|2nd Minister for Primary Industries|
28 January 2013 – 26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||John Key|
|Preceded by||David Carter|
|Succeeded by||Portfolio Disestablished|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Darren Hughes|
|Born||1970 (age 48–49)|
Guy is a farmer from near Levin. He has been involved in various agricultural sector trusts and councils, and studied farming at Massey University. He served eight years on the Horowhenua District Council from 1998 to 2005.
Guy's father, grandfather, and great-great-grandfather all had political careers. Guy's great-great-grandfather, Duncan Guy, was a member of the Napier Borough Council; his grandfather (also named Duncan Guy) was chairman of the Horowhenua County Council; his father, Malcolm Guy, also served as chairman of the Horowhenua County Council and was the first mayor of the Horowhenua District from 1989 to 1995. His maternal great-grandfather, Fred Nathan, was Mayor of Palmerston North from 1923–1927.
Guy's great-grandfather was chairman of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company when the last spike was driven on the company's line at Otaihanga, an event re-created on 19 February 2011 when Guy drove the last spike at the new Waikanae Railway Station opening ceremony.
Member of ParliamentEdit
|New Zealand Parliament|
In the 2005 election, Guy was a candidate for the National Party, standing in the Ōtaki electorate and being ranked 39th on the party list. He narrowly lost the election to Labour's Darren Hughes, by a margin of 1.00% or 382 votes. He entered Parliament as a list MP.
In the 2008 election he was again the candidate for Ōtaki, this time defeating Hughes by 1,354 votes. He increased his majority to 5,231 votes at the 2011 general election, and again at the 2014 general election to 7,782. He was re-elected MP for Ōtaki for the forth time in 2017.
On 15 June 2009, Guy was selected as the new Minister of Internal Affairs, the National Library of New Zealand and other posts previously held by Richard Worth, who had resigned after allegations of sexual harassment.
On 14 December 2011, following the 2011 New Zealand general election, Guy was sworn in as the Minister of Immigration, Racing, Veterans' Affairs and Associate Minister for Primary Industries. Later that term, in January 2013, he was promoted to the role of Minister for Primary Industries. He held this position throughout the remainder of the Fifth National Government.
As of March 2018[update], he is the National Party's spokesperson for Agriculture, Biosecurity and Food Safety.
In 2005, Guy voted for the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill 2005, which would have amended the Marriage Act to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Guy, Nathan (24 May 2017). "Dad gave me the motivation to take up politics". Kapiti News. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Galloway, Jill (25 May 2017). "Horowhenua politician, farmer and community man greatly missed". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Guy, Nathan (17 November 2005). "Maiden Speech". Hansard. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- Horowhenua District Council (22 May 2017). "Council pays tribute to Malcolm Guy". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
- "1920s". Palmerston North City Council. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- Kay Blundell (21 February 2011). "Protesters in force as rail opens". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "2005 election results – Otaki". 2005.electionresults.govt.nz. 2005. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- "Official Count Results – Otaki (2008)". 2008.electionresults.govt.nz. Chief Electoral Office.[permanent dead link]
- "Official Count Results – Ōtaki 2011". Electionresults.govt.nz.
- "Official Count Results – Ōtaki". Electionresults.govt.nz. 2014.
- "Nathan Guy appointed as a Minister". Fairfax New Zealand. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2009.
- "Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill – First Reading". New Zealand Parliament. 7 December 2005. Archived from the original on 29 February 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- "How our MPs voted on gay marriage". Manawatu Standard. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- Nathan Guy MP official site
- Profile at National party
- Profile at New Zealand Parliament
- Releases and speeches at Beehive.govt.nz
|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Ōtaki
| Minister of Internal Affairs
| Minister Responsible for the National Library|
| Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand|
| Minister for Primary Industries