Kupu whakataki a te kaihautū – Chief Executive’s foreword
Kei te tino harikoa au ki te whakatakoto atu i te pūrongo ā-tau a Hīkina Whakatutuki mō te tau 2018/19.
It gives me great pleasure to present the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) 2018/19 Annual Report.
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Kupu whakataki a te kaihautū
I te Whiringa-ā-nuku o te tau 2018, i whakahou mātou i tā mātou Tauākī Whāinga mō 2018–2022 hei whakaatu i ngā panonitanga ki tō tātou ahunga rautaki me te mōhiotanga whānui ki te oranga ōhanga. Kei tēnei pūrongo ko ētahi tino tauira o ā mātau mahi hei whakatinana i aua whāinga.
Kei te te whakamihi atu au ki ā mātau kaimahi māia, manawanui hoki ki Hīkina Whakatutuki e whai ana te oranga o tō tātou iwi me ō tātou hapori, ā, kua whakapau kaha i roto i te taiao ngā wero e puta mai ana. Āpiti atu ki ō tātou tira aroākapa, he tāngata e mahi ana ki muri e homaingia ana i te māramatanga, te mōhio me ngā ratonga e āhei ai tātou te urupare i runga i te tere me te māmā me te whakatau whaimōhio. He mea whakahirahira te kaupapa o te wairua ki te ahurea o Hīkina Whakatutuki, ā, i tino whakaatuhia i tēnei tau e tā tātou urupare ki te Parekura Whakarekereke nui o Ōtautahi. I tonoa ngā tāngata o Hīkina Whakatutuki kia urupare me te āhua whānui – ko te tere, te ngaio, me te ngākau aroha.
Ka tū tō mātou aronga kia Whakatipu i a Aotearoa mō te Katoa. E tautoko ana mātou i te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa ki te whakatipu i te ōhanga e whakamahia ana ngā pūkenga, mātauranga me te mahi o ngā tāngata, ō tātou rawa taiao, ā, ka whakamahia ngā moni tōpū ahumoni, ōkiko hoki kia whaihua, kia toitū hoki – kia whai painga te katoa.
I tēnei tau e whakatipu tonu ana mātou i ā mātou mahi hei urupare ki ngā whakaaro mātua a te Kāwanatanga. E arataki ana mātou i te arotake nui rawa o te pūnahahanga whakariterite hanga whare me te hangahanga i roto i te whakatipuranga. E kōrero tonu ana mātou, me te tautoko anō hoki, i te whakatinana o te whakahoutanga whānui a te Kāwanatanga i ngā ture mahi. Kua whakamahi mātou i ngā arotake ki ngā utu hikohiko me te tuku nama konihi kia whakarite e mahi ana mātou i ngā mahi katoa e taea ai e mātou ki te whakapai ake i te oranga o ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa. Waihoki neke atu i te kotahi miriona pane uruwhenua i hātepetia ai e mātou i tēnei tau, me te arotahi tonu ki te whakahāwini manene.
E pai ana te tūāhua o te ōhanga o Aotearoa ina whakatairitea ki ētahi atu motu. Heoi anō, e anganui ana tātou ki ngā wero kia pupuri i te whakatipu tika, te whakanui whaihuatanga mahi, ā, e pā ana ki te tohatoha i ngā hua o te tipu. E mōhio ana hoki mātou me whakarite ngā tōpūtanga katoa kia urutau ki te whānuitanga o ngā wero āhuarangi, hangarau, rāngai mahi hoki kei mua i a rātou aroaro.
