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10 September, 2010

Key NotesSpecial Key Notes: Helping Canterbury

I'm devoting this issue of Key Notes to the earthquake in Canterbury and some of the Government initiatives to assist Cantabrians in restoring their lives.

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4 August, 2010

Focus on FinanceRebalancing the economy

In this issue of Focus on Finance I talk about some early signs that our economy is rebalancing, spending on policy advice, ways to better manage the Government's assets - and more. Your comments are welcome.

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2 July, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes – Opening Ohakune’s Cycle Trail

In this edition of Key Notes, I talk about opening the Ohakune Cycle trail, the spectacular effort by the All Whites, National Standards, improvements in the criminal justice system, our efforts to tackle climate change, the voluntary bonding scheme for doctors, nurses, and midwives, the change in Australia's leadership, my impending trip to Asia, and more.

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24 June, 2010

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance: Economy continues recovery

In this issue, I talk about the state of the economy's recovery, how changes in tax will help New Zealanders, and getting out and about with the Budget 2010 message. Be sure and watch my video briefing on the economy.

 

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18 June, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Supporting our rural communities

In this issue I talk about supporting our rural communities, the All Whites, the foreshore and seabed issue, helping our top athletes, volunteering at the World Cup and more.

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8 June, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Helping young people get ahead

In this issue I talk about the opening of the Limited Service Volunteer course, Budget 2010, the country's first container cell prison unit and more.

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27 May, 2010

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance No.10 - Budget 2010

In this issue I talk about Budget 2010 with particular emphasis on revisions to the tax system.

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20 May, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Budget 2010 - Building the Recovery

In this issue I talk about our changes to New Zealand's tax structure and what we hope to achieve with tax cuts and other initiatives.

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7 May, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Visiting Our Troops

In this issue of Key Notes I talk about visiting our troops in Afghanistan, the funerals of the three young servicemen killed on Anzac Day, Budget 2010 and more.

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23 April, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Remembering our ANZAC heroes

In this issue of Key Notes, I talk about the significance of Anzac Day, the upcoming Budget 2010, what we're doing on climate change issues and more.

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13 April, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Visiting the United States

In this issue, I talk about my trip to the USA and Canada, Whanau Ora, the Rugby World Cup, developments in health care and climate change - and my new video series, John Responds.

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7 April, 2010

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance No.9

In this issue I talk about my new interactive feature in which I answer a question from a viewer by video, the gradual improvement in the economy, measures to increase fairness in the tax system, and more.


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26 March, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: Reforming benefits

In this issue I talk about our initiative to reform the benefits system, Future Focus. I also talk about mining, the Productivity Commission, rural broadband, my Youth Parliament choice and some of what's in my diary for the days ahead.

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12 March, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes – Boosting Science and Innovation

This week I talk about a number of the things we're doing to boost science and innovation in New Zealand, improvements to tertiary education, and the 200th new police officer for Auckland.

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8 March, 2010

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance No.8

In this issue I talk about the government's new infrastructure plan, the tax package that will be at the centre of the 2010 Budget, the latest set of Crown accounts and more. 

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26 February, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes - Improving our tax system

In this issue of Key Notes I talk about improving our tax system, changes underway to ACC, improvements to the volunteer bonding scheme for graduate doctors, nurses and midwives, lifting achievement in our schools - and provide links to several large sets of photographs from my visit last week to Hawke's Bay. Enjoy!

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12 February, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes – Our Priorities for 2010

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2010

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3 February, 2010

Key NotesKey Notes: National Standards for New Zealand Schools

In this issue, I talk about the new National Standards policy - what it means and what we'll be doing to implement it.


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29 January, 2010

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance No.7

In this issue I outline the general trends and challenges facing the economy and talk a bit about what the Government will be doing to confront those challenges in 2010,

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22 January, 2010

Key NotesHappy New Year!

In this issue I talk about Prince William's visit, the "three strikes" Bill, what it will take to build a world-class tax system, a new initiative for the tourism industry and some of what I'll be doing in the next few days.

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18 December, 2009

Key NotesKey Notes - Happy Christmas!

In this issue, I talk about the year just ending; the half-yearly fiscal update; gains in law and order, health and education; my Copenhagen visit; lifting achievement in schools; improving our highways; reining in electricity prices; and celebrating Waitangi Day.

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18 December, 2009

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance No.6

As we head into the summer break, it feels like it's been a long year - and a hard one for many families and businesses.

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4 December, 2009

Key NotesTackling Boy Racers

This week I discuss our new laws to tackle boy racers. I opened SmartGate at Auckland Airport. And I report on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. I also update readers on school broadband, the changes to Auckland's governance, and our plans to improve healthcare.

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26 November, 2009

Focus on FinanceNo.5

In this issue, I talk about the Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update, monetary policy and the dollar, the infrastructure stimulus package, trade guarantees to support exporters and how we're doing as we come out of the financial crisis.

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26 November, 2009

Focus on FinanceFocus on Finance - November 26

In this issue, I talk about the Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update, monetary policy and the dollar, the infrastructure stimulus package, trade guarantees to support exporters and how we're doing as we come out of the financial crisis.

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19 November, 2009

Key NotesSpecial Edition - 1 Year In

This week, the National-led Government marks its first year in office. In this issue of Key Notes, I look back on our achievements so far and look forward to the hard work ahead.

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6 November, 2009

Key NotesBoosting Tourism

This week I look for whales, announce a funding boost for tourism, update you on the latest actions we're taking on violent crime, and report on my visit to Asia.

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3 November, 2009

Focus on FinanceNo. 4

In this issue I discuss the uneven advance toward economic recovery and the centrality of export markets to making headway.

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23 October, 2009

Key NotesNo.59 - Lifting Education Standards

I had fun this morning meeting the children at Glen Taylor School in Auckland with Education Minister Anne Tolley. We were there to launch National Education Standards in reading, writing, and maths.

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9 October, 2009

Key NotesNo.58 - "Tackling P"

In this issue I talk about our new action plan to tackle P, and I report on my visit to Samoa after the tsunami, and my trip to New York for the 64th United Nations General Assembly.

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