Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Internal Affairs - Supplementary Estimates 2015/16

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector (M15), Minister for Ethnic Communities (M30), Minister of Internal Affairs (M41), Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services (M47), Minister of Local Government (M49), Minister for Racing (M55)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Internal Affairs

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2015/16
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Grants (M15)

This appropriation is limited to administration of the processes supporting government grant funding schemes, from receiving applications to monitoring grant recipients.
3,591 61 3,652

Contestable Services RDA (M41)

Providing translation and other language services to government agencies and the public, and support services to government agencies.
1,000 - 1,000

Local Government Services (M49)

This appropriation is limited to providing information to and about local government, administering the Local Government Act 2002 and other statutes, administering the Local Electoral Act 2001, administering the Rates Rebate Scheme, providing regulatory and boating services for Lake Taupo (including providing the Harbourmaster and managing the Lake Taupo Landing Reserve) and governance and management of the National Dog Control Information Database.
2,591 227 2,818

Total Departmental Output Expenses

7,182 288 7,470

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Department of Internal Affairs - Capital Expenditure PLA (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Internal Affairs, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
56,540 (13,540) 43,000

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

56,540 (13,540) 43,000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Classification of Films, Videos and Publications (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the examination and classification of films, videos and publications by the Office of Film and Literature Classification under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.
1,960 - 1,960

Development of On-line Authentication Services (M41)

This appropriation is limited to services provided by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in the development of on-line authentication services.
116 - 116

Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors (M41)

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

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

4,076 - 4,076

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Rates Rebate Scheme (M49)

This appropriation is limited to assistance with rates for low-income residential ratepayers, as authorised by the Rates Rebate Act 1973.
55,500 - 55,500

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

55,500 - 55,500

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Chatham Islands Council (M49)

This appropriation is limited to contribution to the cost of the Chatham Islands Council meeting its statutory responsibilities.
3,104 - 3,104

Chatham Islands Wharves (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the repair and redevelopment of the Chatham Islands wharves.
- 600 600

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

This appropriation is limited to costs for maintaining Crown-owned assets, primarily navigational equipment, ramps, marinas and jetties, at Lake Taupo.
1,637 417 2,054

Debt Write-down (M41)

This appropriation is limited to write-down of Crown debt associated with previous payments of grants administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.
- 162 162

Depreciation on Official Residences (M47)

This appropriation is limited to depreciation on official residences owned by the Crown.
193 - 193

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

This appropriation is limited to the cost of salaries and allowances for the Executive Council and Members of the Executive, as authorised by section 8(4) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.
9,885 255 10,140

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

This appropriation is limited to annuities and payments in respect of other benefits and privileges to former Governors-General and their surviving spouses or partners, as authorised by section 12 of the Governor-General Act 2010.
456 10 466

Former Prime Ministers - Annuities PLA (M47)

This appropriation is limited to annuities for former Prime Ministers and their surviving spouses or partners, as authorised by section 43(6) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.
174 - 174

Former Prime Ministers - Domestic Travel PLA (M47)

This appropriation is limited to costs of domestic travel by former Prime Ministers and their spouses or partners, as authorised by Section 44(4) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.
270 - 270

Members of the Executive - Travel (M47)

This appropriation is limited to domestic and international travel by Members of the Executive and approved accompanying parties in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.
11,790 120 11,910

Miscellaneous Grants - Internal Affairs (M41)

This appropriation is limited to payments to individuals or organisations to assist in building a strong and safe nation through serving and connecting citizens, communities and Government.
49 - 49

Racing Safety Development Fund (M55)

This appropriation is limited to matching racing industry contributions towards enhancing racecourse safety and raising the quality of facilities at racecourses.
1,000 - 1,000

Settling-In Grants (M30)

This appropriation is limited to providing grants to refugee and migrant community organisations to assist in reducing barriers to settlement.
520 - 520

Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach Management (M49)

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

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49)

This appropriation is limited to payment to Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to provide for continued public access to Lake Taupo, based upon a 2007 agreement between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and in accordance with section 10(2) of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955.
1,500 - 1,500

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

30,578 1,964 32,542

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Capital Investments - Lake Taupo (M49)

This appropriation is limited to upgrading of boating facilities at Lake Taupo.
3,899 (3,167) 732

Heritage Collections - Annual (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of material for the Alexander Turnbull Library collections held and managed by the National Library.
1,546 - 1,546

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

5,445 (3,167) 2,278

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Civic Information Services MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to contribute to the collection, management and provision of access to New Zealand's civic, government, identity and heritage information.
230,345 630 230,975
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Managing and Accessing Identity Information
This category is limited to providing effective management of New Zealand's records of identity, authenticating official documents and coordinating the congratulatory message service.
138,167 2,278 140,445
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information
This category is limited to management of public archives in both physical and digital formats on behalf of the Crown, the provision of public access to archives held by Archives New Zealand, provision of services which assist access to library collections and other information, the collection and preservation of published and unpublished items for the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library collections, provision of library and information services and products to schools in support of the National Curriculum, and administration of the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Scheme.
91,282 (1,948) 89,334
Publishing Civic Information
This category is limited to publishing information through the New Zealand Gazette.
896 300 1,196

