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Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - Supplementary Estimates 2020/21

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Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety#

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

DEPARTMENT ADMINISTERING THE VOTE: Ministry for Primary Industries (A14)

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister of Agriculture

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations#

  2020/21
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Implementation of COVID-19 Assistance for Primary Industries (M2) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to the implementation and administration of government interventions to address the impact of COVID-19 for Primary Industries.
- 4,682 4,682

Total Departmental Output Expenses

- 4,682 4,682

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M2) (A14)

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.
30,888 (7,485) 23,403

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

30,888 (7,485) 23,403

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Support for Walking Access (M2) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to the operation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.
3,561 - 3,561

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

3,561 - 3,561

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Agriculture: Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme (M2) (A14)

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 (M2) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to the support of, or assistance to, the primary sector as part of addressing the impact of COVID-19.
- 13,985 13,985

Fisheries: Aquaculture Settlements (M102) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.
16,288 (11,088) 5,200

Fisheries: Provision for Fisheries Debt Write Downs (M102) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to commercial fishing sector quota holder debt write-offs.
1,000 - 1,000

Settlement of Litigation (M7) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in achieving settlement of biosecurity-related litigation.
- 40,000 40,000

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M2) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's membership of primary industry-related international organisations.
3,208 330 3,538

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

20,496 43,227 63,723

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability MCA (M2) (A14)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector through implementing and delivering programmes, and undertaking research.
36,326 16,353 52,679

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.
7,351 5,868 13,219

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement

This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
18,882 (353) 18,529

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.
8,567 3,448 12,015

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.
1,526 7,390 8,916

Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management MCA (M7) (A14)

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.
473,835 81,003 554,838

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.
44,159 39,240 83,399

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.
132,909 (7,106) 125,803

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.
24,798 7,224 32,022

Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance

This category is limited to domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.
54,421 (2,171) 52,250

Response to Mycoplasma bovis

This category is limited to the eradication and long-term management of Mycoplasma bovis.
140,348 3,211 143,559

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.
- 10,760 10,760

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.
53,200 29,845 83,045

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice MCA (M2) (A14)

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.
156,808 22,076 178,884

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to agriculture and climate change.
66,925 23,134 90,059

Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to animal welfare.
5,339 2,908 8,247

Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to biosecurity.
14,243 (2,322) 11,921

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.
9,728 109 9,837

Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to food safety.
10,027 (3,056) 6,971

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.
33,645 1,271 34,916

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.
16,901 32 16,933

Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably MCA (M102) (A14)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.
67,066 11,826 78,892

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.
49,631 3,673 53,304

Fisheries Management

This category is limited to implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries.
13,620 257 13,877

Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the fisheries sector.
244 (4) 240

Fisheries: Aquaculture

This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
3,422 800 4,222

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).
149 - 149

Fisheries: Transition Support

This category is limited to providing transition support to the fisheries sector to ease impacts of sustainability measures.
- 7,100 7,100

Food Safety: Protecting Consumers MCA (M33) (A14)

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.
117,610 952 118,562

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.
71,585 2,034 73,619

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.
3,116 2,420 5,536

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.
6,825 2,794 9,619

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.
25,385 (5,316) 20,069

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.
7,449 170 7,619

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 (1,150) -

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

851,645 132,210 983,855

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

908,240 172,634 1,080,874

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) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to greenhouse gas research.

Commences: 01 October 2019

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 23,050
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 10,000
Adjusted Appropriation 33,050
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 3,638
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 4,850
Estimate for 2021/22 8,862
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 15,700

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2) (A14)

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

Commences: 01 July 2020

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 34,000
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 4,676
Adjusted Appropriation 38,676
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 19,171
Estimate for 2021/22 6,523
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,982

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (M2) (A14)

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 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 (18,166)
Adjusted Appropriation 237,325
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 25,035
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 44,011
Estimate for 2021/22 79,787
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 88,492

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M2) (A14)

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 2019/20 (3,863)
Adjustments for 2020/21 (969)
Adjusted Appropriation 20,168
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 20,168
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 -
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M2) (A14)

