Minister of Tourism (New Zealand)
|Tourism New Zealand|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||15 February 1967|
|First holder||Robert Muldoon|
Historically the Minister of Tourism was the lowest ranking position in cabinet in the 1960s and 1970s, though its prominence has risen in more recent years, with its current minister, Kelvin Davis, being ranked 3rd in cabinet and the deputy leader of the governing Labour Party.
List of ministers
The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Tourism.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||Prime Minister|
|1||Robert Muldoon||15 February 1967||4 March 1967||Holyoake|
|2||David Thomson||4 March 1967||12 December 1969|
|3||Bert Walker||12 December 1969||8 December 1972|
|4||Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan||8 December 1972||12 December 1975||Kirk|
|5||Harry Lapwood||12 December 1975||13 December 1978||Muldoon|
|6||Warren Cooper||13 December 1978||12 February 1981|
|7||Derek Quigley||12 February 1981||11 December 1981|
|8||Rob Talbot||11 December 1981||26 July 1984|
|9||Mike Moore||26 July 1984||24 August 1987||Lange|
|10||Phil Goff||24 August 1987||10 January 1988|
|11||Jonathan Hunt||10 January 1988||24 August 1989|
|12||Fran Wilde||24 August 1989||2 November 1990||Palmer|
|13||John Banks||2 November 1990||1 November 1996||Bolger|
|14||Murray McCully||1 November 1996||27 April 1999|
|15||Lockwood Smith||27 April 1999||10 December 1999|
|16||Mark Burton||10 December 1999||19 October 2005||Clark|
|17||Damien O'Connor||19 October 2005||18 November 2008|
|18||John Key||18 November 2008||12 December 2016||Key|
|19||Paula Bennett||12 December 2016||26 October 2017||English|
|20||Kelvin Davis||26 October 2017||present||Ardern|
- "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- "Ministerial List". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (New Zealand). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Wilson 1985, pp. 90–97.