The union for MPI

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"Stronger Together"

We have over 1,100 members throughout NZ, in most areas and departments of MPI.

The union works at three levels –

  • Individual member support and advice including disciplinary matters
  • Workplace issues affecting a number of members in a workplace or department
  • National issues affecting all members

Collective Agreement

We have a Collective Agreement with MPI which provides for a strong and comprehensive set of employment terms and conditions. The Agreement is re-negotiated on a regular basis so we can negotiate pay and seek to improve your conditions.

Support for members

The union is supported by dozens of workplace delegates who are member volunteers. There are also a number of national delegates who get more involved in union matters (see below tabs below).

To support members and delegates there are PSA union organisers (officials) throughout NZ.


Email the PSA MPI national organiser here


Border -

Auckland – Rotational Team: Chantelle Hurst

Auckland – ITB: Stephen Andrews

Christchurch: Andrew "Duggy" Dugmore

Wellington: Richard McGuire

Small Ports: Stuart Hart (Nelson) / Christa Miller (Queenstown) shared

 Compliance -

Fisheries Officers – Chris Hearfield (Auckland) / Garreth Jay (Dunedin) shared

Animal Welfare Officer – Kevin Brynes (Timaru

National Office: Dave Nendick (Plants Food and Environment), Monique Williams (Response)

Labs: Diane Anderson (Christchurch), Gervais Lawrie (Wallaceville) (shared)

Support Officers: VACANT


Under 35: Kristy Calvert (Wellington Border)

Women: Laure Michon (Auckland Dog Handlers)


National Health and Safety Committee - Louize Beniston (Border, Auckland)

Gender Pay Gap / Equal Pay - Monique Williams (Readiness and Response, Wellington 

GSR pay system changes - Gervais Lawrie (Labs, Wellington)