Posts Tagged ‘John Key’

Pope Francis is a fabulous man – Sir John Key

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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The former prime minister of New Zealand Sir John Key met with the Pope in a private audience earlier this year. Key met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in what he described as a “remarkable experience”. He gave the details of the meeting, which were published in NZ Catholic, at a charity event in Read more

Homeless – Salvation Army say PM got it wrong

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

The Salvation Army says incorrect statements by the government last week have jeopardised its ability to work with the homeless. It said the government’s claims that Ministry of Social Development (MSD) staff accompanied Salvation Army staff to visit homeless people in a South Auckland park were incorrect. The prime minister’s office has issued a statement Read more

NZ Muslims extend hand to PM

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations says it still wants to meet Prime Minister John Key so it can help efforts to combat Islamic State (IS) It comes after Mr Key yesterday said the number of people on a Government watchlist of potential threats had grown. He said 30-40 people were on the list because of Read more

NZ bishops support Kiwi military trainers going to Iraq

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have backed the New Zealand Government’s decision to deploy military personnel to help train Iraqi forces. The bishops released a statement on February 24, the same day Prime Minister John Key officially announced the deployment of up to 143 personnel. The deployment, likely in partnership with Australia, will probably start in Read more

NZ cannot stand aloof from suffering in Middle East – Archbishop Dew

Friday, November 21st, 2014

New Zealand cannot stand aloof from involvement in the Middle East when so many people are suffering and dying says Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. He has written to Prime Minister John Key, offering the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for the cautious and measured approach to making Read more

Prime Minister too busy to meet NZ Muslim leaders

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The president of the Federation of Islamic Associations (FIANZ), Anwar Ghani, is calling on the Prime Minister for a meeting after contacting his office 10 days ago. On Sunday Ghani told ONE News his organisation contacted the Prime Ministers office in hopes of a private meeting to raise concerns and to tell John Key to Read more

Child poverty on Key agenda

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Prime Minister John Key has asked his officials for fresh ideas on tackling child poverty. On his first day back at Parliament since being re-elected on Saturday, Key said he had ordered Treasury and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet officials to start presenting new ideas. ‘‘The recognition I think we all have is that Read more

Labour leader David Cunliffe speaks to Catholic Massgoers

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe attended a Catholic Mass at Mangere in South Auckland on Sunday, where he addressed those present. He spoke at the Auckland Catholic Samoan Centre, at the Malaeola Community Centre in Mangere. Mr Cunliffe was accompanied by other south Auckland Labour MPs, including Louisa Wall who sponsored the same-sex marriage bill Read more

Key addresses 500 Pasifika church leaders

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Prime Minister John Key spoke to more than 500 members of South Auckland’s Pasifika community on Tuesday. The meeting, with Pacific church leaders at the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mangere, was also a platform to promote National’s candidate for Mangere, Misa Fia Turner. Key says there had been a shift in support Read more

Key and Cunliffe pray together at Waitangi

Friday, February 7th, 2014

In a show of unity, MPs from all parties walked onto the upper marae together for the Waitangi Day Dawn Service, with Labour leader David Cunliffe following just behind Prime Minister John Key. At the  Service, overseen by Bishop Kito Pikaahu,  Key lead the congregation in prayer thanking the nations forefathers for their “courage to come together and Read more