Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety - Supplementary Estimates 2015/16

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Food Safety (M33), Minister for Primary Industries (M87)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Primary Industries

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister for Primary Industries

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 Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M87)

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.
74,336 (27,634) 46,702

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

74,336 (27,634) 46,702

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Climate Change Research (M87)

This appropriation is limited to obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change related to the primary land-based sectors.
2,384 - 2,384

Control of TB Vectors (M87)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's contribution to the implementation of the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy.
30,000 - 30,000

Support for Walking Access (M87)

This appropriation is limited to the operation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.
1,789 - 1,789

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

34,173 - 34,173

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme (M87)

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

     

Aquaculture Settlements (M87)

This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.
19,000 33,348 52,348

Provision for Fisheries Debt Write Downs (M87)

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

Response to the Kiwifruit disease Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Actinidiae (M87)

This appropriation is limited to supporting an industry-led programme for the kiwifruit disease pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae.
500 810 1,310

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M87)

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

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

23,708 34,158 57,866

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets and Operations MCA (M87)

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is to achieve the outcome of obtaining the best return on the Crown's interest in forestry assets whilst seeking opportunities for the Crown to divest its interest in those assets.
63,294 7,200 70,494
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets
This category is limited to administration and management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets.
1,390 (8) 1,382
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
     
Operational Management of the Crown Forest Estate
This category is limited to the purchase of forestry operations, management services, research and related forest asset expenditure including expenditure related to asset divestment.
61,904 7,208 69,112

Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management MCA (M87)

The 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.
178,961 2,427 181,388
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.
31,692 2,272 33,964
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.
91,300 (1,381) 89,919
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.
15,896 3,393 19,289
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance
This category is limited to domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.
40,073 (1,857) 38,216

Development and Implementation of Food Safety Policy Advice MCA (M33)

The 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 food safety.
6,484 1,943 8,427
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Development of Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to food safety.
4,115 266 4,381
Implementation of Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to food safety matters, and ministerial servicing.
2,369 1,677 4,046

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice MCA (M87)

The 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.
100,491 1,259 101,750
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to agriculture and forestry, animal welfare and climate change.
29,938 (3,500) 26,438
Biosecurity Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to biosecurity.
2,510 505 3,015
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.
4,599 (889) 3,710
Implementation of Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to agriculture and forestry, animal welfare and climate change matters, and ministerial servicing.
23,524 3,135 26,659
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to biosecurity matters, and ministerial servicing.
2,564 582 3,146
Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry
This category is limited to the implementation of the agriculture and forestry provisions of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 and the indigenous forestry provisions of the Forests Act 1949.
8,822 1,227 10,049
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.
28,534 199 28,733

Food Safety MCA (M33)

The 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.
96,673 766 97,439
Departmental Output Expenses
     
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.
67,439 3,440 70,879
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.
1,936 (879) 1,057
Response
This category is limited to the investigation of, preparedness for, and response to, food related events, incidents, emergencies, complaints and suspected breaches of legislation and taking appropriate sanctions and enforcement action.
5,064 (95) 4,969
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.
20,134 (1,700) 18,434
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
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

Grants and Programmes MCA (M87)

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is the administration of schemes, grants, programmes and assistance which are designed to achieve the outcome of innovation and sustainable resource management within the primary sector.
18,201 2,651 20,852
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Administration of Grants and Programmes
This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the land-based sectors.
7,164 (879) 6,285
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Adverse Climatic Events
This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.
526 2,030 2,556
Hill Country Erosion Fund
This category is limited to projects that protect erosion-prone hill country.
2,200 - 2,200
Sustainable Farming Fund
This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.
8,311 1,500 9,811

Sustainable Economic Development and Trade MCA (M87)

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is to efficiently manage New Zealand's primary production and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
64,455 (2,961) 61,494
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement
This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
8,978 (528) 8,450
Aquaculture
This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
4,952 (287) 4,665
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring
This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.
38,251 (370) 37,881
Fisheries Management
This category is limited to implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries.
12,250 (1,776) 10,474
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Fisheries Quota Shares and ACE Administration Costs
This category is limited to the administration of the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE).
24 - 24

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

528,559 13,285 541,844

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

662,426 19,809 682,235

Multi-Year Appropriations#

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   

East Coast Afforestation Grants (M87)

