2013 Award Categories : Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

Integrity and Trust

 Sponsored by the Justice Sector (the Ministry of Justice, the New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections, the Crown Law Office and the Serious Fraud Office)


New Zealand has one of the most honest public services in the world.  The work done by public servants deserves to be valued and trusted.  The Justice Sector Award for Excellence in Integrity and Trust recognises the importance of that trust ??? and that it is hard won and easily lost.  The best programme of projects will be those where the organisation can demonstrate that people thought creatively about how to meet the highest standards of integrity and build trust with the people and communities they serve, or how to do the right thing where the normal rules or responses may not be enough.

14 big trends to watch in 2013

  1. Liquid data
  2. Networked accountability
  3. Data as infrastructure
  4. Social coding
  5. Data commons
  6. Lean government
  7. Smart government
  8. Sharing economy
  9. Preemptive health care
  10. Predictive data analytics
  11. Algorithmic censorship and algorithmic transparency
  12. Personal data ownership
  13. Open journalism
  14. Automation, artificial intelligence and employment

Also Big, open and more networked than ever: 10 trends from 2012

NZ Rejects International Telecommunications Treaty Changes

The ITU has a role in supporting theexpansion of telecommunications infrastructure, andimproving access to this infrastructure for developingcountries. But telecommunications infrastructure and thedata that travels over it are two different matters, and theexisting governance systems work well.

Spoken like a true structural separatist!

NZ to vote against governments taking over internet

Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says New Zealand will try to block an international move by some governments to take over the running of the internet.

Mrs Adams made the announcement at the first regional internet community conference, NetHui South, in Dunedin on Friday.

Mrs Adams says New Zealand will vote againt the move, because the not-for-profit agencies including ICANN, which organise the worldwide web, are doing a good job.She says the current system allows stakeholders from governments, academia, business and the wider internet community to have input and has proven itself flexible enough to cope with rapid changes in technology.

Internet New Zealand chief executive Vikram Kumar applauded the New Zealand Government’s stance, saying it is a huge step forward as government control of the internet would kill its openness and innovation.

Impressive.

MSD’s Leaky Servers

These locked-down kiosks are provided so you could look for jobs online, send off CVs etc. They???ve had some basic features disabled, which supposedly meant that you couldn???t just open up File Manager and poke around the machine. However, by just using the Open File dialogue in Microsoft Office, you could map any unsecured computer on the network, and then open up any accessible file.

This basically means you can grab any file that wasn???t bolted down on the network, while standing in the middle of a WINZ office. And that???s what I did.

Not exactly rocket science.

SEEK – Social Media Advisor (Temporary) Job in Wellington

Social Media Advisor (Temporary)

Communications Unit, Communication and Engagement Group
National Office

Sirocco the kakapo, the celebrity spokesbird for conservation, needs an equally savvy social media expert to help engage more people with conservation and deliver better service online. This is a two year temporary role in the Communication Unit’s web team.