Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
As a Crown organisation, their role is set out by the Government, and is to provide comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand; ACC is there to prevent injury, make sure people can get treatment for injury, if it happens, and help people get back to everyday life as soon as possible.
Whangarei Office I 13-15 Walton Street; Private Bag 9001; Whangarei 0140
The lead Crown research institute (CRI) in: pasture-based animal production systems; new pasture plant varieties; agriculture-derived greenhouse gas mitigation and pastoral climate change adaptation; agri-food and bio-based products and agri-technologies; and integrated social and biophysical research to support pastoral sector development. Will work with other research providers and end-users to contribute to the development of: biosecurity, land, soil and freshwater management; climate change adaptation and mitigation; and food and beverage sector (including foods for human nutrition and health, food technologies and food safety).
Angel Association New Zealand
Established in 2008 to bring together the business angel networks and early stage funds to work towards an agreed national vision and to deliver the activities required to achieve this; aims to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand and in doing so create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies.
Aquaculture New Zealand
Formed in 2007 as a single voice for the New Zealand aquaculture sector to protect the current industry, while enhancing its profitability and providing leadership to facilitate transformational growth; aim is to see the New Zealand aquaculture sector recognised within New Zealand and around the world as producing healthy, high quality, environmentally sustainable aquaculture products; brings together the membership of the individual species bodies, the New Zealand Mussel Industry Council, and the New Zealand Oyster Industry Association.
AusIMM New Zealand Branch
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy represents over 11,000 individuals working in the global minerals industry; their focus is on promoting excellence across all professional disciplines through advocacy and provision of continuing professional development opportunities; the New Zealand Branch is one of 28 branches of the AusIMM and has approximately 250 members
Tony King: Branch Chairman I email@example.com I telephone +64 3 341 8888 or +64 27 475 2434
John St George: Local Organiser – Auckland I firstname.lastname@example.org I telephone +64 9 923 8195
Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL)
Established by a group of practising economists in 1957, initially providing quarterly forecasts and assessments of the New Zealand economic situation; has developed to become the leading provider of economic research, analysis, advice and consultancy for business and public sector clients; a privately-owned company with staff collaborating with a network of consultants and specialist contributors to bring together a range of expertise suitable for various projects undertaken.
Business Coaching New Zealand
Northland based, 100% New Zealand owned and operated company with Managing Director having trained people in one way or another for over 30 years in various disciplines.
Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ)
Owned and operated by the Business In The Community Charitable Trust; established in 1991 to provide a voluntary mentoring service to New Zealand SME business owners assisting them to survive and grow, and accordingly, to create employment opportunities in urban and rural communities; to-date have mentored over 60,000 SME businesses including not-for-profit entities; works closely with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and other government departments, primarily Statistics New Zealand, Inland Revenue Department and Department of Labour.
Northland agent for programme I Northland Chamber of Commerce
Committed to New Zealand’s success by promoting sustainable growth through free enterprise. New Zealand’s largest advocacy group for enterprise, and champions policies leading to: international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment; innovation and skill development; and an environment fostering the production of high value goods and services.
The Government’s leading careers support agency for all New Zealanders needing information, advice and support to make life-defining decisions – with particular emphasis on young people, Māori and Pasifika; works with school careers advisors, individuals and groups to provide relevant, high quality careers programmes and services for their students, staff and clients; offers expert, free advice and support; provides an extensive nationwide hub of careers expertise and support; works with businesses, industry and community groups so that people have wider access to the information they need to make successful transitions into learning and work; works in partnership with government agencies, schools, tertiary providers, community organisations, businesses, unions, influencer groups, and users of their service.
Kaitaia Office I Far North REAP Society Building, 33 Puckey Avenue; Kaitaia 0410
Whangarei Office I Level 3, Spire House, 35 Robert Street; Whangarei 0140
Established in 1919, it: is New Zealand’s largest, independent, community-owned research centre, with over 180 scientific and technical staff; undertakes research and development at its aquaculture facility, focused on wealth creation through aquaculture with a strong focus on shellfish; is recognised as a New Zealand and world leader in the protection and restoration of coastal and freshwater ecosystems; provides practical science and technology solutions to enable the sustainable management and development of New Zealand’s natural resources; undertakes key research to protect New Zealand from invasive organisms which threaten native species and ecosystems; and provides high quality analytical services to underpin the integrity of New Zealand products for domestic and international consumption.
