It's understood the service will be headquartered in Rotorua - one of the first government departments to ever be based outside the three biggest cities.
New Zealand First MP Shane Jones will be the Minister of Forestry.
My question is will Shane Jones move to Rotorua?
Given that politician like living in upscale cities, and Rotorua crime is pretty outrageous, I'm guessing he'll set up most high-paid jobs in Wellington or Auckland.
It would be refreshing if a politician, in particular a New Zealand First politician, took the high road and committed to growing Rotorua by moving there, but my expectations are low.
"Every day for the past two and half years, there have been an average of four victims of theft in Rotorua.
At least twice a day a car is broken into or stolen, three and a half unlawful break-ins occur, and one person is assaulted - every single day.
The figures come from the most in-depth look at crime data ever undertaken in New Zealand, led by Herald Insights.
These figures are what police call 'victimisations', meaning the number of individual victims. Some incidents, for example assault, may have more than one victim."