28 Jan 2014

Dunne, Lotu-liga sworn in

2:19 pm on 28 January 2014

Two new ministers have been sworn in at Parliament on Tuesday.

United Future leader Peter Dunne has been formally reinstated as a minister after resigning his ministerial posts last year when he refused to fully cooperate with an inquiry into who leaked a report into the Government's spy agency.

Mr Dunne is now Minister of Internal Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Conservation.

National's Peseta Sam Lotu-liga has been appointed Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and Associate Minister of Local Government.

Mr Lotu-liga, who was born in Samoa, is the third MP of Pacific Island descent to become a minister.