Hon Kris Faafoi

MP for Mana

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, and Government Digital Services

Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing)

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Hon Kris Faafoi was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010, following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC. He is now the Minister for Civil Defence, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, and Customs, as well as the Associate Immigration Minister.

In the area of Civil Defence, Kris has a strong vision for ensuring that both government and communities are prepared to look after each other in the event of a local or national emergency.

As the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, he’s committed to ensuring the wheels of commerce move smoothly and that New Zealand capitalises on every advantage it can to grow our economy, jobs wages and opportunities.

Kris lives in Porirua with his partner Mae and has three sons.

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Mana electorate office

Phone: 04 237 9842 or 0800 626 267

First Floor, 6 Hartham Place South, Porirua

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8720

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Latest from Hon Kris Faafoi

Tourism fund for infrastructure and conservation

August 28, 2017

Labour will establish a Tourism and Conservation Infrastructure Fund that will invest $75m a year into supporting the vital tourism economy, says Labour’s Tourism spokesperson Kris Faafoi.

“This will be funded by a $25 levy on international visitors.

National should take Members’ Bills seriously

November 03, 2016

National has conceded that it is wasting the time of Parliament and taxpayer’s money by supporting Labour amendments to the Statutes Amendment Bill, Labour’s Tourism spokesman Kris Faafoi said today. 

“Our amendment essentially will enact Nuk Korako’s ‘Lost Luggage’ Members Bill and will save the time of Parliament having to fully debate a piece of legislation that should never have been in the Members’ ballot in the first place.

Lost luggage law shows National’s lost the plot

August 11, 2016

The Government has proven it can’t address the big issues facing the tourism industry by allowing a Members Bill on lost luggage to be a priority, Labour’s Tourism spokesman Kris Faafoi said.

“Nuk Korako’s Bill drawn from the Members’ Ballot is a joke. It makes a mockery of John Key’s claim that, ‘We’re a Government that’s focussed on the issues that matter.

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