Key, John

Key, John,

1961–, New Zealand investment banker and political leader, b. Auckland, studied Univ. of Canterbury (B.Comm., 1982) and Harvard. Trained as an accountant, Key worked for a large American investment bank. Posted in Singapore, London, and Sydney, he became an extremely successful currency and bond trader. A member of the center-right National party, he returned home (2001) to begin a political career and was first elected to parliament in 2002. In 2004 he was named his party's financial spokesman and in 2006 party leader. A centrist and free-trade advocate who did much to reinvigorate his party and improve relations with the United States, he became prime minister when the National party won a plurality in the 2008 elections; he again led the party to wins in 2011 and in 2014. He stepped down as prime minister and party leader in 2016.
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The key, John Stilgoe continues, is to remain attentive; 'looking around, walking and noticing and thinking, putting words to things .
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Medicaid expansion is indeed a pillar of Obamacare, and so I feel that where Obamacare is the key, John Burris gave him the ignition with the private option," Flippo said last week.
While he's certain happiness is key, John doesn't think poverty should hold back today's pupils, one of the reasons cited to explain our nation's poor results.
When his hometown awards him the prestigious Corn Cob Key, John takes time out from a promotional tour to accept the plaudit and surprise his mother (Susan Sarandon).
When his hometown awards him the prestigious Corn Cob Key, John ignores the advice of his ambitious publicist and takes time out from a promotional book tour to accept the plaudit and surprise his mother (Susan Sarandon).
When his hometown awards him the prestigious Corn Cob Key, John ignores the advice of his ambitious publicist Maggie (Poehler) and takes time out from a promotional book tour to accept the plaudit and surprise his mother, Beverly (Sarandon).
When his hometown awards him its highest accolade, the Corn Cob Key, John ignores the advice of his publicist Maggie (Poehler) and takes time out from a book tour to surprise his mother, Beverly (Sarandon).