Send a Singing Telegram to Our 'Gambler' Government

♫  "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away" - Kenny Rogers ♫ 

SkyCity is seeking up to $140 million from the taxpayer to bail out their cost overruns for the controversial convention centre. [1]

Rather than negotiate with SkyCity to front the cost - or walk away from the deal - John Key and Steven Joyce now say we face two choices: Either the public bails them out, or we’ll be left with ‘an eyesore’ for a convention centre in the middle of Auckland.

$140 million of taxpayers’ money to bail out a bad deal. 

The Key government are saying public money is the "least preferred option". 97% of Kiwis don't think it should even be an option. [2]

We're crowdfunding a creative musical stunt and sending Steven Joyce and John Key a singing telegram to say NO to this dodgy deal.

Together we can use the strength of public pressure to make sure that a taxpayer-funded bailout doesn't happen.

Where will the money go?

  • The hire of a Kenny Rogers lookalike to send a singing telegram of The Gambler [3] to John Key and Steven Joyce. ($200)
  • The hire of a videographer to capture the event. ($300)
  • Thousands of poker chips for visual impact (one for each person that signs our Open Letter) ($200)

~ References ~

  1. Taxpayers could go all in for SkyCity convention centre, 3News
  2. Kiwi pockets shallow for SkyCity, Campbell Live
  3. The Gambler, YouTube 


$726.00 raised
GOAL: $750.00


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