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Convention Centre for Pokies Deal Will you reject the Convention-Centre-for-Pokies deal brokered by the government and seek to build a Convention Centre which follows due process and does not require the mass influx of pokie machines?

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Uesifili Unasa
  Yes

I reject the deal.

Len Brown
  No

It is important to remember that this was a decision made by central government. I would not have made the same choice – but I cannot change it. What I have promoted is much more extensive controls on problem gambling as part of this arrangement (including the use of technology like facial recognition to identify problem gamblers, which SkyCity have agreed to trial), and I believe more money should be given to community groups.

Family First Comment:
National Business Review 4 March 2013: Auckland Mayor Len Brown has reconfirmed support for the convention centre at the heart of a contentious deal between the government and SkyCity. Mr Brown told an audience of business leaders at a recent Transtasman Business Circle lunch he supported the convention centre “totally” during a discussion about the council’s role in economic development. “I support the convention centre, totally, not only because it will provide jobs for our tourism industry, but for a start it will provide 1000 jobs in the building of it,” Mr Brown said during his joint-address with Auckland Council chief executive Doug McKay.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/len-brown-reconfirms-support-skycity-convention-centre-checked-and-ready-go-gb-136763

John Minto
  Yes

The current deal is absolutely unacceptable.

John Palino
  No

The Convention Centre has been finalised between the Central Government and the current Council. However, I will pursue extra funding from Central Government to address any negative outcomes and effects that would result from gaming in the Centre. Furthermore, as I state in answer to the Pokies question, I would also work with Central Government to reduce the number of pokies in the outlying communities beginning with the communities that wish to remove them from their business establishments or implement a reducing lid.

Key
Yes
Maybe – and open to the idea
Not Sure – but open to the idea
Maybe
Not Sure
No

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