Community Funding Schemes MCA (M15)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support communities and voluntary sector organisations so they become stronger, more cohesive and resilient.
19,163 717 19,880
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Community Development Scheme
This category is limited to providing grants to community organisations for projects to achieve improved economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
4,860 717 5,577
Community Internship Programme
This category is limited to providing grants for community groups with identified needs to employ experienced people from the public, private and community sectors in short-term internships.
231 - 231
Community Organisation Grants Scheme
This category is limited to providing locally distributed grants to community organisations for programmes that provide social services.
12,500 - 12,500
Digital Literacy and Connection
This category is limited to providing funding for improving communities' access to and capability to use digital tools.
720 - 720
Disarmament Education Grants
This category is limited to providing grants to fund activities to support New Zealand non-government organisations in the disarmament education field.
150 - 150
Support for Volunteering
This category is limited to providing funding to Volunteering New Zealand, regional volunteer centres and various targeted projects within the community.
502 - 502
Youth Workers Training Scheme
This category is limited to providing grants for information training for both paid and voluntary youth workers.
200 - 200

Community Information and Advisory Services MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support communities, hapu and iwi to be empowered and resilient by providing information, training and advisory services.
10,543 99 10,642
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and information services to ethnic communities; management of the contract for the telephone interpreting service (Language Line); and provision of information and training to ethnic communities and agencies using Language Line.
5,677 247 5,924
Community Archives Support
This category is limited to support for community, iwi and hapu organisations and other jurisdictions in preserving and managing their own records and archives and making them available.
116 (5) 111
Community Development and Engagement Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advisory support and information to support community groups with community development, including information related to accessing grants.
4,750 (143) 4,607

Information and Technology Services MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide advice to government and the state sector regarding ICT investment, and assurance in respect of data and information management.
28,495 4,713 33,208
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals
This category is limited to supporting the functional leadership role of the Government Chief Information Officer by implementing an all-of-government ICT strategy, architecture, operating model, assurance framework, and the Result 10 service transformation programme; overseeing the government's ICT investment portfolio; and providing leadership across the State sector for the government's ICT supply chain.
12,682 5,766 18,448
Government Chief Privacy Officer
This Category is limited to developing and implementing an all of government approach to privacy including liaising with the regulator, developing and promulgating privacy standards for the public sector, supporting and working with agencies to build capability, and providing assurance on public sector performance in relation to privacy.
1,094 110 1,204
Government Information and Technology Services
This category is limited to providing all-of-government online services and Government ICT common capabilities.
14,719 (1,163) 13,556

Ministerial Support Services MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide services to Ministers in order to support them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities other than policy decision-making.
2,423 (47) 2,376
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Crown Entity Monitoring
This category is limited to providing support, information and advice to Ministers to enable them to discharge their responsibilities (other than policy decision-making) for the Crown entities for which they are responsible.
971 (232) 739
Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to the community and voluntary sector.
184 29 213
Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to ethnic communities.
86 22 108
Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to internal affairs.
411 54 465
Ministerial Support Services - Local Government
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to local government.
503 75 578
Ministerial Support Services - Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to Ministerial Services.
211 (2) 209
Ministerial Support Services - Racing
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to racing.
57 7 64

Policy Advice MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice to support Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making responsibilities.
11,679 619 12,298
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the community and voluntary sector.
605 83 688
Policy Advice - Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to ethnic communities.
786 (409) 377
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to internal affairs.
4,318 552 4,870
Policy Advice - Local Government
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to local government.
5,771 371 6,142
Policy Advice - Racing
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to racing.
199 22 221

Regulatory Services MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to carry out the effective delivery of regulatory functions and services that are assigned to the Department of Internal Affairs.
40,209 1,849 42,058
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Charities Regulation
This category is limited to registration and monitoring of charities in order to contribute to promoting public trust and confidence in the charitable sector.
6,073 214 6,287
Regulatory Services
This category is limited to operational policy advice and services to administer all aspects of the regulatory regime under the Public Records Act 2005.
34,136 1,635 35,771

Services Supporting the Executive MCA (M47)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the Government and the Executive to perform their role.
38,221 4,125 42,346
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Coordination of Official Visits and Events
This category is limited to managing programmes for visiting guests of Government, State and ministerial functions, co-ordinating a range of services in support of ceremonial and commemorative events and facilitating passage of New Zealand and foreign dignitaries and others authorised by the Crown into and out of New Zealand.
4,465 2,872 7,337
Support Services to Members of the Executive
This category is limited to providing support services for Members of the Executive, including in their capacity as a Member of Parliament, primarily through office personnel and administrative services, information and communication technology, and the provision and management of residential and office accommodation.
25,842 1,053 26,895
VIP Transport Services
This category is limited to providing chauffeur-driven and self-drive vehicle services for parties specified in legislation, as authorised by Members of the Executive, or who otherwise meet qualifying criteria.
7,914 200 8,114

Support for Statutory and Other Bodies MCA (M41)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support statutory, advisory and other bodies to discharge their responsibilities.
14,816 1,901 16,717
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies
This category is limited to supporting commissions of inquiry and similar bodies.
149 (149) -
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Archives
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to statutory and advisory bodies established under the Public Records Act 2005 in respect of their statutory functions.
117 - 117
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library
This category is limited to the provision of services and advice to statutory and advisory bodies established under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003 and the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Act 2008 in respect of their statutory functions.
105 3 108
Statutory Body Support - Gambling Commission
This category is limited to the provision of services and advice to the Gambling Commission to enable the Commission to discharge its responsibilities.
1,158 - 1,158
Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to the Local Government Commission in respect of its statutory functions.
2,282 1,421 3,703
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, and includes supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
238 5 243
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, including supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
10,667 12 10,679
Taskforces and Similar Bodies
This category is limited to supporting taskforces and similar bodies.
75 609 684
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Taskforce Members' Fees
This category is limited to fees for members of Government appointed Taskforces.
25 - 25

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

395,894 14,606 410,500

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

555,215 151 555,366

Multi-Year Appropriations#

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

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Chatham Islands Wharf Redevelopment (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the reconstruction of wharves on the Chatham Islands.

