Key walks on troubled waters

Last updated 12:00 21/08/2014
John Key
Arie Ketel
MIRACLE WORKER: Prime Minister John Key tests out his water-walking abilities near Nelson's Fifeshire Rock in this digitally altered image.

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Prime Minister John Key is so good at his job that he can walk on water, his deputy told a gathering of National Party supporters in Nelson last night.

Finance Minister Bill English was guest speaker at Nelson MP Nick Smith's campaign launch at the Boathouse on Wakefield Quay.

It's been a week of damaging fallout from the Dirty Politics book, but English gave the jovial crowd a much rosier picture, as well as a voting message.

Urging party supporters to make sure they encouraged others to vote for National, English said the biggest risk in the coming election came from people who didn't bother voting because "they think Nick Smith will win by miles and they think John Key can walk on water and he'll win by miles".

"Well he can walk on water, because I've seen him do it. He told me and I thought I'd better just make sure it's true. It is - but he still needs you to vote, and he needs you to get 20 other people to vote."

The latest poll shows National up slightly.

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- The Nelson Mail

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