Estimates of appropriations

Vote Internal Affairs - Estimates 2013/2014

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Attorney-General (M5), Minister of Civil Defence (M11), Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector (M15), Minister of Internal Affairs (M41), Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services (M47), Minister of Local Government (M49), Minister for Racing (M55)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Internal Affairs

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Minister of Internal Affairs

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Internal Affairs is the Minister responsible for the Department of Internal Affairs and coordinating Minister for Vote Internal Affairs.

Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of $3.650 million for the administration of the processes supporting government grant funding schemes, from receiving applications to monitoring grant recipients.
  • A total of $241.958 million for the collection, management and provision of access to information relating to New Zealand's national and personal identity, including identity records and information, documentary heritage and other knowledge information, archival records, collections and other civic information.
  • A total of $11.207 million for the provision of information, training and advisory services to communities and community organisations, and to assist government agencies to understand, engage and interact with community groups.
  • A total of $900,000 for the provision of translation and other language services to government agencies and the public, and support services to government agencies.
  • A total of $7.654 million for ensuring the effective delivery and responsiveness of New Zealand's civil defence and emergency management services.
  • A total of $21.146 million for planning, establishing, operating and supporting service delivery and ICT services across the State sector and provision of advice relating to government ICT.
  • A total of $2.611 million for administering local government legislation and supporting the effective operation of the local government system.
  • A total of $2.371 million for the effective delivery of services to enable Ministers to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
  • A total of $13.268 million for the effective 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.
  • A total of $37.905 million for the effective delivery of services to ensure compliance with regulated activities.
  • A total of $37.599 million for the provision of support services for government and the Executive.
  • A total of $13.768 million for the effective delivery of services and advice to statutory, advisory and other bodies to enable them to discharge their responsibilities.

Non-Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of $1.960 million for purchasing services from the Office of Film and Literature Classification for the examination and classification of films, videos and publications (including digital material).
  • A total of $116,000 for services provided by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in the development of on-line authentication services.
  • A total of $2 million for payment to New Zealand authors in recognition that their books are available for use in New Zealand libraries.
  • A total of $55.550 million for assistance with rates for low-income residential ratepayers.
  • A total of $2.233 million contribution to the cost of the Chatham Island Council meeting its statutory responsibilities.
  • A total of $4.215 million for the Community Development Scheme to provide grants to community organisations for projects to achieve improved economic, social and cultural wellbeing in areas such as health, education and crime prevention.
  • A total of $231,000 for grants to community internship programmes to place experienced people from the public, private and community sectors in short-term internships to develop capacity in community and voluntary sector organisations.
  • A total of $12.500 million for locally distributed grants to community organisations for programmes that direct social services provision to disadvantaged community sectors.
  • A total of $2.247 million for maintaining Crown-owned assets at Lake Taupo.
  • A total of $193,000 for depreciation on official residences owned by the Crown.
  • A total of $2.123 million for the provision of funding to selected communities to improve their access and capability in the use of digital tools.
  • A total of $150,000 in Disarmament Education Grants to fund activities to support New Zealand non-government organisations in the disarmament education field.
  • A total of $2 million for emergency expense payments in line with the criteria as detailed in the National CDEM Plan.
  • A total of $8.940 million for the cost of salaries and allowances for the Executive Council and Members of the Executive, as authorised by section 2 of the Civil List Act 1979.
  • A total of $456,000 for annuities and payments in respect of other benefits and privileges to former Governors-General and their surviving spouses or partners.
  • A total of $168,000 for annuity payments to former Prime Ministers and their surviving spouses or partners.
  • A total of $270,000 for domestic travel by former Prime Ministers and their spouses or partners.
  • A total of $11.790 million for travel by Members of the Executive and approved accompanying parties.
  • A total of $49,000 for Crown grants to a range of community organisations.
  • A total of $1 million contestable fund to match racing industry contributions towards enhancing workplace safety.
  • A total of $889,000 in subsidies to Local Government for emergency management preparation.
  • A total of $502,000 to promote the effective use, training and support of volunteers.
  • A total of $1.500 million to Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to provide for continued public access to Lake Taupo.
  • A total of $200,000 in grants for informal training for both paid and voluntary youth workers.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

  • A total of $44.691 million for the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Internal Affairs, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Non-Department Capital Expenditure

  • A total of $337,000 for the upgrading of boating facilities at Lake Taupo, provision of safety lighting and adequate warning of navigational hazards.
  • A total of $1.546 million for the purchase of material for the Alexander Turnbull Library collections held and managed by the National Library.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Internal Affairs in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Internal Affairs
2012/132013/14
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Grants (M15)