Commences: 01 October 2015

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 53,257
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 53,257
Actual to 2014/15 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 28,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 11,257

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts#

  2015/16
  Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 555,215 151 555,366
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts - 14,000 14,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

555,215 14,151 569,366

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Department of Internal Affairs - Capital Injection (M41) 56,899 (26,520) 30,379

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2015/16
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 11,258 288 - 288 11,546
Benefits or Related Expenses 55,500 N/A - - 55,500
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 30,578 - 1,964 1,964 32,542
Capital Expenditure 61,985 (13,540) 10,833 (2,707) 59,278
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 376,706 13,889 - 13,889 390,595
Other Expenses 19,188 - 717 717 19,905
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

555,215 637 13,514 14,151 569,366

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

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

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- N/A - - -

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Grants (M15)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $61,000 to $3.652 million for 2015/16 due to a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs.

Local Government Services (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 2,591 227 2,818
Revenue from the Crown 1,886 227 2,113
Revenue from Others 1,062 - 1,062

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $227,000 to $2.818 million for 2015/16 due to a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs.

Memorandum Account

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Use of Facilities and Access to Lake Taupo by Boat Users

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 90 23 113
Revenue 654 - 654
Expenses 364 - 364
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 380 23 403

A review of fees is expected to be completed by April 2017.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

National Dog Control Information Database

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 98 97 195
Revenue 400 - 400
Expenses 316 - 316
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 182 97 279

A period of higher expenditure is expected in 2016/17 associated with reviewing and renewing the National Dog Control Information Database support contract which expires in February 2017. This is expected to utilise the accumulated surplus.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Department of Internal Affairs - Capital Expenditure PLA (M41)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 25,532 (13,150) 12,382
Intangibles 27,990 1,000 28,990
Other 3,018 (1,390) 1,628

Total Appropriation

56,540 (13,540) 43,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve investment in the renewal, upgrade and development of assets that support the delivery of the department's products and services.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $13.540 million to $43 million for 2015/16 mainly due to delays in capital planning and resourcing relating to the new regional office for Archives New Zealand in Christchurch.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Department of Internal Affairs

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2015/16
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2015/16
Opening Balance 261,931 261,217 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2015.
Capital Injections 56,899 30,379 The decrease in capital injections reflects a capital transfer from 2015/16 to 2017/18 and 2018/19 for the Department of Internal Affairs asset replacement programme ($33.069 million) and a capital transfer from 2015/16 to 2016/17 for the new Archives New Zealand building in Christchurch ($11.740 million). This decrease was partially offset by a capital injection to eliminate the deficit in the Passport Products memorandum account and restore it to a nil balance on the date of commencement of the 10-year validity period for adult passports ($17.129 million) and a capital injection to address Ministerial Services fiscal pressures ($1.160 million).
Capital Withdrawals - (2,900) The $2.900 million reflects the transfer of the memorandum account deficit for Telecommunications as a Service from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to the Department of Internal Affairs.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (25,509) (4,649) The $4.649 million reflects the forecast deficit for the Department of Internal Affairs as at 30 June 2016.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

293,321 284,047  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Chatham Islands Wharves (M41)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the repair and redevelopment of the Chatham Islands wharves.

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 600 600

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial support for the upgrade and maintenance of the Chatham Islands Wharves to ensure appropriate access is maintained for New Zealanders.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

A Deed in relation to the redesign of the Pitt Island Wharf agreed and signed between the Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust and the Department of Internal Affairs.

New Achieved Achieved

A Memorandum of Understanding to undertake the preparatory works for the Pitt Island Wharf redevelopment agreed and signed between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Department of Internal Affairs

New Achieved Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs in a report appended to the Department of Internal Affairs' Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was re-established in 2015/16 to provide for the cost overruns associated with the reconstruction of Pitt Island Wharf in the Chatham Islands and for the redesign of the Pitt Island Wharf (increase of $600,000).

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

Scope of Appropriation

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $417,000 to $2.054 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • an expense transfer from 2014/15 to 2015/16 due to delays in the completion of the multi-year project to remedy deferred maintenance of Crown-owned Lake Taupo boating facilities (increase of $867,000).

The increase is partially offset by:

  • an expense transfer from 2015/16 to 2016/17 to reflect the expected timing of sediment relocation work at Motuoapa Marina as a result of the delays associated with the resource consent process (decrease of $450,000).

Debt Write-down (M41)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 162 162

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a write-down of identified unrecoverable non-departmental debts relating to historical grant payments.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section15D(2)(b)(ii) and 15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act as performance information is not likely to be informative and the amount of this annual non-departmental output expense appropriation is less than $5 million.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was re-established in 2015/16 to write down unrecoverable non-departmental debts relating to historical payments of grants administered by the Department of Internal Affairs (increase of $162,000).

