Ardern reshuffles Woods to housing czar; no demotion for Twyford

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 27 Jun 2019

By Pattrick Smellie June 27 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made Megan Woods her new housing minister in a bid to cauterise the political damage done by Phil Twyford’s leadership of the struggling KiwiBuild programme. Twyford remains in charge of urban development. Kris Faafoi, widely expected to move from a minister outside Cabinet to one inside also picks up an associate housing role, in a reshuffle today, creating a three-minister team that will become responsible for delivering the government’s housing programme....

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