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18 April, 2015

Official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Thank you all for being here to witness the official opening of this park as a place of commemoration and remembrance for the whole nation.

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16 April, 2015

Prime Minister to lead trade mission to Gulf States

Prime Minister John Key will lead an 18-member New Zealand business delegation to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait from 26 April to 1 May.

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16 April, 2015

PM welcomes direct flights to Houston

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has welcomed Air New Zealand’s announcement that it will begin operating direct flights between Houston and New Zealand.

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14 April, 2015

Budget 2015

On 21 May, Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the National-led Government’s seventh Budget.

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14 April, 2015

Pre-Budget speech to Business New Zealand function

Like all New Zealanders, we have a shared interest in building a strong economy that provides opportunities for Kiwi families and businesses to get ahead here in their own country.

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13 April, 2015

PM Abbott to make second official visit to NZ

Prime Minister John Key today announced Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s second official visit to New Zealand.

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13 April, 2015

Prince Harry to visit centres across New Zealand

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key released today further details on Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand in May.

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1 April, 2015

HomeStart

The National-led Government’s HomeStart programme took effect on 1 April this year, and will help tens of thousands more first home buyers and young families into a home of their own over the next five years.

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1 April, 2015

Helping families get ahead – 1 April changes

A number of important government policies came into effect on April 1 that will help New Zealand families and children and complement the work the National-led Government already has underway.

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31 March, 2015

April 1 changes to help families get ahead

Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership from tomorrow.

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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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