Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 24, 2017 16:31:57 GMT 12
MAORI MINISTERS TAKE THE REINS
New Zealand is set to have the largest number of Maori ministers yet, but their roles won’t be revealed until later this week.
Labour’s caucus voted senior MPs Kelvin Davis and Nanaia Mahuta into Cabinet, and presumptive prime minister Jacinda Ardern picked Peeni Henare, Meka Whaitiri and Willie Jackson to serve as ministers outside cabinet.
Mr Davis has expressed a desire to continue working in the Corrections portfolio, which could mean Ms Mahuta is given the lead Maori affairs role.
On the New Zealand First side, Winston Peters, Ron Mark, Shane Jones and Tracy Martin will sit around the cabinet table.
The Greens will get three ministers outside cabinet and one-under-secretary position, but its sole Maori MP, Marama Davidson, missed out on a spot......