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28 August, 2015

PM announces further funding for Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced a further $935,000 will be invested to help complete the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.

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21 August, 2015

Record 3 million visitors to New Zealand

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key is delighted with today’s figures showing a record three million visitors came to New Zealand in the past year.

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19 August, 2015

PM acknowledges passing of George Gair

Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of former National Party MP and Deputy Leader George Gair.

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14 August, 2015

Cook Islands Prime Minister to visit New Zealand

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna will visit New Zealand as part of the celebrations marking 50 years of the special relationship between our two countries, Prime Minister John Key says.

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4 August, 2015

PM pledges $11.7m for Cook Islands school rebuild

New Zealand will contribute up to $11.7 million towards rebuilding the Cook Islands’ national secondary school to mark 50 years of our association, Prime Minister John Key says.

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4 August, 2015

Joint Statement by the Prime Ministers of the Cook Islands and New Zealand on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cook Islands becoming self-governing in free association with New Zealand

On 4 August 1965 the Cook Islands became self-governing in free association with New Zealand. Today marks the 50th anniversary of that important occasion which is another major milestone in our unique and long-standing relationship, spanning over 100 years. The visit to the Cook Islands by New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and his accompanying high-level delegation to celebrate this anniversary reflects the special nature of the relationship.

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3 August, 2015

PM to attend Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

Prime Minister John Key will attend Singapore’s National Day celebrations on 9 August, this year marking 50 years of Singaporean independence.

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3 August, 2015

PM announces honorary military appointments

Prime Minister John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

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30 July, 2015

PM acknowledges passing of Sir John Todd

Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of respected businessman and philanthropist Sir John Todd.

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30 July, 2015

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced further funding is now available to maintain and improve the premier rides on the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

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27 July, 2015

PM to attend Cook Islands 50th celebrations

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Rarotonga next week to celebrate the Cook Islands’ 50th anniversary of self-government in free association with New Zealand.

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8 July, 2015

New Zealand and Samoa sign double tax agreement

Prime Minister John Key today joined Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi in signing a double tax agreement between New Zealand and Samoa.

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5 July, 2015

PM to attend historic NZ Samoa rugby match

Prime Minister John Key will join Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to witness the first All Blacks - Manu Samoa test match to be played on Samoan soil.

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3 July, 2015

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit New Zealand in November

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November.

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3 July, 2015

Further boost for New Zealand Cycle Trail

The Government is investing nearly $400,000 in six new projects to enhance and maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today.

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2 July, 2015

Speech to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce function

Just as central government has to make some tough decisions and trade-offs, so too do councils as we work together to rebuild this city.

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2 July, 2015

NZ begins Presidency of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York.

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30 June, 2015

Delivering benefits to families - July 1 changes

A number of government policies that come into effect tomorrow will deliver real benefits to families, Prime Minister John Key says.

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18 June, 2015

PM welcomes more regional flights

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has welcomed the announcement by Jetstar that the airline will expand its domestic network to regional New Zealand.

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5 June, 2015

Prime Minister expresses condolences

Prime Minister John Key has this morning expressed his deepest sympathies for the family, friends and supporters of Lecretia Seales who lost her battle with cancer.

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22 May, 2015

NZ designates another group as a terrorist entity

New Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

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21 May, 2015

Supporting children in hardship focus of Budget

The National-led Government’s seventh Budget continues to support New Zealanders while responsibly managing the growing economy and the Government’s finances, Prime Minister John Key says.

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20 May, 2015

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in Rotorua and Blenheim.

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17 May, 2015

Budget 2015: Taxing property gains fairly

The Budget will include extra measures to ensure that people buying and selling residential property for profit – including overseas buyers – pay their fair share of tax, Prime Minister John Key says.

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11 May, 2015

PM welcomes return of Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed news that New Zealanders will have a chance to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo live in Wellington.

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9 May, 2015

PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election

Prime Minister John Key today offered his congratulations to David Cameron on his re-election as British Prime Minister.

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7 May, 2015

PM acknowledges passing of Erima Henare

Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged the sudden passing of Ngati Hine leader Erima Henare.

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3 May, 2015

Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the completion of Northland’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pou Herenga Tai.

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2 May, 2015

Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second child, a girl.

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29 April, 2015

More details of Prince Harry’s visit revealed

Prime Minister John Key today released further details of Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand from May 9 -16.

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