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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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5 May, 2015

Changing the New Zealand flag?

All New Zealanders are being encouraged to have their say in the public discussion on whether New Zealand should change its flag.

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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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27 April, 2015

Prime Minister opens new consulate in Dubai

Prime Minister John Key today officially opened the new premises of the New Zealand Consulate-General in Dubai.

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27 April, 2015

Prime Minister-led trade mission kicks off

The Prime Minister has kicked off the Gulf trade mission by meeting the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and leading business figures.

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26 April, 2015

Speech to open of NZ-Dubai Business Seminar at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce

It’s a pleasure to be with you here in Dubai this morning to open this business seminar.

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26 April, 2015

Speech at Chunuk Bair

There are places on this peninsula whose names will never be forgotten. Each country remembers where their soldiers fought, and where they fell. Places where extraordinary bravery was shown, in unspeakable conditions.

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25 April, 2015

Dawn Service Speech

On this beach, on this day, at this hour, exactly 100 years ago, the first Anzac troops came ashore.

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24 April, 2015

PM speech at Istanbul Peace Summit

One hundred years ago today, thousands of young New Zealand and Australian soldiers waited anxiously for the orders that would send them ashore in an attempt to secure the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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24 April, 2015

PM delivers speech at International Peace Summit

Prime Minister John Key addressed the International Peace Summit in Istanbul, where historic bonds and current security challenges were common topics.

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