Our Organisation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI ) is focused on growing and protecting New Zealand.  MPI works right across the sector from primary producers through to retailers and consumers.

Key functions include:

  • Providing policy advice and programmes that support the sustainable development of New Zealand's primary industries
  • Being the Government's principal adviser on fisheries and aquaculture management
  • Providing "whole of system" leadership of New Zealand's biosecurity system
  • Managing forestry assets for the Crown
  • Providing or purchasing services to maintain the effective management of New Zealand's fisheries
  • Ensure food safety standards for consumers of New Zealand food
The Ministry for Primary Industries was launched on 30 April 2012.   Read more
MPI's Senior Leadership Team has the role of overseeing the ministry’s strategic direction... Read more
Major strategic priorities in support of the Government’s strategic aim of improving the economy... Read more
Key annual reports and publications... Read more


Last Updated: 19 July 2013

Contact MPI

for general enquiries phone

0800 00 83 33