Natural Resources Sector Governance

Through the Natural Resources Sector (NRS) we aim to bring together the different perspectives and sometimes competing interests of government, business and communities, to build a coherent and integrated approach.

This informs our integrated advice to Ministers and our operational activity.

A governance approach is in place to help the NRS deliver its goal. This involves three different groups who are outlined below. 

Business Growth Agenda Building Natural Resources Ministers’ GroupGoverns Business Growth Agenda Building Natural Resources Worksteam 
Natural Resources Sector Leadership Board (Chief Executives)Provides collective and strategic leadership of priorities and progress to NRS goal, looking beyond current horizon to 2030
Natural Resources Sector Programme Governance GroupDrives achievement of the six focus areas and cross-cutting themes




                                      Two further groups are led by the NRS in partnership with regional councils and Business New Zealand. These are outlined below.

Chief Executives Environment and Economy ForumGovernment and regional council chief executives’ forum to facilitate effective management of natural resources
Natural Resources Senior Executives Group Government and Business New Zealand forum to improve partnerships in natural resource management


                                                            For further information on any of these groups, please contact the Natural Resources Sector Support Unit.