Annual event that invites conference and event organisers to experience the very best of what New Zealand has on offer in the conference and incentive travel industry.
New Zealand’s primary competition regulatory agency; enforces legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets and prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct by traders; also enforces a number of pieces of legislation that, through regulation, aim to provide the benefits of competition in markets where effective competition does not exist including in the telecommunications, dairy, electricity, gas pipelines and airport sectors; an independent Crown entity established under section 8 of the Commerce Act 1986; the Commission is not subject to direction from the Government in carrying out its enforcement and regulatory control activities.
www.comcom.govt.nz I telephone +64 4 924 3600 I Auckland Office; Level 19, 135 Albert Street; P.O. Box 105-222; Auckland 1143
Community Business & Environment Centre (CBEC)
A community enterprise which operates a range of businesses and environmental programmes as part of an overall effort to build sustainable local economies in the communities they live within; based at Kaitaia in the Far North was formed in 1989 in response to the impacts of New Zealand’s mid-1980s economic reforms; the founding managers and board members wanted to create environmentally sustainable businesses and practises that provided training and employment for local people with the profits going back into the community.
Showcases function, meeting and event facilities from Northland to Hawke’s Bay to buyers from New Zealand and Australia; the exhibition allows anyone who organises corporate events to source a diverse range of products and services under one roof, on one day.
Conventions & Incentives NZ (CINZ)
The marketing name for the New Zealand Convention Association (Inc.), a fully incorporated non-profit society, which commenced its activities in 1984; takes a lead role to increase New Zealand convention and meeting activity from international and domestic sources, for the benefit of its membership, principal stakeholders and the New Zealand economy; also acts in an advocacy role for the New Zealand convention and incentive tourism sectors and provides opportunities for professional development, accreditation and education for those engaged in the sector.
Department of Conservation (DOC)
Has a leading role in conservation work that contributes to New Zealand’s prosperity, including: managing natural and historic heritage on roughly one third of New Zealand’s land area, as well as marine environments; doing hands-on work with species and ecosystems; managing national parks, high country parks, forest parks, reserves, offshore islands, and historic sites; building and maintaining outdoor recreation facilities; working with tourism operators and others running businesses on public conservation areas; leading conservation research and science; sharing information and partnering with others including iwi, communities, non-government organisations, businesses, conservation boards, and central and local government; and advocating for the conservation of natural and historic heritage.
Northern Regional Office I telephone +64 7 858 1000 I Level 5, Rostrevor Street, Hamilton 3204; P.O. Box 112, Hamilton 3240
Northland Conservancy Office I email@example.com I telephone +64 9 470 3300 I 2 South End Avenue, Raumanga, Whangarei 0110; P.O. Box 842, Whangarei 0140
Kauri Coast Area Office I firstname.lastname@example.org I telephone +64 9 439 3450 I 150 Colville Road, RD7; Dargaville 0377
Bay of Islands Area Office I email@example.com I 34 Landing Road, Kerikeri 0230; P.O. Box 128, Kerikeri 0245
Whangarei Area Office I firstname.lastname@example.org I telephone +64 9 470 3300 I 2 South End Avenue, Raumanga, Whangarei 0110; P.O. Box 842, Whangarei 0140
Economic Development Agencies of New Zealand (EDANZ)
Supports, coordinates and advocates for economic development agencies (EDAs) throughout New Zealand; Northland Inc is the regions EDA; EDAs work with their local authorities to deliver programmes in the regions; in partnership with local and also central government, EDANZ can tap into a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise in the economic development field, helping to further New Zealand’s economic performance; organised as 14 key regional groups at the governance level to provide national coverage.
