Who we are
We’re a modern nation built on the integrity of our people, forging our own independent way in the world. We’re committed to the guardianship of our environment, for the future, on behalf of those who came before us. And we’re also a country built on ingenuity, poised to disrupt big paradigms from the edge of the world.
We’re also a country that can’t prosper just by selling to ourselves. We need to diversify and enhance the value of our goods and services exports, and we need to attract smart investment to New Zealand.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the Government agency charged with making these things happen, by working towards one single purpose: growing companies internationally, bigger, better and faster, for the benefit of New Zealand.
Our know-how & know-who
We employ 600 people, have over 200 private sector partners and draw on a global network of thousands more. We have people based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.
Our global presence lets us deliver unique value to businesses, through our know-how and know-who.
Our know-how is our collective insight, wisdom and experience of growing companies internationally for over 50 years. Our know-who includes a network of committed people in New Zealand and around the world, who we can call upon in our customers’ interests.
Our know-how and know-who is expressed in our Maori name: Te Taurapa Tūhono. Te Taurapa is the stern post of a traditional Māori waka, which records valuable knowledge, and stabilises and guides the craft forward. Tūhono represents connections to people and an ability to build relationships.
What we do
We provide customised services and support to ambitious businesses looking to go global. We help them build their capability, boost their global reach, connect to other businesses and invest in their growth. We also connect international investors with opportunities in New Zealand through a global network of investment advisors.
We call on our Government network and work closely with our NZ Inc partners and the business community, to grow our national brand and help businesses to open doors in global markets.