This appropriation is limited to grants under the Forestry (East Coast) Grants Regulations 2000.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 18,460
Adjustments to 2014/15 4,495
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 22,955
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 4,621
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 1,852
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 16,482
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2016
Original Appropriation 38,253
Adjustments to 2014/15 (8,749)
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 29,504
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 14,582
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,922
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Primary Growth Partnership (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 352,380
Adjustments to 2014/15 (76,324)
Adjustments for 2015/16 (14,971)
Adjusted Appropriation 261,085
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 129,591
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 54,631
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 76,863
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2016
Original Appropriation 32,500
Adjustments to 2014/15 725
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 33,225
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 18,892
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,333
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2018
Original Appropriation 40,000
Adjustments to 2014/15 71,850
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 111,850
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 7,250
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 3,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 101,600
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

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 662,426 19,809 682,235
Total MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses Forecasts 100,855 (15,117) 85,738
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts 99,850 (96,850) 3,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

863,131 (92,158) 770,973

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection (M87) 49,043 (16,588) 32,455

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 34,173 - - - 34,173
Benefits or Related Expenses 1,650 N/A - - 1,650
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 124,563 - 19,041 19,041 143,604
Capital Expenditure 174,186 (27,634) (96,850) (124,484) 49,702
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 515,398 2,547 7,208 9,755 525,153
Other Expenses 13,161 - 3,530 3,530 16,691
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

863,131 (25,087) (67,071) (92,158) 770,973

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 117,950 N/A 14,134 14,134 132,084
Capital Receipts 1,686 N/A - - 1,686

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

119,636 N/A 14,134 14,134 133,770

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M87)

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

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 66,336 (27,774) 38,562
Intangibles 8,000 140 8,140
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

74,336 (27,634) 46,702

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $27.634 million to $46.702 million for 2015/16 mainly due to changes in timing of the National Bio-containment Laboratory replacement programme.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry for Primary Industries
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 50,004 48,093 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2015.
Capital Injections 49,043 32,455 Development of Joint Border Management System with New Zealand Customs Service - $1.568 million. Strengthening the Biosecurity System - $2.000 million. Construct a new National Biocontainment Facility at Wallaceville - $28.887 million.
Capital Withdrawals (4,422) (4,422) Transfer of funding for development of the Joint Border Management System to New Zealand Customs Service.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - 3,406 Forecast memorandum account surplus.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

94,625 79,532  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Climate Change Research (M87)

Scope of Appropriation

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

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

Percentage of funded research projects completed within contracted timeframes

85% 80% 80%

Control of TB Vectors (M87)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's contribution to the implementation of the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Strategy.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

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

New measure 1.2 million 1.2 million

Number of hectares (cumulative) where eradication has been achieved reclassified as vector-free from vector risk

1.2 million Measure withdrawn Expired measure

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Aquaculture Settlements (M87)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 19,000 33,348 52,348

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from end-of-year performance reporting under s.15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act, as this information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments made in accordance to statutory requirement.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $33.348 million to $52.348 million for 2015/16. This increase is due to a carry forward of funding of $66.348 million from 2014/15, offset by an expense transfer of $33 million from 2015/16 to 2016/17 for the negotiated settlement of the Crown's aquaculture "pre-commencement space" obligations to iwi.

East Coast Afforestation Grants (M87)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

East Coast Afforestation Grants (M87)

This appropriation is limited to grants under the Forestry (East Coast) Grants Regulations 2000.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 18,460
Adjustments to 2014/15 4,495
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 22,955
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 4,621
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 1,852
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 16,482
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

Number of hectares approved for planting/treatment

New measure 1,000 1,000

Total area afforested since initial implementation of the scheme (ha)

44,000 41,000 41,000

Annual area treated (ha)

4,400 Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M87)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2016
Original Appropriation 38,253
Adjustments to 2014/15 (8,749)
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 29,504
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 14,582
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,922
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

Percentage of Alliance research projects funded with the New Zealand budget are completed within contracted timeframes

85% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Primary Growth Partnership (M87)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Primary Growth Partnership (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 352,380
Adjustments to 2014/15 (76,324)
Adjustments for 2015/16 (14,971)
Adjusted Appropriation 261,085
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 129,591
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 54,631
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 76,863
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

