Posts Tagged ‘Sky City’

Child neglect at casino increasing

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

More gamblers are abandoning their children at Auckland’s SkyCity casino. Last year 49 children under 14 were left unattended by their parents at the casino’s central city site, including in its vast underground car park. The figure for 2011 was 42. The numbers are revealed in the company’s Host Responsibility report to the Gambling Commission, Read more

Church man fails to disclose National link in SkyCity submission

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The electorate chairman of a National MP has been taken to task by an arm of the Catholic Church for giving select committee evidence in support of the SkyCity convention centre deal. Seamus Donegan appeared before the committee of MPs on behalf of the Catholic Church’s Justice and Peace Commission.  The problem is that the Church’s Justice Read more

What will Sky City do next – ban the wearing of crosses?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

We can take pride in the fact that New Zealand is a democratic society and our freedom is guaranteed. So what was Sky City thinking of when it threatened to dismiss an employee for having a small pocket sized Bible on her at work? “If the reading of her bible took place in those times Read more

Sky City Bible carrier – she deserves to lose her job

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

There was was not much sympathy on the talk back shows for the Sky City employee whose job was in jeopardy because she was carrying a Bible at work. On Wednesday aftenoon, on National Radio, host Jim Mora and his fellow panelists expressed surprise at the amount of support that seemed to exist among the Read more

Casino worker faces action over Bible at work

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A union claims an Auckland casino worker faces the sack after bosses caught her carrying a pocket Bible at work. Tuni Parata was left stunned after receiving a letter from her SkyCity managers accusing her of misconduct for carrying the Bible on her shifts as a tower host at the casino. SkyCity says carrying the Read more

119 Children abandoned at SkyCity Auckland over a 3 year period

Friday, April 20th, 2012

There has been  trend of increasing incidence of children abandoned at SkyCity Auckland over the last three years: 19 in 2009, 46 in 2010 and 54 in 2011. These figures were provided to Fairfax Media by Internal Affairs under the Official Information Act. In the latest incident 5 children whose ages ranged from 5 months Read more