Nigel Morrison

Steven Joyce, 'minister responsible' for negotiating the convention centre deal with SkyCity

Joyce’s equivocation continues as more convention centre deal details emerge

Mon 23 Feb 5

Even as past examples of obfuscation come unstuck, Steven Joyce is sticking to his policy of equivocating.

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison and Steven Joyce

SkyCity’s big win from Sunday ‘backdown’


TVNZ land, which the Crown sold so cheaply to Sky, won't be used for the new convention centre.

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison.

SkyCity attempts to retain convention centre’s 'design integrity' while defending its own

Tue 17 Feb 4

“I think to be absolutely honest with you I am absolutely totally comfortable with our integrity in this matter" – Morrison.

The design for the SkyCity convention centre this artist's impression was based on is now likely to be downsized.

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Should SkyCity lose some of its gambling concessions if the revised convention centre is 10% smaller?

Mon 16 Feb 4

In lieu of running their own poll, the government might want to take note of this result.

Steven Joyce at Sunday's briefing (RNZ): ""I've indicated that changes in the order of around 10% would not cause the Crown too much concern, but beyond that it would"

SkyCity: a win-win-lose deal

Mon 16 Feb 25

New convention centre pact a win for SkyCity and the politicians, a lose for NZ.

An artist's impression of the SkyCity convention centre

Close to corruption

Fri 13 Feb 60

OPINION: The origins of this fiasco lie in the close private relationship established between politicians and SkyCity in the mid 2000s. 


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