Hei āwhina i ēnei ahumahi ki te urupare ki ēnei wero, kua tīmata mātou i te mahi ki ngā mahere whakaahua ahumahi, e āwhina ai i ngā pakihi ki ngā rāngai matua e whakatere i te wā e heke mai nei. I tautoko hoki mātou i te whakatūranga o te Tahua Moni Tōpū Hinonga hou e $300 miriona te uara, hei āwhina i ngā pakihi auaha kātahi anō ka tīmata kia whiwhi ki te moni tōpū, ā, kia kaua e wehe ki tāwāhi. Kei te whakarato tonu te Tuawhenua te whakahiki o ngā ōhanga ā-rohe. Ko ngā whakangao ki te pūtaiao me te auahatanga e whakatō mai ana i ngā kaiauaha ātea, ngā kaipūtaiao āhuarangi me ētahi atu tāngata me ngā hinonga whakaihiihi, tino whakahirahira ki Aotearoa.
He mea nui ā mātou mahi ki Hīkina Whakatutuki, ā, pērā hoki te āhuatanga o te whakamahi. Kei te whai āheinga mātou ki te ārahi me te whakaatu i te whakaharatau tino pai, kaua ko te whakariterite me te whakatinana kaupapa here anake, engari ka pēhea tātou e tāuteute, whiwhi me te whakangao ai ki ō tātou tāngata.
Ko te mea nui ko ngā tauoranga o ngā tāngata ko ō mātou uara. Kei te tino ngākau manawanui au ki ngā mātapono e ō tātou tāngata i tēnei tau e kōrero ai mō te mahi tahi, moemoeā, māia me to rātou kaha. Kei te whakatakoto ō tātou mātapono he aha ngā mea nui, ā, me pēhea tātou e mahi ai ki a tātou, tae atu ki ō tātou kiritaki me ō tātou hoa.
Carolyn Tremain | Kaihautū
Chief Executive's foreword
In October 2018 we released our Statement of Intent 2018–2022 to reflect changes to our strategic direction and a broader understanding of economic wellbeing. This report shows how we are delivering on those outcomes.
I want to thank our capable and committed team at MBIE, who make the wellbeing of people and our communities a priority, and have worked tirelessly in an often challenging environment. In addition to our frontline teams, we have people who work behind the scenes providing insight, information and services which enable us to respond with agility and make informed decisions. The concept of spirit of service is important to the culture of MBIE and was perhaps best demonstrated this year by our response to the Christchurch attacks. MBIE people were called upon to respond in a range of ways – quickly, professionally and with empathy.
Our purpose to Grow New Zealand for All remains the same. We support the New Zealand Government to grow an economy in which people’s skills, knowledge and labour, our natural resources, and our financial and physical capital are used in a productive and sustainable way – for everyone’s benefit.
This year we have continued to evolve our work to respond to the Government’s priorities. We are leading the largest review of the building and construction regulatory system in a generation. We continue to advise on and support the implementation of the Government’s wide-ranging reform of labour laws. We have undertaken reviews into electricity prices and predatory lending to ensure we do all we can to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders. And we facilitated over one million visa applications this year, while continuing to focus on migrant exploitation.
The New Zealand economy is well positioned in relation to many countries. However, we face challenges in maintaining sound growth, increasing labour productivity, and in relation to how the benefits of growth are shared. We also know that all organisations need to be ready to adapt to the range of climate, technology and work force challenges that are in front of them.
To help industries to respond to these challenges, we have initiated work on industry transformation plans, which will help businesses within key sectors navigate the future. We also supported the establishment of a new $300 million Venture Capital Fund, which will help innovative early-stage businesses to access capital without having to go offshore. The Provincial Growth Fund continues to provide a boost to regional economies, and investments in science and innovation are bringing space innovators, climate scientists and other exciting and critically important people and projects to New Zealand.
What we do at MBIE matters, and so does how we do it. We have an opportunity to lead and to demonstrate best practice not only in the way we regulate and implement policy, but in the way we employ, procure and invest in our people.
Crucial to making a difference to people’s lives will be our strong values. I am especially proud of the core set of values defined by our people this year that speak of collaboration, vision, courage and responsibility. Our values set out what is important and how we will behave not only towards each other, but with our customers and our partners.
Carolyn Tremain | Chief Executive