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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

Colin Bliss
Colm Finn
Tara Nathan
David Zwartz
Michelle Erskine
Chris Butcher
Grant Dixon
Ellen Hughes
Derek D'Mello
Niko Noel
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
Lance Gooch
Bryce Strong
Malcolm McDonald
Tibor Mackor
Jo Pitts
Charles Hodge
Kuan Yap
Harry Thomas
Bernard Fouke
Charles Little
Jaspi hill
Jaspi hill
Ian Chesterman
Joanne Devonshire
Cristian Rosescu
Frank Male
Bruce Dewar
Janet Hurst
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Colin Bliss
    signed 2015-02-13 17:10:40 +1300
  • Colm Finn
    signed 2015-02-13 17:10:28 +1300
  • Tara Nathan
    signed 2015-02-13 17:08:28 +1300
  • David Zwartz
    signed 2015-02-13 17:06:17 +1300
  • Michelle Erskine
    signed 2015-02-13 16:59:52 +1300
  • Chris Butcher
    signed 2015-02-13 16:58:23 +1300
  • Grant Dixon
    signed 2015-02-13 16:54:46 +1300
  • Ellen Hughes
    signed 2015-02-13 16:52:46 +1300
  • Derek D'Mello
    signed 2015-02-13 16:50:51 +1300
  • Niko Noel
    signed 2015-02-13 16:46:11 +1300
  • Rajeev Singh
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 16:38:18 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Rajeev Singh
    signed 2015-02-13 16:37:01 +1300
  • Lance Gooch
    signed 2015-02-13 16:36:34 +1300
  • Bryce Strong
    signed 2015-02-13 16:29:36 +1300
  • Malcolm McDonald
    signed 2015-02-13 16:28:21 +1300
  • Tibor Mackor
    signed 2015-02-13 16:28:03 +1300
  • Jo Pitts
    signed 2015-02-13 16:27:24 +1300
  • Charles Hodge
    signed 2015-02-13 16:26:42 +1300
  • Kuan Yap
    signed 2015-02-13 16:23:32 +1300
  • Harry Thomas
    signed 2015-02-13 16:21:37 +1300
  • Bernard Fouke
    signed 2015-02-13 16:13:07 +1300
  • Charles Little
    signed 2015-02-13 16:13:07 +1300
  • Jaspi hill
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 16:11:50 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Jaspi hill
    signed 2015-02-13 16:10:03 +1300
  • Ian Chesterman
    signed 2015-02-13 16:08:39 +1300
  • Joanne Devonshire
    signed 2015-02-13 16:08:30 +1300
  • Cristian Rosescu
    signed 2015-02-13 16:07:46 +1300
  • Frank Male
    signed 2015-02-13 16:06:05 +1300
  • Bruce Dewar
    signed 2015-02-13 16:05:31 +1300
  • Janet Hurst
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 16:03:25 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.

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