Auditor-General to probe tender that gave Sky City inside running on convention centre

Tue, 12 Jun 2012

June 13 (BusinessDesk) - The Auditor-General will investigate how SkyCity Entertainment Group’s proposal to build a convention centre in Auckland in exchange for more pokie machines was chosen as the best option for the government. SkyCity’s shares fell 0.9 percent. The inquiry was announced by deputy auditor-general Phillippa Smith because her boss Lyn Provost owns shares in the casino and hotel group and couldn’t be involved. The Ministry of Economic Development carried out an expressions-of-interest process in 2010 and in June 2011 the g...

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