Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)
|Māori: Manatū Ahu Matua|
|Formed||30 April 2012|
|Annual budget||Total budgets for 2019/20|
Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety
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.
The Ministry serves 6 portfolios, 4 ministers, an associate minister and a parliamentary under-secretary.
|Hon Damien O'Connor||Lead Minister (Ministry for Primary Industries)
Minister of Agriculture
Minister for Biosecurity
Minister for Rural Communities
|Hon Stuart Nash||Minister of Forestry|
|Hon David Parker||Minister for Oceans and Fisheries|
|Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall||Minister for Food Safety|
|Hon Meka Whaitiri||Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare)|
|Rino Tirikatene||Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries|
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|
- Biosecurity in New Zealand
- Public sector organisations in New Zealand
- Regulation of animal research in New Zealand
- "Summary Tables for the Estimates of Appropriations 2019/20 - Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2019. The Treasury.
- Carter, David (6 March 2012). "MAF to become Ministry for Primary Industries" (Press release). New Zealand Government.
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