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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

All matters in respect of ACC operations relating to individual client concerns;

Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

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

Matters relating to information and communications technologies infrastructure (ICT), including:

  • all matters relating to the development of a managed network to connect all schools, including reporting to shareholder Ministers on progress being made by the Network for Learning Company;
  • all matters relating to the implementation and roll-out of the School Network Upgrade Project;

Matters relating to school properties, including:

  • day to day oversight of school property matters, including defective buildings, earthquake strengthening, capital works and maintenance;
  • day to day oversight of implementation of the infrastructural components of the major education renewal and development programmes, including the implementation of the redevelopment of Christchurch and Auckland schools;
  • opportunities to streamline infrastructural investments that efficiently and effectively deliver property, ICT and educational improvement to schools and their communities;

All matters relating to the maintenance of an affordable and equitable school transport service;

Other initiatives as agreed from time to time.

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