Paula Bennett

Our Ministers

We work directly for a number of Ministers.

Hon Paula Bennett

  • Minister for Social Development
  • Minister for Local Government
  • Associate Minister for Housing

Hon Nikki Kaye

  • Minister for Youth Affairs
  • Minister for Civil Defence
  • Minister for Food Safety
  • Associate Minister for Education
  • Associate Minister for Immigration

Hon Jo Goodhew

  • Minister for Senior Citizens
  • Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Minister for Women's Affairs
  • Associate Minister for Health
  • Associate Minister for Primary Industries

Hon Chester Borrows

  • Associate Minister for Social Development
  • Minister for Courts
  • Associate Minister for Justice

Hon Tariana Turia

  • Minister for Disability Issues
  • Minister for Whānau Ora
  • Associate Minister for Social Development
  • Associate Minister for Housing
  • Associate Minister for Health
  • Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Ministerial appointments

Position descriptions and information about the process to nominate an individual for Ministerial appointments managed by the Ministry of Social Development.