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Ministerial portfolio


Minister for Veterans
Current Minister:
Hon Meka Whaitiri

Responsibilities include issues relating to veterans, including the Veteran’s Pension, and supporting attendance by veterans at commemorative events. 


Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand, which is a semi-autonomous unit within the New Zealand Defence Force, provides the administrative support for this portfolio.

The Ministry of Social Development provides some service delivery for this portfolio.

Other organisations: 

Veterans Advisory Board
Veterans' Entitlements Appeal Board
Veterans' Health Advisory Panel


Vote Defence Force (appropriations relating to Veterans' Affairs)
Vote  Social Development (appropriations relating to the Veterans' Pension)


Patriotic and Canteen Funds Act 1947
Veterans’ Support Act 2014

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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