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.

Our continued investment in digital technology enabled the Department to meet the increased demand for digital services during the recent COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown across New Zealand. Supporting this, our capability in enabling staff to work flexibly through technology was fully utilised, with our people able to continually deliver most services while working outside of the office, maintain connections through collaboration software and realise the benefits of working in different ways.

To best support our people in doing their jobs, we carried out two office moves (in Auckland and Wellington) into refreshed, fit-for-purpose office spaces aligned with our Ways of Working approach. As well as offering bright, modern and open spaces, the new offices provide a range of collaboration areas, flexible work stations and meeting spaces with video conferencing capability.

Resources and ensuring value for money

In 2019/20, we launched our organisational capability programme - Te Hāpai O. The intent of the programme is to drive and support success of our people at Te Tari Taiwhenua to deliver great outcomes for Aotearoa.

Through Te Hāpai O we will secure better tools to provide joined up, transparent, fit-for-purpose services enabling us to manage our money and our people, deliver on our central responsibilities, like Health and Safety, and respond to changing needs.

Pūnaha Whakahaere Tahua (uplifting financial capability) is the first area we are addressing. The programme continues to work towards achieving the vision of delivering a collaborative, transparent, and easy-to-use system for the benefit of everyone at Te Tari Taiwhenua.

National Library of New Zealand


Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust

In June 2020, we strengthened our relationship with Wellington mana whenua iwi group, Taranaki Whānui, with the transfer of the land beneath our Wellington Archives New Zealand and National Library buildings.