Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Hikina Whakatutuki
MBIE-logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed 2012
Preceding agencies
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Defence House, 15 Stout St,
Wellington
WELLINGTON 6011
Annual budget Total budgets for 2016/17[1]
Vote Business, Science and Innovation
$2,208,611,000
Vote Building and Housing
$346,768,000
Vote Labour Market
$1,696,291,000
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • David Smol
    Chief Executive
Website mbie.govt.nz
The MBIE head office on Stout Street, Wellington (the former Defence House)

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) (Māori: Hikina 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.[2]

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).[3]

Structure[edit]

Senior Leadership[4]

  • 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

Operational functions[edit]

The Ministry manages a number of operational services, including:[2]

  • Business.govt.nz
  • Companies Office, which also manages registers for:
  • Consumer Affairs (formerly the Ministry of Consumer Affairs)
  • Electricity Authority
  • Energy Safety
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board
  • Government procurement[5]
  • 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[6] - providing the food you need with your own hands) - the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan[7]
  • Insolvency and Trustee Service
  • Natural Hazards Research Platform (NHRP)[8]
  • New Zealand Cycle Trail
  • New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
  • Radio Spectrum Management
  • Social Housing Unit
  • Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF)[9]
  • Vision Mātauranga (indigenous knowledge policy)[10]

Ministers[edit]

The Ministry serves 14 portfolios, 2 other responsibilities, 15 ministers and 1 parliamentary undersecretary.[2]

OFFICEHOLDER PORTFOLIO(S) OTHER RESPONSIBILITY(IES)
Hon Simon Bridges Lead Minister (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)
Minister for Economic Development
Minister for Communications
Hon Nathan Guy Associate Lead Minister (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Associate Minister for Economic Development
Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Associate Lead Minister (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Associate Minister for Economic Development
Hon Paula Bennett Minister of Tourism
Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration
Hon Amy Adams Minister for Social Housing Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation
Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister of Immigration
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
Minister for ACC
Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Construction
Hon Judith Collins Minister of Energy and Resources
Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Minister for Regulatory Reform
Hon Louise Upston Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Hon Alfred Ngaro Associate Minister for Social Housing
Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minister of Tourism
Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration
Hon Jacqui Dean Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Minister for Small Business
Associate Minister for ACC
Hon David Bennett Associate Minister of Immigration
David Seymour MP Parliamentary Undersecretary to the Minister for Regulatory Reform

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". 2016 Budget. The Treasury. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment". New Zealand Government. 
  3. ^ Joyce, Steven; Coleman, Jonathan (24 April 2012). "MBIE to proceed from 1 July" (Press release). 
  4. ^ "About us: Senior leadership". MBIE. 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "About us". 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-10-24. MBIE's Government Procurement branch [...] is responsible for improving procurement results across government [...]. 
  6. ^ "Government welcomes Māori forestry collective announcement". Scoop. Scoop. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 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. 
  7. ^ "Māori Economic Development". Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-08. 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. 
  8. ^ "NHRP - Natural Hazards Research Platform". Retrieved 2015-03-10. 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. 
  9. ^ "Strategic Science Investment Fund". mbie.govt.nz. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 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. 
  10. ^ "Unlocking Māori potential". www.mbie.govt.nz. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 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. 

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