How we serve Aotearoa New Zealand

Our work touches on the daily lives of New Zealanders. We grow opportunities (Puāwai), act as a guardian and protect (Kaihāpai), and innovate and navigate towards a better future (Auaha).

Good jobs and safe workplaces

  • Employment rights, bargaining and dispute resolution.
  • Training and skills development.
  • Workplace practices, safety standards and injury compensation.
  • Migrant protection.

Safe and warm homes

  • Housing standards, registration of tradespeople, insurance dispute resolution.
  • Rental agreements, bond payments, tenancy dispute resolution.
  • Natural disaster support through temporary accommodation.
  • Construction sector practices and supply chains.

Supporting businesses to succeed

  • Foundational services, like registering businesses, intellectual property, and information.
  • Business development tools, support and funding.
  • Building digital capability, connections and partnerships.
  • Matching skills and protecting migrant workers.

Fair markets for consumers

  • Consumer awareness, safety campaigns and product recalls.
  • Monitoring markets and commercial systems.
  • Providing growth and protection through e-commerce.
  • Confronting poor practices.

Investing in our region and communities

  • Regional development projects, partnering and funding.
  • Industry transformation initiatives.
  • Māori economic development.
  • Infrastructure and tourism investment.

Connecting to the world

  • Connecting people, enabling visitors and tourism.
  • Attracting international talent and investment.
  • Protecting our border.
  • Supporting the international community, including refugees.

Lifting digital capability

  • Improving mobile and ultra-fast broadband connectivity.
  • Enabling New Zealanders to participate in the digital age.
  • Managing cyber threats. 
  • Spectrum management rights.

Research, science and technology

  • Investing in research, science and innovation.
  • Supporting mātauranga Māori.
  • Space research and utilisation.
  • Working with Crown research institutes.

Sustainable energy and environment

  • Alternative energy options and development. 
  • Natural resource use and sustainability. 
  • Climate change research and mitigation. 
  • Helping businesses understand their carbon footprint.

Government and wider systems

  • Advising Government and ministers.
  • Providing policy options, developing legislation.
  • Monitoring 12 Crown entities.
  • Managing regulatory systems.