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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

Janet Hurst
Andrew Simich
Florin Chokardell
Merve Bigden
Jack Reed
John Chant
Simon Hooker
Donna Haora Brown-Wilson
Donna Haora Brown-Wilson
Ni Carter
Ni Carter
Edgar Henson
Alex Figg
Greg Goldfinch
Jacqueline Clarke
Nathan Beaumont
Tony Ivicevich
Winston Smith
Annika Morton
Graeme Bond
Mario Saseve
Jackson August
neville barnes
Jackson August
Rod Gair
F-M Cossey
Percival Nicol
Richard Cook
Richard Cook
Sidney Coetzer
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Janet Hurst
    signed 2015-02-13 16:02:42 +1300
  • Andrew Simich
    signed 2015-02-13 16:00:40 +1300
  • Florin Chokardell
    signed 2015-02-13 15:56:25 +1300
  • Merve Bigden
    signed 2015-02-13 15:50:44 +1300
  • Jack Reed
    signed 2015-02-13 15:43:30 +1300
  • John Chant
    signed 2015-02-13 14:11:45 +1300
  • Simon Hooker
    signed 2015-02-13 14:03:51 +1300
  • Donna Haora Brown-Wilson
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 13:14:32 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Donna Haora Brown-Wilson
    signed 2015-02-13 13:13:58 +1300
  • Ni Carter
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 13:00:35 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Ni Carter
    signed 2015-02-13 12:51:51 +1300
  • Edgar Henson
    signed 2015-02-13 12:37:48 +1300
  • Alex Figg
    signed 2015-02-13 12:18:50 +1300
  • Greg Goldfinch
    signed via 2015-02-13 11:49:21 +1300
  • Jacqueline Clarke
    signed 2015-02-13 10:32:49 +1300
  • Nathan Beaumont
    signed 2015-02-13 10:06:10 +1300
  • Tony Ivicevich
    signed 2015-02-13 10:03:37 +1300
  • Winston Smith
    signed 2015-02-13 09:49:47 +1300
  • Annika Morton
    signed 2015-02-13 09:42:14 +1300
  • Graeme Bond
    signed 2015-02-13 09:41:18 +1300
  • Mario Saseve
    signed 2015-02-13 09:21:15 +1300
  • Jackson August
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 09:10:05 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • neville barnes
    signed via 2015-02-13 09:09:27 +1300
  • Jackson August
    signed via 2015-02-13 09:09:25 +1300
  • Rod Gair
    signed 2015-02-13 08:54:37 +1300
  • F-M Cossey
    signed 2015-02-13 08:32:02 +1300
  • Percival Nicol
    signed 2015-02-13 07:47:39 +1300
  • Richard Cook
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 07:46:47 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Richard Cook
    signed 2015-02-13 07:46:35 +1300
  • Sidney Coetzer
    signed 2015-02-13 07:40:54 +1300

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