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John Key
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John Key was born in Auckland but moved to Christchurch when a child. He was educated at Burnside High School and then gained a B.Comm from the University of Canterbury. In 2001, he headed back to New Zealand to fulfill a long held ambition to stand for Parliament for the National Party. He won the Helensville seat in 2002 with a majority of 1589. John has risen through the ranks since then, becoming deputy finance spokesman and then finance spokesman, rising to number 7 prior to the 2005 election. At the 2005 election he again won the Helensville seat, this time with a majority of 12,778. He continued to be the Party's finance spokesman and and was ranked at number 4 before being elected Leader on 27 November 2006.

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Friday, 26 April 2013
Entries open for PM's Business Scholarships Prime Minister John Key says executives looking to expand their international expertise should apply for this year’s Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, which are now open for applications. 264 views

Monday, 4 February 2013
Prime Ministers Key and Gillard to meet in Queenstown Prime Minister John Key will host Australian counterpart Julia Gillard in Queenstown this coming weekend for the annual New Zealand – Australia Prime Ministers’ talks. 381 views

Friday, 1 February 2013
Farewell Sir Paul, you will be missed Prime Minister John Key says today’s news that Sir Paul Holmes KNZM has passed away is the end of a broadcasting era. 547 views

Thursday, 31 January 2013
PM congratulates new Speaker of the House Prime Minister John Key today congratulated newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon David Carter. 486 views

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
National's new whips announced Prime Minister John Key has announced the election of National’s new whips following the National Party Caucus this morning. 382 views

PM congratulates Sir Anand Satyanand on new role Prime Minister John Key today congratulated Sir Anand Satyanand on his appointment as Commonwealth Foundation Chair. 153 views

Friday, 25 January 2013
Strong agenda to encourage investment, jobs The Government is pressing ahead with a wide range of measures to build a more productive and competitive economy, Prime Minister John Key says. 328 views

PM recognises young achievers Prime Minister John Key will meet the 100 participants in this year's Prime Minister's Youth Programme at a dinner in Auckland tonight. 156 views

Tuesday, 22 January 2013
PM announces changes to Cabinet line-up Prime Minister John Key today announced a series of changes to the National-led Government’s Cabinet, refreshing a Ministerial team which is firmly focused on delivering results for New Zealanders. 374 views

Monday, 14 January 2013
Prime Minister to visit Antarctica Prime Minister John Key will visit Antarctica from 17 to 21 January to highlight New Zealand’s interests and activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. 163 views

Friday, 21 December 2012
PM supports Tim Groser's WTO bid Prime Minister John Key said the Government has nominated Trade Minister Tim Groser for the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. 268 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
PM welcomes nomination of High Commissioner to UK Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the nomination of Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. 582 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
Queen's Counsel appointed Prime Minister John Key today announced Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and Solicitor-General Michael Heron have been appointed Queen’s Counsel. 319 views

Monday, 10 December 2012
PM welcomes Royal Commission report release Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the public release today of the third and final part of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission’s report into the causes of building failures during the earthquake. 185 views

Friday, 7 December 2012
PM expresses sorrow over tornado deaths Prime Minister John Key has extended his condolences to the friends and families of the people who died when a tornado struck West Auckland earlier today. 212 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Prime Minister congratulates Royals on baby news Prime Minister John Key says he was delighted to hear the news that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby. 147 views

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Govt measures continue to put pressure on P trade Government agencies’ sustained crackdown on methamphetamine (‘P’) is continuing to stifle the spread of the drug among New Zealanders, Prime Minister John Key says. 167 views

Friday, 23 November 2012
PM welcomes stronger relationship with Myanmar Prime Minister John Key today announced a $7 million aid package to Myanmar. 662 views

Thursday, 22 November 2012
More funding to support the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Prime Minister John Key has announced further funding to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal to support its work bringing the former leaders of the regime to justice. 155 views

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
PM congratulates Pacific Youth Awards winners Five high-achieving young Pacific New Zealanders have taken out this year’s Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards – an initiative which recognises outstanding achievement among young leaders. 202 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
PM to attend EAS and visit Myanmar Prime Minister John Key will visit Cambodia later this month to attend the East Asia Summit, before travelling to Myanmar – the first time a New Zealand Prime Minister has visited that country. 137 views

Prime Minister congratulates President Obama Prime Minister John Key tonight (November 7) congratulated President Obama on a hard fought victory in the US Presidential elections. 172 views

Monday, 5 November 2012
Govt responds to Pike River Royal Commission Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy. 189 views

Thursday, 1 November 2012
PM expresses sorrow at death of Lady June Blundell Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the death of Lady June Blundell, who passed away yesterday. 233 views

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
PM's Business Scholarships announced Prime Minister John Key has congratulated the 14 recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships. 268 views

Monday, 22 October 2012
PM pays tribute to rugby legend Sir Wilson Whineray Prime Minister John Key is saddened at the death today of Sir Wilson Whineray, KNZM, OBE. 208 views

Monday, 15 October 2012
PM announces next steps for Mighty River sale Prime Minister John Key today outlined the Government’s next steps to prepare Mighty River Power for its partial sale in the first half of 2013. 274 views

Philippines President to visit with trade delegation Prime Minister John Key will host the President of the Philippines for discussions on two-way trade and other bilateral matters later this month. 142 views

Samoan Prime Minister to visit New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will welcome the Samoan Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, to New Zealand later this week to mark the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries. 142 views

Friday, 5 October 2012
PM welcomes visit of Singapore PM Prime Minister John Key will host Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong when he visits New Zealand next week. 476 views

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