Te Hāpai Hāpori | Spirit of Service Awards 2020

Celebrating outstanding public sector governance, young leaders and initiatives that deliver great outcomes

Te Kawa Mataaho - Public Service Commission's (previously known as State Services Commission) annual Spirit of Service Awards celebrate outstanding public sector governance, young leaders and initiatives that deliver great outcomes motivated by a spirit of service to the community.

The awards are open to organisations across central and local government, including Crown entities. Entries can come from single agencies or collaborative initiatives, which may include partners outside the public sector.

This year's awards celebration is on Monday 9 November 2020, and Deloitte is once again proud to sponsor the Better Outcomes Award category, one of seven awards presented on the night. This award celebrates the achievement of ground-breaking outcomes in areas that matter most for the long-term wellbeing of New Zealanders.

In this category, judges look for initiatives demonstrating spirit of service through:

  • new and better approaches to addressing a significant social, economic or environmental challenge important to New Zealanders
  • the achievement of tangible results that will make a difference in the long term
  • improving responsiveness to communities and whānau/families
  • a unified approach to working across government.

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists. Below are the finalists in the Better Outcomes Award category:

Department of Internal Affairs
  • Keeping it Real Online

Public awareness campaign to create a safe digital environment for children and young people.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ministry of Defence, The New Zealand Defence Force, Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority, New Zealand Intelligence Community

  • New Zealand's Space Regime

World leading regulatory framework which supports safe, responsible and secure use of space while permitting the development of a commercial space sector.

Ministry of Education, Network for Learning, Education Review Office, Te Kura, NZQA and Netsafe
  • Supporting remote learning during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond

Collaboration across the education sector to deliver breakthrough initiatives to support learning from home during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond.

Ministry of Health with the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Coming Home

Planning and delivery of the Covid-19 Quarantine Facility in Whangaparaoa – the repatriation of New Zealanders from Wuhan.

Ministry of Justice
  • Delivering justice services in support of the Christchurch Mosques sentencing

Collaborative and victim centric approach with Ara Poutama Department of Corrections, New Zealand Police and Victim Support, to the sentencing event following the events of 15 March 2019.

Ministry of Social Development, Inland Revenue, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Treasury
  • Supporting New Zealand businesses during the Covid-19 lockdown

Supporting half a million businesses and their employees through the wage subsidy, leave support and small business loan schemes during COVID-19.

Visit the Te Kawa Mataaho - Public Service Commission's website for full details about the awards, criteria and event information. 

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