Her Excellency the Governor-General of New Zealand has accepted the resignations of
The Right Honourable John Phillip Key
from the Offices of Prime Minister, Minister for National Security and Intelligence, and Minister of Tourism, which took effect at the time of the appointment of a successor Prime Minister on 12 December 2016; and
The Right Honourable Simon William English
from the Offices of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Dated at Wellington this 12th day of December 2016.
MICHAEL WEBSTER, Clerk of the Executive Council.