Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
|Headquarters||Defence House, 15 Stout St,|
|Annual budget||Total budgets for 2019/20|
Vote Business, Science and Innovation
Vote Building and Construction
Vote Labour Market
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE; Māori: Hīkina Whakatutuki) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with "delivering policy, services, advice and regulation" which contribute to New Zealand's economic productivity and business growth.
Formed on 1 July 2012, MBIE is a merger of the Department of Building and Housing (DBH), the Department of Labour (DoL), the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), and the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI).
In October 2018, the newly-created Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assumed several of MBIE's housing and social policy, funding and regulatory functions including the KiwiBuild programme, the Community Housing Regulatory Authority, and administration of funding for the HomeStart, Welcome Home Loans, the legacy Social Housing Fund and Community Group Housing programmes.
- Chief Executive (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
- Deputy Chief Executive – Immigration
- Deputy Chief Executive – Corporate Governance and Information
- Deputy Chief Executive – Building, Resources and Markets
- Deputy Chief Executive – Labour, Science and Enterprise
- Deputy Chief Executive – Market Services
- Chief Financial Officer
- Head of the Office of the Chief Executive
The Ministry manages a number of operational services, including:
- Companies Office, which also manages registers for:
- motor-vehicle traders
- financial-service providers
- societies and trusts
- personal-property securities
- Consumer Affairs (formerly the Ministry of Consumer Affairs)
- Electricity Authority
- Electrical Workers Registration Board
- Employment New Zealand
- Government procurement 
- Immigration New Zealand
- Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
- Major events
- Māori Economic Development, including partnership with the independent Māori Economic Development Panel and partnering in He kai kei aku ringa (HKKAR – providing the food you need with your own hands) – the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan
- Insolvency and Trustee Service
- Natural Hazards Research Platform (NHRP)
- New Zealand Cycle Trail
- New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
- New Zealand Space Agency
- Pike River Recovery Agency
- Radio Spectrum Management
- Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF)
- Vision Mātauranga (indigenous knowledge policy)
The Ministry serves 18 portfolios and 14 ministers.
|Hon Stuart Nash||Lead Minister (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Minister for Economic and Regional Development
Minister for Small Business
Minister of Tourism
|Hon Grant Robertson||Minister for Infrastucture|
|Hon Dr Megan Woods||Minister of Energy and Resources
Minister of Housing
Minister of Research, Science and Innovation
|Hon Chris Hipkins||Minister for COVID-19 Response
Minister for the Public Service
|Hon Carmel Sepuloni||Minister for ACC
Minister for Social Development and Employment
|Hon Poto Williams||Minister for Building and Construction|
|Hon Kris Faafoi||Minister for Broadcasting and Media
Minister of Immigration
|Hon Peeni Henare||Associate Minister of Tourism|
|Hon Willie Jackson||Minister for Māori Development||Associate Minister for ACC|
|Hon Michael Wood||Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety|
|Hon Dr David Clark||Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Minister for Digital Economy and Communications
|Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall||Associate Minister of Research, Science and Innovation|
|Hon Phil Twyford||Associate Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan||Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment|
- "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2019. The Treasury.
- "Hon Stuart Nash". Beehive.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
- "Immigration New Zealand". MBIE. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "About us". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 12 April 2017. Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
- "Pike River Mine Factsheet" (PDF). Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment". New Zealand Government.
- Joyce, Steven; Coleman, Jonathan (24 April 2012). "MBIE to proceed from 1 July" (Press release).
- "HUD Factsheet 1 October 2018" (PDF). Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "About us: Senior leadership". MBIE. 27 April 2016.
"About us". 23 March 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
MBIE's Government Procurement branch [...] is responsible for improving procurement results across government [...].
"Government welcomes Māori forestry collective announcement". Scoop. Scoop. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Te Puni Kokiri (TPK) welcomed the announcement of Te Taitokerau Maori Forestry Collective Incorporated's Action Plan to 2020 launched today at the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (HKKAR) Regional Hui in Kerikeri.
"Māori Economic Development". Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
In 2011, the Ministers for Economic Development and Māori Affairs established an independent Māori Economic Development Panel, tasked with developing a Māori Economic Strategy and Action Plan. [...] He kai kei aku ringa (providing the food you need with your own hands), the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan was subsequently released in 2012. [...] He kai kei aku ringa focuses on boosting Māori economic performance, and is being implemented through a Crown Māori Economic Growth Partnership. [...] The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) is the lead public sector agency responsible for coordinating the public sector’s role in the partnership. MBIE also works with the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board to carry out this role.
- "NHRP – Natural Hazards Research Platform". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
NHRP – Natural Hazards Research Platform[:] A multi-party research platform funded by MBIE dedicated to increasing New Zealand's resilience to Natural Hazards via high quality collaborative research.
"Strategic Science Investment Fund". mbie.govt.nz. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
Budget 2016 brings a number of investments into a single new Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF). [...] The fund will provide a mechanism for MBIE to initiate, evaluate and compare for effectiveness a range of different strategic science investments.
"Unlocking Māori potential". www.mbie.govt.nz. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
The Vision Mātauranga policy unlocks the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people. [...] The former Ministry of Research, Science and Technology (MoRST) developed this Vision Mātauranga policy. It remains the guiding policy for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
- "Our Ministers". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Retrieved 12 November 2020.