Working here

MPI staff are dedicated to providing the best analysis, policy advice, regulation, and service delivery related to agriculture, forestry, food safety, fisheries and aquaculture management, rural affairs, and biosecurity.


What we do

Learn more about the work we do and the diverse range of careers on offer.

Our values

Our values are important to all of us across MPI.

Staff benefits

From your first day here, MPI offers you numerous wellness initiatives and benefits, a range of opportunities for career development, and choices in union representation.

Your induction

New staff attend MPI's induction programme - Waharoa ki te Manatū Ahu Matua. This translates as 'Gateway to the Ministry for Primary Industries'.

This programme is based in Wellington and will help you:

  • connect with your new colleagues
  • learn about MPI
  • meet many of the other great people who already work here.

You'll be supported to start navigating systems and processes that will help build your capability as a public servant in New Zealand.

Waharoa ki te Manatū Ahu Matua information [PDF, 1.6 MB]

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