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Today, a year since the start of negotiations, there is nothing other than silence from the main players in the deal. The months between have seen at least 16 meetings between SkyCity executives and Government officials, with proponents of the plan
Friday May 18, 2012 Fancy a pizza with a sausage-crammed crust, drizzled in mustard? If the answer's yes, then you're bang out of luck unless you've got a trip to Britain planned. Pizza Hut in the UK recently added a Hot Dog Stuffed Crust option to
Hotel and casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group is keeping mum on the reasons behind the departure of one of its key executives. The dual-listed company yesterday confirmed chief operating officer Stuart Wing had resigned. Stuart and his family
Sunday May 6, 2012 Health and anti-gambling advocates want to shut down a smoking balcony at SkyCity where punters can puff away as they play the pokies. The Diamond Lounge has louvre windows, meaning it's officially deemed to be "outside" and it
Brown wants SkyCity to address harm NZ Newswire May 5, 2012, 7:02 pm Auckland Mayor Len Brown wants SkyCity to take more action against gambling-related harm before a deal is signed off to let it have more poker machines. The government is close to
18 02/05/2012 Christchurch Casino Time lapse video taken from the roof of the Christchurch Casino showing the deconstruction of The Crowne Plaza hotel. The demolition of Christchurch's Crowne Plaza has been captured in a timelapse video.
Not only are analysts picking better fortunes for the gaming business, but their latest market research out this month on four ASX- and NZX-listed gaming industry businesses showed they had rethought the longer-term outlook for SkyCity's earnings.
Experts in the field say the industry is squeezing out unprofitable and unpopular machines which disguises the fact they are making as much money as ever. The numbers have been used by Prime Minister John Key to ease public concerns over a deal that
Saturday Apr 7, 2012 The National Government's proposed sweetheart deal with casino operator SkyCity verges on being immoral and smacks of crony capitalism. This is not the sort of message you will hear from the media celebrities who are the
The Government says its controversial deal with SkyCity to build the 3500-seat centre in Auckland will generate an extra $85.4 million a year in tourism spending, employ 1000 during its construction phase, and create 800 jobs when it is up and