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About us

KiwiRail’s purpose Stronger Connections, Better New Zealand speaks to the critical role rail plays in delivering sustainable and inclusive growth for our customers, our communities and our people.

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Zero Harm

Of KiwiRail’s four core values, ‘Care and Protect’ is the one our people live and breathe by. It is why our Zero Harm vision is to become the leading health and safety organisation in New Zealand.

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Our People

KiwiRail is one of New Zealand’s largest employers with proud KiwiRail staff operating in more than 50 towns and cities across the country.

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Value of Rail

The total value of rail in New Zealand is estimated to be $1.7 - $2.14 billion each year, from just four areas – reduced congestion in our cities; reduced carbon emissions; improved road safety including injuries and fatalities and lower road maintenance costs for taxpayers.

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KiwiRail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s transport system and in the health of the economy, our communities and the natural environment.

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Te Kupenga Mahi

Te Kupenga Mahi strives to share Māori cultural, social and economic aspirations with the wider community by consultation in good faith, common sense and with dignity under the concept of true partnership.

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