Soon-to-be Prime Minister Bill English said he was focused on his Members of Parliament and working to continue the good work the National Government has delivered under Key.
Speaking on Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking Breakfast show this morning, the country's new leader acknowledged Key's solid work and what the country has achieved under his leadership.
But changes are ahead, he said.
"I'll have to appoint a Cabinet - and there'll be some changes. A certain amount of change has to happen.
"There's been a lot of internal discussion about the degree of that and we'll be continuing that discussion over the next week or so.''
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