Estimates of appropriations

Vote Defence Force - External - Estimates 2014/2015

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Defence (M22), Minister of Veterans' Affairs (M75)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: New Zealand Defence Force

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE: Minister of Defence

Summary of the Vote#

Overview#

The Minister of Defence is responsible for Defence Force appropriations in Vote Defence Force, totalling just under $3,087 million for the 2014/15 financial year.

This includes just under $2,361 million for departmental output expenses covering the following:

  • a total of just under $1,943 million on Air, Army and Navy capabilities prepared for joint operations to provide the Government with a range of military forces to protect and advance the security and interests of New Zealand. These are held at appropriate levels of capability and preparedness to protect New Zealand's territorial sovereignty and to contribute to regional and global security efforts. Most of these forces will also contribute to a range of services to other government departments and the New Zealand community when not committed to operations overseas, and
  • a total of just under $418 million on Multi-Category Appropriations (MCA) for Advice to the Government, Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests, and the Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders.

Of the total output expenses, about $16 million is expected to be funded from third-party revenue (Revenue Department and Revenue Other) in 2014/15. The remainder is funded from Revenue Crown.

There is also a capital expenditure appropriation of up to $726 million for the purchase of assets.

The Minister of Veterans' Affairs is responsible for Veterans' Affairs appropriations in Vote Defence Force totalling just over $146 million for the 2014/15 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $9 million for departmental output expenses
  • a total of just under $2 million for non-departmental output expenses
  • a total of just under $134 million for benefits and unrequited expenses, and
  • a total of just under $2 million for non-departmental other expenses.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Estimates of Appropriations#

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2013/142014/15
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Air Force capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
--743,948

Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Army capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
--724,527

Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Navy capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
--474,463

Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of the capabilities of No 5 Squadron RNZAF (P-3K2 Orion aircraft) prepared to conduct airborne surveillance of New Zealand's EEZ, the Pacific region and the Southern Ocean, to conduct search and rescue missions, and to conduct maritime and land air operations, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications. This output expense also includes some support services to the community.
203,674203,203-

Fixed Wing Transport Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of No 40 Squadron RNZAF (Boeing 757-200 and C-130 Hercules aircraft) prepared to conduct strategic and tactical air transport operations, including aeromedical evacuation, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications, and to contribute support services to the community.
263,425262,804-

Land Combat Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the Land Combat Forces (command, control, intelligence and manoeuvre force elements) prepared to conduct land operations and to contribute support services to the community, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
349,710348,900-

Land Combat Service Support Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the Land Combat Service Support Forces (transport, medical, supply, maintenance support and movements force elements) prepared to support land operations and to contribute support services to the community, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
174,997174,593-

Land Combat Support Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the Land Combat Support Forces (artillery, engineers, communications and military police force elements) prepared to conduct land operations and to contribute support services to the community, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
220,852220,342-

Littoral Warfare Support Forces (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of capabilities necessary to ensure access to and the use of harbours, inshore waters and associated coastal zones in New Zealand and wherever NZDF deployed maritime forces are required to operate. This capability is delivered through the combination of HMNZS Manawanui, and similar support vessels including Survey Motor Boat Adventure and the Rapid Environmental Assessment Boats Takapu and Tarapunga, the Mine Countermeasures Team, the Operational Diving Team and the Maritime Survey Team. This output expense also includes contributions to a range of services to other government agencies and the community.
31,94731,873-

Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA (M22)

29,39329,325-
Support to Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP)
This output class is limited to the provision of training, technical advice and resource support to the defence forces of MAP partner countries, both in New Zealand and in the partner countries. Specialist niche training is also provided to the law enforcement agencies of South Pacific MAP partner countries.
5,2835,269-
Support to New Zealand Cadet Forces
This output class is limited to the provision of leadership and skills training for all approved New Zealand Cadet Force (NZCF) units.
3,8083,799-
Support to Service Military Museums
This output class is limited to collection development, collection management and exhibits related to New Zealand's military history.
7,9947,978-
Support to Youth Development
This output class is limited to New Zealand Defence Force support to government initiated youth development schemes in New Zealand, being the conduct of Limited Service Volunteer courses and contributions to Youth Life Skills programmes (Service Academies and Military-style Activity Camps).
12,30812,279-

Naval Combat Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the frigates, HMNZ Ships TE KAHA and TE MANA, prepared to conduct maritime operations and to contribute support services to the community, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
336,886336,119-

Naval Helicopter Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of No 6 Squadron RNZAF (Seasprite SH-2G helicopters) prepared to conduct maritime operations in support of other Output Expenses, especially the Naval Combat Forces, Naval Support Forces and Naval Patrol Forces, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
83,56083,364-

Naval Patrol Forces (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of the capabilities of the Offshore and Inshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs, IPVs) prepared for the conduct of maritime operations in support of Domestic Tasks, and for the security and protection of New Zealand's economic border and EEZ, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications. The OPVs will also be prepared to conduct sovereignty and resource protection patrol operations in the Southern Ocean, Ross Dependency, South Pacific region and further afield when directed.
117,011116,742-

Naval Support Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the Fleet Replenishment Ship, HMNZS ENDEAVOUR, and the Multi-Role Vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY, prepared to conduct maritime logistic support and amphibious sealift operations for deployed military forces, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications. This output expense also includes contributions to a range of services provided to Government and the community.
112,693112,402-

Operationally Deployed Forces Annual (M22)

The provision of deployed force elements on military tasks, including the commitments agreed by Government under which the NZDF contributes to peace support and other operations conducted in support of the United Nations and other international agencies. It includes the provision of individuals, observers, advisers, instructors, headquarters staff, and complete force elements and contingents.
27,17013,170-

Policy Advice And Other Services For Veterans MCOA (M75)

11,41711,417-
Administration Services
This output class is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities, the coordination of commemorations, the provision of administration services to relevant boards and committees and the administration of contracts for service for maintenance and development work carried out in Service Cemeteries.
4,9054,905-
Policy Advice
This output class is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Veterans' Affairs.
220220-
Services and Payments to Veterans
This output class is limited to the assessment, review and payment of entitlements and benefits (War Disablement Pensions and related concessions, and allowances and Surviving Spouse Pensions), the assessment and review of entitlement for burial in Service Cemeteries, the installation of ex-service memorials for eligible veterans, and the provision of case management for veterans and their families.
6,2926,292-

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA (M22)

14,92414,888-
Ministerial Services
This output class is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
1,3051,301-
Policy Advice
This output class is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Defence and the New Zealand Defence Force.
2,0492,044-
Strategic Military Intelligence
This output class is limited to the collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of strategic military intelligence on areas of interest to New Zealand.
11,57011,543-