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 2019/20 17,400
Adjustments for 2020/21 -
Adjusted Appropriation 80,400
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 73,700
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 6,700
Estimate for 2021/22 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

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

  2020/21
  Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 908,240 172,634 1,080,874
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses 4,850 - 4,850
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses 40,968 22,214 63,182
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 6,700 - 6,700

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

960,758 194,848 1,155,606

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2020/21
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection (M2) (A14) 28,991 41,238 70,229

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

Summary of Financial Activity

  2020/21
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 8,411 4,682 - 4,682 13,093
Benefits or Related Expenses 1,650 N/A - - 1,650
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 61,464 - 65,441 65,441 126,905
Capital Expenditure 37,588 (7,485) - (7,485) 30,103
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 796,196 74,817 9,688 84,505 880,701
Other Expenses 55,449 - 47,705 47,705 103,154
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

960,758 72,014 122,834 194,848 1,155,606

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 107,619 N/A 24,875 24,875 132,494
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

107,619 N/A 24,875 24,875 132,494

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Implementation of COVID-19 Assistance for Primary Industries (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the implementation and administration of government interventions to address the impact of COVID-19 for Primary Industries.
Expenses and Revenue
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 4,682 4,682
Revenue from the Crown - 4,682 4,682
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve more New Zealanders employed in the primary sector workforce and to address longer term workforce issues.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Number of people who have been placed directly into employment in the primary industries through the Programme

New measure 3,000 3,000
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry for Primary Industries in its Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a newly established appropriation effective from 1 July 2020 to support the implementation and administration of government interventions to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the primary sector.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation
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.
Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 13,384 (581) 12,803
Intangibles 17,504 (6,904) 10,600
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

30,888 (7,485) 23,403
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $7.485 million to $23.403 million for 2020/21. This is due to forecast asset movements of:

  • $5.981 million in 2020/21 as part of the October Baseline Update due to reforecast expenditure for leasehold improvements, internally generated software, and cameras on boats
  • $1.504 million in 2020/21 as part of the March Baseline Update due to vehicle shipping delays. Vehicle manufacturers have advised that high demand for new vehicles and supply issues into New Zealand due to COVID-19 impacts have put pressure on deliveries.
Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry for Primary Industries
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2020/21
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2020/21
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2020/21
Opening Balance 220,850 230,446 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2020.
Capital Injections 28,991 70,229 The increase was due to a $60.100 million capital injection to offset reductions in third party revenue from COVID-19. Further increases were due to $2.532 million for Project Tiaki, $1.253 million for QuanSuite, $530,000 for the New Zealand Customs risk and intelligence programme, $500,000 for an initiative to boost economic activity across the horticulture sector, and $250,000 for the Hectors and Maui dolphin threat management plan. This increase has been partially offset by a decrease of $23.927 million due to capital transfers from 2020/21 to 2021/22.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (82,065) (64,964) Forecast memorandum account deficit.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

167,776 235,711  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses#

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research (M2) (A14)

This appropriation is limited to greenhouse gas research.

Commences: 01 October 2019

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 23,050
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 10,000
Adjusted Appropriation 33,050
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 3,638
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 4,850
Estimate for 2021/22 8,862
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 15,700
How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Percentage of quarterly Research Output Reports accepted by MPI (see Note 1)

100% Updated wording 100%

Note 1 - For this measure, "accepted" refers to when the report has been reviewed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Contract Manager and any necessary Subject Matter Experts.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $10 million in 2020/21 due to additional funding for the acceleration of agricultural climate change research and on-farm emissions mitigation.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

COVID-19 Assistance for Primary Industries (M2) (A14)

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
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 13,985 13,985
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve assistance to the primary sector to help minimise the adverse impact of COVID-19.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Purchase a maximum of 53% of the estimated 'surplus pigs' each fortnight (up to a maximum of 2,000 pig carcasses/week) for six weeks

100% Measure removed -

Percentage of contracts assessed against their objectives and critical steps, as per the monitoring plan

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

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

Fisheries: Aquaculture Settlements (M102) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $11.088 million to $5.200 million in 2020/21 due to an expense transfer of $16.195 million from 2020/21 to 2021/2022 for the settlement of the Crown's aquaculture 'pre-commencement space' obligations to iwi. This decrease has been offset by an increase of $5.107 million due to an in-principle expense transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 for the same purpose.

