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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

Mahendra Narsai
Shona McIvor
Michael Buikema
Janet Cuthbert
Tim smith
Adam Vincent
Mark Ingram
John Gutch
Malcolm Sired
Temaleti tuakimoana
Sarah mckay
Derek Morgan
Blair Corkran
g d
Kevin fowler
Brian Andersen
Ryan Gibbs
Ian Hall
Jakub Kalinowski
Eddie Gapper
Frida O'Neill-Dean
Michael Grawe
Kim herbison
Paul Hutchinson
Jonathan Zavou
Jonathan Zavou
Jo Muller
Stefan van Vliet
Moosa Mohammed
Hayden stubbington
1,526 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • Mahendra Narsai
    signed 2015-02-13 20:23:26 +1300
  • Shona McIvor
    signed 2015-02-13 20:08:44 +1300
  • Michael Buikema
    signed 2015-02-13 20:04:48 +1300
  • Janet Cuthbert
    signed 2015-02-13 20:03:40 +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
  • John Gutch
    signed 2015-02-13 19:48:42 +1300
  • Malcolm Sired
    signed 2015-02-13 19:43:28 +1300
  • Temaleti tuakimoana
    signed 2015-02-13 19:36:59 +1300
  • Sarah mckay
    signed 2015-02-13 19:18:14 +1300
  • Derek Morgan
    signed 2015-02-13 19:08:36 +1300
  • Blair Corkran
    signed 2015-02-13 18:50:36 +1300
  • g d
    signed 2015-02-13 18:40:25 +1300
  • Kevin fowler
    signed 2015-02-13 18:34:31 +1300
  • Brian Andersen
    signed 2015-02-13 18:31:31 +1300
  • Ryan Gibbs
    signed 2015-02-13 18:27:34 +1300
  • Ian Hall
    signed 2015-02-13 18:25:18 +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
  • Michael Grawe
    signed 2015-02-13 18:20:12 +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
  • Moosa Mohammed
    signed 2015-02-13 17:59:39 +1300
  • Hayden stubbington
    signed 2015-02-13 17:46:09 +1300

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