Rotary Wing Transport Forces (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of the capabilities of No 3 Squadron RNZAF (Iroquois helicopters) prepared to conduct tactical air transport, including aeromedical evacuation, and counter-terrorist operations, and to contribute support services to the community, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications. In addition, the Helicopter Transition Unit, while conducting capability development, will be able on occasion to provide limited domestic transport tasks using the NH-90 and A-109 helicopters.
229,523228,980-

Special Operations Forces (M22)

Provision of the capabilities of the Special Operations Forces prepared to conduct special forces operations in support of land operations, counter-terrorist operations, and the provision of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Explosive, Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (CBRE IEDD) that threaten public safety or national interests, in accordance with NZDF Output Plan specifications.
89,67589,467-

Total Departmental Output Expenses

2,296,8572,277,5891,942,938

Departmental Capital Expenditure

New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Expenditure PLA (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Defence Force, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
431,974431,974726,090

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

431,974431,974726,090

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Development and Maintenance of Services Cemeteries (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the development and maintenance of Services Cemeteries.
746746746

Support for Veterans and Their Families (M75)

This appropriation is limited to providing for the support of veterans and their families. This includes the provision of counselling for veterans' families, the reimbursement of out of pocket expenses for veterans' children with specified conditions; additional support for veterans to facilitate them remaining in their own homes for as long as possible; additional support to facilitate veterans' rehabilitation; support for the surviving partner after the death of the veteran and for the provision of grants to Non-Government Organisations for the support of veterans and their families.
1,1771,1771,027

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,9231,9231,773

Benefits or Related Expenses

Medical Treatment (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of assessment costs as set out in the War Pensions Regulations 1956 for War Disablement Pension applications and reviews, medical treatment costs for accepted service-related disabilities, and the costs of appliances and aids required as a result of an accepted disability.
18,01418,01414,640

Special Annuities (M75)

This appropriation is limited to paying annuities authorised by Cabinet to recognise a special contribution by the recipient to New Zealand society.
444437

War Disablement Pensions (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of War Disablement Pensions to ex-service people who have a disability attributable to, or aggravated by, service in a declared war or emergency at any time, or in routine service prior to 1 April 1974 as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954, the payment of Surviving Spouse Pensions as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954 and the payment of allowances as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954 and the War Pensions Regulations 1956. This appropriation is also limited to the provision for grandparented loans of the differential between the 3% or 5% Rehabilitation Loan rate and the current market rate as set out in the Rehabilitation Act 1941 for interest concessions on land and buildings.
122,362122,362118,892

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

140,420140,420133,569

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Debt Write-Down for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the write-down of Crown debtors administered by the New Zealand Defence Force due to the requirement to comply with Crown accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
250250250

Ex-Gratia Payments and Comprehensive Medical Assessments for Vietnam Veterans (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the ex-gratia payments to Vietnam veterans and/or members of their family with accepted conditions and for the annual comprehensive medical assessments for Vietnam veterans.
9949941,100

Fair Value Write Down on Veteran Trust Loans and Thirty-Year Endowment (M75)

This appropriation is limited to providing for the fair value write down on the Veteran Trust loans and the thirty-year endowment to the Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust.
--203

Forgiveness of Interest on Veteran Trusts' Loans (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the forgiveness of interest on Crown loans to Montecillo and Rannerdale Trusts.
2,0392,039-

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

3,2833,2831,553

Capital Injections

New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Injection (M22)

15,8171,62920,100

Total Capital Injections

15,8171,62920,100

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Advice to the Government MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities.
--10,765
Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to defence and the NZDF.
--5,163
Situational Awareness
This category is limited to the provision of effective military intelligence services to the Government in support of decision-making for the defence and security of New Zealand.
--3,698
Supporting Ministers
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
--1,904

Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is the employment of New Zealand's Armed Forces overseas at the Government's direction.
--27,383
Departmental Output Expenses
Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order
This category is limited to the costs of generating operational military capabilities and the employment of the New Zealand Armed Forces for the conduct of operations, as directed by the Government.
--23,276
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security
This category is limited to the costs of providing specialised support to all-of-government efforts to maintain security and stability in New Zealand's immediate neighbourhood including responses to events that impact on the safety and wellbeing of regional populations, as directed by the Government.
--4,107

Policy Advice And Other Services For Veterans MCA (M75)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities, and the provision of services and payments to veterans.
--9,232
Departmental Output Expenses
Administration Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities, the coordination of commemorations, the provision of administration services to relevant boards and committees and the administration of contracts for service for maintenance and development work carried out in Service Cemeteries.
--2,720
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Veterans' Affairs.
--220
Services and Payments to Veterans
This category is limited to the assessment, review and payment of entitlements and benefits (War Disablement Pensions and related concessions, and allowances and Surviving Spouse Pensions), the assessment and review of entitlement for burial in Service Cemeteries, the installation of ex-service memorials for eligible veterans, and the provision of case management for veterans and their families.
--6,292

Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect New Zealand's sovereignty and provide security and other services for New Zealanders.
--379,729
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.
--59,049
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.
--94,669
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.
--45,027
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.
--32,180
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.
--148,804

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

--427,109

Total Annual and MYA Expenses

2,890,2742,856,8183,253,132

Capital Injection Authorisations

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Injection (M22)15,8171,62920,100

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeAppropriation2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Defence Mid Point Rebalancing ReviewNavy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks8,3376,69323,50723,507
Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks12,27317,95227,86827,868
Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks60,52146,84091,37691,376
Resource and Border Protection Operations7,2938,27810,13610,136
Defence International Engagement6,8927,7869,5789,578
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations1,7492,5642,4312,431
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations3,8663,9065,3735,373
Total-100,93194,019170,269170,269

Summary of Financial Activity#

2009/102010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

Output Expenses2,184,8942,203,2782,154,5122,205,1622,298,7802,279,5121,942,9381,7731,944,7111,973,6781,958,8021,957,281
Benefits or Related Expenses158,535156,158148,504140,510140,420140,420N/A133,569133,569135,011129,309123,412
Borrowing Expenses------------
Other Expenses73,4102,3662,4597353,2833,283-1,5531,5531,5531,5531,553
Capital Expenditure326,752260,791268,041232,535431,974431,974726,090-726,090451,731498,721521,205
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure-------N/A----
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)
Output Expenses
------427,109-427,109437,950429,046428,958
Other Expenses
------------
Capital Expenditure
------N/A-----

Total Appropriations

2,743,5912,622,5932,573,5162,578,9422,874,4572,855,1893,096,137136,8953,233,0322,999,9233,017,4313,032,409

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

Tax Revenue------N/A-----
Non-Tax Revenue------N/A-----
Capital Receipts------N/A-----

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

------N/A-----

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table due to Vote Restructuring#

Following on from the Defence Mid-Point Rebalancing Review, the Vote Defence Force output structure has been reviewed. The new structure has resulted in a move from the current input-centric approach to an effects-based output model and strategy-focused framework.

