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Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern                    BSC  - Bachelor of                  Political Researcher and

Prime Minister, National                     Communications                     Policy Advisor

Security & Intelligence                        Studies in politics, PR                        

Hon Grant Robertson                       BA in political studies             MFAT, aid programmes and

Finance, Infrastructure                                                                       policy advisor              .

Racing; Sport & Recreation

Hon Kelvin Davis                              Dip. teaching                           Primary school teacher

Maori Crown Relations                                                                       Education advisory service

Children; Corrections

Hon Dr Megan Woods                      PhD History -                          Business Manager Crop

Housing, Energy and                          "Integrating the nation:           and Food research

Resources, Research, Science          gendering Maori urbanisation"                                              

Hon Chris Hipkins                            BA - politics and                      Policy advisor, Industry Training

Covid 19 Response                            criminology                             Federation, parliamentary advisor

Education; Public Service

Hon Carmel Sepuloni                       Dip. Teaching, B.Ed,              Teacher in Samoa, Alternative

Social Develop.& Empl.                      Post grad Dip.Ed                    Youth Programme Auckland,

ACC, Arts, Culture and                                                                       Research Programme Manager

Disability Issues                                                                                  for Pacific Health

Hon Andrew Little                             BA, LLB                                   Union Lawyer, Trade Union

Health; Treaty Negot.                                                                         Advisor


Hon David Parker                             B.Com,  LLB                           Co-founder Dunedin Community

Attorney Gen, Revenue                                                                      Law Centre, Litigation partner,

Environment, Fisheries                                                                       Agri-Biotechnology industry

Hon Nanaia Mahuta                          MA Hons - Social                    University Researcher                       

Foreign Affairs; Local                         Anthropology and Maori

Govt; Business Develop.

Hon Poto Williams                            MBA, Southern Cross             Ministry of Education,

Police, Build. & Constr.                       University, NSW                     Birthright, Healthcare

Hon Damien O'Connor                     1 year Lincoln College            Farm machinery operator. share

Agriculture, Biosecurity                                                                       milker, Adventure Tourism

Land Info. Trade & Export

Hon Stuart Nash                               LLM, MSc in Forestry             Director of Strategic

Tourism; Economic &                         Science Management             Development at AUT

Regional Develop.; Small

Business; Forestry

Hon Kris Faafoi                                 Dip. Broadcasting                   Political Commentator, Press

Justice, Immigration                                                                           Sec. to Labour politicians

Broadcasting & Media

Hon Peeni Henare                             Unknown                                 Unknown        

Defence; Whanau Ora

Hon  Michael Wood                          Attended University of            Menswear retail, Workers' Union

Transport, Workplace                         Auckland                                 Negotiator, Habitat for Humanity

Relations & Safety                                                                              Advisor

Hon Kiri Allan                                    LLB                                         Internship with Helen Clark, lawyer,

Conservation, Emergency                                                                  business consultant, & Board director


Hon Dr David Clark                           Theology, Philosophy             Presbyterian Minister

Commerce & Consumer                     degrees,& PhD in German

Affairs; Digital Economy &;

Comms, SOE

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall                     Dunedin Medical School,       Infectious diseases doctor

Food Safety, Seniors                          London School  of Hygiene

Food Safety; Seniors                          and Tropical Medicine




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