18 May 2020
Tania Te Whenua
[FYI request #12643 email]
Tēnā koe Tania
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
I refer to your official information request of 18 April 2020 for:
In the past three years:
How many Maori women (and what percentage of the total number of nominations/appointments):
- were nominated for statutory appointments; and
- were successful y appointed; and
- what were those successful appointments?
We are able to respond to your request with the number of wāhine Māori we have nominated for state sector
board and committee roles through our own Nominations Service. We do not hold this data for all of the state
sector or for other nominating agencies.
Over the last three years, the Ministry for Women’s Nominations Service nominated:
wāhine Māori for 70 state sector board and committee roles in 2017
wāhine Māori for 103 state sector board and committee roles in 2018
wāhine Māori for 270 state sector board and committee roles in 2019
Based on the data that we hold, we found that 11 nominations were successful y appointed to state sector boards
The state sector boards and committees that wāhine Māori nominated by the Ministry for Women have been
appointed to include:
Fire and Emergency NZ
Waikato Conservation Board
NZ Trade and Enterprise
Auckland District Health Board
Waikato District Health Board
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board
Callaghan Innovation Board.
These nominations and appointments are only based on the data that the Ministry for Women’s Nominations
team holds. There will be other wāhine Māori that are nominated by nominating agencies to state sector boards
and committees. Based on the information that the Ministry for Women gathers for its annual stocktake of
women’s representation on state sector boards, as of 31 December 2019, wāhine Māori hold 284 state sector
Official Information Act responses
Please note that this response, with your personal details redacted, may be published on the Ministry’s website. If
you have any concerns or comments related to this, please let us know by emailing
[email address], within two weeks of the date of this letter.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how
to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.
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