The Ministry of Transport (In Maori: Te Manatū Waka) is the New Zealand Government's principal transport policy adviser. It leads and generates policy, and the government's New Zealand Transport Strategy (NZTS) provides the framework within which transport policy is developed. The MoT also liaises with the transport Crown entities, the Aviation Security Service, and the National Rescue Co-ordination Centre. The Chief Executive is Martin Matthews.
The Ministry of Transport was formerly responsible for enforcement of traffic laws before their division of traffic officers was merged into the same organization as the police.