The Public Service business sector organisations support Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy to ensure it continues to develop and thrive.

Tā te rāngai pakihi mahiWhat the business sector does

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment leads the Public Service business sector. It works to grow a strong economy where our skills and time are used together with our natural and financial resources.

Inland Revenue collects 80% of the Crown’s revenue, manages the nation’s tax system, and provides advice on employing staff and managing KiwiSaver. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is the Government’s international business development organisation and provides support to exporters. Land Information New Zealand manages international investment, working across land, sea, data and regulatory areas. The Commerce Commission enforces fair trading and ensures New Zealand’s markets are competitive, while WorkSafe helps businesses to reduce accidents at work, supporting people to return home healthy and safe.

The Ministry of Primary Industries provides policy advice to support the development of New Zealand’s primary industries and plays a key role in helping New Zealand’s primary products gain access to international markets. Callaghan Institute empowers innovators by partnering with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation, research and development services, and Tourism New Zealand helps New Zealand businesses to flourish by marketing our country as a tourist destination.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority provides co-investment and support for businesses that have committed to decarbonisation, and helps them make smart economic decisions to meet carbon reduction goals.

The Public Service business sector understands that growing, maintaining and protecting a strong economy improves New Zealanders’ wellbeing.

Ngā kaimahi o te rāngai pakihiWho works in the business sector

The business sector employs a wide range of people, including:

  • experts in particular areas, for example, tourism
  • researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists and investment managers
  • data analysts and system designers
  • marketing and communications staff
  • agricultural scientists, food inspectors and people working in regulatory compliance and monitoring.

Ngā painga o te rāngai pakihi mō AotearoaHow the business sector benefits New Zealand

Business growth is good for New Zealand’s economy. Our business sector wants people to succeed and it does this by connecting people and businesses, helping them to find solutions and investment opportunities.

By encouraging businesses to build capability and relationships, and providing tailored advice, the sector encourages innovation and helps those businesses to grow. This leads to new jobs, overseas opportunities and a boosted economy, as well as a good reputation for New Zealand businesses.

Ngā whakahaere rāngai pakihiBusiness sector organisations

These are the main Public Service organisations that support Aotearoa New Zealand’s business sector.

  • Callaghan Innovation

    Callaghan Innovation is a Crown agent that partners with businesses of all sizes, providing innovation, research and development services. It empowers innovators by:

    • connecting people, opportunities and networks
    • providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes
    • granting co-funding.

    Its engineers and scientists work closely with Public Service partners, Crown Research Institutes and other organisations to enhance how New Zealand’s innovation environment operates.

    Sectors

    Business

    Chair

    Hon Pete Hodgson, Chair

    Website

    callaghaninnovation.govt.nz

  • Te Tari Tiaki Pūngao | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

    EECA (the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) is a Crown agent that encourages, promotes and supports energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable sources of energy. EECA addresses New Zealand’s energy-related emissions (around 40% of New Zealand’s total) through co-funding, regulation and motivating people. EECA receives some of its funding from levies collected from the road transport fuel, electricity and gas sectors.

    Sectors

    Business

    Environment

    Chair

    Elena Trout, Chair

    Website

    eeca.govt.nz

  • Te Tari Taake | Inland Revenue Department

    Inland Revenue helps improve New Zealanders’ economic and social wellbeing by collecting taxes that support our society’s infrastructure. It works to make it faster and easier for people to pay their taxes and receive their entitlements. Inland Revenue collects and disburses social support programme payments and provides the Public Service with policy advice.

    Sectors

    Business

    Social

    Leader

    Peter Mersi, Kaikōmihana o Te Tari Taake | Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Chief Executive

    Current Public Service Leaders

    Leadership groups

    Public Service Leadership Team

    Website

    ird.govt.nz

  • Toitū Te Whenua | Land Information New Zealand

    Land Information New Zealand is the lead organisation for property and location information, Public Service property and managing overseas investment. Its responsibilities include managing survey systems and topographic information, working across land, sea, data and regulatory areas. It helps guarantee the property rights of people in New Zealand by running the survey and title system.

    Sectors

    Business

    Environment

    Leader

    Gaye Searancke, Te Tumu Whakarae mō Toitū Te Whenua | Secretary for Land Information and Chief Executive

    Current Public Service Leaders

    Leadership groups

    Public Service Leadership Team

    Development Boards

    Website

    linz.govt.nz

  • Manatū Ahu Matua | Ministry for Primary Industries

    The Ministry for Primary Industries manages and regulates the farming, fishing, food, animal welfare, biosecurity and forestry sectors of New Zealand's primary industries. It helps ensure the food we produce is safe, increases sustainable resource use and protects New Zealand from biological risk.

    Sectors

    Border

    Business

    Environment

    International and trade

    Leader

    Ray Smith, Te Tumu Whakarae mō ngā Ahumahi Matua | Director-General of Primary Industries and Chief Executive

    Current Public Service Leaders

    Leadership groups

    Public Service Leadership Team

    Website

    mpi.govt.nz

  • Hīkina Whakatutuki | Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment works to grow Aotearoa New Zealand for all. It includes service providers, policy makers, investors and regulators. It engages with diverse communities, businesses and regions. Its work touches on the daily lives of New Zealanders. It’s focus is to grow opportunities (Puāwai), guard and protect (Kaihāpai) and innovate and navigate towards a better future (Auaha).

    Sectors

    Border

    Business

    Housing

    International and trade

    Leader

    Carolyn Tremain, Te Tumu Whakarae mō Hīkina Whakatutuki | Secretary for Business, Innovation, and Employment and Chief Executive

    Current Public Service Leaders

    Leadership groups

    Public Service Leadership Team

    Website

    mbie.govt.nz

  • Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

    New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is a Crown Agent and is the New Zealand Public Service’s international business development organisation. It works with food producers, Māori land trusts and iwi, technology startups, service providers and manufacturers. NZTE also works with investors in New Zealand and overseas to provide investment that enables exporters to develop their businesses. NZTE support helps develop a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy for the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

    Sectors 

    Chair 

    Jennifer Kerr, Chair 

    Leadership groups 

    Public Service Leadership Team 

    Website 

    nzte.govt.nz 

  • Manaakitanga Aotearoa | Tourism New Zealand (New Zealand Tourism Board)

    Tourism New Zealand is the Crown Agent responsible for marketing Aotearoa New Zealand as a visitor destination. To ensure tourism gives back more than it takes, we take a sophisticated approach to targeting high-quality visitors in priority markets, markets to get the best value and return on investment. High-quality visitors are defined by more than their contribution to the economy – it is about how they contribute more widely to Aotearoa including their scope of activities, how they travel across seasons and regions, their environmental consciousness and engagement with our local culture and communities. 

    Sectors 

    Chair 

    Jamie Tuuta, Chair 

    Website 

    tourismnewzealand.com 

  • Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa | WorkSafe New Zealand

    WorkSafe is a Crown agent and is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator. Its work ensures workplaces are appropriately managing health and safety, which helps New Zealanders return safely home from work. It works to improve workforce capability in health and safety, and influence attitudes and behaviours that will improve health and safety risk management.

    Sectors

    Business

    Chair

    Ross Wilson, Chair

    Website

    worksafe.govt.nz