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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

Richard Parker
Phillip callaghan
Shereen chand
Paul King
Peter hayden
Stuart bennett
Peter Duynstee
Robyn McCrory
Pam Parsons
Hayden Carswell
Colin Bliss
Colm Finn
Tara Nathan
Thomas Huber
David Zwartz
Michelle erskine
Chris Butcher
Grant Dixon
Ellen Hughes
Derek D'Mello
Niko Noel
Rhys Armstrong
Kerry Lee
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
Lance Gooch
Bryce Strong
Dominic Gardiner-Rodden
Malcolm McDonald
Tibor Mackor
1,526 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • Richard Parker
    signed 2015-02-13 17:36:23 +1300
  • Phillip callaghan
    signed 2015-02-13 17:34:05 +1300
  • Shereen chand
    signed 2015-02-13 17:31:58 +1300
  • Paul King
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 17:27:31 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Peter hayden
    signed 2015-02-13 17:27:24 +1300
  • Stuart bennett
    signed 2015-02-13 17:21:12 +1300
  • Peter Duynstee
    signed 2015-02-13 17:20:42 +1300
  • Robyn McCrory
    signed 2015-02-13 17:20:24 +1300
  • Pam Parsons
    signed 2015-02-13 17:20:00 +1300
  • Hayden Carswell
    signed 2015-02-13 17:19:53 +1300
  • 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
  • Thomas Huber
    signed 2015-02-13 17:08:19 +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
  • Rhys Armstrong
    signed 2015-02-13 16:42:25 +1300
  • Kerry Lee
    signed 2015-02-13 16:41:07 +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
  • Dominic Gardiner-Rodden
    signed 2015-02-13 16:29:06 +1300
  • Malcolm McDonald
    signed 2015-02-13 16:28:21 +1300
  • Tibor Mackor
    signed 2015-02-13 16:28:03 +1300

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