Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Science and Innovation - Supplementary Estimates 2013/14

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Science and Innovation (M84)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations#

Details of Appropriations#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2013/14
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Advice and Support on Shaping the Science and Innovation System MCOA (M84)

29,632 (2,029) 27,603
Policy Advice
This output class 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.
5,097 2,660 7,757
Science and Innovation Contract Management
This output class is limited to contract management, planning, monitoring and evaluating science and innovation outputs and impacts.
10,988 473 11,461
Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector
This output class is limited to ministerial services and leadership of the science and innovation sector.
13,547 (5,162) 8,385

Total Departmental Output Expenses

29,632 (2,029) 27,603

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Biological Industries Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to support productivity growth and sustainability of New Zealand's primary industries, and the development of premium food and industrial biological products and technologies responsive to global consumer preferences.
100,700 (6,007) 94,693

Building Innovation Potential (M84)

This appropriation is limited to activities which build innovation potential through providing and enhancing access to information, training, mentoring, foresighting, networking and leadership across the innovation system, and facilitating human capital mobility, for both businesses and Research Science and Technology providers.
6,178 (1,500) 4,678

Business Research and Development Contract Management (M84)

This appropriation is limited to selection of businesses or individuals for either the provision of Research Science and Technology output, or the award of grants, and to negotiate, manage and monitor appropriate contracts with these businesses or individuals.
6,256 1,311 7,567

Callaghan Innovation Strategic Investment (M84)

This appropriation is limited to Callaghan Innovation for the development and maintenance of science, engineering, technology, design and other strategic capabilities required to develop, deliver, improve and evaluate its services and activities to meet the immediate and future needs of business and industry, and to facilitate its interactions with Research Science and Technology providers.
18,523 12,340 30,863

Crown Research Institute Core Funding (M84)

This appropriation is limited to Crown Research Institutes to create and maintain capability that is required for their core purpose and strategy.
201,622 - 201,622

Energy and Minerals Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to improve mineral extraction, improve energy security and to obtain efficient and affordable energy use.
11,725 - 11,725

Engaging New Zealanders with Science and Technology (M84)

This appropriation is limited to engaging New Zealanders with science and technology through approaches determined by the Minister.
8,969 - 8,969

Environmental Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to underpin the management, protection and enhancement of natural ecosystems, land and freshwater resources, climate and atmosphere within New Zealand, including Antarctica.
33,171 - 33,171

Fellowships for Excellence (M84)

This appropriation is limited to encouraging the career development of the country's talented early and mid-career researchers.
8,570 150 8,720

Hazards and Infrastructure Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to support hazard management and improve the durability of NZ urban and rural settlements.
14,614 500 15,114

Health and Society Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to improve the health and social well-being of New Zealanders.
81,885 - 81,885

High Value Manufacturing and Services Research (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to develop new technologies, novel materials, and new products, processes and services for the manufacturing and technology sectors.
61,060 1,007 62,067

Marsden Fund (M84)

This appropriation is limited to excellent investigator-initiated research.
51,755 (2,500) 49,255

National Measurement Standards (M84)

This appropriation is limited to providing specified standards to satisfy the needs for traceable physical measurement in New Zealand.
5,764 - 5,764

National Science Challenges (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to find innovative solutions to fundamental issues New Zealand faces in its future development.
42,100 (42,100) -

Realising the Benefits of Innovation (M84)

This appropriation is limited to activities that build the level of, and returns from, science and technology-driven innovation through providing tailored brokerage and access to advice, technical services and facilities, and creating linkages, projects and collaborations between business and industry and Research Science and Technology providers.
17,500 (7,000) 10,500

Repayable Grants for Start-Ups (M84)

This appropriation is limited to start-up funding for early-stage businesses.
3,100 750 3,850

Research Contract Management (M84)

This appropriation is limited to selection of research, science and technology-related organisations and individuals for either the provision of research, science and technology outputs, or the award of grants; and negotiate, manage and monitor appropriate contracts with those organisations or individuals.
6,492 (400) 6,092

Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund (M84)

This appropriation is limited to the development of skilled people and organisations undertaking research that supports the four themes of Vision Mātauranga; indigenous innovation, environmental sustainability, health and social well being, and exploring indigenous knowledge.
6,567 (150) 6,417

