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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

Robbie Matthies
Bob Bollinger
Ross Forbes
Scot McIntyre
Martin Derksen
R Van der Logt
Mahendra Narsai
Michael Buikema
Tim smith
Adam Vincent
Mark Ingram
Malcolm Sired
Temaleti tuakimoana
Derek Morgan
g d
Jakub Kalinowski
Eddie Gapper
Frida O'Neill-Dean
Kim herbison
Paul Hutchinson
Jonathan Zavou
Jonathan Zavou
Jo Muller
Stefan van Vliet
Hayden Stubbington
Richard Parker
Phil Callaghan
Paul King
Peter Duynstee
Robyn McCrory
2,000 signatures

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  • Robbie Matthies
    signed 2015-02-13 21:15:57 +1300
  • Bob Bollinger
    signed 2015-02-13 21:12:47 +1300
  • Ross Forbes
    signed 2015-02-13 21:12:17 +1300
  • Scot McIntyre
    signed 2015-02-13 21:03:22 +1300
  • Martin Derksen
    signed 2015-02-13 20:58:26 +1300
  • R Van der Logt
    signed 2015-02-13 20:46:24 +1300
  • Mahendra Narsai
    signed 2015-02-13 20:23:26 +1300
  • Michael Buikema
    signed 2015-02-13 20:04:48 +1300
  • Tim smith
    signed 2015-02-13 20:03:19 +1300
  • Adam Vincent
    signed 2015-02-13 20:01:17 +1300
  • Mark Ingram
    signed 2015-02-13 19:56:35 +1300
  • Malcolm Sired
    signed 2015-02-13 19:43:28 +1300
  • Temaleti tuakimoana
    signed 2015-02-13 19:36:59 +1300
  • Derek Morgan
    signed 2015-02-13 19:08:36 +1300
  • g d
    signed 2015-02-13 18:40:25 +1300
  • Jakub Kalinowski
    signed 2015-02-13 18:21:27 +1300
  • Eddie Gapper
    signed 2015-02-13 18:21:15 +1300
  • Frida O'Neill-Dean
    signed 2015-02-13 18:20:45 +1300
  • Kim herbison
    signed 2015-02-13 18:18:50 +1300
  • Paul Hutchinson
    signed 2015-02-13 18:09:22 +1300
  • Jonathan Zavou
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 18:07:27 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Jonathan Zavou
    signed 2015-02-13 18:06:49 +1300
  • Jo Muller
    signed 2015-02-13 18:04:58 +1300
  • Stefan van Vliet
    signed 2015-02-13 18:01:39 +1300
  • Hayden Stubbington
    signed 2015-02-13 17:46:09 +1300
  • Richard Parker
    signed 2015-02-13 17:36:23 +1300
  • Phil Callaghan
    signed 2015-02-13 17:34:05 +1300
  • Paul King
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 17:27:31 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Peter Duynstee
    signed 2015-02-13 17:20:42 +1300
  • Robyn McCrory
    signed 2015-02-13 17:20:24 +1300

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