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Cabinet lineup for new government unveiled

Winston Peters will be deputy prime minister for the first half of the parliamentary term, with David Seymour taking over for the remainder, as the new government reveals its ministerial lineup.

Peters will be Foreign Minister, with Seymour taking on the new role of Minister of Regulation.

The Cabinet of the usual 20 ministers will have 14 from National, and three each from ACT and NZ First. National will have five Ministers outside Cabinet, with two from ACT and one from New Zealand First.

ACT and New Zealand First will each have one Parliamentary Under-Secretary.

National Cabinet Ministers

  • Christopher Luxon: Prime Minister, Minister for National Security and Intelligence, Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services
  • Nicola Willis: Finance Minister, Public Service Minister, Minister for Social Investment, Associate Minister of Climate Change
  • Chris Bishop: Housing Minister, Infrastructure Minister, Minister for RMA Reform, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Leader of the House, Associate Finance Minister
  • Shane Reti: Health Minister, Pacific Peoples Minister
  • Simeon Brown: Minister for Energy, Local Government, Transport, Auckland, Deputy leader of the House
  • Erica Stanford: Minister of Education, Immigration
  • Paul Goldsmith: Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Justice, State-owned Enterprises, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
  • Louise Upston: Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector, Social Development and Employment, Child Poverty Reduction
  • Judith Collins: Attorney-General, Minister of Defence, Digitising Government, the GCSB and NZSIS, Science, Innovation and Technology, Space, and lead coordination Minister for the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques
  • Mark Mitchell: Minister of Correction, Emergency Management and Recovery, Police
  • Todd McClay: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting and Fishing, Trade and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Tama Potaka: Minister of Conservation, Māori-Crown relations, Māori Development, Whānau Ora, Associate Minister of Housing
  • Matt Doocey: Minister for ACC, Mental Health, Tourism and Hospitality, Youth, Associate Minister of health and Transport
  • Melissa Lee: Minister for Economic Development, Ethnic Communities, Media and Communications, Associate ACC Minister

ACT Party Cabinet Ministers

  • David Seymour: Deputy Prime Minister from 31 May 2025, Minister for Regulation, Associate Minister of Education (partnership schools), Finance and Health (Pharmac)
  • Brooke van Velden: Minister of Internal Affairs, Workplace Relations and Safety
  • Nicole McKee: Minister for Courts, Associate Minister of Justice (Firearms)

NZ First Cabinet Ministers

  • Winston Peters: Deputy Prime Minister (until 31 May 2025), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Racing
  • Shane Jones: Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, regional Development, Resources, Associate Minister of Finance, Energy
  • Casey Costello: Minister of Customs, Seniors, Associate Minister of Health, Immigration, and Police

Outside Cabinet:

National:

  • Simon Watts: Minister of Climate Change, Revenue
  • Penny Simmonds: Minister for Disability issues, the Environment, Tertiary Education and Skills, Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment
  • Chris Penk: Minister for Building and Construction, Land Information, Veterans, Associate Minister of Defence, Associate Minister of Immigration
  • Nicola Grigg: Minister of State for trade, Minister for Women, Associate Minister of Agriculture (horticulture)
  • Andrew Bayly: Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Small Business and Manufacturing, Statistics

ACT:

  • Andrew Hoggard: Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare, Skills), Associate Environment
  • Karen Chhour: Minister for Children, Minister for the prevention of Family and Sexual Violence
  • Simon Court: Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Minister for Infrastructure, and RMA Reform

NZ First:

  • Mark Patterson: Minister for Rural Communities, Associate Minister of Agriculture
  • Jenny Marcroft: Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Media and Communications
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  1. Judith Collins: Attorney-General, Minister of Defence, Digitising Government, the GCSB and NZSIS, Science, Innovation and Technology, Space, and lead coordination Minister for the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques

    I’m not happy about Judith Collins being in charge of ‘Digitising Government’. She has already shown she approves of digital currency being introduced. 🤬🤬🤬

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  2. 1. Willis in charge of the Public Service —so no major cut backs of bureaucracy. Also Associate Min of Climate Change —so the scam continues ( but Luxon said at one stage the CC would be in Cabinet but the Min. is outside Cabinet)

    2. “Andrew Hoggard: Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, …” These are quite important things to be outside Cabinet.

