The Department of Internal Affairs reports to seven Ministerial portfolios or responsibility areas, six separate Ministers and one Vote. Click on each name to view specific biographical information.
- Minister of Internal Affairs*
- Minister of Local Government
*The Internal Affairs portfolio includes responsibility for Archives New Zealand and the New Zealand National
- Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services
- Minister for Ethnic Affairs
- Minister of Civil Defence
- Minister for Racing
- Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
Responsibilities to other Ministers
The Department is responsible to the Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English in respect of community trusts (12 regional trusts that distribute resources to local communities from the proceeds of the sale of Trustee Banks) and to the Minister Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully for the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust and the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust.
Briefings for Incoming Ministers
View further information on the New Zealand Cabinet, including Ministerial speeches, media releases and policies (www.beehive.govt.nz).