Legislation

MPI is responsible for administering legislation that covers a wide range of sectors including, agriculture, forestry, biosecurity, fisheries, food, and aquaculture. This page lists the legislation MPI administers as at 6 May 2016.


Public Acts

Ministers have delegated authority to MPI for many of the processes covered by these Acts due to our technical, scientific, and politically neutral expertise.

  • Agricultural and Pastoral Societies Act 1908
  • Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997
  • Airports (Cost Recovery of Processing of International Travellers) Act 2014
  • Animal Control Products Limited Act 1991
  • Animal Products Act 1999
  • Animal Welfare Act 1999
  • Biosecurity Act 1993
  • Commodity Levies Act 1990
  • Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001
  • Driftnet Prohibition Act 1991
  • Forestry Encouragement Act 1962
  • Fisheries Act 1983
  • Fisheries Act 1996
  • Food Act 2014
  • Forestry Act 1949
  • Forestry Rights Registration Act 1983
  • Forests (West Coast Accord) Act 2000
  • Hop Industry Restructuring Act 2003
  • Irrigation Schemes Act 1990
  • Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Act 2014
  • Kiwifruit Industry Restructuring Act 1999
  • Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004
  • Maori Fisheries Act 2004
  • Marine Farming Act 1971
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1995
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1997
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1998
  • Meat Board Act 2004
  • National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012
  • NZ Horticulture Export Authority Act 1987
  • Plants Act 1970
  • Pork Industry Board Act 1997
  • Primary Products Marketing Act 1953
  • Public Works Act 1981 (Part XIX)
  • Royal NZ 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

Private Acts

In addition to the public Acts, the Ministry administers a significant number of regulations related to the management of them within New Zealand.

  • 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

 

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