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Vote Sport and Recreation

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Sport and Recreation (M64)

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 of Sport and Recreation is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $62 million for support of High Performance Sport, supplied by Sport New Zealand
  • 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 $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 $3 million to support anti-doping arrangements, supplied by Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ)
  • a total of $319,000 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, and
  • a total of $44,000 for miscellaneous grants supporting sport and recreation activity.

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

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