Tue, 19 Feb 2013 6:02p.m.
The Auditor-General's not happy with the way the Government did a deal with Sky City.
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20/02/2013 8:33:02 p.m.
Get your cheerleader's gear on Neil, you've got the job for National. But first explain how an annual marketing fee that will run into the millions, paid to directly to Sky City by the taxpayers was ever part of the deal? Cos the govt and their supporters repeatedly pushed the point the Convention Center was going to be a no strings attached gift to Auckland and the rest of the country. Now it turns out its a gift that will keep on taking. Sky City were given the inside running, even Brownlee thought there was too much insider trading going on and now the govt are having to cough up with the taxpayers cash to close the deal. Similar to the Novopay fiasco with Talentless2, National have been outwitted by another private enterprise,almost willingly and not too worried about it cos its the general public who are footing the bill for their blunders. This witless govt caught trying to pass themselves off as business savvy are costing this country millions once again. Joe Key is heralding this as another success in his eyes and thinks we should all rejoice. Like the easily led prats commenting on this thread that the govt have done well. Labour's sinking lid policy is why there's less pokies now than before and Joe Key just paraphrased that, leaving out the Labour part so his idiotic cronies have got something to crow about.One of them holding up Len Brown as the compulsory Labour blame target...just pathetic. The Beehive and the country are being fleeced by the Key-stoned Kops and they've tapped into a river of money that they're looking to run dry before they leave the place bare.... You're right George, there's far more than meets the eye whenever the Snake-oil salesman is involved, the sooner the media start probing more effectively, the better. Kiwis need to wake up and get these goons out next year come election time before its too late.
20/02/2013 7:17:59 p.m.
Re the Skycity deal and John Key,this smells of similarities of when Labour Gov.were discussing buying the Rail back.This was opposed by Key, until he was found to be a fairly large shareholder,who subsequently quietly sold the shares but was found out.Why does TV3 not start digging,someone close to Key,maybe Key himself is likely a large shareholder in SkyCity.Remember Key denied owning a Vineyard/Winery (hidden in his blind trust)There is a story the population of this country deserves to hear,so please TV3 do this ountry a favour and expose this Big Business rort for what it is
20/02/2013 3:33:56 p.m.
Don't forget you silly lefties that this deal was fully backed by the wonderful and on to it Labour mayor Len Brown- now don't you all feel like idiots ? I see leftie Len has now got himself 6 spin doctors - brilliant.
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