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New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and over 700 smaller islands.


Our standard dataset contains 1,107 entities connected with New Zealand. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 2 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in New Zealand. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

New Zealand Designated Terrorist EntitiesNew Zealand Policeupdated daily22
New Zealand Russia SanctionsMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Tradeupdated daily1,699

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 585 entities identified as PEPs connected with New Zealand.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister2--
Governor General2--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Arts, Culture, & Heritage1--
Minister for Auckland1--
Minister for Biosecurity11-
Minister for Building & Construction15-
Minister for Child Poverty Reduction1--
Minister for Children13-
Minister for Courts111
Minister for Disability Issues12-
Minister for Diversity, Inclusion & Ethnic Communities1--
Minister for Economic & Regional Development11-
Minister for Emergency Management11-
Minister for Food Safety11-
Minister for Infrastructure13-
Minister for Land Information12-
Minister for Maori Crown Relations1--
Minister for Oceans & Fisheries1--
Minister for Pacific Peoples1--
Minister for Regional Development1--
Minister for Research, Science and Innovation12-
Minister for Rural Communities11-
Minister for Seniors12-
Minister for Small Business12-
Minister for Social Development & Employment1--
Minister for State-Owned Enterprises11-
Minister for the Accident Compensation Corporation1--
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector11-
Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications11-
Minister for the Environment17-
Minister for the Prevention of Family & Sexual Violence1--
Minister for the Public Service11-
Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations11-
Minister for Veterans1--
Minister for Whānau Ora11-
Minister for Women11-
Minister for Workplace Relations & Safety11-
Minister for Youth13-
Minister of Agriculture13-
Minister of Broadcasting & Media1--
Minister of Climate Change1--
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs11-
Minister of Conservation19-
Minister of Corrections152
Minister of Customs11-
Minister of Defence18-
Minister of Disarmament & Arms Control1--
Minister of Education of New Zealand17-
Minister of Energy and Resources11-
Minister of Finance13-
Minister of Foreign Affairs17-
Minister of Forestry11-
Minister of Health18-
Minister of Housing14-
Minister of Immigration13-
Minister of Internal Affairs19-
Minister of Justice110-
Minister of Local Government1--
Minister of Maori Development14-
Minister of National Security and Intelligence11-
Minister of Police12-
Minister of Racing17-
Minister of Revenue11-
Minister of Sport & Recreation1--
Minister of State for Trade & Export Growth1--
Minister of Statistics13-
Minister of Tourism11-
Minister of Trade & Export Growth11-
Minister of Transport11-
Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services1--
Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission1--
Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau1--
Minister Responsible for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the New Zealand Parliament-309118
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand-21
Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to New Zealand-51
ambassador of Israel to New Zealand--1
ambassador of New Zealand to France-5-
ambassador of New Zealand to the United States-61
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chief of Defence Force-43
Minister of Social Development-6-
Prime Minister of New Zealand-51
Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives-6-
Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand-5-
Governor-General of New Zealand-41
Attorney-General of New Zealand-4-
Prime Minister of the Cook Islands-31
Solicitor-General of New Zealand-31
Administrator of Tokelau-12
Leader of the Opposition-3-
Mayor of Wellington-21
Minister for ACC-3-
Minister of Civil Defence-3-
Chief Justice of New Zealand-11
Commissioner of Inland Revenue-11
Director-General of Security-2-
Head of Government of Tokelau--2
King's Representative-11
Minister for COVID-19 Response-2-
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media-2-
Minister of Local Government of New Zealand-2-
monarch of New Zealand-11
Attorney General1--
Controller and Auditor-General of New Zealand-1-
Maori Monarch--1
Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti-1-
Minister of Fisheries-1-
Minister Responsible for the GCSB-1-
Minister Responsible for the NZSIS-1-
Spouse of the Governor-General of New Zealand--1
State Services Commissioner-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...