New Zealand families ought to have warmer, healthier and more affordable good-quality housing.
At the moment, too many families are living in inadequate housing – homes which are cold, damp, and expensive to buy. We’re making changes to improve the quality of existing houses, and we’re working on measures to make affordable housing available to more New Zealanders.
There is no quick fix, but we are making some good progress. Watch my latest video where I explain some of the ways we’re improving housing in New Zealand.
Prime Minister John Key has today announced Rotorua MP Todd McClay
will be appointed as a new Minister outside Cabinet, following the
resignation of Peter Dunne.
Mr McClay was elected into Parliament in 2008 and was made the Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Committee last year.
“Mr McClay will be the new Revenue Minister and Associate Health Minister,” Mr Key says.
“The role of Associate Conservation Minister will be discontinued and those responsibilities will be assumed by the lead Minister – Dr Nick Smith.”
“I look forward to welcoming Mr McClay to the Executive. He has proven himself to be a valuable member of the National Party Caucus over the past four-and-a-half-years,” Mr Key says.
Mr McClay will be sworn in at Parliament at 9am tomorrow by the Governor-General.