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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 six Ministerial portfolios or responsibility areas, seven separate Ministers and one Vote. Click on each name to view specific biographical information.

Hon Peter Dunne

  • Minister of Internal Affairs*

*The Internal Affairs portfolio includes responsibility for Archives New Zealand and the New Zealand National Library.

Rt Hon Bill English

  • Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services

Hon Anne Tolley

  • Minister of Local Government

Hon David Bennett

  • Minister for Racing

Hon Judith Collins

  • Minister for Ethnic Communities

Hon Alfred Ngaro

  • Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

Hon Jacqui Dean

  • Associate Minister for Local Government

Responsibilities to other Ministers

The Department is responsible to the Minister of Finance, Hon Steven Joyce 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 Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully for the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust and the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust.

Briefings for Incoming Ministers

View Briefings for incoming ministers

Further information

View further information on the New Zealand Cabinet, including Ministerial speeches, media releases and policies (