Hon Kris Faafoi was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010, following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC. He is Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Government Digital Services, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, as well as the Associate Housing Minister (public housing).
As the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, he’s committed to consumers getting a fair deal. He aims to keep the wheels of commerce moving smoothly and supporting honest business to thrive in order to help grow our economy, jobs, wages and opportunities for New Zealanders.
As Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Kris is committed to bridging the digital divide to allow consumers and business to benefit from technology, and to ensuring New Zealand culture is reflected in broadcasting.
As Associate Housing Minister (public housing), Kris recognises the opportunity he had growing up in a state house – and will continue the work the Government has started because he wants every New Zealander to have a warm, dry home.
Kris lives in Porirua with his partner Mae and has three sons.