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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - Addition to the Supplementary Estimates 2019/20

Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Agriculture (M2), Minister for Biosecurity (M7), Minister for Food Safety (M33), Minister of Fisheries (M102)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Primary Industries

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister of Agriculture

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Departmental Capital Expenditure          

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M2)

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

20,221 3,706 - 3,706 23,927
Total Departmental Capital Expenditure 20,221 3,706 - 3,706 23,927
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Support for Walking Access (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the operation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.

1,789 - - - 1,789
Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses 1,789 - - - 1,789
Benefits or Related Expenses          

Agriculture: Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of payments to veterinary professionals agreeing to work in understaffed, rural areas, in accordance with government approved criteria and guidelines.

1,650 - - - 1,650
Total Benefits or Related Expenses 1,650 - - - 1,650
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

COVID-19 Assistance for Primary Industries

This appropriation is limited to the support of, or assistance to, the primary sector as part of addressing the impact of COVID-19.

- - 10,245 10,245 10,245

Fisheries: Aquaculture Settlements (M102)

This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Māori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.

18,000 (12,801) - (12,801) 5,199

Fisheries: Provision for Fisheries Debt Write Downs (M102)

This appropriation is limited to commercial fishing sector quota holder debt write-offs.

1,000 - - - 1,000

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M2)

This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's membership of primary industry-related international organisations.

3,208 130 - 130 3,338
Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses 22,208 (12,671) 10,245 (2,426) 19,782
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure          

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability MCA (M2)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector through implementing and delivering programmes, and undertaking research.

32,231 (938) 6,114 5,176 37,407
Departmental Output Expenses          

Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the agricultural sector.

7,951 (1,584) 6,054 4,470 12,421

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement

This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.

10,358 5,389 - 5,389 15,747
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Agriculture: Climate Change Research

This category is limited to obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change related to the primary land-based sectors.

2,260 - - - 2,260

Agriculture: Recovery Assistance

This Category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector to prevent or repair damage or minimise losses or provide professional advice following a response or adverse event such as a fire or biosecurity incursion.

- 5,287 60 5,347 5,347
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events

This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.

526 (526) - (526) -

Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund

This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.

11,136 (9,504) - (9,504) 1,632

Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management MCA (M7)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve biosecurity risk management by providing operational support to prevent harmful organisms from crossing the borders and working to reduce the unwanted harm caused by organisms already established in New Zealand.

365,365 151,466 - 151,466 516,831
Departmental Output Expenses          

Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management

This category is limited to the assessment, containment and possible eradication of suspected biosecurity risk organisms within New Zealand.

40,516 13,952 - 13,952 54,468

Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance

This category is limited to biosecurity monitoring and clearance programmes that manage the biosecurity risk associated with international trade and travel.

133,024 1,270 - 1,270 134,294

Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance

This category is limited to the development and maintenance of standards and systems that manage biosecurity risk associated with imports and exports.

25,151 (875) - (875) 24,276

Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance

This category is limited to domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.

57,174 (7,915) - (7,915) 49,259

Response to Mycoplasma bovis

This category is limited to the eradication and long-term management of Mycoplasma bovis.

68,500 69,971 - 69,971 138,471
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB

This category is limited to the Crown's contribution to implementing the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan.

24,000 - - - 24,000
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Biosecurity: Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event

This category is limited to the expenses incurred as a result of compensation and ex-gratia payments arising from Biosecurity events.

- 8,424 - 8,424 8,424

Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis

This category is limited to the payment of compensation and ex-gratia payments relating to actions taken to manage Mycoplasma bovis under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

17,000 66,639 - 66,639 83,639

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice MCA (M2)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide both policy and operational advice and support to Ministers in discharging their policy and operational decision-making responsibilities with regards to primary industries.

158,108 11,004 - 11,004 169,112
Departmental Output Expenses          

Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to agriculture, and climate change matters, and ministerial servicing.

26,376 6,459 - 6,459 32,835

Agriculture: Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to agriculture, and climate change.

28,268 1,094 - 1,094 29,362

Animal Welfare Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to animal welfare.

1,494 (77) - (77) 1,417

Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to, animal welfare, and ministerial servicing.

3,785 450 - 450 4,235

Biosecurity Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to biosecurity.

5,607 (1,004) - (1,004) 4,603

Fisheries Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to the development of standards and guidelines for the sustainable and efficient utilisation of New Zealand's fisheries and promotion of New Zealand's interests in an international context.

