When former Corrections Department boss Ray Smith moved to the top role at the Ministry for Primary Industries he was seen as a new broom. In nine months, Smith has refreshed strategy setting new goals around prosperity, sustainability, protection and visible leadership: 53 agreed actions are putting "meat on the bones." Smith sat down with Fran O'Sullivan at MPI's Wellington HQ to talk about his focus.

Herald: You said we should talk once you had your feet under the desk for at least six months at MPI. Give us an update?

Ray Smith:

People said to me "what's it like

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