Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)

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Ministry for Primary Industries
Manatū Ahu Matua
MPINZ-logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed2012
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionNew Zealand
HeadquartersCharles Fergusson Building,
34-38 Bowen Street,
Pipitea
Wellington
WELLINGTON 6011
Annual budgetTotal budgets for 2019/20[1]
Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety
Decrease$848,779,000
Vote Forestry
Increase$277,099,000
Agency executive
  • Ray Smith,
    Chief Executive and Director-General
Websitewww.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. In December 2017, Agriculture, Food Safety and Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor announced that the Ministry of Primary Industries would be reorganised into four entities: Fisheries New Zealand, Forestry New Zealand, Biosecurity New Zealand and New Zealand Food Safety, existing within the one ministry.[2]

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).[3]

Ministers[edit]

The Ministry serves 6 portfolios and 3 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

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary Tables for the Estimates of Appropriations 2019/20 - Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2019. The Treasury.
  2. ^ https://pro.newsroom.co.nz/articles/2333-o-connor-keeps-mpi-as-one-ministry-but-with-4-entities
  3. ^ Carter, David (6 March 2012). "MAF to become Ministry for Primary Industries" (Press release). New Zealand Government.

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