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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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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

Family Justice reforms experts announced

August 17, 2018

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the full line up of the ‘Expert Reference Group’ to support the Independent Panel examining the 2014 family justice reforms.

“I asked for highly qualified and experienced people because it’s critical that the panel is supported by relevant experts,” says Andrew Little.


Ngāti Rangi Settlement Bill passes first reading

August 09, 2018

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon Andrew Little, welcomed Ngāti Rangi to Parliament today to witness their Treaty settlement Bill pass its first reading.


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