This appropriation is limited to administration of the processes supporting government grant funding schemes, from receiving applications to monitoring grant recipients.
3,7753,5043,650

Civic Information Services MCOA (M41)

225,752213,696241,958
Managing and Accessing Identity Information
This output class is limited to providing effective management of New Zealand's records of identity including: issuing identity documents and New Zealand passports; processing citizenship applications; and registering births, deaths, marriages and civil unions; developing authorised information-matching programmes with specified government agencies; providing data or data verification to government agencies to enable identity verification in a digital environment and to enhance border processes and facilitate travel; working across government to develop systems and processes for the verification and authentication of identity and to facilitate good practice based on Evidence of Identity Standard, and authenticating official documents and coordinating the congratulatory message service.
135,843128,087151,190
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information
This output class is limited to management of public archives in both physical and digital formats on behalf of the Crown, the provision of public access to archives held by Archives New Zealand, provision of services which assist access to library collections and other information, the collection and preservation of published and unpublished items for the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library collections, provision of library and information services and products to schools in support of the National Curriculum, and administration of the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Scheme.
88,80884,50889,918
Publishing Civic Information
This output class is limited to publishing information through the New Zealand Gazette.
1,1011,101850

Community Information and Advisory Services MCOA (M41)

12,74612,25711,207
Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities
This output class is limited to the provision of advisory and information services to ethnic communities; management of the contract for the telephone interpreting service (Language Line); and provision of information and training to ethnic communities and agencies using Language Line.
5,2755,2184,746
Community Archives Support
This output class is limited to support for community, iwi and hapu organisations and other jurisdictions in preserving and managing their own records and archives and making them available.
100100100
Community Development and Engagement Advice
This output class is limited to advisory services to assist and guide community development activities and to assist government agencies to engage and interact with communities and community groups.
5,7375,3715,007
Community Information - Civil Defence Emergency Management
This output class is limited to the development and delivery of long-term national programmes to raise individual and community awareness and preparedness.
1,6341,5681,354

Contestable Services RDA (M41)

Providing translation and other language services to government agencies and the public, and support services to government agencies.
901901900

Emergency Management Services MCOA (M11)

8,0457,9827,654
Emergency Sector Support and Development
This output class is limited to developing and implementing operational policies and projects, advice, assistance and information to the civil defence and emergency management sector.
3,9983,9903,832
Management of National Emergency Management Readiness, Response and Recovery
This output class is limited to management of national emergency readiness, response and recovery, including: support to local civil defence emergency management organisations, maintaining the National Crisis Management Centre in a state of readiness, national training and education, coordination and management of central government's response and recovery activities and administration of related expenses.
4,0473,9923,822

Information and Technology Services MCOA (M41)

23,11721,65321,146
Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals
This output class is limited to developing all of government ICT strategy and planning, developing and supporting integrated service delivery programmes, investment proposals relating to potential cross-government common services, common ICT capability initiatives, and detailed business cases for selected initiatives to inform investment decisions by Ministers.
7,2246,8248,278
Government Information and Technology Services
This output class is limited to the development, deployment and operation of technology services across the State sector.
15,89314,82912,868

Local Government Services (M49)

This appropriation is limited to providing information to and about local government, administering the Local Government Act 2002 and other statutes, administering the Local Electoral Act 2001, administering the Rates Rebate Scheme, providing regulatory and boating services for Lake Taupo (including providing the Harbourmaster and managing the Lake Taupo Landing Reserve) and governance and management of the National Dog Control Information Database.
2,7852,7852,611

Ministerial Support Services MCOA (M41)

2,1972,1902,371
Crown Entity Monitoring
This output class is limited to providing support, information and advice to Ministers to enable them to discharge their responsibilities (other than policy decision-making) for the Crown entities for which they are responsible.
8478471,000
Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector
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 relating to the community and voluntary sector.
150150153
Ministerial Support Services - Emergency Management
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 relating to civil defence and emergency management.
189189210
Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Affairs
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 relating to ethnic affairs.
898887
Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs
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 relating to internal affairs, including regulatory and identity matters, all-of-government information and communications technology, the role of information in New Zealand's cultural and economic life, public recordkeeping and the management of national archives, and other areas that fall within the internal affairs portfolio.
380377379
Ministerial Support Services - Local Government
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 relating to local government.
295293291
Ministerial Support Services - 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 relating to Ministerial Services.
200200203
Ministerial Support Services - Racing
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 relating to racing.
474648

