The big ministerial positions revealed by PM-elect Jacinda Ardern




As it happened: 1 NEWS had the developments on portfolio positions revealed today, as Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern confirmed who will be in the hot-seats in the new Labour-led government. 

12pm For more on the announcement: 1 NEWS at Midday

11.59pm On working with Winston Peters as deputy: "Mr Peters has taken on as per our agreement yesterday the role of Deputy Prime Minister. I'm looking forward to the experience and expertise that Mr Peters will bring to that role. Expertise and experience that he’ll also bring to the Foreign Affairs Minister."

"We look forward to utilising that area particularly as we forge a path leading straight into APEC and trade relations."

11.58am Want to know who your new portfolio ministers are? Full list: Who gets what in the Labour-led Government

11.57am She said recording numbers of those in child poverty will help holding the government to account.

11.56am On Pike River: "We want to make re-entry into Pike River mine a real priority. Andrew Little will hold ministerial responsibility for the work that will be undertaken in that area. I do want to place emphasis that he will work closely with the deputy prime minister on that piece of work given that he has a huge and strong interest in the area of pike river mine."

11.52am  We've set ourselves a target of net 0 carbon emissions by 2050, Ms Ardern says. Scroll down for the big winners in portfolio seats. 

11.50am Ms Ardern is being quizzed on why she has left so many Maori Labour MPs out of Cabinet, she says it's about representation. 

11.49am Jacinda Ardern on poverty:

"It's a personal priority for me and one of the reasons I'm in politics.

"I did not want to relinquish however the strong focus I want this government to maintain on child poverty so I will ensure that focus remains by holding responsibly for child poverty reduction."

"Incredibly important focus for this government."

11.45am Other big names: 

Dr Megan Woods
Minister of Energy and Resources
Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration
Minister of Research, Science and Innovation
Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission

Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education
Minister of State Services
Leader of the House
Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services

Andrew Little
Minister of Justice
Minister for Courts
Minister Responsible for the GCSB
Minister Responsible for the NZSIS
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry

Carmel Sepuloni
Minister for Social Development
Minister for Disability Issues
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples

11.43am Jacinda Ardern is being quizzed on why NZ First have been given Foreign Affairs (WInston Peters) and Defence (Ron Mark), she says it is up to their expertise. Mr Mark's past Defence Force experience and Mr Peters was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 2005 Labour-led government.  

11.41am Emphasis has been put on forestry, as an industry with NZ First MP Shane Jones. 

Pike River: Jacinda Ardern says re entry into Pike River is a real priority. Andrew Little holds this portfolio position, working closely with Winston Peters who has a "huge interset" in re entering the mine. 

11.37am PM-elect Jacinda Ardern has begun addressing media after the release of the Labour-NZ First-Green line up. 

She says she wants progress in regional economics and growth. Ms Ardern says she is looking forward to Winston Peters' experience and expertise as deputy prime minister and as Minister for Foreign Affairs. 

Kelvin Davis takes on a new role: Corwn-Maori Relations in a post-Treaty of Waitangi negotiations. 

"He'll also take on a new portfolio which we’ve called 'Crown Maori Relations' that's in acknowledgement of the fact that we are beginning to move into a post Treaty negotiation period. We want there to be emphasis on a post-Treaty settlement around economic development."

Child poverty reduction is a priory for Ms Arder, she has given herself the portfolio of child poverty. 

11.30am The new ministerial positions have been released:

The big names: 

Jacinda Ardern:
Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Minister for National Security and Intelligence
Minister for Child Poverty Reduction

Rt Hon Winston Peters
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister for State Owned Enterprises
Minister for Racing

Kelvin Davis
Minister for Crown/Māori Relations
Minister of Corrections
Minister of Tourism
Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)

Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Phil Twyford
Minister of Housing and Urban Development
Minister of Transport

11.26am Welcome to 1 NEWS' LIVE updates as New Zealand's Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern announces the ministerial portfolios from Labour's Caucus Room in Wellington. 

Our Political Editor analyses the content revealed yesterday by Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters.
Source: Breakfast

11.25am What we know so far: The details of the the portfolios for NZ First and Greens were released yesterday after the agreements were signed with Labour. 

NZ First have been given: Foreign affairs, Infrastructure, Regional Economic Development, Internal Affairs, Seniors, Defence, Veterans' Affairs, Children, Forestry, State Owned Enterprises, Racing, Associate Finance and Associate Education.

The Green Party have been been given: (outside cabinet) Climate Change, Associate Finance, Conservation, Women, Land Information NZ, Associate Environment, Statistics, Associate Transport, Associate Health and an Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justices (Domestic and Sexual Violence).

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