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Key organisations include:



Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MBIE’s purpose is to Grow New Zealand for All. MBIE has a focus on helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.

This means providing more jobs and increasing the opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in more productive and higher paid work. Growth for all also means providing better quality housing that is safe and affordable for New Zealanders.


Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)

In Australia, technical and safety electrical regulatory functions are largely the responsibility of state and territory governments.
 ERAC works towards organising the liaison between the eight Australian states and territories and New Zealand to coordinate their activities in respect of regulatory strategies, policies and ongoing reforms.



Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC)

The Gas Technical Regulators Committee is an association of Government Departments responsible for the safe supply and use of gas. The committee includes representatives from New Zealand and every State and Territory in Australia. The committee covers the transportation of gas from the producer through cross country pipelines and distribution networks to the gas appliance.


Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency

Since its establishment on 1 July 1999, the fundamental driver for the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency has been to work with its stakeholders to create a new way of thinking about civil defence and emergency management. The goal is to build on existing civil defence practice.


Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is the government’s primary agent in New Zealand’s health and disability system, and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system.



New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service is the government agency with the job of ensuring the security of our borders. They protect the economy from illegal imports and exports, promote New Zealand’s international trade and collect revenues, investigate illegal activity and prosecute where necessary.
The New Zealand Customs Service also make sure that lawful travellers and goods can move across our borders as smoothly and efficiently as possible.


Radio Spectrum Management (RSM)

Radio Spectrum Management is responsible for providing policy advice to Government on the allocation of New Zealand's radio spectrum, and administering the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and supporting the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of Radio Spectrum Management are:

  • Administering the online Register of Radio Frequencies (for all radio licences, spectrum licences and management rights).
  • Administering radio licensing.
  • Administering the accreditation of independent radio engineers and certifiers, and operator certificate examiners.
  • Radio frequency interference (RFI) investigation.
  • Compliance and enforcement, including administering the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance framework for electrical and radio products.


Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is New Zealand’s leading developer of Standards and Standards based solutions.

Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Our business has established techniques and processes built from requirements under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Directive. We project manage the development of, edit, and publish standards, as well as sell New Zealand, joint Australia-New Zealand, and international standards.


Last updated 3 June 2016
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