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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

Rhonda James
Shane Watts
Darren Cole
Matthew Newman
Matthew Newman
Jeff yuan
Neil Fraser
Mark Currie
Matt Baker
Rob Milne
Warrick Isaachsen
Verity morison
Paul Currie
Kokila Patel
Goodwin Arron
Suzanne Read
James lourens
Chris Thomas
Peter Cresswell
Paula King
Emma Watson
Anita Halsall
Iraani Vlassoff
Iraani Vlassoff
James Duley
Samantha Jefferis
Peter Sime
Mike sheary
David shorter
Dana Wood
2,000 signatures

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  • Rhonda James
    signed 2015-02-13 06:59:15 +1300
  • Shane Watts
    signed 2015-02-13 06:53:41 +1300
  • Darren Cole
    signed 2015-02-13 06:30:23 +1300
  • Matthew Newman
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-13 00:13:14 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Matthew Newman
    signed 2015-02-13 00:12:37 +1300
  • Jeff yuan
    signed 2015-02-12 22:54:25 +1300
  • Neil Fraser
    signed 2015-02-12 22:38:12 +1300
  • Mark Currie
    signed 2015-02-12 22:33:07 +1300
  • Matt Baker
    signed 2015-02-12 22:10:37 +1300
  • Rob Milne
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  • Warrick Isaachsen
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  • Verity morison
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  • Paul Currie
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  • Kokila Patel
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  • Goodwin Arron
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  • Suzanne Read
    signed via 2015-02-12 20:28:38 +1300
  • James lourens
    signed 2015-02-12 20:03:37 +1300
  • Chris Thomas
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  • Peter Cresswell
    signed via 2015-02-12 19:49:37 +1300
  • Paula King
    signed 2015-02-12 19:38:03 +1300
  • Emma Watson
    signed 2015-02-12 19:28:58 +1300
  • Anita Halsall
    signed 2015-02-12 19:24:15 +1300
  • Iraani Vlassoff
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 19:23:23 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Iraani Vlassoff
    signed 2015-02-12 19:22:16 +1300
  • James Duley
    signed 2015-02-12 19:11:34 +1300
  • Samantha Jefferis
    signed 2015-02-12 18:55:04 +1300
  • Peter Sime
    signed 2015-02-12 18:47:18 +1300
  • Mike sheary
    signed 2015-02-12 18:32:01 +1300
  • David shorter
    signed 2015-02-12 18:30:36 +1300
  • Dana Wood
    signed 2015-02-12 18:22:01 +1300

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