article NZ’s Top 5 Company Mum on Manila Venture
(New Zealand) -- New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group declined to say whether or not it will enter the growing gaming market in the Philippines after...
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Mining & Drilling
article Maori tribe want mining exploration halted
(New Zealand) -- Local residents living in and around Northland, New Zealand are protesting against hard rock mining in the area.
article Oil exploration challenged in court
(New Zealand) -- A breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) will be one of the arguments used in court when an iwi and Greenpeace seek to delay or stop...
article Risk of oil spill not considered, court told
(New Zealand) -- A Government minister issued an oil exploration permit without investigating the possible dangers an oil spill might pose to the east coast of the North...
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article Final nine battle for $110,000 top poker prize in Queenstown
(New Zealand) -- The final table of the New Zealand Poker Tour's Queenstown leg gets underway at about 12.30pm today (Sunday). After three days of poker at...
article Poker players hunker down for Deep Stack Series
(New Zealand) -- Poker players from around New Zealand will be hitting the tables for the 2012 SKYCITY Deep Stack Series at the SKYCITY Casino Poker Room from Monday 26...
article German wins $11.2m poker jackpot
(New Zealand) -- Professional German poker player Pius Heinz won an US$8.7 million (NZ$11.2m) jackpot in the World Series of Poker championship, the third highest payout...
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article Gambling allowed in smoking area at casino
(New Zealand) -- Punters will be able to smoke and gamble on an outside balcony at Dunedin Casino, despite objections from anti-gambling campaigners.
article Gamblers to be allowed to smoke in casino
(New Zealand) -- Anti-gambling groups are outraged at a plan by New Zealand's biggest casino to let people smoke and play gaming machines at the same time.
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Labor & Unions
article Casino workers fail in bid for more redundancy pay
(New Zealand) -- Christchurch Casino workers have been unsuccessful in their bid to get a bigger redundancy payout.
article Casino workers meeting with union
(New Zealand) -- Workers from the quake-damaged Christchurch Casino workers met union representatives on Friday to discuss their future. The 500 staff who have been out...
article Casino workers vow to fight redundancy
(New Zealand) -- Christchurch Casino workers are vowing to fight for better redundancy pay. More than 500 casino employees were offered redundancy at the central...
article Christchurch Casino Extends Deadline
(New Zealand) -- More time is granted to Christchurch Casino employees to consider whether they would like to continue working for the casino or not due to major...
article Offshore casinos poaching Chch staff
(New Zealand) -- Christchurch Casino says overseas casinos are trying to recruit their staff. Around 500 staff at the casino have been offered redundancy or leave...
article Christchurch Casino staff urged to hold out
(New Zealand) -- Christchurch Casino workers are being advised not to accept redundancy, with the Service & Food Workers' Union (SFWU) calling for a "...
article Union advises Chch casino staff not to act hastily
(New Zealand) -- The union representing employees at the Christchurch Casino is advising its members not to accept the offer of redundancy.
article Unions tell Government to consider ChCh unemployed
(New Zealand) -- Unions are calling on the Government to implement a five year plan for the unemployed of Christchurch, before the natural disaster becomes a social one.
article Casino employees fear loss of jobs
(New Zealand) -- The Service and Foodworkers Union says its members at Christchurch Casino are increasingly worried about their future and fear they will lose their jobs.
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article Sky City expands in Queenstown
(New Zealand) -- Sky City Entertainment Group is increasing its presence in Queenstown with the purchase of Wharf Casino. Sky City said it has purchased Otago Casinos...
article SkyCity snaps up Queenstown’s Wharf Casino for $5 million
(New Zealand) -- SkyCity Entertainment Group is continuing its big plays in Queenstown by buying its casino rival. The company, which owns the Beach Street casino,...
article Sky City deal 'could stymie effective regulation of gaming'
(New Zealand) -- "In theory, the New Zealand Parliament has the power to make and unmake our gambling laws. In practice, the backroom contract between the National...
article SkyCity locks in damages if gambling rules change
(New Zealand) -- SkyCity will be in line for hundreds of millions in compensation if a future government rewrites gambling regulations, prompting claims the new...
article $350m SkyCity casino deal to be signed off
(New Zealand) -- Conceived over dinner almost four years ago, the Government's $350 million pokies-for-a-national convention centre deal with SkyCity is to be signed...
article Govt confirms $402M convention centre deal
(New Zealand) -- A government deal handing SkyCity Entertainment Group the right to build a national convention centre has just been signed off in Auckland.
article Govt signs SkyCity deal: 230 new pokies for $402m convention centre
(New Zealand) -- The government has signed a heads-of-agreement with SkyCity, which will bear the cost of building a $402 million convention centre and operating it for...
article Lotto used to defend SkyCity deal
(New Zealand) -- Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has used Lotto to defend a government deal which hands SkyCity rights to build a new convention centre in...
article Pokies for convention centre announcement
(New Zealand) -- The Government has unveiled a deal with SkyCity for a $402 million international convention centre in return for 230 more pokies and 40 extra gaming...
article Sign-off for $402m SkyCity deal
(New Zealand) -- Details of the controversial SkyCity convention centre deal with the Government have been announced this morning - and the listed casino operator will...
article SkyCity convention centre an asset to NZ - Joyce
(New Zealand) -- The Government and SkyCity Entertainment Group have signed a deal to build a $402 million international-standard convention centre in Auckland in...
article SkyCity convention deal details expected
(New Zealand) -- The Government and SkyCity Entertainment Group have finalised a deal on building the highly controversial Auckland conference centre, with details...
article Concerns over social cost of SkyCity deal
(New Zealand) -- There are concerns about the social cost of a new form of gambling payment, as well as an increase in the number of pokies at SkyCity, despite new...
article Govt 'should promote country and culture – not casinos'
(New Zealand) -- Family First NZ says in that the - government should be encouraging tourists to come to New Zealand to see the - country & our culture – not...
article Govt holds off on SkyCity harms report
(New Zealand) -- The Government has held off publishing the advice it received about the social and financial costs of problem gambling associated with the new SkyCity...
article Opinion: Convention Centre 'will have legacy of harm'
(New Zealand) -- Those behind the SkyCity Convention Centre have failed to take the damage to communities and families into their cost-benefit analysis.
article SkyCity shares jump to 5-year high
(New Zealand) -- SkyCity Entertainment Group shares rose to the highest level in 5 years after the Auckland-based casino and hotel company inked a deal to build a $402...
article TPPA could bypass cap on liability for tighter gambling laws
(New Zealand) -- “In theory, the New Zealand Parliament has the power to make and unmake our gambling laws. In practice, the backroom contract between the National...
article Caught in the net
(New Zealand) -- Internet use and connected devices are proliferating, but so too are the casualties. With internet addiction about to be listed as a probable mental...
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