About us

We believe that New Zealand is good for the world.

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.

  • Careers

    Every day we connect NZ export businesses with opportunities to grow and go global. Their success is our success. We also connect investors with NZ investment opportunities across companies, sectors and regions. If you are innovative with a can-do attitude, a little adventurous, and open to being challenged, then check us out. You’d be a great fit.

     

    Learn about what it's like to work at NZTE, our current open roles and how to join our team.

     

    Learn more here

  • News
    Get the latest news and updates from across our global network on a wide range of topics including exporting, investment and offshore markets.
  • Media releases

    Find our latest media releases and announcements.

     

    Read our releases

  • Publications

    Our corporate publications provide an update on our strategy and work programme and include annual reports, statements of intent and briefings to Ministers.

    Annual Report 2015 2016

    Annual Report 2013 2014

    Annual Report 2011 2012

    Annual Report 2014 2015

    Annual Report 2012 2013

    Annual report 2010 2011

    Statement of Intent 2014 2018

    Statement of Intent 2012 2015

    Statement of Intent 2013 2016

    Statement of Performance Expectations 2016 2017

    • Statement of Performance Expectations 2016-2017

    Statement of Performance Expectations 2014 2015

    • Statement of Performance Expectations 2014-2015

    Statement of Performance Expectations 2015 2016

    • Statement of Performance Expectations 2015-2016

    New Zealand Story Briefing to Incoming Ministers Jan 2017

    • New Zealand Story briefing to incoming Ministers Jan 2017

    New Zealand Story Briefing to Incoming Ministers 2014

    • New Zealand Story briefing to incoming Ministers 2014

    NZTE Briefing to Incoming Ministers 2011

    NZTE Briefing to Incoming Ministers Dec 2016

    NZTE Briefing to Incoming Ministers 2014

    NZTE Select Committee Submissions March 2015

    NZTE Select Committee Submissions March 2013

    NZTE Select Committee Submissions APRIL 2014

    NZTE Select Committee Submissions March 2012

    NZTE PIF review May 2015

    NZTE PIF Review May 2011

    NZTE PIF Follow up Review June 2013

    CE Expenses July 2015 June 2016

    CE Expenses July 2013 Jun 2014

    CE Expenses July Dec 2012

    CE Expenses Jul Dec 2011

    CE Expenses July Dec 2010

    CE Expenses July 2014 June 2015

    CE Expenses Jan Jun 2013

    CE Expenses Jan Jun 2012

    CE Expenses Jan Jun 2011

    BASS Measurement 2014 2015

  • Health and safety

    The safety and health of our people and our guests is vital. At NZTE we are committed to ensuring everyone in our care is kept safe and healthy.

    Our commitment to health and safety is unwavering: from the Board and Leadership through to our employees across all our locations. We proactively support our employees to ensure they have the resources and information to enable them, and anyone in our care to be kept safe and healthy.

    Our health and safety committee is led by our CEO Pete Chrisp.

    We’re continually striving for improvement in health and safety, within our organisation and with our partners. Our commitment includes:

    • quarterly review by our Health and Safety Committee of our hazards, risks, controls, incidents and corrective actions, training activity, work plan priorities and all worker initiated initiatives 
    • monthly review by our Leadership Team of our hazards, risks, controls, incidents and corrective actions, training activity and work plan priorities
    • quarterly review by our H R and Remuneration Committee of our hazards, risks, controls, incidents and corrective actions and work plan progress
    • quarterly review by our Board of our hazards, risks, controls, incidents and corrective actions
    • ensuring all our employees are provided with the appropriate health and safety training
    • ensuring we prepare appropriately for all our activities.

    If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about anything related to health and safety at NZTE please email healthandsafety@nzte.govt.nz.