PS News: Excellence Awards gala event 25 July

Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award 2018


The Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding performances and huge achievements of organisations and project teams in the New Zealand Public Sector. 65 nominations entered the 2018 awards which will celebrate ten years of excellence. Who will win the Prime Minister's Award? Find out all the finalists and winners in nine categories at this gala event on Wednesday, 25 July.

The 47 submitting organisations included core government departments, Crown agencies, district health boards and local councils. They will attend along with the many organisations that interact with the public sector.

Attendance is by invitation directly to the Chief Executive of nominee organisations and sponsors. To purchase tickets or find out more, please contact Sandra Julian: email or phone 04 910 5473.

Latest News

Over-55s over-represented in latest CERT NZ financial loss stats

More than 500 cyber security incidents were reported by New Zealanders in the first quarter of this year, according to CERT NZ’s latest threat report. CERT NZ Director Rob Pope says that financial losses continue to be significant, with New Zealanders reporting almost $3 million lost directly to cyber security incidents between January and March this year. “New data analysis this quarter shows that this has been particularly harmful for victims in the over-55 age group who have reported losing more money than any other age group,” says Mr Pope.

Read CERT NZ's latest threat report

How far have we come with social investment in the last two years?

Deloitte’s latest article in its State of the State 2018 series looks at social investment for wellbeing in New Zealand - reviewing the progress made, the challenges ahead and providing suggestions for a way forward. It also shares the perspectives of public sector leaders on data, monitoring, culture, and risk-taking in the future of social investment.

Read Paving the way to wellbeing and sign up for the whole series .

Upcoming Events

Paradise Lost - Paradise Restored: SATRS Winter Seminar.

FRIDAY 22 JUNE - SATURDAY 23 JUNE, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington • Cost: $30 waged, $20 unwaged

This conference looks to shared values - Ecumenical, Economic and Ecological – (three ideas whose source is in the Greek word for home) to focus on how we can build in ourselves and in our institutions the capacity to make the urgent changes that are needed to combat climate change and democratic deficit in our Aotearoa/New Zealand home.

IPANZ: Rediscovering Westminster in 2020

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY, 12.30 - 1.30PM, Nau Mai Room, Te Puni Kokiri, Wellington

After a long and distinguished public service career both here and abroad, former IPANZ President Len Cook presents his thoughts on the future of the public service. Reflecting on his career and drawing on recent experiences on evaluation and cross agency work, Len will consider a rethink of the Westminster model of the New Zealand public sector.

IPANZ: AGM with Guest Speaker Dr Jo Cribb

TUESDAY 31 JULY, 5.15 - 8PM • Deloitte, Wellington

Come to the IPANZ AGM and hear from IPANZ President Dr Jo Cribb who will give a talk on: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work. Automation and digitisation are changing the world of work and threatening many professional roles. How likely is this it affect our lives, how can we protect ourselves and how can we learn to make the most of this changing world of work?

We'll email you when we open this for registration.

Inspiring Stories: Festival for the Future: win a ticket

27–29th JULY • TSB Arena & Wellington Waterfront Venues, Wellington • Cost: $295

After four years in Auckland, what has been coined New Zealand’s most inspiring event - Festival for the Future, is coming to Wellington. From 27-29 July 2018, over a thousand young leaders, students and professionals will flood the geographic and political heart of our island nation.

The action-packed weekend will be filled with speakers and workshops showcasing innovative ideas and leadership in action. They will explore the big issues of our time, such as child poverty, mental health and the future of government and civic engagement. Attendees will be given the opportunity to build connections, discover public-private-partnerships and engage with a diverse range of millennials and influencers from right across the nation.

This is an opportunity to develop and empower the next wave of public sector leaders. So, let’s work together to build a stronger nation for everyone.

To go in the draw to win one of two tickets, tell the festival team what your top three priorities as Prime Minister would be. The winners will be announced in the July newsletter.

IPANZ New Professionals: Future Lab conference


The IPANZ New Professionals Conference is back for 2018. This year's conference will focus on future gazing the state of Public Sector, and how to navigate that unknown future. We present to you: Future Lab - See the Future, Be the Future.

Registrations will open soon, and a full programme will be made available.