www.edanz.org.nz I telephone +64 4 978 1291 I Level 3, Civic Assurance House, 114-118 Lambton Quay; P.O. Box 5548; Wellington
Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)
New Zealand’s pre-eminent business association; for over 100 years has partnered with New Zealand businesses to help them grow, be confident, and seek out new networks and new markets; as a part of the EMA community means access to free legal advice, quarterly market briefings, national wage and salary information, employment law guides, export opportunities, targeted business training, and the opportunity to be the voice of New Zealand business.
www.ema.co.nz I email address/telephone number according to enquiry/activity I EMA (Northern); 159 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton; Private Bag 92066, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
Whangarei Office (Business Development) I email@example.com I telephone +64 27 628 9694
Whangarei Office (ER Consultant) I firstname.lastname@example.org I telephone +64 9 432 9288 I P.O. Box 945, Whangarei 0140
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)
Government agency that works to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand’s homes and businesses, and encourage the uptake of renewable energy; goal is to maximise cost-effective energy savings and the co-benefits for all New Zealanders, and stimulate the uptake of both large and small-scale renewable energy; core business is determined by assessing the potential for cost-effective energy savings and emissions reductions; helps New Zealanders understand how they can use energy more wisely, and see the benefits of their actions, by providing information and advice at home and at work; works with individual businesses of all sizes to help them better manage their energy use and become more productive and competitive; provides some funding and financial assistance to help New Zealand homeowners, and businesses invest in more efficient products or systems, or switch to renewable energy; sets and monitors minimum energy performance standards for a range of products; sets the rules for energy rating labels that show the relative energy efficiency of different products.
Head Office I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 358 676 I Level 8, 44 The Terrace, Wellington 6011; P.O. Box 388, Wellington 6140
Auckland Office I telephone +64 9 377 5328 I Level 4, Guildford House, 2 Emily Place, Auckland 1010; P.O. Box 37 444, Parnell, Auckland 1151
Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
The Government agency responsible for regulatory functions concerning New Zealand’s environmental management; includes national consenting under the Resource Management Act 1991, management of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZ EUR), regulation of hazardous substances, new organisms, ozone depleting chemicals, hazardous waste exports and imports, and assessment of environmental effects in Antarctica; has also been identified as the proposed consenting authority for activities taking place within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf (Environment Effects) Bill, introduced in Parliament on 24 August 2011.
New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS)
New Zealand Emission Unit Register (NZEUR)
Industry Training Organisation for the extractive industries; assists by setting skill standards, developing national qualifications, identifying and managing training needs, providing skills leadership and investing in industry training.
Auckland Office I Building 2, 4-8 Pavilion Drive, Airport Oaks; P.O. Box 76 378; Manukau City 2241
Far North District Council (FNDC)
Welcomes investors to the Far North and available to provide practical help and support; offers a business navigation service through Council processes to ensure that information and decisions are made in a timely manner; contact Council’s Economic Development Office for assistance.
Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL)
Wholly owned Council Controlled Trading Organisation of the Far North District Council; established to act as a vehicle for the delivery of Council’s commercial activities covering property, maritime and airport operations in the Far North.
Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA)
Formed in 1984 and represents over 150 Māori authorities with an estimated natural resource asset value of approximately $8billion dollars; the peak industry body of the Māori economic sector and their members have enterprises in seafood, forestry, dairy, horticulture, property, agriculture, energy and investments both in New Zealand and abroad; the Federation’s vision is – ‘Sustainable economic prosperity, for our members, our communities and our country.’
A global, co-operatively-owned company with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the 22 billion litres of milk it collects each year and shares with the world; of the 33 manufacturing sites in New Zealand two are located in Northland.
Established in 1989, the plant produces some 116,000 tonnes of skim milk, whole milk and nutritional powders, speciality butters and anhydrous milk fats.
telephone +64 9 435 4945 I State Highway 1, Whangarei
Originally built in 1902, the plant is one of the co-operative’s oldest and produces 35,000 tonnes per year, made up of whole milk powder, skim milk powder, butter milk powder, whey and casein for both the domestic and export markets.
telephone +64 9 431 8005 I Hurndal Street, East Maungaturoto
New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services; prime source of information on the geology of New Zealand’s mineral deposits and their setting.
