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Delegations to Associate Ministers

The Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers provides a summary list of the responsibilities that portfolio Ministers have delegated to Associate Ministers.

This page will be updated from time to time to reflect any substantive amendments to any of the delegated responsibilities.

Portfolios with Associate Ministers

ACC

  • Associate Minister for ACC: Hon Willie Jackson
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    ACC operations relating to individual client and levy payer matters;

    Matters in respect of ACC’s work to achieve improved experiences and outcomes for Māori;

    ACC’s operations relating to injury prevention activity relevant to the road safety portfolio, including the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council;

    Attending events, as requested by the Minister for ACC;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

Agriculture

  • Associate Minister of Agriculture: Hon Meka Whaitiri
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Animal welfare, including any statutory powers of the Minister under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (including regulations and codes of welfare) and managing the relationships with, and making appointments to, the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) and the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC).  (The Minister of Agriculture retains responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the animal welfare system, including the review of the Animal Welfare Strategy, recommending a course of action for the management of the export of livestock, and any review of the Veterinarians Act 2005);

    Māori agribusiness, including taking a lead role in building positive and active relationships with iwi agribusiness stakeholders;

    Rural women;

    Walking access, including matters relating to the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.

Arts, Culture and Heritage

  • Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Hon Kiri Allan
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the portfolio relating to:

    • Pukeahu War Memorial Park;
    • oversight and funding of Te Papa and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, and matters within the portfolio relating to the National Library and Archives New Zealand;
    • oversight and funding of Te Matatini;
    • oversight and funding of Heritage New Zealand;
    • statutory responsibility for the Flags, Emblems and Names Protection Act 1981 (with the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage retaining responsibility for any policy and legislative changes);
    • statutory functions concerning the Protected Objects Act 1975 and National Historic Landmarks (with the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage retaining responsibility for any policy and legislative changes);
    • matters relating to the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund, and Heritage EQUIP Fund (in conjunction with the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage if there are significant changes to the policy settings of the Funds);
    • digital publishing, including Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories;
    • national monuments (excluding the creation of new national monuments) and war graves, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission;

     

    Leading the following matters relating to Matariki:

    • the passage through the House of the Holidays (Matariki Public Holiday) Amendment Bill;
    • government-funded Matariki-related events and related policy matters led by the Ministry for Arts, Culture and Heritage;

     

    Attending cultural sector events, as requested by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

    Within the above areas, the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage will retain direct responsibility for the repatriation of significant cultural artefacts.

  • Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the portfolio relating to:

    • oversight and funding for the Antarctic Heritage Trust;
    • the creation of new national monuments;
    • leading on relevant and specific policy development and implementation, as agreed with the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage;
       

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Children

  • Associate Minister for Children: Hon Poto Williams
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Matters relating to victim support;

    Oversight of the Transitions Support Service;

    Oversight of the government funding for VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai;

    Oversight of the annual national Children’s Experiences Survey;

    The development of the next phase of the Pacific Strategy 2018 – 2021, beyond 2021;

    Oversight of grievance panels for care and protection, and youth justice residences;

    Responsibility for the Hear Me, See Me content series;

    Contributions to the law reform process being led by the Ministry of Justice on domestic and intercountry adoption.

Education

  • Associate Minister of Education: Hon Jan Tinetti
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Learning Support Action Plan and its six priority areas;

    Learning Support services provided or contracted by the Ministry of Education, including Resources and Specialist Support (ORS), Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour Service (RTLB), Te Kahu Toi: Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS), Behaviour Support, Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L), Early Intervention Support, Incredible Years, Blind and Low Vision (BLENNZ), and the Physical Disability Service;

    Special Schools and Special Residential Schools, and the Special Education Grant;

    Leading the relationship with disability organisations;

    Matters relating to evidence and data in education, including the development of an overarching sector education research, evaluation and development strategy;

    Oversight of the Education Review Office;

    The relationship with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, including the functions of the Minister of Education under the New Zealand Council for Educational Research Act 1972;

    Work relating to curriculum, progress and achievement, and a Curriculum Centre of Excellence;

    Overseeing the provision of professional learning and development for the schooling workforce (with the exception of Te Hurihanganui and Te Ahu o te Reo Māori);

    Responsibilities relating to:

    • attendance and transience;
    • at risk learners; and diversity;
    • counsellors in primary schools;
    • the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO;
    • support for refugees and English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL);

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Education: Hon Aupito William Sio
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Responsibility for and oversight of the Action Plan for Pacific Education;

