6 July 2016

The Prime Minister’s Award for Public Sector Excellence was presented at the Annual Deloitte Public Sector Excellence Awards this evening to the Auckland Council for its Bylaw Review Programme. This was described as a complex activity undertaken over five years to produce a coherent and sustainable set of regulations – and which form exemplars for other local authorities. The candidates for Prime Minister’s Award are the winners of the eight categories of the Public Sector Excellence Awards.  State sector and local government agencies submitted more than 90 projects to be considered for an Excellence Award. The category winners were:

  • Justice Sector Excellence Award for Building Trust and Confidence in Government  – New Zealand Police for “Enhancing Trust and Confidence through Culture change at New Zealand Police”
  • Te Puni Kokiri Award for Excellence in Crown-Maori Relationships – Ministry of Justice  for “Nga Kooti Rangatahi” ( marae based youth courts)
  • Treasury Award for Excellence in empowering Public Value through Business Transformation – Inland Revenue for “Making a Difference  – doing the right things right”
  • Microsoft Award for Excellence in Digital Government – Department of Internal Affairs for Birth Registrations on line”
  • State Services Award for Excellence in Achieving Collective Impact – Ministry of Education / Tertiary Education Commission for”Working together gives kids better career choices and real results”
  • State Services Commission / Leadership Development Centre Award for Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence  –  Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation for Improving our Workplace Culture”
  • Victoria University of Wellington School of Government Award for Excellence in Public Sector Engagement – Ministry of Primary Industries for “Queensland Fruit fly response, Auckland”
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Treasury Award of Excellence  in Regulatory Systems – Auckland Council for the “Bylaw Reform Programme”

The Skills Organisation Young Professional of the Year Award  to Mataroria Lyndon, Ka Awatea – Counties Manukau Health