Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)

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Ministry for Primary Industries
Manatū Ahu Matua
Agency overview
Formed 2012
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Pastoral House,
25 The Terrace,
Annual budget Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety
Total budget for 2016/17
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Martyn Dunne,
    Chief Executive and Director-General

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) (Māori: Manatū Ahu Matua) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing and regulating the farming, fishing, food, animal welfare, biosecurity, and forestry sectors of New Zealand's primary industries.

Formed in April 2012, MPI is a merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish), and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA).[2]


The Department serves 2 portfolios and 3 ministers.

Hon Nathan Guy Lead Minister (Ministry for Primary Industries)
Minister for Primary Industries
Hon Louise Upston Associate Lead Minister (Ministry for Primary Industries) Associate Minister for Primary Industries
Hon David Bennett Minister for Food Safety

List of Ministers for Primary Industries[edit]

# Name PM served Took office Left office Party Notes
1 David Carter Key 19 November 2011 28 January 2013 National
2 Nathan Guy Key, English 28 January 2013 Incumbent National

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2016. The Treasury. 
  2. ^ Carter, David (6 March 2012). "MAF to become Ministry for Primary Industries" (Press release). New Zealand Government. 

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