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Extract from Cabinet Minute CAB-19-MIN-0152 Proposed Overseas Travel: Hon Kris Faafoi
Portfolio Civil Defence
On 8 April 2019, Cabinet:
1 authorised the absence of Hon Kris Faafoi from New Zealand, from 10 to 20 May 2019 to travel to:
1.1 Geneva, Switzerland to attend and speak at the Sixth Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction;
1.2 London, United Kingdom, and Dublin, Ireland to meet with counterparts and organisations relevant to his portfolios;
2 agreed that he be accompanied by one member of staff;
3 approved the estimated expenditure of up to [withheld under section 9(2)(f)(iv)] for the travel expenses of the Ministerial party as a charge to Vote: Internal Affairs (Members of the Executive - Travel);
4 noted that he will be accompanied in Geneva by officials from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, whose travel costs will be met by their agency;
5 agreed that in his absence:
5.1 Hon Nanaia Mahuta act as MInister of Civil Defence;
5.2 Hon David Parker act as Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media from 10 to 15 May 2019;
5.3 Hon Grant Robertson act as Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media from 16 to 20 May 2019;
5.4 Hon Stuart Nash act as Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs;
5.5 Hon Iain Lees-Galloway act as Minister of Customs;
6 noted that the House is not sitting during his absence.