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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Our Ministers

Direct reports

The Department of Internal Affairs reports to nine Ministerial portfolios or responsibility areas, six separate Ministers and eight Votes. Click on each name to view specific biographical information.

Hon Nathan Guy

  • Minister of Internal Affairs
  • Minister Responsible for the National Library of New Zealand
  • Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand

Rt Hon John Key

  • Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services

Hon Hekia Parata

  • Minister for Ethnic Affairs
  • Associate Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Hon Tariana Turia

  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Hon Rodney Hide

  • Minister of Local Government

Hon John Carter

  • Minister of Civil Defence
  • Minister for Racing
  • Associate Minister of Local Government

Responsibilities to other Ministers

The Department is responsible to the Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English in respect of community trusts (12 regional trusts that distribute resources to local communities from the proceeds of the sale of Trustee Banks) and to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Hon Georgina te Heuheu for the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust and the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust.

Briefings for Incoming Ministers

View our Briefngs for Incoming Ministers

Further information

View further information on the New Zealand Cabinet, including Ministerial speeches, media releases and policies (www.beehive.govt.nz).