Policy Advice MCOA (M41)

12,28111,67313,268
Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector
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 the community and voluntary sector.
1,7471,4251,190
Policy Advice - Emergency Management
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 civil defence and emergency management.
715559704
Policy Advice - Ethnic Affairs
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 ethnic affairs.
752749762
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs
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 internal affairs, including regulatory and identity matters, all-of-government information and communications technology, the role of information in New Zealand's cultural and economic life, public recordkeeping and the management of national archives, and other areas that fall within the internal affairs portfolio.
3,8583,8583,947
Policy Advice - Local Government
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 local government.
5,0114,8846,465
Policy Advice - Racing
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 racing.
198198200

Regulatory Services MCOA (M41)

38,50937,96537,905
Charities Administration
This output class is limited to the delivery of services to register charities and that contribute to promoting public trust and confidence in the charitable sector.
6,0165,6255,421
Regulatory Services
This output class is limited to the provision of operational policy advice and services to administer all aspects of the regulatory regime under the Public Records Act 2005, including where the Chief Archivist has statutory independence; services to regulate gambling activity, objectionable material and unsolicited electronic messages, and anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism; and the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Regulations 2011.
32,49332,34032,484

Services Supporting the Executive MCOA (M47)

38,02237,47537,599
Coordination of Official Visits and Events
This output class is limited to managing programmes for visiting guests of Government, State and ministerial functions, co-ordinating a range of services in support of ceremonial and commemorative events and facilitating passage of New Zealand and foreign dignitaries and others authorised by the Crown into and out of New Zealand.
5,2674,8674,353
Support Services to Members of the Executive
This output class is limited to providing support services for Members of the Executive, including in their capacity as a Member of Parliament, primarily through office personnel and administrative services, information and communication technology, and the provision and management of residential accommodation.
24,94124,79425,831
VIP Transport Services
This output class is limited to providing chauffeur-driven and self-drive vehicle services for parties specified in legislation, as authorised by Members of the Executive, or who otherwise meet qualifying criteria.
7,8147,8147,415

Support for Statutory and Other Bodies MCOA (M41)

19,66818,81013,768
Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies
This output class is limited to supporting commissions of inquiry and similar bodies.
5,5205,4201,366
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Archives
This output class is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to statutory and advisory bodies established under the Public Records Act 2005 in respect of their statutory functions.
101101101
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library
This output class is limited to the provision of services and advice to statutory and advisory bodies established under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003 and the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Act 2008 in respect of their statutory functions.
100100105
Statutory Body Support - Gambling Commission
This output class is limited to the provision of services and advice to the Gambling Commission to enable the Commission to discharge its responsibilities.
1,1581,0581,158
Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission
This output class is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to the Local Government Commission in respect of its statutory functions.
1,6041,5021,046
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector
This output class is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, and includes supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
324280309
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs
This output class is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, including supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
10,86110,3499,683

Total Departmental Output Expenses

387,798370,891394,037

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Classification of Films, Videos and Publications (M41)

The examination and classification of films, videos and publications by the Office of Film and Literature Classification under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993. Provision of information and research on classification procedures and systems.
1,9601,9601,960

Development of On-line Authentication Services (M41)

This appropriation is limited to services provided by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in the development of on-line authentication services.
116116116

Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors (M41)

This appropriation is limited to payment to New Zealand authors in recognition that their books are available for use in New Zealand libraries.
2,0002,0002,000

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

4,0764,0764,076

Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Rates Rebate Scheme (M49)

Assistance with rates for low-income residential ratepayers.
55,00055,00055,550

Total Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

55,00055,00055,550

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Chatham Islands Council (M49)

Contribution to the cost of the Chatham Island Council meeting its statutory responsibilities.
4,3744,3742,233

Community Development Scheme (M15)

Three-year grants to community organisations for projects to achieve improved economic, social and cultural wellbeing in areas such as health, education and crime prevention.
5,1544,1544,215

Community Internship Programme (M15)

Grants for community internship programmes to place experienced people from the public, private and community sectors in short-term internships to develop capacity in community and voluntary sector organisations.
231231231

Community Organisation Grants Scheme (M15)

Locally distributed grants to community organisations for programmes that direct social services provision to disadvantaged community sectors.
12,50012,50012,500

Crown-owned Assets at Lake Taupo - Maintenance Costs (M49)

This appropriation is limited to costs for maintaining Crown-owned assets, primarily navigational equipment, ramps, marinas and jetties, at Lake Taupo.
7487482,247