    3. I think Simeon Brown being Energy Minister could be good ( with Shane Jones backing him up) and Stanford for education, while expected, is very good –time to get the bulldozer out Erica, to clear a new path for the kids.

    4. Will Melissa Lee have some fun with “Media and Communication” which I assume is Broadcasting renamed?

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  3. The coalition should be ringing up the media bosses to get some new shrills!
    Some of the present ones are as thick as a brick!
    The shrills should be identfy themselves when asking questions.
    So we can give them shit they deserve!
    I see that the odium of truth has been put into storage, as it should with the amount of shit been dripped on it!

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  4. I note that Simeon Brown launched a petition asking Auckland Transport to restore the original speed limits on Auckland roads. There may be hope that now he’s Transport Minister he’ll instruct his minions to repair our roads instead of slowing down traffic to allow for the accidents the goat tracks inevitably cause.

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  5. Mitchell, McKee and Costello driving Police.
    I am hopeful of great improvements.

    And I’m hoping to see Karen Chour tear through the children’s agencies and sort them out once and for all.

    On the whole these seem good appointments, and I don’t give a rotund rodent’s posterior who the DPM is, but if they’ve made us wait for days while they buggered about with that I’d be p$$d off.
    Win some, lose some.

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  6. The more I’m reading, the more I think the Cabinet positions are the least import matters of the negotiations (although I think overall they are good) —there are some great things in the agreement, including looking into Marsden Point etc. etc.

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    • Incoming Government promises ‘full scale, wide-ranging’ probe into New Zealand’s COVID-19 handling
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2023/11/election-2023-incoming-government-promises-full-scale-wide-ranging-probe-into-new-zealand-s-covid-19-handling.html

      The incoming Government has promised an inquiry “as a matter of urgency” into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that will focus on vaccine procurement and efficacy as well as the use of multiple lockdowns.

      Despite there already being a Royal Commission of Inquiry into New Zealand’s COVID-19 response in the works, announced by then-Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in December, the now-outgoing Government decided not to include decisions by clinicians and vaccine efficacy in its probe.

      “We want to broaden the terms of the COVID inquiry so that it considers more things,” incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon told reporters on Friday in announcing his coalition deal with ACT and NZ First. “It’s going to include a range of topics including social but also economic impacts as well.”

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        • Yes Sooty, Overseas all the dirty little secrets of the genocide jab are coming out so they will here too eventually. Like the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke he won’t be able to hold the truth back.

          Someone said the other day that those who are aware are at least six months ahead of news being revealed to the sleeping sheep. Some of us picked up on the Covid scam three years ago.

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      • this will send the pink haired one and many others into a total melt down, masks, business decimation, completely stuffing the health system, killing young and old alike people that went way before their time, locking down and isolating the entire population, except themselves, get the popcorn out, this will be like pulling teeth through your backside, painful and strung out, but hopefully Winston sticks to his word and garottes all involved in this massive sham.

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        • Convid was only a light sample of what is to come under the pretence of climate change.

          The climate change shit has been astroturfed for decades.
          There are a hell of a lot of (idiot) true believers already.

          What was achieved in mere months to get compliance with convid has been under way for years with climate and all kids under 25 have grown with it melded into their thought patterns.
          There are few resistors in that cohort.
          It is as slow burn.

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  7. Simeon Brown has done well and will be a busy boy. He is the only Gnat who has impressed me in the last 3 years.

    let us see if he takes local government seriously.
    It is in a perilous situation with many rate payers facing a 50% rise in Rates over the next 3 to 4 years ; while local goo-mint is irresponsible and not focused on delivering Core services, and fking 16 year olds can vote but not be treated as adults when they commit crime.

