"It's been an honour, a privilege and a blast."
And with that John Key signed off after fifteen years in Parliament last night.
His valedictory speech yesterday had quips, thanks, regrets and sadness.
Mr Key listed his achievements as economic reforms, bringing in the 90-day trial period and free doctor visits for those under 13.
He bemoaned not being able to change the flag and the failed trans-pacific partnership.
And he talked of the tragedies he grappled with including the Christchurch earthquakes.
National's first ever female president Sue Wood, and former National Party press secretary Ben Thomas talked to Morning Report about John Key's three terms and what impact he had on New Zealand's place in the world.