Better Public Services
State sector updates on delivering Better Public Services, including the Government's 10 priority results and targets.
Progress continues on public service targets, joint statement by Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English and Minister of State Services Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman. Details on the BPS progress update available on this page.
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.
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.
Photo shows trampers enjoying the world famous Milford Track with the Giant’s Gate Falls in the background.
DOC - Air NZ partnership yields positive results
States Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today praised the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Air New Zealand for a partnership that is producing positive results in tourism and conservation.
“Collaboration is the new normal in the public sector. I am thrilled to see more and more government departments stepping outside the box and coming up innovative solutions with partners in both the public and private sectors that deliver better public services for New Zealanders,” Mr Rennie said.
The two organisations began their partnership in April 2012 when they inked a three-year $3-million conservation partnership. This was recently extended to 2017 with the amount of investment now totalling $7.3 million. The newly signed agreement extends the conservation partnership and includes a new set of marine conservation initiatives.
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: