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5  Notes on Initiatives (R-T)

R9 Accelerator

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.850 2.850  -  -  -

This funding will continue the existing Accelerator Programme, which supports the rapid formation of early-stage information technology and digital start-ups. The programme provides mentors, business assistance, pitch training, technical assistance and access to investor networks, in support of the participating firms.

Radio New Zealand - Strategy Enhancement

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 2.840 2.840 2.840 2.840  -

This funding will allow Radio New Zealand to offer more diverse content, targeting sectors of the population that are not a priority for mainstream media; see through Radio New Zealand's transformation into a more efficient and effective operation with new modern technology and improved capability; and ensure Radio New Zealand remains a strong, vibrant and relevant public broadcaster.

Raising the Age of Care and Protection to 18

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  - 13.399 17.290 20.173 20.173  -

This funding will extend support and access to protection services for young people who are in State care, raising the age limit from age 17 to age 18 from 1 April 2017.

Rangatahi Suicide Prevention Fund Extension

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 1.500 2.000 2.500 2.000  -

This funding will support entities to reduce suicide and self-harm amongst Rangatahi (youth) Māori.

Reinstatement of Southern Corridors

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Transport - - - - - 394.000
Vol.1 Appropriation has not yet been sought - - - - - 418.000

This funding is for the reinstatement of State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch following the November 2016 earthquakes.

Research and Development Growth Grants: Meeting Rising Demand

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 8.222 15.720 23.553 27.153  -

This funding responds to rising demand for business Research and Development Growth Grants as investment by businesses in research and development grows in response to the incentive programmes. Growth grants aim to provide a rules-based, market-led incentive for increasing research and development investment by businesses.

Schools Growth Package

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 3.093 11.222 20.575 29.205 392.366

This funding delivers roll growth classrooms, special education satellite units, school expansions, new schools, new property for existing kura, and an existing special education school, and land reimbursements in response to population growth and demographic changes across the schooling network.

Schools Payroll - Holidays Act Project

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 7.771 7.615  -  -  -

This funding will develop approaches to address non-compliance areas identified in the first phase of the Holidays Act Compliance review.

Schools' Payroll Sustainability Investment

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 4.000 3.800 3.300 2.800  -

This funding is to ensure the ongoing stability and sustainability of the schools' payroll system by managing technology risks and increasing efficiency.

Security of New Zealand's Electricity Supply

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200  -
Vol.1 Levy offset - (1.200) (1.200) (1.200) (1.200) -

This funding supports the Electricity Authority's management of emergency events relating to the security of New Zealand's electricity supply.

Sentences and Orders Served In the Community - Increased Investment

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Corrections  - 10.575 12.075 13.650 15.300  -

This funding will enable the Department of Corrections to increase the level of resourcing available to safely manage the growing volume and complexity of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community, and to support the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board to make informed risk-based sentencing and parole decisions.

Serious Fraud Office - Case and Evidence Management Systems

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Serious Fraud  - 0.555 0.295 0.295 0.295 0.840

This funding will provide the Serious Fraud Office with an integrated case and evidence management system to enable better analysis and management of complex evidence and data as well as create a unified view of its operations.

Sixth Appropriations Review Committee Recommendations

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Parliamentary Service  - 3.714 2.388 1.864 3.674  -

This funding will allow implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Appropriations Review Committee. The recommendations flow from the review committee established under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 which requires that during each parliamentary term there is an independent review and evaluation of the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of funding for the Parliamentary Service and Members of Parliament.

Social Investment Agency - Capability

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 State Services  - 6.450 6.450 6.450 6.450  -

This funding will provide capability for the Social Investment Agency to deliver social investment tools, analysis and advice to support the on-going implementation of the social investment approach.

Social Investment Data Exchange Infrastructure - Implementation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 6.000 6.000  -  - 4.758
Vol.5 Savings - (3.800) (6.000) - - -

This funding will provide for the on-going implementation of the Social Investment Data Exchange Infrastructure in support of the social investment approach being implemented by the Social Investment Agency.

Space Agency - New Functions

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.750 3.750 3.750 3.750  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to respond to the opportunities for economic growth the emerging space sector offers. It will assist with the departmental costs associated with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's new functions as lead space agency.

Stockton Acid Mine Drainage Rehabilitation Project

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Finance  - 2.400 1.100 1.000 0.300  -

This funding will procure a long term solution to manage the Crown's Acid Mine Drainage rehabilitation liability at Stockton mine. Funding is required to undertake a competitive procurement process to identify the optimal solution to manage the liability.

