Fifth National Government of New Zealand

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The Fifth National Government of New Zealand was the government of New Zealand for three parliamentary terms from 19 November 2008 to 26 October 2017.wikipedia
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2008 New Zealand general election

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After the 2008 general election the National Party and its allies were able to form a government, taking over from Helen Clark's Fifth Labour Government. National Party leader John Key was Prime Minister between when the government was elected in the 2008 elections, up until his resignation on 12 December 2016.
This marked an end to nine years of Labour Party government, and the beginning of the Fifth National Government which governed for the next nine years, until its loss to the Labour Party in the 2017 general election.

John Key

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John Key served as National Leader and Prime Minister until December 2016, after which Bill English assumed the premiership until the National Government's defeat following the October 2017 government-forming negotiations.
As Prime Minister, Key led the Fifth National Government of New Zealand which entered government at the beginning of the late-2000s recession in 2008.

2014 New Zealand general election

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It was subsequently reformed after the 2011 general election with a reduced number of seats, and after the 2014 general election with a reduced share of the party vote but the same number of seats.
National re-entered confidence and supply agreements with the centrist United Future, the neoliberal ACT Party, and the indigenous rights-based Māori Party to form a minority government and give the Fifth National Government a third term.

2011 New Zealand general election

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It was subsequently reformed after the 2011 general election with a reduced number of seats, and after the 2014 general election with a reduced share of the party vote but the same number of seats.
Following the election, National reentered into confidence and supply agreements with ACT and United Future on 5 December 2011, and with the Māori Party on 11 December 2011, to form a minority government with a seven-seat majority (64 seats to 57) and give the Fifth National Government a second term in office.

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

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The NZ ETS was first legislated in the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 in September 2008 under the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand and then amended in November 2009 and in November 2012 by the Fifth National Government of New Zealand.

ACT New Zealand

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The Government had confidence and supply agreements with the following parties: ACT, United Future, and the Māori Party – which gave the Government a majority on major legislation.
ACT gave support to the Fifth National Government from to 2017.

Meridian Energy

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Originally a state-owned enterprise wholly owned by the New Zealand Government, the company was partially privatised in October 2013 by the Fifth National Government, with the government retaining a 51.02% shareholding.

Māori Party

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The Government had confidence and supply agreements with the following parties: ACT, United Future, and the Māori Party – which gave the Government a majority on major legislation.
After the 2008, 2011 and 2014 elections, where the party won five, three and two Māori seats respectively, it supported a government led by the centre-right National Party, with the co-leaders being ministers outside cabinet.

KiwiSaver

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The Fifth National Government removed it effective 21 May 2015 as part of its 2015 budget.

2013 New Zealand asset sales referendum

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It was on the Fifth National (Key) government's policy to partially privatise four energy-related state-owned enterprises and reducing the government's share in Air New Zealand.

Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee

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Immediately after the New Zealand general election, 2008, the new National-led government announced that, in accordance with its coalition agreement with the ACT Party, it would delay implementation of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme ("NZ ETS") as established by the Labour Government in the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 and set up the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee to review the NZ ETS.

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

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In the 2009 New Zealand budget the National Government suspended payments to the fund.

50th New Zealand Parliament

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John Key continued to lead the Fifth National Government.

51st New Zealand Parliament

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Following the final vote count John Key was able to continue to lead the Fifth National Government.

Mercury Energy

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In December 2011, the National Government announced plans to reduce its shareholding in Mighty River Power, as well as in the three other state-owned energy companies, from 100 percent to 51 percent and to sell off the remaining 49 percent as part of its controversial "mixed-ownership model" plan.

Judith Collins

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins also announced their intention to seek the leadership, but dropped out due to low support from National Party colleagues.
She entered Parliament in the, and was promoted to Cabinet when National came into government in 2008.

New Zealand National Party

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After the 2008 general election the National Party and its allies were able to form a government, taking over from Helen Clark's Fifth Labour Government.
The Fifth National Government (2008–2017) took a relatively centrist position.

2016 New Zealand National Party leadership election

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The National Party held a leadership election to determine Key's successor as National Party leader and Prime Minister.
Following two years as Leader of the Opposition, Key led his party to victory in the 2008 general election, forming the Fifth National Government of New Zealand, and repeated this feat in both the 2011 and 2014 general elections.

Gerry Brownlee

Brownlee, GerryHon. Gerry BrownleeGerard Anthony Brownlee
He was deputy leader of the National Party from 2003 to 2006, and served various ministerial appointments in the fifth National government, including Leader of the House, Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

2010 New Zealand local elections

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In March 2010, the National Government passed special legislation deferring Canterbury Regional Council's election until 2013 and replacing the existing councillors with appointed commissioners.

Anne Tolley

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She previously served as Minister of Social Development, Minister of Local Government and Minister for Children during the Fifth National Government.

Hekia Parata

Prime Minister of New Zealand

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National Party leader John Key was Prime Minister between when the government was elected in the 2008 elections, up until his resignation on 12 December 2016.
Under the Fifth National Government the DPMC expanded to give prime ministers greater supervision of security and intelligence.

Steven Joyce

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On 8 November 2008, Joyce was elected as a list-only candidate (ranked 16th on the party list) at the 2008 election in the Fifth National Government of New Zealand of the 49th Parliament of New Zealand representing the New Zealand National Party.

Pansy Wong

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She was also New Zealand's first Asian Cabinet Minister, serving as Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Minister of Women's Affairs, Associate Minister for ACC, and Associate Minister of Energy and Resources in the Fifth National Government.