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What we do

We manage the Crown’s relationship with a range of entities, from Crown agents to charitable trusts. Our involvement with these entities includes:

  • helping the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Minister for Sports and Recreation, and Minister for Media and Communications to make their appointments to the entities’ governance boards
  • administering Crown funding to the entities
  • monitoring the performance of the entities against legislative, ministerial and public expectations. 

All Crown entities are subject to the Crown Entities Act 2004 and other legislation, which impacts their day-to-day operations. 

More information about entities

More information about the types of central government organisations, how the public sector is organised and the role of Crown entities is available from Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission. 

Central government organisations (Public Service Commission)

Crown entities (Public Service Commission)

Arts entities

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand)

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (Creative NZ) is an autonomous Crown entity established to encourage, promote, and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

We support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to make their appointments to the Council, administer Crown funding to the entity, and monitor its performance.

Creative New Zealand website

Establishing legislation: Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014 (NZ Legislation)

Under section 8 of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act, the Minister may not give a direction to Creative NZ in relation to cultural matters.

Board membership

Creative NZ is governed by a board of 13 members, appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. In making appointments, the Minister must consider the need for board members to collectively hold a broad knowledge of arts practices, including of professional and community arts. 

At least four of these board members are appointed after consultation with the Minister for Māori Development (*) and at least two are appointed after consultation with the Minister for Pacific Peoples (**). 

The current members of the board are (with term expiry dates in brackets): 

  • Kent Gardner, Chair (May 2027) 
  • Bonita Bigham (July 2025) *
  • Helen Klisser During (September 2025)
  • Whetū Fala (June 2025) *
  • Robyn Hunt (January 2026)
  • Kura Moeahu (January 2026) *
  • Janine Morrell-Gunn (September 2025)
  • John Ong (September 2025)
  • Puamiria Parata-Goodall (September 2025) *
  • Hilary Poole (November 2024)
  • Shane Te Ruki (June 2026) *
  • Ane Tonga (November 2024) **
  • Jannita Pilisi (March 2027) **

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $33,000 per annum and $14,000 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership:

Our Council (Creative NZ) 

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and an annual report.

Corporate documents (Creative NZ)

New Zealand Film Commission Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga

The New Zealand Film Commission Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga (NZFC) is an autonomous Crown entity which was established to encourage, participate and assist in the making, promotion distribution and exhibition of films, and to encourage and promote cohesion within the New Zealand film industry.

We support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to make appointments to the NZFC Board, administer Crown funding to the entity, and monitor its performance.

New Zealand Film Commission Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga

Establishing legislation: New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978

Under section 17 of the New Zealand Film Commission Act, the Minister may not give a direction to the Commission in relation to cultural matters.

Board membership

The NZFC Board consists of between six and nine members, appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Alastair Carruthers, Chair (September 2025)
  • Paula Jalfon, Deputy Chair (January 2025)
  • Ngila Dickson ONZM (June 2026)
  • Pania Gray (October 2024)
  • Sandra Kailahi (March 2025)
  • Jane Meares (November 2025)
  • Ant Timpson (March 2025)
  • David Wright (October 2025)

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $33,600 per annum, $20,000 per annum for a Deputy Chair, and $16,000 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership on the NZFC website.

Our Board (NZFC)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, the NZFC receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the NZFC website.

Corporate Documents (NZFC)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Tira Pūoro o Aotearoa (NZSO) is an autonomous Crown entity which was established to enrich the musical life of New Zealanders by presenting artistically excellent concerts, performed throughout the country and abroad by a full-time professional orchestra of international standing.

We support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to make appointments to the NZSO Board, administer Crown funding to the entity, and monitor its performance.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Establishing legislation: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Act 2004

Board membership

The NZSO is governed by a Board of between five and eight members, appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. In making appointments, the Minister must have regard to the need for members to have, among them, an appropriate balance of governance and financial skills, and an awareness of artistic matters, as relevant to the role of the board.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Carmel Walsh, Chair (April 2026)
  • Hon Chris Finlayson KC (June 2024)
  • Edwin Read (May 2025)
  • Wilma Smith (May 2025)
  • Claire Szabó (June 2024)
  • Kaine Thompson (April 2026)

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $24,000 per annum, $16,875 per annum for a Deputy Chair, and $13,500 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership on the NZSO website.

Board & Administration (NZSO)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, the NZSO Board receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the NZSO website.

Publications (NZSO)

Te Matatini Society Incorporated

Te Matatini is an Incorporated Society made up of 13 rohe societies that provide kapa haka leadership at a regional level. We administer Crown funding to the entity and monitor its performance. 

Te Matatini – Kapa Haka Aotearoa

Establishing legislation: Incorporated Societies Act 2022

Te Matatini is governed by its National Committee, made up of delegates from each of the 13 affiliated rohe and the Chair. Find out more about the Committee membership on Te Matatini website.

National Board (Te Matatini)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, Te Matatini is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and Te Matatini is used to define the services to be provided and the terms and conditions upon which the Crown funds and monitors Te Matatini

New Zealand Music Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa

The New Zealand Music Commission Te Reo Reka o Aotearoa (Music Commission) is an independent charitable trust established in 2000 to facilitate growth in the New Zealand music industry through specific projects and partnerships. 

We administer Crown funding to the Music Commission and monitor its performance. The Music Commission is governed by a board of trustees operating under a trust deed. Ministers do not make appointments to the board. 

New Zealand Music Commission

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, the Music Commission is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and the Music Commission defines the services the Music Commission is to provide and the terms and conditions under which the Crown funds and monitors it. 

Royal New Zealand Ballet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is an independent charitable trust established in 1953 as a touring New Zealand ballet company. The RNZB aims to attract New Zealand and international dancers, choreographers and designers who will nurture and grow a company of international acclaim and outstanding quality.

We administer Crown funding to the RNZB and monitor its performance. The RNZB is governed by a Board of Trustees operating under a Trust Deed. Ministers do not make appointments to the Board.

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, the RNZB is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and the RNZB defines the services RNZB is to provide and the terms and conditions under which the Crown funds and monitors it. 

Heritage entities

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (HNZPT) is an autonomous Crown entity.

HNZPT is charged with identifying, preserving, promoting and advocating for New Zealand’s unique heritage. The Māori Heritage Council is part of HNZPT and seeks to ensure the organisation meets the needs of Māori in a culturally sensitive manner. 

We support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to make appointments to its Board and to the Māori Heritage Council; administer Crown funding to the entity; and monitor its performance.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Enabling legislation: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (NZ Legislation)

Board and Council membership

Both the HNZPT Board and the Māori Heritage Council consists of eight members, appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

At least three of the Board members are appointed after consultation with the Minister for Māori Development (*). Half of the Council membership is appointed from amongst the Board members, and the other half are appointed after consultation with Māori Development and the board (**).

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

HNZPT Board only members:

  • Hon Marian Hobbs, Chair (June 2025)
  • James Blackburne (December 2024)
  • Rei Kohere (November 2025)
  • Katherine Watson (December 2024)

HNZPT Board members and Māori Heritage Council members:

  • Sir John Clarke, Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Council * (April 2024)
  • Puawai Cairns * (December 2024)
  • Materoa Dodd * (June 2026)
  • Rau Hoskins* (June 2026)

Māori Heritage Council only members:

  • Professor Rangi Mātāmua ** (November 2025)
  • Rebecca (Liz) Mellish ** (December 2023)
  • Tom Roa ** (December 2023)
  • Ruth Smith ** (December 2024)

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $27,000 per annum and $13,000 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board and Council membership on the HNZPT website.

The Board (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga)

Māori Heritage Council (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga).

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, the HNZPT receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the HNZPT website

Corporate documents (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) is an autonomous Crown entity. It was established to provide a forum in which the nation may present, explore and preserve both the heritage of its cultures and knowledge of the natural environment. It does this to better understand and treasure the past, to enrich the present and to meet the challenges of the future. 

We support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage to make appointments to Te Papa Board, administer Crown funding to Te Papa, and monitor its performance.

Te Papa

Establishing legislation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

Te Papa is governed by a board of between six and eight members, appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. In making appointments, the Minister must consider the need for members to have knowledge and experience of, and commitment to, the board’s functions and the specific activities of the museum. 

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Hon Dame Fran Wilde, Chair (December 2024)
  • Prof Juliet Gerrard (April 2026)
  • Jackie Lloyd (November 2025)
  • Andy Lowe (November 2025)
  • Caren Rangi (December 2024)
  • Prof Jacinta Ruru (April 2026)
  • Tama Waipara (November 2025)
  • David Wilks (November 2025)

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $33,000 per annum and $16,500 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership on the Te Papa website.

