A Spirit Of Service

Author Biography: Peter Hughes | Head of State Services

“I strongly believe in the ideal of public service and I have devoted the whole of my working life to it. It is a privilege to serve as State Services Commissioner.”

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19 June 2019


It is with great pleasure and pride that I acknowledge the recipients of several prestigious study awards. 


14 June 2019

The opening event in Christchurch. From left to right: MBIE leaders Megan Main and Chris Bunny; Chief Executive Carolyn Tremain; and Student Volunteer Army leaders Timothy Greene and Sati Ravichandiren.


13 May 2019


It is Privacy Week 2019.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness and to inform people of their rights under the Privacy Act. It’s also an opportunity to educate businesses...

10 May 2019


Yesterday I awarded State Services Commissioner’s Commendations to Paul Hondelink and Nick Wallis...

7 May 2019


It’s great to see New Zealand recently ranked second overall in 38 countries assessed on ...

9 April 2019

I am delighted to announce that entries for the Spirit of Service Awards 2019 are now open.   


26 March 2019

Yesterday I travelled to Christchurch to meet with several agencies involved in the response to the tragic events of Friday 15 March.

I met with frontline service delivery staff at MSD and school support staff at Education. I...

18 March 2019


The shocking and incomprehensible killing of 50 people in Christchurch last Friday triggered an around the clock response from Government agencies. 

As first responders dealt with the rapidly evolving terror attack on the ground on Friday afternoon,...

15 March 2019

It’s great to see so many Rainbow diversity events being celebrated at the moment.  

In a month full of stand-out events and initiatives in Wellington, a new staff support network was launched this week for public servants in New Zealand’s...

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