New Zealand's State sector - the organisations

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

The State Services Commission maintains an up to date list on this page of all the organisations of the State sector.

1 August 2017: Download/print PDF (listed by legal title) (225KB)

Public Service


  • Business, Innovation, and Employment, Ministry of
  • Conservation, Department of
  • Corrections, Department of
  • Crown Law Office
  • Culture and Heritage, Ministry for
  • Defence, Ministry of
  • Education, Ministry of
  • Education Review Office
  • Environment, Ministry for the
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of
  • Government Communications Security Bureau
  • Health, Ministry of
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Internal Affairs, Department of
  • Justice, Ministry of
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Māori Development, Ministry of
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Pacific Peoples, Ministry for
  • Primary Industries, Ministry for
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of the
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Social Development, Ministry of
  • State Services Commission
  • Statistics New Zealand
  • Transport, Ministry of
  • Treasury, The
  • Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for
  • Women, Ministry for

Public Service Departmental Agency

  • Social Investment Agency

Non-Public Service Department Agency

  • Parliamentary Counsel Office

Non-Public Service departments

In the State Services

  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • New Zealand Police
  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office

In the wider State sector

  • Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
  • Parliamentary Service

Crown entities

In the State Services

Statutory entities


  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Callaghan Innovation
  • Careers New Zealand
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  • District Health Boards:
    • Auckland
    • Bay of Plenty
    • Canterbury
    • Capital and Coast
    • Counties-Manukau
    • Hawke's Bay
    • Hutt
    • Lakes
    • MidCentral
    • Nelson Marlborough
    • Northland
    • South Canterbury
    • Southern
    • Tairāwhiti
    • Taranaki
    • Waikato
    • Wairarapa
    • Waitematā
    • West Coast
    • Whanganui
  • Earthquake Commission
  • Education New Zealand
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Health Promotion Agency
  • Health Quality and Safety Commission
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Housing New Zealand Corporation
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • New Zealand Antarctic Institute
  • New Zealand Blood Service
  • New Zealand Fire Service Commission
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • New Zealand Tourism Board
  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • New Zealand Walking Access Commission
  • Pharmaceutical Management Agency
  • Real Estate Agents Authority
  • Social Workers Registration Board
  • Sport and Recreation New Zealand
  • Tertiary Education Commission
  • WorkSafe New Zealand


  • Accreditation Council  
  • Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
  • Broadcasting Commission
  • Families Commission (also known as Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit or SUPERU)
  • Government Superannuation Fund Authority
  • Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Board
  • New Zealand Artificial Limb Service
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • New Zealand Lotteries Commission
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Public Trust
  • Retirement Commissioner
  • Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi (Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency)
  • Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission)


  • Broadcasting Standards Authority
  • Children's Commissioner
  • Commerce Commission
  • Drug Free Sport New Zealand
  • Electoral Commission
  • Electricity Authority
  • External Reporting Board
  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Health and Disability Commissioner
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Independent Police Conduct Authority
  • Law Commission
  • New Zealand Productivity Commission
  • Office of Film and Literature Classification
  • Privacy Commissioner
  • Takeovers Panel
  • Transport Accident Investigation Commission 

Crown Entity Companies

  • Crown Research Institutes (CRIs):
    • AgResearch Limited
    • Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited
    • Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited
    • Landcare Research New Zealand Limited
    • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited
    • New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited
    • The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited
  • Crown Irrigation Investments Limited
  • New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited
  • Radio New Zealand Limited
  • Television New Zealand Limited

Crown Entity Subsidiaries

  • Approx 150 Crown entity subsidiaries

    School Boards of Trustees

    Approx 2,416. (including Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – The Correspondence School)

    In the wider State sector

    Tertiary education institutions

      • Auckland University of Technology
      • Lincoln University
      • Massey University
      • University of Auckland
      • University of Canterbury
      • University of Otago
      • University of Waikato
      • Victoria University of Wellington 
      • Ara Institute of Cantebury
      • Eastern Institute of Technology
      • Manukau Institute of Technology
      • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
      • Northland Polytechnic
      • Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
      • Otago Polytechnic
      • Southern Institute of Technology
      • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
      • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
      • Unitec Institute of Technology
      • Universal College of Learning
      • Waikato Institute of Technology
      • Wellington Institute of Technology
      • Western Institute of Technology
      • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
      • Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (Te Awamutu)
      • Te Wānanga o Raukawa (Otaki)
      • Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (Whakatane)

    Public Finance Act Schedule 4 Organisations

    Fish and Game Councils

    • New Zealand Fish and Game Council
    • Fish and Game Councils (12)

    Reserves Boards (20)


    • Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust
    • Asia New Zealand Foundation
    • Leadership Development Centre Trust
    • National Pacific Radio Trust
    • Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust
    • Pacific Co-operation Foundation
    • Pacific Island Business Development Trust
    • Te Ariki Trust

    Other (Bodies corporate)

    • Game Animal Council
    • The Māori Trustee
    • New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust Board
    • New Zealand Government Property Corporation
    • Sentencing Council (never established)

    Other (Unincorporated)

    • New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

    Public Finance Act Schedule 4A Companies

    • Crown Asset Management Limited
    • Crown Fibre Holdings Limited
    • Education Payroll Limited
    • Fairway Resolution Limited
    • Health Benefits Limited (ceased operation)
    • Ōtākaro Limited
    • Predator Free 2050 Limited
    • The Network for Learning Limited
    • Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited
    • Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited
    • Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited
    • Predator Free 2050 Ltd
    • Ōtākaro Ltd

    Reserve Bank of New Zealand

    (a stand alone agency within the State Services that does not fall under any State Services category)

    Offices of Parliament

    • Office of the Ombudsmen
    • The Controller and Auditor-General
    • The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

    State-owned enterprises

    • Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited
    • Animal Control Products Limited
    • AsureQuality Limited
    • Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Limited
    • KiwiRail Holdings Limited
    • Kordia Group Limited
    • Landcorp Farming Limited
    • Learning Media Limited (struck off Companies Register)
    • Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited
    • New Zealand Post Limited
    • New Zealand Railways Corporation
    • Quotable Value Limited
    • Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (selling down assets)
    • Transpower New Zealand Limited

    Mixed Ownership Model companies

    • Genesis Energy Limited
    • Mercury NZ Limited 
    • Meridian Energy Limited