13,716 513 - 513 14,229

Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to food safety.

6,469 534 - 534 7,003

Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to food safety matters, and ministerial servicing.

3,047 (972) - (972) 2,075

Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to biosecurity matters, and ministerial servicing.

20,011 (1,474) - (1,474) 18,537

Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries

This category is limited to operational advice to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to operational advice on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand's fisheries.

32,129 5,978 - 5,978 38,107

Trade and Market Access Primary Industries

This category is limited to the implementation of government interventions, including the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate international trade in primary products with the exception of food-related safety aspects, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.

17,206 (497) - (497) 16,709

Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably MCA (M102)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.

64,619 1,832 - 1,832 66,451
Departmental Output Expenses          

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.

45,322 3,911 - 3,911 49,233

Fisheries Management

This category is limited to implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries.

14,727 (1,673) - (1,673) 13,054

Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the fisheries sector.

291 (25) - (25) 266

Fisheries: Aquaculture

This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.

4,255 (506) - (506) 3,749
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs

This category is limited to the administration of the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE).

24 125 - 125 149

Food Safety: Protecting Consumers MCA (M33)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect consumers from food borne disease and maintain and enhance New Zealand's reputation as a trusted supplier of safe and suitable food.

116,084 1,764 - 1,764 117,848
Departmental Output Expenses          

Food Safety: Assurance

This category is limited to justifying and delivering assurances to consumers, the public, overseas authorities and other stakeholders that food, food-related products and inputs into the production of food (whether undertaken or produced in New Zealand or imported) are managed, audited, approved, registered and/or monitored in accordance with New Zealand legislation and, for exports, relevant importing countries' market access requirements.

74,567 (1,824) - (1,824) 72,743

Food Safety: Information

This category is limited to engagement of, and information for, stakeholders about food safety and suitability, to encourage participation in, and compliance with, the food regulatory programme, and to enable consumers to make appropriate food choices.

4,283 441 - 441 4,724

Food Safety: Response

This category is limited to the investigation of, preparedness for, and response to, food related events, incidents, emergencies, complaints and suspected breaches of legislation and taking appropriate sanctions and enforcement action.

5,290 2,582 - 2,582 7,872

Food Safety: Standards

This category is limited to the scientific inputs and development and implementation of food related standards (including as appropriate international and joint Australia/New Zealand standards) and standards related to inputs into food production, imports, exports, new and emerging issues and the domestic market.

21,324 1,089 - 1,089 22,413

Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety

This category is limited to the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate the food-related safety aspects of international trade in primary products, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.

7,370 (1,224) - (1,224) 6,146
Non-Departmental Output Expenses          

Food Safety Science and Research

This category is limited to the promotion, coordination and delivery of food safety science and research.

1,150 700 - 700 1,850
Non-Departmental Other Expenses          

Food Safety: Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty

This category is limited to the development of joint food standards, codes of practice, and guidance material for Australia and New Zealand by Food Standards Australia New Zealand in accordance with the Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty.

2,100 - - - 2,100
Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure 736,407 165,128 6,114 171,242 907,649
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 782,275 156,163 16,359 172,522 954,797

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000
Non-Departmental Output Expenses    

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research (M2)

This appropriation is limited to greenhouse gas research.

Commences: 01 October 2019

Expires: 30 June 2024

Original Appropriation 23,050
Adjustments to 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 -
Adjusted Appropriation 23,050
Actual to 2018/19 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 3,650
Estimate for 2020/21 4,850
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 14,550
Non-Departmental Other Expenses    

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2020

Original Appropriation 26,960
Adjustments to 2018/19 15,608
Adjustments for 2019/20 (439)
Adjusted Appropriation 42,129
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 21,937
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 14,242
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 5,950

Primary Growth Partnership (M2)

This appropriation is limited to primary, food and forestry sector investment in education and skills development, research and development, product development, commercialisation, market development and technology transfer, in partnership with relevant industry groups, including research related to greenhouse gases via the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022

Original Appropriation 244,312
Adjustments to 2018/19 (80,892)
Adjustments for 2019/20 (88,022)
Adjusted Appropriation 75,398
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 68,128
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 7,270
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (M2)

This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in conjunction with co-funding from community and industry groups on supporting the sustainable development of New Zealand's primary industries.

Commences: 01 October 2019

Expires: 30 June 2024

Original Appropriation 255,491
Adjustments to 2018/19 -
Adjustments for 2019/20 -
Adjusted Appropriation 255,491
Actual to 2018/19 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 28,469
Estimate for 2020/21 32,468
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 194,554

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M2)

This appropriation is limited to preparation of proposals for irrigation schemes to an investment ready stage.

