Kōrero: Premiers and prime ministers

'New Zealand's darkest day'

Prime Minister John Key speaks to New Zealanders live on television following the earthquake that devastated Christchurch on 22 February 2011. Providing reassurance and leadership at times of national crisis is traditionally the responsibility of the prime minister.

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Gavin McLean, 'Premiers and prime ministers - The role of prime minister', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/33177/new-zealands-darkest-day (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Dec 2016