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Hon Andrew Little

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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New Plymouth office

Phone: 06 757 5662
Email: labour.taranaki@parliament.govt.nz

21 Northgate, Strandon, New Plymouth

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8707
Email: a.little@ministers.govt.nz

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160


Latest from Hon Andrew Little

Hearing victims/survivors of crime

February 15, 2019

A new survey is allowing victims/survivors of crime to be heard, in their own words, about how our broken criminal justice system can be fixed, says Justice Minister Andrew Little.


Ngāti Rangitihi progress towards settlement

December 22, 2018

Ngāti Rangitihi and the Crown are one step closer to settling historical Treaty claims after an Agreement in Principle was signed in the Bay of Plenty today, said Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little.


Coroners Act amended for tikanga Māori and ethnic communities’ values

December 19, 2018

The Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament last night.

“The Bill will ensure tikanga Māori and other ethnic cultural beliefs are considered and respected by our coronial system,” said Justice Minister Andrew Little.


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