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23 April, 2014

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

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17 April, 2014

The Christchurch Rebuild – Gaining Momentum: Speech to Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce

One of the National-led Government’s four main priorities this term is to support the rebuilding of this, our second-biggest city, and to stand beside the people of Canterbury.

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15 April, 2014

Prime Minister saddened by death of Owen Woodhouse

Prime Minister John Key today expressed his condolences to the family of Sir Owen Woodhouse, ONZ KBE DSC. Sir Owen passed away aged 97.

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2 April, 2014

Speech to the North Harbour Club, North Harbour Stadium

Today I want to talk about the Budget, which will come out on 15 May.

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1 April, 2014

Tourism fund opens for second round

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the opening of the second funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership.

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1 April, 2014

NZ designates further groups as terrorist entities

New Zealand has designated a further two international terrorist groups under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

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26 March, 2014

NZ to fund nuclear security training

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand contribute $300,000 towards nuclear security training in Africa and Latin America.

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26 March, 2014

New Zealand and EU agree to deepen relations

New Zealand and the European Union (EU) have agreed to take steps to deepen their relationship including through a possible Free Trade Agreement following a meeting in The Hague.

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20 March, 2014

Prime Minister welcomes cheaper UK-NZ travel

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key, has welcomed the British Government’s decision to reduce duties for passenger flights to New Zealand.

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19 March, 2014

China and NZ set ambitious new trade goals

Prime Minister John Key and Chinese President Xi Jinping have today set an ambitious new goal for two-way trade of $30 billion by 2020.

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19 March, 2014

Speech to China Agricultural University, Beijing

It is a great pleasure to be in Beijing today. And I’m pleased to be here at the China Agricultural University for the first time - thank you for your warm welcome.

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19 March, 2014

Meeting Premier further strengthens NZ-China links

Prime Minister John Key says agreements entered into with China at his meeting with Premier Li Keqiang highlight the continuing strength of the relationship between our two countries.

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19 March, 2014

China and NZ launch direct currency trading

Prime Minister John Key and China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, today announced the launch of direct trading of the New Zealand dollar against the Chinese renminbi in the Chinese onshore market.

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12 March, 2014

PM welcomes Croatian PM to New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key welcomes the arrival of Croatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanović to New Zealand tomorrow for the first official visit from Croatia since 1995.

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11 March, 2014

Considering a new flag

The time has come to discuss New Zealand’s flag formally, carefully and respectfully, allowing all New Zealanders to have their say.

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11 March, 2014

PM plans public vote next term on NZ’s flag

Prime Minister John Key today outlined a plan to hold a public discussion and vote next parliamentary term on New Zealand’s flag.

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11 March, 2014

Speech at Victoria University

It’s good to be here in a place where ideas are encouraged and discussed, because that’s what I want to do today.

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11 March, 2014

RNZAF P3 Orion to search for flight MH370

Prime Minister John Key says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion will soon be joining the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

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10 March, 2014

PM welcomes visit of Solomon Islands PM

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo who arrived in New Zealand today.

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10 March, 2014

General Election to be on 20 September 2014

Prime Minister John Key has announced the 2014 General Election will be held on Saturday 20 September.

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9 March, 2014

PM on Kiwis missing on flight MH370

The Prime Minister has this afternoon acknowledged the anguish families of New Zealanders Paul Weeks and Ximin Wang will be going through, as the wait for news of the missing flight stretches to almost two days.

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3 March, 2014

PM to visit China, Hong Kong and Netherlands

Prime Minister John Key will travel to China, Hong Kong and The Netherlands as part of a visit focusing on trade and economic opportunities and to attend the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on 24-25 March.

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3 March, 2014

PM welcomes Royal ‘family visit’

New Zealanders will have a great chance to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they visit New Zealand in April, says Prime Minister John Key.

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28 February, 2014

Better Public Services

We want our public service to be more innovative, enterprising, driven, and focused on results. We’re delivering improved frontline services, reduced costs, and better results for you and your family.

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28 February, 2014

Maintenance funding for NZ cycle trails announced

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today, in a pre-Budget announcement, said $8 million would be invested over four years to help maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) Great Rides.

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27 February, 2014

PM acknowledges Tony Ryall’s outstanding contribution

Prime Minister John Key has thanked Minister Tony Ryall for his remarkable service to the National Party, his Bay of Plenty electorate and New Zealand.

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7 February, 2014

Prime Ministers Key and Abbott meet in Sydney

Prime Minister John Key met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Sydney today and jointly chaired a meeting of Australian and New Zealand Cabinet Ministers.

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6 February, 2014

Prime Minister’s Waitangi Day Speech 2014

Waitangi Day is a special day for New Zealanders. It’s a day when we reflect on the history of our young country, and it’s a day when we think about what we want for New Zealand’s future.

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3 February, 2014

PM and Ministers to visit Australia

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Sydney from 6 to 8 February 2014 to meet with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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28 January, 2014

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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