Percentage of quarterly reports reviewed and signed-off by the Programme Steering Group

85% 90% 90%

Percentage of annual business plans reviewed and accepted in accordance with specific PGP agreements

85% 90% 90%

Percentage of approved invoices processed within agreed timeframes

85% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This multi-year appropriation decreased by $14.971 million to $261.085 million in 2015/16 due to:

Fiscally neutral transfers of funding to 2016/17 within Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety of:

  • $5 million for the Food Act 2014 Implementation of which $2.500 million for capital injection and $2.500 million of operating for Food Safety Policy Advice Implementation appropriation,
  • $3.096 million towards the Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management appropriation to fund legal costs associated with a legal claim against the Ministry for Primary Industries
  • $2 million to the Grants and Programme Sustainable Farming Fund appropriation to fund high value programmes
  • $1.500 million towards the Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management appropriation in order to fund the Governments portion of Government Industry Agreements response readiness
  • $2.375 million to the Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management appropriation for the response to a Velvetleaf incursion, and
  • $1 million to the departmental output expenses Administration of Grants and Programmes to fund the administration of irrigation investment funds.

Response to the Kiwifruit disease Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Actinidiae (M87)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to supporting an industry-led programme for the kiwifruit disease pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae.

Expenses

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 500 810 1,310

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $810,000 to $1.310 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • an expense transfer of $860,000 from 2014/15 to 2015/16 due to the timing of the response to the Kiwifruit disease Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Antinidia (Psa-V), and
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $450,000 from the Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management appropriation in 2015/16 to fulfil the government $25 million commitment to the kiwifruit industry led programme for responding to the Psa-V outbreak.

The increase was offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $500,000 from 2015/16 to 2016/17 to support the Psa-V plan in 2016/17.

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M87)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2012

Expires: 30 June 2016
Original Appropriation 32,500
Adjustments to 2014/15 725
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 33,225
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 18,892
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 14,333
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

Total potential new irrigated area (ha) enabled by Irrigation Acceleration Fund supported projects that are commissioned, in construction or in development

New measure 220,000 ha 220,000 ha

Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) programme funding is allocated within +/- 10% of IAF funding scheduled for each year

+/- 10% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of IAF programmes funded completed within contracted timeframes

85% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of IAF proposals that get to prospectus stage that then proceed to construction

75% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M87)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M87)

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

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2018
Original Appropriation 40,000
Adjustments to 2014/15 71,850
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 111,850
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 7,250
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 3,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 101,600
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

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

The percentage of investments made according to Crown Irrigation Investments Limited mandate

100% 100% 100%

The number of forums held to assist in the accelerated development of targeted irrigation schemes

1 1 1

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets and Operations (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is to achieve the outcome of obtaining the best return on the Crown's interest in forestry assets whilst seeking opportunities for the Crown to divest its interest in those assets.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets
This category is limited to administration and management of the Crown's interest in forests and forestry-related assets.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Operational Management of the Crown Forest Estate
This category is limited to the purchase of forestry operations, management services, research and related forest asset expenditure including expenditure related to asset divestment.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

63,294 7,200 70,494

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets 1,390 (8) 1,382

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Operational Management of the Crown Forest Estate 61,904 7,208 69,112

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

1,296 (30) 1,266
Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets 1,296 (30) 1,266

Revenue from Others

94 22 116
Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets 94 22 116

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced by Crown Forestry. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Administration and Management of Crown Forestry Assets

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration and management of Crown Forestry assets to achieve its objective of leveraging the best return for the Government's portfolio of forestry assets.

     

Average stumpage (net profit) per cubic metre of logs sold ($)

43 Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Operational Management of the Crown Forest Estate

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration of the Crown's forestry operations.

