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Main points of John Key's speech

MAIN POINTS OF PRIME MINISTER JOHN KEY'S STATE OF THE NATION SPEECH:

* Apprenticeship training boost with 14,000 new places over the next five years

* Resource Management Act changes to speed up housing development

* Unemployment forecast to fall this year and high commodity prices to continue

* Government will step in if councils don't change their planning processes

* Economy will be "front and centre" of the government's agenda during 2013

* More funding for research and development

* Government aims to make New Zealand "a magnet for investment" and cut business costs

* Plan to partially sell two state-owned energy companies this year

* Domestic construction boom to be centred on the $30 billion Christchurch rebuild.