Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission maintains an up to date list on this page of all the organisations of the State sector.

Current and historical data is also available as a dataset on data.govt.nz.

16 July 2020: A Guide to New Zealand’s State Sector Agencies.pdf (listed by legal title) (256 KB | PDF)

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
  • Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Internal Affairs, Department of
  • Justice, Ministry of
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • Māori Development, Ministry of
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
  • Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
  • 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
  • Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency
  • Women, Ministry for

Departmental Agencies

  • Cancer Control Agency
  • National Emergency Management Agency
  • Social Wellbeing Agency
  • Te Arawhiti—Māori Crown Relations, Office for

Non-Public Service departments

In the State Services

  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • New Zealand Police
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office

In the wider State sector

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

Crown entities

Statutory entities

Crown Agents

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Callaghan Innovation
  • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  • District Health Boards (20)
    • 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
  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Health Promotion Agency
  • Health Quality and Safety Commission
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand
  • Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • New Zealand Antarctic Institute
  • New Zealand Blood Service
  • 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 Authority
  • Social Workers Registration Board
  • Sport and Recreation New Zealand
  • Tertiary Education Commission
  • WorkSafe New Zealand

Autonomous Crown Entities (ACEs)

  • Accreditation Council  
  • Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
  • Broadcasting Commission
  • 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 Infrastructure 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)

Independent Crown Entities (ICEs)

  • Broadcasting Standards Authority
  • Children's Commissioner
  • Climate Change Commission
  • Commerce Commission
  • Criminal Cases Review 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

Other companies

  • Crown Irrigation Investments Limited
  • New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Limited
  • Radio New Zealand Limited
  • Television New Zealand Limited

Crown Entity Subsidiaries of NZIST

  • Ara Institute of Canterbury
  • 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

Other 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

  • Universities
    • Auckland University of Technology
    • Lincoln University
    • Massey University
    • University of Auckland
    • University of Canterbury
    • University of Otago
    • University of Waikato
    • Victoria University of Wellington 
  • New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST)
  • Wananga
    • 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
  • National Pacific Radio Trust
  • Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust (inactive)
  • 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

Other (Unincorporated)

  • New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

Public Finance Act Schedule 4A Companies

  • City Rail Link Limited
  • Crown Asset Management Limited
  • Crown Infrastructure Partners Limited 
  • Education Payroll Limited
  • The Network for Learning Limited
  • New Zealand Green Investment Finance Limited
  • Ōtākaro Limited
  • Predator Free 2050 Limited
  • Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Limited
  • Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited
  • Tāmaki Redevelopment Company Limited

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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
  • Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited
  • New Zealand Post Limited
  • New Zealand Railways Corporation
  • Quotable Value Limited
  • Transpower New Zealand Limited

Mixed Ownership Model companies

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

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