The new structure has seen the creation of new appropriations, including the creation of four new Multi-Category Expenses. With the exception of the Policy Advice and Other Services for Veterans MCA, these appropriations are not created by simple transfers from old appropriations. Instead, the old appropriations have been disassembled and spread over one or more new appropriations. This has included the introduction of a new cost allocation methodology to allocate input costs to output expenses. For this reason, it was not practicable to restate information in the Summary of Financial Activity table as this would necessitate significant resources to be dedicated to recasting historical information through a new cost allocation methodology.

Departmental Output Expenses#

The major movements in annual Output Expense appropriations between 2009/10 and 2013/14 have arisen due to:

  • expense transfers and transfers of underspends between years
  • technical budget changes such as changes in capital charge and third party revenue adjustments
  • changes to activity levels for Operationally Deployed Forces
  • new funding in Budget 2009 ($34 million) and Budget 2010 ($35 million).

In 2014/15, a significant portion of Departmental Output Expenses have been transferred to Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure. Additionally, new funding for the Defence Mid-Point Rebalancing Review commences.

Other Expenses#

The Other Expenses appropriations shown in the trends table between 2009/10 and 2014/15 disclose the annual expenses for:

  • disposal costs, expensing, and adjusting asset values of items included in the NZDF Statement of Financial Position
  • debt write-down for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
  • Ex-Gratia Payments and Comprehensive Medical Assessments for Vietnam Veterans.

The major movement in annual Other Expenses was in 2009/10 when the appropriation was increased by $90 million for adjusting asset values as at 30 June 2010.

Capital Expenditure#

The Capital Expenditure appropriations shown in the trends table between 2009/10 and 2014/15 disclose the annual payments and future authorities for equipment purchases to be made to the Ministry of Defence, and for NZDF managed capital projects. The trend for capital expenditure is determined by those payments that are made against approved projects as they arise. Currently these include significant projects such as the P3 Orion systems upgrade, C130 Hercules life extension, and medium and heavy operational vehicles, and pilot training capabilities.

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses#

The major movements in annual Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses appropriations between 2009/10 and 2014/15 are due primarily to a decline in the number of veterans receiving a War Disablement Pension.

1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure#

Old StructureNew Structure
2013/14 Appropriations
in the 2013/14 Structure
2013/14
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2013/14 Appropriations
in the 2014/15 Structure
2013/14
(Restated)
$000
2014/15
$000
Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces203,674Transferred to Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(174,738)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(28,936)--
Transferred from Fixed Wing Transport Forces209,990
Transferred from Naval Helicopter Forces74,305
Transferred from Rotary Wing Transport Forces226,500
Transferred from Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces174,738Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks685,533743,948
Transferred from Land Combat Forces321,510
Transferred from Land Combat Service Support Forces160,886
Transferred from Land Combat Support Forces203,043
Transferred from Special Operations Forces36,180Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks721,619724,527
Fixed Wing Transport Forces263,425Transferred to Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(209,990)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(53,435)--
Land Combat Forces349,710Transferred to Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(321,510)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(28,200)--
Land Combat Service Support Forces174,997Transferred to Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(160,886)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(14,111)--
Land Combat Support Forces220,852Transferred to Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(203,043)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(17,809)--
Littoral Warfare Support Forces31,947Transferred to Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(31,704)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(243)--
Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Mutual Assistance Programme5,283Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(29,393)--
Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to New Zealand Cadet Forces3,808--
Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Service Military Museums7,994--
Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Youth Development12,308--
Transferred from Littoral Warfare Support Forces31,704
Transferred from Naval Combat Forces326,498
Transferred from Naval Support Forces109,881Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks468,083474,463
Naval Combat Forces336,886Transferred to Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(326,498)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(10,388)--
Naval Helicopter Forces83,560Transferred to Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(74,305)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(9,255)--
Naval Patrol Forces117,011Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(117,011)--
Naval Support Forces112,693Transferred to Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(109,881)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(2,812)--
Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Policy Advice2,049Transferred to Advice to the Government MCA(9,805)--
Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Ministerial Services1,305Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(5,119)--
Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Strategic Military Intelligence11,570
Rotary Wing Transport Forces229,523Transferred to Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(226,500)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(3,023)--
Special Operations Forces89,675Transferred to Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations(36,180)--
Transferred to Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA(53,495)--
Transferred from Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA9,805Advice to the Government MCA: Policy Advice4,7285,163
Advice to the Government MCA: Situational Awareness3,7933,698
Advice to the Government MCA: Supporting Ministers1,2841,904
Operationally Deployed Forces Annual27,170Transferred from Operationally Deployed Forces AnnualOperations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests MCA: Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order23,09523,276
Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests MCA: Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security4,0754,107
Transferred from Fixed Wing Transport Forces53,435Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA: Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations57,18859,049
Transferred from Naval Helicopter Forces9,255Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA: Defence International Engagement91,88594,669
Transferred from Rotary Wing Transport Forces3,023Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA: Defence Support to the Community49,68745,027
Transferred from Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces28,936Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA: Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations28,08332,180
Transferred from Land Combat Forces28,200Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA: Resource and Border Protection Operations146,387148,804
Transferred from Land Combat Service Support Forces14,111
Transferred from Land Combat Support Forces17,809
Transferred from Special Operations Forces53,495
Transferred from Littoral Warfare Support Forces243
Transferred from Naval Combat Forces10,388
Transferred from Naval Support Forces2,812
Transferred from Naval Patrol Forces117,011
Transferred from Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA29,393
Transferred from Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA5,119
Policy Advice and Other Services for Veterans MCOA11,417From Policy Advice and Other Services for Veterans MCATo Policy Advice and Other Services for Veterans MCA11,4179,232
Total changes in Appropriations2,296,85702,296,8572,370,047

Table 1.4 restates 2013/14 appropriations in a new 2014/15 structure for comparative purposes for the 2014/15 budget. The new 2014/15 structure, created in a move from the current input-centric approach to an effects-based output model and strategy-focused framework, has created four new Multi-Category Expense appropriations and three new Departmental Output Expense appropriations.

With the introduction of the new structure from 2014/15 all 2013/14 appropriations cease to exist, and, with the exception of the Policy Advice and Other Services to Veterans MCOA (which transfers entirely to a Multi-Category Expense), have been reallocated to one or more new appropriations. This has necessitated NZDF to introduce a new cost allocation methodology to allocate input costs to output expense. As a result of the new cost allocation methodology, it is not practical to demonstrate every movement from the old appropriations to the new - largely due to the allocation of support costs. Instead, the above table represents the material movements and the intent of the change in output structure.

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-4.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Air Force capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.

