Te Tohu mō te Kaiārahi Mahi Whakahaere | Leadership in Governance Award

Ministry for Women, the Treasury, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Conservation, Ministry of Transport, Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Office of Ethnic Communities, Tertiary Education Commission

Achieving 50 percent representation for women and promoting diversity and inclusion on state sector boards

Over the last year, the 50 Percent Group has driven cross-sector work on diversity and inclusion involving over twenty agencies. This has resulted in the achievement of the goal of 50 percent representation for women on state sector boards and the first ever Māori and ethnicity stocktake.

Peke Waihanga - Artificial Limb Service

Enabling independent and productive lives

Leadership in governance to provide amputees and those at risk of deteriorating health and disability conditions with services that help them live independent and productive lives.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail, the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura

Moving Mountains

Delivering earthquake recovery and improvements after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Kaikōura’s transport networks.

Te Tohu mō te Tūhonotanga a Ngāi Māori me te Karauna | Māori Crown Relationships Award

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira (Ngāti Toa), Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Ministry of Social Development

Enabling iwi housing aspirations in Porirua

This partnership strengthens Ngāti Toa's capacity in their rohe, and as a housing provider complements the community and primary health Ngāti Toa has been delivering within Porirua for 30 years. This partnership will also see the renewal of public housing in Porirua.

Ministry of Social Development and Te Puea Memorial Marae

Te Puea Memorial Marae partnership

A true Treaty partnership enabling the marae to achieve results they could not have achieved on their own, accessing and supporting people who most needed support but were often the least likely to use MSD’s services.

Northland DHB, Waitematā DHB and Auckland DHB with Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Ngāi Takoto, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi, Whaingāroa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngātiwai, Kahuaariki Whangaroa, and Te Roroa

Kōtui Hauora – the Northern Iwi–DHB Partnership Board

A Tiriti o Waitangi based partnership approach to sharing resources to address Māori health inequities and co-design solutions to generate wellbeing for Māori.

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust and the Ministry of Education

Te Kōhanga Reo Learning Support Awareness Campaign – Tamaariki: My abilities make me unique. 

Ko tā te kōhanga reo hei kumanu i ngā whānau kia mau tonu te korowai aroha mō ngā tamaariki ki te ake ake, ara rā kia mau tonu ai te rongomaiwhiti o te ahuru mōwai.

Increasing awareness and improving access through co-design of resources for tamariki Māori with learning support needs.

Te Tohu mō te Ratonga Whakahirahira | Service Excellence Award

Department of Internal Affairs and NZ Red Cross

Foreign Nationals Programme

Rapidly establishing and delivering a programme to support more than 4,900 foreign nationals in Aotearoa New Zealand during COVID lockdown.

Ministry of Education

Te Manawa Tahi

New Learning Support delivery model in Tai Tokerau, co-designed with whānau to provide fast, accessible and reliable services for tamariki through mobile service hubs based in their communities.

Ministry of Justice with New Zealand Police and Ara Poutama Aotearoa - Department of Corrections

Delivering justice services in support of the Christchurch Mosques sentencing

Collaborative and victim centric approach to the sentencing event following the events of 15 March 2019.

New Zealand Food Safety, Ministry for Primary Industries

Food Act Implementation Programme “Kitchens don’t make safe food. People do”

Transforming the way food safety is regulated using customer centricity – making it easier and cheaper for 32,400+ businesses to follow food rules and protect customers from foodborne illnesses.

New Zealand Police

The number’s 105 – making life easier for the public

More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, a new non-emergency number and online digital platform is delivering a step-change in the police service everyone expects and deserves.

Te Tohu mō ngā Hua E Pai Ake Ana | Better Outcomes Award

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 the 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 Social Development

Whole of MSD response to COVID-19

MSD’s response to COVID-19 – how MSD stepped up and provided essential support for millions of New Zealanders, through one of the most difficult periods in this country’s recent history.

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.

Te Tohu mō te Kaiārahi Rangatahi o te Tau | Young Leader of the Year Award

Rāwā Karetai

Ministry of Health
All of Government Communications Director – COVID-19 Disability Response

Rāwā’s spirit of service is exemplified in the way he serves the disabled community in New Zealand. His motivation to improve outcomes for disabled people shone through in April 2020 when he established and has since led the All of Government COVID19 Disability Response Team to ensure the needs of disabled New Zealanders are continued to be met during a time of crisis.

Hashmatullah Lafraie

Ministry of Justice
Junior Counsel - Specialist Adviser

Hashmat is a genuine and selfless leader who epitomises the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. A lawyer of the Muslim faith at the Ministry of Justice, Hashmat was instrumental in providing cultural advice to the Court and the Ministry in the wake of the mosque attacks on 15 March 2019.

Brodie Packer

Inland Revenue
Communications Advisor

Brodie demonstrates great leadership by bringing initiative, curiosity and an inclusive approach to every aspect of their work. Brodie has earned the respect of a diverse range of people and leaders through building awareness of smarter ways of working and motivating Inland Revenue’s change champion network to support behavioural change across the organisation.

Ngarimu Pere

Ministry of Social Development
Service Manager, Contact Centre Services

Authentic and courageous, Ngarimu is an instinctive and confident young leader with outstanding qualities. Her whānau and whakapapa have shaped her values and the way she encourages and inspires people with her can-do enthusiasm and focus on getting things done.

Catherine Simpson

Public Trust
Head of Enterprise Change and People Technology

Catherine is passionate about people – those she works with and those she serves. She exemplifies the spirit of service through her continued focus on creating a positive, inclusive working environment that mirrors what communities are asking for.

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