Judith Collins has resigned, effective immediately.
Her resignation was for her ministerial roles, but she will continue to be the MP for Papakura and stand in this election.
Here is a timeline of her career so far:
: Elected to Parliament representing East Auckland seat of Clevedon.
2008: Elected MP for Papakura following electorate boundary changes.
National becomes the government and Collins becomes Minister of Police, Corrections and Veterans' Affairs.
Image 1 of 20 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 02: New National Party Social Affairs spokeswoman Judith Collins photographed in Parliament, Wellington New Zealan Image 2 of 20 Image 3 of 20 Image 4 of 20 MP Judith Collins claps during the Prime Minister John Key's speech at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau during the launch of the National Party e Image 5 of 20 Image 6 of 20 Hon Judith Collins MP arrives at the 64th Pakistan Independence day celebration, Auckland Girls Grammar. 23 August 2014 Herald on Sunday photograph by Image 7 of 20 National Party MP and Justice Minister Judith Collins speaks to New Zealand Herald reporter Simon Collins outside Fishpond, an online sales business i Image 8 of 20 MP Judith Collins, Paula Bennett congratulated the Prime Minister John Key after his speech at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau during the launch Image 9 of 20 Hon Judith Collins MP, Pakistan High Commissioner, Her Excellency Zehra Akbariarrives, Hon David Cunliffe MP and Hon Phil Goff MP at the 64th Pakistan Image 10 of 20 Hon Judith Collins MP arrives at the 64th Pakistan Independence day celebration, Auckland Girls Grammar. 23 August 2014 Herald on Sunday photograph by Image 11 of 20 Image 12 of 20 Image 13 of 20 Justice Minister Judith Collins during her stand-up press conference where she revealed she had dinner with the head of Oravida while in China last ye Image 14 of 20 Image tweeted by Judith Collins on July 5th with Jamie Lee Ross at the Joseph Parker boxing match. Caption: 2.5 thousand people at the boxing tonight. Image 15 of 20 Image 16 of 20 Image 17 of 20 National Party MP Judith Collins talks on her cell phone during the National Party Northern Convention held at the Waipuna Convention Centre. 03 May 2 Image 18 of 20 Image 19 of 20 Image 20 of 20 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 30: Former National Party MP Judith Collins (C) makes a statement to media following her resignation on August 30, 201
: Collins announces 600 extra frontline police and introduces legislation to crush the cars of boy racers.
2009: Oversees a nationwide rollout of tasers.
2010: Re-introduced private management into the prison system.
2011: Stubbs out smoking in prisons.
2011: A significant privacy breach occurs at the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) following the accidental release of 6700 claimants details to claimant Bronwyn Pullar.
2011: Rises to fifth-ranked MP becoming the most powerful woman in Parliament.
Appointed Minister of Justice, Accident Compensation Corporation and Ethnic Affairs.
December 2012: Pans report by retired Canadian Supreme Court Judge Ian Binnie who backed compensation for David Bain. Leads to High Court action by Bain camp seeking a review of Collins' actions.
2013: Engages in twitter spat with Labour leader David Cunliffe after he calls her a trout.
March 2014: Accused of a conflict of interest after an overseas trip where she endorses milk produced by Oravida of which her husband is a director. Calls for her resgination but she escapes with apology.
August 2014: Dirty Politics released revealing Collins had passed private information about a public servant on to right-wing blogger Cameron Slater. Prime Minister places Collins on notice.
2014: Resigns from Cabinet today following email leaks alleging she had undermined the head of the Serious Fraud Office.