Justice Ministers

Hon Kiritapu (Kiri) Allan

  • Minister of Justice

Kiri Allan is Minister of Justice. Kiri is also the Associate Minister of Finance, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Associate Minister for the Environment. She has also held the ministerial portfolios for Conservation and Emergency Management.

Kiri is a Member of Labour's Māori Caucus, Rainbow Caucus, and Women Caucus, and is committed to shaping Aotearoa New Zealand as a place where everyone can live and thrive.

Before entering Parliament in 2017, Kiri managed a large agriculture and horticulture portfolio in the East Coast that included kiwifruit, dairy farms, forestry sites and apiculture. She also practised commercial and public law in Wellington, the Bay of Plenty and the East Coast.

Kiritapu Allan's page on the Beehive website(external link)

Hon Aupito Su’a William Sio

Hon Aupito Su’a William Sio

  • Minister for Courts
  • Associate Minister of Justice

Aupito William Sio arrived in New Zealand as a child when his parents migrated from Samoa in 1969. He has been a City Councillor in Auckland for the Otara ward, and the first Pacific Deputy Mayor for Manukau City. In 2008 he became the Member of Parliament for Mangere.

Aupito William is a strong advocate for the Pacific people and he has been very vocal about climate change and its effect on the Pacific Ocean nations.

He and his partner have four adult children.

Aupito William Sio's page on the Beehive website(external link)

Hon Kelvin Davis

Hon Kelvin Davis

  • Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti


Born and raised in the Bay of Islands, Mr Davis studied at Auckland College of Education. He taught at Koru School in Mangere, Bay of Islands Intermediate School, before becoming principal of Karetu School, and later principal of Kaitaia Intermediate School from 2001 to 2007.

In the 2008 general election Mr Davis stood for Labour in Te Tai Tokerau and entered Parliament on the party list. Following his election, Mr Davis became Labour's corrections spokesperson. On 1 August 2017, he was appointed as the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.

He lives in Kaitaia and he cares deeply about Northland and its issues.

Kelvin Davis' page on the Beehive website(external link)

Hon Marama Davidson

Hon Marama Davidson

  • Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence 

Marama was born to two young, urban Māori activists for social and environmental justice and brings that upbringing with her to Parliament. Being of Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, and Ngāti Porou descent, she’s passionate about improving outcomes for the many and not just the few, including for Māori. Marama always looks to work with community leaders who do the hard work on the ground every day in building community.

Prior to becoming an MP, Marama worked for the Human Rights Commission for 10 years, and was the Chief Panelist for the Glenn Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. Her own publicly declared experience with sexual violence and her involvement in the inquiry have placed family and sexual violence at the forefront of her political radar. She brings this experience to the role of Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

Marama and her husband have her six children and they live in Manurewa with four of their children, a son-in-law and their mokopuna. Over the past few years, she has dedicated her efforts to understanding the housing crisis around the country, and is deeply committed to helping those with the greatest need get into secure housing.

Marama Davidson's page on the Beehive website(external link)

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