New Zealand: Resources
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is a nonprofit organization established to increase the number of events and exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand in order to stimulate economic growth. The site includes an event calendar, a search function for events, venues, and suppliers, a job center, and information about conferences.
The National Business Review (NBR) provides up to date business news, market trends, and technology news in New Zealand. The site also covers business news worldwide with special sections on New Zealand. A paid subscription is required to access certain information on the website.
The New Zealand Herald business section provides national and world news on a variety of financial topics. A few of the featured news topics include markets, trade, personal finance, and small business.
Regulatory Agency Sites
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry in both Australia and New Zealand. The site contains information on the food code and regulation as well as important information for consumers including recent recalls, insight into food labeling, and recent food complaints.
New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) is accountable for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand. Medsafe ensures that medicines meet acceptable standards of safety and quality. They also provide information about medicine to health care professionals, consumers, and industry professionals. Information is provided on medicines, devices, dietary supplements, safety, news and events, and publications.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) oversees the entire broadcasting system, which includes TV and radio. The main purpose of the BSA is to deal with complaints through research and interpreting legislation and standards. They also serve to protect the rights of New Zealand residents by ensuring broadcasting services are available and affordable. Additionally, they provide news on recent developments in their complaints division and release periodic newsletters with updates of various broadcast outlets.
New Zealand's Commerce Commission is responsible for enforcing legislation in the telecommunications sector, among other sectors such as electricity and airport. The Commission promotes fair competition and prices, and they produce legislation in order to achieve this fairness. They also act as a mediator for disputes in the industries.
The New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Financial Services Industry. This site contains information on investing, compliance, legislation, statistics, and reports and papers. A free newsletter is available for subscription with registration.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) assesses and regulates medical products for distribution, the healthcare workforce, and medical standards in New Zealand. The site provides information on the health system, featured work by the ministry, statistics, and publications.
New Zealand's Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) is responsible for the safe production of medicine and medical devices. PHARMAC provides information to citizens and healthcare professionals regarding drugs and devices. PHARMAC is also now responsible for management of hospital pharmaceuticals
The Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand is in charge of the policy development for the agriculture, food and beverage, and energy industries in New Zealand. This site contains links to relevant news, policies, and information on consultation services in each of those industries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides a guide to the ministry and its services, a list of representatives abroad, press releases, foreign and trade policy guides, and articles of interest to exporting companies in New Zealand. A section dedicated to treaties and international law is also available on this site.
Formerly known as the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce is at the forefront of business development in New Zealand. The site provides listings for current trade topics on debate, chamber partners, trade events, and more. Also included on the site is a news feed containing recent developments and programs.