Golden Bay Cement
New Zealand’s largest cement manufacturer and supplier; from their Portland manufacturing plant, near Whangarei, a range of cement products are shipped to markets around New Zealand and the Pacific.
Goods and services tax (GST)
Tax imposed by the Government on most goods and services in New Zealand, most imported goods, and certain imported services; GST is added to the price of taxable goods and services at a rate of 15%; taxable goods include all types of personal and real property, except money; taxable services covers everything other than goods or money; taxable goods and services are part of the business or taxable activity which means you supply or receive taxable goods and services for a consideration (e.g., money, compensation, reward) but not necessarily for profit.
Housing New Zealand
A Crown agent that provides good quality, subsidised rental houses to people in the greatest need of housing, for the duration of their need - their customers are people who have no other housing options; works in a community of Government, charitable and private sector organisations providing social housing and housing support throughout New Zealand; owns or manages more than 69,000 properties nationwide - accommodating more than 200,000 people - including about 1,500 houses for community groups providing residential services; also provides products and services to improve access to home ownership for New Zealanders.
i-SITE Visitor Information Network
New Zealand’s official visitor information network with over 80 i-SITEs nationwide; helps visitors to find quality activities, attractions, accommodation, transport and more.
Incubators New Zealand
New Zealand’s incubator industry has come of age and is delivering the next wave of high-growth companies, with many incubator resident companies or graduate companies already enjoying international success; formed in 2003 as the incubation industry’s national association; aims are to promote, foster and grow the industry and provide it with a unified voice; also collaborates with other organisations and individuals that work with start-up companies and innovative businesses, both in New Zealand and internationally.
Independent Research Association of New Zealand (IRANZ)
An association representing the collective interests of members by undertaking activities aimed at creating a positive operating environment for independent research organisations in New Zealand; member organisations make vital contributions to a broad range of scientific fields, and offer an important complement to university-based and Crown research institute (CRI) research; smaller sizes and greater flexibility provides an environment that is particularly conducive to innovation and end-user engagement; member organisations are - ‘independent’ (non-Government owned); carry out high quality scientific research, development or technology transfer; have strong linkages with end-users; work in a diverse range of settings and subject specialities; derive a significant portion of their work from Government research contracts; collaborate with universities, CRIs and research departments of industrial organisations; and have varying governance and ownership arrangements.
Industrial Research Limited (IRL)
Exists to conduct scientific research and development in the manufacturing and service sectors that delivers ongoing economic, social and environmental benefits; achieves this purpose by using world-class physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering expertise to - create new industries or significantly transform industries to increase their competitiveness and sustainability in domestic and global markets; deliver incremental changes in products and processes to improve the productivity of existing industries; provide science and technology solutions relevant to present and emerging national challenges and to take advantage of opportunities; meet Government and community needs for science-based knowledge that informs policy, improves quality of life and or reduces national costs; advances the frontiers of science, an essential component of maintaining long-term capability.
Auckland Office I Brooke House, 24 Balfour Road, Parnell; P.O. Box 2225, Shortland Street; Auckland 1140
A privately owned and operated company, founded in 1983, offering a range of economic consulting and forecasting services on commercial terms to companies, business organisations and government departments; has a range of economic models and modelling expertise to apply to specific consulting projects; all regular forecasts and analysis are available on the web site.
Inland Revenue (IRD)
Collects most of the revenue that the Government needs to fund its programmes; also administers a number of social support programmes; website provides information about individual and business taxation in New Zealand, including all the necessary procedures and forms.
Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
The lead CRI in: forensic science services; harm prevention from drugs and alcohol; surveillance of human pathogens and zoonotic diseases; domestic and export food safety in partnership with the regulator; impacts of the environment on human health, including groundwater and fresh and drinking water quality and safe biowaste use; and integrated social and biophysical research to support decision making in the environmental and public health and justice sectors. Will work with other research providers and end-users to contribute to the development of: assessing and responding to chemical, biological, radiological and explosive events and environmental threats, including adverse human impacts on natural resources; biosecurity and freshwater management; and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Kaipara District Council (KDC)
Local territorial authority north of the Auckland region, adjoining the Far North District on the West Coast and Whangarei on the East Coast; provides a case management service to assist businesses invest in the area.
