PS News 11 Dec

11 Dec 2017 IPANZ PS News: Enter the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018

IPANZ is calling all public sector organisations to enter their most successful projects in the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018. Nominations are now open.

“The awards recognise outstanding achievement and innovation by public sector organisations and teams in a range of categories,” says IPANZ President Jo Cribb.

“In 2017 we introduced a new category to recognise efforts towards Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness within the Public Sector. The inaugural winner was The Treasury for the way it reformed its graduate recruitment process through the use of blind applications.Treasury's graduate intake now has diverse ethnicities, equal numbers of men and women, and a broad range of qualifications and experience.

We look forward to more nominations from public sector organisations leading the drive for a diverse public sector workforce,” says Dr Cribb.

Find out about the categories and how to enter

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December Public Sector now available

Highlights of this issue include: Eastern Promise - Building a China-capable Public Service

China is increasingly important to New Zealand: stories abound of how private businesses are "cracking the Chinese market". But what is the public sector doing to make itself China-capable?

Keeping Safe and Well: a new approach to health & safety

A new approach to health and safety led by Corrections has already seen increased leadership and co-operation across government agencies. Why does Corrections have the role, of Government Health and Safety Lead, and how does government collaboration mesh with individual department responsibility?

Born to Serve: Q&A with Laulu Mac Leauanae

He brings a wealth of diverse experience and extensive networks to his new role as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Pacific Peoples. Five months into the job, Laulu Mac Leauanae is loving the opportunity to improve the lives of Pacific people, but is also pragmatic about the significant challenges that poses.

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Sarah Hames wins IPANZ School of Government prize

Congratulations to Sarah Hames (pictured right with IPANZ President Jo Cribb) who won the IPANZ Public Administration Prize 2017. This is awarded to the student at Victoria University's School of Government who has the highest marks in the paper PUBL 311 Emerging Perspectives in Public Management in 2016.

Sarah has completed a joint Law and Commerce degree, majoring in public policy. Currently studying for her law professionals, she'd like to work in public law or for the government, "where the state and community interact."

The Good Registry: Give your Christmas to a charity you care about

This Christmas, instead of receiving unwanted or un-needed gifts, why not ask your friends and family to donate to a charity you care about?

The Good Registry is a new web-based service that means you can still celebrate, with a little less ’stuff’ in your Christmas stocking, and do a whole lot more good for New Zealand charities and those they help.

Upcoming Events

An Audience with Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched and discussed speaker in the history of TED and internationally acclaimed expert in creativity and innovation. He is in New Zealand for two talks: 19 March, Creative Schools, Revolutionising Education and 20 March, Business: Cultivating a Culture of Creativity and Innovation. IPANZ has two tickets for each event to give away, email:

Mindful Leaders Conference: Creating a New Vision for Leadership


Mindful Leaders 2018 conference will bring together leaders and aspiring leaders from New Zealand and the world, to share experiences, develop skills, and create a new vision for leadership and awareness of the importance of mindfulness in all aspects of life. Earlybird ticket price closes 15 December.