'Pokies for convention centre' report delayed

Last updated 13:38 18/12/2012

Relevant offers


Labour's Annette King denies internal rift over TPPA deal Organ donation review will look at cultural barriers Below the beltway: the week in politics 40 New Zealanders being held at Christmas Island immigration detention centre Controversial blue cod rules ditched Serious problems at Taji military base in Iraq - US report TPP: Generic drug applications under greater threat of injunctions Carl Worker announced as New Zealand's new ambassador for counter terrorism Labour continues push into regions with Taranaki tours Bloomin' heck: Government departments spend $600,000 on flowers

An Auditor General's report into the Government's handling of a proposal for Sky City to build an international convention centre in exchange for more pokie machines has been delayed until next year.

The Office of the Auditor General had previously announced it hoped to release the report before Christmas but now says it will not be published this year.

It said draft copies of the report had been sent to relevant interested parties in December 12. It had previously hoped to get their response and be in a position to  finalise the report quickly.

But it appears the consultation process - expected to include Sky City, other bidders and the Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development - is taking longer than expected.

"Although we and the other parties involved are working to complete the report as soon as possible, we can now advise that it will not be published this year. No further comment will be provided at this stage; media and interested parties will be notified of publication 24 hours in advance.’’

Ad Feedback

- BusinessDay.co.nz

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?



Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content