     

Stumpage ($ net profit) per cubic metre of logs (within +/- 10%)

New measure $43 $43

Average stumpage (net profit) per cubic metre of logs sold ($)

43 Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Hectares of net stocked forest (ha)

2,276 1,543 1,543

Log volume supplied in cubic metres (m3) (within +/- 10%)

757,960 857,730 857,730

Management fee (per net stocked hectare) exclusive of harvesting and re-investment fees ($)

21 22 22

Fixed cost per net stocked hectare ($)

51 47 47

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $7.200 million to $70.494 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • $7.208 million to revise operating expense and revenue to align with forecast activities, and
  • an adjustment of $20,000 due to changes in revenue Crown and revenue other to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocations.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a transfer of $25,000 of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures, and
  • a baseline contribution of $3,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The 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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

178,961 2,427 181,388

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 31,692 2,272 33,964
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 91,300 (1,381) 89,919
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 15,896 3,393 19,289
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 40,073 (1,857) 38,216

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

119,139 1,542 120,681
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 31,624 1,565 33,189
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 38,806 (1,560) 37,246
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 10,201 3,189 13,390
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 38,508 (1,652) 36,856

Revenue from Others

59,822 885 60,707
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 68 707 775
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 52,494 179 52,673
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 5,695 204 5,899
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 1,565 (205) 1,360

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of the Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management MCA by quarterly monitoring of the outputs relating to the maintenance of New Zealand's biosecurity systems and programmes. The performance measures for the MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management

     

This category is intended to achieve effective management of the leadership and co-ordination of activities relating to all biosecurity and food responses, in order to mitigate the adverse impacts of risk organisms.

     

Percentage of key stakeholders are satisfied with major biosecurity responses

New measure 80% 80%

Percentage of responses that meet required outcomes

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective monitoring and clearance of passengers, vessels, mail and goods arriving in New Zealand to prevent exposure of our community and environment to a range of biosecurity risks,

     

Number of identified and mitigated biosecurity risks resulting from targeted evaluations of imported goods

10,000-12,000 (of 49,000-52,000 inspections) 10,000-12,000 10,000-12,000

Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective maintenance of New Zealand's biosecurity system that prevents the introduction and establishment of serious notifiable organisms through manageable pathways

     

Percentage of certificates issued which meet biosecurity technical requirements of importing countries as specified by overseas competent authorities

New measure 99% 99%

Percentage of certificates issued covering the export of live animals and plant products which meet importing country technical requirements as specified by the overseas competent authority

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance

     

This category is intended to achieve effective management of the information received from the public, industry and the scientific community about suspected exotic pests or diseases. It also includes the collection, sampling and testing of organisms suspected of carrying or being infected with a potential biosecurity risk

     

ISO 17025 accreditation maintained for all laboratory processing, testing, and reporting

New measure 100% 100%

With any suspected high risk or serious pest or disease notification, the investigation commences within 24 hours of notification

New measure 100% 100%

No export markets are closed due to the standard of MPI's active surveillance programmes

New measure 100% 100%

Specifically targeted pests or diseases are detected early enough to enable effective risk management interventions

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of key cost recovered customers satisfied with laboratory services

80% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of surveillance programmes reflect international best practice

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $2.427 million to $181.388 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.433 million from an increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties,
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.925 million for the response to a Velvetleaf incursion,
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $574,000 between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation, and
  • $380,000 increase is due to the realignment of operational funding for the National Bio-containment Laboratory to reflect delivery of the project.

In addition, an increase in appropriation due to expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $1.967 million due to the timing of the response relating to the Queensland Fruit Fly surveillance and eradication programme in Auckland,
  • $230,000 to reflect the change in the expenditure and timing profile of the National Bio-containment Laboratory project,
  • $201,000 due to slower than anticipated contract negotiations with third parties undertaking research projects and the delivery and completion of project milestones,
  • $111,000 for the Joint Border Management Systems programme, and
  • $100,000 for training in the management and containment of foot and mouth disease which was delayed as a result of the Nepal Earthquake.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a transfer of $2.359 million of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures,
  • a return of $1.430 million to the Crown following the successful completion of the eradication of Queensland fruit fly,
  • a reprioritisation of $450,000 Crown funding within the Vote to top-up the non-departmental expense Response to the Kiwifruit disease Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Antinidiae (Psa-V), and
  • a baseline contribution of $255,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Development and Implementation of Food Safety Policy Advice (M33)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The 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 food safety.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Development of Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to food safety.
Implementation of Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to food safety matters, and ministerial servicing.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

6,484 1,943 8,427

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Development of Policy Advice 4,115 266 4,381
Implementation of Policy Advice 2,369 1,677 4,046

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

6,474 1,939 8,413
Development of Policy Advice 4,109 262 4,371
Implementation of Policy Advice 2,365 1,677 4,042

Revenue from Others

10 4 14
Development of Policy Advice 6 4 10
Implementation of Policy Advice 4 - 4

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced through this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Development of Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of policy advice to ensure that food safety systems are managed to enable an increase in a real export earnings from the primary sector in a sustainable way.

