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5  Notes on Initiatives (T-W)

Taku Kāinga - Growing the Māori Housing Network

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.150 3.150 3.150 3.150  -

This funding will enable the Māori Housing Network to increase the number of projects repairing and building homes for whānau living in sub-standard accommodation, including emergency housing.

Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 17.580 35.159 35.159 35.159  -

This funding will provide for targeted tuition subsidy increases for key fields of study, to bring tuition subsidy funding into greater alignment with the relative costs of delivery, and for sub-degree provision at Level 3 and above.

Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700  -

This funding will strengthen Te Matatini's capacity to increase community participation in kapa haka, enhance its positive cultural, health and social impacts and showcase the best kapa haka internationally. This increases funding for Te Matatini from $1.248 million to $1.948 million per year.

Te Mātāwai - Māori Language Revitalisation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will establish Te Mātāwai, a new independent statutory entity, to promote the health and wellbeing of the Māori language for iwi and Māori, and to support, inform and influence the Crown's efforts to revitalise the Māori language.

Te Taura Whiri - Te Reo Māori Whānau and Community Planning Initiative

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will support whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to develop Māori language strategies, a key objective under the new Māori Language Act 2016. The strategies will support the revitalisation of the Māori language, including increasing the number of people speaking the Māori language and improving their fluency. Revitalisation of te reo will be achieved through whānau, hapū, iwi and communities being able to attend Kura Whakarauora (Language Planning Schools), being supported by Kaiārahi Whakarauora (Language Planning Facilitators/Mentors) and accessing Rauemi Whakarauora (Language Planning Resources).

Te Tumu Paeroa - Effective Māori Trustee Services

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 0.914 0.914 0.914 0.914  -

This funding will enable the continued provision of effective Māori Trustee support services for Māori land and assets. This includes understanding client aspirations and delivering, developing or facilitating solutions or support services to achieve increased productivity of Māori land and assets.

Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) Programme for Long-serving Prisoners

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 1.200 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will allow case managers to work more intensively with long-serving prisoners to identify, plan for and carry out specific meaningful reintegration activities through the Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) programme to enhance the management of prisoner releases and improve public safety.

Tertiary Education Baseline - Reprioritisation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education (1.600) (16.985) (37.969) (37.969) (37.969)  -

This reflects the reprioritisation in Vote Tertiary Education to provide for the following initiatives: Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases; Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand; Refugee English Fund; Engineering Education to Employment; and Fees-free Foundation Education.

Tobacco Excise and Excise Equivalent Duties

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  -  (5.000) (70.000) (139.000) (211.000)  -

This initiative increases tobacco excise by 10% on 1 January each year from 2017 to 2020, and excludes tobacco from consumers price index adjustments to welfare payments. These measures are intended to reduce smoking prevalence and help achieve the Government's goal of making New Zealand essentially a “Smokefree” nation by 2025. It is expected that these changes will raise $5 million in 2016/17, rising to $280 million by 2020/21.

Toloa Scholarships

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300  -

This funding will provide scholarships and community funding to encourage Pacific students to study science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects at a secondary school or tertiary level.

University Sector Innovation - Contingency

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 5.000 10.000 10.000 10.000  -

This funding will provide new innovation initiatives in the university sector.

Veteran Headstones and Plaques - Manufacture and Installation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 0.420 0.397 0.375 0.355  -

This funding provides for the legislative entitlement under the Veterans' Support Act 2014 for qualifying veterans and their spouses or partners to be provided with a headstone or plaque.

Viet Nam Veterans - Support for Travel to Commemorations and Battlefields

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 0.350 0.290 0.150 0.150  -

This funding will provide for increased demand for veterans' travel assistance over the Viet Nam War 50th anniversary. This funding also addresses an ongoing increase in demand for travel assistance for veterans.

Waitangi Wharf - Reconstruction, Ongoing Operating, Maintenance and Depreciation Costs

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  - 1.600 3.200 3.200 1.257

This funding, in addition to the $52 million provided at Budget 2015, will provide for the reconstruction of Waitangi Wharf on the Chatham Islands. The rebuild is scheduled to be completed in 2017. This funding will also provide for the operating, maintenance and depreciation costs of the redeveloped wharf. The operational funding will maintain the wharf to ensure it remains functional and operational throughout its useful lifespan.

Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes - Extension

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 12.000 6.000  -  -  -

This funding will extend the Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes programme to deliver insulation retrofits to low-income households, particularly families with children and high health needs, who stand to benefit most from having insulation installed in their homes.

Whānau Ora - Expanding Commissioning Activity

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000  -

This funding will support the expansion of Whānau Ora service coverage and reach, and increase the number of whānau and families receiving whānau-centred support services through navigational support and commissioning activity.

Wilding Conifers - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000  -

This funding will protect productive land, the tourism and forestry sectors, and water catchments from the impacts of invasive conifers by reducing the area affected by wilding conifers.

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 2.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This initiative funds approximately 600 more places in the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund in 2016, and about 900 places from 2017 onwards. In combination with New Zealand Apprentices - Additional Funding, this initiative further strengthens the Government's commitment to workplace-based learning.

Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-yearolds

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 13.326 16.117 15.886 15.886  -
Vol. 10 Social Development  -  (3.000)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (5.600)  -

This funding will enable the extension of the Youth Service to include 19-year old parents, and 18 and 19-year old beneficiaries identified as needing more support because they are at risk of long-term benefit dependency. This will provide extra support to young beneficiaries who are the highest risk of remaining on a benefit long term, and to give them the best chance of moving off a benefit. The extension leverages off the existing Youth Service model introduced in 2012 and is an approach to working with vulnerable young people, where community-based providers are engaged through incentivised, outcome-based contracts to deliver wrap-around support to teen parents, unemployed or disengaged youth parents and young people where there has been a family breakdown.

Extending the Youth Service provides specialist case management and support for 18-19-year olds to help them into training, education or work with the aim of reducing the long-term benefit liability of this group.

Capital Savings

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  -  -  -  -  - (612.818)

This saving reflects capital returned to the Crown and used for re-investment.

Expired Contingencies

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a (15.804) (15.656) (17.803) (17.199) (17.199)  -

This saving reflects contingencies established in previous Budgets that were not required and have been returned to the Crown.

Other Unallocated Contingencies

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  9.000 247.259 170.849 192.513 168.398 731.038

A number of initiatives agreed through Budget 2016 have been set aside in contingency. Often initiatives set aside in contingency are commercially sensitive or relate to negotiations that have yet to take place, such as wage negotiations. A general contingency is also provided for funding proposals that arise between Budgets. Contingencies are included in the fiscal forecasts as “Unallocated contingencies”.

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