PS News 14 Sep: Hear from the Award Winners

14 Sep 2017 IPANZ PS News: Hear from the Award Winners

Hear from the Award Winners

IPANZ has invited several of the winners of the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017 to share their success stories and lessons learnt. They include the Prime Minister's Award winners Department of Conservation and Te Uru Taumatua for Te Urewera and DOC Tuhoe Partnership.

DOC and Tuhoe implemented ground-breaking new Treaty settlement legislation, which granted Te Urewera legal personhood. Both parties took deliberate steps to improve their working relationship and have demonstrated how Crown and Maori can work together to deliver improved outcomes.

Other seminars will be presented by: the Commission for Financial Capability, Radio New Zealand and The Treasury. This lunchtime series will be held in Wellington during October/ November. We are finalising the details and will open registration shortly.

Check the IPANZ calendar for updates

September Public Sector Journal: Border Management

Issues relating to borders, national security, immigration and free trade often make the headlines. How is our modern concept of the border evolving and what effect is this is likely to have on our approach to security, trade and border management?

Plus read the stories of the Public Sector Excellence Award winners, an interview with recently retired MBIE head David Smol, the role of the Electoral Commission, and more.

Read the journal (log in required)

Latest News

IPANZ New Professionals: Connect, Develop, Inspire

IPANZ New Professionals is a platform for young and new professionals making their first steps in the public sector. Based in Wellington it offers professional and social events, networking opportunities and career development. You can sign up to the New Professionals group as part of your IPANZ membership (you'll find the check box under My Preferences in your Dashboard once logged in at: Check out the LinkedIn page: a professional space to list jobs, articles and New Professionals opportunities or Facebook for events and marketing. The New Professional leadership team encourages you to subscribe to these social media groups to create a community of interest of New Professionals.

The Policy Project

As a public policy practitioner, are you keen to keep up with best practice in providing policy advice? You'll find a wealth of tools, frameworks, advice and information on the Policy Project web pages.

The Policy Project is about building a high performing policy system that supports and enables good government decision making.

To find information on the Policy Improvement Frameworks and the Policy Methods Toolbox as well as what is happening in the Policy Community, see the policy project pages on the DPMC website.

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. Applications are now open for a Harkness Fellowship for travel in 2018. Available in any field of study or vocation for a period of 8 to 12 weeks. The Fellowship is worth up to NZ$30,000 for someone employed by the New Zealand public sector. See Fulbright NZ website or email Kyla Orr.

Upcoming Events

GOVIS: Take a Number, the New Zealand Business Number


The NZBN is transforming the way Kiwi organisations connect, interact and transact. Come along to this GOVIS lunchtime forum to learn how your agency can take advantage of the NZBN. Become part of a highly-connected business environment that will revolutionise the way the private and public sectors interact.

Find out more and register

Women in Public Sector Summit 2017: Auckland Leadership Pathways


The next Women in Public Sector Summit will be hosted in Auckland. Themed 'Auckland Leadership Pathways' the Summit will honour Auckland's diversity and the opportunities for women in leadership roles in Auckland. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and we will send you details are they become available. Registration opens 18 September.

Find out more

Superdiverse Women Voices


Come to the inaugural SDW Voices, with a line-up of top diverse leaders who will share their diverse journeys and key takeouts. The keynote speaker is Lili Gil Valletta, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of CIEN+, sponsored by U.S. Embassy, and speaking for the first time in New Zealand.

Find out more

Previous Events update

Update on the Cabinet Manual

On 31 August, Secretary of the Cabinet, Michael Webster, gave an IPANZ seminar about the 2017 update of the Cabinet Manual. The Cabinet Manual is the authoritative guide to central government decision-making for Ministers, their offices, and those working within government. The new edition reflects changes to the law and other developments since the last update in 2008.

View the Cabinet Manual

Research on political neutrality

On behalf of Chris Eichbaum, Victoria University, and Richard Shaw, Massey University, IPANZ sent out an online questionnaire relating to the influence of political staff, and issues of public service neutrality more generally. The questionnaire is part 5 of an on-going research project. Chris and Richard spoke at the IPANZ AGM on 28 July and there was, and is, considerable interest in their research.

See the initial analysis of the research.