The New Zealand Aid Programme is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development agency. NZAID is division of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Previously a semi-autonomous body, it was reintegrated back into the Ministry as the International Development Group following a restructure in 2009. Its MÄori name is Nga Hoe Tuputupu-mai-tawhiti â€“ the paddles that bring growth from afar. The Head of the New Zealand Aid Programme is Amanda Ellis, an economist specializing in international trade and development. Ms Ellis is responsible directly to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully.