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Budget 2012 Home Page Estimates of Appropriations 2012/12

Vote Sport and Recreation

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Sport and Recreation (M64)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY FOR CULTURE AND HERITAGE: Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Overview of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Sport and Recreation is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $58 million for support for High Performance Sport, supplied by Sport New Zealand
  • a total of over $4 million to provide scholarships enabling talented New Zealanders to pursue tertiary study and elite level sport development concurrently, and/or to develop skills that contribute to the quality of New Zealand's sport performance at the elite level
  • a total of over $19 million for a wide range of functions to benefit sport and physical recreation within New Zealand, and policy advice on sport and physical recreation matters, supplied by Sport New Zealand
  • a total of over $2 million for the drug testing of sports persons, providing information and education on the anti-doping regime, and servicing international anti-doping arrangements, supplied by Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ)
  • a total of $44,000 for miscellaneous grants supporting sport and recreation activity, and
  • a total of $318,000 for advice on the performance of sport and recreation Crown entities, and support for board appointment processes, supplied by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Sport and Recreation in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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