The awards

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The Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding performances and huge achievements of organisations and project teams in the New Zealand Public Sector. It showcases the significant contribution the wider public sector makes in meeting the needs of New Zealand and its people. The awards recognise and promote excellence in terms of vision, innovation and results and encourage continuous improvement.

Held on 25th July 2018, these awards provide an opportunity for public sector organisations to shine a light on the great work being done for New Zealand. They also help to inspire organisations, challenge the status quo and drive continued professional growth and performance across the public sector.

The categories for the awards are as follows:

A total of 65 nominations entered the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018. The 47 submitting organisations included core government departments, Crown agencies, district health boards and local councils.


IPANZ celebrates 10 years of excellence in the public sector

The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) is a membership organisation that provides seminars, training and networking to promote improvements in public sector policy and administration. They provide a forum for their members to learn, share and debate new ideas, and celebrate excellence.


Skills and the awards

Skills has been a proud partner of IPANZ for many years.

As an industry training organisation we are committed to improving workplace development for the trades, youth, and commercial sectors. Skills also provides support and develops training solutions for public sector staff. This includes working with government agencies on improving regulatory practice standards, and working with ministries on business qualifications programmes. Skills is proud to support the IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards as they highlight the great work being done by individuals and organisations in the sector.

Skills is also the sponsor for the Young Professional of the Year Award, which recognises a young person who has made an outstanding contribution while in their public sector role. The winner of the award will receive a one week leadership course run by the prestigious Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne.



Rising Talent

The category is open to individuals aged 30 or under, and the applicants were judged earlier in the year. The award was created to recognise excellence in the public sector stars of tomorrow, and give them a boost to continue their great work.

The Skills team are looking forward to the big night on the 25th July, celebrating excellence in the sector, and presenting the Young Professional of the Year Award to the winner.

To find out more about learning programmes and qualifications Skills offers to the public sector click here. Or to find out more about IPANZ and the events that they hold click here.