“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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29 January 2021
New Zealand has an enviable international reputation for its truly neutral, trusted public service.
21 December 2020
9 November 2020
The Public Service Act of 1912 established a unified, impartial, and professional public service in New Zealand, and Public Service Day is an opportunity to…
7 October 2020
Te Hāpai Hāpori | Spirit of Service Awards 2020 finalists announced I am delighted to announce the finalists for Te Hāpai Hāpori | Spirit of…
14 September 2020
“Ka ngaro te reo, ka ngaro tāua, pera i te ngaro o te Moa” (If the language be lost, man will be lost, as dead…
7 August 2020
Some people have asked me how the new Public Service Act will change things.
22 July 2020
Tēnā koutou i roto i ngā āhuatanga i te wā.
24 January 2020
Public servants work every day to earn the trust and confidence of New Zealanders, so the news that New Zealand’s public sector and judiciary has…
13 September 2019
Peter Hughes with the family of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Pasimaca Osment.
10 September 2019
Thousands of public servants will have been surprised to read Kerry McDonald's op-ed in the Dompost (‘‘There’s a critical need to rebuild the capability of…