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Crown entities

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Provides accident insurance cover, and injury prevention and rehabilitation services.
Tel: 0800 101 996
Email: information@acc.co.nz
Web: www.acc.co.nz

Accounting Standards Review Board

Reviews and approves financial reporting standards, that prescribe the content of financial statements.
Tel: 09 355 8000, Fax: 09 385 8001

Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust

Provides grants for research within the agricultural, horticultural, pastoral and forestry industries.
Tel: 09 373 3370
Web: www.agmardt.org.nz/

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC)

Promotes moderation in the use of alcohol.
Tel: 0508 258258 04 917 0600
Email: central@alac.org.nz
Web: www.alcohol.org.nz

Animal Control Products Ltd

Designs, formulates, manufactures and markets pest control products.
Tel: 06 344 5302
Email: info@pestoff.co.nz
Web: www.pestoff.co.nz/

Antarctica New Zealand

Provides environmental stewardship, science support and strategies, information and, scholarship.
Tel: 03 358 0200
Email: info@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Web: www.antarcticanz.govt.nz

Artificial Limb Board

Helps with the rehabilitation of amputees through the provision of prosthetic services.
Tel: 04 385 9410
Email: info@nzalb.govt.nz

Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand

Works to build New Zealand’s links with Asia.
Tel: +64 4 471 2320
Email: asia2000@asia2000.org.nz
Web: www.asia2000.org.nz

BIZ – Business Information Zone New Zealand

www.biz.org.nz is the whole-of-government business portal designed to make it easier to run your business. It acts as an online business adviser, providing a gateway to business resources.

Tel: 0800 42 49 46 (0800 4 BIZinfo)
Web: www.biz.org.nz

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS)

Responsible for all aspects of the transfusion process.
Tel: 0800 448 325
Head office Tel: 0800 629 566
Email: donors.national@nzblood.co.nz
Web: www.nzblood.co.nz

Broadcasting Standards Authority

See Help with rights and the law

Building Industry Authority

Reviews New Zealand building control law (the Building Act 1991 and Building Regulations 1992).
Tel: 04 471 0794
Email: bia@bia.govt.nz
Web: www.bia.govt.nz

Career Services Rapuara

Develops, promotes and delivers career information and planning.
Tel: 04 801 5177
Email: careers@careers.govt.nz
Web: www.careers.govt.nz

Casino Control Authority

Licenses and regulates casinos in New Zealand.
Tel: 09 358 4356
Email: cca@casinocontrol.govt.nz
Web: www.casinocontrol.govt.nz

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Establishes, maintains and monitors the rules to keep flying safe.
Tel: 04 560 9400
Web: www.caa.govt.nz
Safety calls Tel: 0508 4SAFETY

Commerce Commission

Enforces commerce-related regulation, and provides information.
Tel: 0800 94 3600
Email: contact@comcom.govt.nz
Web: www.comcom.govt.nz

The Commissioner for Children, Office of

See Help with rights and the law

The Correspondence School

Provides distance education.
Tel: 0800 659 988, 04 473 6841
Email: contact@correspondence.school.nz
Web: www.correspondence.school.nz

Creative New Zealand

Encourages, promotes and supports the arts.
Tel: 04 473 0880
Email: info@creativenz.govt.nz
Web: www.creativenz.govt.nz

Crop and Food Research Ltd, New Zealand Institute for

Provides research, technology and services to support the development of products from crops and seafood.
Tel: 03 325 6400, Fax: 03 325 2074
Email: info@crop.cri.nz
Web: www.crop.cri.nz

Crown Research Institutes

Industrial Research Limited

Tel: 04 569 0000

Environmental Science & Research Ltd (ESR)

Tel: 04 914 0700
Web: www.esr.cri.nz

Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd

Tel: 04 570 1444
Web: www gns.cri.nz

Landcare Research

Tel: 03 325 6700

National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA)

Tel: 04 386 0300
Web: www.niwa.cri.nz

Early Childhood Development

Provides advice, support and information about early childhood education and parenting.
Tel: 04 566 9371
Email: info@ecd.govt.nz
Web: www.minedu.govt.nz

Earthquake Commission (EQC)

Helps New Zealand homeowners recover from the effects of certain natural disasters.
Tel: 04 499 0045, 0800 652 333
Email: info@eqc.govt.nz
Web: www.eqc.govt.nz

Electoral Commission

Registers political parties and allocates election broadcasting time and funds to eligible political parties. Also provides public education.
Tel: 04 474 0670
Email: info@elections.govt.nz
Web: www.elections.org.nz

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Seeks voluntary changes of behaviour to energy efficiency and conservation strategies.
Tel: 04 470 2200
Web: www.eeca.govt.nz

