Pay Gap Action Plan

Read about Maritime NZ’s plan to address any inequities found in pay gap analysis relating to gender, Māori, Pacific and other ethnic pay gaps.


Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission released Kia Toipoto – the Public Service Pay Gap Action Plan in November 2021. It is a three-year plan to help public service departments and Crown entities close their gender, Māori, Pacific and other ethnic pay gaps. It builds on the Gender Pay Action Plan 2018–2020, which helped close the public service gender pay gap from 12.2 percent in 2018 to 8.6 percent in 2021.


Kia Toipoto three-year goals (2021-2024):

  1. Making sustainable progress toward closing gender, Māori, Pacific and ethnic pay gaps.
  2. Accelerating progress for wāhine Māori, Pacific women, and women from ethnic communities.
  3. Creating fairer workplaces for all, including disabled people and members of rainbow communities.

Maritime NZ’s Gender & Ethnic Pay Action Plan focuses on Kia Toipoto’s six milestones:

  1. Te Pono | Transparency
  2. Ngā Hua Tōkeke mō te Utu | Equitable pay outcomes
  3. Te whai kanohi tāunoa ngā taumata katoa | Leadership and representation
  4. Te Whakawhanaketanga tāunoa te Aramahi | Effective career and leadership development
  5. Te e whakakore tāunoa te katoa o ngā momo whakatoihara, haukume anō hoki | Eliminating all forms of bias and discrimination
  6. Te Tāunoa o te Mahi Pīngore | Flexible-work-by-default


Our commitment

Maritime NZ is committed to supporting a culture where diversity is valued and can thrive, systemic barriers that exclude and/or discriminate are removed and everyone has fair access to opportunities. We strive to be an organisation where everyone feels they belong and inclusive leadership enables our people to contribute their experiences, skills, knowledge, ideas and unique perspectives for the benefit of Maritime NZ.

We published our first Gender and Ethnic Pay Gaps Plan in 2023. We have updated our plan, setting actions for the next 12 months that will continue to build on the progress achieved in the last year.

Pay Gap Action Plan 2024 [PDF:2.27MB, 18 pages]