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5  Notes on Initiatives (I-M)

In-class Support for Students with Special Education Needs - Increasing Access

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 2.155 4.375 4.375 4.375  -

This funding is to increase in-class support for identified students with special education needs. This teacher aide support enables the teacher to personalise class programmes to lift achievement of these students.

Independent Police Conduct Authority Funding for Increasing Volumes and New Prevention Initiatives

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300  -

This funding will enable the Independent Police Conduct Authority (the Authority) to fulfil its statutory function of receiving and investigating complaints against the Police, to enable the Authority to undertake more preventive work with Police and to fulfil its statutory obligations as a National Preventive Mechanism.

Inland Revenue's Business Transformation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue 54.500 237.000 277.000 258.000 295.000 354.000
Vol. 5 Revenue (26.500) (26.000) (51.000) (68.000) (139.000)  
n/a n/a  -  -  - (90.000) (190.000)  -

This funding enables Inland Revenue to implement a multi-year, multi-stage change programme that will modernise New Zealand's tax service to make it simpler and faster for New Zealanders to pay their taxes and give more certainty that they will receive their entitlements. Funding for this programme is offset by administrative savings from within Inland Revenue's baseline and additional forecast tax revenue.

Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will enable the expansion of a successful programme already established in Auckland. Substance abuse causes harm to children in-utero and evidence shows this can be a barrier to providing good parenting. This programme provides intensive alcohol and drug support services to pregnant women to address these harmful effects, and address the significant risk and long-term costs to families.

Intensive Wraparound Service - Increasing Access

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 2.220 2.220 2.220 2.220  -

The Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) delivers intensive support for students with the highest and most complex behavioural and learning needs. The Service began in January 2013 and supports a total of 285 students per year. This additional funding will allow expansion of the IWS to an extra 50 students.

International Connections for New Zealanders

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 6.000 12.000 12.500 12.500  -
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 0.500  -  -  -  -

This funding will provide for initiatives in the tertiary sector that will incentivise more students to develop international linkages and connections.

International Visitor Attraction - Additional Investment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000  -

This funding will provide for further investment in international visitor attraction through Tourism New Zealand across targeted growth markets. This will increase the value of the sector, decrease market concentration, increase regional dispersal and contribute to better off-peak demand.

Investing in Justice

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Courts  - 5.902 3.529 1.694 0.357  -
Vol. 7 Justice  - 1.476 0.882 0.424 0.089  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Justice to develop a programme of work to achieve more efficient and effective services. The work programme will focus on more effective ways of working, such as streamlining processes and implementing operational excellence models.

Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Design of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development 3.000 14.500 17.000  -  -  -

This funding will enable the design of system-wide reform of services provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. This programme will deliver the initial priority components of a new operating model to support the system-wide reform of services provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. The programme will transform the current model of support to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 6.725 6.725 6.725 6.725  -
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 18.375 29.375 42.375 51.375  -

This funding is for the delivery of system-wide reform and investment in services and support provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. The investment will deliver the initial components of system-wide reform to ensure children and young people grow up in loving and stable families and communities where they can be safe, strong, connected and able to flourish.

Joint Venture Airports

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 5.000

The Crown has an obligation to six regional airports, in which it is a 50% partner under a number of joint venture agreements. These airports are New Plymouth, Taupo, Whanganui, Westport, Whakatane and Whangarei. This funding is to ensure the Crown continues to meet its obligations as a joint venture partner. These airports make air travel available in centres that might otherwise not have airports.

KiwiRail - Additional Investment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 190.200

This funding will support approved capital expenditure by KiwiRail Holdings Limited for the New Zealand rail system. This funding is part of a two-year package of funding for KiwiRail Holdings Limited that was announced in Budget 2015.

Legal Aid in Criminal Cases - Managing Increasing Costs and Demand

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice 20.000 16.757 10.822 13.651 13.247  -

This funding will enable legal aid services to meet rising demand and increasing costs of representation for New Zealanders who require legal aid in criminal cases.

Local Government Commission - Brokering Cost Effective Local Government

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  - 1.500  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Local Government Commission to continue reorganisation activity. This includes work on the four regional reorganisation proposals. The funding will also be used to undertake preparatory work in advance of the Better Local Services legislative reforms coming into effect.

Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 3.900 3.200 2.700 2.200  -

This funding will allow for the continuation of the supervision regime for offenders returning to New Zealand following a prison sentence of more than one year in an overseas jurisdiction.

Management of the Mt Eden Corrections Facility

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

This funding will allow the Department of Corrections to resume the management of Mt Eden Corrections Facility following SERCO's departure.

Māori Electoral Participation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 2.000 0.500 0.500 2.000  -

This funding builds on the 2014 Relationship Accord between the National Party and the Māori Party to support policies that increase awareness of the electoral process and encourage greater Māori electoral participation.

Māori Innovation Fund

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This additional funding for the Māori Innovation Fund will help more Māori enterprises manage and grow their asset bases by increasing the size of the Commercial Advisors Scheme, funding board mentors, purchasing needs assessments for Māori enterprises and assisting collectives to write applications.

Māori Land Service Programme

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development 1.980 6.000  -  -  - 6.200

This funding will enable the establishment of the Māori Land Service which will support Māori land owners to strengthen the management and utilisation of their land as proposed by the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 reform.

Māori Television Service - Promote and Protect Māori Language and Culture

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 2.653 2.653 2.653 2.653  -

This funding will support investment in new technologies, development and transition towards high definition broadcasting and continuation of current services.

Maritime Incident Response

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  - 0.764 0.764 0.764  -  -

Three years of funding was provided (2013/14-2015/16) to Maritime New Zealand to develop readiness and response capabilities for incidents where either an oil spill is not present or oil is not the only pollutant. This funding will allow Maritime New Zealand to sustain the response capability to complex non-oil maritime incidents beyond June 2016.

Marsden Fund

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 6.000 12.000 20.000 28.000  -

The Marsden Fund supports excellence in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand by providing grants for investigator-initiated research. Further investment in the Fund will help deliver the aims of the National Statement of Science Investments.

Mental Health Response at an Earlier Stage

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding increases support and guidance for primary care and social services to help people access help for mental health concerns at an earlier stage. This will improve accessibility to mental health services; and improve mental health outcomes by establishing a local mental health pathways programme, a mental health consult-liaison function and a mental health triage response function for emergency services.

Microfinancing for Whānau Small-medium Business Enterprises - Expansion

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

The overall aim of the microfinancing trials is to improve the quality of life of whānau by supporting improved financial independence of whānau. This funding will extend the microfinancing trials to target more high-needs areas where coverage is limited, to increase the support for greater uptake of immediate low- or no-interest financial relief for whānau. This initiative aligns with the microfinancing trials previously undertaken in South and West Auckland and may be extended in scope to also contribute towards a greater uptake of whānau-led small-medium business enterprises to contribute towards regional development and financial independence of whānau.

Ministerial Services - Increasing Executive Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs 4.248 2.510 2.532 2.472 2.427 1.285

This funding will allow for Ministerial Services to meet new and increased demands on the level of support provided to the Executive. This includes relocation of the Wellington VIP Transport depot, the upgrade of the Beehive website and an increase in the provision for ceremonial events.

Ministry for Pacific Peoples - Departmental Capital

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.200

This additional capital and related capital charge funding is to assist the Ministry for Pacific Peoples through an intensive period of capital investment in 2015/16. This includes the implementation of a new content management system, an upgrade of information technology hardware and the completion of a number of property moves.

Ministry for Women - Maintaining Policy Capability

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Women  - 0.370 0.460 0.500 0.500  -

This funding is to secure the current level of policy capability for the Ministry for Women in the medium term to enable it to continue delivering on current government priorities for New Zealand women.

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management - Capability and Capacity

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 0.730 1.800 1.800 1.800 0.063

This funding will enable progression of necessary work with central and local government, businesses and communities to increase New Zealanders' national resilience to emergencies. This funding will also enable development of stronger frameworks and systems for managing risks and responding to and recovering from emergencies.

Ministry of Social Development - Additional Capital Investment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 1.080 2.760 3.360 3.360 12.000

This funding is for carrying out critical core IT upgrades to improve security and replace core systems that are due for replacement. This will reduce the vulnerability of IT security breaches and improve the ability to fund essential upgrades, maintain business continuity and improve access management.

Ministry of Social Development - Ensuring the Safety of Our Employees

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 11.734 8.054 1.450 1.450  -

This funding will cover costs related to the Security Response Programme, including staff resourcing, training and awareness and any additional security features. Costs also include the purchase and distribution of mobile duress alarms for staff working in Child, Youth and Family, fraud investigators and other staff who largely work offsite. The Security Response Programme responds to the changing health, safety and security environment, including the changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the newly introduced all-of-government protective security requirements as well as aligning and implementing the recommendations of the independent security review.

Additional funding will allow the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to continue the current level of controlled access and security monitoring through the security guard function until decisions are made and any implementation of an updated security environment commences. The programme will also be supporting the implementation of a new operating model for managing health, safety and security and this will further inform future requirements.

MSD will also investigate a replacement system for our current incident management and reporting system and ongoing support for it.

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