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2) (A14)

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

Commences: 01 July 2020

Expires: 30 June 2024
Original Appropriation 34,000
Adjustments to 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 4,676
Adjusted Appropriation 38,676
Actual to 2019/20 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 19,171
Estimate for 2021/22 6,523
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,982
How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Leveraging from international partners at least double the level of New Zealand's investment in GRA research to accelerate development of mitigation technologies

Achieved Measure removed -

Our international partners invest at least $2 of funding for every $1 that New Zealand invests in GRA research, to accelerate development of mitigation technologies

Achieved Updated wording Achieved
Service Providers
  2020/21  
Provider Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Non-government Organisations - - -  
AgResearch Ltd - 2,791 2,791 Dates vary depending on research contract
New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre - 1,352 1,352 Contract ends 30 Jun 24
Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology in Latin America and Caribbean (FONTAGRO) - 1,363 1,363 Dates vary depending on research contract
NUI Galway University - 1,108 1,108 Contract ends 31 Dec 22
RUFORUM - 931 931 Contract ends 30 Jun 25
Landcare Research NZ Ltd - 658 658 -
Lincoln University - 542 542 -
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited - 424 424 -
Massey University - 531 531 Contract ends 30 Jun 22
Research Trust of Victoria University Wellington - 755 755 -
University of Otago - 75 75 -
University of Waikato - 75 75 -
University of Melbourne - 110 110 -
Education New Zealand - - - Contract ends Jan 24
Other Providers - - 8,456 Funding subject to competitive process, providers will vary
Total - 19,171 19,171  
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $4.676 million to $38.676 million for 2020/21 due to the transfer of the 2019/20 underspend of $12.269 million. This increase has been partially offset by a decrease of $7.593 million due to a fiscally neutral transfer to the Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice MCA to fund the enhanced Global Research Alliance secretariat.

Settlement of Litigation (M7) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to expenses incurred in achieving settlement of biosecurity-related litigation.
Expenses
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 40,000 40,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve settlement of biosecurity-related litigation.

End of Year Performance Reporting

An exemption from performance reporting was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation established in 2020/21.

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's membership of primary industry-related international organisations.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $330,000 to $3.538 million for 2020/21 due to a fiscally neutral transfer of $660,000 from the Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice MCA to support Subscriptions to International Organisations. This was offset by a decrease of $330,000 due to an expense transfer from 2020/21 to 2021/22.

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (M2) (A14)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (M2) (A14)

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 2019/20 -
Adjustments for 2020/21 (18,166)
Adjusted Appropriation 237,325
Actual to 2019/20 Year End 25,035
Estimated Actual for 2020/21 44,011
Estimate for 2021/22 79,787
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 88,492
How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Percentage of contracts that are meeting their milestones towards delivering the intended outcomes/deliverables

90% Measure removed -

Percentage of contracted funding that is on track to deliver intended deliverables (see Note 1)

90% 90-100% 90-100%

Percentage of contracts completed in the financial year that met all their contracted deliverables

90% 90 - 100% 90 - 100%

Note 1 - On track: This means that the project is progressing well; everything is going to plan and within desired timeframes. The project is on track to achieve the stated benefits and outputs.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $18.166 million to $237.235 million for 2020/21 due to fiscally neutral transfers to the Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability MCA to support the Fit for a Better World initiative, farm debt mediation, and the costs of independent assessment panel.

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

4 - Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability (M2) (A14)

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.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

36,326 16,353 52,679

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,351 5,868 13,219
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 18,882 (353) 18,529

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Climate Change Research 8,567 3,448 12,015
Agriculture: Recovery Assistance 1,526 7,390 8,916

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

26,198 5,515 31,713
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,322 5,868 13,190
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 18,876 (353) 18,523

Revenue from Others

35 - 35
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 29 - 29
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 6 - 6
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Climate Change Research

     

Percentage of contracts that are meeting their milestones towards delivering the intended outcomes/deliverables

100% Measure removed -

Percentage of contracts completed in the financial year that met their contracted deliverables

100% 90 - 100% 90 - 100%

Total number of contracts in place for the financial year

8-15 Measure removed -

Percentage of Agriculture: Climate Change Research (M2) appropriation contracted for the financial year

New measure 90-100% 90-100%

Agriculture: Recovery Assistance

     

This category is intended to achieve support to rural communities, build wellbeing, resilience and significantly deepen MPI's engagement with the primary sector.

