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Getting support from our ministry

We are the government's principal transport adviser. We help the Government give effect to its policy by supporting the development of legislation, regulations and rules.

What we do

If you want to understand more about transport regulation and policy — for example, aviation regulations — you will find a lot of information on this website. We publish resources on policy and legislation, and datasets you may find useful.

Data and insights

We have also created a resource giving information some sources of government funding.

Potential sources of government funding  [PDF, 168 KB]

You can contact us if you have a more detailed enquiry.


Getting support from other government agencies

Many government agencies provide websites and other services that can offer support for businesses wanting to develop innovative ideas.

Business.govt is the official portal for information about business support provided by Government. It brings together content and advice from across government and offers tools and resources particularly designed for small businesses.

You can get help with business basics such as tax and accounting, hiring and managing people, managing business performance and business growth. link)

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is New Zealand’s trade export agency. It provides customised services and support to businesses looking to export goods and services to the rest of the world. It also connects international and domestic investors with opportunities in New Zealand through a global network of investment advisors.

How NZTE works with customers(external link)

NZTE provides a wide range of services and support include networking events, business advice and capability workshops. For businesses that are growing fast and have the potential to contribute significantly to New Zealand’s economy, NZTE can help with co-investment through the International Growth Fund.

How NZTE works with customers(external link) — What level of support can you offer me?

NZTE also operates the Regional Business Partner Network. This is a network of advisors who offer business advice and support to businesses around New Zealand. It also helps businesses connect with each other.

Regional Business Partner Network(external link)

NZTE offers other investment and advice services. Contact them to find out if they can help you.

Contact us(external link)

Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. It partners with businesses of all sizes and provides a range of innovation, and research and development (R&D) services depending on the size of the business and its stage of growth.

Their services include:

  • connecting businesses with experts and university researchers
  • assistance with technology and product development, and
  • upskilling businesses in R&D.

Callaghan Innovation also administers a variety of R&D funding in the form of grants, which range from financial support to helping businesses employ an R&D intern. They also provide project funding for more challenging R&D projects.

Callaghan Innovation(external link)

Support from outside government

A number of private networks and organisations offer help to businesses wanting to develop innovative ideas.

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Agencies (EDAs)

Chambers of Commerce and EDAs are regional organisations that can help you connect with businesses and key people in a particular region. These organisations can help you with finding business and investment opportunities, and local know-how. They often hold networking events where you can share knowledge and build relationships.

New Zealand Chamber Network(external link)

Regional organisations(external link)