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Why Did The Prime Minister Broker The Shonky Sky City Deal?

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
April 18 2012

Why Did The Prime Minister Broker The Shonky Sky City Deal?

Prime Minister John Key must explain to the country why he personally brokered the Sky City Convention Centre for pokie machines deal, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Mr Key has confirmed that he personally cut the backroom deal for Sky City to build a $350 million convention centre so the casino can install an extra 350 to 500 pokie machines.

“Astoundingly, Mr Key is merrily ignoring public outcry over the suspect agreement and plans to change the law to allow it to proceed,” says Mr Peters.

“New Zealand companies must abide by the laws of the land but that appears not to be the case if you are mates with the National Party.

“This is a prime example of the Government cuddling up to its buddies and selling off our laws to the highest bidder while ignoring the social cost of problem gambling.

“It makes you wonder what other dubious deals to sell off the country to foreign investors are being hatched by Mr Key during his current overseas trip.”


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