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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.

Contact Hon Andrew Little

New Plymouth office

Phone: 06 757 5662
Email: andrew.little@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

Andrew Little enters Pike River portal

April 19, 2018

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little, and Pike Family representatives Anna Osborne and Sonya Rockhouse have entered the Pike River Mine portal.


Minister welcomes Whakatohea report

April 17, 2018

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal’s report on the Whakatōhea mandate.


Privacy Bill to protect and promote privacy risks

April 11, 2018

A Bill introduced by Justice Minister Hon Andrew Little to replace New Zealand’s Privacy Act has had its first reading.


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