$400 million SkyCity convention centre under threat

NZ Herald 20 March 2015   
The $400 million deal for SkyCity to build a national convention centre in Auckland could be under threat.

Parliament will get a chance to overturn the law giving SkyCity concessions in exchange for building a national convention centre.

It would pass if two things happened: Winston Peters wins the Northland byelection and Act supports the repeal.

A private member’s bill in the name of New Zealand First deputy Tracey Martin which simply repeals the New Zealand International Convention Centre Act 2013 was introduced to Parliament after being drawn out in the private members’ ballot.

Act leader David Seymour has expressed concern at the deal, which was initially negotiated last term before he entered Parliament last year.

Mr Seymour told the Herald last night he did not rule out voting to repeal the act, although that is not what National believes.
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