Strengthening Frontline Service Delivery to Support Student Achievement

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 4.632 5.186  -  -  -

This funding will be used to increase capability and capacity within the Ministry of Education to manage changes in the education system, significant growth in early childhood centres, and changes in the Ministry's role within the system. The benefit of these changes is that the Ministry will have the operational resources required to deliver increased student achievement.

Supporting Schools at-Risk - Additional Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 0.600 0.600  -  -  -

This funding will ensure financial support to schools that cannot afford statutory intervention costs without affecting teaching and learning. Expenditure is demand driven, and additional funding is required to meet the growing demand for interventions and the costs associated with them.

Sustaining the Marae, Sustaining the Pae

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 2.000 2.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will improve, restore and revitalise the cultural and physical integrity of marae including investments to meet earthquake and health and safety requirements, particularly where physical restoration projects are a catalyst for strengthening cultural knowledge.

Te Mana O Te Wai Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.3 Environment  - 1.000  -  -  -  -

This funding is for initiatives to improve water quality of freshwater bodies that are important to iwi/hapū.

Te Reo and Te Ao Māori Programming and Content

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 2.500 2.500 2.500 2.500  -

This funding will enhance Te Reo and Te Ao Māori through support for expansion of high quality programming and content across multiple platforms.

Te Reo Māori Language Planning Initiatives

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

This funding will support Te Reo Māori language planning initiatives of Te Matawai, to promote the health and wellbeing of the Māori language for iwi and Māori.

Te Ture Whenua Post-enactment Implementation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 0.800 1.000 0.200  -  -

This funding will support post-enactment activities raising awareness of, and engagement around, Te Ture Whenua.

Teach First NZ - Funding for Employment Based Initial Teacher Education

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 0.719 1.913 1.896 0.703  -
Vol.2 Tertiary Education - (0.719) (1.913) (1.896) (0.703) -

This initiative will enable the continuation and expansion of the employment-based initial teacher education programme Teach First NZ. Graduates will be specifically trained to teach in schools with a high proportion of Māori and Pasifika students, and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Temporary Accommodation Assistance Extension

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 0.333 0.332 0.169  -  -

This funding extends Temporary Accommodation Assistance to 31 December 2019 to support insured homeowners living in temporary accommodation in Christchurch while they wait for their homes to be repaired.

Tourism Infrastructure - Maintenance

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.3 Conservation  - 5.418 7.103 10.624 9.987 25.100

This funding will increase maintenance of road and tourism infrastructure at New Zealand's most popular locations and invest in new tourism infrastructure in Northland.

Tourism Infrastructure - New Walks

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.3 Conservation  - 1.712 2.126 3.436 4.238 15.940

This funding will improve 20 existing short walks and 10 existing day walks in popular locations around New Zealand to bring them into the Great Walks network and create two new Great Walks in locations to be determined.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 14.449 16.935 14.598 14.500  -

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is part of a broader tourism infrastructure package. The fund will provide financial support for local tourism-related infrastructure where tourism growth (domestic and international) is placing pressure on, or potential growth is constrained by, existing infrastructure; and the local community is unable to respond in a timely way without assistance.

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is intended to protect and enhance New Zealand's reputation both domestically and internationally by supporting robust infrastructure which in turn contributes to quality experiences for visitors and maintains the social license for the sector to operate.

Treasury Presence Offshore: Singapore

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.5 Finance  - 0.854 0.854 0.854 0.854  -

This funding will reduce economic risk by strengthening ties with key markets. It will also inform economic strategy through better economic intelligence and support innovation in public services.

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements: Broadening the Reach

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Treaty Negotiations  - 5.934 6.244  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Crown to fully resource the work programme to broaden the geographic and population reach of Treaty settlement negotiations with key settlement groups.

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements: Relativity Mechanism Dispute Resolution

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Treaty Negotiations  - 2.800  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Crown to participate in the resolution of disputes concerning the relativity mechanism included in the historical Treaty settlements with Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu.

Tuition Subsidy Increase

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Tertiary Education  - 9.905 19.810 19.810 19.810  -

This funding provides a 1% increase to tuition subsidy rates at qualification Level 3 and above. The increase will support providers to maintain quality and innovate when demand is falling due to the strong economy. The funding directly supports two key government priorities for tertiary education: delivering skills for industry; and strengthening research-based institutions.

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