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2021

Original Appropriation 25,000
Adjustments to 2018/19 (3,863)
Adjustments for 2019/20 -
Adjusted Appropriation 21,137
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 20,168
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 969
Estimate for 2020/21 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure    

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's investment in Crown Irrigation Investments Limited.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021

Original Appropriation 63,000
Adjustments to 2018/19 17,400
Adjustments for 2019/20 -
Adjusted Appropriation 80,400
Actual to 2018/19 Year End 58,700
Estimated Actual for 2019/20 15,000
Estimate for 2020/21 6,700
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 782,275 156,163 16,359 172,522 954,797
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses - 3,650 - 3,650 3,650
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses 52,191 14,695 - 14,695 66,886
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 14,313 687 - 687 15,000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations 848,779 175,195 16,359 191,554 1,040,333

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Cumulative
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection (M2) 15,856 52,198 - 52,198 68,054

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2019/20
Estimates
$000
Cumulative Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Appropriations          
Output Expenses 1,789 - 3,650 3,650 5,439
Benefits or Related Expenses 1,650 NA - - 1,650
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 74,399 - 12,269 12,269 86,668
Capital Expenditure 34,534 3,706 687 4,393 38,927
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - NA - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
   Output Expenses 705,621 100,037 6,047 106,084 811,705
   Other Expenses 30,786 - 65,158 65,158 95,944
   Capital Expenditure - NA - - -
Total Appropriations 848,779 103,743 87,811 191,554 1,040,333
Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts          
Tax Revenue - NA - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 43,988 NA 76,006 76,006 119,994
Capital Receipts - NA - - -
Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts 43,988 - 76,006 76,006 119,994

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

COVID-19 Assistance for Primary Industries (M102)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the support of, or assistance to, the primary sector as part of addressing the impact of COVID-19.
Expenses
  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 10,245 10,245
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to support or assist the primary sector as part of addressing the impact of COVID-19.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20
Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Purchase a maximum of 53% of the estimated ‘surplus pigs' each fortnight (up to a maximum of 2000 pig carcasses/week) for six weeks New measure - 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Agriculture in a report appended to the Ministry for Primary Industries' Annual Report.

Service Providers
Provider 2019/20 Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Non-Government Organisations          
Other Providers - - 5,423 5,423 Various
Freshpork - - 1,760 1,760 26/06/2020
WilsonHellaby - - 1,054 1,054 26/06/2020
Patoa Farms - - 1,008 1,008 26/06/2020
PorkCorp - - 490 490 26/06/2020
Cabernet Foods - - 302 302 26/06/2020
Total - - 10,245 10,245  

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation established in 2019/20.

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

4 - Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability (M2)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector through implementing and delivering programmes, and undertaking research.<
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes
This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the agricultural sector.

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement
This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Agriculture: Climate Change Research
This category is limited to obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change related to the primary land-based sectors.

Agriculture: Recovery Assistance
This Category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector to prevent or repair damage or minimise losses or provide professional advice following a response or adverse event such as a fire or biosecurity incursion.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events
This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.

Agriculture: Adverse Earthquake Events
This category is limited to providing recovery support and assistance to the primary sector and rural support trusts in the aftermath of adverse earthquake events.

Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund
This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2019/20
Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Addition to the
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 32,231 (938) 6,114 37,407
Departmental Output Expenses        
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,951 (1,584) 6,054 12,421
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 10,358 5,389 - 15,747
Non-Departmental Output Expenses        
Agriculture: Climate Change Research 2,260 - - 2,260
Agriculture: Recovery Assistance - 5,287 60 5,347
Non-Departmental Other Expenses        
Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events 526 (526) - -
Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund 11,136 (9,504) - 1,632
Funding for Departmental Output Expenses        
Revenue from the Crown 18,186 3,823 6,054 28,063
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,834 (1,526) 6,054 12,362
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 10,352 5,349 - 15,701
Revenue from Others 123 (18) - 105
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 117 (58) - 59
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 6 40 - 46
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by a further $6.114 million to $37.407 million for 2019/20 due to:

  • $6 million in 2019/20 as part of the Worker Redeployment Package, and
  • $114,000 for support in mitigating the impact of economic and social disruption on communities in response to the impact of COVID-19.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 16 June 2020