Key puts dancing ahead of explaining

Last updated 12:43 20/12/2012
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Prime Minister John Key goes Gangnam-style.

PUBLIC FACE OF BLUNDERS: Education Minister Hekia Parata.
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PUBLIC FACE OF BLUNDERS: Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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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.

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- The Dominion Post

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