Working for New Zealand


via The Telegraph


John Key was chatting about trade with the Indian PM today, and is scheduled to do the same with the French Premier tomorrow.

The first visit to New Zealand by a French prime minister in 25 years is about to begin.

Manuel Valls is due to arrive in Auckland on Sunday and departs on Monday.

Prime Minister John Key has said it’ll be a short but important visit.

“We have a close and long-standing relationship with France and I’m looking forward to discussing a number of issues including trade, our mutual interest in the Pacific and the international response to terrorism,” he says.

During the visit there’ll be an official welcome, a wreath-laying ceremony, a community event and a bilateral meeting with Mr Key.

Mr Valls is visiting as New Zealand campaigns for former prime minister Helen Clark to secure the role of secretary-general of the UN.

New Zealand exports about $373 million worth of goods to France and imports about $1 billion worth of goods, including aircraft.

Nothing exciting or headline-grabbing about this, but it is interesting to note that John Key isn’t phoning it in, even in his third term in office. ?This country is likely to benefit from his hard work for decades after he’s left politics.

Compare that to the current crop of political retards in the Labour party, and it would be a very dumb electorate that replaces National with left-wing government.


– NZN via Yahoo!