Prime Minister John Key announced today he would step down next week, after three terms in power. Look back at today's live online coverage here.
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Power Play - Prime Minister John Key's resignation throws next year's election wide open, regardless of who takes over now, writes Jane Patterson.
Prime Minister John Key will step down next week, plunging the National Party into a leadership contest. Video, Audio
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A look back at some pivotal moments in Prime Minister John Key's three terms in the top job.
Prime Minister John Key's resignation has caused a dramatic upswing in the use of s-words in overseas coverage.
New Zealand's political parties are paying tribute to Prime Minister John Key's eight years in power. Video
Social media was quick to react to today's political bombshell, which it appears only a few saw coming.
When a surprise press conference was announced at the Beehive, reporters had no idea the PM would be gone by lunchtime.
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