New Zealand Railways Corporation

State-owned enterprise

NZ Railways owns around 18,000 hectares of railway land that it provides to KiwiRail through a long-term lease.  It was established to enable KiwiRail to obtain the commercial benefit of railway land and to support the Crown’s investment in rail operations as a whole.  NZ Railways is not a trading entity and is not expected to make an operating surplus or to provide dividends.  KiwiRail provides administrative services for NZ Railways. 

Key Company Information

Entity Form State-owned enterprise
Established 1987
Head Office Wellington
Primary Legislation New Zealand Railways Corporation Act 1981;
State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986

Board of Directors

Person Role Term
Mr David McLean Chair -
Mrs Angela Edwards Director -
Ms Nicola Greer Director -

Key documents