- Publish Date
- Monday, 5 September 2016, 1:48PM
Cabinet minister Nikki Kaye has breast cancer and will take leave from work for treatment.
Prime Minister John Key said Kaye was diagnosed on Friday.
"I have spoken with Nikki and assure her she has the full support of her colleagues and I as she deals with this difficult diagnosis."
Kaye is aged 36 and has been an MP since 2008.
She is the MP for Auckland Central and held the portfolios of Civil Defence, ACC, Youth Affairs and Associate Education.
Nikki shared the news via her Facebook page: