A business plan helps you set goals for your business, and plan how you’re going to reach them. It also forces you to think about your finances, your marketing and your team.When you’re starting out it’s a good idea to do a full and thorough business plan. This will help you understand the business and industry you’re getting into and have a clear vision for the future. Find out more here.
Business.govt.nz also covers a wide range of Government rules and regulations affecting businesses in New Zealand in information on how businesses can meet their compliance requirements.
- Starting a business
- Staff & HR
- Tax & Reporting
- Laws & Regulations
- Support & Advice.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)
The Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is the lead national private sector organisation speaking on behalf of the tourism industry. It is membership-based, with more than 1500 members who collectively make up about 85% of New Zealand’s tourism turnover.
TIA’s goal is to lead the tourism industry and create an environment that helps our members’ businesses grow and flourish. We keep the tourism industry at the centre of political and public attention.
TIA do this through education and advice, business savings on core expenses, political influence and being available to our members when needed.
TIA successfully influence government policy that impacts on our members such as ACC levies, infrastructure development and freedom camping.
The information and advice TIA provide helps members stay up to date with industry issues, respond to trends, take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges.
TIA hold events aimed at addressing key industry issues, plan for future prosperity and celebrate success. These include:
Full membership of TIA offers a great range of services and discounts. For most TIA members, the savings pay back the membership investment many times over.
TIA employs specialist staff with a range of expertise that members can take advantage of. Whether you are having problems with your local council, need support in dealing with the media or are looking for information to help with your business decisions, TIA may be able to help. TIA understand that being in business is challenging, even in the best of times. The more members and support TIA has, the stronger our collective voice and the more influence TIA have on policy and decision making that affects your business. Find out more here.
Te Puni Kōkiri
Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Maori Development) is the Crown’s principal adviser on Crown-Māori relationships. Te Puni Kōkiri also guide Māori public policy by advising Government on policy affecting Māori wellbeing and development. Te Puni Kōkiri means a group moving forward together. As the name implies, Te Puni Kōkiri seek to harness the collective talents of Māori to produce a stronger New Zealand. Find out more here.
To contact your local Māori Business Growth Advisor, email:
Te Tai Tokerau - MaoriBusiness.TeTaitokerau@tpk.govt.nz
Tamaki Makaurau - MaoriBusiness.Tamaki.Makaurau@tpk.govt.nz
Waikato-Waiariki - MaoriBusiness.Waikato-Waiariki@tpk.govt.nz
Ikaroa - Rawhiti - MaoriBusiness.Ikaroa.Rawhiti@tpk.govt.nz
Te Tai Hauauru - MaoriBusiness.TeTaiHauauru@tpk.govt.nz
Te Waipounamu - MaoriBusiness.TeWaipounamu@tpk.govt.nz
Economic Development Agencies (EDA)
Economic Development Agencies New Zealand (EDANZ) supports, coordinates and advocates for economic development agencies (EDAs) throughout New Zealand. EDAs work with their local authorities to deliver programmes in the regions.
In partnership with local and also central government, EDANZ can tap into a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise in the economic development field, helping to further New Zealand’s economic performance.EDANZ is organised as 14 key regional groups at the governance level to provide national coverage. Find out more here.
MBIE - Tourism Research & Data
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) – provides advice to the Government on how it can create the right environment for enhanced productivity and growth in the tourism sector in order to grow tourism’s contribution to the New Zealand economy. MBIE also collect, analyse and publish tourism data, such as international visitor expenditure, and evaluate the effectiveness of government initiatives that impact on tourism. Find out more here.
Tourism New Zealand (TNZ)
Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. Its corporate website provides information about TNZ’s key visitor markets, news and insight, upcoming trade and business events and the organisation’s prioritisation of key sectors. Information to enhance your tourism business and information on NZ’s tourism industry are also available. Find out more here.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)
NZTE is New Zealand’s international business development agency. Our role is to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, faster in international markets.
NZTE’s strategy supports the Government’s Business Growth Agenda which creates conditions that encourage successful businesses to grow globally.
NZTE’s customers are New Zealand’s internationalising businesses. We work with approximately 1500 – 2000 businesses at any one time and focus intensively on an active portfolio of 500 that have the scale and ambition to succeed internationally.
NZTE programmes and services are designed to support businesses to grow and succeed internationally and are focused primarily on refining strategy, improving performance, building global networks, and in-market support for business development.
NZTE align their service with different stages of a business lifecycle – from starting and growing a business, through to exporting and operating internationally – and help address the scale and distance issues faced by New Zealand exporters.
NZTE has 10 offices in New Zealand and staff in 36 locations around the world. NZTE work in partnership with New Zealand businesses, helping to build strategic alliances and develop commercial relationships. NZTE connect them with opportunities and contacts in international markets, and share our knowledge, experience and networks to help businesses develop capability and scale. Find out more here.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TEC)
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) is a trade organisation comprising of inbound tour operators(ITOs) who package both group and FIT itineraries and product suppliers eg. attraction, activity, accommodation, transport and other tourism service providers. TEC represent the majority of key tourism operators of New Zealand and responsible for 60-70% of all international visitor arrivals.
TECNZ is like the “Fonterra of Tourism”. TEC promote New Zealand offshore (private sector) and buy all the product onshore. This differs from Tourism New Zealand who are the public international marketing arm who we work with on joint ventures, but they are not trade or purchase any New Zealand product. TIA or the Tourism Industry Association is the advocacy and policy organisation who represent our interests to Government. Find out more here.
TEC also produce the Planning for Inbound Success booklet, a guide to understanding and working with New Zealand Inbound Tour Operators.
Regional Tourism Organisations New Zealand (RTONZ)
RTONZ provide advice to the Government on how it can create the right environment for enhanced productivity and growth in the tourism sector in order to grow tourism’s contribution to the New Zealand economy. RTONZ also collect, analyse and publish tourism data, such as international visitor expenditure, and evaluate the effectiveness of government initiatives that impact on tourism. Find out more here.
Worksafe New Zealand
WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) is the work health and safety regulator. WorkSafe works collaboratively with businesses, undertakings, workers and their representatives to embed and promote good work health and safety practices.
WorkSafe’s functions include:
- Monitoring and enforcing compliance with work health and safety legislation
- Providing guidance, advice and information on work health and safety
- Fostering a co-operative and consultative relationship between the people who have health and safety duties and the persons to whom they owe those duties and their representatives.
- Collecting, analysing and publishing statistics and other information relating to work health and safety. Find out more here.
Department of Conservation
Individuals have unlimited access to conservation land for recreational purposes, provided their recreational activity is allowed within the area. However, commercial operators and businesses require a permit to access public conservation land and this is done through DOC’s concession process. Learn more about concessions here.
To interact with or handle wildlife and marine mammals, or use public conservation land other than for personal recreation, you need authorisation from DOC. If you’re not sure which research or wildlife authorisation you need, try the decision-making tool.