Minister of Internal Affairs (New Zealand)

Minister of Internal Affairs of New Zealand
Coat of arms of New Zealand.svg
Flag of New Zealand.svg
Jan Tinetti.jpg
Incumbent
Jan Tinetti

since 6 November 2020
Department of Internal Affairs
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
Formation 6 January 1909
First holder John Findlay
Salary $288,900[1]
Website www.beehive.govt.nz

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.[2] 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.[3]

Key

  Liberal   Reform   United   Labour   National   United   New Zealand First   Mauri Pacific   United Future

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 John Findlay John George Findlay.jpg 19 November 1907 6 January 1909 Ward
2 David Buddo David Buddo.jpg 6 January 1909 28 March 1912
3 George Warren Russell George Warren Russell.jpg 28 March 1912 10 July 1912 Mackenzie
4 Francis Bell Francis Bell.jpg 10 July 1912 12 August 1915 Massey
(3) George Warren Russell George Warren Russell.jpg 12 August 1915 25 August 1919
5 John Bird Hine No image.png 4 September 1919 17 January 1920
(4) Francis Bell Francis Bell.jpg 17 January 1920 14 May 1920
6 George James Anderson George James Anderson.jpg 17 May 1920 1 March 1921
7 William Downie Stewart Jr William Downie Stewart.jpg 1 March 1921 27 June 1923
8 Richard Bollard R. F. Bollard MP.jpg 27 June 1923 25 August 1927
Bell
Coates
9 Māui Pōmare Maui Pomare.jpg 25 August 1928 10 December 1928
10 Philip De La Perrelle Philip De La Perrelle.jpg 10 December 1928 22 September 1931 Ward
Forbes
11 Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton (1926).jpg 22 September 1931 28 January 1933
12 Alexander Young Alexander Young.jpg 28 January 1933 6 December 1935
13 Bill Parry Bill Parry.jpg 6 December 1935 13 December 1949 Savage
Fraser
14 William Bodkin William Bodkin, 1935.jpg 13 December 1949 26 November 1954 Holland
15 Sidney Walter Smith Sidney Walter Smith.jpg 26 November 1954 12 December 1957
Holyoake
16 Bill Anderton Bill Anderton 1958.jpg 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
17 Leon Götz Leon Götz.jpg 12 December 1960 20 December 1963 Holyoake
18 David Seath David Seath.jpg 20 December 1963 9 February 1972
19 Allan Highet EP-NZ Obits-H-Highet Allan-tn.jpg 9 February 1972 8 December 1972 Marshall
20 Henry May Henry May.jpg 25 November 1972 29 November 1975 Kirk
Rowling
(19) Allan Highet EP-NZ Obits-H-Highet Allan-tn.jpg 29 November 1975 26 July 1984 Muldoon
21 Peter Tapsell Peter Tapsell (cropped).jpg 26 July 1984 24 July 1987 Lange
22 Michael Bassett Michael Bassett, 1969.jpg 24 July 1987 9 February 1990
Palmer
23 Margaret Austin[4] Margaret Austin 2012.jpg 9 February 1990 2 November 1990
Moore
24 Graeme Lee Graeme Lee crop.jpg 2 November 1990 28 November 1993 Bolger
25 Warren Cooper[5] Warren Cooper 1983.jpg 28 November 1993 29 February 1996
26 Peter Dunne Peter Dunne.jpg 29 February 1996 16 December 1996
27 Jack Elder No image.png 16 December 1996 10 December 1999
Shipley
28 Mark Burton Mark Burton.jpg 10 December 1999 13 November 2000 Clark
29 George Hawkins George Hawkins.jpg 13 November 2000 19 October 2005
30 Rick Barker Rick Barker.jpg 19 October 2005 19 November 2008
31 Richard Worth Richard Worth, New Zealand MP.jpg 19 November 2008 2 June 2009 Key
32 Nathan Guy[6] Minister Nathan Guy - photo.jpg 16 June 2009 13 December 2011
33 Amy Adams[7] Amy Adams politician (cropped).jpg 14 December 2011 2 April 2012
34 Chris Tremain Chris Tremain.jpg 3 April 2012 27 January 2014
(26) Peter Dunne[8] Peter Dunne outside Parliament.jpg 28 January 2014 21 October 2017
English
35 Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 2017.jpg 26 October 2017 6 November 2020 Ardern
36 Jan Tinetti Jan Tinetti.jpg 6 November 2020 present

Other Languages

Copyright