Board (Te Papa)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, Te Papa receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the Te Papa website.

Annual reports and key documents archive (Te Papa) 

National War Memorial Advisory Council

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage is responsible for the maintenance of the National War Memorial. The National War Memorial Advisory Council is a Ministerial Advisory Committee that advises the Minister on all matters pertaining to the National War Memorial.

We support the Minister to make appointments to the Council.

Pukeahu National War Memorial

Establishing legislation: National War Memorial Act 1992 (NZ Legislation)

Council membership

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Major (Retired) Fiona Cassidy, Chair (June 2025)
  • Staff Sergeant Tina Grant (June 2025), appointed on recommendation of the NZ Returned Services’ Association Incorporated.
  • Colonel (Retired) Roger Howard (November 2025), appointed on recommendation of the Chief of Defence Force.
  • Glenis Philip-Barbara (Pou Mataaho o Te Hua – Deputy Chief Executive of Delivery), ex-officio position of the delegate of the Manatū Taonga Chief Executive
  • Sir Wayne Shelford, ex-officio position of the National President of the NZ Returned Services’ Association Incorporated.

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $215 per day and $165 per day for a member. 

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Ngā Taonga) is an independent charitable trust formed in 2014 by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero, and the Television New Zealand Archive.

We administer Crown funding to Ngā Taonga and monitor its performance. Ngā Taonga is governed by a board of trustees operating under the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Constitution. Ministers do not make appointments to the board. 

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, Ngā Taonga is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and Ngā Taonga is used to define the services to be provided and the terms and conditions upon which the Crown funds and monitors it.

Antarctic Heritage Trust

The Antarctic Heritage Trust (AHT) is an independent charitable trust established in 1987. It manages the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project and seeks to inspire the spirit of exploration through expeditions and outreach programmes.

We administer Crown funding to AHT and monitor its performance. AHT is governed by an international Board of Trustees. Ministers do not make appointments to the Board.

Antarctic Heritage Trust

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, the AHT is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and the AHT is used to define the services AHT must provide and the terms and conditions under which the Crown funds and monitors it. 

Pukaki Trust

Te Pukaki refers to the carved representation of a Ngāti Whakaue ancestor. The carving was made in 1836, three generations after the death of Pukaki, as part of a five-metre-high gateway to guard the entrance to Ōhinemutu, in Rotorua.

Ngāti Whakaue originally intended to gift Pukaki to the Crown in 1877, to symbolise the agreement between the iwi and the Crown to establish the Rotorua township. Pukaki ended up in the possession of the Auckland Museum. The ceremonial completion of the gift by Ngāti Whakaue to the Crown occurred on 2 October 1997, whereby Pukaki was returned home to be cared for by the Rotorua District Council. 

The Pukaki Trust is an independent charitable trust that was established in 1997 to ensure the safe-keeping, conservation, and maintenance of Pukaki.

We administer Crown funding to the Pukaki Trust and monitor its performance. The Trust is governed by a board of four trustees operating under a trust deed. Ministers do not make appointments to the board.

Pukaki – Rotorua Lakes Council

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Performance and monitoring

As a non-governmental organisation, the Pukaki Trust is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown and the Pukaki Trust defines the services the Trust must provide and the terms and conditions under which the Crown funds and monitors it. 

Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust

Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust (TMMTT) was established to encourage and provide education and training of Māori as curators, conservators and other officers whose jobs involve the care and/or display of taonga Māori. TMMTT is governed by a board of between three and five trustees operating under a trust deed.

Board membership

We work with Te Puni Kōkiri to support the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister of Māori Development to jointly appoint the trustees. Te Puni Kōkiri is the lead agency on these appointments

The current members are below:

  • Arapata Hakiwai
  • Garry Nicholas

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $435 per day and $226 per day for a member. 

Sport and recreation entities

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport NZ)

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport NZ) is a Crown Agent established to promote, encourage and support physical recreation and sport as a means of achieving a healthier and active nation.

We support the Minister for Sport and Recreation to make their appointments to the board, administer Crown funding to Sport NZ, and monitor its performance.

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

Establishing legislation: Sport and Recreation New Zealand Act 2002 (NZ Legislation)

Sport NZ also comprises a wholly-owned subsidiary, High Performance Sport NZ Limited (HPSNZ). It works together with national sporting organisations for specific sports and campaigns:

  • to focus on the performance pathways, wellbeing and engagement of high-performance athletes
  • on funding and investment for those sports. 
  • HPSNZ is governed by its own board which also includes members of the Sport NZ Board. 