- New intention statement -

Percentage of pre-approved farmers taking up funding for professional drought management advice

New measure 85% 85%
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $16.353 million to $52.679 million in 2020/21 due to:

  • $6.045 million increase as result of a Budget 2020 initiative to mitigate the impact of economic and social disruption on rural and fishing communities
  • $6 million increase as result of an expense transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 to continue support of the worker redeployment package
  • $2.710 million increase as a result of a fiscally neutral transfer from the Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund to support Fit for a Better World
  • $1.318 million increase as result of a Budget 2020 initiative to expand animal wellbeing support activities across New Zealand
  • $254,000 increase as a result of a fiscally neutral transfer to support drought recovery
  • $26,000 increase as a result of an expense transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 to continue rural support during adverse events.

Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (M7) (A14)

Overarching Purpose Statement
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.
Scope of Appropriation
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.

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.

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.

Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance
This category is limited to domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.

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

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.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

473,835 81,003 554,838

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 44,159 39,240 83,399
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 132,909 (7,106) 125,803
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 24,798 7,224 32,022
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 54,421 (2,171) 52,250
Response to Mycoplasma bovis 140,348 3,211 143,559

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB 24,000 - 24,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Biosecurity: Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event - 10,760 10,760
Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis 53,200 29,845 83,045

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

267,622 35,937 303,559
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 43,384 38,280 81,664
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 15,309 (7,569) 7,740
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 18,436 5,182 23,618
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 50,145 (3,117) 47,028
Response to Mycoplasma bovis 140,348 3,161 143,509

Revenue from Others

129,013 4,461 133,474
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 775 960 1,735
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 117,600 463 118,063
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 6,362 2,042 8,404
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 4,276 946 5,222
Response to Mycoplasma bovis - 50 50
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance

     

The average turnaround time for responding to: Air cargo applications do not exceed 3 hours; Sea cargo applications do not exceed 21 hours

Achieved Updated wording Achieved

Percentage of international air passengers entering the Biosecurity Control Area who have had seizure of risk items

<1.5% Measure removed -

Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance

     

The number of new import health standards developed and the number of amendments made to existing import health standards

New measure At least 8 At least 8

Response to Mycoplasma bovis

     

Percentage of Welfare 'needs assessments' completed within 48 hours of a Notice of Direction being served

90% Measure removed -

Percentage of farmers under Notices of Direction who have been contacted by an Incident Control Point manager weekly

90% Measure removed -

The percentage of recovery plans started within 2 weeks of the farm being placed on a Restricted Place Notice

90% Measure removed -

The percentage of properties depopulated within the agreed timeframe

90% Measure removed -

Percentage of farms whose Section 122 Notice of Direction is revoked within 90 days of placement of the notice (see Note 1)

New measure 80% 80%

Percentage of urgent farms that complete casing in 30 days or less (see Note 2)

New measure 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB

     

Number of cumulative hectares (within +/- 5%) where eradication has been achieved and reclassified as vector-free from vector risk

1.2 million 200,000 ha 200,000 ha

Annual period prevalence of infected cattle and deer herds as a percentage of herds (see Note 3)

0.3% 0.2% 0.2%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis

     

Percentage of non-complex compensation claims where a payment has been made within 30 working days of receipt of a claim (see Note 4)

80% 80% 80%

Note 1 - A section 122 Notice of Direction is used to impose movement restrictions on cattle and goods for higher risk farms, while the Programme determines the disease status of each farm.

Note 2 - Casing is the process of gathering and confirming information that relates to the business practice and stock numbers, previous involvement with the programme and the details of any risk posed to cattle on farm for farms of interest, so as to accurately determine the appropriate next steps required for disease control purposes.

