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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;
    • policy responsibility for the strengthening heritage protection workstream;

     

    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;

    Providing comments on the Minister's behalf to the Minister for the Environment and/or expert consenting panels on applications made through the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 process;

    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

    Oversight of Te Mahau (the operational arm of the Ministry of Education), including oversight of Te Mahau’s role in supporting schools and early learning services, the expansion of functions as envisaged in Supporting All Schools to Succeed, and school governance;

    Schooling network for English-medium schools (other than the management of the early learning network), in conjunction with the Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education) as appropriate (this includes enrolment schemes but excludes infrastructure and digital issues, and management of the early learning network);

    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;

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

    Leading the relationship with disability organisations;

    Oversight of the Te Poutahu / The Curriculum Centre work programme (in conjunction with the other Associate Ministers of Education as appropriate), including:

    •   NCEA and oversight of the NCEA Change Programme;

    •   the refresh of the New Zealand Curriculum and the redesign of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa;

    •   the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy and Hei Raukura Mā te Mokopuna;

    •   Creatives in Schools programme;

    •   Te Whāriki, the early learning curriculum;

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

    Initial Teacher Education in early learning and schooling;

    Teacher supply, in conjunction with the Minister of Education on issues relating to early learning, and the Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education) on issues relating to Māori-medium education, as appropriate;

    Oversight of the Education Review Office;

    Oversight of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s responsibilities with regard to the assessment of secondary school students;

    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;

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

    Implementation of the Attendance and Engagement strategy;

    Responsibilities relating to:

    •   bullying and other factors that act against student wellbeing;

    •   Ikura /Manaakitia te whare tangata, period products in schools;

    •   the Ka Ora, Ka Ako / Healthy School Lunches programme;

    •   the Ministry of Education’s Sexuality Education Guidelines and support for rainbow youth;

    •   guidance counsellors in primary and secondary schools;

    •   the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO;

    •   school 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 and Kaupapa Māori Pathways Pathways and Mātauranga Māori;

    Māori-medium and Kaupapa Māori schooling network, in conjunction with the Associate Minister of Education (School Operations) as appropriate;

    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 Kiri Allan
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Assistance with work relating to the wellbeing approach, including the development and application of the Living Standards Framework and He Ara Waiora;

    Assistance with public finance modernisation, including progressing the clusters approach;

    Assistance with climate adaptation policy;

    Assistance with flood insurance policy;

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

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

  • 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 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;

    Assistance with work on public sector pay;

    All 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, Otakaro 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 ofreserves);

    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);
    • burials and cremations (other than responsibility for the statistics that are collected under the Burial and Cremation Act 1964);
       

    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 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.

  • 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 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.

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;

    Requests under the Parole Act 2002 for early release for the purpose of deportation.

Justice

  • 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;

    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;

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

Local Government

  • Associate Minister of Local Government: Hon Kieran McAnulty
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    Matters relating to rural water supplies, with the Minister of Local Government retaining responsibility for the oversight of Taumata Arowai;

    Assisting the Minister in matters relating to:

    •   local government interests in resource management legislation;

    •   climate change and local government;

    Matters relating to emergency management, natural hazards and local government;

    The New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy as it affects local government;

    Matters relating to local government funding and finance (other than matters being addressed through the Future for Local Government Review);

    Matters relating to the Chatham Islands Council;

    Functions and responsibilities for all offshore islands for which the Minister of Local Government is the territorial authority;

    Matters relating to the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster function;

    Matters relating to temporary legislative instruments affecting local government as part of the response to COVID-19;

    Use of the powers under Part 10 of the Local Government Act 2002 to intervene in the affairs of non-performing councils and matters related to individual councillor’s conduct;

    All matters and policies relating to the Dog Control Act 1996; the Impounding Act 1955; the Land Drainage Act 1908; the Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1956; and the Rivers Board Act 1908;

    Appointment and removal of development contributions commissioners under sections 199F and 199G of the Local Government Act 2002;

    All matters related to the administration of the Rates Rebate Act 1973;

    All matters related to Part 21 of the Local Government Act 1974, including its transfer to legislation administered by the Ministry of Transport;

    Responsibilities of the Minister of Local Government under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020;

    Other initiatives as 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.

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.

Transport

  • Associate Minister of Transport: Hon Kieran McAnulty
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the Transport portfolio relating to:

    • engaging with regional communities and councils about the government’s policies and projects in the transport sector;
    • regional road safety;
    • Search and Rescue (SAR);
    • the Essential Transport Connectivity Scheme, including oversight of transportation matters relating to the Chatham Islands;
    • the Milford Opportunities Project, including matters relating to the Milford Aerodrome;
    • the Management of the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill No. 2, and its implementation;
    • the Crown’s relationship with joint venture airports;
    • coordinating an aviation sector leadership group;

    Day-to-day oversight of Maritime New Zealand, the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and Aviation Security Service;

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

Workplace Relations and Safety

  • Associate Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan
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    Roles/Responsibilities

    All matters within the Workplace Relations and Safety portfolio relating to:

    • migrant exploitation, including the Migrant Exploitation Strategy and responsibility for the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill and its implementation (with the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety retaining responsibility for policy work and legislation relating to modern slavery);
    • pay transparency and work to promote pay equity in workplaces (in conjunction with the Minister for Women);

    Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

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