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PM announces ministerial portfolio allocations

16 May 2003 Media Statement

PM announces ministerial portfolio allocations

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced new portfolio allocations for ministers. The opportunity for the reallocations came about as a result of the resignation from the Cabinet of the Hon Mark Gosche.

New portfolio allocations are:

- Hon Steve Maharey becomes Minister of Housing
- Hon Phil Goff becomes Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
- Hon Margaret Wilson relinquishes the Courts portfolio but retains an associate role to see through certain projects
- Hon Paul Swain becomes Minister of Corrections
- Hon Ruth Dyson takes responsibility for the Children, Young Persons and their Families Service
- Hon John Tamihere becomes Minister for Small Business
- Hon Rick Barker retains the Customs portfolio and his associate portfolios, and takes on Courts
- Damien O’Connor becomes Minister of Racing

New ministers outside the Cabinet are:

- Taito Phillip Field, who becomes Associate Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, and also an associate minister in the area of justice and social development in which he has served as an under-secretary
- David Cunliffe, who becomes Associate Finance, Associate Revenue, Associate Communications and Information Technology

Winnie Laban becomes Parliamentary Private Secretary to Marian Hobbs, Minister for the Environment and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (ODA); and to Hon Jim Sutton in his trade-related responsibilities.

Helen Clark said that the Treaty settlements process had gathered considerable momentum, and that Margaret Wilson wished to increase the amount of time she could give to Treaty negotiations. Relinquishing the Courts portfolio enabled her to do that.

The two new ministers will be appointed by the Governor-General at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington on Monday at 2 pm.

Ministerial List for Announcement

16 May 2003

Notes:
1. All Ministers are members of the Executive Council.
2. Portfolios are listed in the left hand column. Other responsibilities assigned by the Prime Minister are listed in the right hand column.


THE CABINET

Portfolios Other responsibilities
1 Rt Hon Helen Clark
Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Ministerial Services
Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service
2 Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Finance
Minister of Revenue
Leader of the House


3 Hon Jim Anderton
Minister for Economic Development
Minister for Industry and Regional Development
Minister Responsible for the Public Trust
Associate Minister of Health
4 Hon Steve Maharey
Minister for Social Development
Minister of Housing
Minister of Broadcasting
Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education)
Tertiary Education Commission
5 Hon Phil Goff
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minister of Justice
Minister of Pacific Island Affairs

6 Hon Annette King
Minister of Health
Minister for Food Safety

7 Hon Jim Sutton
Minister of Agriculture
Minister for Biosecurity
Minister of Forestry
Minister for Trade Negotiations
Minister for Rural Affairs
8 Hon Trevor Mallard
Minister of Education
Minister of State Services
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office
Minister for the America’s Cup
Associate Minister of Finance
Adult and Community Education
9 Hon Pete Hodgson
Minister of Energy
Minister of Fisheries
Minister of Research, Science and Technology
Minister for Crown Research Institutes

Associate Minister for Industry and Regional Development
Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change
10 Hon Margaret Wilson
Attorney-General
[Includes responsibility for Serious Fraud Office]
Minister of Labour
Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister for Courts


11 Hon Parekura Horomia
Minister of Maori Affairs
Associate Minister for Social Development
Associate Minister of Education
Associate Minister of Fisheries
Associate Minister of Forestry
12 Hon Lianne Dalziel
Minister of Commerce
Minister of Immigration

Minister Responsible for the Law Commission
Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister of Education (Special Education)

13 Hon George Hawkins
Minister of Police
Minister of Internal Affairs
Minister of Civil Defence
Minister of Veterans’ Affairs

14 Hon Mark Burton
Minister of Defence
Minister for State Owned Enterprises
Minister of Tourism
Deputy Leader of the House

15 Hon Paul Swain
Minister of Transport
Minister of Corrections
Minister of Communications
Minister for Information Technology
Associate Minister for Economic Development

16 Hon Marian Hobbs
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control
Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand
Minister Responsible for the National Library
Associate Minister for Biosecurity
Associate Minister of Education
Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Official Development Assistance)
Urban Affairs
17 Hon Ruth Dyson
Minister for ACC
Minister for Senior Citizens
Minister of Women’s Affairs

Minister for Disability Issues
Associate Minister of Health
Associate Minister for Social Development (CYFS)
18 Hon John Tamihere
Minister of Youth Affairs
Minister for Land Information
Minister of Statistics
Minister for Small Business
Associate Minister of Maori Affairs
Associate Minister of Commerce
19 Hon Chris Carter
Minister of Conservation
Minister of Local Government
Minister for Ethnic Affairs

20 Hon Rick Barker
Minister for Courts
Minister of Customs
Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister for Social Development

MINISTERS OUTSIDE CABINET

21 Hon Judith Tizard
Minister of Consumer Affairs
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Associate Minister of Commerce
Associate Minister of Transport
Auckland Issues
22 Hon Tariana Turia
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
Associate Minister of Maori Affairs (Social Development)
Associate Minister of Health
Associate Minister of Housing
Associate Minister for Social Development
23 Hon Dover Samuels
Minister of State
Associate Minister for Economic Development
Associate Minister for Industry and Regional Development
Associate Minister of Tourism
24 Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister for Racing
Associate Minister of Agriculture
Associate Minister for Rural Affairs
Associate Minister of Health
Associate Minister of Immigration
25 Hon Harry Duynhoven
Minister of State
Associate Minister of Energy
Associate Minister of Transport (including Civil Aviation)

26 Taito Phillip Field
Minister of State
Associate Minister of Justice
Associate Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
Associate Minister for Social Development
27 David Cunliffe
Minister of State
Associate Minister of Finance
Associate Minister of Revenue
Associate Minister of Communications
Associate Minister for Information Technology


PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY

Mita Ririnui, MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the
Minister of Conservation
Minister of Corrections
Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

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