Roles and responsibilities

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the government’s lead business-facing agency.  Our purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

We deliver policy, advice, regulation and services that have a real impact on New Zealand businesses and the environment they operate in.

Our role is to:

We are responsible for:

Government Centre for Dispute Resolution (GCDR)

Disputes are damaging, expensive, and time consuming for individuals, communities, organisations, government, and the economy.

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Regulatory systems programme

MBIE has extensive regulatory stewardship responsibilities, covering about 140 statutes. Based on these regulatory responsibilities, MBIE has identified 16 regulatory systems for which it has a stewardship role. A regulatory system comprises the rules (e.g. statutes and regulations), institutions, and practices which combine to achieve a given set of behaviours or outcomes.

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