Leader for Change

01 December 2008 – Time calls John Key’s election win “an emphatic triumph”, and in a Q&A, Key notes that “we are 22nd out of 30 countries in the OECD for average income. I think this is grossly inadequate. We’re on the edge of Asia, which arguably will be the fastest-growing region in the world for the next decade or two. We’ve got to be able to do a lot better.” And …“I was blessed to have a mother who understood that education was a liberator and that you get out of life what you put into it. And so one of the things that really concerns me is the long tale of underachievement in New Zealand …” And … “The biggest challenge for any Prime Minister is to stay connected with the people who elect you. Once you lose sight of that, then the end is probably not that far away.”


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Brand Australia Glances Eye At NZ

Brand Australia Glances Eye At NZ

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