Justice Ministers

Hon Andrew Little

Hon Andrew Little

  • Minister of Justice
  • Minister for Courts
  • Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Andrew Little grew up in New Plymouth. At university, he studied law and philosophy and headed the Victoria University Students’ Association and New Zealand Union of Students Associations.

After graduation Mr Little became a lawyer with the Engineers Union. In 2000, he was appointed EPMU national secretary and led New Zealand’s largest private sector union for a decade. He entered Parliament in 2011 and was Leader of the Opposition (2014 – 2017).

Mr Little is committed to defending the rights of working New Zealanders. He and his partner and children live in Island Bay, Wellington.

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Hon Aupito Su’a William Sio

Hon Aupito Su’a William Sio

  • Associate Minister of Justice
  • Associate Minister for Courts

Aupito William Sio arrived in New Zealand as a child when his parents migrated from Samoa in 1969. He has been a City Councillor in Auckland for the Otara ward, and the first Pacific Deputy Mayor for Manukau City. In 2008 he became the Member of Parliament for Mangere.

Aupito William is a strong advocate for the Pacific people and he has been very vocal about climate change and its effect on the Pacific Ocean nations.

He and his partner have four adult children.

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Hon Kelvin Davis

Hon Kelvin Davis

  • Minister for Crown/Maori Relations

Ngāpuhi

Born and raised in the Bay of Islands, Mr Davis studied at Auckland College of Education. He taught at Koru School in Mangere, Bay of Islands Intermediate School, before becoming principal of Karetu School, and later principal of Kaitaia Intermediate School from 2001 to 2007.

In the 2008 general election Mr Davis stood for Labour in Te Tai Tokerau and entered Parliament on the party list. Following his election, Mr Davis became Labour's corrections spokesperson. On 1 August 2017, he was appointed as the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.

He lives in Kaitaia and he cares deeply about Northland and its issues.

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Jan Logie

Jan Logie

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues)

Jan Logie was born in Invercargill and graduated from the University of Otago with a degree in politics, and served as Women's Coordinator for the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations.

She has previously worked for Women's Refuge and the Hutt Valley Youth Health. She has also has a been a volunteer for Youthline, HELP Sexual Abuse Crisis Line, Wellington Rape Crisis Board and others.

Ms Logie was elected to Parliament on the Green Party list in 2011. In Parliament she has been a champion for people and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.

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