Minister of Local Government (New Zealand)

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Minister of Local Government of New Zealand
Coat of arms of New Zealand.svg
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Nanaia Mahuta (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Hon Nanaia Mahuta

since 26 October 2017
Local Government Commission
Style The Honourable
Member of
Reports to Prime Minister of New Zealand
Appointer Governor-General of New Zealand
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation9 February 1972
First holder Allan Highet
Salary$288,900 [1]
Website www.beehive.govt.nz

The Minister of Local Government is a ministerial portfolio in the government of New Zealand with responsibility for supporting and overseeing New Zealand's local government system.

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The position also has a role supporting the relationship between central government and local government, oversight of the Local Government Commission, and acts as the territorial authority for the 11 islands that are not part of a local authority's district and as the harbour authority for Lake Taupo.

The portfolio was established in 1972, prior to which, local government had been within the purview of the Minister of Internal Affairs. Notwithstanding the separation of those responsibilities, the offices of Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Local Government were held by the same person for the first twelve years that a separate local government portfolio existed. The Minister of Local Government is still supported by the Department of Internal Affairs.

The current minister is Nanaia Mahuta.

List of Ministers

The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Local Government. [2]

Key

   Labour    National    Mauri Pacific    Alliance    ACT

No.NamePortraitTerm of OfficePrime Minister
1 Allan Highet EP-NZ Obits-H-Highet Allan-tn.jpg 9 February 19728 December 1972 Marshall
2 Henry May Henry May.jpg 25 November 197229 November 1975 Kirk
Rowling
(1) Allan Highet EP-NZ Obits-H-Highet Allan-tn.jpg 29 November 197526 July 1984 Muldoon
3 Michael Bassett Michael Bassett, 1969.jpg 26 July 19849 February 1990 Lange
Palmer
4 Philip Woollaston No image.png 9 February 19902 November 1990
Moore
5 Warren Cooper Warren Cooper 1983.jpg 2 November 19902 March 1994 Bolger
5 John Banks John Banks.jpg 2 March 199416 December 1996
6 Christine Fletcher No image.png 16 December 199612 September 1997
7 Maurice Williamson Maurice Williamson at the NZ Open Source Awards, 2007.jpg 12 September 199731 August 1998
8 Tony Ryall Tony Ryall.jpg 31 August 19989 August 1999 Shipley
9 Jack Elder No image.png 9 August 199910 December 1999
10 Sandra Lee Sandra Lee 1990's.jpg 10 December 199915 August 2002 Clark
11 Chris Carter Chris Carter, 2008.jpg 15 August 200219 October 2005
12 Nanaia Mahuta Nanaia Mahuta.jpg 19 October 200519 November 2008
13 Rodney Hide Rodney Hide at parliament.JPG 19 November 200814 December 2011 Key
14 Nick Smith Nick Smith (cropped).jpg 14 December 20113 August 2012
15 David Carter David Carter 2014.jpg 3 August 201231 January 2013
16 Chris Tremain Chris Tremain.jpg 31 January 201328 January 2014
17 Paula Bennett Paula Bennett Official.png 28 January 201420 December 2016
18 Anne Tolley TEU Annual Conference 2009 (4095716643).jpg 20 December 201626 October 2017 English
(12) Nanaia Mahuta Nanaia Mahuta (cropped).jpg 26 October 2017present Ardern

See also

Notes

  1. "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. Wilson 1985, pp. 92–98.

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