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  8. Well all in all I reckon its a pretty good line-up. Hopefully law and order, health and education in for a real shake-up.
    Was kind of hoping Andrew Hoggard may have made Minister of Agriculture, but guess Todd was always going to get it.
    Good to see new Ministry for hunting and fishing.
    Think the split deputy thing is petty – maybe given Winston’s ego and seniority Seymour could have pulled on his big boy’s pants and let Winston have it. Seymour always said it was about policy, not baubles. Hmmmm.
    Good to see the referendum hasn’t been killed off.
    Would like to see the government axe first year free University – hasn’t paid dividends – just paying kids who were going to go anyway, or just take the money for a year to piss around and drop out. They should take a look at this as an alternative source of revenue (savings) now that Winnie has killed off the foreign buyers’ tax.

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  9. Paul Goldsmith got what he deserved ie, SFA
    Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage,
    Justice, State-owned Enterprises,
    Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

    He could be dangerous with Treaty negotiations. He is a Real Wet.
    Dripping Wet.
    Margaret Thatcher would have chucked him in the Dryer for 3 years.

    Minister of Just-arse.
    A role usually occupied by complete knob-ends.
    Kiri Allan, Angry little, Super-thug Gin-soaked Anderson, Geoff ‘Merry’ Palmer, puffed-up Mr Creosote contender Kris Fatboi;
    Convicts Bill Jeffries and Doug Graham re Lombard Finance
    Creepy critter Findlayson

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  10. Seems to me that Winnie has delivered majorly despite all the sceptics on YSB. From the NZ 1st National coalition agreement.
    There is much more but may be better to read it yourselves.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/301014763/coalition-deals-uncut-what-act-and-nz-first-each-agreed-with-national

    Commit that in the absence of a referendum, our Government will not change the official name of New Zealand.
    • Support to select committee a bill that would enact a binding referendum on a four-year term of parliament.
    • Ensure publicly funded sporting bodies support fair competition that is not compromised by rules relating to gender.
    • Legislate to make English an official language of New Zealand.
    • Ensure all public service departments have their primary name in English, except for those specifically related to Māori.
    • Require the public service departments and Crown Entities to communicate primarily in English -except those entities specifically related to Māori.
    • Protect freedom of speech by ruling out the introduction of hate speech legislation and stop the Law Commission’s work on hate speech legislation.
    • End all Covid-19 vaccine mandates still in operation.
    • Ensure, as a matter of urgency in establishment and completion, a full scale, wide ranging ,independent inquiry conducted publicly with local and international experts, into how the Covid pandemic was handled in New Zealand, including covering
    😮 Use of multiple lockdowns,
    o Vaccine procurement and efficacy,
    o The social and economic impacts on both regional and national levels, and
    o Whether the decisions made, and steps taken, where justified.

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  11. Just saying: there could have been more elected if people like Freedom First or Sir lance-a- Prick Kingly up north stopped dividing the vote.

    Mike Hunty nailed it regarding ACT, vote strategic because apparently…. according to some scientists, farmers from way back ordered bulls instead of cows to create Trans Bullshit.

    LOL….the left are having kittens

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  12. Agree rol I was just saying to Mrs C that for the first time in many years I am hopeful that things will improve.
    Just enjoying a glass of wine to celebrate. As you say proof will be in the delivery so trying not to get too far ahead of myself.
    There is still plenty of scope for fuck ups particularly around the climate change bs.

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    • I was just saying to hubby about this new govt having to spend so much time repealing the long, long list of shit policies imposed on NZ by Ardern and co. There is plenty to fix before they get to work on new policies. Lets hope this new team don’t become a disappointment…

      Had a nice glass of vino to toast the change. Winning!!!

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