He wāhi rawe ki te mahi, ā, he whakahaere e eke ana ki te taumata teitei
A high-performing organisation and a great place to work

A great place to work

We continue to build on the strong organisational capabilities which support us to deliver results for New Zealanders and make the Department a great place to work.

New Zealand’s population is changing and the people we serve are becoming increasingly diverse. Building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and puts our customers at the centre supports us to fulfil our ‘spirit of service’ and make New Zealand better for New Zealanders.

Ngā Wā Hira

  • Named as a Mover and Shaker in the 2020 Colmar Brunton Public Sector Reputation Index, one of five agencies with the largest increase in reputation score

  • Finalists in the Work Life Balance and Cultural Celebration categories of the 2020 Diversity Awards.

  • Launched successful Avei’a Pacific Leadership Programme

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Governance team

Tō mātou kaihautūtanga me te kāwana
Our leadership and governance

The Department’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) includes our Chief Executive, seven Deputy Chief Executives and the Director of the Office of the Chief Executive. The Executive Director, Office of Ethnic Communities is also a Tier 2 role reporting to the Chief Executive but is not part of the Executive Leadership Team.

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Te Aka Taiwhenua
Meaningful Engagement with Māori

Te Aka Taiwhenua is our Māori Strategic Framework for working effectively with Māori and upholding our responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). We have strengthened our Te Aka Taiwhenua team in 2020 to assist in implementing this framework.

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Tō Mātou Āheitanga
Our Capability

He tāngata, our people, are at the heart of what we do. We recognise and celebrate success, champion and model our strong culture, mātāpono, principles and behaviours and are committed to improving our health, safety and wellbeing.

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Ā Mātou Haumitanga Me Ngā Mahinga Rawa
Our Investment and Asset Performance

We continue to invest in our ICT assets and work environments to modernise our services and ensure our people can work flexibly, collaboratively and in an integrated manner across government.

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