The Ministry for Women, Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, works to improve lives for New Zealand women.

Inspiring Women

President, Jersey New Zealand

Alison Gibb is the first woman to head Jersey New Zealand. The former teacher brings vast experience in dairy farming, the voluntary sector and governance to the 114-year-old industry body.

With women accounting for just 30 percent of local government representatives, there’s plenty of space for more. Six New Zealand women in local government tell us what they've learned - and why you should stand.

Mayor, Whanganui

Annette Main became the mayor of Whanganui in 2010, following a long career in tourism and a stint on the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council. Read about what prompted her to enter local government and what she has learnt.

Recent News & Events

Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to eliminate discrimination against women.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW).

Women at work


Read about the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW).

Research and publications

Read the latest resources and publications.