Environmental Risk Management Authority

Controls the introduction to New Zealand of new plants and animals, and new and existing hazardous substances.
Tel: 04 916 2426
Email: info@ermanz.govt.nz
Web: www.ermanz.govt.nz

Film and Literature Classification, Office of

Classifies publications (including films,video recordings and digital files).
Tel: 04 471 6770
Email: information@censorship.govt.nz
Web: www.censorship.govt.nz

New Zealand Film Commission

Encourages the production and promotion of New Zealand movies being made by New Zealand directors.
Tel: 04 382 7680
Email: mail@nzfilm.co.nz
Web: www.nzfilm.co.nz/

Fire Service, New Zealand

Fights fires, provides assistance with other emergencies, and works with communities to prevent fires.
Tel: 04 496 3600
Email: queries@fire.org.nz
Web: www.fire.org.nz

Fire Service Commission, New Zealand

Controls the New Zealand Fire Service and the National Rural Fire Authority.
Tel: 04 496 3600
Email: queries@fire.org.nz
Web: www.fire.org.nz

Fish & Game New Zealand

Looks after the sports of freshwater fishing and game bird hunting, and the required habitats.
Tel: 04 499 4767
Email: nzcouncil@fishandgame.org.nz
Web: www.fishandgame.org.nz

Forest Research Institute Limited, New Zealand

Offers skills, scientific knowledge and experience to the trade and marketing of wood-based products.
Tel: 07 343 5899
Email: info@forestresearch.co.nz
Web: www.forestresearch.co.nz

Foundation for Research, Science & Technology

Invests, on behalf of Government, in research, science, technology and engineering.
Tel: 04 9177800
Email: mail@frst.govt.nz
Web: www.frst.govt.nz

Game Bird Habitat Trust Board (New Zealand)

Receives and distributes the proceeds of the Game Bird Habitat Stamp programme .
Tel: 04 499 4767
Email: nzgbht@fishandgame.org.nz

Government Superannuation Fund Authority

Manages the assets and liabilities of the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF).
Tel: 04 499 6999
Email: enquiries@annuitas.co.nz
Web: www.gsf.govt.nz/

Health and Disability Commissioner

See Help with rights and the law.

Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)

Promotes and funds health research.
Tel: 09 379 8227
Email: info@hrc.govt.nz
Web: www.hrc.govt.nz/

Health Sponsorship Council

Markets health messages to at-risk audiences.
Tel: 04 472 5777
Email: info@healthsponsorship.co.nz
Web: www.healthsponsorship.co.nz


New Zealand’s largest horticulture and food research organisation.
Tel: 09 815 4200
Email: enquiries@hort.cri.nz
Web: www.hort.cri.nz

Housing New Zealand Corporation

Provides housing and housing services.
Tel: 04 474 2100
Web: www.hnzc.govt.nz

Human Rights Commission

See Help with rights and the law

Industry New Zealand

Supports the policy of stimulating economic development.
Tel: 04 910 4300
Email: info@industrynz.govt.nz

Land Transport Safety Authority

Promotes land transport safety at reasonable cost.
Tel: 04 931 8700
Email: info@ltsa.govt.nz
Web: www.ltsa.govt.nz

Law Commission

Undertakes the systematic review, reform and development of the law.
Tel: 04 473 3453
Email: com.lawcom.govt.nz
Web: www.lawcom.govt.nz

Learning Media Limited

Develops and sells educational resources to New Zealand schools and international markets.
Tel: 04 472 5522
Email: info@learningmedia.co.nz
Web: www.learningmedia.co.nz

Legal Services Agency

Ensures that legal aid is applied consistently and representation is there when people most need it.
Tel: 04 495 5910
Email: info@lsa.govt.nz
Web: www.lsa.govt.nz

Lotteries Commission, New Zealand

Promotes and conducts New Zealand lotteries.
Tel: 04 802 7000
Email: info@nzlc.co.nz
Web: www.nzlotteries.co.nz

Lottery Grants Board, New Zealand

Determines the allocation of New Zealand lotteries proceeds.
Tel: 0800 824 824
04 495 7200 (if phoning from Wellington free calling area)
Email: lotterygrants@dia.govt.nz
Web: www.dia.govt.nz

Management Development Centre Trust

Enhances public sector management capability.
Tel: 04 473 2222
Email: info@mdcentre.govt.nz
Web: www.mdcentre.govt.nz

Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand

Promotes a safe and clean maritime environment at reasonable cost.
Tel: 04 473 0111
Email: msa@msa.govt.nz
Web: www.msa.govt.nz


Te Mangai Paaho

Promotes Māori language and culture by making funds available for broadcasting and production.
Tel: 04 9150700
Email: tmp@tmp.govt.nz
Web: www.tmp.govt.nz

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission)

Promotes and raises awareness of the Māori language and Māori language issues.
Tel: 04 471 0244
Fax: 04 471 2768
Email: tereo@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz
Web: www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz

Mental Health Commission

Monitors the National Mental Health Strategy, and works to improve outcomes for people with mental illnesses.
Tel: 04 474 8900
Email: info@mhc.govt.nz
Web: www.mhc.govt.nz

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tells the great stories of New Zealand’s past, present and future.
Tel: +64 4 381 7000
Email: mail@tepapa.govt.nz
Web: www.tepapa.govt.nz

Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust

Recompenses the beneficiaries of ancillary Ngai Tahu claims (those not included in the Deed of Settlement between Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu and the Crown).
Tel: 0800 541 000
Email: enquiries-ntac@xtra.co.nz
Web: www.ancillaryclaims.govt.nz/

Pacific Business Trust

Supports business activity and ownership for Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
Tel: 09 270 1003
0800 287 7526
Email: info@pacificbusiness.co.nz
Web: www.pacificbusiness.co.nz

Pharmaceutical Management Agency Limited

Manages a nationally consistent Pharmaceutical Schedule on behalf of the District Health Boards (DHBs).
Tel: 04 460 4990
Web: www.pharmac.govt.nz

Police Complaints Authority

See Help with rights and the law.
The Privacy Commissioner, Office of .
See Help with rights and the law.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Co-ordinates qualifications in secondary and post-secondary education, and administers examinations.
Tel: 04 802 3000
Email: helpdesk@nzqa.govt.nz
Web: www.nzqa.govt.nz/

Race and Ethnic Relations Unit

See Human Rights Commission

Radio New Zealand Limited

Provides innovative, comprehensive, authoritative and independent broadcasting of the highest possible standards.
Tel: 04 474 1999
Web: www.radionz.co.nz/

Residual Health Management Unit

Manages assets and liabilities which were not allocated to Crown Health Enterprises.
Tel: 04 472 3310
Email: office@rhmu.govt.nz

Retirement Commission

Assists New Zealanders to prepare throughout life for an adequate income in retirement.
Tel: 04 499 7396
Email: office@retirement.org.nz
Web: www.sorted.org.nz

Securities Commission

See Help with rights and the law
Special Education Service
See Ministry of Education

New Zealand Sports Drug Agency

Provides a sporting environment that is free of banned doping.
Tel: 09 521 5706
0800 378 437, 0800 DRUGFREE
Email: nzsda@nzsda.co.nz
Web: www.nzsda.co.nz

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

Develops and promotes sport and physical activity.
Tel: 04 472 8058
Email: info@sparc.org.nz
Web: www.sparc.org.nz

Standards New Zealand

New Zealand’s national standards organisation.
Tel: 04 498 5990 or 0900 50 550
Email: snz@standards.co.nz
Web: www.standards.co.nz

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited

New Zealand’s national orchestra.
Tel: 04 801 3890, Fax: 04 801 3891
Email: Info@nzso.co.nz
Web: www.nzso.co.nz

Takeovers Panel

Recommends, enforces and grants exemptions from the Takeovers Codes.
Tel: +64 4 471 4618
Email: takeovers.panel@takeovers.govt.nz
Web: www.takeovers.govt.nz

New Zealand Teachers Council

Professional body for all registered teachers.
Tel: 04 471 0852
Email: inquiries@teacherscouncil.govt.nz
Web: www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Assists New Zealand businesses to internationalise through achieving export success and forging strategic alliances overseas.
Tel: Export Hotline 0800 555 888
Email: info@nzte.govt.nz
Web: www.nzte.govt.nz

Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Investigates aviation, rail and marine accidents and incidents of signficance to transport safety.
Tel: 04 473 3112
Email: inquiries@taic.org.nz
Web: www.taic.org.nz

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

Funds all post-compulsory education and training.
Tel: 04 462 5200
0800 TEC INFO (0800 832 463)
Email: info@tec.govt.nz
Web: www.tec.govt.nz

Testing Laboratory Registration Council

Part of New Zealand’s technical conformity assessment infrastructure.
Tel: +64 9 525 6655
Tel: 0800 004 004
Email: info@telarc.co.nz
Web: www.telarc.co.nz/index.htm

Tourism New Zealand

Ensures that New Zealand is marketed as a competitive visitor destination.
Tel: 04 917 5400
Web: www.newzealand.com

Transfund New Zealand

Allocates funds from the National Roads Account to provide the road network.
Tel: 04 916 4220
Email: reception@transfund.govt.nz
Web: www.transfund.govt.nz

Transit New Zealand

Manages, develops and maintains the state highways.
Tel: 04 499 6600
Email: info@transit.govt.nz
Web: www.transit.govt.nz

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