Michael Woodhouse promoted within his party
Dunedin-based National list MP and senior Government Whip Michael Woodhouse has been promoted within his party.
Mr Woodhouse will be a minister outside Cabinet with responsibility for the Immigration and Veterans' Affairs portfolios.
The reshuffle, announced today, means an end to Mr Woodhouse's time as Whip.
He told 9 Local News today he would resign from that position to devote more time to his new portfolio.