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Cab­i­net Min­is­ter Nikki Kaye has taken leave from her min­is­te­rial du­ties to un­dergo breast can­cer treat­ment. In a state­ment, Kaye said the news was ‘‘dev­as­tat­ing’’. ‘‘On Fri­day I was told that I have breast can­cer. It was dev­as­tat­ing news for me and my fam­ily,’’ the 36-year-old said. ‘‘I feel so lucky to have such an amaz­ing fam­ily and group of friends who are giv­ing me buck­ets of love and have been so strong help­ing me work through this. I also want to ac­knowl­edge the PM who has been hugely car­ing and sup­port­ive,’’ Kaye said. Kaye is the Min­is­ter for ACC, Civil

De­fence and Youth, but her port­fo­lios have been distributed across other min­is­ters while she fo­cused on her treat­ment, Prime Min­is­ter John Key con­firmed.

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