Past Events Directory


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

Redefining Radio, RNZ

Digital disruption in the media sector prompted Radio New Zealand (RNZ) to transform itself into a modern, innovative and successful multi-media organisation.

  • 16 Nov 2017
  • Excellence Awards
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Clodagh Jolly, Treasury's 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.

  • 02 Nov 2017
  • Excellence Awards
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Diane Maxwell, Commission for Financial Capability

Diane Maxwell the Retirement Commissioner spoke about the Commission's communications activity to significantly grow visitors to its website and generate a national conversation about retirement planning.

  • 11 Oct 2017
  • Excellence Awards
  • Wellington

Community-Led Development

Taking a community-led approach to addressing our country's social, economic and environmental issues offers new possibilities.

  • 18 Sep 2017
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Wellington

Janita Stuart, Information Management

  • 04 Sep 2017
  • Auckland
  • Leadership

Michael Webster, Secretary of the Cabinet

  • 31 Aug 2017
  • Leadership
  • Public Servant
  • Wellington

Ian Axford (NZ) Fellowship seminars

  • 21 Aug 2017
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Wellington

Susan Morton, Growing up in New Zealand study

  • 15 Aug 2017
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Demographics
  • Education

Chris Eichbaum, Victoria University

  • 28 Jul 2017
  • Policy Advice
  • Wellington

Len Cook, Families Commissioner

  • 13 Jun 2017
  • Social Investment
  • Wellington

David Rutherford, Human Rights Commissioner

  • 31 May 2017
  • Customer service
  • Wellington

Alan Johnson, Salvation Army

  • 26 May 2017
  • Auckland
  • Big Data
  • Policy Advice

Peter Boshier, Chief Ombudsman

  • 04 May 2017
  • Customer service
  • Leadership
  • Wellington

R9 Accelerator

  • 11 Apr 2017
  • Collaboration
  • Customer service
  • Wellington

Hon Steven Joyce

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • Customer service
  • Public Servant
  • Social Investment
  • Wellington

Dr Meghan Benton

  • 17 Feb 2017
  • Demographics
  • Wellington

Kataraina Maki, Auckland Council

  • 20 Oct 2016
  • Auckland
  • Auckland
  • Customer service
  • Local Government

Excellence Awards winners 2016

  • 13 Oct 2016
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Wellington

Professor Paul Spoonley

  • 03 Oct 2016
  • Auckland
  • Demographics