Ministry of Education (New Zealand)

The Ministry of Education (Māori: Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing the New Zealand education system.

Ministry of Education
Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga
Agency overview
Formed1989
Preceding agency
JurisdictionNew Zealand
Headquarters33 Bowen St,
WELLINGTON 6140
Annual budgetTotal budgets for 2019/20[1]
Vote Education
$12,609,535,000
Vote Tertiary Education
$3,487,920,000
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Iona Holsted,
    Chief Executive and Secretary for Education
Child agencies
Websitewww.education.govt.nz

The Ministry was formed in 1989 when the former, all-encompassing Department of Education was broken up into six separate agencies.


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