The process problems identified by Deputy Auditor-General Phillippa Smith emerged in the report from the time the Prime Minister - also Tourism Minister - became personally involved. In August 2009, Mr Key told officials to halt a scoping project on a convention centre proposal to "close off the SkyCity angle". He later explained he had a "broad awareness" SkyCity had development plans.
All Major Tech Companies Say NSA Actions Puts Public Trust In Internet At Risk - This may all sound political, but as will most things coming out of Silicon Valley (and Redmond), it is primarily economically motivated.
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