New Zealand transport minister's civil aviation authority responsibilities transferred

24 May, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agreed (24-May-2018) to transfer Transport Minister Phil Twyford's responsibilities for the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. The decision follows an admission by Mr Twyford that he made a phone call on a domestic flight after the aircraft doors had shut in preparation for take off. [more - original PR]