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Online Volunteer Hub Goes Live

A new digital marketplace is now live, which connects professionals keen to donate their skills and not for profits needing their expertise.

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.

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.



DIAs’ SmartStart programme wins top international award

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




Excellence in disaster response recognised in national planning awards

A joint response to complex planning and technical challenges following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in parts of the Waimakariri District north of Christchurch has achieved the supreme accolade at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) awards.


PS News 30 March: Upcoming events

In May, IPANZ has sought speakers from outside of core government to provide their insight on how we interact with the public. Registration will open throughout April

Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General spoke to IPANZ in Auckland on 21 March

His talk was: Digital Babies - shifting baby-related transactions with government from paper to digital


Hon Steven Joyce speech to IPANZ

Hon Steven Joyce gave the IPANZ annual address to an audience of about 250 people at the Beehive today, 21 February. Read his speech.

Nominations encouraged for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017

Public Sector organisations are encouraged to submit nominations for New Zealand’s longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards. Nominations for the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017 close on 1 March.

PS News: 9 Feb 2017

In this e-newsletter we encourage nominations for the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017 and list upcoming events for Feb-March.

Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017

Nominations for New Zealand’s longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards are now open, including a new category to recognise growing diversity within the public sector.

PS News 1 Dec: Nominations open for Public Sector Excellence Awards

In this e-newsletter we announce that nominations for the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017 are open; we profile the winner of the IPANZ Public Administration prize; and we update our calendar of events.

PS News 28 Oct: Events for November

In this newsletter we preview our final event of the year: The Political Year in Review; include an article about the winning projects in the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016; and list events for November.

Professor Paul Spoonley on the challenges of population growth and stagnation

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, of Massey University, gave a seminar to IPANZ Auckland on 3 October.

PS News 15 Sep: Excellence Awards seminars in October

In this newsletter we feature seminars of four of the award winning projects from the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016; and have a Q&A with new State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes.

Professor William Webster on The Governance of Surveillance

Professor Webster gave a talk to an IPANZ audience on Tuesday 6 Sep on what it means to live in a surveillance society, with specific reference to how technologically mediated surveillance is governed.

Axford fellows' public policy reports

Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellows in Public Policy presented their research findings on 22 August.

Girol Karacaoglu on Social Progress Indicators

Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Economist of the NZ Treasury, gave a talk to a sell-out IPANZ audience on 18 August.

PS News 4 Aug: events for August

Colin MacDonald talks to the IPANZ New Professionals Conference; how can open ways of working transform your team, your organisation and our society - find out at the Open Source, Open Society conference; Tim Fowler, TEC, adds to the line-up at the IPANZ Free and Frank Policy Advice Seminar; and we list more events for August.

IPANZ publishes Annual Report 2015-16

IPANZ has published its Annual Report for the year 2015-16. IPANZ President John Larkindale said, "We know that we are meeting a real demand because most of our events "sell out" very quickly. Our corporate membership has increased by more than 20% over the past year, and that too tells us that we are providing a service that is wanted."

Auckland Council wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016

Auckland Council’s Bylaws Review Programme won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016, held in Wellington last night.


Chief Statistician talks IDI to Auckland

Liz MacPherson, Government Chief Statistician and Chief Executive of Statistics New Zealand discussed the Integrated Data Infrastructure, to an IPANZ audience in Auckland on Thursday, 30 June.

Redesign of Child Youth and Family

This seminar looked at some of the lessons learnt in the recent redesign of Child Youth and Family, which used a “human-centred design” approach.

PS News 23 June: Free and frank policy advice seminar

In this newsletter we announce the IPANZ Free and Frank Policy Advice Seminar; provide a session spotlight for the IPANZ New Professionals Conference; report on Dorothy Adams' talk about the Social Investment Unit; and list a range of events for June-July.

The Auckland Co-design Lab - 17 months on

Jane Strange, Director of the Auckland Co-design Lab, shared her reflections on the Lab, to an IPANZ Auckland seminar on 31 May.