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Dear Mr Luke


Thank you for your email of 6 March 2019 in which you asked three questions about board nominations and appointments managed by the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department).


My response to each question is below.


  1. A list of the boards that the Department oversees can be found at www.dia.govt.nz/About-Internal-Affairs---Ministers-and-governance---Crown-Entities-Bodies-and-Trusts. The boards are listed by responsible Minister.


  1. Applications and nominations can be received during calls for nominations issued by the relevant portfolio Minister. These are generally open for two to three weeks. As candidates need to complete a nomination form for each appointments round, prior applications and nominations cannot be considered in subsequent nomination rounds. The Department can, however, receive expressions of interest at any time. In these cases, potential candidates must identify which board(s) they would like to be considered for. The Department will then provide a nomination form to complete once the call for nominations is issued. Expressions of interest can be sent to the Ministerial Advice team at [email address].


  1. The Department runs several appointment processes each year. Upcoming governance positions are notified on different websites depending on the nature of the board, and the skills and experience sought. I would suggest you send an expression of interest to the Ministerial Advice team outlining which board(s) you would like to be considered for.


Thank you again for writing.


Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  
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