3 July 2014

The 2014 IPANZ State Sector Excellence Awards were presented last night.

NZ Police was prominent as winner of the Prime Minister’s Excellence Award (which was presented by the Prime Minister) and as the winner of four other categories.

The winners were:

Prime Minister’s Excellence Award and  Improving Public Value through Business Transformation –   NZ Police   Police Model: Prevention First

Achieving Collective Impact  –  Ministry of Justice, NZ Police, Department of Correction  – Hutt Valley Justice Sector Innovation Project

Crown-Maori Relationships –  Ministry of Justice  Ngati Haua settlement of non-Raupatu historical claims

Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence  –  NZ Police, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Defence Force, Inland Revenue  – Transition: a cross-agency leadership development programme

Public Sector Communications  –   NZ Police  – Safer Summer: speed enforcement campaign

Digital Government –  Department of Internal Affairs – Infrastructure as a Service

Excellence in Regulatory Systems   – Environment Canterbury Alternative environmental justice

Integrity and Trust   –  Ministry of Education –  Leading by backing others to win


The criteria on which excellence is assessed are;


Demonstrates visionary leadership within an organisation, the public sector, and/or the wider community.

Demonstrates a commitment to openness and accountability.

Presents an aspirational role model for the wider public sector through professionalism and achievement.



Demonstrates innovative approaches through the use of research, creative concepts, cutting edge technologies or new policy development.

Demonstrates innovative systems integration, business model development, or performance or service enhancements.

Provides evidence of focus on implementation and durable solutions.



Provides evidence that the initiative has already achieved real results.

Provides evidence of an improvement in at least one of the following:

  • outcomes for New Zealanders and/or New Zealand
  • organisational performance in terms of productivity, leadership or employee engagement
  • the quality of service to clients and communities
  • New Zealanders’ participation in and satisfaction with the processes of government and the public service.