Kris Faafoi has become the first Tokelau Labour MP to be appointed as Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media. The portfolios remain outside of Cabinet.
This comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern accepted the resignation this afternoon of embattled Labour MP for Dunedin South Clare Curran who resigned from her Ministerial role.
Curran took personal leave from parliament yesterday, after fumbling answers about the use of her personal Gmail account for government business.
Faafoi also holds the portfolios for Civil Defence, Commerce and Consumer Affairs and is the Associate Minister of Immigration.
The Minister is the MP for the Mana electorate in Wellington and is a former reporter for TVNZ and BBC.
Hon Kris Faafoi new Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media. Photo/ PMN.