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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

Ernie Newman
Neil Dorset
Chris seeley
Evan Silva
Charlotte Jones
Maddie Harris
Margerita deKwant
Te Arahi August
David Farlow
Jamie Love
Ben Passman
Christine gregory-hunt
Murray Cottle
Jasmine Harrison
Nolene Jackson
Philip Dowdeswell
Gemma Dally
Tracey Missing
Mike Jones
Ken Hix
Ken Hix
Linda Begg
Fiona Judd
China Stoneheart
Levi Roberts
Douglas You
Adrian Hall
Maureen Anderson
Craig Rickit
Peter Renton
1,280 SIGNATURES
2,000 signatures

Will you sign?


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  • Ernie Newman
    signed 2015-02-12 15:01:07 +1300
  • Neil Dorset
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  • Te Arahi August
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  • Nolene Jackson
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  • Philip Dowdeswell
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  • Gemma Dally
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  • Tracey Missing
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  • Mike Jones
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  • Ken Hix
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-02-12 12:42:42 +1300
    I just signed the @TaxpayersUnion's petition to stop taxpayer money being given to SkyCity.
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  • Linda Begg
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  • Fiona Judd
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  • China Stoneheart
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  • Levi Roberts
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  • Douglas You
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  • Adrian Hall
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  • Maureen Anderson
    signed 2015-02-12 11:54:56 +1300
  • Craig Rickit
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  • Peter Renton
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