25 Oct 2017

Four Pasifika ministers in new NZ govt line-up

2:59 pm on 25 October 2017

Four Pasifika ministers have been announced in New Zealand's new coalition government line-up.

Carmel Sepuloni and Jenny Salesa

Carmel Sepuloni and Jenny Salesa Photo: RNZ

The incoming Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has revealed Aupito William Sio will be Minister for Pacific Peoples but outside cabinet.

Labour colleagues Carmel Sepuloni and Jenny Salesa have picked up portfolios inside cabinet.

Ms Sepuloni is Minister for Social Development and for Disability Issues.

Ms Salesa, New Zealand's first Tongan-born cabinet minister, is responsible for Building and Construction, and Ethnic Communities.

Kris Fa'afoi is Minister of Civil Defence, and Commerce and Consumer Affairs.