     

Total cost per output hour ($)

138 158 158

Percentage of agreed policy work priorities met.

85% Measure withdrawn Measure expired

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.943 million to $8.427 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $2.066 million between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation, and
  • an expense transfer of $56,000 from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to support the implementation of Food Act 2014 that will reduce compliance costs and improve food safety,

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a transfer of $165,000 of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures, and
  • a baseline funding contribution of $14,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The 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 and Forestry Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to agriculture and forestry, animal welfare and climate change.
Biosecurity Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to biosecurity.
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.
Implementation of Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to agriculture and forestry, animal welfare and climate change matters, and ministerial servicing.
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to biosecurity matters, and ministerial servicing.
Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry
This category is limited to the implementation of the agriculture and forestry provisions of the Climate Change Response Act 2002 and the indigenous forestry provisions of the Forests Act 1949.
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.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

100,491 1,259 101,750

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 29,938 (3,500) 26,438
Biosecurity Policy Advice 2,510 505 3,015
Fisheries Policy Advice 4,599 (889) 3,710
Implementation of Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 23,524 3,135 26,659
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 2,564 582 3,146
Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry 8,822 1,227 10,049
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 28,534 199 28,733

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

99,594 1,088 100,682
Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 29,344 (3,526) 25,818
Biosecurity Policy Advice 2,506 499 3,005
Fisheries Policy Advice 4,592 (1,006) 3,586
Implementation of Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 23,468 3,128 26,596
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 2,558 580 3,138
Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry 8,787 1,219 10,006
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 28,339 194 28,533

Revenue from Others

897 171 1,068
Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 594 26 620
Biosecurity Policy Advice 4 6 10
Fisheries Policy Advice 7 117 124
Implementation of Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice 56 7 63
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 6 2 8
Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry 35 8 43
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 195 5 200

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced by this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Agriculture and Forestry Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and provision of policy advice relating to agriculture and forestry matters, including animal welfare and climate change

     

Total cost per output hour ($)

138 158 158

Percentage of agreed policy work priorities met.

85% Measure withdrawn Measure expired

Biosecurity Policy Advice

     

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

     

Total cost per output hour ($)

138 158 158

Percentage of agreed policy work priorities met.

85% Measure withdrawn Measure expired

Fisheries Policy Advice

     

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

     

Total cost per output hour ($)

138 158 158

Percentage of agreed policy work priorities met.

85% Measure withdrawn Measure expired

Implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and Indigenous Forestry

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of regulatory policies that incentivise land-based sustainable economic and environmental outcomes, especially afforestation

     

Percentage of draft sustainable forest management plans and sustainable forest managementpermit applications processed within 60 calendar days

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of draft sustainable forest management plans and sustainable forest managementpermit applications processed within 90 days

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of registered sawmills inspected that comply with Part 3A of the Forests Act 1949 and the Forestry (Indigenous Timber Milling) Regulations

80% 90% 90%

Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries

     

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

     

Percentage of fisheries research projects completed for which objectives are fully achieved

New measure 95% 95%

Percentage of fisheries research projects that meet the Research and Science Information Standard for New Zealand Fisheries

New measure 95% 95%

Percentage of research projects completed

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of research projects meet MPI research and science information standard

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.259 million to $101.750 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.756 million between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation, and
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $171,000 from an increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties.

In addition, an increase due to expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $1.403 million of fisheries research programmes due to adverse weather conditions,
  • $400,000 for international relations to cover the cost of activities under free trade agreements and for implementation of agricultural cooperation arrangements,
  • $375,000 to support the programme of improvements to the administration of the Forest Act 1949,
  • $350,000 for implementation costs required to assist in delivering greater national consistency in managing the effects of plantation forestry under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA),
  • $305,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to Operation Concord food protection response,
  • $300,000 relating to fisheries policy advice third party negotiations,
  • $269,000 reflecting delays in the procurement process for all-of-government ICT initiatives for an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and Telecommunication as a Service (TaaS), and
  • $150,000 to address Whey Protein Concentrate inquiry recommendations to provide improved capacity for engagement with China and other new markets.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $2.000 million from 2015/16 to 2016/17 due to milestones delays in fisheries research contracts caused by adverse marine weather conditions and researcher availability,
  • a transfer of $1.977 million of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures,
  • a baseline contribution of $213,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives, and
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $30,000 to Vote Transport as a contribution towards the Tauranga maritime incident (Rena) response.

