Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
Coat of arms of New Zealand.svg
Winston Peters, 2019.jpg
Incumbent
Winston Peters

since 26 October 2017
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toPrime Minister of New Zealand
AppointerGovernor-General of New Zealand
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation13 November 1954
First holderSir Keith Holyoake
Salary$334,734 (NZD)[1]
Websitewww.beehive.govt.nz

The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (Māori: Te Pirimia Tuarua o Aotearoa) is the second-most senior minister in the Government of New Zealand, although this seniority does not necessarily translate into power. The office was created as a ministerial portfolio in 1954. The officeholder usually deputises for the prime minister at official functions.

The current Deputy Prime Minister is Winston Peters, the Leader of New Zealand First.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of New Zealand[change | change source]

Key

  Labour   National   NZ First   Alliance

No. Name Portrait Term of office Prime Minister
1 Keith Holyoake Keith Holyoake (crop).jpg 13 November 1954 20 September 1957 Holland
2 Jack Marshall Jack Marshall, 1957.jpg 20 September 1957 12 December 1957 Holyoake
3 Jerry Skinner Jerry Skinner.jpg 12 December 1957 12 December 1960 Nash
(2) Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F011973-0020 cropped.jpg 12 December 1960 9 February 1972 Holyoake
4 Robert Muldoon Muldoon 26 June 1969.jpg 9 February 1972 8 December 1972 Marshall
5 Hugh Watt Hugh Watt.jpg 8 December 1972 1 September 1974 Kirk
6 Bob Tizard Bob Tizard, 1968.jpg 10 September 1974 12 December 1975 Rowling
7 Brian Talboys Brian Talboys, 1980.jpg 12 December 1975 4 March 1981 Muldoon
8 Duncan MacIntyre Duncan MacIntyre Greg Tate (crop).jpg 4 March 1981 15 March 1984
9 Jim McLay Jim McLay (cropped).jpg 15 March 1984 26 July 1984
10 Geoffrey Palmer Geoffrey Palmer.jpg 26 July 1984 8 August 1989 Lange
11 Helen Clark Helen Clark UNDP 2010.jpg 8 August 1989 2 November 1990 Palmer
Moore
12 Don McKinnon Don McKinnon (cropped).jpg 2 November 1990 16 December 1996 Bolger
13 Winston Peters Winston Peters, 2011.jpg 16 December 1996 14 August 1998
Shipley
14 Wyatt Creech Wyatt Creech.jpg 14 August 1998 10 December 1999
15 Jim Anderton Jim Anderton, 2010.jpg 10 December 1999 15 August 2002 Clark
16 Michael Cullen Michael Cullen, 2008.jpg 15 August 2002 19 November 2008
17 Bill English Prime Minister Bill English.jpg 19 November 2008 12 December 2016 Key
18 Paula Bennett Paula Bennett in 2018.png 12 December 2016 26 October 2017 English
(13) Winston Peters Winston Peters, 2019.jpg 26 October 2017 Incumbent Ardern

Living former Deputy Prime Ministers[change | change source]

As of September 2020, there are eight living former New Zealand Deputy Prime Ministers, as seen below. The most recent Deputy Prime Minister to die was Jim Anderton (served 1999–2002), on 7 January 2018, aged 79.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination 2017" (PDF). New Zealand Parliament. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. "Jim Anderton dies aged 79". newshub.co.nz. January 6, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.