Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, has confirmed the permanent reallocation of portfolios following Meka Whaitiri’s removal as a Minister last week.
Kieran McAnulty becomes Lead Minister for Cyclone Recovery in the Hawke’s Bay.
Rachel Brooking becomes Minister for Food Safety.
Peeni Henare becomes Minister for Veterans.
Willow-Jean Prime becomes Associate Minister of Statistics.
Jo Luxton becomes a Minister outside of Cabinet, holding the portfolios of Minister of Customs, Associate Minister of Agriculture and Associate Minister of Education.
“Due to her extensive travel commitments as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta requested her responsibilities as a Waikato regional lead for cyclone recovery be transferred. These go to Michael Wood,” said Mr Hipkins.