Story: State services and the State Services Commission

Ministerial meeting

Ministerial meeting

Minister for Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson (left) is shown at a weekly meeting with staff of Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, in 2011. Ministry chief executive Lewis Holden is on the right. Weekly meetings at which the usual business of a ministry is discussed are the norm in New Zealand government. Contact between a minister and chief executive is likely to be more frequent if a particular issue or problem is being worked on intensively, or the ministry's area of operation is particularly contentious.

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Mark Prebble, 'State services and the State Services Commission - Role of central agencies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2021)

Story by Mark Prebble, published 20 Jun 2012