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

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the cost of salaries and allowances for the Executive Council and Members of the Executive, as authorised by section 8(4) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $255,000 to $10.140 million for 2015/16 due to an increase in costs pursuant to the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Determination (No 2) 2015.

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

Scope of Appropriation

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

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial support for former New Zealand Governors-General and their spouses or partners.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $10,000 to $466,000 for 2015/16 due to an increase in costs pursuant to the Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2015.

Former Prime Ministers - Annuities PLA (M47)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to annuities for former Prime Ministers and their surviving spouses or partners, as authorised by section 43(6) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial support for former New Zealand Prime Ministers and their surviving spouses or partners.
 

Former Prime Ministers - Domestic Travel PLA (M47)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to costs of domestic travel by former Prime Ministers and their spouses or partners, as authorised by Section 44(4) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial support for domestic travel for former New Zealand Prime Ministers and their spouses or partners.

Members of the Executive - Travel (M47)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to domestic and international travel by Members of the Executive and approved accompanying parties in accordance with the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for Members of the Executive and approved accompanying parties to undertake travel to discharge Ministerial duties.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $120,000 to $11.910 million for 2015/16 due to an increase in funding for Ministerial travel costs.

Racing Safety Development Fund (M55)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to matching racing industry contributions towards enhancing racecourse safety and raising the quality of facilities at racecourses.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet Decision The Racing Safety Development Fund supports projects that enhance safety in the racing industry and is open to all racing clubs and racing code bodies. The Department administers the Fund and supports a working group that makes final decisions on applications for funding. Further information on the Fund's criteria can be obtained from the application form, which is available from the Department.

Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach Management (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 400 400

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide support for the development of a beach management plan for Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach, Northland.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Establish a baseline for a satisfaction measure for supporting the development of a beach management plan for Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach, Northland

New Baseline to be established Baseline to be established

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Local Government in a report appended to the Department of Internal Affairs' Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was re-established in 2015/16 due to an expense transfer from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to reflect the change in timing of payment to the Northland Regional Council associated with the development of the Te Oneroa a Tohe Beach (Ninety Mile Beach) Management Plan with Te Hiku iwi (increase of $400,000).

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board PLA (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to payment to Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to provide for continued public access to Lake Taupo, based upon a 2007 agreement between the Crown and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and in accordance with section 10(2) of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Maori Trusts Board Act 1955 Section 10 sets out the boundaries for Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board to receive payments as determined by the Crown and the Board.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Capital Investments - Lake Taupo (M49)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to upgrading of boating facilities at Lake Taupo.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $3.167 million to $732,000 for 2015/16 due to:

  • a capital transfer from 2015/16 to 2016/17 of $3.300 million to reflect the expected timing of the redevelopment of the Motuoapa Marina at Lake Taupo, as a result of the delays associated with the resource consent process (decrease of $3.300 million).

This decrease is partially offset by:

  • a capital transfer from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of $133,000 due to delays in the completion of the multi-year project for the upgrade and development of Crown-owned Lake Taupo boating facilities (increase $133,000).

Chatham Islands Wharf Redevelopment (M41)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Chatham Islands Wharf Redevelopment (M41)

This appropriation is limited to the reconstruction of wharves on the Chatham Islands.

Commences: 01 October 2015

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 53,257
Adjustments to 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 53,257
Actual to 2014/15 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 28,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 11,257

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the financial support for the construction and redevelopment of Waitangi Wharf in the Chatham Islands to ensure appropriate access is maintained for New Zealanders.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

A Memorandum of Understanding to assist with the rebuild of Waitangi Wharf agreed between the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Department of Internal Affairs

New Achieved Achieved

A contract for the redesign and construction of Waitangi Wharf signed between the Memorial Park Alliance and the Department of Internal Affairs.

New Achieved Achieved

Planning and design of new Chatham Islands Wharves completed

New Achieved Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs in a report appended to the Department of Internal Affairs' Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was created in 2015/16 to provide funding to meet the costs associated with the reconstruction of Waitangi Wharf in the Chatham Islands.

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Civic Information Services (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to contribute to the collection, management and provision of access to New Zealand's civic, government, identity and heritage information.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Managing and Accessing Identity Information
This category is limited to providing effective management of New Zealand's records of identity, authenticating official documents and coordinating the congratulatory message service.
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information
This category is limited to management of public archives in both physical and digital formats on behalf of the Crown, the provision of public access to archives held by Archives New Zealand, provision of services which assist access to library collections and other information, the collection and preservation of published and unpublished items for the National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library collections, provision of library and information services and products to schools in support of the National Curriculum, and administration of the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Scheme.
Publishing Civic Information
This category is limited to publishing information through the New Zealand Gazette.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

230,345 630 230,975

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Managing and Accessing Identity Information 138,167 2,278 140,445
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information 91,282 (1,948) 89,334
Publishing Civic Information 896 300 1,196

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

104,301 (3,021) 101,280
Managing and Accessing Identity Information 19,732 437 20,169
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information 84,569 (3,458) 81,111

Revenue from Others

102,696 23,970 126,666
Managing and Accessing Identity Information 95,012 22,420 117,432
Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information 6,840 1,430 8,270
Publishing Civic Information 844 120 964

