IPANZ works to support the development of a high performing Public Sector, respected and valued by New Zealanders.


09 August 2023

Ministers & Officials: How to get the relationship right – Insights from conversations at the political administrative interface

IPANZ recently collaborated with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) on a series of events to explore the crucial relationship between ministers and officials. This series of conversations was designed to shed light on what both sides can do to ensure the relationship is working at its best. Topics covered were getting the relationship between ministers and officials right, understanding and developing political nous, and building the relationship with political nous.


31 July 2023

IPANZ 87th Annual General Meeting

At the IPANZ AGM last Wednesday night, 26 July 2023, Adjunct Professor Chris Eichbaum challenged the audience – should we just give up on political neutrality?