PS News 10 May: May events


Public Sector News
Vol 4: # 1

May 2017


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How resilient are we as a nation? Deloitte and Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government look at resilience and wellbeing in their 2017 State of the State report. Discover their recommendations for government, public and private sectors. Find out more and get Fit for the future: Boosting resilience in the face of uncertainty on Monday 15 May.

State of the State 2017


The AAPNZ Administrative Professional Award recognises the professionalism and experience of administrative professionals within the business community in both private sector organisations and government.


The PMINZ Public Sector Project of the Year recognises the highest levels of success for public sector project management. Entries close 22 May.




See the April 2017 Transparency Times

Have your say on the draft Koha Policy and Practice Guidelines.


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IPANZ in Auckland

IPANZ will have a greater presence in Auckland with the appointment of Philippa Miller Moore as our Auckland Manager.

Philippa has worked for the New Zealand Planning Council, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and MFAT as an economic analyst.  Since moving to Auckland she has worked for Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton, and as an independent consultant working with organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

She says, "I have worked with government on both sides and am excited to have this opportunity to work with IPANZ’s stakeholders in Auckland to help them to foster debate about the role of the wider public sector and to develop the quality of New Zealand’s public administration."

She can be contacted at:

Research on political advisors and political neutrality

Recently you were invited to participate in some research on political advisors and political neutrality. The response has been excellent. Some who received the invitation thought that they may not be eligible to participate. This is to advise that all who received the invite are eligible and your contribution, whatever your current role or status will be welcomed. You can access the survey here.


Events Calendar

IPANZ: Data, evidence and the public discourse

25 May

The annual Salvation Army's State of the Nation reports are designed to offer a commentary on New Zealand’s social progress which is readily accessible to an interested media and public. It is a deliberate attempt to re-frame the policy debate in an effort to shift public discourse, as speaker Alan Johnson will explain.

IABC: Budget Night with Bernard Hickey

25 May
Cost: $50 +gst

Join us on Budget night to get an exclusive insight from Bernard Hickey as he emerges from the Budget lockup, to share his insights and translate what it means for Wellington communicators.

IPANZ: Human Rights and the Public Service

31 May

David Rutherford, the Human Rights Chief Commissioner, will discuss how human rights conventions affect the public service. Registration will open next week.

GOVIS 2017 conference: Responsive Government

15-16 June
Cost: $500-$645 incl GST

This year's GOVIS conference speakers include Andrew Bridgman, Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice, Lillian Grace, CEO of  FigureNZ and the finale session is a panel discussion: The Games of Drones!


In case you missed it

Inside the Office of the Ombudsman: Judge Peter Boshier, Chief Ombudsman, 4 May

Judge Boshier spoke about recent developments in the OIA sphere designed to enhance government compliance. He also explained changes at the Office of the Ombudsman to strengthen its oversight function.