Components of the Appropriation

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Departmental

     

Managing and Accessing Identity Information

138,167 2,278 140,445
Passports 93,494 - 93,494
RealMe 13,950 2,213 16,163
Births, Deaths and Marriages and Civil Unions 16,289 (885) 15,404
Citizenship 13,919 912 14,831
Authenticating official documents and congratulatory message service 515 38 553

Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information

91,282 (1,948) 89,334
National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library collection and preservation functions 68,400 (5,804) 62,596
Archives New Zealand access provision 18,139 1,287 19,426
Developing and maintaining databases and Te Puna products 687 3,092 3,779
Kotui - Shared integrated library management and resource discovery 900 1,037 1,937
Management of Public Archives 3,156 (1,560) 1,596

Publishing Civic Information

896 300 1,196
New Zealand Gazette 896 300 1,196

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

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information

     

This category is intended to achieve the collection, management and preservation of New Zealand's records for the public's access and use.

     
National Archives - Provision of Access to Public Archives
     

Copies of archives newly made available online

10,000-20,000 10,000-10,000 20,000-30,000
National Library - Library and Information Services to Schools
     

Requests for the supply of:

     
  • Number of visits to schools online services
200,000-240,000 (50,000-60,000) 150,000-180,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $630,000 to $230.975 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Managing and Accessing Identity Information category is due to:

  • uptake of RealMe Services (increase of $1.080 million)
  • demand for Citizenship products (increase of $761,000), and
  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $698,000).

This increase is partially offset by:

  • a contribution towards the Cross-agency System Package (decrease $261,000).

The decrease in the Managing and Accessing Knowledge Information category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $2.318 million)
  • a transfer of funding to the non-departmental other expense Chatham Islands Wharves to provide funding for the cost overruns associated with the reconstruction of Pitt Island Wharf in the Chatham Islands and for the redesign of the Pitt Island Wharf (decrease of $600,000)
  • a transfer of funding to the Support for Statutory and Other Bodies MCA to provide funding towards the Local Government: Fit for the Future Initiative (decrease of $500,000), and
  • a transfer of funding to Vote Statistics to reflect the Department of Internal Affairs' contribution to the Data Futures Partnership (decrease of $40,000).

This decrease is partially offset by:

  • demand for the Kotui shared library and resource discovery service (increase of $910,000) and Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration services (increase of $600,000).

The increase in the Publishing Civic Information category is due to:

  • expenditure associated with the provision of the New Zealand Gazette (increase of $300,000).

Memorandum Account

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

New Zealand Gazette

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 79 (124) (45)
Revenue 844 120 964
Expenses 896 300 1,196
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 27 (304) (277)

In 2015/16, the fees for online publishing were reviewed and new fees were implemented with effect from 1 February 2016 to ensure full cost recovery for the service.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Passport Products

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (8,672) 23 (8,649)
Revenue 71,600 20,579 92,179
Expenses 91,480 - 91,480
Transfers and Adjustments - 17,129 17,129
Closing Balance at 30 June (28,552) 37,731 9,179

New passport fees and a capital injection were approved in November 2015. The new passport fees and the capital injection will result in the memorandum account surplus increasing until adult volumes decrease in 2020/21 at which point the memorandum account will return to a deficit. A further review of fees will be undertaken in 2018 which will address the projected deficits.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Citizenship Products

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 10,194 198 10,392
Revenue 12,700 761 13,461
Expenses 12,437 761 13,198
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 10,457 198 10,655

The surplus is expected to contribute to the costs of replacing ageing technology. A Programme Business Case is being prepared to seek approval to commence work on modernising systems from 2016/17. Citizenship fees will be reviewed following completion of this programme of work.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Marriage and Civil Union Products

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (790) 130 (660)
Revenue 2,877 - 2,877
Expenses 3,200 - 3,200
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June (1,113) 130 (983)

A detailed analysis of the cost to produce Marriage and Civil Union products is being completed including contributing to the costs of replacing ageing technology. A Programme Business Case is being prepared to seek approval to commence work on modernising systems from 2016/17. This analysis will enable options to be developed to address the deficit position.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Issue of Birth, Death and Marriage Certifications and other Products

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (1,053) 656 (397)
Revenue 7,323 - 7,323
Expenses 8,967 - 8,967
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June (2,697) 656 (2,041)

A detailed analysis of the cost to produce certifications and other products is being completed including contributing to the costs of replacing ageing technology. A Programme Business Case is being prepared to seek approval to commence work on modernising systems from 2016/17. This analysis will enable options to be developed to address the deficit position.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Kotui Library Services

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 763 151 914
Revenue 1,027 830 1,857
Expenses 900 910 1,810
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 890 71 961

In 2015/16, the memorandum account surplus increased due to significant growth in the number of libraries joining Kotui Library Services. The subscription costs are periodically reviewed to ensure recovery of full costs.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration (EPIC)

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 49 (62) (13)
Revenue 2,411 600 3,011
Expenses 2,411 600 3,011
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 49 (62) (13)

Community Funding Schemes (M15)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support communities and voluntary sector organisations so they become stronger, more cohesive and resilient.