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

686,551 (43,599) 642,952

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Advanced Network Capacity (M84)

This appropriation is limited to a grant to contribute to the operation of the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network ensuring advanced network capacity that will underpin New Zealand research.
4,000 - 4,000

Australian Synchrotron (M84)

This appropriation is limited to a grant being New Zealand Government's contribution to the operation of a synchrotron located in Victoria, Australia.
7,500 (6,517) 983

Convention Du Metre (M84)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of New Zealand's annual subscription to the Convention du Metre.
135 - 135

International Relationships (M84)

This appropriation is limited to grants for international research relationships.
8,951 (1,224) 7,727

National eScience Infrastructure (M84)

This appropriation is limited to a grant to contribute to the operation of the National eScience Infrastructure, including high-performance computational infrastructure and associated eScience services, that will support New Zealand research.
9,773 - 9,773

Royal Society of New Zealand (M84)

This appropriation is limited to an annual grant to the Royal Society of New Zealand to contribute towards the Society's aims and functions under the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1997 to promote and advance science and technology.
500 - 500

Science Collections and Infrastructure (M84)

This appropriation is limited to grants to contribute to the maintenance and retention of databases, collections and significant infrastructure dedicated to research purposes.
6,860 (1,100) 5,760

Square Kilometre Array (M84)

This appropriation is limited to supporting New Zealand's engagement on the Square Kilometre Array project in collaboration with Australia.
- 109 109

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

37,719 (8,732) 28,987

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Advanced Technology Institute (M84)

This appropriation is limited to capital expenditure to support the establishment and development of an advanced technology institute.
31,900 (31,900) -

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

31,900 (31,900) -

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

785,802 (86,260) 699,542

Multi-Year Appropriations

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

National Science Challenges (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to find innovative solutions to fundamental issues New Zealand faces in its future development.

Commences: 01 October 2013

Expires: 30 June 2018

Original Appropriation 252,722
Adjustments for 2012/13 -
Adjustments to 2013/14 -
Adjusted Appropriation 252,722
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 8,900
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 45,099
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 198,723

Research and Development Growth Grants (M84)

This appropriation is limited to co-funding for private businesses to invest in a multi-year programme of research and development.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017

Original Appropriation 393,000
Adjustments for 2012/13 -
Adjustments to 2013/14 -
Adjusted Appropriation 393,000
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 65,100
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 96,600
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 231,300

Targeted Business Research and Development Funding (M84)

This appropriation is limited to co-funding for private businesses to undertake research and development projects and for funding students to work in research and development active businesses.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017

Original Appropriation 173,000
Adjustments for 2012/13 -
Adjustments to 2013/14 (2,250)
Adjusted Appropriation 170,750
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 35,600
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 44,900
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 90,250

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2013/14
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 857,683 (2,029) (75,499) (77,528) 780,155
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 37,719 - (8,732) (8,732) 28,987
Capital Expenditure 31,900 - (31,900) (31,900) -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses
- - - - -
Other Expenses
- - - - -
Capital Expenditure
- N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

927,302 (2,029) (116,131) (118,160) 809,142

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 - - -

Mapping the Layout of the 2013/14 Supplementary Estimates to the Layout of the 2013/14 Estimates

Supplementary Estimates Structure 2013/14 Estimates Structure 2013/14
Part # Part Name Part # Part Name
2.1 Departmental Output Expenses 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses
2.2 Departmental Other Expenses 5.1 Departmental Other Expenses
2.3 Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure
3.1 Non-Departmental Output Expenses 2.2 Non-Departmental Output Expenses
3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses 3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
3.3 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses 4.2 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses
3.4 Non-Departmental Other Expenses 5.2 Non-Departmental Other Expenses
3.5 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 6.2 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
4 Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure N/A Did not exist in the Estimates

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Advice and Support on Shaping the Science and Innovation System MCOA (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

Policy Advice

This output class 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.

Public consultation and engagement on National Science Challenges

This output class is limited to costs of public engagement on National Science Challenges.

Science and Innovation Contract Management

This output class is limited to contract management, planning, monitoring and evaluating science and innovation outputs and impacts.

Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector

This output class is limited to ministerial services and leadership of the science and innovation sector.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

The output classes relate to the provision of policy advice and related outputs such as Ministerial servicing, monitoring of funded Crown entities, sector leadership and funding contract management within Vote Science and Innovation.

Expenses and Revenue

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

29,632 (2,029) 27,603
Policy Advice 5,097 2,660 7,757
Public consultation and engagement on National Science Challenges - - -
Science and Innovation Contract Management 10,988 473 11,461
Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector 13,547 (5,162) 8,385

Revenue from the Crown

29,082 (2,029) 27,053
Policy Advice 5,097 2,660 7,757
Public consultation and engagement on National Science Challenges - - -
Science and Innovation Contract Management 10,438 473 10,911
Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector 13,547 (5,162) 8,385

Revenue from Others

550 - 550
Policy Advice - - -
Public consultation and engagement on National Science Challenges - - -
Science and Innovation Contract Management 550 - 550
Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

MCOA - Policy Advice

This output class increased by $2.660 million to $7.757 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to:

  • $2.500 million in 2013/14 as a result of fiscally neutral adjustments across votes and appropriations administered by MBIE to reflect the introduction of one cost allocation methodology following the establishment of MBIE and implementation of the organisation's management structure, and
  • a net adjustment of $160,000 to reflect a return to the Crown of appropriation that was overspent by the MCOA in 2012/13 year. The over spend of $448,000 was reported through the Section 26B process and was agreed that this would be returned to the Crown in 2013/14. The allocation of return was split between the MCOA output classes, $392,000 returned from Strategic Leadership, $216,000 returned from Contract Management, and the positive balance to be re-instated in this output class for $160,000.
MCOA - Science and Innovation Contract Management

This output class increased by $473,000 to $11.461 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to:

  • $600,000 increase in 2013/14 as a result of a fiscally neutral adjustments across votes and appropriations administered by MBIE to reflect the introduction of one cost allocation methodology following the establishment of MBIE and implementation of the organisation's management structure
  • $265,000 for a fiscally neutral adjustment from non-departmental output expense: Research Contract Management appropriation to assist with the administration costs of the 2nd tranche of National Science Challenges (Cab Min (14) 1/5 refers), and
  • $135,000 transfer of funds from the same appropriation to assist with the implementation of National Science Challenges.

The increases were offset by:

  • $311,000 fiscally neutral adjustment to reflect the transfer funding for Deloitte audits of projects managed by Callaghan Innovation, and
  • $216,000 adjustment to appropriation as the result of a Section 26B authorised over expenditure in 2012/13, and an agreement that this would be returned in 2013/14.
MCOA - Strategic Leadership in the Science and Innovation Sector

This output class decreased by $5.162 million to $8.385 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to:

  • $4.770 million in 2013/14 as a result of fiscally neutral adjustments across votes and appropriations administered by MBIE to reflect the introduction of one cost allocation methodology following the establishment of MBIE and implementation of the organisation's management structure, and
  • an adjustment of $392,000 to appropriation as the result of a Section 26B authorised over expenditure in 2012/13, and an agreement that this would be returned in 2013/14.

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations#

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Biological Industries Research (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to support productivity growth and sustainability of New Zealand's primary industries, and the development of premium food and industrial biological products and technologies responsive to global consumer preferences.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 100,700 (6,007) 94,693

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $6.007 million to $94.693 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to:

  • $5 million transfer of funds to non-departmental output expense: Hazards and Infrastructure Research appropriation to support the 2nd tranche of the National Science Challenges relating to the Building Sector Partnership, and
  • $1.007 million fiscally neutral adjustment to non-departmental output expense: High Value Manufacturing and Services Research appropriation to support and align expenditure for Pre-Seed Accelerator contracts.

Building Innovation Potential (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to activities which build innovation potential through providing and enhancing access to information, training, mentoring, foresighting, networking and leadership across the innovation system, and facilitating human capital mobility, for both businesses and Research Science and Technology providers.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,178 (1,500) 4,678

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $1.500 million to $4.678 million for 2013/14. The decrease is a fiscally neutral adjustment to Callaghan Innovation Strategic Investment as a result of internal reviews of appropriations.

