Past Events Directory


Innovation in Government: the use of data

Innovation in Government: the current and future use of data in Government considered the risks and opportunities around the use of data in Government policy and administration.

  • 30 Nov 2018
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Big Data
  • Innovation

Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission won the Excellence in Improving Public Value Through Business Transformation at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards. Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer, described the challenge to identify locations where people would be in everyday life, and to establish voting services where and when the customer would be there.

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • Customer service
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Project CORTEX

The GCSB won the Excellence in Building Trust and Confidence in Government at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards for Project CORTEX. Hamish Beaton, Assistant Director Cyber Security, spoke about why the project was needed and what it achieved.

  • 20 Nov 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Networking Skills for New Professionals

A key pillar of any new professional's career is the ability to network easily with their colleagues, peers and managers. The attendees were engaged in this practical, workshop-style networking session.

  • 13 Nov 2018
  • New Professionals
  • Wellington

Dr Eleri Clissold, Young Professional of the Year

Dr Eleri Clissold, Waitemata District Health Board, won the Young Professional of the Year at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards.

  • 31 Oct 2018
  • Auckland
  • Excellence Awards
  • Leadership

Fees Free: collaboration for the win

This seminar showcased the agile and pragmatic approach adopted by four agencies to meet the challenge of delivering the Government’s First 100 Days’ pledge to make the first year of tertiary education or training fees-free from the start of 2018.

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

New Professionals Conference

On 10 and 11 October, some of the brightest young public servants across the country came together in Wellington for the biennial IPANZ New Professionals Conference.

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • New Professionals
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

NZ Transport Agency - Waikato Expressway Rangiriri Section

The Transport Agency worked in close partnership with Waikato-Tainui in the planning, design and delivery of the four-lane, 4.8km Rangiriri section of the Waikato Expressway which takes traffic past a culturally sensitive area.

  • 08 Oct 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Transforming NZ Police Recruitment to Drive Diversity

The New Zealand Police won the Excellence in Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness within the Public Sector at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards.

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • Excellence Awards
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Free and frank advice in an open government

Andrew Kibblewhite (Chief Executive DPMC and Head of the Policy Profession), Judge Peter Boshier (Chief Ombudsman) and Hannah Cameron (Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Policy, State Services Commission) spoke about managing the provision of free and frank advice and timely access to information in an open government environment

  • 03 Oct 2018
  • Leadership
  • Policy Advice
  • Wellington

Ministers, Minders and Mandarins

Public service neutrality in Wellington has been researched for over 15 years by Dr Chris Eichbaum of Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government and Massey University Professor of Politics Richard Shaw.At this event they launched their latest book: Ministers, Minders and Mandarins: An International Study of Relationships at the Executive Summit of Parliamentary Democracies.

  • 27 Sep 2018
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Embracing Complexity

Inspiring Communities developed this practical seminar to explore how we can apply a community-led theory of change to the public policy process.

  • 21 Sep 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Wellington

State Sector Act Reform panel discussion

The Minister of State Services, Hon Chris Hipkins, has signalled that he is looking to reform the State Sector Act 1988. IPANZ presented a panel to discuss directions and options for the reform of the Act and the opportunities and challenges they could create.

  • 07 Sep 2018
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

State Sector Act 1988 - Options to Reform, with Hon Chris Hipkins

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins launched a public engagement containing options to reform the State Sector Act 1988.

  • 04 Sep 2018
  • Public Service
  • Wellington

Panel Discussion: From the Beehive

The third Deloitte IPANZ New Professionals series of Leadership Panels was ‘From the Beehive’. It was an opportunity to hear from people who have worked, or worked with those, in the Beehive.

  • 03 Sep 2018
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Axford Fellowships in Public Policy

Two Axford Fellows from the United States, Mike Wolking and Jeff Mosley, gave presentations on their New Zealand research on education and housing.

  • 23 Aug 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Wellington

CERT NZ: Get Cyber Smart

Katrina Norman, Senior Stakeholder and Engagement Advisor at CERT NZ - a national government cyber security unit launched in April 2017 - shared some insights about what CERT NZ has seen so far in the threat landscape of New Zealand and how you can manage your own cyber security.

  • 16 Aug 2018
  • Information Technology
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Driving Innovation: The Role of People Management

Professor Ian Williamson, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, discussed ways that government leaders can successful develop and implement an innovation agenda that allows their organisations to not only survive but thrive.

  • 02 Aug 2018
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Rediscovering Westminster in 2020

After a long and distinguished public service career both here and abroad, former IPANZ President Len Cook gave his thoughts on the future of the public service.

  • 19 Jul 2018
  • Leadership
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Leading and developing public sector social innovation

The Southern Initiative (TSI) and the Auckland Co-design Lab (the Lab) is a unique New Zealand public service innovation team working across central and local government and alongside communities.This seminar looked at how innovation and implementation co-exist through this platform to achieve transformational change.

  • 24 May 2018
  • Auckland
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Panel Discussion: The Path Less Taken

For this second of the Deloitte IPANZ New Professionals Leadership in the Public Sector event series, we heard about the “Path Less Taken” from public sector leaders who have taken the less traditional paths to a public sector career. The panelists were Malcolm Millar, Executive Director, G2G Know-how, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise; Fleur Francois, Director, Measurement Standards Laboratory; and Jim Watson, Prison Director – Waikeria, Department of Corrections.

  • 26 Apr 2018
  • Leadership
  • New Professionals
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Local Government Funding - future directions?

David Shand, a member of the Royal Commission on Auckland governance, discussed the issues of local government funding and whether it's time for change.

  • 18 Apr 2018
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Local Government

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 on 15 February. Read his speech.

  • 16 Feb 2018
  • Collaboration
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Systems Thinking in Auckland

This seminar explored what it would take to work as a system in Auckland, the benefits, barriers and challenges to this, and how to work together better.

  • 28 Nov 2017
  • Auckland

Te Urewera - Department of Conservation Tuhoe Partnership

Working collaboratively, DOC and Tuhoe implemented ground-breaking new Treaty Settlement legislation, which granted the former national park Te Urewera legal personhood. Kirsti Luke, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua Chief Executive and DOC Deputy Director General Mervyn English, spoke about how they committed to working together.

  • 21 Nov 2017
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington