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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government's international business development agency. Our purpose is to grow companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the good of New Zealand. NZTE uses its extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.

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We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand. 

NZTE is part of a broad network of organisations focused on strengthening Māori economic development and fulfilling our obligations and opportunities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

Our way of working and unique value is expressed in our Māori 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. 


Our customers 

We have two sets of customers: export customers and investment customers. 

Export customers are companies growing from New Zealand. 
Investment customers are the companies, sectors and regions we work with to develop investment opportunities, and the investors with whom we match these opportunities