Business Research and Development Contract Management (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to selection of businesses or individuals for either the provision of Research Science and Technology output, or the award of grants, and to negotiate, manage and monitor appropriate contracts with these businesses or individuals.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,256 1,311 7,567

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.311 million to $7.567 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to:

  • $1 million fiscally neutral adjustment from Callaghan Innovation Strategic Investment as a result of internal reviews of appropriations, and
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $311,000 to reflect the transfer of funding for audits of business contracts managed by Callaghan Innovation.

Callaghan Innovation Strategic Investment (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to Callaghan Innovation for the development and maintenance of science, engineering, technology, design and other strategic capabilities required to develop, deliver, improve and evaluate its services and activities to meet the immediate and future needs of business and industry, and to facilitate its interactions with Research Science and Technology providers.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 18,523 12,340 30,863

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $12.340 million to $30.863 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to:

  • $7.500 million fiscally neutral adjustment to Callaghan Innovation from the Building Innovation Potential and the Realising the Benefits of Innovation appropriations as a result of internal reviews of appropriations
  • $4.390 million transfer from the Advanced Technology Institute appropriation to assist with the restructuring costs for research teams being transferred to Victoria University of Wellington to help Callaghan Innovation refocus its activities to near-market research and development, and
  • $450,000 fiscally neutral adjustment to reflect the transfer of the High Performance Working initiative from the Health and Safety group of MBIE to Callaghan Innovation.

Fellowships for Excellence (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to encouraging the career development of the country's talented early and mid-career researchers.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 8,570 150 8,720

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $150,000 to $8.720 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to a fiscally neutral adjustment from Non-Departmental Expense: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund appropriation to cover legacy post-doctoral fellowship commitments.

Hazards and Infrastructure Research (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to support hazard management and improve the durability of NZ urban and rural settlements.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 14,614 500 15,114

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $500,000 to $15.114 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to a transfer from the non-departmental output expense: Biological Industries Research appropriation to support the development of a Building Sector Partnership.

High Value Manufacturing and Services Research (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to develop new technologies, novel materials, and new products, processes and services for the manufacturing and technology sectors.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 61,060 1,007 62,067

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.007 million to $62.067 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to a fiscally neutral adjustment from non-departmental output expense: Biological Industries Research appropriation to align expenditure on the Pre-Seed Accelerator contracts.

Marsden Fund (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to excellent investigator-initiated research.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 51,755 (2,500) 49,255

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $2.500 million to $49.255 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to an expense transfer to outyears to reflect the review of the funding profile discussed and agreed by the Minister of Science and Innovation and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

National Science Challenges (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to find innovative solutions to fundamental issues New Zealand faces in its future development.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 42,100 (42,100) -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The full year's appropriation of $42.100 million was transferred to support the newly established non-departmental output expense: National Science Challenges multi-year appropriation.

National Science Challenges (M84)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

National Science Challenges (M84)

This appropriation is limited to research and research applications to find innovative solutions to fundamental issues New Zealand faces in its future development.

Commences: 01 October 2013

Expires: 30 June 2018
Original Appropriation 252,722
Adjustments to 2012/13 -
Adjustments for 2013/14 -
Adjusted Appropriation 252,722
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 8,900
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 45,099
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 198,723

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This multi-year appropriation was established during the 2013/14 year with funding transferred from non-departmental output expense: National Science Challenges (annual) appropriation.

Realising the Benefits of Innovation (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to activities that build the level of, and returns from, science and technology-driven innovation through providing tailored brokerage and access to advice, technical services and facilities, and creating linkages, projects and collaborations between business and industry and Research Science and Technology providers.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 17,500 (7,000) 10,500

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $7 million to $10.500 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to a transfer to Callaghan Innovation as a result of an internal review of appropriations.

Repayable Grants for Start-Ups (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to start-up funding for early-stage businesses.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 3,100 750 3,850

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $750,000 to $3.850 million for 2013/14. The increase relates to a transfer from the Targeted Business Research and Development Funding MYA to reflect the transfer of the Accelerator Programme.

