Our purpose

We are working towards a more innovative and creative public sector to achieve better outcomes for Aotearoa. We see a future where the
New Zealand Government is a global leader of innovation, working collaboratively with the public and across borders.

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We provide the know-how

The Innovation Barometer provides the know-how and impetus to change organisations' conditions for innovation. It does this in four ways: 
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  • Visualised data
    New information visualised in a unique and understandable way.
  • Insights & actions
    Supporting organisations to create a roadmap of tailored actions.
  • Tracking & benchmarking
    Tracking the datasets year-on-year to see trends and benchmark the public sector as a whole.
  • Learning exchange
    Creating case studies of successful innovation projects and sharing them across the public service.
what is public sector innovation?

We define innovation as doing something new that delivers value and that’s implemented.

What we measure
The New Zealand Innovation Barometer is a globally unique and robust measurement tool designed in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington.

Message from our partners

Innovation in our public sector will contribute to our growing reputation as a global leader of innovation. We will continue to support a wider distribution of the Innovation Barometer to our public sector entities.
Mischa Mannix-Opie
Executive Director, New Zealand G2G,
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’
Partnering with Creative HQ to ensure the intellectual integrity of this research enables us to contribute to improving our public service and growing Wellington as a ‘Capital of Innovation’. We look forward to the annual iteration of the research and seeing what new insights occur.
Girol Karacaoglu
Head of the School of Government,
Victoria University of Wellington
The Barometer has enabled us to produce valuable data and facilitate cross-agency sharing of case studies and insights, building relationships to grow public sector innovation. We are excited by the widespread enthusiasm from other organisations to participate in the future.
Jonnie Haddon
Head of Govtech, Creative HQ
The Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund has enabled this pilot which we can learn from. It has helped identify and apply the conditions needed to support organisations in their transition to a modern, agile and adaptive public service.
Julie Watson
Practice Lead at Te Kōtui Whitiwhiti, Digital Public Service Branch, Department of Internal Affairs

Our crew

Jonnie Haddon

GM Government Innovation

Tanisha Vithal

Programme Manager

Bridget Suckling

Data Analyst

Asha Scott-Morris

Product Manager

Rachel Lynch

Product Designer

Our supporters

Stats NZ

Public Service Commission

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A Creative hq product
Creative HQ is New Zealand’s innovation hub and leading provider of structured innovation programmes working to support the smart people in government. Creative HQ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WellingtonNZ.

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Want your organisation to join the growing group of public sector innovation leaders?
Email innovationbarometer@creativehq.co.nz