23 July 2021
Mr John Luke
[FYI request #15746 email]
Tēnā koe Mr Luke
Thank you for your email of 11 June 2021 to Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for children,
requesting the following information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):
I would like to request a list of vacancy (ministerial appointment only, e.g. board
member, Lay member, Trustee etc) that the nomination period has been closed but
stil under consideration by the Oranga Tamariki or relevant Minister.
In your list, can you please included the date that vacancy been advertised, what
method you have used to publicly advertise the position and when the vacancy been
closed as wel .
Also, I would like to know if you have any future opening in 2021. e.g. the position that
wil call for nomination in the year of 2021.
General y speaking, how you publicly cal for nomination and what platform you are
using to ensure the public awareness of your state sector board vacancy. If you don’t
publicly advertise it, can you please let me know how you make the decision not to
and what’s your rationale behind it?
The part of your request related to Ministerial appointments made by the Minister for
Children has been transferred to my Office.
Please note I have no advertised vacancies for appointments to Boards and other
entities for which I am responsible, nor do I intend to publicly advertise such vacancies
in the remainder of 2021.
Information on the requirements and processes for considering appointments (and
reappointments) made by Ministers, or the Governor-General on the advice of a
Minister, can be found at the following link on the website of the Department of Prime
Minister and Cabinet The appointments process | Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet (DPMC). On the webpage there is also a link to the Public Service
Commission (PSC) website where further information can be found on the
While a Minister is not required to consult publicly when seeking nominations for
appointments to a Board, all but minor public appointments made by a Minister, or by
the Governor-General on the advice of a Minister, should first be considered by the
Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee.
You may also be interested in information about the selection and appointment
process for the Ministerial Advisory Board can be found in my Cabinet paper, which is
publicly available at following link on the Oranga Tamariki website Cabinet-paper-
If you wish to discuss this response, please feel free to contact my office at
[email address]. If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the
right to ask an Ombudsman to review this decision. Information about this is available
at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or by contacting them on 0800 802 602.
Nāku iti noa, nā
Hon Kelvin Davis
Minister for Children