Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye has been elevated straight
into Cabinet and Nick Smith also returns in Prime Minister John
Key's reshuffle - but their promotions come at a cost to Phil
Heatley and Kate Wilkinson, who have both been dumped.
As expected Mr Key has appointed David Carter as the new
Speaker to take over from Lockwood Smith when he resigns
later this month to become the High Commissioner in London.
Mr Key also opened up two other places at the Cabinet table,
by demoting Phil Heatley, currently Housing Minister, and
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson from Cabinet, saying
they had made a contribution but "I have made the judgement
that it is time for fresh energy and ideas and for other
members of our talented 59-strong caucus to be given an
Simon Bridges, currently a Minister outside Cabinet, has been
promoted to Cabinet in the third open slot - taking on the
Labour and Energy and Resources portfolios.
Dr Smith will take over the Housing and Conservation
portfolios and Ms Kaye will be Minister for Food Safety,
Civil Defence and Youth Affairs.
Senior Whip Michael Woodhouse has also been made a minister
outside Cabinet and will be Immigration and Veterans' Affairs
The changes will take effect from January 31.
Ms Wilkinson resigned from her Labour portfolio in the wake
of inquiries into the Pike River mine explosion.
As Mr Key earlier indicated, Hekia Parata has kept her job as
Education Minister - but Mr Key has moved responsibility for
the teachers' payroll Novopay system from associate education
minister Craig Foss to his troubleshooter, Steven Joyce.
John Key: Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism, Minister
Responsible for Ministerial Services, Minister in Charge of
the NZ Security, Intelligence Service
Minister Responsible for the GCSB.
Bill English: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance.
Gerry Brownlee: Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery,
Minister of Transport, Leader of the House, Minister
Responsible for the Earthquake, Commission.
Steven Joyce: Minister for Economic Development, Minister of
Science and Innovation, Minister for Tertiary Education,
Skills and Employment, Associate Minister of Finance.
Judith Collins: Minister of Justice, Minister for ACC,
Minister for Ethnic Affairs.
Tony Ryall: Minister of Health, Minister for State Owned
Hekia Parata: Minister of Education, Minister of Pacific
Christopher Finlayson: Attorney-General, Minister for Treaty
of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister for Arts, Culture and
Heritage, Associate Minister of Maori Affairs.
Paula Bennett: Minister for Social Development Associate
Minister of Housing.
Dr Jonathan Coleman: Minister of Defence, Minister of State
Services, Associate Minister of Finance.
Murray McCully: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for
Sport and Recreation.
Anne Tolley: Minister of Police, Minister of Corrections,
Deputy Leader of the House.
Dr Nick Smith: Minister of Conservation, Minister of Housing.
Tim Groser: Minister of Trade, Minister for Climate Change
Issues, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Amy Adams: Minister for the Environment, Minister for
Communications and Information Technology, Associate Minister
for Canterbury, Earthquake Recovery.
Nathan Guy: Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for
Craig Foss: Minister of Commerce, Minister of Consumer
Affairs, Minister of Broadcasting, Associate Minister for
Chris Tremain: Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of
Local Government, Associate Minister of Tourism.
Simon Bridges: Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of
Labour, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues.
Nikki Kaye: Minister for Food Safety, Minister of Civil
Defence, Minister of Youth Affairs, Associate Minister of
Education, Associate Minister of Immigration.
Ministers outside of Cabinet
Maurice Williamson: Minister for Building and Construction,
Minister of Customs, Minister for Land Information, Minister
Jo Goodhew: Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector,
Minister for Senior Citizens, Minister of Women's Affairs,
Associate Minister of Health, Associate Minister for Primary
Chester Borrows: Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of
Justice, Associate Minister for Social Development.
Michael Woodhouse: Minister of Immigration, Minister of
Veterans' Affairs, Associate Minister of Transport.
Support party ministers
Peter Dunne: Minister of Revenue, Associate Minister of
Conservation, Associate Minister of Health.
John Banks: Minister for Regulatory Reform, Minister for
Small Business, Associate Minister of Commerce, Associate
Minister of Education
Dr Pita Sharples: Minister of Maori Affairs, Associate
Minister of Corrections, Associate Minister of Education.
Tariana Turia: Minister for Whanau Ora, Minister for
Disability Issues, Associate Minister of Health, Associate
Minister of Housing, Associate Minister for Social
Development, Associate Minister for Tertiary, Education,
Skills and Employment.
- Claire Trevett