Dargaville Office I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 727 059 or +64 9 439 3123 I 42 Hokianga Road; Private Bag 1001; Dargaville
Kaiwaka Office I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 100 388 or +64 9 431 2013 I 1919 State Highway One, Kaiwaka; Private Bag 1001, Dargaville
Kaitaia Spat Limited
Member of the Northland Aquaculture Development Group (NADG).
6 Redan Road, Kaitaia
KEA New Zealand
A not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to reach and motivate expatriate Kiwis and ‘friends of New Zealand’ to increase their contribution to New Zealand thereby turning them into a strategic national asset; aims to contribute to the economic growth of New Zealand by helping New Zealand become the most globally connected nation in the world; with global headquarters in Auckland, Kea operates regional offices in Shanghai and London; also maintains a growing network of Kea chapters and other affiliated groups across the world; governed by a global board; founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and Professor David Teece in 2001.
A statutory corporation operating as a single entity with four key business units - KiwiRail Freight providing rail freight services and locomotives for passenger services; KiwiRail Interislander operating the Cook Strait ferry passenger and freight services; KiwiRail Passenger providing urban passenger services in Wellington and long distance Scenic Journeys passenger trains; and KiwiRail Infrastructure and Engineering maintaining and improving the rail network and controlling the operations of trains on the network.
Auckland Office I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 801 070 I Level 3, 8-14 Stanley Street, Auckland 1010; Private Bag 92138, Victoria Street West, Auckland Mail Centre 1142
A voluntary, work-based savings initiative to help with long-term saving for retirement; designed to be hassle-free so it’s easy to maintain a regular savings pattern; there are a range of membership benefits to encourage saving and include a $1,000 kick-start, regular contributions from the employer and an annual member tax credit paid by the Government and some people may also be eligible for help with the deposit on their first home; KiwiSaver schemes are managed by private sector companies called KiwiSaver providers and contributors can choose which provider to invest their money with.
Core purpose is to drive innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources. Goal is to both protect and enhance the land environment and grow the country’s prosperity. Has ten science portfolios, aligned to key stakeholders’ research needs, to help achieve four important national outcomes: improve the measurement, management and protection of New Zealand’s terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, including those in the conservation estate; achieve the sustainable use of land resources and their ecosystem services across catchments and sectors; improve the measurement and mitigation of greenhouse gases from the terrestrial biosphere; and increase the ability of New Zealand industries and organisations to develop within environmental limits and meet market and community requirements.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
Government department responsible for land titles, geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, and managing Crown property.
Hamilton Office I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 665 463 I 820 Victoria Street, Corner Victoria & Rostrevor Streets; Private Bag 3028; Hamilton 3240
Overseas Investment Office
Part of Land Information New Zealand and administers the Government’s foreign investment policies; core work is to assess applications for consent from foreigners who intend making substantial investments in New Zealand.
Landcorp Farming Limited is a State-owned Enterprise, owning or leasing 376,156 hectares of land; with 122 properties and 1.5 million stock units, they are one of New Zealand’s largest farming organisations; they manage, develop and farm land of all types, from sub-tropical Northland to cool temperate climate Southland; also provides full or partial management service with their people plus on-farm and off-farm systems applied to large sheep, beef, deer and dairy farms owned by other individuals or entities.
Mangawhai Business Development Association
The official tourism and business promotions group of Mangawhai; principal aims are to encourage and develop tourism in the area, thereby promoting managed growth and opportunities for local businesses while protecting and enhancing Mangawhai’s uniqueness.
Maori Land Court
Te Kooti Whenua Māori is a business unit within the Special Jurisdictions group within the Ministry of Justice; plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993; consistent with the principles of the Act, the Māori Land Court endeavours to assist Māori landowners to promote the retention, use, development and control of Māori land as taonga tuku iho by Māori owners, their whānau, their hapu and their descendants through the delivery of core services; 5% of land in New Zealand, about 1.47 million hectares, is now designated as Māori freehold land.
