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17 December, 2014

P- Report shows more people getting treatment

Prime Minister John Key says the latest Indicators and Progress Report for the Government’s Methamphetamine Action Plan shows more prisoners are completing drug treatment programmes.

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15 December, 2014

Government monitoring Sydney siege

Prime Minister John Key says the New Zealand Government is currently monitoring the situation in Sydney as events continue to unfold.

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12 December, 2014

PM welcomes new Air NZ route to Sth America

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has welcomed Air New Zealand’s announcement today that they are opening up a new route to South America.

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9 December, 2014

Foreign fighters legislation passes

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the passing of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill in Parliament tonight.

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9 December, 2014

NZ named best tourist destination

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key says the Government’s investment in tourism is paying off with New Zealand voted the top country in the 2014 Telegraph Travel Awards, for the third year in a row.

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5 December, 2014

Boost for New Zealand Cycle Trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced the Government is investing nearly $1 million in thirteen projects to help maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

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2 December, 2014

PM welcomes report back of security Bill

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report back of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which has been strengthened by the select committee process.

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25 November, 2014

Government Inquiry report released

Prime Minister John Key has today released the findings of the Government Inquiry into allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the Serious Fraud Office, Adam Feeley.

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25 November, 2014

PM welcomes Inspector-General’s report

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of Cheryl Gwyn, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, into issues around the release of information by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).

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23 November, 2014

Draft foreign fighters legislation released



Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters.



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20 November, 2014

Joint Statement between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China on the Establishment of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

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20 November, 2014

PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today.

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15 November, 2014

NZ and Korea complete Free Trade Agreement

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

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14 November, 2014

Joint Press Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel

In our meeting today in Auckland we reaffirmed the close and long-standing relations between our two countries, building on the 60 years of diplomatic relations which we celebrated just last year.

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14 November, 2014

Prime Minister to attend G20 Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister John Key is attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit as an invited guest and will travel to Brisbane tomorrow.

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13 November, 2014

NZ upgrades diplomatic mission in Myanmar

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand has upgraded its diplomatic mission in Yangon, Myanmar to a full Embassy.

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12 November, 2014

PM opens NZ Consulate-General in Chengdu

Prime Minister John Key today opened the New Zealand Consulate-General in the Western Chinese city of Chengdu.

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12 November, 2014

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs)

Briefings to incoming Ministers as published on the websites of the responsible Government Ministries and agencies.

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7 November, 2014

Two new projects to attract tourists to NZ

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the Government is co-investing in two new projects as part of the Tourism Growth Partnership.

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5 November, 2014

President of China to visit New Zealand

The President of the People’s Republic of China, HE Xi Jinping, is to make an extended visit to New Zealand following the G20 meeting of world leaders in Australia next week.

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5 November, 2014

Canadian Prime Minister to visit New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key has announced Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make an official visit to New Zealand next week.

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5 November, 2014

German Chancellor to visit New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key has announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit New Zealand next week ahead of the G20 meeting of world leaders in Australia.

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5 November, 2014

Protecting national security and responding to ISIL

Prime Minister John Key has announced the Government’s response to threats against New Zealand’s national security posed by growing international terrorism.

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5 November, 2014

Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

As Prime Minister I have overarching responsibility for New Zealand’s national security. That covers a wide range of threats and risks, from earthquakes to espionage, and cyber-attacks to conflicts between states. It’s about protecting our way of life and the values that shape our society.

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3 November, 2014

PM to attend APEC and East Asia Summit

Prime Minister John Key will travel to China and Myanmar next week to attend the APEC Leaders’ meeting and the East Asia Summit.

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1 November, 2014

John Key - Speech at the Albany Convoy Commemorations

I am honoured to be with you today to commemorate a momentous event for our two countries.

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30 October, 2014

Parliamentary Private Secretaries reappointed

Prime Minister John Key today announced that Jacqui Dean and Melissa Lee will be continuing in their roles as Parliamentary Private Secretaries.

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30 October, 2014

PM to attend WW1 commemorations in Australia

Prime Minister John Key will join Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC troops departing for World War One.

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29 October, 2014

First steps taken towards flag referendum

Cabinet has agreed on the details of the flag referendum process and every political party represented in Parliament has been invited to take part, say Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

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28 October, 2014

Tourism fund opens for third round

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced applications are open for the third round of funding in the Tourism Growth Partnership.

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