    Responsibility for the Pacific Education Foundation and engagement with the Board (with the exception of Board appointments);

    Leading the relationship with Pacific organisations on education matters;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Education: Hon Kelvin Davis
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Ka Hikitia Ka Hāpaitia /Tau Mai Te Reo implementation;

    Māori-Medium Pathways and Mātauranga Maori;

    Te Reo Māori in education;

    Working to address systemic racism, discrimination and bullying to build teacher and system competence and to support Maori learner wellbeing and success (specifically the implementation of Te Hurihanganui), in conjunction with the Associate Minister of Education (Hon Jan Tinetti) as appropriate;

    Leading work on the government’s response to post-Treaty settlements where they relate to education, including the Kaupapa Inquiry Programme and the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust’s Waitangi Tribunal claim and subsequent recommendations;

    Responsibility for the functions of the Minister of Education under the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Act 1945, including Board appointments;

    Responsibility for the functions of the Minister of Education under the Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Act 1943, including Board appointments;

    Leading the relationship with Māori and Māori organisations;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

     

Environment

  • Associate Minister for the Environment: Hon Kiri Allan
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Working with the Minister for the Environment on policy development and other matters related to Māori rights and interests in natural resources, primarily as they pertain to the environmental management system (Resource Management Act 1991) reform and to freshwater policy;

    Matters related to Crown-Iwi Accords, Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations, and the Waitangi Tribunal (the Minister for the Environment retains responsibility for any statutory functions and powers relating to these matters);

    Matters relating to urban water management and policy, including Three Waters infrastructure and services, including responsibility for exercising any Ministerial functions and powers to develop national direction and other regulations under the Resource Management Act 1991 and any successor legislation (the Minister for the Environment retains responsibility for overall water policy).

  • Associate Minister for the Environment: Hon Phil Twyford
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Responsibility for policy development and other matters within the Environment portfolio relating to air quality, including responsibility for matters relating to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations 2004;

    Operational oversight of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), including assisting the Minister for the Environment in setting the strategic direction of the EPA but excluding specified statutory functions of the Minister for the Environment under environmental legislation;

    Working with the Minister for the Environment on policy development and other matters relating to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996;

    Responsibility for administration of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and working with the Minister for the Environment on policy development and other matters relating to urban policy, primarily as they pertain to the environmental management system (Resource Management Act 1991) reform;

    Responsibility for the administration of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunications Facilities) Regulations 2016, and assistance on matters relating to telecommunications policy from time to time.

  • Associate Minister for the Environment: Hon James Shaw
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Responsibility for policy development and other matters relating to biodiversity, specifically:

    • the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity, including responsibility for exercising the Ministerial functions and powers to develop national direction and other regulations under the Resource Management Act 1991 (and any successor legislation);
    • working with the Minister of Conservation on matters within the Environment portfolio relevant to the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, including policy development and implementation;
    • responsibility for the Resource Management (Exemption) Regulations 2017;
       

    Responsibilities in respect of the Environmental Reporting Act 2015, including policy responsibility for any amendments to or reform of the Act;

    Working with the Minister for the Environment on the review of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry.

Finance

  • Associate Minister of Finance: Hon David Parker
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Assistance with policy work relating to monetary policy and the review of the Reserve Bank Act 1989;

    Assistance on tax policy;

    Policy work on the Venture Capital Fund;

    Specified responsibilities, functions and powers of the Minister of Finance under the Overseas Investment Act 2005, including overseas investment policy;

    Day-to-day responsibilities, functions and powers as a shareholder in the following Crown-owned companies:  Electricity Corporation of NZ Ltd, Landcorp Farming Ltd, NZ Post Ltd, Transpower NZ Ltd, Crown Asset Management Ltd, REANZ Ltd, The Network for Learning Ltd, NZ Growth Capital Partners Ltd, AgResearch Ltd, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Ltd, Landcare Research NZ Ltd, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, NZ Forest Research Institute Ltd, the NZ Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd (this delegation is subject to specified exclusions, eg relating to appointment and remuneration of directors, approval of major transactions, changes to the companies’ constitutions, and requirements to pay a dividend or net surplus to the Crown);

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Finance: Hon Dr Megan Woods
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Responsibilities relating to proposals made by the Minister of Finance in relation to those appropriations in Vote Finance for which he is responsible;

    Responsibilities of the Minister of Finance in relation to appropriations in Vote Sport and Recreation for which the Minister for Sport and Recreation is responsible;

