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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

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
Kenneth Wong
Amelia Retter
Mark Stockdale
Kenneth Norton
Andre kramer
Esther Smith
Peter Warren
Matthew Coulthurst
Mark Taylor
Michael Lowe
Jan bartlett
Carla fraser
Carla fraser
Dougal Cable Cable
Soraya Gollop
Cerys Lang
2,000 signatures

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  • James lourens
    signed 2015-02-12 20:03:37 +1300
  • Chris Thomas
    signed 2015-02-12 20:01:57 +1300
  • 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
  • Kenneth Wong
    signed 2015-02-12 18:08:17 +1300
  • Amelia Retter
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  • Mark Stockdale
    signed 2015-02-12 17:49:21 +1300
  • Kenneth Norton
    signed 2015-02-12 17:46:28 +1300
  • Andre kramer
    signed via 2015-02-12 17:15:18 +1300
  • Esther Smith
    signed 2015-02-12 16:14:15 +1300
  • Peter Warren
    signed 2015-02-12 16:09:25 +1300
  • Matthew Coulthurst
    signed 2015-02-12 16:07:43 +1300
  • Mark Taylor
    signed 2015-02-12 16:06:15 +1300
  • Michael Lowe
    signed 2015-02-12 15:39:19 +1300
  • Jan bartlett
    signed 2015-02-12 15:35:20 +1300
  • Carla fraser
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 15:33:16 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
  • Carla fraser
    signed 2015-02-12 15:31:41 +1300
  • Dougal Cable Cable
    signed 2015-02-12 15:18:28 +1300
  • Soraya Gollop
    signed 2015-02-12 15:14:08 +1300
  • Cerys Lang
    signed via 2015-02-12 15:09:32 +1300

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