Expenses and Revenue

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation--743,948
Revenue from the Crown--741,974
Revenue from Others--1,974

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces (part)174,738174,582-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Fixed Wing Transport Forces (part)209,990209,747-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Helicopter Forces (part)74,30574,216-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Rotary Wing Transport Forces (part)226,500226,113-
Total685,533684,658743,948

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to deliver the following:

  • a surveillance and response capability prepared to be employed on sea control operations
  • a surveillance capability prepared for employment on surveillance and response tasks for maritime interdiction operations
  • a naval air combat capability for embarkation in surface ships
  • a surveillance and response capability prepared to support special operations forces in the land and maritime environments
  • a strategic airlift capability prepared to deploy, sustain and recover deployed forces
  • a tactical airlift capability prepared for personnel movement and cargo operations within a designated area of operations, and
  • a tactical air mobility capability prepared to support land operations, special operations forces, aeromedical evacuation and combat search and recovery operations.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Provide naval operations capabilities prepared for naval air operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide air surveillance and response capabilities prepared for sea control and surveillance operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide security and stability capabilities prepared for tactical airliftNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide security and stability capabilities prepared for tactical air mobilityNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide projection and sustainment capabilities prepared for strategic airliftNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Defence Mid Point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track2014/15-60,52146,84091,37691,376

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force. In addition to being created by transfers from old outputs, additional funding has been appropriated for the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review as shown in the above table.

Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Army capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.

Expenses and Revenue#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation--724,527
Revenue from the Crown--723,644
Revenue from Others--883

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Forces (part)321,510320,602-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Service Support Forces (part)160,886160,432-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Support Forces (part)203,043202,471-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Special Operations Forces (part)36,18036,070-
Total721,619719,575724,527

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to deliver the following:

  • Special Operations Forces prepared for theatre-level special operations to prevent terrorism and asymmetric threats reaching New Zealand's sovereign territory and those territories for which New Zealand has a strategic interest
  • a designated high-readiness land combat capability prepared to respond to regional crises
  • a combined arms land combat capability prepared to conduct stabilisation operations and support a host nation protect the population, assist with the restoration of law and order and attend to the immediate humanitarian needs of the people, and
  • a combined arms land combat capability prepared for global employment in complex warfighting in urban and open terrain either independently or within a coalition to conduct counter-insurgency operations and deter an aggressor from engaging in hostile activities against another state.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Provide land combat capabilities prepared for special operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide land combat capabilities prepared for combined arms operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Provide land combat capabilities prepared for regional stabilisation operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Defence Mid Point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track2014/15-12,27317,95227,86827,868

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force. In addition to being created by transfers from old outputs, additional funding has been appropriated for the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review as shown in the above table.

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Navy capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.

Expenses and Revenue#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation--474,463
Revenue from the Crown--473,140
Revenue from Others--1,323

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Littoral Warfare Support Forces (part)31,70431,642-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Combat Forces (part)326,498326,136-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Support Forces (part)109,881109,678-
Total468,083467,456474,463

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to deliver the following:

  • a naval combat capability with ships and organic aircraft prepared to conduct sea-control operations within a coalition naval task group, protect military and commercial shipping and related operations to enforce international law and prohibit the movement of specified items, people or vessels
  • amphibious sealift capabilities prepared to project forces from sea and sustain deployed forces
  • strategic replenishment capability prepared to project and sustain deployed maritime, land and air forces
  • a deployable maritime capability prepared to conduct operations that safeguards access to and the use of harbours, inshore waters and littoral zones in New Zealand and wherever NZDF forces are required to operate
  • maritime capabilities, available for employment as a single ship or multi-ship international deployment in support of scheduled defence international engagement initiatives, and
  • a shore-based capability able to implement naval cooperation and guidance for shipping and provide for the naval supervision of shipping in a crisis.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Naval combat capabilities prepared for sea control operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Naval combat capabilities prepared for maritime interdiction operationsNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Projection and sustainment capabilities prepared for amphibious sealiftNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Projection and sustainment capabilities prepared for replenishmentNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Projection and sustainment capabilities prepared for littoral warfare supportNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand
Maritime trade operations capabilities prepared for naval guidance and supervision of shippingNew measureNew measureAchieve and maintain the levels of readiness directed by the Government of New Zealand

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track2014/15-8,3376,69323,50723,507

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force. In addition to being created by transfers from old outputs, additional funding has been appropriated for the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review as shown in the above table.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Expenditure PLA (M22)#

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Defence Force, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural---
Land---
Property, Plant and Equipment419,457419,457709,822
Intangibles12,51712,51716,268
Other---

Total Appropriation

431,974431,974726,090

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve maintained and upgraded capabilities of NZDF equipment and infrastructure in support of the delivery of NZDF's services.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year end 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation will increase by $294.116 million to $726.090 million for 2014/15 to reflect the spending profile on major projects with the Defence Capability Plan such as pilot training capabilities, replacement maritime helicopters, and an upgrade to the ANZAC frigate systems.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

New Zealand Defence Force

Details of Net Asset Schedule2013/14
Estimated Actual
$000
2014/15
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2014/15
Opening Balance5,737,2105,442,268
Capital Injections1,62920,100 Projected capital injections for 2014/15 include $950,000 million to recognise an operating expenditure to capital expenditure swap for personnel costs and $19.150 million for Project Protector Remediation.
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)(3,138)-
Other Movements(290,295)-The 2013/14 Estimated Actuals include a revaluation of Property, Plant and Equipment.

Closing Balance

5,445,4065,462,368

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

Development and Maintenance of Services Cemeteries (M75)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the development and maintenance of Services Cemeteries.

Expenses

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation746746746

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to develop and maintain Service Cemeteries.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Works carried out under contract will comply with agreed contract standards90%90%90%
Service Cemeteries will be maintained to specified standards100%100%100%
Works in Services Cemeteries will be managed in accordance with an agreed annual programmeMeetMetMeet
Services Cemeteries will be maintained to the satisfaction of Local Authorities, the RSA and veterans' representative organisationsMeetMetMeet

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister in a report to be appended to the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Service Providers

There are approximately 185 annual maintenance grant payments made to local councils across New Zealand for each Services Cemetery. Works grants are also made to a few dozen contractors around New Zealand for maintenance works.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

ReferenceConditions
Standards for Services CemeteriesThese define the maintenance standards for services cemeteries that Local Authorities need to meet in order to receive maintenance grants.
Works in Services CemeteriesAll work funded under this appropriation is contracted with specifications around the work to be undertaken.

Support for Veterans and Their Families (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to providing for the support of veterans and their families. This includes the provision of counselling for veterans' families, the reimbursement of out of pocket expenses for veterans' children with specified conditions; additional support for veterans to facilitate them remaining in their own homes for as long as possible; additional support to facilitate veterans' rehabilitation; support for the surviving partner after the death of the veteran and for the provision of grants to Non-Government Organisations for the support of veterans and their families.