Scope of Appropriation

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Community Development Scheme
This category is limited to providing grants to community organisations for projects to achieve improved economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
Community Internship Programme
This category is limited to providing grants for community groups with identified needs to employ experienced people from the public, private and community sectors in short-term internships.
Community Organisation Grants Scheme
This category is limited to providing locally distributed grants to community organisations for programmes that provide social services.
Digital Literacy and Connection
This category is limited to providing funding for improving communities' access to and capability to use digital tools.
Disarmament Education Grants
This category is limited to providing grants to fund activities to support New Zealand non-government organisations in the disarmament education field.
Support for Volunteering
This category is limited to providing funding to Volunteering New Zealand, regional volunteer centres and various targeted projects within the community.
Youth Workers Training Scheme
This category is limited to providing grants for information training for both paid and voluntary youth workers.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

19,163 717 19,880

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Community Development Scheme 4,860 717 5,577
Community Internship Programme 231 - 231
Community Organisation Grants Scheme 12,500 - 12,500
Digital Literacy and Connection 720 - 720
Disarmament Education Grants 150 - 150
Support for Volunteering 502 - 502
Youth Workers Training Scheme 200 - 200

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $717,000 to $19.880 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Community Development Scheme category is due to:

  • an expense transfer from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to reflect the change in timing of the implementation of the Community-led Development pilot in communities and to provide flexibility to ensure outcomes can be achieved in the communities participating in the Community-led Development pilot programme (increase of $717,000).

Community Information and Advisory Services (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support communities, hapu and iwi to be empowered and resilient by providing information, training and advisory services.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and information services to ethnic communities; management of the contract for the telephone interpreting service (Language Line); and provision of information and training to ethnic communities and agencies using Language Line.
Community Archives Support
This category is limited to support for community, iwi and hapu organisations and other jurisdictions in preserving and managing their own records and archives and making them available.
Community Development and Engagement Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advisory support and information to support community groups with community development, including information related to accessing grants.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

10,543 99 10,642

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities 5,677 247 5,924
Community Archives Support 116 (5) 111
Community Development and Engagement Advice 4,750 (143) 4,607

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

9,156 99 9,255
Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities 4,321 247 4,568
Community Archives Support 85 (5) 80
Community Development and Engagement Advice 4,750 (143) 4,607

Revenue from Others

1,387 - 1,387
Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities 1,356 - 1,356
Community Archives Support 31 - 31

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $99,000 to $10.642 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Advisory and Information Services to Ethnic Communities category is due to a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $247,000).

The decrease in the Community Archives Support category is due to a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $5,000).

The decrease in the Community Development and Engagement Advice category is due to a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $143,000).

Information and Technology Services (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide advice to government and the state sector regarding ICT investment, and assurance in respect of data and information management.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals
This category is limited to supporting the functional leadership role of the Government Chief Information Officer by implementing an all-of-government ICT strategy, architecture, operating model, assurance framework, and the Result 10 service transformation programme; overseeing the government's ICT investment portfolio; and providing leadership across the State sector for the government's ICT supply chain.
Government Chief Privacy Officer
This Category is limited to developing and implementing an all of government approach to privacy including liaising with the regulator, developing and promulgating privacy standards for the public sector, supporting and working with agencies to build capability, and providing assurance on public sector performance in relation to privacy.
Government Information and Technology Services
This category is limited to providing all-of-government online services and Government ICT common capabilities.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

28,495 4,713 33,208

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals 12,682 5,766 18,448
Government Chief Privacy Officer 1,094 110 1,204
Government Information and Technology Services 14,719 (1,163) 13,556

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

21,227 5,560 26,787
Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals 12,682 5,601 18,283
Government Chief Privacy Officer 1,094 110 1,204
Government Information and Technology Services 7,451 (151) 7,300

Revenue from Others

4,624 288 4,912
Government Information and Technology Services 4,624 288 4,912

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $4.713 million to $33.208 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Cross-Government ICT Strategy and Planning, Service Delivery and Investment Proposals category is due to:

  • funding for the progression of four All-of-Government ICT initiatives, Telecommunications as a Service, Citizen Entry Point, the Leadership and Workforce Capability Programme and the API Marketplace Development and Rollout (increase of $3 million)
  • expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 for Result 10 ($2.261 million), ICT Functional Leadership ($1 million) and ICT Tagged Contingency Funded projects ($995,000)
  • funding for Common Delegations and Information sharing initiatives (increase $1.867 million), and
  • an increase of expenditure associated with Result 10 (increase of $165,000).

These increases are partially offset by:

  • expense transfers from 2015/16 to 2016/17 to reflect the expected timing of the delivery of a number of large Result 10 initiatives in 2016/17 (decrease $2.400 million) and to enable the successful completion of the Result 9: Common Delegations and Information Sharing initiatives in 2016/17 (decrease of $800,000), and
  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $322,000).

The increase in the Government Chief Privacy Officer category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $110,000).

The decrease in the Government Information and Technology Services category is due to:

  • a reduction in expenditure associated with the All-of-Government adoption of Cloud Computing (decrease of $2.300 million)
  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $651,000)
  • a realignment of the revenue and expenditure baseline associated with the provision of All-of-Government Common Capability Products (decrease of $552,000), and
  • a realignment of the revenue and expenditure baseline for the provision of services by the Government Chief Information Officer to government agencies (decrease of $500,000).

