Dave Armstrong at The
Herald Dom Post has written a very funny piece on the SkyCity fiasco, and in the process coined the immortal phrase “The SkySore”:
When SkyCity politely asked the taxpayer for a top-up they were met with a FeroCity of criticism from Kiwis who couldn’t believe the AudaCity of a massively wealthy corporation asking for a government SubCity.
But SkyCity is not just a business. As their television PubliCity shows, it is a community, charity and a business – employing people of different EthniCity – rolled into one.
SkyCity simply uses money it makes from gambling and bars to fund charities to help combat social evils like gambling addiction and alcoholism.
And Prime Minister John Key was dead right to warn New Zealanders that without the state top-up, the convention centre would be an eyesore, which will be rebranded as SkySore.
That’s a pity because as any architect knows, some of the world’s most beautiful buildings are convention centres.
Head on over and read the whole piece. Brilliant.