Expenses#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation1,1771,1771,027

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the support of veterans and their families.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The services provided will be to the satisfaction of the veteran and/or the veteran's familyMeetMetMeet
Works carried out under contract will comply with agreed contract standards95%95%95%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister in a report to be appended to the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Service Providers#

This appropriation is used to assist over 500 veterans to remain in their homes. Whilst some vendors are used reasonably frequently, there are no main service providers or prime vendor contracts in place. Services and service providers vary across lawns, gardens, windows, guttering and roofs, home cleaning, medical alarms, etc.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

ReferenceConditions
ServicesAll interventions are contracted with specifications around the work to be undertaken

Medical Treatment (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the payment of assessment costs as set out in the War Pensions Regulations 1956 for War Disablement Pension applications and reviews, medical treatment costs for accepted service-related disabilities, and the costs of appliances and aids required as a result of an accepted disability.

Expenses

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation18,01418,01414,640

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of authorised medical treatment costs for eligible veterans.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Government Response to Law Commission's Report on War Pensions Act 19542015/16--193547

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation will decrease by $3.374 million to $14.640 million for 2014/15 due to the downward trend in the number of veterans exceeding the pace of cost increases for their medical care.

Special Annuities (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to paying annuities authorised by Cabinet to recognise a special contribution by the recipient to New Zealand society.

Expenses#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation444437

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of annuities authorised by Cabinet to recognise a special contribution by the recipient to New Zealand society.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Granting of Special Annuity to W.T.M Framhein2012/131415151515
Small increase to Special Annuity Appropriation2012/1333333

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

ReferenceConditions
Special Annuities payments are made under the authority of CabinetSpecial Annuities are awards made by government and are not covered by legislation. Annual government approval is needed for their continued payment. Special Annuities are non-taxable.

War Disablement Pensions (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the payment of War Disablement Pensions to ex-service people who have a disability attributable to, or aggravated by, service in a declared war or emergency at any time, or in routine service prior to 1 April 1974 as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954, the payment of Surviving Spouse Pensions as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954 and the payment of allowances as set out in the War Pensions Act 1954 and the War Pensions Regulations 1956. This appropriation is also limited to the provision for grandparented loans of the differential between the 3% or 5% Rehabilitation Loan rate and the current market rate as set out in the Rehabilitation Act 1941 for interest concessions on land and buildings.

Expenses#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation122,362122,362118,892

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of war disablement pensions under the War Pensions Act 1954 and War Pensions Regulations 1956, and the provision of interest concessions on grandparented loans under the Rehabilitation Act 1941.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Government Response to the Law Commission's Report on the War Pensions Act 19542012/135,81112,53317,09115,94514,834
Funding of Additional Deployments2012/139571,1041,3521,3521,352
War Pension Coverage for Deployments to Syria2012/132626272727
Tax Reform Package for Budget 20102010/113,4250000
Increase in payment for gallantry allowances2010/1110797000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will decrease by $3.462 million to $118.892 million for 2014/15 due to a downward trend in the forecast number of veterans.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Debt Write-Down for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the write-down of Crown debtors administered by the New Zealand Defence Force due to the requirement to comply with Crown accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles.

Expenses

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation250250250

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the write-down of Crown debtors by the NZDF.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Ex-Gratia Payments and Comprehensive Medical Assessments for Vietnam Veterans (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the ex-gratia payments to Vietnam veterans and/or members of their family with accepted conditions and for the annual comprehensive medical assessments for Vietnam veterans.

Expenses#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation9949941,100

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of ex gratia payments to eligible Vietnam veterans and/or members of their families and annual comprehensive medical assessments for Vietnam veterans.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as the amount for this annual appropriation is less than $5 million.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

ReferenceConditions
Accepted ConditionsA condition of the Institute of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Sciences 'Sufficient Evidence of Association' list, or one of five conditions accepted as being related to parental dioxin exposure.
Comprehensive Medical AssessmentsAn assessment of the impact of service and exposure to a toxic environment on Vietnam veterans.

Fair Value Write Down on Veteran Trust Loans and Thirty-Year Endowment (M75)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to providing for the fair value write down on the Veteran Trust loans and the thirty-year endowment to the Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust.

Expenses#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation--203

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the fair value write down on the thirty-year endowment to the Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

This appropriation is exempt from performance reporting due to an exemption under 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013 as performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation established for 2014/15.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Advice to the Government (M22)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to defence and the NZDF.
Situational Awareness
This category is limited to the provision of effective military intelligence services to the Government in support of decision-making for the defence and security of New Zealand.
Supporting Ministers
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

--10,765

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice--5,163
Situational Awareness--3,698
Supporting Ministers--1,904

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

--10,765
Policy Advice--5,163
Situational Awareness--3,698
Supporting Ministers--1,904

Revenue from Others

---
Policy Advice---
Situational Awareness---
Supporting Ministers---

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Policy Advice2,0492,044-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Ministerial Services1,3051,301
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Strategic Military Intelligence (part)6,4516,279
Total9,8059,62410,765

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of policy advice, situational awareness and support to Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Advice to the Government

The supply of high quality individual products, as shown in the tables below.MeetMetMeet

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice
This category is intended to achieve the provision of accurate, timely and responsive policy advice
Ensure that the provision of advice provided to the Government and policy advice lead by other agencies, is accurate, timely and responsiveNew measureNew measureThe provision of policy advice to the Government and contribution to policy advice led by other agencies is accurate, timely and offers practical and cost-effective approaches to fulfil the Government's defence priorities
The satisfaction of the Minister of Defence with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction surveyAt least 90%At least 90%At least 90%
Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodical robustness of 90%. (The higher the robustness score, the stronger the methodical quality of the completed assessment)At least an average of 70%At least an average of 70%At least an average of 70%
The total cost per hour of producing policy advice outputsAt most $150At most $150At most $150
Situational Awareness
This category is intended to achieve the provision of timely, accurate and high quality intelligence support
Ensure that the national intelligence community is provided with timely, accurate and high quality intelligence support and advice on matters of foreign defence interest in accordance with the Government's priorities to support the NZDF, policy and wider security operationsNew measureNew measureThe timely provision of high-quality reports that inform the Government of matters of foreign defence interest and support the Government's decision-making processes
Supporting Ministers
This category is intended to achieve the provision of quality and timely support to Ministers
Ensure that Ministers are provided with quality and timely advice and support that enables them to lead the Defence Force and Veterans' Affairs New ZealandNew measureNew measureThe timely provision of accurate and high-quality advice that supports Ministers of Defence and Veterans' Affairs portfolios and meets legislative obligations

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance will be reported by the Chief of Defence in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force.

Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests (M22)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is the employment of New Zealand's Armed Forces overseas at the Government's direction.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order
This category is limited to the costs of generating operational military capabilities and the employment of the New Zealand Armed Forces for the conduct of operations, as directed by the Government.
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security
This category is limited to the costs of providing specialised support to all-of-government efforts to maintain security and stability in New Zealand's immediate neighbourhood including responses to events that impact on the safety and wellbeing of regional populations, as directed by the Government.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

--27,383

Departmental Output Expenses

Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order--23,276
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security--4,107

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

--27,074
Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order--23,012
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security--4,062

Revenue from Others

--309
Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order--264
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security--45

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Operationally Deployed Forces Annual27,17013,170-
Total27,17013,17027,383

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to enhance all-of-government capacity to respond to regional crises and contribute to military operations in support of a rules-based international order.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests MCA

The conduct of military operations and other tasks that support the Government's strategic interestsNew measureNew measureMeet
Enhance all-of-government capacity to respond to regional crisesNew measureNew measureMeet

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests

Departmental Output Expenses

Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security
This category is intended to achieve the provision of operations that contribute to New Zealand's security, stability and interests
Contribute to Government's response capacity to regional disasters and major crisesNew measureNew measureA Joint Task Force comprising relevant Force Elements and military capabilities, available at the agreed notice to move and assist with regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief missions when directed
Support all-of-government efforts to secure the safety of New Zealand citizens and approved nationals and assist with the evacuation of persons from high-risk areas in times of crisesNew measureNew measureStrategic airlift and sealift capabilities available to assist with regional non-combatant evacuation operations when not deployed on military operations elsewhere
Support all-of-government efforts to assist a host nation restore law and order and provide for the immediate humanitarian needs of the populationNew measureNew measureA specialised, high-readiness Task Group, with integral airlift and/or sealift capabilities available to act independently or with regional security partners to assist regional nations restore law and order and provide immediate aid to the population
Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order
This category is intended to achieve the provision of military operations to support a rules-based international order
Performance will be assessed on the maintenance of the Government's military commitments to the missions shown below (as at 1 April 2014):
Contribute to United Nations Missions, as listedNew measureNew measureUNTSO (Middle East) [OP SCORIA]
New measureNew measureUNMIS [OP SUDDEN] (Sudan)
New measureNew measureUNPOS [MILAD] (Kenya/Somalia)
New measureNew measureUNCMAC (Republic of Korea) [OP MONITOR]
Lead and contribute to regional contingency military operations, as listedNew measureNew measureNo mandated operations
Contribute military forces for contingencies in the rest of the world, as listedNew measureNew measureMFO (Sinai) [OP FARAD]
New measureNew measureIntelligence Support Group (Afghanistan)
New measureNew measureOP ARIKI (Afghanistan) [OP KEA]
New measureNew measureOP ARIKI (Tampa, Florida, USA) [OP SPEAK]
New measureNew measureOP ARIKI (Afghanistan) [OP AFFIRM]
New measureNew measureOP TROY (Middle East)
New measureNew measureOP TIKI VII (Gulf of Aden)
New measureNew measureOP TIKI VIII (Gulf of Aden)

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance will be reported by the Chief of Defence in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force.

Policy Advice And Other Services For Veterans (M75)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities, and the provision of services and payments to veterans.

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities, the coordination of commemorations, the provision of administration services to relevant boards and committees and the administration of contracts for service for maintenance and development work carried out in Service Cemeteries.
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Veterans' Affairs.
Services and Payments to Veterans
This category is limited to the assessment, review and payment of entitlements and benefits (War Disablement Pensions and related concessions, and allowances and Surviving Spouse Pensions), the assessment and review of entitlement for burial in Service Cemeteries, the installation of ex-service memorials for eligible veterans, and the provision of case management for veterans and their families.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

--9,232

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration Services--2,720
Policy Advice--220
Services and Payments to Veterans--6,292

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

--8,755
Administration Services--2,720
Policy Advice--220
Services and Payments to Veterans--5,815

Revenue from Others

--477
Administration Services---
Policy Advice---
Services and Payments to Veterans--477

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and other Services for Veterans MCOA: Administration Services4,9054,9052,720
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and other Services for Veterans MCOA: Policy Advice220220220
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and other Services for Veterans MCOA: Services and Payments to Veterans6,2926,2926,292
Total11,41711,4179,232

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of policy advice, other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision making and other portfolio responsibilities, and the provision of services and payments to veterans.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice and Other Services for Veterans MCA

The degree of satisfaction expressed by veterans requesting assistance - in accordance with their annual programmesNew measureNew measureMeet
Regular evaluation of significant issues, the capacity to react to requests for assistance and the provision of adequate support from the resources availableNew measureNew measureMeet

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice And Other Services For Veterans MCA

Departmental Output Expense

Administration Services
This category is intended to achieve the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities, the coordination of commemorations, and the provision of administration services to relevant boards and committees and contracts for work carried out in Service Cemeteries.
Provide Ministerial Servicing and Support:
Replies to requests within 20 days of receipt of requests, if not otherwise agreed95%95%95%
Responses accepted without substantive amendment95%95%95%
Provide Administration for War Pensions Appeal Board and War Pensions Advisory Board:
Arrangements and actions meet Boards' requirementsMeetMeetMeet
Actions defined by Boards will be completed within 20 working days after decisions are made, unless otherwise specified95%95%95%
Management of Rehabilitation Loan Scheme:
Make payments within timeframes specified100%100%100%
Administration of maintenance agreements and contracts for service relating to the maintenance and development of Services Cemeteries:
Contracts to be current, legally correct and clearly specify maintenance and development requirementsMeetMeetMeet
No breaches of contract by Veterans' Affairs New Zealand100%100%100%
Breaches of contracts by contractors will be managed as per the conditions of the contactMeetMeetMeet
Services Cemeteries will have maintenance agreements specifying the maintenance standards in place100%100%100%
Quality Audits of Services Cemeteries:
Specifications outlined in contracts for service have been met100%100%100%
Coordinate New Zealand's participation in the commemoration of significant military anniversaries:
Participation to be delivered in accordance with agreed parameters and budgetMeetMeetMeet
Policy Advice
This category is intended to achieve the provision of policy advice to the Minister to support decision making by the Minister on government policy matters relating to Veterans' Affairs.
Replies to requests within 20 days of receipt of requests, if not otherwise specified95%95%95%
The first drafts of all policy products presented to the Minister will be accepted on their presentation95%95%95%
Policy papers will meet defined characteristics of quality advice (purpose, logic, accuracy, options consultation, practicality and presentation)MeetMeetMeet
Services and Payments to Veterans
This category is intended to achieve the provision of assessment and review to War Disablement Pensions.
Assessments and Reviews will be conducted against extant policyMeetMeetMeet
War Disablement Pension Claims will be determined by the Claims Panel within two months of receipt where all the required documentation has been provided85%85%85%
Reviews and re-openings will be completed within three months of receipt by the National Review Officer95%95%95%
Reviews and re-openings will be completed within three months of receipt by the Secretary for War Pensions95%95%95%
Provide Ex-Service Memorial Plaques and Headstones for Eligible Veterans:
Ex-Service memorials will be factually correct, meet technical specifications as contracted and be correctly installed99.5%99.5%99.5%
Decisions on eligibility for ex-service memorials will be made within legislative parametersMeetMeetMeet
Where correct documentation has been supplied with the application, an ex-service memorial will be manufactured and installed within four months of receipt of the order75%75%75%
Provide Case Management:
New referrals to case management will be assigned a case manager within five working days95%95%95%
Active cases will be contacted every four months (in the range one to four months) to monitor progress and effectiveness of the interventions put in place100%100%100%
The intervention packages that are put in place by case management will meet the identified need of the veteran85%85%85%
Deal with Enquiries:
Calls will be resolved on first contract80%80%80%
Calls will be resolved within five working days100%100%100%
The resolution provided by the enquiry line will meet the identified need of the caller95%95%95%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented to the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Anniversary of Korean War Armistice2013/14500----
2015 Anniversary of Gallipoli2013/14280450---
Government Response to Law Commission's Report on War Pensions Act 19542012/13592337570487-
Financial Support for World War Two Veterans to Attend Military Commemorations2011/121,600----

