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27 March, 2015

PM to attend the Cricket World Cup Final

Prime Minister John Key will attend the final of the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne this weekend.

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23 March, 2015

NZ signs Free Trade Agreement with Korea

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea opens a new chapter in the two countries’ relationship.

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23 March, 2015

PM extends condolences at passing of Lee Kuan Yew

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his sincere condolences to the people of Singapore following the death of the nation’s first Prime Minster, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

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20 March, 2015

PM acknowledges passing of Malcolm Fraser

Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

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19 March, 2015

Joint statement on enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and New Zealand

At the invitation of the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam His Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung paid an official visit to New Zealand during 19-20 March 2015.

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19 March, 2015

NZ and Viet Nam agree ambitious trade target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

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17 March, 2015

PM to attend Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations

Prime Minister John Key is to lead a New Zealand delegation at the centenary commemorations of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli, Turkey.

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17 March, 2015

Prince Harry to visit New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the news of a planned official visit to New Zealand by Prince Harry, the grandson and fourth-in-line to Queen Elizabeth II.

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16 March, 2015

PM welcomes visit of Viet Nam Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Key has announced a two-day visit to New Zealand by Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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16 March, 2015

PM to visit Korea and Japan

Prime Minister John Key will visit Korea next week to mark the signing of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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2 March, 2015

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency.

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28 February, 2015

PMs Key and Abbott meet in Auckland

Prime Minister John Key met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Auckland today for their annual Leaders’ Talks.

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28 February, 2015

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Hon Tony Abbott and Rt Hon John Key

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting.

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26 February, 2015

Beehive Press Conference

Most weeks, following Cabinet, John Key holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. This page contains the transcripts from those press conferences, which are supplied by Hansard to the Office of the Prime Minister. It is important to note that the transcripts have not been edited nor verified for accuracy.

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26 February, 2015

PM disappointed with Remuneration Authority decision

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his disappointment at the Remuneration Authority’s decision to increase MP remuneration.

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25 February, 2015

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea Muldoon.

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24 February, 2015

PM announces contribution to coalition against ISIL

Prime Minister John Key today announced a Government decision to deploy a military training mission to Iraq as part of New Zealand’s overall contribution to the international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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24 February, 2015

Prime Minister’s Ministerial Statement on ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

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23 February, 2015

PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Key welcomes this week’s first official visit to New Zealand by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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23 February, 2015

Anzac centenary commemorations planned

Prime Minister John Key has announced a week of Anzac commemoration events in Wellington marking the centenary of the First World War Gallipoli landings.

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10 February, 2015

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families.

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6 February, 2015

Waitangi Day Breakfast Speech

Today we commemorate 175 years of the Treaty of Waitangi relationship. It’s a relationship we should all have pride in. And we should all have great confidence that it will continue to strengthen.

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3 February, 2015

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has announced that further funding is now available for the improvement of New Zealand’s Great Rides.

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2 February, 2015

Northland by-election date announced

Prime Minister John Key today announced the date for the by-election in Northland will be Saturday the 28th of March.

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30 January, 2015

PM acknowledges Northland MP’s resignation

Prime Minister John Key today acknowledged the resignation of Northland MP Mike Sabin for personal reasons.

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28 January, 2015

Next steps in social housing

New Zealand is in good shape and getting better. We are making great strides towards building a stronger, more prosperous country – a country where we can have a great lifestyle and earn a good income that compares well with the rest of the world.

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28 January, 2015

Social Housing

The National-led Government is committed to providing more social houses to New Zealanders in need.

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23 January, 2015

PM extends condolences following death of Saudi King

Prime Minister John Key has extended his condolences to the people of Saudi Arabia following the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.


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15 January, 2015

PM to attend World Economic Forum

Prime Minister John Key will travel to the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland next week, attending meetings of the World Economic Forum and International Democrat Union.

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8 January, 2015

New Zealand condemns Paris shooting

Prime Minister John Key has strongly condemned the violent attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

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