Note 3 - The annual period prevalence is the measure used by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for reporting on disease prevalence in animal herds in a country or region for chronic disease such as TB.

Note 4 - Non-complex compensation claims include those for stock destruction (surveillance/testing purposes, or depopulation of an infected property) where an exercise of power has directed the destruction of a claimant's cattle.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $81.003 million to $554.838 million in 2020/21 due to:

  • $32.500 million increase as result of a tagged contingency draw down to fund the response to Wilding Conifers
  • $29.846 million increase as a result of an expense transfer from 2019/20 to 2020/21 to fund compensation payments for Mycoplasma bovis
  • $10.760 million increase as a result of additional funding to meet compensation payments for other minor biosecurity responses
  • $4.662 million increase as a result of a Budget 2020 initiative to contain wallabies for the protection of agriculture, forestry and native plants, as well as to boost regional economies
  • $3.115 million increase as a result of a fiscally neutral transfer to provide additional Mycoplasma bovis support costs
  • $120,000 increase as a result of a fiscally neutral transfer to fund the Government Industry Agreement.

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice (M2) (A14)

Overarching Purpose Statement
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.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to agriculture and climate change.

Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to animal welfare.

Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to biosecurity.

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.

Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
This category is limited to supporting Ministers on Government policy matters through the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies), implementation of policy decisions, operational policy, administering legislation, and ministerial servicing relating to food safety.

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.

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.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

156,808 22,076 178,884

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 66,925 23,134 90,059
Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 5,339 2,908 8,247
Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 14,243 (2,322) 11,921
Fisheries Policy Advice 9,728 109 9,837
Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 10,027 (3,056) 6,971
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 33,645 1,271 34,916
Trade and Market Access Primary Industries 16,901 32 16,933

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

155,921 20,983 176,904
Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 66,791 22,125 88,916
Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 5,330 2,908 8,238
Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 14,229 (2,322) 11,907
Fisheries Policy Advice 9,246 25 9,271
Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 9,973 (3,056) 6,917
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 33,451 1,271 34,722
Trade and Market Access Primary Industries 16,901 32 16,933

Revenue from Others

887 1,093 1,980
Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 134 1,009 1,143
Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 9 - 9
Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 14 - 14
Fisheries Policy Advice 482 84 566
Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing 54 - 54
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 194 - 194
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective development, provision and implementation of policy advice relating to agriculture, animal welfare, biosecurity, fisheries management and food safety.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

The average satisfaction of the Ministers with MPI policy advice services, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The average satisfaction of the Ministers with MPI policy advice services, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development, provision and implementation of policy advice and efficient ministerial servicing related to agriculture and the promotion of farm productive and sustainable land use practices.

- Updated wording -

Percentage of agriculture-related requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes: Aide Memoires and Briefings; Ministerial Correspondence; Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests; and Parliamentary Questions

95 - 100% Updated wording 95 - 100%

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

7 Measure removed -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 3.5 3.5

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture / Biosecurity / Food Safety / Fisheries / Forestry with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4

The number of new Maori focused extension clusters established in the financial year under the Productive and Sustainable Land Use programme

Minimum 2 Minimum 6 Minimum 6

The number of farmers involved in extension clusters in the financial year under the Productive and Sustainable Land Use regional extension projects

500 - 1,000 750 - 1,000 750 - 1,000

Animal Welfare: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development and provision of policy advice and efficient ministerial servicing relating to animal welfare.

- Updated wording -

Percentage of animal welfare-related requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes: Aide Memoires and Briefings; Ministerial Correspondence; Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests; and Parliamentary Questions

95-100% Updated wording 95-100%

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

7 Measure removed -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New Measure 3.5 3.5

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture / Biosecurity / Food Safety / Fisheries / Forestry with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New Measure 4 4

Biosecurity: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development and provision of policy advice and efficient ministerial servicing relating to biosecurity matters, including contributing to policy advice led by other agencies.

- Updated wording -

Percentage of biosecurity-related requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes: Aide Memoires and Briefings; Ministerial Correspondence; Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests; and Parliamentary Questions

95 - 100% Updated wording 95 - 100%

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

7 Measure removed -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 3.5 3.5

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture / Biosecurity / Food Safety / Fisheries / Forestry with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister for Biosecurity with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4

Fisheries Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development and provision of policy advice and efficient ministerial servicing relating to fisheries matters, including the development of standards and guidelines for the sustainable management of New Zealand's fisheries, both domestically and internationally.