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will decrease by $2.185 million to $9.232 million for 2014/15 due to a decrease in Veteran's overseas commemoration funding, the Government Response to Law Commission's Report on War Pensions Act 1954, and the end of funding for the anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, offset by increased funding for the 2015 anniversary of Gallipoli.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

ReferenceConditions
Extant PolicyPolicy complies with the War Pensions Act 1954
Technical specifications for ex-service memorialsEx-service memorials must meet specified size, material composition and finish as per the relevant contract specifications
Eligibility for ex-service memorialsDecision on eligibility for ex-service memorials will be made on the basis of Section 15 of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964

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#

2013/142014/15
Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

--379,729

Departmental Output Expenses

Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations--59,049
Defence International Engagement--94,669
Defence Support to the Community--45,027
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations--32,180
Resource and Border Protection Operations--148,804

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

--368,178
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations--58,987
Defence International Engagement--92,026
Defence Support to the Community--36,728
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations--32,180
Resource and Border Protection Operations--148,257

Revenue from Others

--11,551
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations--62
Defence International Engagement--2,643
Defence Support to the Community--8,299
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations---
Resource and Border Protection Operations--547

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Fixed Wing Transport Forces (part)53,43553,057-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Helicopter Forces (part)9,2559,148-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Rotary Wing Transport Forces (part)3,0232,867-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Airborne Surveillance and Response Forces (part)28,93628,621-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Forces (part)28,20028,298-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Service Support Forces (part)14,11114,161-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Land Combat Support Forces (part)17,80917,871-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Special Operations Forces (part)53,49553,397-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Littoral Warfare Support Forces (part)243231-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Combat Forces (part)10,3889,983-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Support Forces (part)2,8122,724-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Naval Patrol Forces (part)117,011116,742-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to New Zealand Cadet Forces3,8083,799-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Service Military Museums7,9947,978-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Youth Development12,30812,279-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Miscellaneous Support Activities MCOA: Support to Mutual Assistance Programme5,2835,269-
Vote Defence Force: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCOA: Strategic Military Intelligence (part)5,1195,266-
Total373,230371,691379,729

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to contribute to the protection of New Zealand's sovereignty and the provision of security for New Zealanders.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders

The degree of satisfaction expressed by the authorities requesting assistance in accordance with their annual programmes.SatisfySatisfiedSatisfy
Regular evaluation of significant issues, the capacity to react to requests for assistance and the provision of adequate support from the limited resources available.SatisfySatisfiedSatisfy

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed#

2013/142014/15
Assessment of Performance Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders

Departmental Output Expenses

Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations
This category is intended to achieve the contribution to all-of-government efforts that provide for public safety, protection of national infrastructure, emergency response and recovery operations in order to satisfy critical humanitarian needs.
Conduct capability generation activities and inter-agency training to maintain the readiness of the national counter-terrorist capability.New measureNew measureAchieve the levels of operational capability and readiness as directed
Generate the necessary capabilities to deal with complex chemical, biological, radiological, explosives and improvised explosive devices and maintain the readiness of the national response capability in support of the NZ Police.New measureNew measureAchieve the levels of operational capability and readiness as directed
Assist the NZ Police maintain security when asymmetric incidents in the land and maritime environment threaten public safety or national interests.New measureNew measureThe specialised Counter-Terrorist Group is able to respond to 100% of the NZ Police requests for assistance within the agreed notice to move
Assist the NZ Police maintain security when chemical, biological, radiological and explosives and improvised explosive device incidents threaten public safety or national interests.New measureNew measureThe specialised Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron is able to respond to 100% of the NZ Police requests for assistance within the agreed notice to move
Provide specialised and complementary military capabilities to assist NZ Police law enforcement operations.New measureNew measureSubject to the availability of resources, the NZDF is able to meet 100% of requests to assist NZ Police operations
Maintain contingency forces at camps and bases with the capacity to assist the civil power deal with major disasters.New measureNew measureContingency forces and specialised military capabilities are available to assist the civil power when not deployed on operations
Availability of specialised military capabilities to assist the civil power conduct search and rescue and recovery operations within New Zealand and the maritime search and rescue and regional rescue coordination centre areas.New measureNew measureSpecialised military capabilities are available to assist the civil power within the agreed notice to move
Availability of specialised military capabilities to assist the civil power evacuate persons from high-risk environments in New Zealand.New measureNew measureContingency plans to assist the civil power conduct the mass evacuation of persons from high-risk environments are in place
The NZDF has the capacity to assist NZ Fire Service and Rural Fire Authority when incidents exceed the capabilities of the local resources.New measureNew measureProvision of services to augment the capacity of the NZ Fire Service to deal with a wide range of incidents involving safety of life, protection of property and related actions to mitigate the effects of fire
Availability of specialised military capabilities to assist the civil power respond to a maritime disaster and mitigate the effects of degradation of the marine environment.New measureNew measureContingency plans to assist the civil power mitigate the effects of a maritime disaster and degradation of the marine environment are in place
Availability of specialised military capabilities to conduct aeromedical evacuation and medical rescue at sea at the Government's direction.New measureNew measureSpecialised military capabilities are available to assist the civil power within the agreed notice to move
The provision of specialised capabilities that augment the capacity of the NZ Police maintain law and order and public safety.New measureNew measureSubject to availability of resources, the NZDF is able to meet 100% of requests for specialised military capabilities to assist NZ Police operations
Assist the Department of Corrections to maintain the integrity of prisons when normal custodial arrangements fail.New measureNew measureThe NZDF has contingency plans in place to mobilise the Armed Forces to assist the Department of Corrections
Enhance central and local governments' preparedness for responses to crises.New measureNew measureThe NZDF participates in central and local governments' planning and multi-agency training exercises to enhance the all-of-government preparedness for responses to community-scale crises
Defence Support to the Community
This category is intended to provide 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.
The provision of leadership and skills training for the New Zealand Cadet Forces.New measureNew measureDevelop confident, responsible young citizens who are valued in their community by providing them with safe, enjoyable and challenging opportunities
The provision of support to government initiated youth development schemes and contributions to other sponsored youth life skills programmes.New measureNew measureLimited Service Volunteers - Meet the Ministry of Social Development requirements for selected trainees to gain life skills, develop core values, teamwork and trust, which boost self esteem and self confidence
Youth Life Skills programme - Meet the Ministry of Education requirements for Service Academies and provision of leadership development and outdoors adventure-based training opportunities within high schools
Military-style Activity Camps - Support the Justice Sector (Child Youth & Family) deliver the physical aspects of the military-style camp and the development of discipline, routine and a sense of self-respect amongst the participants
New Zealand Police Blue Light Trust - Contribute services to the Blue Light Trust to enhance the Trust's youth development programmes nationwide
Promotion of New Zealand's identity through the preservation New Zealand's military history and culture for the enjoyment of future generations.New measureNew measureProvision of facilities and services to support the management of Service Museums and the development, management and display of New Zealand's military history collections
Support significant national and local events that benefit the community.New measureNew measureProvision of services at hui of significance and national and local events, including ceremonial and military displays that contribute to the success of the occasion and enhances the identity and professional reputation of the NZDF
Defence International Engagement
This category is intended to support foreign policy objectives that strengthen security and avert conflict.
Maintain a contemporary network of multilateral and bilateral military relationships that advances the professional capacity of the NZDF.New measureNew measureEnsure that the programme of military engagement provides for a range of interactions that informs Defence of emerging advances in military operations, provides for professional development, fosters interoperability and enhances the reputation of New Zealand and the NZDF
Support recognised alliance and other arrangements that foster peace and security.New measureNew MeasureParticipate in exercises and related activities that support the Government's foreign policy objectives
The visit schedule for senior military officers maintains a strong network of professional relationships and complements the Government's broader foreign policy objectives.New measureNew measureThe approved Senior Officer visit programme is cognisant of the Government's foreign policy and defence engagement priorities
Maritime deployments and ship visits satisfies all-of-government efforts to enhance New Zealand's reputation.New measureNew measureMaritime deployments, exercises with security partners and ship visits to selected nations are cognisant of the Government's foreign policy and defence engagement priorities
Regional engagement.New measureNew measureParticipate in regional activities that contribute to the Government's foreign policy objectives to improve the resilience, economic and social wellbeing of Pacific Island nations
Contribute to confidence and security building measures.New measureNew measureParticipate in multilateral and bilateral confidence and security building activities and contribute to initiatives that prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and further New Zealand's foreign policy objectives as directed by the Government
Contribute to the maintenance of peace and security through the assignment of Defence Attaches and Advisers.New measureNew measureMaintain resident and non-resident Defence representation in host nations in accordance with the Government's direction
The NZDF remains well-informed about defence doctrine and advances in defence-related technology.New measureNew measure1. Maintain active participation in specific military fora to enable the NZDF to remain well-informed about military doctrine, current military operations and future changes and exchanges of information related to the profession-of-arms
2. Maintain a network of relationships with external scientific and technology organisations that contribute to the development of solutions for the Government, the Defence Force, and New Zealand's national security agencies and supports the provision of military capability and promotion of security
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations
This category of output expenses is intended to provide Defence Force resources, services and non-emergency assistance periodically provided to the Government and civil authorities.
Support State ceremonial activities that represent the nation and meet the Government's direction.New measureNew measureThe provision of military guards, suitably tailored for the occasion, military bands and associated support for the Government's state events
Support significant military anniversaries and nationally recognised commemorative events.New measureNew measureThe provision of military guards, suitably tailored for the occasion, military bands and associated support for significant military anniversaries, nationally recognised commemorative events and significant commemorative events overseas
Support the Viceregal Household.New measureNew measureRepresentational staff for the Viceregal House, the provision of military guards, suitably tailored for the occasion, military bands, air, land and sea transport and associated support for viceregal activities
Support the Government's internal and external transportation requirements.New measureNew measureProvision of air, land and sea transport for members of the Government and guests of the State
Resource and Border Protection Operations
This category of output expenses is intended to provide the sharing of information and provision of resources to support all-of-government efforts to protect New Zealand's borders and offshore maritime interests.
Government agencies are informed of activities going-on in the maritime zones of national interest to New Zealand.New measureNew measureInformation on maritime traffic, suitably adapted for civil needs, is passed to the National Maritime Coordination Centre (NMCC) in an actionable timeframe
Air surveillance capabilities are available for the conduct of pre-planned missions in support of the National Maritime Coordination Centre (NMCC).New measureNew measureThe NZDF is able to meet no less than 90% of the total agreed pre-planned air tasks requested by NMCC
Air surveillance capabilities are available to meet NMCC requirement to investigate vessels of interest and respond to actual or potential non-compliance with New Zealand and international legislation.New measureNew measureThe NZDF is able to meet no less than 90% of the total response tasks requested by NMCC within the agreed notice to move
Naval patrol and surveillance capabilities are available for the conduct of pre-planned missions in support of the NMCC.New measureNew measureThe NZDF is able to meet no less than 90% of the total agreed pre-planned maritime tasks requested by NMCC
Naval patrol capabilities are available to meet NMCC requirement to investigate vessels of interest and respond to actual or potential non-compliance with New Zealand and international legislation.New measureNew measureThe NZDF is able to meet no less than 90% of the total response tasks requested by NMCC within the agreed notice to move
Support New Zealand's right to sovereignty over the Ross Dependency and continuous presence on the Antarctic continent.New measureNew measureThe provision of specialised military capabilities to support Antarctic New Zealand's operations in New Zealand and on the Antarctic continent, including contributions to the joint US/NZ logistics pool
Contribute to New Zealand's efforts to manage Antarctic marine living resources.New measureNew measureThe provision of specialised military capabilities to support New Zealand's efforts to manage marine living resources on and about the Antarctic continent, as requested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Naval and air capabilities are available to conduct pre-planned missions to service the offshore islands and demonstrate New Zealand's sovereignty.New measureNew measureThe NZDF is able to meet no less than 90% of the total pre-planned tasks requested by NMCC

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Chief of Defence Force in the NZDF Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015 to be presented in the House.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2013/14
Budgeted
$000
2014/15
Budget
$000
2015/16
Estimated
$000
2016/17
Estimated
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track2014/15-19,80022,53427,51827,518

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This output expense has been created as a result of a new output structure for Vote Defence Force. In addition to being created by transfers from old outputs, additional funding has been appropriated for the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review as shown in the above table.