Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)
25 The Terrace,
|Annual budget||Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety
Total budget for 2017/18
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). In October 2017, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the Ministry would be dissolved back into its former structure in order to have better focus on the individual sectors of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, rather than having them clustered within one "mega ministry".
The Ministry serves 6 portfolios and 4 ministers.
|Hon Damien O'Connor||Lead Minister (Ministry for Primary Industries)
Minister of Agriculture
Minister for Biosecurity
Minister for Food Safety
Minister for Rural Communities
|Hon Stuart Nash||Minister of Fisheries|
|Hon Shane Jones||Minister of Forestry|
|Hon Meka Whaitiri||Associate Minister of Agriculture|
List of Ministers for Primary Industries
(for political parties)
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of office||Party|
|1||David Carter||14 December 2011||28 January 2013||Key|
|2||Nathan Guy||28 January 2013||26 October 2017|
- "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2017. The Treasury.
- Carter, David (6 March 2012). "MAF to become Ministry for Primary Industries" (Press release). New Zealand Government.
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