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Ministerial appointments

Families Commission – member positions

Applications close 5.00pm Friday, 29 November 2013.

The Minister for Social Development is seeking expressions of interest for up to two positions available on the Families Commission. Preference will be given to nominees who have governance experience combined with knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas; the philanthropic/non-government sector; the principles and application of family law within New Zealand; and economic analysis.  

For information on the position and how to apply please download the following documents:


Benefits Review Committee

The Benefits Review Committee is a review body that is established under the Social Security Act 1964. The Committee has three members, one of whom must be a community representative. Community representatives are Ministerial appointees who provide community input into the decision making process of the Committee. The Committee considers reviews against decisions made by the Ministry with regards to benefit entitlements.

Nominations are welcome at anytime so that a pool of community representatives are available as and when vacancies arise for the following areas:

  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Central
  • East Coast
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Southern
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Wellington

Grievance panels

As part of the Children, Young Persons and their Families (Residential Care) Regulations 1996, Grievance Panel members are appointed to oversee complaints lodged as part of the grievance procedure operating in each CYF residence. There are three members of a Grievance Panel which will consist of at least one Tangata Whenua member from the area in which the Residence is situated. 

Nominations and expressions of interest are welcome at any time so that a pool of Grievance Panellists is available as and when vacancies arise for the following areas:

  • Auckland
    • Korowai Manaaki Youth Justice Residence situated in Manukau which can house up to 46 children and young people.
    • Whakatakapokai Care and Protection Residence situated in Manukau which can house up to 20 children and young people.
  • Bay of Plenty
    • Te Maioha o Parekarangi situated in Rotorua which can house up to 30 young people.
  • Wellington
    • Epuni Care and Protection Residence situated in Lower Hutt near Wellington which can house up to 20 children and young people.
  • Central
    • Te Au rere a te Tonga Youth Justice Residence situated in Palmerston North which can house up to 30 young people.
  • Canterbury
    • Te Oranga Care and Protection Residence situated in Rolleston near Christchurch which can house up to 10 children and young people.
    • Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi (HSB programme) situated in Rolleston near Christchurch which can house up to 8 young people.
    • Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence situated in Christchurch which can house up to 40 young people.
  • Southern
    • Puketai Care and Protection Residence situated in Dunedin which can house up to 8 children.