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John Key

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Politician who was simply the 38th Primary Minister of New Zealand and led the brand new Zealand Country wide Party. He was in charge of the drawback of New Zealand’s makes from Afghanistan. He researched at the College or university of Canterbury and graduated in 1981 having a bachelor of business. He regularly attends chapel but has stated that he’s an agnostic. He wedded his wife Bronagh in 1984, plus they have two kids, including DJ Utmost Crucial. He and Harry Atmore are both politicians from New Zealand.

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Full Name John Key
Date Of Birth August 9, 1961
Place Of Birth Auckland, New Zealand
Profession Politician
Education University of Canterbury, Burnside High School, Aorangi School, Harvard University
Nationality New Zealand
Spouse Bronagh Key
Children Max Key, Stephie Key
Parents Ruth Key, George Key
Siblings Martyn Key, Elizabeth Key, Peter Key, Susan Key
Star Sign Leo

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1Prime Minister of New Zealand (19 November 2008 - present), Leader of the New Zealand National Party, Minister for Tourism, and Member of Parliament for Helensville electorate.


Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Dunedin2017Documentary completedHimself
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web2017DocumentaryHimself - Appearance
Newshub Live at 6pm2016TV SeriesHimself - Prime Minister of New Zealand
Paul Henry2015TV SeriesHimself - Prime Minister of New Zealand
CNN NewsCenter2014TV Series documentaryHimself - New Zealand Prime Minister
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - New Zealand Prime Minister
Campbell Live2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Prime Minister of New Zealand
Lateline2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - NZ Prime Minister / Himself - New Zealand Prime Minister
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Murray Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The 7.30 Report2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Bolt Report2015TV SeriesHimself
Insiders2008-2014TV SeriesHimself

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1I used to think... that people would think badly of me for various stuff they read. But now I accept it's just part of the deluge of stuff that comes every day.
2I think what happens when you are prime minister is no day is the same and every day you are under pressure. And there is always so much happening that the days just flash by and flash into weeks.
3I think it is only natural that people have anxiety about the economy because the economy is real. It is their job, their ability to service their mortgage and look after their family. And in the final analysis, nothing is more important than your capacity as a breadwinner or an earner to provide for those that rely on you.
4Investment is crucial. Because the truth is, you only get jobs and growth in the economy when people invest money, at their own risk, in setting up a business or expanding an existing business.
5We don't tell New Zealanders we can stop the global recession, because we can't. What we do tell them is we can use this time to transform the economy to make us stronger so that when the world starts growing again we can be running faster than other countries we compete with.
6My mother had an incredibly strong accent - although I couldn't hear it - and she was the main person there, so I'll have learnt to speak English from her.
7I engage with a lot of journalists, some of them have history and some of them don't, that's not my concern. My concern is to make sure I represent the views I want to represent on those shows.
8I care about people's human rights and, as a country, we have a very proud record indeed. But I'm also realistic about what we can do... we can raise those issues with leaders and we can talk about those issues, and we do that.
9From time to time I might push a little bit too hard and I have got to be a bit more careful.
10There is much more good gained from having a fully functioning financial market than there ever is not having that.
11I'm not deeply ideologically driven. I believe in good center-right politics.
12The Government has to stop borrowing as much money; if we don't, quite frankly New Zealand will be downgraded and interest rates will go up for all New Zealanders.
13New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don't do that - and you want to lead the world - then you might end up getting unintended consequences.
14I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society.
15Sure I can sit around and do absolutely nothing for the next nine years and I might survive that long but it's not going to take New Zealand anywhere.
16Moral persuasion over a period of time makes a difference, but we shouldn't be naive to think that just because we raise it in a meeting it will make all those problems go away. It won't and it doesn't.
17I dare you to show me one example where I haven't discharged my responsibility seriously, professionally and appropriately.
18I want to leave New Zealand in better shape than I found it. I know the job of prime minister is not forever and I'm going to do the best I can every day to make that difference.
19You can't base an industry solely on one person. That's a very vulnerable business strategy.
20Bronagh looks after the kids and without her the family would disintegrate... there are some things you can't discuss with anyone other than your wife. There has to be a strong bond of trust.
21I always had a long-term view of going into politics, so I suppose I was always careful. I mean, I got offered all these rinky dink tax deals, but I always paid my taxes. I am naturally quite conservative.
22Your personality as the prime minister feeds through to what you emphasise, and what you don't, how you'll handle a situation - whether you've got the combination of intelligence or instincts to adapt and to make good decisions.
23You are not going to change me and if you do, it will look like a fraud, it will be a fraud.
24I'm often at events when they're quite light-hearted social events when people would want me to kid around.
25I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave.
26I believe the future of our country can be really great.
27The world, whether we like it or not, will become more and more borderless.
28New Zealand as a whole needs to save more, spend less and reduce our reliance on foreign debt.
29I have more engagement with New Zealand than people might think. Unlike the impression I have of the American president, who sits in the Oval Office and people come to them.
30We are a small, open economy, highly dependent on global flows. It is inevitably a demand that dramatically alters and that is reflected in what we feel here in New Zealand. So there is at its most basic level a limit to what we can do and that is true everywhere.
31We live in a world where equality is pretty important.
32Let's just get a deal done then let's worry about expanding it.
33I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I'm not claiming I'm a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others.
34You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you're a pretty decent person you'll get back what you put in.
35The public talk colloquially, the public's grammar's not perfect. They kid around and I don't think they overly mark me down for that. They just see me as a normal guy.
36I have always thought, genuinely thought, that elections are like world cups. They sometimes look easier from the outside and they are very difficult when you are in the middle of them.
37I was really fascinated by politics. It always has been part of my view that politics really is a calling or you wouldn't go into it, because it's demanding and potentially has a toll on you and your family.
38I guess I'm reasonably confident in all honesty. But I definitely don't think I'm arrogant. I'm pretty down to earth, I mean I'm genuinely down to earth.
39If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalise that by legalising euthanasia, I'd want that.
40It's possible to spend every waking hour here on the ninth floor and not get out of the office. And this isn't the real world in here. And contrary to public opinion, I'm not incredibly poll-driven. They are an ongoing indicator of how we are going, but I take the feedback I get on the street as being the most important.
41Sunday night I always cook if I can - if I'm home, I always cook.
42We have been given the trust and goodwill of New Zealanders. I do not take that trust for granted, and I never will.
43[on having another child] I'd be extremely worried because I've had a vasectomy.
44[on a dinner with a Maori tribe] The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi, which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner, which wouldn't have been quite so attractive.


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