    Responsibilities of the Minister of Finance in relation to appropriations in Vote Internal Affairs for which the Minister for Racing is responsible;

    Responsibilities of the Minister of Finance in relation to appropriations in Vote Business, Science and Innovation for which he is the appropriation Minister;

    Assistance with work relating to Budgets and fiscal management;

    Assistance with work on expenditure control;

    Responsibilities, functions and powers of the Minister of Finance under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 to:

    • grant, decline, and impose conditions on, applications for consent;
    • revoke consents and vary conditions of consent;
    • grant, decline, and impose conditions on, individual exemptions under the Act;

     

    All responsibilities, functions and powers of the Minister of Finance in relation to Greater Christchurch Regeneration;

    Day-to-day responsibilities, functions and powers as a shareholder in the following Crown-owned companies:  Airways Corporation of NZ Ltd, Animal Control Products Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Kordi Group Ltd, Meteorological Service of NZ Ltd, Quotable Value Ltd, Education Payroll Ltd, Health Benefits Ltd, Ōtākaro Ltd, Predator Free 2050 Ltd (this delegation is subject to specified exclusions, eg relating to appointment and remuneration of directors, approval of major transactions, changes to the companies’ constitutions, and requirements to pay a dividend or net surplus to the Crown);

    Day-to-day responsibilities, functions and powers of the Minister of Finance relating to the Public Trust (this delegation is subject to specified exclusions, eg relating to board appointments, providing Crown funding or advancing money to the Public Trust, requirements to pay a profit or surplus funds to the Crown, consent to borrowing, and determinations about amounts of reserves);

    All responsibilities, functions and powers of the Minister of Finance in relation to community trusts and the Community Trusts Act 1999;

    Assistance with oversight and all related issues regarding New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd;

    Assistance with work relating to public sector carbon neutrality, including the State Sector Decarbonisation Fund;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Foreign Affairs

  • Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs: Hon Aupito William Sio
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Providing Minister-level governance for the following Pacific regional organisations: the Pacific Community (SPC), South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) and the University for South Pacific (USP);

    Providing strategic leadership for a number of thematic issues for New Zealand’s engagement in the Pacific Islands region: Pacific sport and cultures; Pacific health policy and representation (including with respect to ensuring the COVID-19 vaccine is equitably distributed around the region) and sea level rise issues in the Pacific, insofar as they are being addressed by Pacific regional organisations;

    Leading all matters relating to OECD development meetings, including the annual Minister-level Tidewater meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee;

    Attending interfaith dialogues to which New Zealand might be invited, as requested by the Minister from time to time;

    Working with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to oversee the preparation and planning of the next Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals;

    Deputising for the Minister as agreed on a case-by-case basis at internationally focused events and meetings in New Zealand or abroad;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Health

  • Associate Minister of Health: Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters relating to Public Health that encompass:

    • Public Health Units;
    • Public Health workforce, in consultation with the Minister of Health;
    • communicable diseases;
    • tobacco control, including vaping;
    • drinking water, including fluoridation;
    • anti-microbial resistance;
    • health promotion, including responsibility for the Health Promotion Agency;


    All matters relating to women’s health that encompass:

    • maternity, including newborn screening;
    • abortion services;
    • surgical mesh;
    • women’s cancer screening, including breast and cervical cancers;


    All matters relating to:

    • natural health products;
    • rheumatic fever;
    • eating disorders;
    • perinatal and maternal mental health;
    • environmental health;


    All matters relating to population groups that encompass:

    • health of older people;
    • rainbow (LGBTTFAQI+) health;
    • children’s health as it pertains to Well Child/Tamariki Ora;


    Working closely with, and playing a coordinating role among, the Minister and other Associate Ministers of Health on the COVID-19 response, under the leadership of the Minister for COVID-19 Response;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Health: Hon Aupito William Sio
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the Health portfolio relating to:

    • Pacific health (in consultation with the Minister of Health);
    • Pacific Peoples mental wellbeing;
    • the relationship with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples;
    • Pacific providers;
    • prevention, including the impact of housing and homelessness on health;
    • Pacific Peoples workforce development (in consultation with the Minister of Health);
    • Pacific health corridor;
    • family and sexual violence;
    • obesity, in consultation with the Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health);

    Being consulted on Diabetes by the Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health);

    Working closely with the Minister and other Associate Ministers of Health on the COVID-19 response, under the leadership of the Minister for COVID-19 Response.

