Key puts dancing ahead of explaining

Last updated 12:43 20/12/2012
The Edge

Prime Minister John Key goes Gangnam-style.

PUBLIC FACE OF BLUNDERS: Education Minister Hekia Parata.
KENT BLECHYNDEN/Fairfax NZ
PUBLIC FACE OF BLUNDERS: Education Minister Hekia Parata.

Relevant offers

Politics

Defence Force chief slams 'major inaccuracies' in SAS Afghanistan allegations ACT leader David Seymour says party can't afford any 'screw-ups' Labour accuses Government of planning to 'asset-strip' state houses from regions Ratings agency Moody's gives NZ economy highest possible rating Stacey Kirk: lessons applicable to life, as taught by John Key Alison Mau: I'm a republican, yet now, we need the Queen more than ever Oscar Kightley: My brother served in the army, I nearly served – but nobody signed up to kill civilians David Slack: Nothing says vomit like an Air New Zealand sickbag Rod Oram: New Zealand should be chasing a perfect chance The mind of the millennial: Are Kiwi youth ripe for revolution?

Prime Minister John Key has refused to front for a second day in a row on questions about his Education Minister Hekia Parata.

Mr Key would not answer questions yesterday and would only issue a statement through his spokeswoman that he had "complete confidence' in Ms Parata's handling of the debacle in education, which yesterday resulted in Education Secretary Lesley Longstone resigning after just a year in the job.

He remained unavailable today according to his office.

Earlier yesterday Mr Key was still making appearances, including on The Rock radio station where he performed a "mock gay marriage" ceremony with a male radio host.

The pair were recorded giving their vows before Mr Key slapped the presenter on the backside.

He also danced "gangnam style" on another radio show.

Ms Parata has also refused to front for questions and has apparently gone on holiday.

Mr Key is also due to fly out of New Zealand this evening for Hawaii where he has a holiday home.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

Vote Result

Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content