New Zealand, Ministers of Justice

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The Minister of Justice (in Māori: Tāhū o te Ture) is a minister in the government of New Zealand. The minister has responsibility for the formulation of justice policy and for the administration of law courts.

The current Minister of Justice is Andrew Little. The previous Minister of Justice, Amy Adams, a member of the National Party, resigned from her ministerial positions on 26 October 2017, following a change in government, with the Labour Party taking charge, following the 2017 general election. [1]

Holder of Office

Name Box Status
Henry SewellCreatedUnconnected
John BathgateCreatedConnected
Maurice O'RorkeCreatedConnected
Charles BowenCreatedConnected
John SheehanCreatedUnconnected
William RollestonCreatedConnected
Thomas DickCreatedUnconnected
Edward ConollyCreatedConnected
Joseph ToleCreatedConnected
Thomas FergusCreatedConnected
William RussellCreatedConnected
William Pember ReevesCreatedConnected
Alfred CadmanCreatedConnected
William Hall-JonesCreatedConnected
Thomas ThompsonCreatedConnected
James McGowanCreatedConnected
John FindlayCreatedUnconnected
Josiah HananCreatedConnected
Alexander HerdmanCreatedConnected
Robert McNabCreatedConnected
Thomas WilfordCreatedUnconnected
Gordon CoatesCreatedUnconnected
Ernest LeeCreatedConnected
Francis BellCreatedConnected
James ParrCreatedConnected
Frank RollestonCreatedConnected
William Downie Stewart Jr.CreatedConnected
Thomas SideyCreatedConnected
John CobbeCreatedUnconnected
Rex MasonCreatedConnected
Clifton WebbCreatedConnected
Jack MarshallCreatedConnected
Ralph HananCreatedConnected
Dan RiddifordCreatedConnected
Roy JackCreatedConnected
Martyn FinlayCreatedConnected
David ThomsonCreatedConnected
Jim McLayCreatedUnconnected
Geoffrey Palmer?26 July 1984 - 4 August 1989
Bill Jeffries?4 August 1989 - 2 November 1990
Doug Graham?2 November 1990 - 1 February 1999
Tony Ryall?1 February 1999 - 5 December 1999
Phil Goff?5 December 1999 - 19 October 2005
Mark Burton?19 October 2005 - 31 October 2007
Annette King?31 October 2007 - 19 November 2008
Simon Power?19 November 2008 - 12 December 2011
Judith Collins?12 December 2011 - 30 August 2014
Amy Adams?30 August 2014 - 26 October 2017
Andrew Little?26 October 2017 - 6 November 2020
Kris Faafoi?6 November 2020 - Incumbent



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