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Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders (M22)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect New Zealand's sovereignty and provide security and other services for New Zealanders.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations
This category is limited to the costs of specialist military capabilities and Defence Force resources provided to the civil power in an emergency and for urgent work of national importance.
Defence International Engagement
This category is limited to the provision of services and utility of the Defence Force to support foreign policy objectives that strengthen security and avert conflict.
Defence Support to the Community
This category is limited to the costs of providing Defence Force resources for the betterment of the community at large and to inform the public's awareness of the proficiency and practice of the Armed Forces.
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations
This category is limited to the costs of Defence Force resources, services and non-emergency assistance periodically provided to the Government and civil authorities.
Resource and Border Protection Operations
This category is limited to the sharing of information and provision of resources to support all-of-government efforts to protect New Zealand's borders and offshore maritime interests.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

391,05339,359430,412

Departmental Output Expenses

Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations60,7478,67769,424
Defence International Engagement98,534(1,635)96,899
Defence Support to the Community45,1411,06246,203
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations33,73281734,549
Resource and Border Protection Operations152,89930,438183,337

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

387,78033,046420,826
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations60,6858,67769,362
Defence International Engagement95,891(1,635)94,256
Defence Support to the Community45,120(5,251)39,869
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations33,73281734,549
Resource and Border Protection Operations152,35230,438182,790

Revenue from Others

3,2736,3139,586
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations62-62
Defence International Engagement2,643-2,643
Defence Support to the Community216,3136,334
Resource and Border Protection Operations547-547

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $39.359 million to $430.412 million in 2015/16. This relates to:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $30.033 million from other appropriations to align the resource requirements with demand and activities
  • a carry forward of $8.560 million from underspends in 2014/15
  • an increase in third party funding of $6.313 million for Youth Development operations.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a expense transfer of $4.632 million to 2016/17 relating to the deferred maintenance on the Defence Force's aging estate
  • a reduction of $915,000 as NZDF's contribution to an All-of-Government initiative.
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