Breaking news, but it certainly looks like John Key has (1) made up nonsense, and (2) lied to Parliament:
TVNZ: SkyCity hasn’t asked us for land
TVNZ says it has had no approach from SkyCity to buy its land for the proposed convention centre, contrary to the Prime Minister’s assurances to Parliament yesterday. …
TVNZ’s position is in contrast to statements by John Key to Parliament yesterday when he was quizzed over what discussions he and his staff had with SkyCity about TVNZ’s taxpayer-owned land.
What’s going on here?
Update: Key is publicly backing down. Looks like an apology and explanation to Parliament will be needed.