The Department of Internal Affairs reports to six Ministerial portfolios or responsibility areas, seven separate Ministers and one Vote. Click on each name to view specific biographical information.
- Minister of Internal Affairs*
*The Internal Affairs portfolio includes responsibility for Archives New Zealand and the New Zealand National Library.
- Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services
- Minister of Local Government
- Minister for Racing
- Minister for Ethnic Communities
- Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
- Associate Minister for Local Government
Responsibilities to other Ministers
The Department is responsible to the Minister of Finance, Hon Steven Joyce 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).