Posts Tagged ‘SkyCity’

SkyCity deal is no way to run a country

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Whitewash is the only word to describe the deputy auditor-general’s report on the Government’s relationship with SkyCity. The report dumps all the blame on civil servants. But its description of events makes it very clear the prime minister, his office, his Tourism Ministry, and the Ministry of Economic Development spent a year trying to stitch Read more

SkyCity wanted taxpayers to pay for advertising

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

SkyCity asked for taxpayers to pay for the marketing and promotion of the international convention centre. The Auditor-General’s report into the Government’s handling of the SkyCity deal revealed the promotional incentive was sought by the casino in September 2010. However, the Government has ruled out the annual payment. The 2009 feasibility study into the convention Read more