News Directory


PS News: Excellence Awards gala event 25 July

In this e-newsletter IPANZ announces the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018 gala event on 25 July; as well as latest news and events.

  • 19 Jun 2018

PS News: Free and Frank Advice and the Official Information Act

To what extent can and should public servants expect their advice to ministers to remain confidential, ask Andrew Kibblewhite and Peter Boshier in a co-authored article in the May Policy Quarterly. This issue also provides news items about wellbeing, privacy, open government, regulation, cyber security etc. and coming events.

  • 11 May 2018

Public Sector Excellence Awards programme 2019

After twenty years of running a Public Sector Excellence Awards programme, the IPANZ Board has decided that it is time to pass the leadership of the Awards to the State Services Commission (SSC). As the public sector’s lead agency, it is appropriate and desirable that SSC should take the lead in running an Awards programme. IPANZ will therefore step down from running the Awards in 2019.

  • 10 Apr 2018

IPANZ Business Plan: a new direction

The IPANZ Board has approved the Business Plan 2018-19: A New Direction. IPANZ will focus on three priority areas for 2018-19: Identify and champion new ideas about the future of the public service; celebrate and promote excellence in the public service to New Zealanders; and uphold key public service values and principles.

  • 06 Apr 2018

PS News: Women in Public Sector Summit

In this issue we announce the Women in Public Sector Summit, to be held in Wellington on 2 May; the April Public Sector journal is online - looking at how we're getting our public sector ready for the future; and we list upcoming events for April/ May.

  • 27 Mar 2018

PS News: Hon Grant Robertson charts course for public sector

In this e-newsletter, we share the Hon Grant Robertson's speech to IPANZ at the Beehive last week; remind you to nominate projects for the IPANZ Deloitte Public Sector Excellence Awards; and list some events of interest.

  • 20 Feb 2018

Hon Grant Robertson delivers IPANZ annual address

Hon Grant Robertson, Finance Minister, gave the IPANZ Annual Address to an audience of 350 at the Beehive banquet hall yesterday, 15 February. Read his speech.

  • 16 Feb 2018

PS News 11 Dec

In this issue: nominations open for the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018; the December Public Sector is available to read; we congratulate the winner of the IPANZ School of Government prize; and list some events in early 2018.

  • 07 Dec 2017

Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations for New Zealand’s longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards are now open, including an award to recognise growing diversity within the public sector.

  • 07 Dec 2017

Collaboration between Tuhoe and DOC

Kirsti Luke, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua Chief Executive and DOC Deputy Director General Mervyn English, spoke to IPANZ about their collaboration over Te Urewera. DOC and Tuhoe implemented ground-breaking new Treaty Settlement legislation, which granted the former national park Te Urewera legal personhood. This project won the 2018 Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award.

  • 23 Nov 2017

How Radio NZ redefined radio

Digital disruption in the media sector prompted Radio New Zealand (RNZ) to transform itself into a modern, innovative and successful multi-media organisation. Key players spoke to IPANZ on 15 November about how it redefined radio, in our series from the 2017 Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards winners.

  • 20 Nov 2017

The Treasury talks Blind Recruitment

To increase the diversity of its workforce, Treasury reformed its graduate and intern recruitment process. Clodagh Jolly, Principal Advisor, Organisational Development at the Treasury provided an insight into its Blind Recruitment programme at an IPANZ seminar on 1 November.

  • 03 Nov 2017

PS News 27 Oct: November events

In this issue we ask: Do you understand New Zealand's Regulatory Streetscape? (and how to learn more); encourage your organisation to get involved in Cyber Smart Week (27 Nov - 1 Dec); and list events for November.

  • 27 Oct 2017

Commission for Financial Capability first to share Excellence Award story

Diane Maxwell, the Retirement Commissioner, kicked off the series of Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award winners' stories on 11 October.

  • 19 Oct 2017

Community-led Development

Taking a community-led approach to addressing our country's social, economic and environmental issues offers new possibilities, as outlined in an IPANZ seminar by Inspiring Communities and The Todd Foundation.

  • 19 Sep 2017

PS News 14 Sep: Hear from the Award Winners

In this issue we announce our seminar series on the Public Sector Excellence Award winners; link to the September Public Sector Journal which features Border Management; as well as News, Upcoming Events, and Past Events update

  • 14 Sep 2017

Calling Emerging New Zealand Leaders

Gain first-hand knowledge and build contacts in your field that will be highly relevant to the New Zealand context and future New Zealand and United States links. Apply now for a Harkness Fellowship.

  • 28 Aug 2017

PS News 10 Aug

In this e-newsletter we announce a new Effective Engagement with Māori workshop, highlight changes in our new website, and list events for August/ September.

  • 11 Aug 2017

IPANZ Annual Report 2016-17

As of the end of March 2017, 170 organisations were members of IPANZ, up from 143 for the same time last year.

  • 24 Jul 2017

PS News: Public Sector Excellence Awards winners

In this issue we announce the winners of the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards, and provide events of interest throughout July - August.

  • 06 Jul 2017

Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017

Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017, held in Wellington last night (5 July).The judges said that this programme was, “An excellence initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation.”

  • 06 Jul 2017

Online Volunteer Hub Goes Live

A new digital marketplace is now live, which connects professionals keen to donate their skills and not for profits needing their expertise.

  • 15 Jun 2017

PS News 10 May: May events

IPANZ will have a greater presence in Auckland with the appointment of Philippa Miller Moore as our Auckland Manager. Plus we list events for May.

  • 10 May 2017

New Better Public Services targets

Prime Minister Bill English has outlined a new set of 10 targets which set the Government’s expectations for the public service, building on the success of the initial targets set in 2012. See: http://ssc.govt.nz/better-public-services-next-steps

  • 01 May 2017

DIA's SmartStart programme wins top international award

A key initiative by the Department of Internal Affairs, SmartStart, has won a prestigious international award.

  • 20 Apr 2017

Excellence in disaster response recognised in national planning awards

A joint response to complex planning and technical challenges following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in parts of the Waimakariri District north of Christchurch has achieved the supreme accolade at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) awards.

  • 01 Apr 2017

PS News 30 March

In May, IPANZ has sought speakers from outside of core government to provide their insight on how we interact with the public.

  • 30 Mar 2017

PS News 30 March: Upcoming events

In May, IPANZ has sought speakers from outside of core government to provide their insight on how we interact with the public. Registration will open throughout April.

  • 30 Mar 2017

Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General spoke to IPANZ in Auckland on 21 March

His talk was: Digital Babies - shifting baby-related transactions with government from paper to digital

  • 22 Mar 2017

Hon Steven Joyce speech to IPANZ

Hon Steven Joyce gave the IPANZ annual address to an audience of about 250 people at the Beehive today, 21 February.

  • 21 Feb 2017