Hon Andrew Little

Labour List MP

Minister of Justice, for Courts, and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Minister Responsible for the GCSB, NZSIS, and Pike River Re-entry

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From bake sales to the Beehive, Hon Andrew Little has devoted his whole life to advocating for New Zealanders.

Growing up in New Plymouth, Andrew organised a cake-stall fundraiser for hungry and homeless African children. After university, where he studied law and philosophy, Andrew headed the Victoria University Students’ Association and New Zealand Union of Students Associations where he marched for better access to affordable education.

After graduation Andrew became a lawyer with the Engineers Union, ensuring employers lived up to their employment obligations to treat their staff with dignity and respect. In 2000, he was appointed EPMU national secretary and led New Zealand’s largest private sector union for a decade.

Andrew entered Parliament in 2011 with a mission to leave behind a better country – a New Zealand where everyone has the opportunities he and his wife, Leigh, wish for their teenage son, Cam.

As Leader of the Opposition (2014 – 2017) Andrew stood alongside unions and workers to successfully end zero-hours contracts.

Andrew, Leigh and Cam live in Island Bay, Wellington, with Harry the dog.

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Parliamentary and Ministerial office in Wellington

Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160
NZ Phone: 04 817 8707
International phone: +64 4 817 8707
Ministerial email:


Electorate office based in New Plymouth

21 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth 4312
NZ Phone: 06 757 5662
International phone: +64 6 753 3211
Parliamentary email:

Latest from Hon Andrew Little

Nga hapū o Ngāpuhi, kōrero mai!

December 04, 2017

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little continues his Ngāpuhi listening tour throughout Te Tai Tokerau following the announcement of six more hui this weekend. 

Pike River Recovery Agency advice released

November 30, 2017

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has released advice on the establishment of the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa.

Teina Pora compensation adjustment

November 08, 2017

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the Government will provide Teina Pora with an inflation adjustment to his compensation for wrongful conviction and 20 years of imprisonment.

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