Food Safety (M33)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The 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

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.
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.
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.
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.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

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

Total Appropriation

96,673 766 97,439

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Assurance 67,439 3,440 70,879
Information 1,936 (879) 1,057
Response 5,064 (95) 4,969
Standards 20,134 (1,700) 18,434

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

24,468 (96) 24,372
Assurance 10,273 1,419 11,692
Information 1,934 (879) 1,055
Response 5,060 (103) 4,957
Standards 7,201 (533) 6,668

Revenue from Others

70,105 862 70,967
Assurance 57,166 2,021 59,187
Information 2 - 2
Response 4 8 12
Standards 12,933 (1,167) 11,766

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

This Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced by this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Assurance

     

This category is intended to achieve effective administration and management of New Zealand's food assurance systems

     

Percentage of access to overseas markets maintained after overseas audits

New measure 100% 100%

Five or fewer export certificates per financial year are rejected due to a verification error

New measure 5 or fewer 5 or fewer

Stakeholder satisfaction with MPI's verification services is increasing

New measure 80% 80%

Access to overseas markets maintained after overseas audits

100% access maintained Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Less than 2% of verification certificates issued rejected due to documentation errors

Less than 2% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Overall stakeholder satisfaction with MPI's verification services is increasing

70% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Information

     

This category is intended to achieve effective provision of information programmes related to general food safety and the food regulations

     

Food safety information is provided in line with programmes

New measure Achieved Achieved

Food safety information is provided in line with agreed programmes

Achieved Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Response

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration and management of responses linked to food-related incidents, emergencies, complaints and suspected breaches of food legislation

     

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of food recalls completed and closed within 60 days

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of priority 1 complaints are recorded and responded to within 24 hours of notification to MPI

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of food recalls assigned within 5 days

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of food recalls completed within 60 days

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

By June 2020, MPI aims to reduce the rate of re-offending by 20% from where it was at June 2013

15% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements and meet prima facie test

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Standards

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration of food standards, including those related to food production - ensuring standards are in place to manage industry compliance

     

Percentage of certificates issued which meet food safety technical requirements of importing countries as specified by overseas competent authorities

New measure 99% 99%

Percentage of Codex standards that are acceptable to NewZealand

New measure 90% 90%

Percentage of certificates issued covering the export of animal products (including meat, seafood, dairy, honey and bee products and eggs) and wine which meet the importing country technical requirements as specified by the overseas competent authority

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of Codex Standards that are accepted by NewZealand

90% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $766,000 to $97.439 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.162 million from increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties.

Expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $600,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to Operation Concord food protection response,
  • $450,000 to address Whey Protein Concentrate inquiry recommendations to provide improved capacity for engagement with China and other new markets,
  • $120,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to Queensland Fruit Fly incursion response, and
  • $97,000 reflecting the delays in the procurement process for all-of-government ICT initiatives for an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and Telecommunication as a Service (TaaS).

The increase is partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $831,000 departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation,
  • a transfer of $480,000 of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures,
  • an expense transfer from 2015/16 to 2016/17 of $300,000 reflecting a delay in commencing the free trade agreement implementation and cooperation programme due to trading partner's availability, and
  • a baseline contribution of $52,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Grants and Programmes (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is the administration of schemes, grants, programmes and assistance which are designed to achieve the outcome of innovation and sustainable resource management within the primary sector.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Grants and Programmes
This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the land-based sectors.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Adverse Climatic Events
This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.
Hill Country Erosion Fund
This category is limited to projects that protect erosion-prone hill country.
Sustainable Farming Fund
This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

18,201 2,651 20,852

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,164 (879) 6,285

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Adverse Climatic Events 526 2,030 2,556
Hill Country Erosion Fund 2,200 - 2,200
Sustainable Farming Fund 8,311 1,500 9,811

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

7,147 (911) 6,236
Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,147 (911) 6,236

