Minister for Food Safety Jo Goodhew represents the Rangitata electorate, a rural region in the South Island of New Zealand. She has held this seat since 2005. In the New Zealand Parliament Mrs Goodhew has previously served as Minister of Women’s Affairs, Minister for Senior Citizens, Associate Minister of Health and Junior Government Whip. Mrs Goodhew has held the food safety portfolio since the start of the current parliamentary term in October 2014.