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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

Gareth Hollins
Hayden Fitzgerald
Christine Harrison
Sean Roberts
William Sheat
Jim Anderson
Kim Diack
alan edser
Victor hunter
Sophie Duggan
Johann Bosch
Gil Gurney
James Williams
Warren Black
John Shaw
James Gray
Robyn Osborne
Brendon Malone
Ivan Bergh
Geoff Allen
Graham Cameron
Graham Cameron
George Mclellan
Douglas Ramsay
Barry Jones
Keith urquhart
Nathan Nirmalanathan
Del Skerten
Bruce Trainor
Allan King
1,526 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • Gareth Hollins
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  • Graham Cameron
    @mvlgrimace tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-11 10:49:30 +1300
    I actually agree with @TaxpayersUnion on something. Sign the petition to oppose more government money to SkyCity! http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/skycity?recruiter_id=1676
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