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Government agencies

The following Government Agencies support or aid the work undertaken by Radio Spectrum Management.


Commerce Commission

Established to bring about awareness and acceptance of, and compliance with, the Commerce and Fair Trading Acts, so that consumers and producers benefit from healthy competition.


Companies Office

The New Zealand Companies Office maintains the registry for all corporate bodies including New Zealand and overseas companies, co-operative companies, incorporated societies, friendly societies, and credit unions.


Consumer Protection

As part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Consumer Protection's main role is to deliver trusted, competitive and well-regulated markets.


Economic Development Group

As the Government's primary advisor on the operation of markets the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Economic Development Group (which includes Radio Spectrum Management) advises on overall business and economic performance, regulations to improve the operation of markets, consumer issues and the operation of the Management Rights Regime for the licensing and use of the radio spectrum in New Zealand.


Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting our dynamic culture and preserving our heritage. It supports many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access.


Ministry of Health

The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.


New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service is the government agency with the job of ensuring the security of our borders.


New Zealand Gazette

The official Government newspaper and authoritative journal of constitutional record, published since 1841.


New Zealand Legislation

The authoritative source of Acts, Bills and Legislative Instruments.


Standards New Zealand

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


NZ on Air

NZ On Air is a government broadcast funding agency.


Te Māngai Pāho (Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency)

Te Māngai Pāho is a Crown Entity established to make funding available to the national network of Māori radio stations and for the production of Māori language television programmes, radio programmes and music CDs.


Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development)

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry for Māori Development, leads Māori Public Policy, and advises on policy affecting Māori wellbeing.



The Treasury is New Zealand's lead advisor to the Government on economic, financial and regulatory policy. Treasury’s Commercial Operations group is responsible for monitoring the government’s investment in companies/entities owned by the Crown, assisting with the appointment of directors, and providing performance and governance advice to Ministers.


Last updated 30 July 2018