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5  Notes on Initiatives (N-P)

National Bowel Screening Programme

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health 0.164 7.238 6.282 5.701 6.898  -
Vol.6 Appropriation has not yet been sought - 1.832 3.713 3.585 3.300 -

This funding will support the staged implementation of a National Bowel Screening Programme for people aged 60 - 74, with the aim of increasing early detection of, and reducing the mortality rate from, bowel cancer.

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity: Implementation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Building and Housing  - 0.568 0.356 0.239 0.090  -
Vol.3 Environment  - 1.469 0.911 0.695 0.572  -

This funding will support the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Urban Development Capacity 2016.

New Zealand Business Number

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.200 3.200  -  -  -

This funding will accelerate the adoption of the New Zealand Business Number by businesses and its implementation by agencies to reduce the costs for business of interacting with government.

New Zealand Embassy in Dublin, Ireland - Establishment

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 1.432 1.149 3.191 3.361 4.781

This funding will enable the opening of an Embassy in Dublin to support an intensified relationship with Ireland and to support New Zealand's trading relationship with the European Union.

New Zealand High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka - Establishment

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 0.937 1.942 3.067 2.917 6.236

This funding will enable the opening of a High Commission in Colombo to support an intensified relationship with Sri Lanka, and to advance New Zealand as a trusted partner in South Asia in order to support both trade and security objectives.

New Zealand Screen Production Grant - Domestic

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  -  26.900 22.700 7.840 6.500  -
Vol.8 Savings - (22.000) (16.440) (12.750) (12.750) -

This funding will ensure that the demand for grant payments to qualifying producers of new domestic screen productions with significant New Zealand content and stories can continue to be met. It brings together existing film industry-related resources within Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage into a new multi-year appropriation.

New Zealand Screen Production Grant - International

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation 18.000 55.500 55.500 55.500 55.500  -

This funding will allow New Zealand to meet its grant obligations under existing eligibility criteria.

Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 8.597 17.278 17.301 17.341  -

This funding will increase operational grant funding for state and state-integrated schools to deliver achievement for all their students and provide schools with targeted additional funding to meet the needs of students most at risk of educational under-achievement.

Oral Language - Removing Barriers to Access

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 1.132 1.685 1.685 1.518  -

This funding will enhance capability in early childhood education centres. It will provide targeted and specialist support to three and four year olds with oral language needs who are at risk of literacy difficulties, by trialling a new approach to oral language development.

Organ Donation - Live Organ Donors Act (2016)

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700  -

This funding will be used to support compensation for live donors for lost income while they are unable to work as legislated under the Live Organ Donors Act (2016).

Parliamentary Accommodation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Parliamentary Service  -  -  -  -  - 9.900

This funding will ensure the completion of detailed design along with local authority consents for the Parliamentary Accommodation Strategy related to the Ministers' and Members' buildings.

Parliamentary Service - Maintaining Capability and Capacity

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Parliamentary Service  - 3.244 4.789 5.773 5.773  -

This funding will allow the Parliamentary Service to continue to provide the administrative and support services to members of Parliament that enables them to fulfil their duties as elected representatives.

Parliamentary Transition Arising From a General Election

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Parliamentary Service  - 2.947  -  - 2.947  -

This funding will cover the costs incurred by the Parliamentary Service in preparing for and transitioning Members of Parliament for the 2017 and 2020 elections. The funding will also cover the contractual obligations the Service has to member support staff who are unsuccessful in gaining a new event based contract.

Passport to Life

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will support Māori Tihi to obtain essential documents and qualifications such as birth certificates, driver's licences, bank accounts, and IRD numbers, to enable full participation in society and employment.

Pathways to Home-Ownership

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 3.000 3.000 3.000  -  -

This funding is to trial new approaches to help whānau achieve housing independence, including pathways to home-ownership.

Pay Equity Dispute Resolution and Holidays Act Compliance

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Labour Market  - 2.000 2.850 2.850 1.000  -
Vol.1 Savings - (0.500) (0.500) (0.500) (0.500) -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Employment Relations Authority to respond to new resource demands arising from pay equity dispute resolution. It will also enable the Labour Inspectorate to fund a dedicated payroll team to address issues with Holidays Act compliance. The savings reflect a reprioritisation of funding from the Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund.

Performance-Based Research Fund Increase

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Tertiary Education  - 7.500 15.000 15.000 15.000  -

This funding provides an increase to the Performance-Based Research Fund. The fund rewards research performance and supports research-led teaching in tertiary education. It contributes to government's goal of strengthening our research system to drive innovation, as well as the government priority to strengthen research-based institutions. This will increase funding for high performing providers offering study at degree-level and above.

Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 20.000 20.000 14.000 6.000  -

This funding will increase Pharmac's budget for pharmaceuticals, allowing more medicines to be publically funded.

Pitt Island Wharf Resilience and Functionality

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Internal Affairs  - 3.120 0.079 0.079 0.079  -

This funding will provide for an increase in the resilience of Pitt Island Wharf on the Chatham Islands to future storm events through the provision of tetrapod breakwater improvements.

Positive Pathways for People with a Corrections History

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Housing  - 1.111 2.453 3.951 5.583  -

This funding will be used to provide social housing and support services to ex-prisoners who are completing a reintegration programme.

Preserving the Nation's Memory

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Internal Affairs  - 4.223 3.799  -  - 2.127

This funding will provide for the commencement of an upgrade and expansion of the physical infrastructure and storage capacity for Archives NZ and the National Library.

Primary Health Care - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 9.585 9.585 9.585 9.585  -

This funding will be used to meet additional costs in the Care Plus, Free Under 13s, Very Low Cost Access, and System Level Measures initiatives currently being delivered through primary care. The costs are driven by changes in the population (growth and ageing). These initiatives improve access for several priority populations and drive improved performance by general practice in priority areas.

Prisoner Volumes

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Corrections  - 74.131 64.763 55.740 43.857  -

This funding will enable the Department of Corrections to meet the costs of managing a growing prison population including ongoing funding for additional capacity in the prison network.

Prisoners at Risk of Self-harm and Suicide

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Corrections  - 1.883 3.223 3.230 3.265  -

This funding will enable the Department of Corrections to make improvements to the way prisoners at risk of self-harm and suicide are managed in the prison environment.

Privacy and Official Information Services

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  - 2.750 2.750  -  -  -

This funding will allow the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki to respond to current and increasing privacy and official information requests, by reviewing and improving the current operating model to meet those requests and by providing more research and processing services. It will also provide clients with information held on Child Youth and Family records in compliance with the Ministry's statutory obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 and the Official Information Act 1982.

Programme to Develop Prosperous and More Resilient Communities

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Internal Affairs  - 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.500  -

This funding will enable community and voluntary organisations to provide more meaningful support to communities to achieve longer-term investments to meet local needs. The funding will also draw on social investment principles to support the community and voluntary sector by encouraging a move towards a focus on outcomes.

Progressing the Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 20.000 20.000  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki to further progress key components of the Investing in Children reforms.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200  -

This funding will enable the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to operate Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre effectively, and undertake associated activities in relation to new memorials, commemorative events and taonga tūturu.

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