TVNZ contradicts Key as Sky City deal gets even murkier
TVNZ contradicts Key as Sky City deal gets even
John Key must explain how he apparently knows
all about a deal to sell TVNZ land to Sky City for the
convention centre when TVNZ knows nothing about it, says
Grant Robertson, Labour’s Deputy Leader.
yesterday told Parliament that Sky City approached TVNZ and
had entered into a commercial agreement with the casino to
sell the land. But today TVNZ is denying that any such
approach was made, and says there is no agreement to
sell the land.
“TVNZ have directly contradicted John
Key’s claims. Either the Prime Minister knows more about
what is going on at TVNZ than the Board and management, or
he has misled Parliament.
“John Key needs to back-up his
claim that the sale of TVNZ’s land is a done deal, or he
has to correct his answer to Parliament and admit he was
“The Government’s dodgy deal with Sky City gets
murkier by the day.
“The Deputy Auditor General’s
report laid bare the cosy relationship between the
Government and Sky City. It exposed this deal for the
jack-up that it is.
“Sky City were given the inside
running to build the convention centre by the Government.
The tendering process wasn’t even-handed or transparent.
And now a question mark hangs over the sale and purchase of
the proposed site.
“John Key has some explaining to do.
It is time he came clean about all the dealings he, his
staff and his ministers have had with Sky City.
Zealanders have no confidence in this shonky deal. The
Government must call a halt to its negotiations with Sky
City and start again with a fair and open tender process,”
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