Minister of Customs (New Zealand)

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Minister of Customs
Coat of arms of New Zealand.svg
Flag of New Zealand.svg
Jenny Salesa, 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Hon Jenny Salesa

since 20 September 2018
New Zealand Customs Service
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation1 January 1859
First holderWilliam Richmond
Salary$288,900[1]
Websitewww.beehive.govt.nz

The Minister of Customs in New Zealand is a cabinet position appointed by the Prime Minister to be in charge of matters of border control, international trade and travel and the collection of import duties and taxes to New Zealand.

The current minister is Jenny Salesa.

List of ministers[edit]

The following ministers have held the office of Minister of Customs.[2]

Key

  Independent   Liberal   Reform   United   Labour   National   NZ First   Alliance

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Prime Minister
1 William Richmond C William Richmond 1888.jpg 1 January 1859 25 February 1859 Stafford
2 Henry Sewell Henry Sewell, 1860 cropped.jpg 25 February 1859 26 April 1859
(1) William Richmond C William Richmond 1888.jpg 26 April 1859 12 July 1861
3 Reader Wood No image.png 12 July 1861 6 August 1862 Fox
4 Dillon Bell Francis Dillon Bell 1881.jpg 6 August 1862 21 August 1862 Domett
(3) Reader Wood No image.png 21 August 1862 24 November 1864
Whitaker
5 William Fitzherbert William Fitzherbert.jpg 24 November 1864 3 April 1865 Weld
6 John Richardson Painting Major Sir John Larkins Cheese Otago.jpg 3 April 1865 16 October 1865
7 James Crowe Richmond James Crowe Richmond 1860.jpg 24 August 1866 28 June 1869 Stafford
8 Julius Vogel Julius Vogel, ca 1870s.jpg 28 June 1869 8 January 1871 Fox
(2) Henry Sewell Henry Sewell, 1860 cropped.jpg 8 January 1871 30 October 1871
(8) Julius Vogel Julius Vogel, ca 1870s.jpg 30 October 1871 10 September 1872
9 Oswald Curtis Oswald Curtis.jpg 10 September 1872 11 October 1872 Stafford
10 John Bathgate John Bathgate by Samuel Calvert - Illustrated Australian News (1873).jpg 11 October 1872 26 October 1872 Waterhouse
11 William Hunter Reynolds William Hunter Reynolds.jpg 26 October 1872 15 February 1876
Fox
Vogel
Pollen
12 Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 15 February 1876 3 July 1876 Vogel
13 George McLean No image.png 4 July 1876 13 October 1877
Atkinson
14 George Grey George Grey, 1885.jpg 15 October 1877 12 January 1878 Grey
15 John Ballance John Ballance 1880.jpg 12 January 1878 12 July 1878
(14) George Grey George Grey, 1885.jpg 12 July 1878 8 October 1879
(12) Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 8 October 1879 10 March 1881 Hall
16 John Hall Sir John Hall, ca 1880.jpg 10 March 1881 21 April 1882
(12) Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 21 April 1882 16 August 1884 Whitaker
Atkinson
17 George Morris George Betham Morris.jpg 19 August 1884 28 August 1884 Stout
(13) George McLean No image.png 28 August 1884 3 September 1884 Atkinson
(8) Julius Vogel Julius Vogel, ca 1870s.jpg 3 September 1884 8 October 1887 Stout
18 George Fisher George Fisher, ca 1890s.jpg 8 October 1887 8 April 1889 Atkinson
(12) Harry Atkinson Sir Harry Albert Atkinson, ca 1885.jpg 8 April 1889 24 January 1891
(15) John Ballance John Ballance 1880.jpg 24 January 1891 27 April 1893† Ballance
19 Joseph Ward Joseph Ward c. 1906.jpg 1 May 1893 16 June 1896 Seddon
20 Richard Seddon Richard Seddon, 1906.jpg 16 June 1896 29 October 1900
21 Charles H. Mills Charles Houghton Mills.jpg 29 October 1900 6 August 1906
Hall-Jones
22 John A. Millar John Andrew Millar.jpg 6 August 1906 6 January 1909 Ward
23 Alexander Hogg Alexander Wilson Hogg, ca 1901(2).jpg 6 January 1909 17 June 1909
