Post Cabinet press Conference: Try Asking Someone Else
Prime Minister John Key opened the first Post Cabinet Presser in over a month by listing the policy announcements the Government had made over the Parliamentary recess. He reinforced comments made by Amy Adams regarding the UFB rollout and announced that the King and Queen of the Netherlands are going to visit New Zealand in November.
The Prime Minister was then asked a series of questions about trade relations. He directed journalists to ask the Minister of Trade’s Office, The Foreign Affairs Minister’s office and Zespri about any specifics of the current trade situation with China. He said that Minister of Trade Todd McClay had spoken with the Chinese Minister of Trade. Key called the Kiwifruit issue a “technical matter”.
Key was asked about the interest rate announcement later this week and responded that it was a matter for the Reserve Bank. Key was also asked about whether or not he was aware of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the Ministry of Transport. He responded that he wasn’t sure if he had been notified and that the journalist should check with the Office of the Prime Minister.