|Headquarters||Defence House, 15 Stout St,|
|Annual budget||Total budgets for 2019/20|
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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 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.
On 14 July 2020, the Ministry assumed responsibility for running the New Zealand Government's COVID-19 managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) programme. The last four MIQ facilities closed in June 2022.
- Chief Executive and Secretary (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
- Deputy Secretary – Immigration
- Deputy Secretary – Data, Digital and Insights
- Deputy Secretary – Building, Resources and Markets
- Deputy Secretary – Labour, Science and Enterprise
- Deputy Secretary – Te Waka Pūtahitanga
- Deputy Secretary – Te Whakatairanga Service Delivery
- Deputy Secretary – Ngā Pou o te Taumaru
- Head of Kānoa – Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Advisor to the Secretary
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
- Radio Spectrum Management
- Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF)
- Vision Mātauranga (indigenous knowledge policy)
- "MI": a secret intelligence unit focusing on immigration, intelligence and operational matters. MI drew criticism from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand for using tools from Israeli surveillance firm Cobwebs Technologies to scour the social media accounts of prospective immigrants.
|Accident Compensation Corporation||Crown entity|
|Accreditation Council||Crown entity|
|AgResearch Limited||Crown research institute|
|Building Practitioners Board||Statutory body|
|Callaghan Innovation||Crown entity|
|Chartered Professional Engineers Council||Statutory body|
|Commerce Commission||Independent Crown entity|
|Crown Infrastructure Partners Limited||Public Finance Act 1989 Schedule 4A non-listed company|
|Education New Zealand||Crown entity|
|Electrical Workers Registration Board||Statutory body|
|Electricity Authority||Independent Crown entity|
|Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority||Crown entity|
|Engineering Associates Registration Board||Statutory body|
|Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited||Crown research institute|
|External Reporting Board||Independent Crown entity|
|Financial Markets Authority||Crown entity|
|Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science Limited (GNS Science)||Crown research institute|
|Landcare Research New Zealand Limited (Manaaki Whenua)||Crown research institute|
|National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited (NIWA)||Crown research institute|
|New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited||Crown research institute|
|New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited (Scion)||Crown research institute|
|New Zealand Registered Architects Board||Statutory body|
|New Zealand Tourism Board||Crown entity|
|New Zealand Trade and Enterprise||Crown entity|
|New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (formerly New Zealand Venture Investment Fund)||Crown entity company|
|Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board||Statutory body|
|REANNZ (Research & Education Advanced Network NZ Ltd)||Crown entity|
|Takeovers Panel||Independent Crown entity|
|Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission||Crown entity|
|Tertiary Education Commission||Crown entity|
|WorkSafe New Zealand||Crown entity|
The Ministry serves 20 portfolios and 15 ministers.
|Hon Melissa Lee||Lead Minister (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Minister for Economic Development
|Associate Minister for ACC|
|Hon Nicola Willis||Minister for the Public Service|
|Hon Chris Bishop||Minister of Housing
Minister for Infrastructure
|Hon Simeon Brown||Minister for Energy
Minister for Auckland
|Hon Erica Stanford||Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Louise Upston||Minister for Social Development and Employment|
|Hon Judith Collins||Minister of Science, Innovation and Technology
Minister for Space
|Hon Matt Doocey||Minister for ACC
Minister for Tourism and Hospitality
|Hon Penny Simmonds||Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment|
|Hon Chris Penk||Minister for Building and Construction
Minister of Tourism
|Associate Minister of Immigration|
|Hon Andrew Bayly||Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Minister for Small Business and Manufacturing
|Hon Brooke van Velden||Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety|
|Hon Mark Mitchell||Minister for Emergency Management|
|Hon Shane Jones||Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Resources
|Associate Minister for Energy|
|Hon Casey Costello||Associate Minister of Immigration|
- "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Budget 2019. The Treasury.
- "Hon Barbara Edmonds". Beehive.govt.nz. New Zealand Government. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
- "Public Service Leaders | te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission".
- "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.
- "Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment". New Zealand Government.
- Joyce, Steven; Coleman, Jonathan (24 April 2012). "MBIE to proceed from 1 July" (Press release).
- "Pike River Mine Factsheet" (PDF). Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "HUD Factsheet 1 October 2018" (PDF). Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "Key facts and figures". Managed Isolation and Quarantine. New Zealand Government. 3 May 2022. Archived from the original on 12 July 2022. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
- "MIQ timeline | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment". www.mbie.govt.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
- "Final three MIQ facilities closed | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment". www.mbie.govt.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
- "About us: Senior leadership". MBIE. 14 June 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
"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.
- "MBIE expands intelligence spy unit MI beyond immigration". Radio New Zealand. 4 October 2023. Archived from the original on 3 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
- "Crown entities and statutory boards | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment". www.mbie.govt.nz. Retrieved 14 February 2023.
- "Our Ministers". Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Retrieved 17 June 2022.