Department of Building and Housing

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Department of Building and Housing
Te Tari Kaupapa Whare
Agency overview
Dissolved 2012
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Building and housing sector in New Zealand
Headquarters Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
41°17′7.48″S 174°46′35.87″E / 41.2854111°S 174.7766306°E / -41.2854111; 174.7766306
Ministers responsible
Agency executive

The Department of Building and Housing (Te Tari Kaupapa Whare in Māori), previously the Ministry of Housing, was a government agency within the New Zealand government. The Chief executive is Katrina Bach. The Department of Building and Housing is responsible to the Minister for Building and Construction (Hon. Maurice Williamson), and the Minister of Housing (Hon. Phil Heatley).[1]

In March 2012 Prime Minister John Key announced that the Department of Building and Housing would be integrated into a new Ministry comprising the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour, Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Department of Building and Housing.[2] The new Ministry began operating on 1 July 2012.[3]

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  1. ^ "Ministerial List for Announcement on 17 November 2008" (PDF). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Hartevelt, John (15 March 2012). "Key announces new super ministry". Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ One News (15 March 2012). "New 'super' ministry announced by John Key". Television New Zealand. Retrieved 12 December 2013.