Government department strategies
Find Ministry for Primary Industries' strategies that are current and in operation as of 30 September 2019.
In January and March 2019, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released a list of our 'government department strategies' (GDS) as part of a request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). On 6 September 2019, MPI received a further request for a list of strategies to be published in the MPI 2018/19 Annual Report.
MPI has made a decision to publish on this website the original OIA responses along with an updated list of GDS for MPI up to 30 September 2019.
OIA responses released by MPI since January 2019 about GDS
Note, MPI has redacted the names of people from the documents to protect the privacy of natural persons.
- OIA18-0857: Released on 17 January 2019 relating to information on a current list of the GDS Index for the 2018 GDS Index in operation as at 30 June 2018 [PDF, 2.4 MB]
- OIA19-0099: Released on 15 March 2019 regarding information relating to the current and expired GDS as of 30 June 2018 [PDF, 3.4 MB]
List of current government department strategies (GDS)
Prosperity Sustainability Protection
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