|Minister of Forestry of New Zealand|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of New Zealand|
|Appointer||Governor-General of New Zealand|
|Term length||At His Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||1 May 1893|
|First holder||John McKenzie|
The Minister of Forestry is a ministerial portfolio in the government of New Zealand. The position was created in 1893 as Commissioner of Forests, being renamed Commissioner of State Forests in 1922 before finally having the title altered from Commissioner to Minister in 1949.
The present Minister is Stuart Nash.
The following ministers held the office of Minister of Forestry.
Liberal Reform United Labour National Progressive NZ First
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||Prime Minister|
|1||John McKenzie||1 May 1893||27 June 1900||Seddon|
|2||Thomas Young Duncan||2 July 1900||21 June 1906|
|No separate appointments|
|3||Thomas Mackenzie||6 January 1909||10 July 1912||Ward|
|4||Francis Bell||10 July 1912||21 February 1922||Massey|
|5||Heaton Rhodes||21 February 1922||18 January 1926|
|6||Oswald Hawken||18 January 1926||26 November 1928|
|7||Kenneth Williams||28 November 1928||10 December 1928|
|8||William Taverner||19 December 1928||28 May 1930||Ward|
|9||Alfred Ransom||28 May 1930||6 December 1935||Forbes|
|10||Frank Langstone||6 December 1935||21 December 1942||Savage|
|11||Jim Barclay||7 July 1943||18 October 1943|
|12||Jerry Skinner||12 April 1944||13 December 1949|
|13||Ernest Corbett||13 December 1949||26 November 1954||Holland|
|14||Sidney Walter Smith||26 November 1954||26 September 1957|
|15||Geoff Gerard||26 September 1957||12 December 1957|
|16||Eruera Tirikatene||12 December 1957||12 December 1960||Nash|
|(15)||Geoff Gerard||12 December 1960||12 December 1966||Holyoake|
|17||Duncan MacIntyre||12 December 1966||8 December 1972|
|18||Colin Moyle||8 December 1972||12 December 1975||Kirk|
|19||Venn Young||12 December 1975||11 December 1981||Muldoon|
|20||Jonathan Elworthy||11 December 1981||26 July 1984|
|21||Koro Wētere||26 July 1984||24 July 1987||Lange|
|22||Peter Tapsell||24 July 1987||9 February 1990|
|23||Jim Sutton||9 February 1990||2 November 1990|
|24||John Falloon||2 November 1990||16 December 1996||Bolger|
|25||Lockwood Smith||16 December 1996||31 August 1998|
|26||John Luxton||31 August 1998||10 December 1999|
|27||Pete Hodgson||10 December 1999||15 August 2002||Clark|
|(23)||Jim Sutton||15 August 2002||21 December 2004|
|28||Jim Anderton||21 December 2004||19 November 2008|
|29||David Carter||19 November 2008||14 December 2011||Key|
|2011–2017: No separate appointments|
|30||Shane Jones||26 October 2017||6 November 2020||Ardern|
|31||Stuart Nash||6 November 2020||present|
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