John Key's six greatest social media photographs

by Toby Manhire / 19 June, 2013
The prime minister's finest pictorial moments on Twitter and Facebook.
The time has come. The chronicles of John Key's social media imagery needs an update.

Where before there were John Key's three greatest social media photographs, the file is bulging such that history demands an updated selection, of half a dozen. Even that makes it tricky to choose.

In no particular order ...

1. Here is the prime minister delighting the Twitter-enabled Brighter Future with a duck face selfie at Fieldays on the weekend:



2. John Key's son, Max, posted a pic posing all gangsta-style with Dad and Moet champagne on his (Max's) birthday on Facebook last month. It made the news, and became a mini-meme.



3. The prime minister mixed it with the next generation at the Young Nats' Ball. This from the Young Nats' Facebook page in October last year.



4. Bronagh Key and her husband John travelled to India last year, and true to the tradition, they attempted a picture against the backdrop of the famous Taj Mahal. It's not easy, you know. From Twitter, June 2011.




5. Max again. Like every teenager he enjoyed a bit of planking back in the day. Here he is, with his dad watching on. Max posted it at Facebook in May 2011.




6. And here's the prime minister making an impression on young people, as posted on his Facebook page (that's right, one of his staff took a decision to post it on his Facebook page). From March 2012.




 

*

See also:

John and Bronagh go to Mexico - in pictures

The champagne prime minister album covers

John Key goes to China - in pictures

15 John Key tweeted photographs 

Selfies: some of the best and most remarkable
MostReadArticlesCollectionWidget - Most Read - Used in articles
AdvertModule - Advert - M-Rec / Halfpage

Latest

Marlborough Book Festival is about wine, food, and books, too
76476 2017-07-22 00:00:00Z Books

Marlborough Book Festival is about wine, food, and…

by Sally Blundell

In a region recovering from earthquakes, Marlborough’s book festival is growing each year.

Read more
Psychopaths: Mean, bold, disinhibited - and more likely to be a man
76732 2017-07-22 00:00:00Z Psychology

Psychopaths: Mean, bold, disinhibited - and more l…

by Susan Strongman

Does your ex drink too much, act impulsively and seem to fear nothing? Turns out, they could be a psychopath.

Read more
5 lessons from the Lions tour
76743 2017-07-22 00:00:00Z Sport

5 lessons from the Lions tour

by Paul Thomas

Time’s running out for Sonny Bill, why we need to tame a bunch of angry young men, and the forgotten art of kicking goals (and winning games).

Read more
Meat substitutes' rise a danger to NZ farmers - KPMG
76765 2017-07-21 14:23:44Z Business

Meat substitutes' rise a danger to NZ farmers - KP…

by Alexa Cook

New Zealand farmers could be under threat from a rise in plant-based products that mimic animal products such as burger patties, KPMG says.

Read more
Where to stay and what to eat in Marlborough
76726 2017-07-21 10:25:58Z Travel

Where to stay and what to eat in Marlborough

by Lauraine Jacobs

If you want to support quake-affected Marlborough, Lauraine Jacobs has a few ideas.

Read more
Recipes: How to create the taste of Marlborough
76720 2017-07-21 10:10:10Z Food

Recipes: How to create the taste of Marlborough

by Lauraine Jacobs

Just like wine, food can develop a taste of its own according to where it grows.

Read more
Dunedin has sandbags ready as city braces for deluge
76714 2017-07-21 08:37:01Z Environment

Dunedin has sandbags ready as city braces for delu…

by RNZ

With up to 200mm of rain set to hit Dunedin, and memories of 2015 floods still fresh, the city's mayor Dave Cull says it's ready for the downpour.

Read more
School donations would be scrapped under Labour
76711 2017-07-21 07:40:06Z Education

School donations would be scrapped under Labour

by Mei Heron

Labour would give an extra $150 per student to every school that agreed to stop asking parents for so-called "voluntary" donations.

Read more