PM announces new portfolio allocations
Rt Hon John Key
5 May 2014
announces new portfolio allocations
John Key has today reallocated the portfolios made vacant by
the resignation of Maurice Williamson as a
Christchurch Central MP, Nicky Wagner, will be
made a Minister outside Cabinet and take on the portfolios
of Customs, Statistics, Associate Conservation, and
Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.
been an MP since 2005, and has done a great job in
Christchurch and in chairing the Local Government and
Environment Select Committee.
“As a Minister I expect
she will treat her new portfolios with the same hard work
In other changes, Nick Smith will take
on the Building and Construction portfolio, and Michael
Woodhouse will take on Land Information.
“I would like
to thank them for taking on the extra responsibilities,”
says Mr Key.
The Governor General will swear in Nicky
Wagner on Wednesday 7
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