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PS News 10 May: May events

IPANZ will have a greater presence in Auckland with the appointment of Philippa Miller Moore as our Auckland Manager. Plus we list events for May.

1:45 PM, 10 May 2017 |

New Better Public Services targets


Prime Minister Bill English has outlined a new set of 10 targets which set the Government’s expectations for the public service, building on the success of the initial targets set in 2012.



1:25 PM, 5 May 2017 |

DIAsí SmartStart programme wins top international award

A key initiative by the Department of Internal Affairs, StartSmart, has won a prestigious international award.




12:37 PM, 13 April 2017 |


Data, evidence and the public discourse

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.

Human Rights Conventions and the Public Sector

Government agencies will soon be assessed to ensure they are meeting domestic and international human rights obligations and the Treaty of Waitangi. Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford will explain why government workers need to be taking these obligations more seriously.

The challenge that social investment brings to the social sector

There are many challenges for the social sector to deliver effective services, no matter what the political climate of the day determines to be the best approach.

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