Hon Kiritapu Allan
20 Mar 2021
The Honorable Kiritapu Allan is Minister of Conservation, Minister for Emergency Management, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Associate Minister for the Environment.
Serving in Parliament over the past three years, Kiri established the Eastern Bay Regional Leadership Group focused on regional growth and formed the East Coast Youth Advisory Council. She served as the Chair of the Labour Rural Caucus, the Deputy Chair of the Primary Productions Select Committee, a Member of the Finance and Expenditure and Epidemic Response Select Committees, and the Government Junior Whip. She is a member of Labour's Māori Caucus, Rainbow Caucus, and Women Caucus.
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, and was heavily involved in new kiwifruit developments on the East Coast.