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4 February, 2016

TPP overwhelmingly positive for NZ – PM

Prime Minister John Key welcomed today’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, confirming it will be overwhelmingly positive for New Zealand in supporting more trade and investment, jobs and incomes.

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2 February, 2016

Applications open for Great Rides funding

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

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27 January, 2016

Speech to Auckland Chamber of Commerce

As Prime Minister, I work every day to lead an open and confident country that backs itself on the world stage.

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18 December, 2015

High Commissioner to Singapore announced

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key has named diplomat Dr Jonathan Austin as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Singapore.

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16 December, 2015

$5.1m allocated to more anti-drug initiatives

Prime Minister John Key has announced over $5 million worth of assets seized from criminals will be invested in anti-drug initiatives.

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11 December, 2015

Funding gears up for the New Zealand Cycle Trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced the Government is investing almost $530,000 in 10 new projects that will contribute to enhancing and maintaining the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

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7 December, 2015

NZ leads diplomatic protest over Japanese whaling

New Zealand has led a joint diplomatic protest over Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean, Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key says.

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7 December, 2015

Next Ambassador to the United States announced

Prime Minister and Acting Foreign Minister John Key has announced Tim Groser as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the United States.

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7 December, 2015

PM announces changes to Ministerial portfolios

Prime Minister John Key today announced that Tim Groser has been appointed New Zealand's Ambassador to Washington and will take up the post early in 2016.

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2 December, 2015

Joint Press Statement by Prime Minister John Key and Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel on the Occasion of Prime Minister John Key’s Visit to Germany on 1 December 2015

We have today welcomed the intensification of relations between Germany and New Zealand in the year since the Federal Chancellor’s visit to New Zealand in November 2014, reaffirming that our partnership is defined by shared values, vibrant political, economic, scientific and cultural engagement, strong people to people links and close cooperation on a range of international issues.

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2 December, 2015

PM meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Prime Minister John Key and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel had a productive meeting in Berlin today.

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1 December, 2015

PM announces $20m for research to help reduce emissions

Prime Minister John Key has announced at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that New Zealand will commit another $20 million to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

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1 December, 2015

PM addresses Paris Climate Change Conference

Prime Minister John Key has told the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that it must produce a meaningful agreement.

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1 December, 2015

PM calls for global action on fossil fuel subsidies

Prime Minister John Key today presented UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with a message from close to 40 nations calling for the removal of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

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1 December, 2015

National Statement from New Zealand UN Climate Change Conference, Paris

Over 150 countries working together to address climate change. While New Zealand’s emissions are small on a global scale, we are determined to make a strong contribution to the international effort.

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28 November, 2015

PM welcomes Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed an announcement by the Queen of a new initiative to protect rainforest and native forest throughout the Commonwealth.

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23 November, 2015

PM announces Jonah Lomu public memorial details

Prime Minister John Key has announced details of the public memorial for Jonah Lomu.

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23 November, 2015

PM to attend CHOGM, climate change conference and visit Berlin

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Malta later this week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, before attending climate change talks in Paris and heading to Berlin for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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22 November, 2015

PM welcomes closer partnership with ASEAN

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed an agreement to work more closely with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost trade and investment links and announced New Zealand will invest over $200 million into the region.

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18 November, 2015

TPP Leaders meet to discuss next steps in Manila

Prime Minister John Key and the Leaders of the other 11 Pacific-Rim nations today marked the conclusion of negotiations of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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18 November, 2015

PM saddened at passing of Jonah Lomu

Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the unexpected passing of All Black legend Jonah Lomu.

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15 November, 2015

NZ and Viet Nam launch new era in relations

New Zealand and Viet Nam launched a new era in bilateral relations today which will see increased cooperation and trade between our two countries, Prime Minister John Key says.

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14 November, 2015

Government condemns attacks in Paris

Prime Minister John Key has condemned the attacks in Paris and expressed condolences to the people and government of France.

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13 November, 2015

Closer air connections between NZ and Viet Nam

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has welcomed today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that it will fly direct between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City.

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10 November, 2015

NZ welcomes Myanmar’s historic election

Acting Foreign Minister John Key has welcomed the peaceful conduct of Myanmar’s election on November 8.

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9 November, 2015

PM to visit Viet Nam, Philippines and Malaysia

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Viet Nam, the Philippines and Malaysia for a series of meetings aimed at boosting New Zealand’s trade, political and security links in the region.

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1 November, 2015

PM congratulates All Blacks on World Cup success

Prime Minister John Key today congratulated the All Blacks on their historic victory in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham.

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30 October, 2015

NZ takes significant step towards an EU FTA

New Zealand has taken a significant step towards expanding trade and economic links with the European Union, with a commitment to progress Free Trade negotiations announced today, Prime Minister John Key says.

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23 October, 2015

PM welcomes Singapore President’s visit to NZ

Prime Minister John Key today announced that Singapore President Tony Tan will visit New Zealand next week.

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20 October, 2015

Prime Minister congratulates Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister John Key has tonight congratulated Justin Trudeau on his victory in the Canadian election.

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