- Updated wording -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

7 Measure removed -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 3.5 3.5

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture / Biosecurity / Food Safety / Fisheries / Forestry with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4

Food Safety: Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development and provision of policy advice and efficient ministerial servicing relating to food safety.

- Updated wording -

Percentage of food safety-related requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes: Aide Memoires and Briefings; Ministerial Correspondence; Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests; and Parliamentary Questions

95 - 100% Updated wording 95 - 100%

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

7 Measure removed -

The technical quality assessment level for MPI policy advice papers, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 3.5 3.5

The satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture / Biosecurity / Food Safety / Fisheries / Forestry with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 10, will be equal to or greater than

8 Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister for Food Safety with the policy advice service, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4

Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective development and provision of operational advice for the sustainable management of New Zealand's fisheries.

- Updated wording -

The Minister for Fisheries rates the quality of fisheries operational advice provided as 8 or better on the scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

Achieved Measure removed -

The satisfaction of the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries with MPI operational advice, on a scale of 1 to 5, will be equal to or greater than

New measure 4 4

Trade and Market Access Primary Industries

     

Provide updates each quarter to sector groups, on the progress of the Ministry for Primary Industries' market access work programme that has been agreed with these groups

Achieved Updated wording Achieved

Regular (eg, annual) formal meetings held with key trading partner regulators

Minimum 1 Measure removed -

Hold at least one formal meeting annually with regulators from each key trading partner to build trust

New measure Achieved Achieved
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $22.076 million to $178.884 million for 2020/21 due to:

  • Additional funding of:
    • $5 million in 2020/21 for addressing contamination of New Zealand's waterways
    • $2 million in 2020/21 for addressing the primary sector workforce shortfall with job transition support and improved public data.
  • Expense transfers due to delays from 2019/20 to 2020/21 of:
    • $3.250 million for the on-farming systems resilience project
    • $3 million for Ocean and Fisheries research
    • $1 million for Ocean and Fisheries monitoring and reporting
    • $120,000 for consultation on the export project
    • $100,000 for the dairy herd improvement programme.
  • Fiscally neutral adjustments within 2020/21 of:
    • $3.100 million to align budgets with work programmes
    • $1.708 million for the Agriculture Investment Services programme and completion of a restructure
    • $1.598 million for the enhanced Global Research Alliance secretariat
    • $1.200 million for funding towards Fit for a Better World activities undertaken by Agriculture Investment Services.

Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably (M102) (A14)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring
This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.

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

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

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

Fisheries: Transition Support
This category is limited to providing transition support to the fisheries sector to ease impacts of sustainability measures.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

67,066 11,826 78,892

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 49,631 3,673 53,304
Fisheries Management 13,620 257 13,877
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 244 (4) 240
Fisheries: Aquaculture 3,422 800 4,222

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs 149 - 149
Fisheries: Transition Support - 7,100 7,100

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

63,908 4,575 68,483
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 47,514 3,522 51,036
Fisheries Management 12,745 257 13,002
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 243 (4) 239
Fisheries: Aquaculture 3,406 800 4,206

Revenue from Others

3,009 151 3,160
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 2,117 151 2,268
Fisheries Management 875 - 875
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 1 - 1
Fisheries: Aquaculture 16 - 16
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Fisheries Management

     

The percentage of scientifically evaluated fish stocks with no sustainability issues

Achieved 80% 80%

Percentage of fisheries management-related requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes: Aide Memoires and Briefings; Ministerial Correspondence; Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests; and Parliamentary Questions

95 - 100% Updated wording 95 - 100%

Percentage of the Crown's obligations to Maori under the Fisheries Act is delivered (see Note 1)

100% Updated wording 100%

Fisheries: Aquaculture

     

Obligations to Maori under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Settlement Act are delivered by statutory deadline

Achieved Updated wording Achieved

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Fisheries: Transition Support

     

This category is intended to achieve support to fishers affected by the Dolphin Threat Management Plan transition to alternative and more sustainable fishing methods.