These decreases have been partially offset by:

  • an increase in expenditure associated with All-of-Government Common Capability Products due to the addition of two new products, Software Acquisition Strategy and Telecommunications as a Service, during 2015/16 and an increase in security related expenditure for existing products (increase of $1.600 million)
  • an increase in expenditure associated with demand for Infrastructure as a Service services by government agencies and investment in IaaS Cloud service offerings (increase of $700,000)
  • an expense transfer from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to enable the successful completion of the deliverables of the Software Acquisition Strategy programme in 2015/16 (increase of $500,000), and
  • the Govt.nz recoveries from government agencies for non-Crown funded services provided (increase of $40,000).

Memorandum Account

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Result 10

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 341 (176) 165
Revenue - - -
Expenses - 165 165
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 341 (341) -

Result 10 is now a crown-funded activity.

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Common Capability Products

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (11,219) 172 (11,047)
Revenue 3,834 1,038 4,872
Expenses 5,374 773 6,147
Transfers and Adjustments 5,000 (2,900) 2,100
Closing Balance at 30 June (7,759) (2,463) (10,222)

The Infrastructure as a Service and All-of-Government Adoption of Cloud Computing memorandum accounts were consolidated with this memorandum account with effect from 1 July 2015. Revenue increases were due to strong uptake of Infrastructure as a Service and the introduction of the Software Acquisition Strategy. Increases in expenditure were due to additional security certification and risk assessment costs. The memorandum account is on track to breakeven in 2020/21.

Ministerial Support Services (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide services to Ministers in order to support them to discharge their portfolio responsibilities other than policy decision-making.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Crown Entity Monitoring
This category is limited to providing support, information and advice to Ministers to enable them to discharge their responsibilities (other than policy decision-making) for the Crown entities for which they are responsible.
Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to the community and voluntary sector.
Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to ethnic communities.
Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to internal affairs.
Ministerial Support Services - Local Government
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to local government.
Ministerial Support Services - Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to Ministerial Services.
Ministerial Support Services - Racing
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities relating to racing.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

2,423 (47) 2,376

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Crown Entity Monitoring 971 (232) 739
Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector 184 29 213
Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Communities 86 22 108
Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs 411 54 465
Ministerial Support Services - Local Government 503 75 578
Ministerial Support Services - Ministerial Services 211 (2) 209
Ministerial Support Services - Racing 57 7 64

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

2,423 (47) 2,376
Crown Entity Monitoring 971 (232) 739
Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector 184 29 213
Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Communities 86 22 108
Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs 411 54 465
Ministerial Support Services - Local Government 503 75 578
Ministerial Support Services - Ministerial Services 211 (2) 209
Ministerial Support Services - Racing 57 7 64

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $47,000 to $2.376 million for 2015/16.

The decrease in the Crown Entity Monitoring category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $232,000).

The increase in the Ministerial Support Services - Community and Voluntary Sector category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $29,000).

The increase in the Ministerial Support Services - Ethnic Communities category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $22,000).

The increase in the Ministerial Support Services - Internal Affairs category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $54,000).

The increase in the Ministerial Support Services - Local Government category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $75,000).

The decrease in the Ministerial Support Services - Ministerial Services category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $2,000).

The increase in the Ministerial Support Services - Racing category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $7,000).

Policy Advice (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice to support Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the community and voluntary sector.
Policy Advice - Ethnic Communities
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to ethnic communities.
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to internal affairs.
Policy Advice - Local Government
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to local government.
Policy Advice - Racing
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to racing.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

11,679 619 12,298

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector 605 83 688
Policy Advice - Ethnic Communities 786 (409) 377
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs 4,318 552 4,870
Policy Advice - Local Government 5,771 371 6,142
Policy Advice - Racing 199 22 221

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

11,643 619 12,262
Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector 605 83 688
Policy Advice - Ethnic Communities 786 (409) 377
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs 4,282 552 4,834
Policy Advice - Local Government 5,771 371 6,142
Policy Advice - Racing 199 22 221

Revenue from Others

36 - 36
Policy Advice - Internal Affairs 36 - 36

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $619,000 to $12.298 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Policy Advice - Community and Voluntary Sector category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $83,000).

The decrease in the Policy Advice - Ethnic Communities category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $409,000).

The increase in the Policy Advice - Internal Affairs category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $552,000).

The increase in the Policy Advice - Local Government category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $371,000).

The increase in the Policy Advice - Racing category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $22,000).

Regulatory Services (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to carry out the effective delivery of regulatory functions and services that are assigned to the Department of Internal Affairs.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Charities Regulation
This category is limited to registration and monitoring of charities in order to contribute to promoting public trust and confidence in the charitable sector.
Regulatory Services
This category is limited to operational policy advice and services to administer all aspects of the regulatory regime under the Public Records Act 2005.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

40,209 1,849 42,058

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Charities Regulation 6,073 214 6,287
Regulatory Services 34,136 1,635 35,771

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

18,011 1,291 19,302
Charities Regulation 5,221 214 5,435
Regulatory Services 12,790 1,077 13,867

Revenue from Others

22,322 (34) 22,288
Charities Regulation 852 - 852
Regulatory Services 21,470 (34) 21,436

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Regulatory regimes are in place to deliver all legislated responsibilities.

