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20th Feb, 2017Bill English and National lead in the polls months before an election

Prime Minister Bill English, who took over from John Key in December last year, is holding on to a strong lead in the polls according to a One News Colmar […] more ->

1st Feb, 2017New Zealand General Election on 23rd September

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, has announced that the country will hold its general election on 23rd September. The formal announcement as published on the Beehive website is as […] more ->

19th Dec, 2016Bill English appoints his Cabinet

Prime Minister Bill English has named his new Cabinet. The full list of the Cabinet as published on the Beehive website is as follows: Bill English Prime Minister, Minister for […] more ->

12th Dec, 2016Bill English sworn in as Prime Minister

Former Finance Minister Bill English has been sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the National Party after a parliamentary caucus meeting elected him […] more ->

5th Dec, 2016John Key resigns as Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has made a surprise announcement this morning that he is resigning his post for personal reasons. Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is expected […] more ->

26th May, 2016Bill English delivers his 2016 Budget

Minister of Finance Bill English has delivered his Budget Speech 2016. The biggest hit was for smokers but after that it was public services such as health and education that […] more ->

4th Feb, 2016Trans Pacific Partnership agreement signed by twelve countries

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been signed by twelve countries in a deal that has taken seven years of negotiations to come to fruition. The agreement was signed by Australia, […] more ->

7th Dec, 2015John Key makes ministerial changes

Prime Minister John Key has made a number of small adjustments to his Cabinet, bringing back Judith Collins in the Police and Corrections portfolio. Paula Bennett becomes the new Minister […] more ->

21st May, 2015FinMin delivers Budget 2015

Finance Minister Bill English delivered his Budget Speech 2015 today. In his speech the Finance Minister forecast a $684 million deficit for 2014/2015, moving to a surplus of $176 million […] more ->

11th Feb, 2015Parliamentary year starts with PM statement

The 2015 parliamentary year started in New Zealand yesterday with Prime Minister John Key seeking a vote of confidence and then went on to deliver his Prime Minister’s statement outlining […] more ->