Te Taitokerau (Whangarei) Office I email@example.com I 2nd Floor, Manaia House, Rathbone Street; DX Box AX10086; Whangarei 0110
The largest renewable electricity generator in New Zealand and internationally they invest in developments in Australia, the Pacific, the USA and Tonga; they retail electricity in New Zealand through two brands, offering innovative energy products and services; owns and operates seven hydro stations in New Zealand with a combined installed capacity of 2288 megawatts (about the same amount of electricity as 1.4 million average New Zealand homes use in a year); has four wind farms in New Zealand, and the Brooklyn wind turbine in Wellington, one wind farm in Australia and a small wind farm on Ross Island near Antarctica (the New Zealand wind farms have a combined installed capacity of 356 megawatts, about the same amount of electricity as 179,000 average New Zealand homes use in a year); owns a solar farm in Mendota, California, run by their subsidiary Meridian Energy USA; also helped build Maama Mai, Tonga’s first solar farm, in alliance with Tonga Power and the governments of New Zealand and The Kingdom of Tonga.
Ministry for the Environment
The Government’s principal adviser on the environment in New Zealand and on international matters that affect the environment; as the Ministry is not involved in day-to-day environmental management, they focus on providing - environmental management systems, including laws, regulations and national environmental standards; national direction through national policy statements and strategies; guidance and training on best practice; and information about the health of the environment.
Head Office I Environment House, 23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon; P.O. Box 10362 Wellington 6143
Auckland Office I telephone +64 9 985 4800 I Level 6, Tower Centre, 45 Queen Street, Auckland 1010; P.O. Box; Auckland 1150
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)
The purpose of MBIE is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing; they play a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy; they develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders; MBIE integrates the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Business.govt.nz | Economic Development
New Zealand government business portal which provides a comprehensive suite of free resources, tools and information to help people start, manage and grow their business.www.business.govt.nz I firstname.lastname@example.org I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 424 946
Consumer Affairs I Economic Development
Main role is to create an environment that promotes good and accurate information flows between suppliers and consumers so that consumers can transact with confidence; develops consumer policy including consumer protection, product safety and weights and measures; provides appropriate, accurate and accessible information, education and advice for consumers and businesses on consumer laws and issues; investigates unsafe consumer products; provides advice on consumer representation, including a consumer representation nomination service to Government departments and agencies; administers a range of consumer legislation; enforces the Weights and Measures Act 1987.
Companies Office I Economic DevelopmentThe Government agency responsible for the administration of corporate body registers, including the (New Zealand) Companies Register - an electronic register where company information and documents can be filed and viewed online 24 hours a day, seven days a week; you can search the register for - current and historical company information, previous company names, director, shareholder or address detail, banned or disqualified directors and managers, and company related security interests; you can also - register a company, maintain company details, and file annual returns.
Crown research institutes (CRIs) I Science + InnovationCrown-owned companies that carry out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand; each of the eight CRIs is aligned with a productive sector of the economy or a grouping of natural resources – AgResearch, Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR), GNS Science, Industrial Research Limited (IRL), Landcare Research, NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), Plant and Food Research, Scion; established in 1992, CRIs play a unique and important role supporting their sectors to innovate and grow; they strive to address New Zealand’s most pressing issues and achieve economic growth by improving sectors’ productivity and improving the sustainable use of natural resources.
www.business.govt.nz/companies I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0508 226 726 or (freephone from Australia) 1800 424 969 or +64 3 962 2602
Auckland - Northern Business Centre I Level 18, ASB Centre, 135 Albert Street, Auckland 1010; Private Bag 92061, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
The information website contains information on a range of economic issues including information technology, energy, tourism, regulatory reform, and commerce.
Employment Relations I LabourSource of information about the services offered to workplaces, employees and unions by what was the Department of Labour.
Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) I Economic DevelopmentFree service designed to promote open, fair competition in the New Zealand Government market and meet international trade agreement commitments to provide information about Government business opportunities; all New Zealand public sector agencies, including local authorities, are encouraged to publish information however New Zealand Public Service Departments, Defence Force and Police are mandated to use GETS for the publication of all opportunities to tender above minimum thresholds; registration is free and is required only if you wish to login to - download more detailed information and documentation for current tenders and offers, receive and manage automatic email notifications for new opportunities in categories of interest to you, or publish tender opportunities and related information on behalf of a government agency; GETS is an information resource only and their staff have no involvement in running or evaluating tenders/offers.
- www.gets.govt.nz I email@example.com I telephone +64 4 474 2963 I Government Procurement Services; 33 Bowen Street; P.O. Box 1473; Wellington 6011
Health & Safety I Labour
Services provided include: assistance; workplace visits; notifications; investigations; enforcement; training; engineering safety; occupational diving; registered forklift trainers; and Accident Insurance Regulator.
- www.osh.govt.nz I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0800 209 020 or +64 4 915 4000
- Northern Region: Whangarei Office I firstname.lastname@example.org I Level 2, Michael Hill Building, 25 Rathbone Street; P.O. Box 141; Whangarei
Immigration I Labour
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) I Economic Development
Responsible for bringing the best people to New Zealand to enhance New Zealand’s social and economic outcomes; contributes to key export industries like tourism and education; role includes - deciding visa applications, attracting migrant skills and labour, matching migrant skills with employer needs, managing border security with regard to the movement of people, supporting migrant settlement and retention, implementing the Government’s refugee quota programme, and enforcing compliance with immigration law and policy; has 9 branches in New Zealand and 20 offices overseas - Europe (London, Moscow), Asia (Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, New Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila), Middle East (Dubai), Africa (Pretoria), Pacific (Apia, Nuku’alofa, Suva), United States (Los Angeles, Washington DC) and Australia (Sydney); also has a presence in a number of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade posts around the world.
www.immigration.govt.nz I email address according to enquiry/activity I telephone number according to location I location/postal address according to New Zealand branch/overseas office | Auckland region branches
Major Events I Economic Development
New Zealand Now I Labour
Guide to living, working, studying and investing in New Zealand.
Auckland Office I telephone 09 914 4100
The Government agency responsible for the granting and registration of intellectual property rights - specifically patent, trade mark, design and plant variety rights; innovation and creativity are important elements in gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace and for many business ventures intellectual property is one of their most important assets; through the provision of services, the Office aims to ensure people realise the full economic potential of their intellectual property.
www.iponz.govt.nz I online enquiry I telephone (freephone within New Zealand) 0508 447 669 or (freephone from Australia) 1800 796 338 or +64 3 962 2607 I 205 Victoria Street; P.O. Box 9241, Marion Square; Wellington 6141
Maori Trade Marks Advisory Committee
Members of the Committee are appointed by the Commissioner of Trade Marks under the Trade Marks Act 2002; its function is to advise the Commissioner whether the proposed use or registration of a trade mark that is, or appears to be, derivative of a Māori sign, including text and imagery, is, or is likely to be, offensive to Māori.
The New Zealand Patent Attorney Register
IPONZ is responsible for maintaining the New Zealand register of patent attorneys; to become a registered patent attorney an applicant must pass a series of exams that are run each year by IPONZ and then register; an annual practice fee (renewal fee) is payable; NZIPA, an incorporated body represents most Patent Attorneys registered under the Patents Act 1953.
Is a partner with the events sector and with event organisers to attract major events, boost sector capability and leverage benefits arising from events to maximise them for New Zealand; is an investor to ensure valuable legacy outcomes that align with Government’s Major Events strategy are delivered through major events; is a one-stop-shop for event organisers to help them navigate their involvement with Government.
New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals (NZP&M) I Economic Development
Science + Innovation (MSI)
Manages the Government’s oil, gas, minerals and coal resources, known as the Crown Mineral Estate; advises on policy, operational regulation and promotes investment in the minerals estate; Government’s main mineral resource agency with a comprehensive exploration database and drill core and samples library.
New Zealand’s largest government funder of research and development; charged with building links between business, Government and research organisations to improve New Zealand’s wealth through science and innovation.
Auckland Office I Level 13, Dorchester Building, 34 Shortland Street; P.O. Box 842; Auckland 1140