School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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May31"Are we there yet?": Five Years on the Road to Addressing Child Poverty
Date: 31 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
It has been nearly five years since Dr Russell Wills took up the role as… Read more
Jun2Open Data - the New Oil of the Digital Economy
Date: 2 June 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
The real value of open data comes when people outside those who collected it take… Read more
Jun14'Superheroes Don't Take Sick Leave': Presenteeism in the New Zealand Senior Medical Workforce
Date: 14 June 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: GBLT3, Old Government Building Lecture Theatre 3Duration: 1 hourPresenteeism, or working when too unwell,… Read more

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4 May 2016 New rules needed to support workplace whistleblowers
The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies is part of the world's largest research project into workplace whistleblowing, which is calling for a law change to support whistleblowers and protect them from a "mountain of negativity". Read more
14 April 2016 The Panama Papers and New Zealand's "politically-exposed persons"
The so-called Panama Papers leak also raises questions about New Zealand's 'ratification' of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, writes Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory. Read more
12 April 2016 Study finds small businesses challenged by government interactions online
A study by Professor Miriam Lips has found that many small businesses in New Zealand would like to do more online business with government, but it is not the technology that is holding them back. Read more

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Career View

Check out the new Career View for Public Policy and Public Management, for careers and employment information to prospective and current students, graduates and friends in the community.

2016 Prospectuses

Our 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate prospectuses are now available to download, so find out more about our qualifications, courses, and teaching staff.


2016: Building Policy Capability in Auckland

The School of Government is offering postgraduate study options in Auckland for the first time, commencing in 2016.

Now is the time to upgrade your professional competencies, by enrolling in one or more courses to build skills in Public Policy or Public Management.

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Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the School of Government's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

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