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Prime Minister stands Minister aside

Published: Thu 30 Aug 2018 04:08 PM
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister
MP for Mt Albert
30 August 2018
PRESS RELEASE
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today accepted Meka Whaitiri’s offer to stand aside from her portfolios while an investigation is carried out into a staffing matter in her ministerial office.
Jacinda Ardern was advised of the staffing matter last night.
While the matter is being investigated Kris Faafoi will be the Acting Minister of Customs. Meka Whaitiri’s Associate Minister responsibilities will revert to the lead portfolio Ministers.
“Meka Whaitiri has told me she will be fully cooperating with the investigation, which will be thorough and conducted as quickly as possible,” said Jacinda Ardern.
Because of privacy concerns Jacinda Ardern and Meka Whaitiri will not comment further on this matter while Ministerial Services is carrying out the investigation.
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