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Pay Gap Action Plan

Read about Maritime NZ’s plan to address any inequities found in pay gap analysis relating to gender, Maori, 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.

As a Crown entity, Maritime New Zealand | Nō te rere moana Aotearoa is required to publish our pay gap information on our website, and publish an action plan to address any inequities found in our analysis of our pay information by 28 April 2023. This document is the complete Gender and Ethnic Pay Gap Action Plan (GEPGAP). It provides information about Maritime NZ’s workforce profile and pay gap information (where we have been able to do so) for gender and Māori, Pacific and other ethnicities, and our planned activities to address the data and pay equity issues we identified in our analysis. The plan spans the timeframe 2023–2024.

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 addressing the need for gender and ethnic equity across our organisation, not only in remuneration and reward but also in our everyday activities so that working in an equitable way becomes an expected and integral part of our culture. Our Kia Toipoto plan outlines activities that will help build equity, inclusion and representation across our organisation. This programme aims to achieve pay equity for all targeted groups with specific focus on women and people from ethnic communities.

Developing the pay gap action plan

We completed our analysis of pay data from 31 March 2023. We have since developed our action plan with activities to progress our pay equity work programme. PSA has provided input to the development of this action plan.

Pay Gap Action Plan 2023 [PDF:844kB, 11 pages]