Minister of Internal Affairs (New Zealand)
|Minister of Internal Affairs of New Zealand|
since 6 November 2020
|Department of Internal Affairs|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||6 January 1909|
|First holder||John Findlay|
The Minister of Internal Affairs is a ministerial portfolio in the government of New Zealand with responsibility over the Department of Internal Affairs. The position of Minister of Internal Affairs has existed since the Department of Internal Affairs replaced the Colonial Secretary's office from 19 November 1907. The responsibilities of the office have been progressively reduced as other ministerial roles have been spun-off from the Department of Internal Affairs. Today his or her remit includes internal security and administering applications for citizenship.
List of Ministers
The following ministers held the office of Minister of Internal Affairs.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||Prime Minister|
|1||John Findlay||19 November 1907||6 January 1909||Ward|
|2||David Buddo||6 January 1909||28 March 1912|
|3||George Warren Russell||28 March 1912||10 July 1912||Mackenzie|
|4||Francis Bell||10 July 1912||12 August 1915||Massey|
|(3)||George Warren Russell||12 August 1915||25 August 1919|
|5||John Bird Hine||4 September 1919||17 January 1920|
|(4)||Francis Bell||17 January 1920||14 May 1920|
|6||George James Anderson||17 May 1920||1 March 1921|
|7||William Downie Stewart Jr||1 March 1921||27 June 1923|
|8||Richard Bollard||27 June 1923||25 August 1927|
|9||Māui Pōmare||25 August 1927||10 December 1928|
|10||Philip De La Perrelle||10 December 1928||22 September 1931||Ward|
|11||Adam Hamilton||22 September 1931||28 January 1933|
|12||Alexander Young||28 January 1933||6 December 1935|
|13||Bill Parry||6 December 1935||13 December 1949||Savage|
|14||William Bodkin||13 December 1949||26 November 1954||Holland|
|15||Sidney Walter Smith||26 November 1954||12 December 1957|
|16||Bill Anderton||12 December 1957||12 December 1960||Nash|
|17||Leon Götz||12 December 1960||20 December 1963||Holyoake|
|18||David Seath||20 December 1963||9 February 1972|
|19||Allan Highet||9 February 1972||8 December 1972||Marshall|
|20||Henry May||8 December 1972||12 December 1975||Kirk|
|(19)||Allan Highet||12 December 1975||26 July 1984||Muldoon|
|21||Peter Tapsell||26 July 1984||24 July 1987||Lange|
|22||Michael Bassett||24 July 1987||9 February 1990|
|23||Margaret Austin||9 February 1990||2 November 1990|
|24||Graeme Lee||2 November 1990||28 November 1993||Bolger|
|25||Warren Cooper||28 November 1993||29 February 1996|
|26||Peter Dunne||29 February 1996||16 December 1996|
|27||Jack Elder||16 December 1996||10 December 1999|
|28||Mark Burton||10 December 1999||13 November 2000||Clark|
|29||George Hawkins||13 November 2000||19 October 2005|
|30||Rick Barker||19 October 2005||19 November 2008|
|31||Richard Worth||19 November 2008||2 June 2009||Key|
|32||Nathan Guy||16 June 2009||13 December 2011|
|33||Amy Adams||14 December 2011||2 April 2012|
|34||Chris Tremain||3 April 2012||27 January 2014|
|(26)||Peter Dunne||28 January 2014||21 October 2017|
|35||Tracey Martin||26 October 2017||6 November 2020||Ardern|
|36||Jan Tinetti||6 November 2020||present|
- "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- "Ministries, etc". Rulers.org. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Wilson 1985, pp. 74–98.
Bassett, Michael (1997). The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs. Auckland University Press. p. 194. ISBN 9781869401757. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
Margaret Austin [...] succeeded [Michael Bassett] as Minister of Internal Affairs in February 1990 [...]
Bassett, Michael (1997). The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs. Auckland University Press. p. 270. ISBN 9781869401757. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
After [Warren] Cooper's election to the [Queenstown] mayoralty [in October 1995] Bolger announced that he expected him to stand down as Minister of Internal Affairs in the New Year. Reluctantly, Cooper obliged.
"Nathan Guy appointed as a Minister". Stuff.co.nz. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
National's senior whip Nathan Guy has been appointed as Internal Affairs Minister to replace Richard Worth, Prime Minister John Key said today.
"Key brings new faces to front bench". Radio New Zealand. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
[...A]fter a Cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister John Key [... t]here are four new ministers in the lineup. Selwyn MP and former Finance select committee chairperson, Amy Adams, is ranked 20 and is inside Cabinet. She will be Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister for Communications and Information Technology.
"PM prepared to deal with NZ First". Radio New Zealand News. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
The Prime Minister [...] reinstated Peter Dunne as a minister. [...] Peter Dunne will be the Minister of Internal Affairs, Associate Health Minister and Associate Minister of Conservation outside of Cabinet. [...] The changes take effect from 28 January.