It would seem that the Prime Minister may have had a covert desire for powers not normally associated with human beings of the Kiwi type. Powers normally associated with dictatorships and those very close to God. It could be an unhealthy desire to control fully the means by which New Zealanders and others could be spied on both physically and electronically both here in NZ and elsewhere.
If correct, to achieve this goal, he needed to make some key changes, and it would seem that he has done so and the people of New Zealand simply don’t give a damn: Here is what he had to achieve, you decide if this behaviour is that of a honest man…firstly,
He needed to get his ‘man’ in charge of the GCSB and then get yet another person to take over the lead role in the SIS. He made his plans and then commenced to put them in place:
Objective one: Appoint new Head of the GCSB:
Objective two: Appoint a new boss of the SIS
Objective three: Change the law regarding spying on citizens both here and abroad.
Task 1: Remove the present head of the GCSB [Jeremiah Mateparae]
Firstly he [the PM] had to get the present head of the GCSB out…Lieutenant General Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae was the incumbent and was only appointed in February 2011 after stepping down as Chief of the NZ Defence Force, his appointment as GCSB boss was very short-lived because he was appointed Governor General on the 8th of March 2011 only a month after being appointed GCSB boss…this naturally freed up the position so as to allow the PM to appoint his man to the now empty space. Who is Jerry Mateparae? This is a pen picture;
Lieutenant General Sir Jeremiah "Jerry" Mateparae, GNZM, QSO (born 14 November 1954) is New Zealand's 20th and Niue's 9th Governor-General, the second Māori person to hold the office (after Sir Paul Reeves). He was Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force between 2006 and 2011 and the Director of the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau from 7 February 2011 until 1 July 2011. His appointment as Governor-General was announced on 8 March 2011 and he took office on 31 August 2011. 
Next was to fill the position of Head of the GCSB:
Now the PM was deeply concerned because the standard practice was to have an interview pane,l especially set up to interview possible candidates. If this normal process had been carried out, the person that Key had in mind for this plum job may not have received the interview panels support…so Key had to ensure that his man could not be rejected.
One of Key's best mates 'Ian Fletcher' was Key’s choice, it was later confirmed that Key had met with Fletcher on two separate occasions at various locations to discuss Keys job offer, one involved Fletcher flying in from Australia having a breakfast meeting with Key at a well know hotel and flying out the same day. [Records from Fl etcher's old employer [leave applications] prove this fact.]
The following is a breakdown of Fletcher's unusual appointment process, which has been widely accepted as most unusual and manipulative. The PM still states that he can’t remember meeting with Ian Fletcher before his appointment, or that they were good friends at school…
The appointment of Ian Fletcher
Ian Fletcher was appointed as director of the GCSB in February 2012. Mr Fletcher is a former diplomat. Fletcher was interviewed by the appointment panel after an earlier short-list of four candidates had been rejected by the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the State Services Commissioner. In March 2013, Mr Key admitted he had known Mr Fletcher since they were in school, but denied they were friends.
Answering questions in parliament about Mr Fletcher's appointment, Key said he hadn't "seen the guy in a long time" and hadn't mentioned he had made a phone call to Mr Fletcher when the question first came up in parliament because he had "forgotten" about it. Former GCSB director Sir Bruce Ferguson said the way Key had intervened in the selection process was "disturbing". The Labour Party called for an inquiry into the matter.
Then Labour leader David Shearer wanted an inquiry into the appointment. He said it was "incredibly shonky and it smells", adding the GCSB was the country's most unscrutinised agency. "Having a mate in charge of it raises some serious, serious concerns ... what confidence should the public have in the chief spy," Shearer said.
Key had to consider very carefully how he went about completing his next two objectives, Fletcher was in place, and he had managed to talk his way out of a full enquiry into his and Fletcher’s behavior regarding Fletcher’s recruitment…he did this by instigating his own enquiry into the law breaking by the NZ Police and SIS / GCSB before during and after the illegal attack on the mansion of Kim Dotcom [another person Key could not remember]. Key decided this should be headed and run by someone who directly worked for his own PM’s department. Her name…Rebecca Kitteridge, her reward was to be one hell of a jump in salary and civic honour etc.
This from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Rebecca Kitteridge CVO (born c. 1966) is the current Director of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service. She was Secretary of the Cabinet from 2008 to November 2013. 
[In New Zealand, the Cabinet Secretary is part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, which provides assistance, coordination, and advice. The Cabinet Secretary also serves as Clerk of the Executive Council, the formal body on which Cabinet rests. The office of Cabinet Secretary is somewhat anomalous, by New Zealand standards, in that it is partly autonomous from the department to which it belongs. The role does not, however, have the broad powers given to its British equivalent — for example; authority over the civil service is held by the State Services Commissioner, a separate official.]
Prime Minister John Key sent Ms Kitteridge to the Government Communications Security Bureau to investigate its illegal spying on New Zealand residents, and she wrote the report which identified 88 breaches. She went back to her cabinet job until November last year, when Mr Key appointed her director of the Security Intelligence Service. [Some would suggest because she reported exactly what the PM wanted that was the final behaviour required to gain approval for her new job as boss of the SIS. So
Ms Rebecca Kitteridge, CVO, was appointed Director of Security in May 2014.
1. "MS Rebecca Kitteridge, Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service". NZSIS. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
2. "Rebecca Kitteridge named new SIS director". New Zealand Herald. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
3. "Special award for Rebecca Kitteridge". TV3. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
Since winning the 2014 election and having passed a bill earlier that the opposition parties had agreed to cancel and possibly replace with a more democratic system of ensuring the civil-rights of New Zealand citizens, he can now proceed down the path of agreeing to the TPP [trade deal?]. Spying on New Zealand and other citizens and sharing our data with the Five-Eyes Spy Network controlled and run by the US as it spy’s on all economic activities world-wide.
So folks, you’ve now given him an open cheque to do what he wants on behalf of whoever he wants…