- New intention statement -

All claims for Transition Support Fund ex gratia payments (excluding those subject to appeal) are completed, and payments made, by 30 June 2021

New measure 100% 100%

Note 1 - Refer to section 12 of the Fisheries Act - Consultation, Input and Participation of Maori.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $11.826 million to $78.892 million for 2020/21 due to:

  • Additional funding of:
    • $8.006 million in 2020/21 for the Hectors and Maui Dolphin threat management plan.
  • Expense transfers due to delays from 2019/20 to 2020/21 of:
    • $2.093 million for the on-board cameras funding
    • $200,000 for the Marlborough Salmon Farm relocation.
  • Fiscally neutral adjustments within 2020/21 of:
    • $2.400 million to align budgets with work programmes
    • $600,000 for funding towards Fit for a Better World
    • $123,000 for funding received from other agencies to support the Ministry's role as government health and safety lead
    • $28,000 for funding received from other agencies for seconded employees.

Increases were partially offset by decreases of:

  • $1.520 million in 2020/21 due to an expense transfer from 2020/21 to 2021/22 for the on-board cameras and Dolphin Threat Management Plan
  • $104,000 due to a technical adjustment to reflect the reduction to the default public sector discount rate.

Food Safety: Protecting Consumers (M33) (A14)

Overarching Purpose Statement
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.
Scope of Appropriation
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2020/21
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

117,610 952 118,562

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Food Safety: Assurance 71,585 2,034 73,619
Food Safety: Information 3,116 2,420 5,536
Food Safety: Response 6,825 2,794 9,619
Food Safety: Standards 25,385 (5,316) 20,069
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 7,449 170 7,619

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Food Safety Science and Research 1,150 (1,150) -

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Food Safety: Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty 2,100 - 2,100

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

28,870 (616) 28,254
Food Safety: Assurance 901 (694) 207
Food Safety: Information 3,114 2,420 5,534
Food Safety: Response 6,465 2,794 9,259
Food Safety: Standards 13,007 (5,306) 7,701
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 5,383 170 5,553

Revenue from Others

85,490 2,718 88,208
Food Safety: Assurance 70,684 2,728 73,412
Food Safety: Information 2 - 2
Food Safety: Response 360 - 360
Food Safety: Standards 12,378 (10) 12,368
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 2,066 - 2,066
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2020/21
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Food Safety: Assurance

     

Percentage of Verification Services corrective actions that are closed out by the agreed date

85% Updated wording 85%

Food Safety: Information

     

This category is intended to achieve effective provision of information, advice and tools to food and primary product exporters.

- Updated wording -

Food Safety: Response

     

Percentage of serious complaints that are recorded and responded to within 24 hours of notification to MPI

95 - 100% Updated wording 95 - 100%

Food Safety: Standards

     

The number of progressed high priority animal product initiatives agreed with key animal product sector stakeholders to support standard development

4 or more Measure removed -

The percentage of high priority animal product initiatives for the year progressed, as agreed with key animal product sector stakeholders (see Note 1)

New measure 80% 80%

Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety

     

Provide updates each quarter to sector groups on the progress of MPI's market access work programme that has been agreed with these groups

Achieved Updated wording Achieved

Hold at least one formal meeting annually with regulators from each key trading partner to build trust

Minimum 1 Achieved Achieved

Note 1 - Progressed is defined as standards and notices that are reviewed and developed as agreed with industry.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $952,000 to $118.562 million in 2020/21 due to:

  • $3.717 million increase as a result of a fiscally neutral adjustment to support the Fit for a Better World initiative
  • $1.277 million increase as a result of a fiscally neutral adjustment to support services provided by the Approval team
  • $11,000 increase as a result of a fiscally neutral adjustment to fund employees on secondment to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Increases have been partially offset by decreases of:

  • $3 million decrease as a result of an expense transfer from 2020/21 to 2021/22 for the Food Safety and Science research Centre
  • $1.053 million decrease as a result of an expense transfer from 2020/21 to 2021/22 for the Fit for a Better World initiative.