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John Key has funny ideas about what fundraising means

I caught our esteemed Prime Minister on Firstline this morning, looking defensive over revelations that he attended a fundraising dinner at Donghua Liu’s house a mere two years ago. 323 more words


Sky City

” I’m absolutely convinced the SkyCity convention centre would not have occurred if there hadn’t been a single city and that’s because government would have had to deal with seven mayors” – John Key… 18 more words


QOTD: Gordon Campbell on SkyCity

At Scoop:

For the record, we started out last week with (a) Prime Minister John Key telling the public that a $402 million convention centre would be only an ‘eyesore’ in downtown Auckland with the clear signaling that (b) the extra $128 million was probably necessary and justified under the contract.

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SkyCity- It's not over yet.

I was amused to see the usual National Party sycophants falling over themselves to paint the new agreement as some kind of win for the Key/ Joyce/ Eagleson team. 530 more words

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SkyCity doesn't need taxpayer

Sky City is reviewing the design of the International Convention Centre in Auckland and won’t be asking taxpayers to contribute to it.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government and SkyCity have reached agreement on the next stages of the International Convention Centre (NZICC) project. 317 more words


QOTD: Hide on Sabin

From Rodney’s latest in the Herald on Sunday:

The date of any briefing is explosive. It’s certainly not nitpicking. Sabin chaired the law and order select committee, which oversees the police.

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SkyCity fiasco is natural result of govt expenditure of $80 billion

Needless to say, when government is taking sides and picking winners and losers, that is a process that inevitably and necessarily favors the politically well-connected insiders. 175 more words

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