23 November 2008

New Zealand has a new Minister of Transport

Recently elected New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has appointed new list Member of Parliament Steven Joyce to be New Zealand Minister of Transport. Joyce took office on 19 November 2008 and replaces Annette King (now Deputy Leader of the Opposition), Harry Duynhoven and Judith Tizard. The latter two lost their seats in Parliament in the 2008 election.

The NZ Herald carried a profile of Joyce on 5 September 2008. He is a zoology and economics major with a business background, most recently as CEO of Jasons Travel Media and General Manager of the National Party.

In a new innovation there is now also a Minister of Infrastructure, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

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