Research and Development Growth Grants (M84)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Research and Development Growth Grants (M84)

This appropriation is limited to co-funding for private businesses to invest in a multi-year programme of research and development.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 393,000
Adjustments to 2012/13 -
Adjustments for 2013/14 -
Adjusted Appropriation 393,000
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 65,100
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 96,600
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 231,300

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is a result of a rephase of $25.800 million from 2013/14 to 2015/16 and 2016/17 to reflect forecast spend.

Research Contract Management (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to selection of research, science and technology-related organisations and individuals for either the provision of research, science and technology outputs, or the award of grants; and negotiate, manage and monitor appropriate contracts with those organisations or individuals.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,492 (400) 6,092

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $400,000 to $6.092 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to transfers to departmental output expense: Science and Innovation Contract Management MCOA to assist with the implementation and administration costs of the National Science Challenges.

Targeted Business Research and Development Funding (M84)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

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

Targeted Business Research and Development Funding (M84)

This appropriation is limited to co-funding for private businesses to undertake research and development projects and for funding students to work in research and development active businesses.

Commences: 01 July 2013

Expires: 30 June 2017
Original Appropriation 173,000
Adjustments to 2012/13 -
Adjustments for 2013/14 (2,250)
Adjusted Appropriation 170,750
Actual to 2012/13 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2013/14 35,600
Estimated Actual for 2014/15 44,900
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 90,250

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is a result of a rephase of $25.800 million from 2013/14 to 2015/16 and 2016/17 to reflect forecast spend, and a $2.250 million transfer of the Accelerator programme to Non-Departmental Output Expense: Repayable Grants for Start-Ups appropriation.

Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the development of skilled people and organisations undertaking research that supports the four themes of Vision Mātauranga; indigenous innovation, environmental sustainability, health and social well being, and exploring indigenous knowledge.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,567 (150) 6,417

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $150,000 to $6.417 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to a fiscally neutral adjustment to Non-Departmental Expense: Fellowships for Excellence appropriation to cover legacy post-doctoral fellowship commitments.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Australian Synchrotron (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to a grant being New Zealand Government's contribution to the operation of a synchrotron located in Victoria, Australia.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 7,500 (6,517) 983

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $6.517 million to $983,000 for 2013/14. The decrease relates to a transfer to 2014/15 to reflect the delay in the investment for upgrade and new development of the Australian Synchrotron due to the Australian elections and negotiations.

International Relationships (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to grants for international research relationships.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 8,951 (1,224) 7,727

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $1.224 million to $7.727 million for 2013/14. The decrease relates to a transfer of $1.824 million to 2014/15 and outyears to reflect the timing of three international programmes ERA-CAPs (Co-ordinating Action in Plant Sciences), China Strategic Research Alliance, and the NZ-Japan Science & Technology Agency International Cooperation. This decrease is offset by a $600,000 transfer from 2012/13 to reflect the timing for a funding call to be made by European Partner Funding agencies in January 2014.

Science Collections and Infrastructure (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to grants to contribute to the maintenance and retention of databases, collections and significant infrastructure dedicated to research purposes.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,860 (1,100) 5,760

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $1.100 million to $5.760 million for 2013/14. The decrease reflects a re-phase of funding to 2014/15 and outyears to align with Research Infrastructure and Marine Research priorities.

Square Kilometre Array (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to supporting New Zealand's engagement on the Square Kilometre Array project in collaboration with Australia.

Expenses

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 109 109

End of Year Performance Reporting

An exemption was granted under section 32A of the Public Finance Act as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was transferred from Vote Economic Development and Employment.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Advanced Technology Institute (M84)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to capital expenditure to support the establishment and development of an advanced technology institute.

Capital Expenditure

  2013/14
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 31,900 (31,900) -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $31.900 million to nil for 2013/14. The decrease relates to:

  • $27.510 million transfer to 2014/15 which is required until the needs of the Callaghan Innovation are known as part of its business planning process, and
  • $4.390 million fiscally neutral adjustment to non-departmental output expense: Callaghan Innovation Strategic Investment appropriation, to fund restructuring costs for research teams being transferred to Victoria University of Wellington to help Callaghan Innovation refocus its activities to near-market research and development.