Boag snatch to fund Sky City blowout?


There’s a new candidate for who is paying Michelle “The BoaganBoag and her offsider Cedric “Senile” Allan for their campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares from the people of Auckland and South Auckland to give to Lyin’ Len Brown’s council.

Whaleoil still doesn’t quite believe it but its overloading the tipline so here goes: The theory is it’s SkyCity casino. Here’s why it could be true.

Since Friday SkyCity has been saying it needs another $130 million from the government to build its new National Convention Centre. Or else it’ll pull out of the deal. The government has to make the SkyCity deal work because all the rest of its convention centre plan is falling apart.

Steven Joyce seems to be saying he’ll open up some of his trough but not for the full $130 million and wants Auckland ratepayers to front up with the rest.  

In a world first, everyone from Lyin’ Len to Dick Quax have lined up and told Joyce to shove it. (The one exception is Cameron “Mr Fiscal Responsibility” Brewer who sounds like he’s had too many nights in the SkyCity corporate box.)

So next year some other “solution” needs to be found or else the convention centre deal will fall over.

Enter The Boagan, Senile, Kim “The Clown” Campbell and Heather “The ShotterShotter and their planned campaign to snatch $2.1 billion in Vector shares to give to Lyin’ Len to pay for his trainset and other goodies.

See how this might play out? There’s a couple of months of “where will the money come from?” in the media, then The Boagan steps up with the answer – steal the Vector shares to fund both the trainset and SkyCity.

SkyCity wins both ways. It wants its $130 million cash for the Convention Centre but even more Lyin’ Len’s trainset is planned to have a stop right outside the casino – so people from Otara and Papatoetoe and Clendon can catch the train all the way to the pokie machines on dole day.

You’d have to give it to The Bogan if she could pull off such a shameless deal.

So could it be SkyCity who’s paying her?

Its well known that Mark Unsworth is SkyCity’s man in Wellington. He’s the best mate of Wayne Eagleson who negotiated the Convention Centre deal with SkyCity. They even go gambling together in Las Vegas. Eagleson is a BFF of The Boagan’s from way back – the Young Nats, the National Party Research Unit, DB Breweries and Westpac.

So it would make sense if Unsworth does the business for SkyCity in Wellington and Boag does the business in Auckland.

Anyway, someone must be paying The Boagan and Senile. If not SkyCity then who?



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  • Just a thought …

    If I was you Cam I wouldn’t be opening any Christmas parcels you may receive from the ” Boagan ” ….. especially if they are ticking……

  • Champagneshane

    I would change the wraping and address and scribble ” return to sender” across the top

  • Aucky

    Won’t this scenario make great ammunition for the MSM along with Little, Peters & Norman?

    ‘Auckland’s poor lose their annual power payout to fund more Sky City pokies’.

  • dgrogan

    Yeah well… I’m not buying it so far. Sounds about as sort on facts as ‘Dirty Politics’.

  • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

    Christine Fletcher Nov 6th 2014

    Selling under-performing council assets and reinvesting the money into
    sorely needed infrastructure makes good sense and is a necessary part of
    meeting the priorities and demands of growth. The assets of the
    Auckland Energy Consumer Trust are a perfect example of where there has
    been a dogged unwillingness to engage in rationalization.

    Is Christine Fletcher a Boagan ?

    Febuary 8th 2001 – The same Christine Fletcher

    A cheque will soon be on the way for power consumers in
    Auckland, Papakura and Manukau.
    A meeting in Auckland on Thursday night cleared the way for some
    260,000 power consumers to get an almost $600 windfall.
    After months of wrangling, councillors finally agreed to drop a
    High Court appeal against the payout of Vector’s $150 million

    Auckland Mayor Christine Fletcher says it is an outcome that
    will enable Auckland to move on.

    At issue was $31 million which the Auckland, Manukau and
    Papakura Councils had argued should not be distributed because it
    was not income but came from an asset sale.

    However, on Thursday evening all but one of the councillors
    voted to drop the appeal and work with the trust to address the

    The five-member trust will meet on Friday night to discuss how
    the money should be shared out.
    It has previously indicated consumers could be paid out before
    the end of March.

    Is she a friend of the Boagans

    • LabTested

      Fletcher is my Councillor. Over the last year or so It has become pretty clear that she is not representing what is best for the people of Mt Eden. I don’t know who I will be voting for next council elections, but I will be voting against Fletcher. She has to go.

      • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

        Selling under-performing council assets.She is mad as a cut snake,they are assets owned by power consumers in Auckland,Papakura and Manukau.

  • MrBarrington

    hmmm… if it barks like a dog and walks like a dog then it probably is a dog… also Occam’s razor comes to mind here…. one has to follow the money and all paths lead to Sky City by the looks of it…

    I’m no fan of the AECT but I think the shares should be sold down by AECT and the funds paid out to Vector’s customers… not nicked by thieving local bodies and the acolytes!!!

    • dgrogan

      So that would be worth maybe $8,000 – $9,000 each. Surely that wouldn’t be a hard sell to JAFAS. Might help pay rates for 2 or 3 years.