14 Apr 2013

Speculation dismissed by PM

1:59 pm on 14 April 2013

Prime Minister John Key has dismissed speculation that he is bored with his job and ready to move on.

On the Q + A programme on TVNZ on Sunday, Mr Key said he is aware there is talk that he is no longer interested in being Prime Minister and that this term in Government will be his last. But, he said, that is not true.

He said he will be there as long as the National Party wants him and he expects to stand at the next election in 2014.

''Why? Because I don't think we've actually finished the job yet," he said.

Mr Key said some weeks are better than others, but for the most part he's in a privileged position as New Zealand's 38th prime minister, and he'll always be grateful to the public for giving him that chance.

Mr Key became National Party leader in 2006 and led the party to victory in the 2008 general election.