New Achieved Achieved

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

  2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Regulatory Services

     

This category is intended to achieve effective regulatory activity

     
Censorship
     

Number of images uploaded, as a result of investigation, to the Interpol Child Sexual Exploitation Database (see Note 1)

4,000-9,000 (2,000-3,000) 2,000-6,000
Unsolicited Electronic Messages
     

Number of complaints received (see Note 1)

3,500-6,500 4,000-8,500 7,500-15,000

Note 1 - Measures of demand provide estimated levels (volumes) at which the Department's services will be required.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.849 million to $42.058 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Charities Regulation category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $214,000).

The increase in the Regulatory Services category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $1.077 million)
  • expenditure associated with gaming activities (increase $500,000), and
  • funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security for censorship activities (increase of $58,000).

Memorandum Account

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Gaming

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (12,439) 312 (12,127)
Revenue 20,652 (92) 20,560
Expenses 20,541 500 21,041
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June (12,328) (280) (12,608)

The deficit is due to the declining number of gaming machines and increasing regulatory costs, mainly relating to investigations. A fee review implemented in February 2016 is expected to assist in lowering the deficit in future years.

Services Supporting the Executive (M47)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the Government and the Executive to perform their role.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

38,221 4,125 42,346

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Coordination of Official Visits and Events 4,465 2,872 7,337
Support Services to Members of the Executive 25,842 1,053 26,895
VIP Transport Services 7,914 200 8,114

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

30,267 3,925 34,192
Coordination of Official Visits and Events 4,460 2,872 7,332
Support Services to Members of the Executive 25,807 1,053 26,860

Revenue from Others

7,954 200 8,154
Coordination of Official Visits and Events 5 - 5
Support Services to Members of the Executive 35 - 35
VIP Transport Services 7,914 200 8,114

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $4.125 million to $42.346 million for 2015/16.

The increase in the Coordination of Official Visits and Events category is due to:

  • funding for Ministerial Services fiscal pressures, including the visit of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the public memorial service to honour Jonah Lomu and the All Blacks Welcome Home Celebration in Auckland (increase of $2.925 million).

The increase is partially offset by:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $53,000).

The increase in the Support Services to Members of the Executive category is due to:

  • funding for Ministerial Services fiscal pressures, including improved arrangements for providing support to Ministers (increase of $1.270 million).

The increase is partially offset by:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $217,000).

The increase in the VIP Transport Services category is due to:

  • demand for services provided by VIP Transport (increase of $200,000).

Support for Statutory and Other Bodies (M41)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support statutory, advisory and other bodies to discharge their responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies
This category is limited to supporting commissions of inquiry and similar bodies.
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Archives
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to statutory and advisory bodies established under the Public Records Act 2005 in respect of their statutory functions.
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library
This category is limited to the provision of services and advice to statutory and advisory bodies established under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003 and the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Act 2008 in respect of their statutory functions.
Statutory Body Support - Gambling Commission
This category is limited to the provision of services and advice to the Gambling Commission to enable the Commission to discharge its responsibilities.
Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission
This category is limited to the provision of advisory and support services to the Local Government Commission in respect of its statutory functions.
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector
This category is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, and includes supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs
This category is limited to the provision of operational and secretariat support for grant funding bodies, including supporting member appointment processes. The focus of operational support is on processing grant applications and grant decisions on behalf of the grant funding bodies.
Taskforces and Similar Bodies
This category is limited to supporting taskforces and similar bodies.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Taskforce Members' Fees
This category is limited to fees for members of Government appointed Taskforces.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

14,816 1,901 16,717

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies 149 (149) -
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Archives 117 - 117
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library 105 3 108
Statutory Body Support - Gambling Commission 1,158 - 1,158
Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission 2,282 1,421 3,703
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector 238 5 243
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs 10,667 12 10,679
Taskforces and Similar Bodies 75 609 684

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Taskforce Members' Fees 25 - 25

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

3,498 2,000 5,498
Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies 150 (150) -
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Archives 117 - 117
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library 98 3 101
Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission 2,282 1,421 3,703
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector 238 5 243
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs 538 112 650
Taskforces and Similar Bodies 75 609 684

Revenue from Others

11,295 (101) 11,194
Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies 1 (1) -
Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library 7 - 7
Statutory Body Support - Gambling Commission 1,158 - 1,158
Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs 10,129 (100) 10,029

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.901 million to $16.717 million for 2015/16.

The decrease in the Commissions of Inquiry & Similar Bodies category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $147,000), and
  • elimination of residual surplus associated with the reallocation of shared services costs within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $2,000).

The increase in the Statutory and Advisory Body Support - National Library category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $3,000).

The increase in the Statutory Body Support - Local Government Commission category is due to:

  • funding for the Local Government: Fit for the Future Initiative (increase of $1 million), and
  • a transfer of funding from the Civic Information Services MCA for the Local Government: Fit for the Future Initiative (increase of $500,000).

These increases are partially offset by:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (decrease of $79,000).

The increase in the Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Community and Voluntary Sector category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $5,000).

The increase in the Support for Grant Funding Bodies - Internal Affairs category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $112,000).

The increase is partially offset by:

  • demand for services from the Lottery Grants Board (decrease of $100,000).

The increase in the Taskforces and Similar Bodies category is due to:

  • a transfer of funding between departmental appropriations based on the provision of services across the portfolios within Vote Internal Affairs (increase of $609,000).