-02-11 11:31:04 +1300
  • Greg sherson
    signed 2015-02-11 11:30:08 +1300
  • geoff kloogh
    signed 2015-02-11 11:29:13 +1300
  • John Leader
    signed 2015-02-11 11:28:42 +1300
  • Ben Smith
    signed 2015-02-11 11:27:56 +1300
  • Colin Graham Swabey Swabey
    signed 2015-02-11 11:27:15 +1300
  • Stephen Walker
    signed 2015-02-11 11:26:51 +1300
  • Jan Edge
    signed 2015-02-11 11:26:24 +1300
  • John Laing
    signed 2015-02-11 11:25:30 +1300
  • Rodney Bosson
    signed 2015-02-11 11:24:30 +1300
  • Anthony Smith
    @antDigital tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-11 11:23:17 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity. http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=381
  • Sam Archer
    signed 2015-02-11 11:22:53 +1300
  • JOhn Grant
    signed 2015-02-11 11:22:52 +1300
  • David Lang
    signed 2015-02-11 11:22:39 +1300
  • Dieuwe de Boer
    signed 2015-02-11 11:22:34 +1300
  • Greg Milne
    signed 2015-02-11 11:22:23 +1300
  • Max Shierlaw
    signed 2015-02-11 11:21:06 +1300
  • Frank Davis
    signed 2015-02-11 11:20:15 +1300
  • nick plimmer
    signed 2015-02-11 11:20:10 +1300
  • Saif Parkar
    signed 2015-02-11 11:19:45 +1300
  • Jasper van der Heide
    signed 2015-02-11 11:19:43 +1300
  • Gavin Bartle
    signed 2015-02-11 11:19:08 +1300

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