Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)

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Ministry for Primary Industries
Manatū Ahu Matua
MPINZ-logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed 2012
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Pastoral House,
25 The Terrace,
Wellington
WELLINGTON 6011
Annual budget Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety
Total budget for 2017/18
Increase$991,899,000[1]
Agency executive
  • Martyn Dunne,
    Chief Executive and Director-General
Website www.mpi.govt.nz

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.

History[edit]

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] 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".[3]

Ministers[edit]

The Ministry serves 6 portfolios and 4 ministers.

OFFICEHOLDER PORTFOLIO(S) OTHER RESPONSIBILITY(IES)
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[edit]

Colour key
(for political parties)
 National  
No. Name Portrait Term of office Party
1 David Carter David Carter Senate of Poland 2015 01.JPG 14 December 2011 28 January 2013 Key
2 Nathan Guy Minister Nathan Guy - photo.jpg 28 January 2013 26 October 2017
English

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