Better Public Services
State sector updates on delivering Better Public Services, including the Government's 10 priority results and targets.
Government agencies are working together and with communities to come up with innovative ways to deliver better public services. See examples in the videos below.
Delivering better public services
Delivering better public services within tight financial constraints is one of the Government's four priorities for this term. And achieving results that make a difference to New Zealanders is at the heart of that. Ten specific results have been identified, set across five result areas:
Results for New Zealand
New Zealand's State sector faces increasing expectations for better public services in the context of prolonged financial constraints compounded by the global financial crisis. There is demand for improvements in addressing complex, long-term issues that affect New Zealanders.
The key to doing more with less lies in productivity, innovation, and increased agility to provide services. Agencies need to change, develop new business models, work more closely with others and harness new technologies in order to meet emerging challenges. For more information on what is currently being done to deliver better public services, see next priorities.
To view the Snapshot of all the results, click on the image to the right.
Recognising and celebrating projects that demonstrate public sector success and innovative approaches to delivering better public services.
In the field: Inspector Shane Cotter shows State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie the Hutt Valley Justice Sector Innovation Project in Timberlea, Upper Hutt.
Better justice services in the Hutt Valley lauded
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today congratulated the collaborative approach being taken to deliver better justice services in the Hutt Valley.
Justice sector agencies have joined up with the community, local iwi and social agencies to make the Hutt Valley a safer place.
“The Ministry of Justice, Police and Corrections have joined forces with the Ministry of Social Development’s Child Youth and Family and the local community to deliver better justice services to the people in an innovative way,” said Mr Rennie.
Under the umbrella of the Hutt Valley Justice Sector Innovation Project, 13 agencies are working together to collectively solve problems and respond to the changing needs of the community.
Spotlight on better public services initiatives
Children accompanied by their parents get a glimpse of early childhood education (ECE) during the launch of the Pacific Early Learning Mobile Outreach Service (PELMOS) SMARTBUS. Read more...
Delivering better public services that meet the needs of New Zealanders requires government agencies to be innovative, responsive and work together. We're spotlighting just some of the State sector initiatives taking off now around the country: