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Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers

This information will updated shortly to to reflect the appointment of the new Administration on 8 October 2014.

Associate Ministers are appointed to provide portfolio Ministers with assistance in carrying out their portfolio responsibilities. The control of the portfolio always rests with the portfolio Minister. The Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers provides a summary list of the responsibilities that portfolio Ministers have delegated to Associate Ministers. In addition to these specific delegations, Ministers may involve Associate Ministers in other issues and general duties associated with the portfolio.

See the latest Schedule of Responsibilities Delegated to Associate Ministers as at 9 June 2014 [pdf file, 226 KB].

Portfolio: ACC

Associate Minister for ACC: Hon Paul Goldsmith

Portfolio: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: Hon Nicky Wagner

[to come]

Portfolio: Conservation

Associate Minister of Conservation: Hon Peter Dunne

[to come]

Associate Minister of Conservation: Hon Nicky Wagner

[to come]

Portfolio: Economic Development

Associate Minister for Economic Development: Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

Portfolio: Education

Associate Minister of Education: Hon Nikki Kaye

Portfolio: Finance

Associate Minister of Finance: Hon Paula Bennett

Portfolio: Foreign Affairs

Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs: Hon Todd McClay

Portfolio: Health

Associate Minister of Health: Hon Peter Dunne

[to come]

Associate Minister of Health: Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Portfolio: Immigration

Associate Minister of Immigration: Hon Craig Foss

Residence appeals referred by the Immigration and Protection Tribunal for consideration of approval as exceptions to Government Residence Instructions;

Requests for exceptions to Government Residence Instructions that have not been through the Immigration and Protection Tribunal appeal process;

Requests for special directions;

Requests to reconsider temporary entry applications;

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

Reconsideration of cases after court action.

Portfolio: Justice

Associate Minister of Justice: Hon Chester Borrows

Portfolio: Local Government

Associate Minister of Local Government: Hon Louise Upston

Portfolio: Primary Industries

Associate Minister for Primary Industries: Hon Jo Goodhew

[to come]

Portfolio: Sport and Recreation

Associate Minister for Sport and Recreation: Hon Murray McCully