Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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MBIE interim logo
|Formed||1 July 2012|
|Preceding agencies||Department of Labour
Department of Building and Housing (New Zealand)
Ministry of Science and Innovation
Ministry of Economic Development
|Headquarters||Stout Building, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Minister responsible||Hon Steven Joyce (and others)|
|Agency executive||David Smol, Chief executive|
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The Ministry is separated into eight groups. It describes the groups and their functions as:
Labour and Commercial Environment: Delivering policy advice aimed at ensuring a business environment that is safe, productive and fair, and supports the development of internationally competitive businesses and good employment outcomes.
Science, Skills and Innovation: Developing the skills system, the science and innovation system, and international connections to enhance New Zealand's prosperity and wellbeing. This group includes tourism and major events.
Infrastructure and Resource Markets: Ensuring an efficient infrastructure as part of a productive and internationally competitive business environment, including the built environment, and stewardship and management of Crown-owned resources and development of policy and technical advice/standards around building and housing policy.
Immigration: Managing immigration to New Zealand to enhance New Zealand’s social and economic outcomes.
Health and Safety: Providing a centre of excellence to operationalise regulation and compliance related to safety and fairness in businesses and workplaces.
Market Services: Providing a range of information, advice, and resolution services to businesses, workers and consumers to enable people to participate with confidence in markets.
Strategy and Governance: Supporting the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executives to determine the organisational strategy for MBIE and ensure effective governance.
Corporate Services: Delivering high quality and cost effective internal services with a commercial focus.
The Ministry manages a number of operational services, including:
- Companies Office, which also manages registers for motor vehicles traders, financial service providers, societies and trusts and personal property securities.
- Consumer Affairs, formerly the Ministry of Consumer Affairs
- Electricity Authority (NZ)
- Energy Safety
- Immigration New Zealand
- Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
- Major Events
- Insolvency and Trustee Service
- New Zealand Cycle Trail
- New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
- Radio Spectrum Management
- Social Housing Unit
The Ministry serves 14 portfolios, 15 Ministers and three Associate Ministers.
|The Right Honourable John Key||Minister of Tourism|
|Hon Bill English||Minister of Finance, Minister of Regulatory Reform|
|Hon Steven Joyce||Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Science and Innovation, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Minister for Small Business|
|Hon Judith Collins||Minister for ACC|
|Hon Paula Bennett||Associate Minister of Housing|
|Hon Nick Smith||Minister of Building and Construction, Minister of Housing|
|Hon Amy Adams||Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery|
|Hon Craig Foss||Minister of Commerce, Minister of Consumer Affairs|
|Hon Simon Bridges||Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Labour|
|Hon Nikki Kaye||Associate Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Michael Woodhouse||Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Todd McClay||Associate Minister of Tourism|
|Hon Tariana Turia||Associate Minister of Housing, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment|
The Ministry also works in support of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
- Joyce, Steven; Coleman, Jonathan (24 April 2012). "MBIE to proceed from 1 July" (Press release). New Zealand Government.
- "MBIE High Level Organisational Chart". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 17 July 2013.
- "List of Ministers supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment". Retrieved 29 January 2013.