Free and Frank Advice and
the Official Information Act
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. They discuss the challenge
of balancing the provision of free and frank advice with the right to
public access to official information.
Read the article
the Head of the Policy Profession
Group New Zealand on LinkedIn
Wellbeing in abundance
– what is it, why should we care and what does measuring it and trying to
implement it mean for New Zealand and New Zealanders? Next week, Deloitte
and the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington release
the first of eight articles as part of State of the State New Zealand 2018
series – Wellbeing in
abundance: looking after our own backyard.
Find out more and sign up
to the series
Privacy Week promotes
Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week, 7-11 May, to promote
privacy awareness and to inform people of their rights under the Privacy
Act. A privacy-savvy workplace can help prevent data breaches and build
trust and confidence with your public. The 2018 Privacy Forum on 9 May was
a day of privacy-related discussion with many of the leading privacy
exponents in New Zealand. A new Privacy Trust Mark was launched and the
first recipients, Trade Me and RealMe, were announced.
Find out more
Open Government Partnership
is also Open Government Week and SSC is inviting participation in the
development of New Zealand's next Open Government Partnership Action Plan.
Workshops are being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from
21-24 May to seek views on how to build a more open and transparent
New course for Regulation
together with Skills, has developed a series of qualifications to formalise
training and improve capability in regulatory practice throughout local and
central government. Building on the Core Knowledge course, there are now
two level 4 qualifications: Operational Knowledge and Operational Practice.
Tony McKenna, Technical Programme Lead for the G-Reg Qualification,
explains the new Level 4 qualifications and how they will benefit
Read Q&A with Tony
Cyber Security Issues on
NZ has released its final figures for 2017, showing that New Zealanders
reported more than $5.3 million lost to cyber security issues. CERT NZ is
New Zealand’s dedicated cyber security unit. IPANZ will be holding an event
with CERT NZ later this year.
Read CERT NZ’s latest
Fulbright New Zealand
Zealand graduate students who'd like to do postgraduate study or research
in the US are urged to apply for a Fulbright Graduate Award. Fulbright New
Zealand has increased the funding available; and eight awards valued at up
to US$40,000 are up for grabs. Apply by 1 August.
Find out about graduate
IPANZ: Leading and Developing Public Sector Social
24 MAY • Deloitte Auckland, 80 Queen Street, Auckland
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.
seminar looks at how innovation and implementation co-exist through this
platform to achieve transformational change.
GOVIS: Digital Evolution conference taster
21 MAY, 12.15 - 1.30PM • MBIE, 15 Stout St Wellington
GOVIS Conference is coming up on 21-22 June 2018 with the theme ‘Digital
Evolution’. At this forum some of our conference speakers will each give a
five-minute preview of their conference presentation. Come along for a free
lunch, a quick preview of the conference, and some stimulating ideas.
IGPS: Investment for Wellbeing
29 MAY, 12.30 - 1.30PM • Old Government Buildings, Victoria University
Piptea Campus, Wellington
Puna Hao Pātiki the Treasury’s 2018 Investment Statement appraises
government assets and liabilities - which can be drawn on for raising
wellbeing, now and into the future. Treasury's Tim Ng and Sam King discuss
the findings of He Puna Hao Pātiki and the potential implications for the
future of public asset and liability management.
Festival for the Future
JULY • TSB Arena & Wellington Waterfront Venues • Cost: $295 + GST
for the Future has grown year-on-year to become the most significant
national event of its kind, attracting 1,300+ attendees in 2017. Imagine –
Mayors, Ministers, CEOs, creatives, entrepreneurs, future leaders from
across the nation – and you.
The Festival is a chance to explore the big issues of our time, connect
with emerging innovators and influencers, build future-relevant skills and
knowledge, be inspired, and create the future. This is a great opportunity
for both public and private sector professionals to engage with a diverse
range of millennials, as well as supporting your young professionals to