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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

Benita Martin
Grant Frow
Tim Barber
Tim Barber
Donald Kern
Bryan Pulham
Matthew Russell
Joseph Mckerras
Carol Anderson
Monica Cozma
Andre Bate
Saurabh Gupta
Saurabh Gupta
Jennifer Willey
Lawrence Blount
Afamiliona Afa
John Thornton
Ann Palmer
Barbara McConnell
Barbara McConnell
Barbara McConnell
Barbara McConnell
Barbara McConnell
Ciaran Riddell
Margaret Harris
vivien atkins
Joseph Graddy
Guye Henderson
Jo Stone
Rob Douglas
1,526 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • Benita Martin
    signed 2015-02-14 09:36:35 +1300
  • Grant Frow
    signed 2015-02-14 09:29:20 +1300
  • Tim Barber
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 09:25:57 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Tim Barber
    signed 2015-02-14 09:24:08 +1300
  • Donald Kern
    signed 2015-02-14 09:14:26 +1300
  • Bryan Pulham
    signed 2015-02-14 08:59:25 +1300
  • Matthew Russell
    signed 2015-02-14 08:54:33 +1300
  • Joseph Mckerras
    signed 2015-02-14 08:52:21 +1300
  • Carol Anderson
    signed 2015-02-14 08:44:19 +1300
  • Monica Cozma
    signed via 2015-02-14 07:31:58 +1300
  • Andre Bate
    signed 2015-02-14 07:22:43 +1300
  • Saurabh Gupta
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 06:55:05 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Saurabh Gupta
    signed 2015-02-14 06:54:01 +1300
  • Jennifer Willey
    signed 2015-02-14 06:11:09 +1300
  • Lawrence Blount
    signed 2015-02-14 05:28:37 +1300
  • Afamiliona Afa
    signed 2015-02-14 04:30:09 +1300
  • John Thornton
    signed 2015-02-14 04:01:38 +1300
  • Ann Palmer
    signed 2015-02-14 03:37:25 +1300
  • Barbara McConnell
    @BarmccMcConnell tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-14 03:30:19 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity. http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=6980
  • Barbara McConnell
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 03:30:18 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Barbara McConnell
    signed 2015-02-14 03:30:04 +1300
  • Barbara McConnell
    @BarmccMcConnell tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-14 03:29:02 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity. http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=6980
  • Barbara McConnell
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-14 03:29:02 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Ciaran Riddell
    signed 2015-02-14 01:27:21 +1300
  • Margaret Harris
    signed 2015-02-14 01:04:01 +1300
  • vivien atkins
    signed 2015-02-14 00:46:52 +1300
  • Joseph Graddy
    signed 2015-02-14 00:04:58 +1300
  • Guye Henderson
    signed 2015-02-14 00:04:13 +1300
  • Jo Stone
    signed 2015-02-14 00:03:17 +1300
  • Rob Douglas
    signed 2015-02-13 23:59:42 +1300

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