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

  • Associate Minister of Health: Hon Peeni Henare
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the Health portfolio relating to:

    • Māori health, in consultation with the Minister of Health;
    • Māori mental wellbeing;
    • Māori workforce development, in consultation with the Minister of Health;
    • the New Zealand Blood Service and organ donation;
    • nutrition and physical activity;
    • diabetes, in consultation with the Associate Minister of Health (Pacific Peoples);

    Being consulted on Obesity by the Associate Minister of Health (Pacific Peoples);

    Working closely with the Minister and other Associate Ministers of Health on the COVID-19 response, under the leadership of the Minister for COVID-19 Response;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Housing

  • Associate Minister of Housing: Hon Marama Davidson
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Homelessness Action Plan:

    Within the Aotearoa/New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan (Phase One 2020 – 2023), oversight of:

    Progress on the support and prevention pillars for individuals, families and whanau experiencing or at risk of homelessness, with a particular focus on: Housing First, Sustaining Tenancies, expanding housing support for people leaving the care of Oranga Tamariki, improving transitions from acute mental health and addiction inpatient units, supporting women who are leaving prison, supporting returned overseas offenders who are homeless, piloting a rapid rehousing approach, better preparing people for private rental, and helping shape the long-term actions with relevant Ministers;


    Work to include the voices of individuals, families and whanau with lived experiences of homelessness in the development, design and delivery of changes;


    Progress against initiatives funded through the Local Innovation and Partnership Fund;
    The framework for reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the changes made, and enhancing data on homelessness;

    Transitional housing and other supported housing:

    Responsibility for operational policy relating to transitional housing, Housing First, Rapid Rehousing and Sustaining Tenancies, including the Code of Practice to be developed for transitional housing (noting that the Minister of Housing will retain direct responsibility for funding settings and responsibility for the delivery of new supply of transitional housing);

    Relationship management with transitional housing providers, including Housing First providers, as well as local government in respect of transitional housing;

    Other matters:

    Responsibility for the resolution of operational issues relating to the COVID-19 housing response;

    Working closely with the Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) to embed bespoke kaupapa Māori support for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and with the Minister of Housing, Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) and Minister for Social Development and Employment on the government’s work to prevent and end homelessness;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

  • Associate Minister of Housing: Hon Poto Williams
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Public housing:

    Responsibility for policy relating to public housing (other than funding settings and overall responsibility for increasing the supply of public housing, which will remain with the Minister of Housing);

    Responsibility for client issues that may arise relating to public housing;

    Relationship management with Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers with regard to their client facing operations as public housing landlords;
     

    Residential tenancies:

    All matters relating to residential tenancies, including:

    • policy leadership of the government’s commitments to regulate property managers and improve tenancy dispute resolution;
    • any ongoing issues regarding reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and any other policy or operational issues related to the Act and associated regulations;
    • any ongoing issues regarding implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Healthy Homes Regulations 2019 and the Insulation and Smoke Alarms Regulations 2016;
    • Policy leadership in respect of the development of an improved measurement of housing quality;
       

    Community housing:

    Responsibility for the Community Housing Regulatory Authority and the regulatory framework for the community housing sector;

    Partnerships with key groups:

    Responsibility for housing responses for Pacific Peoples (working with the Minister for Pacific Peoples as appropriate);

    Responsibility for housing responses for other specific groups with particular needs (outside of those specifically provided for under the Homelessness Action Plan), including responses for people with disabilities, people with mental health issues, people exiting the corrections system, and housing for refugees;

    Responsibility for taking a place-based approach with respect to managing relationships and housing responses in regional centres with high public housing demand (eg Northland, Gisborne, Rotorua and Hawke’s Bay);

    Operational matters:

    Resolution of client issues delivered by the Ministry of Social Development relating to housing operations;

    Temporary Accommodation Services;

    Other matters:

    Joint responsibility with the Minister of Housing for monitoring the activity of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities;

    Responsibility for the Unit Titles Act 2010 (including any review of that Act);

    Responsibility for policy and operational issues in relation to the Retirement Villages Act 2003;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Housing: Hon Peeni Henare
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    The ongoing progression and implementation of Te Maihi o te Whare Māori – the Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation (MAIHI) Framework for Action, and leadership through MAIHI Whare Wānanga;

    The application of MAIHI to the Homelessness Action Plan;

    Providing a leadership role to ensure there is a cohesive Crown approach to housing and urban systems to ensure they deliver housing solutions that meet Māori needs and aspirations;

    Supporting Māori access to, and involvement and investment in, government funded and supported housing initiatives and partnership opportunities;