Revenue from Others

17 32 49
Administration of Grants and Programmes 17 32 49

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the quality and delivery of the programmes and funds supported by this MCA. The performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Administration of Grants and Programmes

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration of the Ministry's grants and programmes activities

     

Percentage of processed applications and funded programmes meet approved processing and delivery standards

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of applications processed within agreed standards and timeframes

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Hill Country Erosion Fund

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective management of projects and regional activities developed to protect erosion-prone hill country

     

This appropriation is exempt from end-of-year performance reporting under s.15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation is less than $5 million

Exempt Exempt Exempt

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $2.651 million to $20.852 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • an increase in appropriation of $1.680 million made by Cabinet in response to a severe weather event in June 2015 affecting Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki and Westland, and
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $32,000 from an increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties.

In addition, an increase in appropriation due to expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $1.500 million due to delays in grant milestone payments outside of MPI control and,
  • $6,000 reflecting the delays in the procurement process for all-of-government ICT initiatives for an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and Telecommunication as a Service (TaaS),

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $430,000 between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation,
  • a transfer of $122,000 of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures, and
  • a baseline contribution of $15,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Sustainable Economic Development and Trade (M87)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose for this appropriation is to efficiently manage New Zealand's primary production and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement
This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
Aquaculture
This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
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.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

64,455 (2,961) 61,494

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement 8,978 (528) 8,450
Aquaculture 4,952 (287) 4,665
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 38,251 (370) 37,881
Fisheries Management 12,250 (1,776) 10,474

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Fisheries Quota Shares and ACE Administration Costs 24 - 24

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

62,434 (3,817) 58,617
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement 8,965 (534) 8,431
Aquaculture 4,944 (295) 4,649
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 36,779 (833) 35,946
Fisheries Management 11,746 (2,155) 9,591

Revenue from Others

1,997 856 2,853
Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement 13 6 19
Aquaculture 8 8 16
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 1,472 463 1,935
Fisheries Management 504 379 883

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

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

Completion of quarterly reports

New measure Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the performance of this appropriation by quarterly monitoring of the outputs produced by this MCA. The individual performance measures for this MCA are listed below in the relevant categories.

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

     

Animal Welfare Education and Enforcement

     

This category is intended to achieve improvements in the education and enforcement of New Zealand's animal welfare laws and regulations

     

Percentage of priority 1 (Grade 1 - significant/acute) complaints are recorded and responded to within 24 hours

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of agreed animal welfare education initiatives progressed as per the 'Safeguarding our Animals, Safeguarding our Reputation' programme

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of complaints received are recorded and responded to within agreed timeframes

95% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

By June 2020, MPI aims to reduce the rate of re-offending by 20% from where it was at June 2013

15% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of the milestones met for the review and development of Codes of Welfare in accordance with the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) work programme agreed by the Minister

80% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements and meet prima facie test

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

     

This category is intended to achieve the adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws

     

Percentage of serious offenders do not reoffend within the next year

New measure 95% 95%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

New measure 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

New measure 100% 100%

By June 2020, MPI aims to reduce the rate of re-offending by 20% from where it was at June 2013

20% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements and meet prima facie test

100% Measure withdrawn Expired measure

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $2.961 million to $61.494 million in 2015/16 due to:

  • fiscally neutral adjustments of $3.429 million between departmental output expenses and revenue Crown to align baseline with operational budgets and reflect updated overhead allocation
  • a transfer of $1.151 million of efficiency savings realised in 2015/16 to 2016/17 to allow the Ministry to meet baseline cost pressures
  • a baseline contribution of $134,000 for the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives, and
  • an expense transfer of $100,000 from 2015/16 to 2016/17 in Aquaculture to allow sufficient planning between regional councils and stakeholders to occur.

The decrease is partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $856,000 from an increase in demand and funding for services to other public sector agencies and third parties.

Expense transfers from 2014/15 to 2015/16 of:

  • $750,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to the Queensland Fruit Fly incursion response
  • $150,000 to address Whey Protein Concentrate inquiry recommendations to provide improved capacity for engagement with China and other new markets
  • $62,000 reflecting the delays in the procurement process for all-of-government ICT initiatives for an Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and Telecommunication as a Service (TaaS), and
  • $35,000 reflecting an interruption in work programmes, caused by diverting resources to Operation Concord food protection response.