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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
Business 2:04PM
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.

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Monday, 4 February 2013
Government 7:07PM
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.

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Friday, 1 February 2013
Deaths 2:47PM
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.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013
Government 5:47PM
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.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Government 5:11PM
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.

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News 4:58PM
PM congratulates Sir Anand Satyanand on new role

Prime Minister John Key today congratulated Sir Anand Satyanand on his appointment as Commonwealth Foundation Chair.

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Friday, 25 January 2013
Government 3:27PM
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.

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News 2:53PM
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.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Government 3:06PM
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.

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Monday, 14 January 2013
News 4:11PM
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.

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Friday, 21 December 2012
Government 2:53PM
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.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Diplomacy 2:18PM
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.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012
Legal 2:54PM
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.

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Monday, 10 December 2012
Building 3:16PM
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.

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Friday, 7 December 2012
Deaths 1:37PM
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.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012
News 3:15PM
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.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012
News 4:39PM
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.

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Friday, 23 November 2012
Aid 2:13PM
PM welcomes stronger relationship with Myanmar

Prime Minister John Key today announced a $7 million aid package to Myanmar.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012
News 2:27PM
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.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
News 5:35PM
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.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012
News 3:06PM
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.

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Politics 2:34PM
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.

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Monday, 5 November 2012
News 5:39PM
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.

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Thursday, 1 November 2012
Deaths 11:49PM
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.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Education 5:52PM
PM's Business Scholarships announced

Prime Minister John Key has congratulated the 14 recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

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Monday, 22 October 2012
Deaths 6:48PM
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.

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Monday, 15 October 2012
Government 5:14PM
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.

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News 5:12PM
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.

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News 5:09PM
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.

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Friday, 5 October 2012
Diplomacy 5:23PM
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.

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