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Budget 2016 Home Page Maori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - Estimates of Appropriations 2016/17

Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (M4), Minister of Broadcasting (M8)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year, covering the following:

  • a total of over $92 million for purchasing (mainly from arts and heritage Crown entities) ballet, Maori performing arts, archiving, museum and orchestral services, protection for historic places, and promoting and supporting New Zealand films and the arts
  • a total of over $23 million for the Screen Production Grant - New Zealand
  • a total of over $15 million for purchasing services (cultural diplomacy international programme, heritage services, policy advice, monitoring of funded agencies and ministerial servicing) from Manatu Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • a total of over $15 million for other expenses including development and maintenance of war graves, historic graves and monuments, Treaty of Waitangi commemorations, and contributions to capital projects at performing arts venues, exhibition venues and buildings where collections will be housed
  • a total of $13 million for capital investment in Te Papa
  • a total of over $3 million for a contribution to an international organisation (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
  • a total of over $1 million for projects supporting First World War centenary commemorations
  • capital investment in departmental assets of $430,000, and
  • a total of over $79,000 for the conservation of newly found taonga tuturu.

The Minister of Broadcasting is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering a total of over $131 million for purchasing public broadcasting services mainly from broadcasting Crown entities.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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