Public Sector (Rāngai Tūmatanui) is the journal of the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) and has been published since 1978.

The journal is a specialist publication, independently written and edited, with oversight provided by a Journal Advisory Group. It covers events and the people that are making news in the New Zealand public sector as well as topical issues.

Digital copies of the Public Sector Journal are made available to IPAA members — and others with an interest in public administration in Australia — courtesy of IPANZ.

What’s in the
Latest Issue

Take a look at what’s happening in public administration across the Tasman.

The July 2020 issue includes:

  • ‘Playing our part: How the public sector responded to the COVID-19 crisis’ — COVID-19 came out of nowhere. Margaret McLachlan explores how the public sector responded.
  • ‘COVID-19 physical distancing policies challenge governments and reveal public sector priorities’. Erik Baekkeskov, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Melbourne, investigates the uniqueness of the COVID crisis and the variations in Australia’s and New Zealand’s responses to it.
  • EeMun Chen, an evaluation and research specialist from MartinJenkins, provides an opinion piece on ‘Understanding multi-ethnicity in Aotearoa: Implications for policy and service delivery’ which looks at the big repercussions from the way ethnicity is recorded in public statistics and what needs to change.

And Karen Tregaskis of Tregaskis Brown reflects on a major change process with Defence where the odds weren’t great — ‘It seems that elephants can dance.’ It showed her what was possible with a well-managed process.