New Zealand Space Policy Review

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Submissions due: 31 October 2022, 11:59pm

MBIE is seeking feedback on your interests in space and the values and objectives that underpin New Zealand’s space policies.

How your feedback will be used

Your feedback will be collated into a summary of feedback report. This will assist the New Zealand government to create or amend space policies and to look at:

  • Creating a National Space Policy: a document which outlines New Zealand’s values and objectives on space, including for our international partners.
  • Articulating New Zealand's broad interests on space across multiple activities and engagements: including at United Nations fora and with international space and security partners.
  • Developing future space strategies, policies and regulatory changes: including adjusting our policies and regulations to meet advancements in space technology.
  • Further engagement on space policy with the New Zealand public: including on any key areas of interest identified through the consultation.
  • Considering whether any legislative changes are required to the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017.

MBIE has commissioned PublicVoice to produce a summary of feedback report on the space policy review consultation. PublicVoice will collate all submissions, and other feedback received through the course of the consultation.

The summary of feedback report will be available on this website in due course.

Consultation document

We encourage you to look through the consultation document before making your submission. The New Zealand Space Policy Review Consultation document outlines:

  • The role of government: The New Zealand government’s role in space policy development.
  • Values: New Zealand values which are reflected through our space activities and engagements.
  • Interests: The range of cross-cutting interests that the New Zealand government has in space; including economic, national security, regulatory, international and environmental interests.
  • Policy objectives: Existing policy objectives which reflect the government’s interests in space.

Public consultation meetings

Five public meetings are set to take place – in Mahia, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and online. Registration is now open through the links below:

If your plans change and you wish to cancel your registration, please email with the subject line “Cancel registration”.

Separate aerospace consultation

The government is also consulting on an Aerospace Strategy which sets out a vision and goals to grow the wider aerospace sector (which includes space and advanced aviation) in New Zealand.

Have your say: Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy

How to make a submission

You can make a submission either through the:

Please only fill out one of these submission methods: the same questions are asked in both.

If you have any questions about the submissions process, please direct these to using the subject line “Process questions”.

Last updated: 15 September 2022