JOHN KEY RESPONDS TO THE SPINOFF/SSI POLL RESULTS. PHOTO: GETTY
JOHN KEY RESPONDS TO THE SPINOFF/SSI POLL RESULTS. PHOTO: GETTY

PoliticsDecember 5, 2017

John Key quit a year ago, and it’s been a bonfire of the leaders ever since

JOHN KEY RESPONDS TO THE SPINOFF/SSI POLL RESULTS. PHOTO: GETTY
JOHN KEY RESPONDS TO THE SPINOFF/SSI POLL RESULTS. PHOTO: GETTY

The last National leader buggered off before it was cool.

One year ago today then prime minister John Key stunned the living shit out of New Zealand by announcing his retirement from politics. And it turned out he was ahead of the curve, as illustrated by the SpinoffLabs™ infographic below.

Party leaders in the NZ parliament, December 5 2016

Still party leaders in the NZ parliament, December 5 2017

A new documentary follows Scribe’s grim past, and looks towards a hopefully brighter future. Image compilation: TVNZ/Tina Tiller

Behind the scenes of Scribe’s new documentary

'We knew that potentially it could be an incomplete or unfinished story arc and that the end of the story might well be Scribe's vanished again.'
Mad Chapman, Editor
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