Legislation

Legal Responsibilities

The Ministerial portfolios of Agriculture, Forestry, Biosecurity, Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture are responsible for a large number of statutory and regulatory processes arising from wide-ranging legislation. Many of these processes involve a high degree of delegated authority to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), due to MPI's technical, scientific and necessarily apolitical nature.

Legislation administered by MPI as at 1 June 2014 is listed below. Full texts are available at the New Zealand Legislation website.

Public Acts

  • Airports (Cost Recovery of Processing of International Travellers) Act 2014
  • Animal Control Products Ltd Act 1991
  • Agricultural and Pastoral Societies Act 1908
  • Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997
  • Animal Products Act 1999
  • Animal Products (Ancillary and Transitional Provisions) Act 1999
  • Animal Welfare Act 1999
  • Apple and Pear Industry Restructuring Act Repeal Act 2001
  • Aquaculture Reform (Repeals and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004
  • Biosecurity Act 1993
  • Biosecurity (Border Processing -  Trade Single Window) Amendment Act 2014
  • Commodity Levies Act 1990
  • Driftnet Prohibition Act 1991
  • Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001
  • Fisheries Acts 1983 and 1996
  • Fisheries (Quota Operations Validation) Act 1997
  • Food Acts 1981 and 2014
  • Forestry Encouragement Act 1962
  • Forestry Rights Registration Act 1983
  • Forests Act 1949
  • Forests (West Coast Accord) Act 2000
  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (relevant to MPI in respect of new organisms under section 97A)
  • Hop Industry Restructuring Act 2003
  • Irrigation Schemes Act 1990
  • Kiwifruit Industry Restructuring Act 1999
  • Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004
  • Māori Fisheries Act 2004
  • Meat Board Act 2004
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Restructuring) Act 1995
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1997
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1998
  • National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012
  • New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Act 1987
  • Plants Act 1970
  • Pork Industry Board Act 1997
  • Primary Products Marketing Act 1953
  • Public Works Act 1981 (Part XIX - Irrigation)
  • Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture Act 1953
  • Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre (Wairarapa) Act 1969
  • Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992
  • Veterinarians Act 2005
  • Walking Access Act 2008
  • Wine Act 2003
  • Wool Industry Restructuring Act 2003

In addition to these Public Acts, the Ministry administers a significant number of Regulations related to them.

Private Acts

  • Auckland Agricultural Pastoral and Industrial Shows Board Act 1972
  • Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Act 1982
  • Clevedon Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Act 1994
  • Kumeu District Agricultural and Horticultural Society Act 1991
  • Marlborough Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Act 1974
  • Telford Farm Training Institute Act 1963
  • Tokoroa Agricultural and Pastoral Association Empowering Act 1968
  • United Wheatgrowers Act 1936
  • Waikato Show Trust Act 1965

 

 

Last Updated: 23 September 2014

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