High Performance Sport NZ

Board membership

Sport NZ is governed by a board of between five and nine members, appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Raewyn Lovett, Chair (June 2024)
  • Duane Kale, Deputy Chair (July 2024)
  • Suri Bartlett (July 2024)
  • Robyn Cockburn (July 2024)
  • Beatrice Faumuinā (December 2025)
  • Bill Moran (June 2024)
  • Rakesh Naidoo (October 2024)
  • Dr Farah Palmer (June 2024)
  • Karen Vercoe (July 2024)

Remuneration for members is determined by the Cabinet Fees Framework. The current remuneration for a Chair is $32,000 per annum, $20,000 per annum for a Deputy Chair, and $16,000 per annum for a member.

Find out more about the current Board membership on the Sport NZ website.

Our structure (Sport New Zealand)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, Sport NZ receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the Sport NZ website.

Our publications (Sport New Zealand)

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is an Independent Crown Entity established to protect and promote a culture of clean, drug-free sport. It does this by:

  • helping athletes understand the importance of clean sport
  • educating athletes about their rights and responsibilities
  • carrying out a comprehensive testing programme
  • implementing the World Anti-Doping Code in New Zealand. 

We support the Minister for Sport and Recreation to make their recommendations for appointment to the board, administer Crown funding to DFSNZ and monitor its performance. 

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

Establishing legislation: Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

DFSNZ is governed by a board of up to five members, appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Sport and Recreation. In making their recommendations, the Minister considers the need for a mix of knowledge and experience in relation to law, sports medicine and sports participation and administration.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Tim Castle, Chair (June 2024)
  • Robyn Clements (April 2026)
  • Patria Hume (December 2025)
  • Keven Mealamu (June 2025)

The Remuneration Authority determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $24,000 per annum and $13,500 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership on the DFSNZ website.

Our team (Drug Free Sport New Zealand)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, DFSNZ receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the DFSNZ website.

Reporting and publications (Drug Free Sport New Zealand)

Integrity in Sport and Recreation Commission

The Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission (Commission) is being established by the Integrity Sport and Recreation Act 2023, enacted in August 2023. The Commission will be responsible for the role being performed by Drug Free Sport New Zealand, together with enhancing integrity within sport and physical recreation to protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of participants and the fairness of competition.

Establishment Board

The Integrity in Sport and Recreation Establishment Board (Establishment Board) is a ministerial advisory committee. It was established in April 2023 to provide advice on the set up and operation of the Commission. This includes the initial development of the Code of Conduct for adoption by sport and recreation bodies.

The Establishment Board has four members, appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, and will operate until the Commission is in place. The members of the Establishment Board are:

  • Don Mackinnon, Chair (30 June 2024) 
  • Tim Castle (30 June 2024) 
  • Traci Houpapa (30 June 2024) 
  • Adine Wilson (30 June 2024). 

Commission membership

The Commission is expected to start by 1 July 2024, or an earlier date made by the Governor-General by Orders in Council. It will be an independent Crown entity, governed by a board of seven to nine members. The board will be appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Sport and Recreation.

In making their recommendations, the Minister must ensure the board collectively has knowledge and experience in relation to:

  • law
  • athlete and participant health and wellbeing
  • participation in and administration of the sport and physical recreation sector
  • human rights, particularly the rights of children and young people, and rainbow people
  • te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • te ao Māori and tikanga Māori.

In addition, the Minister must also consider:

  • diversity including gender, ethnicity and disabled persons
  • expertise and experience in Crown and financial governance, and in the machinery of government.
Sports Tribunal of New Zealand

The Sports Tribunal of New Zealand (STNZ) is an independent body established in 2003 by the Board of Sport NZ to ensure that national sport organisations, athletes and other parties to a sports dispute have access to a fair, objective, affordable and timely means of resolving these disputes. The Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 sets out the sorts of disputes the STNZ can hear. 

We support the Minister for Sport and Recreation to make their appointments to the board.

Sports Tribunal of New Zealand

Establishing legislation: Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

STNZ is governed by a board of nine trustees, appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, for their expertise in law and/or sports, to cover the range of issues and matters the STNZ can decide. 

The Chair must be either a retired judge of a New Zealand court or statutory tribunal, or a senior barrister or solicitor of the High Court. They must also have a significant understanding of, and interest or experience in, sport. At least two other board members must be lawyers with substantial experience in the legal issues affecting sport, or substantial involvement in sport in some capacity. The other non-legal members of the tribunal must have substantial experience in sport over at least a 10-year aggregate period. 

The current members are (with term expiry dates in brackets): 

  • John MacDonald, Chair (November 2026)
  • Warwick Smith, Deputy Chair (November 2026)
  • Ruth Aitkin (May 2026)
  • Pippa Hayward (April 2024)
  • Paula Tesoriero (April 2024)
  • Helen Tobin (April 2024)

The Remuneration Authority determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $1,400 per day and $850 per day for a member. 

Find out more about the current board membership on the STNZ website.

Members of the Tribunal (Sports Tribunal)

Eden Park Trust Board

The Eden Park Trust is an independent charitable trust established to promote, operate and develop Eden Park as a high quality, multi-purpose stadium for:

  • the use of rugby and cricket, as well as other sporting codes
  • the use of recreational, musical and cultural events
  • the benefit of the public of the region. 

We support the Minister for Sport and Recreation to make their appointments to the Board.

Eden Park Trust Board

Establishing legislation: Eden Park Trust Act 1955 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

Eden Park Trust is governed by a board of nine trustees operating under a trust deed.

Five of these trustees are appointed by the Crown – we help the Minister for Sport and Recreation make these appointments. Two trustees are appointed by Auckland Cricket and two by Auckland Rugby. 

The current Crown-appointed members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Bill Birne (June 2025)
  • Renata Blair (December 2024)
  • Alan Gourdie (June 2024)
  • Kereyn Smith (June 2025)
  • Victoria Toon (December 2024)

Remuneration for members is determined by the Cabinet Fees Framework. The current remuneration for a Chair is $24,000 per annum and $15,000 per annum for a member.

Find out more about the current Board membership on the Eden Park website.

The Eden Park Trust Board (Eden Park)

Media entities

Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air) Irirangi Te Motu

The Broadcasting Commission (NZ On Air) Irirangi Te Motu is an autonomous Crown entity established to reflect and develop New Zealand identity and culture by promoting programmes for multitude audiences about New Zealand and New Zealand interests.  

We support the Minister for Media and Communications to make their appointments to the board, administer Crown funding to NZ On Air and monitor its performance. 

NZ On Air

Establishing legislation: Broadcasting Act 1989 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

NZ On Air is governed by a board of between three and six members, appointed by the Minister for Media and Communications.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Dr Ruth Harley, Chair (May 2024)
  • Sarona Aiono-Iosefa (July 2025)
  • Philip Broughton (March 2025)
  • John McCay (June 2024)
  • Christina Milligan (June 2026)

The Cabinet Fees Framework determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $40,000 per annum, and $19,000 per annum for a member. 

Find out more about the current board membership on the NZ On Air website.

Our team (NZ On Air)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, NZ On Air receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the NZ On Air website.

Annual reports and corporate documents (NZ On Air)

Broadcasting Standards Authority Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho

The Broadcasting Standards Authority Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho (BSA) is an Independent Crown Entity established to maintain acceptable standards of broadcasting on all New Zealand radio and television within the context of current social values, research and the principles of self-regulation, in a changing and deregulated industry. 

We support the Minister for Media and Communications to make their recommendations for appointment to the board, administer Crown funding to the BSA and monitor its performance. 

Broadcasting Standards Authority

Establishing legislation: Broadcasting Act 1989 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

The BSA is governed by a board of three members and a Chair, appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister for Media and Communications.

The Chair must be a barrister or solicitor with at least seven years’ practice in the High Court. Of the three members, one is appointed after consultation with representatives of the media sector (as the Minister thinks fit); and one is appointed after consultation with representatives of public interest groups (as the Minister thinks fit). 

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Susie Staley, Chair (November 2025)
  • Aroha Beck (May 2026)
  • John Gillespie (May 2025)
  • Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i (September 2024)

The Remuneration Authority determines remuneration for members. The current remuneration for a Chair is $1,320 per day, and $940 per day for a member. 

Find out more about the current Board membership on the BSA website

Who we are (BSA)

Performance and monitoring

As a Crown entity, BSA receives a letter of expectations from the Minister and is required by statute to develop a statement of intent, statement of performance expectations, and annual report. These documents can be found on the BSA website.