    Ensuring that housing for Māori whanau is appropriately catered for, and Māori needs and aspirations are taken into account in Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities initiatives;

    Papakainga and Māori community housing developments, and other appropriate housing for whanau Māori;

    Leadership regarding the local government interface with Māori and iwi regarding the housing and urban systems;

    Procurement policies to enhance Maori community development and participation in housing and urban development opportunities;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

Immigration

  • Associate Minister of Immigration: Hon Phil Twyford
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Residence appeals referred by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal for consideration of the grant of residence as exceptions to government residence instructions;

    Requests for exceptions to government residence instructions;

    Requests for special directions;

    Requests to reconsider temporary entry class visa applications;

    Requests for visas under section 61 of the Immigration Act 2009 from people who are not entitled to apply for a visa because they are in New Zealand unlawfully;

    Reconsideration of cases after court action.

Justice

  • Associate Minister of Justice: Hon Willie Jackson
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Working with the Minister of Justice on the criminal justice reform programme, with a particular focus on engagement with Māori, youth justice and gangs;

    Other functions, responsibilities and matters within the Justice portfolio that may be agreed from time to time.

  • Associate Minister of Justice: Hon Aupito William Sio
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters relating to Justices of the Peace, with the exception of appointments of Justices of the Peace in the Associate Minister’s electorate;

    Appointments to, and monitoring of, the following Crown entities:  Public Trust and the Real Estate Agents Authority;

    Appointments to, and monitoring of, a number of specified Ministry of Justice-administered tribunals and statutory bodies;

    Occupational regulation policy, statutes and tribunals relating to real estate agents, pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers, and private investigators and security guards;

    The development and passage of Statutes Amendment Bills;

    Regulations under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and appointments to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority;

    The development and making of regulations to support the implementation of the Privacy Act 2020;

    Ministerial exemptions under section 157 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009;

    The provision of protective fiduciary services by the Public Trust;

    Rules Committee proposals;

    Other functions, responsibilities and matters within the Justice portfolio that may be agreed from time to time.

Māori Development

  • Associate Minister for Māori Development: Hon Nanaia Mahuta
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters relating to Te Pokai Ao; International Indigenous Collaboration Agreements;

    Leading the coordination of the whole-of-government response to te Pae Tawhiti that responds to the WAI 262 report from the Waitangi Tribunal; 

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

Research, Science and Innovation

  • Associate Minister of Research, Science and Innovation : Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters specific to health research, including responsibilities with regards to the Health Research Council, and implementation of the Health Research Strategy, and responsibility for ESR’s health research including as it relates to COVID-19;

    Matters relating to the relationship between the science sector and tertiary education;

    Matters relating to e-research, including e-research infrastructure and Research Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ);

    Matters relating to the research workforce;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Social Development and Employment

  • Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the Social Development and Employment portfolio relating to:

    • Family violence, sexual violence and elder abuse, including working with other relevant portfolio Ministers, including the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence, on the whole of government response to these issues;
    • Migrant and refugee employment initiatives, including the employment action plan for refugees and new migrants;
    • Social inclusion matters, including working with other relevant portfolio Ministers, including the Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities;


    Attending events, as requested by the Minister for Social Development and Employment;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time by us.

Statistics

  • Associate Minister of Statistics: Hon Meka Whaitiri
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters relating to the Mana Ōrite Relationship Agreement and the agreed work programme for 2020, and potential responsibility for subsequent years’ work programmes as agreed with the Minister of Statistics;

    The relationship with the Data Iwi Leaders Group, including meetings with the Data Iwi Leaders Group Chairperson, iwi leaders, and Lead Technician, as detailed in the Mana Ōrite Relationship Agreement;

    The relationships and associated work programmes with other iwi and iwi related groups and key Māori data partners, including Te Mana Raraunga;

    Leadership of other initiatives and work programmes focussed on delivering improved outcomes for iwi and Māori, including:

    • the transformation of Census 2023 operations to better meet the needs and aspirations of iwi and Māori, specifically concerning data collection;
    • an iwi-led data collection trial with Te Whānau-ā-Apanui;
    • the development of the iwi-led data hub pilot programme;


    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Tourism

  • Associate Minister of Tourism: Hon Peeni Henare
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Functions and responsibilities within the Tourism portfolio relating to Māori tourism;

    Oversight of the New Zealand Wars Heritage trail;

    Oversight of tourism opportunities regarding the Matariki public holiday;

    Stakeholder engagement and maintaining relationships with industry associations, and attending events as agreed on behalf of the Minister of Tourism;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

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