Depreciation on Official Residences (M47)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation on official residences owned by the Crown.
193193193

Digital Literacy and Connection (M15)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding to selected communities to improve their access to digital tools and improve the capability of those communities in the use of digital tools.
3,8813,8812,123

Disarmament Education Grants (M15)

Grants to fund activities to support New Zealand non-government organisations in the disarmament education field.
150150150

Emergency Expenses (M11)

Payments from the Crown to meet emergency expenses in line with criteria as detailed in the National CDEM Plan.
12,87510,2482,000

Executive Council and Members of the Executive - Salaries and Allowances PLA (M47)

This appropriation is limited to the cost of salaries and allowances for the Executive Council and Members of the Executive, as authorised by section 2 of the Civil List Act 1979.
8,9408,9408,940

Former Governors-General - Annuities and Other Payments PLA (M47)

This appropriation is limited to annuities and payments in respect of other benefits and privileges to former Governors-General and their surviving spouses or partners, as authorised by section 12 of the Governor-General Act 2010.
456456456

Former Prime Ministers - Annuities PLA (M47)

This appropriation is limited to annuities for former Prime Ministers and their surviving spouses or partners, as authorised by section 2 of the Civil List Act 1979.
168168168

Former Prime Ministers - Domestic Travel (M47)

This appropriation is limited to the cost of domestic travel by former Prime Ministers and their spouses or partners pursuant to the Civil List Act 1979.
270220270

Members of the Executive - Travel (M47)

This appropriation is limited to the cost of domestic and international travel by Members of the Executive and approved accompanying parties.
11,79011,79011,790

Miscellaneous Grants - Internal Affairs (M41)

Miscellaneous Grant payments to individuals or organisations to assist in building a strong and safe nation through serving and connecting citizens, communities and Government.
494949

Racing Safety Development Fund (M55)

A contestable fund to match racing industry contributions towards enhancing workplace safety and raising the quality of facilities at racecourses.
1,0008001,000

Subsidies to Local Government (M11)

Payments from the Crown to local authorities for emergency management preparation.
889844889

Support for Volunteering (M15)

Funding to promote the effective use, training and support of volunteers by funding Volunteering New Zealand, regional volunteer centres and various targeted projects within the community.
502502502

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49)

This appropriation is limited to payment to Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to provide for continued public access to Lake Taupo, based upon a 2007 agreement between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board.
1,5001,5001,500

Youth Workers Training Scheme (M15)

Grants for informal training for both paid and voluntary youth workers to increase and maintain the quality of youth worker practice.
200200200

Debt Write-down (M15)

This appropriation is limited to write-down of Crown debt associated with previous payments of community grants administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.
1313-

February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake National Controller Costs (M11)

This appropriation is limited to costs incurred at the direction of the National Controller Civil Defence for response activities incurred after 21 March 2011 as part of the response to the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
281--

Pike River Royal Commission of Inquiry - Legal representation and assistance (M5)

This appropriation is limited to meeting the costs of providing independent legal counsel to the families of the deceased Pike River miners, and financial assistance to the employees of, and contractors to, the Pike River Mine to obtain legal assistance in respect of the Royal Commission of Inquiry.
8050-

Public Inquiries (M41)

Fees for inquiries and investigations.
599599-

Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach Management (M49)

This appropriation is limited to contributing to the Te Oneroa a Tohe beach management plan and associated joint committee operating costs.
400--

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

67,24362,61051,656

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Department of Internal Affairs - Capital Expenditure PLA (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Internal Affairs, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
45,67945,67944,691

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

45,67945,67944,691

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Capital Investments - Lake Taupo (M49)

Upgrading of boating facilities at Lake Taupo. Provision of safety lighting and adequate warning of navigational hazards.
1,0291,029337

Heritage Collections - Annual (M41)

Purchase of material for the Alexander Turnbull Library collections held and managed by the National Library.
1,7961,7961,546

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

2,8252,8251,883

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

562,621541,081551,893

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Department of Internal Affairs

Department of Internal Affairs - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Internal Affairs
Details of Net Asset Schedule2012/13
Estimated Actual
$000
2013/14
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2013/14
Opening Balance297,698292,857
Capital Injections2,205383The $383,000 reflects a capital injection for the Government Digital Archive project.
Capital Withdrawals(15,000)-
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)7,954(7,870)The $7.780 million reflects the forecast deficit for the Department of Internal Affairs in 2013/14.
Other Movements-7,870

Closing Balance

292,857293,240