New Zealand, Ministers of Agriculture

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The Minister of Agriculture is a ministerial portfolio in the government of New Zealand. It existed from 1889 until 2012, when the Ministry got merged into the larger Ministry of Primary Industries, and again from 2017 onwards as part of the Labour coalition government.

George Richardson was the first holder of the office, and David Carter of the New Zealand National Party was the last before the merge. In the end, there was no Associate Minister of Agriculture, although the position had existed in the past. Carter became the first Minister of Primary Industries. During the Sixth Labour Government, the Primary Industries portfolio was again split into four - Agriculture, Fisheries, Biosecurity and Forestry. The current Minister of Agriculture is Damien O'Connor.[1]

Holder of Office

Name Box Status
George RichardsonCreatedUnconnected
John McKenzieCreatedUnconnected
Thomas Young DuncanCreatedUnconnected
Robert McNabCreatedConnected
Joseph WardCreatedConnected
Thomas MackenzieCreatedConnected
William MasseyCreatedConnected
William MacDonaldCreatedConnected
William NosworthyCreatedConnected
Oswald HawkenCreatedConnected
George ForbesCreatedConnected
Alfred MurdochCreatedConnected?
David JonesCreatedUnconnected
Charles MacMillanCreatedConnected
Lee MartinCreatedConnected
Jim BarclayCreatedUnconnected
Ben RobertsCreatedUnconnected
Ted CullenCreatedUnconnected
Keith HolyoakeCreatedConnected
Sidney Walter SmithCreatedUnconnected
Jerry SkinnerCreatedConnected
William GillespieCreatedUnconnected
Thomas HaymanCreatedUnconnected
Brian TalboysCreatedConnected
Douglas CarterCreatedUnconnected
Colin MoyleCreatedUnconnected
Duncan MacIntyreCreatedConnected
Jim Sutton9 Feb 1990 - 2 Nov 1990, 10 Dec 1999 - 19 Oct 2005
John Falloon2 Nov 1990 - 29 Feb 1996
Lockwood Smith29 Feb 1996 - 26 Aug 1998
John Luxton26 Aug 1998 - 10 Dec 1999
Jim Anderton19 Oct 2005 - 19 Nov 2008
David Carter19 Nov 2008 - 14 Dec 2011
Damien O'Connor26 Oct 2017 - present


  1. Wikipedia:Minister_of_Agriculture_(New_Zealand)

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