24 George Fowlds George Fowlds, ca 1910.jpg 17 June 1909 4 September 1911
25 Roderick McKenzie Roderick McKenzie 1900's.jpg 4 September 1911 28 March 1912
26 Josiah Hanan Josiah Alfred Hanan, ca 1908.jpg 28 March 1912 10 July 1912 Mackenzie
27 Francis Fisher Francis Fisher MP.jpg 10 July 1912 7 January 1915 Massey
28 William Herries William Herbert Herries, 1921.jpg 19 February 1915 12 August 1915
29 Arthur Myers Arthur Mielziener Myers Portrait.jpg 12 August 1915 22 August 1919
(28) William Herries William Herbert Herries, 1921.jpg 4 September 1919 7 February 1921
30 William Downie Stewart Jr William Downie Stewart.jpg 9 March 1921 10 December 1928
Bell
Coates
31 William Burgoyne Taverner William Burgoyne Taverner.jpg 10 December 1928 20 December 1929 Ward
32 James Donald James Donald, 1928.jpg 20 December 1929 28 May 1930
33 George Forbes George William Forbes.jpg 28 May 1930 22 September 1931 Forbes
(30) William Downie Stewart Jr William Downie Stewart.jpg 22 September 1931 28 January 1933
34 Gordon Coates Joseph Gordon Coates, 1931.jpg 28 January 1933 6 December 1935
35 Walter Nash Walter Nash (ca 1940s).jpg 6 December 1935 13 December 1949 Savage
Fraser
36 Charles Bowden No image.png 13 December 1949 26 November 1954 Holland
37 Dean Eyre No image.png 26 November 1954 23 March 1956
38 Eric Halstead No image.png 23 March 1956 12 December 1957
Holyoake
39 Ray Boord Ray Boord.jpg 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
40 Jack Marshall Jack Marshall, 1957.jpg 12 December 1960 24 January 1962 Holyoake
41 Norman Shelton No image.png 24 January 1962 12 December 1969
42 Lance Adams-Schneider Lance Adams-Schneider.jpg 12 December 1969 9 February 1972
43 George Gair George Gair.jpg 9 February 1972 8 December 1972 Marshall
44 Mick Connelly Mick Connelly.jpg 8 December 1972 13 March 1975 Kirk
Rowling
45 Roger Douglas Roger Douglas, 1965.jpg 13 March 1975 12 December 1975
46 Peter Wilkinson No image.png 12 December 1975 13 December 1978 Muldoon
47 Hugh Templeton Hugh Templeton.jpg 13 December 1978 15 June 1982
48 Keith Allen No image.png 15 June 1982 26 July 1984
49 Margaret Shields Margaret Shields DCNZM (cropped).jpg 26 July 1984 24 August 1987 Lange
50 Trevor de Cleene Trevor de Cleene, 1969.jpg 24 August 1987 14 December 1988
(49) Margaret Shields Margaret Shields DCNZM (cropped).jpg 14 December 1988 8 August 1989
51 Peter Neilson No image.png 8 August 1989 2 November 1990 Palmer
Moore
52 Wyatt Creech Wyatt Creech.jpg 2 November 1990 1 July 1993 Bolger
53 Murray McCully Murray McCully Estonia 2010 (cropped).jpg 1 July 1993 16 December 1996
54 Neil Kirton No image.png 16 December 1996 12 September 1997
55 Tuariki Delamere No image.png 12 September 1997 31 August 1998
Shipley
56 John Luxton John Luxton (cropped).jpg 31 August 1998 10 December 1999
57 Phillida Bunkle Phillida Bunkle cropped.jpg 10 December 1999 23 February 2001 Clark
- Jim Anderton
Acting Minister
Jim Anderton, 2010.jpg 23 February 2001 15 August 2002
58 Rick Barker Rick Barker.jpg 15 August 2002 19 October 2005
59 Nanaia Mahuta Nanaia Mahuta.jpg 19 October 2005 19 November 2008
60 Maurice Williamson Maurice Williamson at the NZ Open Source Awards, 2007.jpg 19 November 2008 1 May 2014 Key
61 Nicky Wagner Matai Street East opening 002.JPG 7 May 2014 2 May 2017
English
62 Tim Macindoe Tim Macindoe swearing in (cropped).jpg 2 May 2017 26 October 2017
63 Meka Whaitiri Meka Whaitiri crop.jpg 26 October 2017 30 August 2018 Ardern
64 Kris Faafoi Kris Faafoi 2.jpg 30 August 2018 27 June 2019
65 Jenny Salesa Jenny Salesa, 2017.jpg 27 June 2019 present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2016" (PDF). Parliament.nz. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 89–97.

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.