Prime Minister and National leader John Key takes the Hot Seat to talk about his plans for the future in series of leader interviews ahead of the September 20 election.

He speaks with NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Fran O'Sullivan and Toby Manhire and political editor Audrey Young.

The interview was conducted on August 12, before Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released.

Straitjacket coalitions and hikois from hell: What topics John Key discussed and where to find them in the full interview
41s The campaign


1m 04s Internal polling shows potential close race

1m 49s Late campaign launch

1m 56s National going soft on Peters?

3m 1s Tactical voting, Epsom and Act

7m 25s "Straitjacket" coalitions and the Lib Dems

9m 16s Reforms to MMP, Italian style politics, and the Greens

12m 5s Maori Party

12m 52s National's environmental record

23.28 Home insulation

14m 13s Cabinet, English, Parata, Bennett

19m 41s Leadership style

23m 2s Long-term change, not radical change

24m 6s Learning from the best

34m 34s The big vision and Lochinver

29m 2s The 1984 Revolution

30m 37s The Treaty of Waitangi and partnership

32m 31s The Maori seats and "hikois from hell"

34m 9s Housing

38m 11s Inequality and the underclass

43m 24s Charter schools

46m 5s Raising the age of Superannuation & flexi-super

51m 39s Super for immigrants' parents

53m 50s Economic stimulus and TPP

56m 55s Lochinver and foreign investment

1h 3m 18s NZ Joining conflicts

Hone Harawira and Laila Harre, Internet-Mana
Colin Craig, Conservatives
Jamie Whyte, Act
Peter Dunne, United Future
Te Ururoa Flavell, Maori Party
Russel Norman and Metiria Turei, Greens
David Cunliffe, Labour