Statutory reports (BSA)

Radio New Zealand Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa

Radio New Zealand Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (RNZ) is a Crown Entity Company which was established to serve the public interest as an independent public service broadcaster. Its purpose is to provide reliable, independent and freely accessible news and information that fosters a sense of national identity by:

  • contributing to tolerance and understanding
  • reflecting and promoting ethnic, cultural and artistic diversity and expression. 

Radio New Zealand 

Establishing legislation: Radio New Zealand Act 1995 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

We work with The Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga to support the shareholding ministers, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Media and Communications, to make their appointments to the board. The Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga is the lead agency on these appointments. The board has between five and nine board members. 

In making their appointments, the Ministers must consider the need for the membership to have:

  • knowledge of, or experience in, the provision of high-quality public radio services
  • the ability to reflect a diverse range of community views.

Board members are not appointed to represent or promote the views of a particular interest group. 

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Dr Jim Mather, Chair (June 2026)
  • Irene Gardiner (June 2026)
  • Michael O’Donnell (June 2024)
  • Sina Wendt (June 2025)
  • Jane Wrightson (June 2026)

Remuneration for members is determined using the Crown Company Fees Methodology. Find out more about the current board membership on the RNZ website. 

Board of Governors (Radio New Zealand)

Performance and ownership advice

NZ On Air is the majority funder for RNZ. We administer funding to RNZ for its broadcast services to the Pacific and monitor these services on behalf of the Minister for Media and Communications. We have a complementary role alongside The Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga in respect of the monitoring of RNZ. 

Television New Zealand Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa

Television New Zealand Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa (TVNZ) is a Crown Entity Company which was established to be a successful national television and digital media company that would provide a range of content and services on a choice of delivery platforms and maintain its commercial performance. Its services must include the provision of channels that are free of charge and available to audiences throughout New Zealand. TVNZ must also provide high quality content that is relevant to, enjoyed and valued by New Zealand audiences. The content must encompass both New Zealand and international content and reflect Māori perspectives. 

Television New Zealand

Establishing legislation: Television New Zealand Act 2003 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

We work with the Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga to support the shareholding ministers, the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Media and Communications, to make their appointments to the board. The Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga is the lead agency for these appointments. The board has between five and nine board members. 

In making their appointments, the Ministers must consider the need for the board members to have knowledge or experience to help TVNZ achieve its objectives and perform its functions. In addition, Ministers must consider the desirability of promoting diversity in the board membership. 

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Alastair Carruthers, Chair (June 2026)
  • Ripeka Evans, Deputy Chair (June 2026)
  • Linda Clark (June 2025)
  • Meg Matthews (June 2025)
  • John Quirk (June 2025)
  • Aliesha Staples (June 2026)

Remuneration for members is determined using the Crown Company Fees Methodology. Find out more about the current board membership on the TVNZ website.

Leadership: Our Board of Directors (TVNZ)

Performance and ownership advice

The Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga is the monitor of TVNZ. We work with the Treasury Te Tai Ōhanga to provide input into its advice.

National Pacific Media Trust (Pacific Media Network)

The National Pacific Media Trust (Pacific Media Network) is a charitable trust delivering services to the New Zealand public. It is a public interest broadcaster that targets Pacific peoples to empower, encourage, and nurture Pacific cultural identity and economic prosperity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We work with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to help the Minister for Media and Communications, and the Minister for Pacific Peoples to jointly appoint the trustees.

Pacific Media Network

Establishing legislation: Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ Legislation)

Board membership

The Pacific Media Network is governed by a board of seven trustees, appointed jointly by the Ministers for Media and Communications and Pacific Peoples.

The current members are below (with term expiry dates in brackets):

  • Saimoni Lealea, Chair (December 2025)
  • Sholan Ivaiti, Treasurer (October 2023)
  • Richard Broadbridge (October 2024)
  • Holona Lui (October 2024)
  • Jerome Mika (October 2024)
  • Teremoana Rapley (October 2024)

Performance and monitoring

Pacific Media Network is listed in schedule 4 of the Public Finance Act 1989, which means it is treated for certain financial reporting requirements as if it were a Crown entity under the Crown Entity Act 2004.

As a non-governmental organisation, Pacific Media Network is not subject to the requirements of the Crown Entities Act 2004. Instead, an outcome agreement between the Crown, via NZ On Air, and Pacific Media Network is used to define the services Pacific Media Network must provide and the terms and conditions under which the Crown funds and monitors it.