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Nathan Guy is the MP for Otaki and the Minister for Primary Industries and Racing.

Nathan entered Parliament as a list MP in 2005 and has been Junior and Senior Whip prior to becoming a Minister in 2009. Nathan won the Otaki Electorate seat in 2008 and has continued to grow his majority through hard work and being a strong voice for Horowhenua and Kapiti in Government.

Since 2009 he has been the Minister of Internal Affairs, Immigration and Veteran Affairs, as well as the Associate Minister of Justice and Transport. He has now been Minister for Primary Industries and Racing for over three years.

Nathan had an extensive political career before entering Parliament, previously serving eight years on the Horowhenua District Council. He also has a background in agriculture, having managed the family dairy and beef farm and receiving a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study beef exports to the United States.

Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife Erica and 3 primary school aged children, and keeping fit.

He has completed several marathons with the highlight being the 2015 New York Marathon, where he ran the 42km in 3 hours and 56 minutes.


Otaki Electorate

The two districts that make up the Otaki Electorate are quite distinct. The northern district of Horowhenua contains rich farmland centred on the township of Levin, and encompasses the Foxton and Waitarere communities. The southern Kapiti Coast district includes Paraparaumu, Waikanae together with the electorate’s heart, bustling shoppers’ destination, Otaki.

The history of the Otaki region is a rich combination of Maori culture, early colonial settlements and the ongoing development of an extensive farming sector. It is within commuting distance of the Capital, Wellington and Palmerston North. The Electorate is known for abundant agricultural and horticultural development, a growing manufacturing sector and a comparatively high population of over 65s.

Latest news by Hon Nathan Guy

Construction on next stage of Central Plains Water begins

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the official start of construction on Stage 2 of Central Plains Water, which could have economic benefits of up to $374 million....

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Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise”

It’s great to be here tonight celebrating two important milestones for the Orange Roughy fishery. The first is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for several key orange roughy fisheries,...

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Mussel breeding research pays off

A major breakthrough in breeding mussels commercially has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “The first harvest of high-value greenshell mussels from a purpose-built hatchery means the...

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