Estimates of appropriations

Vote Treaty Negotiations - Estimates 2009/2010

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Attorney-General (M5), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice - OTS

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE - OTS: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote#

Overview

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations is responsible for appropriations in Vote Treaty Negotiations for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

Vote Treaty Negotiations contains a multi-year appropriation of $800 million for the five-year period 2009 to 2013. This appropriation is for the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provides for the payment of redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to claimant groups, for the payment of interest on settlement redress and for the payment of claimant funding.

In addition, annual appropriations sought for Vote Treaty Negotiations in 2009/10 total $39.528 million. This is intended to be spent as follows:

  • $17.836 million (45% of the Vote) for the purchase of policy advice, negotiation, settlement and implementation of historical Treaty claims from the Office of Treaty Settlements.
  • $2.961 million (7% of the Vote) for the purchase of Crown representation at Waitangi Tribunal hearings of historical claims.
  • $6.511 million (17% of the Vote) for the purchase of property management services from the Office of Treaty Settlements.
  • $2.100 million (5% of the Vote) for depreciation on assets held by the Office of Treaty Settlements.
  • $120,000 (less than 1% of the Vote) for debt write-off of rentals owing from Landbank properties.
  • $10 million (25% of the Vote) for the purchasing of property by the Office of Treaty Settlements for historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement purposes.

The Office of Treaty Settlements expects to collect $5.877 million of revenue on behalf of the Crown from Landbank property operations.

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

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Treaty Negotiations
2008/092009/10
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations (M74)

Advice on generic Treaty issues and specific historical Treaty claims. Negotiation of historical Treaty claims. Where appropriate, the preparation of settlement legislation, property valuation, disclosure and preparation and execution of legal documentation required to enable the transfer of settlement assets to claimants.
16,01616,01617,836

Property Portfolio Management (M74)

Management, transfer and disposal of Crown-owned property for Treaty settlement purposes.
6,5116,5116,511

Representation - Waitangi Tribunal (M74)

Allows the Crown to undertake research into historical Treaty grievances and ensures the Crown is represented with well prepared documentation and evidence at Waitangi Tribunal hearings.
2,9612,9612,961

Total Departmental Output Expenses

25,48825,48827,308

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Debt Write-offs (M74)

Write-off of Bad Debts from Landbank rental properties.
120120120

Depreciation (M74)

Depreciation on assets held in the Office of Treaty Settlements Landbank for Treaty settlements.
2,1002,1002,100

Waikato River Statutory Board Establishment Committee (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the establishment, operation and support costs of the Waikato River Statutory Boards Establishment Committees.
--1,500

Crown Contribution to Guardians Establishment Committee Costs (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the establishment, operation and support of the Guardians Establishment Committee.
1,0001,000-

Crown contribution to Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga's Waitangi Tribunal costs (M74)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off payment as a Crown contribution to Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga's Waitangi Tribunal Costs.
3,0003,000-

Crown Contribution to Te Roroa to facilitate Te Roroa's purchase of the deferred selection properties (M74)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off ex gratia payment to the Te Roroa Governance Entity to help facilitate Te Roroa's purchase of the Aranga and Waikara Farms.
6,0006,000-

Crown Contribution to the Ngati Makino Heritage Trust Negotiation Costs (M74)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off ex gratia payment to the Ngati Makino Heritage Trust as a contribution towards the negotiation costs of their Treaty claims.
140140-

Crown Contribution to Waikato-Tainui River Negotiation Expenses (M74)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off payment to Waikato-Tainui for Waikato River negotiation costs.
2,8002,800-

Crown Contributions to Taranaki Whanui's (Wellington) Waitangi Tribunal Costs and Negotiation Costs (M74)

This appropriation is limited the Crown Contributions to Taranaki Whanui's (Wellington) Waitangi Tribunal Costs and Negotiation Costs
1,9461,946-

Crown Payment to the Ngati Poneke Maori Association (M74)

This appropriation is limited to a one-off ex gratia payment to the Ngati Poneke Maori Association in relation to a change in lease arrangements over Pipitea Marae.
1,7381,738-

Maori Authorities (FoMA) Appeal (M5)

This appropriation is limited to expenses to meet the payments required as part of settlement agreements in relation to the NZMC v Attorney-General Supreme Court appeal.
500500-

Ngati Makino Heritage Trust (M74)

This appropriation is limited to an on-account payment to the Ngati Makino Heritage Trust for marae restoration and revitalisation and funding for a needs assessment and Whole-of-Government facilitator.
1,5001,500-

Notional interest for on-account payments to Te Tau Ihu groups (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of notional interest on on-account payments to Kurahaupo, Ngati Toa and Tainui Tananaki ki te Tonga until the signing of letters of agreement between the Crown and these groups.
7272-

On-account payments for Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga, Ngati Toa and Kurahaupo ki te Waipounamu (M74)

This appropriation is limited to on-account payments for Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga, Ngati Toa and Kurahaupo ki te Waipounamu.
6,0006,000-

Te Roroa Settlement - Adjustment to Land Value (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the difference between the current value of the land to be transferred under the Te Roroa settlement and transfer value of that land transferred as part of that settlement.
1,4901,490-

Waitaha Raupatu Trust (M74)

This appropriation is limited to an on-account payment to the Waitaha Raupatu Trust for marae restoration and revitalisation, and funding for a needs assessment, whole of Government facilitator and for the production of an historical account.
1,3001,300-

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

29,70629,7063,720

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Land, Stock, Plant Purchases (M74)

The purchase of surplus Crown property is held in the Office of Treaty Settlements Landbank to protect it for possible use in future Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
10,00010,00010,000

Advance Payment Against Notionally Accrued Interest (M74)

Payment of interest notionally accrued on Treaty Settlements after a Deed of Settlement has been signed and prior to settlement date, as agreed to through negotiations.
1,6001,600-

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

11,60011,60010,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

66,79466,79441,028

Details of Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Treaty Negotiations
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
  2007-2012

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Historical Treaty of Waitangi Settlements (M74)

Settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, including redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to claimant groups, any simple interest payable on settlements between signing of the Deed of Settlement and the Settlement Date, and payment of claimant funding.

Commences: 1 July 2007

Expires: 30 June 2012

400,000400,000
Multi-Year Appropriations - Treaty Negotiations (continued)
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
  2009-2013

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Historical Treaty of Waitangi Settlements 2009 – 2013 (M74)

This appropriation is limited to settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, including redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to claimant groups, any simple interest payable on settlements between the date specified in the Deed of Settlement and the Settlement Date, and payment of claimant funding.

Commences: 30 June 2009

Expires: 30 June 2013

800,000 800,000

 

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Ministry of Justice - OTS

Ministry of Justice - OTS - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Treaty Negotiations
Details of Net Asset Schedule2008/09
Estimated Actual
$000
2009/10
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2009/10
Opening Balance(549)(549)
Capital Injections--
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)--
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

(549)(549)