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Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - Primary Sector - Estimates 2019/20

Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety

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

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Primary Industries

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES: Minister of Agriculture

Overview of the Vote

Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety contains appropriations of just under $849 million for the 2019/20 financial year.

The Minister of Agriculture is responsible for appropriations in the Vote totalling just under $284 million including:

Just under $106 million mainly for:

  • administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the sector, including the Primary Growth Partnership
  • education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand
  • obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change, and
  • providing recovery assistance and support to the sector following adverse natural events.

Just over $158 million which provides for policy advice, the implementation of it and ministerial servicing for the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister for Biosecurity, the Minister of Fisheries and the Minister for Food Safety and for facilitating international trade in, and market access for, primary products.

The Minister of Agriculture is also responsible for a capital injection of just under $16 million to the Ministry for Primary Industries to finance its capital expenditure of just over $20 million in 2019/20.

vThe Minister for Biosecurity is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2019/20 financial year covering a total of just over $365 million for Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management. These expenses relate to:

  • the assessment, containment and possible long term management of suspected biosecurity risk organisms within New Zealand
  • monitoring and clearance programmes that manage the biosecurity risk associated with international trade and travel
  • development and maintenance of standards and systems that manage biosecurity risk associated with imports and exports
  • expenses incurred as a result of compensation and ex-gratia payments arising from Biosecurity events
  • expenses incurred in the eradication and long term management of Mycoplasma bovis, and
  • compensation and ex-gratia payments arising from actions taken to manage Mycoplasma bovis.

The Minister for Food Safety is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2019/20 financial year covering a total of just over $116 million for Food Safety related expenditure. These expenses relates to:

  • providing assurance that New Zealand food products meet New Zealand legislative requirements, and where relevant, the market access requirements of importing countries
  • obtaining and sharing information that encourages participation in, and compliance with the food regulatory programme
  • investigations of, preparedness for, and responses in relation to food related events, incidents, emergencies, complaints and suspected breaches of legislation and taking appropriate action
  • the scientific inputs and development and implementation of food related standards, and standards related to inputs into food production, imports and exports, and
  • the co-ordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate the food-related safety aspects of international trade, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.

The Minister of Fisheries is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2019/20 financial year covering a total of just under $84 million. These expenses relate to:

  • informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries
  • administration of government approved scheme, grants and assistance to the fisheries sector, and
  • implementing aquaculture policy advice, and supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

Ministers expect to collect $44 million of Crown revenue and capital receipts in 2019/20. This is mainly comprised of $32 million in cost recoveries from the fishing industry.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry for Primary Industries, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
61,805 61,805 20,221

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

61,805 61,805 20,221

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Support for Walking Access (M2)

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

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,789 1,789 1,789

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Agriculture: Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme (M2)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of payments to veterinary professionals agreeing to work in understaffed, rural areas, in accordance with government approved criteria and guidelines.
1,650 1,650 1,650

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

1,650 1,650 1,650

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Fisheries: Aquaculture Settlements (M102)

This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.
4,750 4,750 18,000

Fisheries: Provision for Fisheries Debt Write Downs (M102)

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

Subscriptions to International Organisations (M2)

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

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

8,958 8,958 22,208

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability MCA (M2)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector through implementing and delivering programmes, and undertaking research.
31,527 31,527 32,231

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the agricultural sector.
7,781 7,781 7,951

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement

This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
6,728 6,728 10,358

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Climate Change Research

This appropriation is limited to obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change related to the primary land-based sectors.
2,304 2,304 2,260

Agriculture: Recovery Assistance

This Category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector to prevent or repair damage or minimise losses or provide professional advice following a response or adverse event such as a fire or biosecurity incursion.
2,450 2,450 -

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events

This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.
526 526 526

Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund

This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.
11,692 11,692 11,136

Agriculture: Adverse Earthquake Events

This category is limited to providing recovery support and assistance to the primary sector and rural support trusts in the aftermath of adverse earthquake events.
46 46 -

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

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve biosecurity risk management by providing operational support to prevent harmful organisms from crossing the borders and working to reduce the unwanted harm caused by organisms already established in New Zealand.
545,717 545,717 365,365

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.
50,254 50,254 40,516

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.
124,626 124,626 133,024

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.
22,693 22,693 25,151

Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance

This category is limited to domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.
57,385 57,385 57,174

Response to Mycoplasma bovis

This category is limited to the eradication and long-term management of Mycoplasma bovis.
124,806 124,806 68,500

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's contribution to implementing the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan.
24,000 24,000 24,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis

This category is limited to the payment of compensation and ex-gratia payments relating to actions taken to manage Mycoplasma bovis under the Biosecurity Act 1993.
130,891 130,891 17,000

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

This appropriation is limited to the expenses incurred as a result of compensation and ex-gratia payments arising from Biosecurity events.
11,062 11,062 -

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

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide both policy and operational advice and support to Ministers in discharging their policy and operational decision-making responsibilities with regards to primary industries.
147,542 147,542 158,108

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to agriculture, and climate change matters, and ministerial servicing.
19,252 19,252 26,376

Agriculture: Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to agriculture, and climate change.
27,314 27,314 28,268

Animal Welfare Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to animal welfare.
1,475 1,475 1,494

Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to, animal welfare, and ministerial servicing.
4,034 4,034 3,785

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.
4,645 4,645 5,607

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.
12,240 12,240 13,716

Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributing to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to food safety.
5,534 5,534 6,469

Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to food safety matters, and ministerial servicing.
2,638 2,638 3,047

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.
22,298 22,298 20,011

Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries

This category is limited to operational advice to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to operational advice on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand's fisheries.
32,494 32,494 32,129

Trade and Market Access Primary Industries

This category is limited to the implementation of government interventions, including the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate international trade in primary products with the exception of food-related safety aspects, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.
15,618 15,618 17,206

Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably MCA (M102)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.
60,332 60,332 64,619

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.
42,705 42,705 45,322

Fisheries Management

This category is limited to implementing ministerial decisions on sustainability and management controls for New Zealand fisheries.
13,085 13,085 14,727

Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes

This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the fisheries sector.
47 47 291

Fisheries: Aquaculture

This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
4,471 4,471 4,255

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs

This category is limited to the administration of the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE).
24 24 24

Food Safety: Protecting Consumers MCA (M33)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect consumers from food borne disease and maintain and enhance New Zealand's reputation as a trusted supplier of safe and suitable food.
108,782 108,782 116,084

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Food Safety: Assurance

This category is limited to justifying and delivering assurances to consumers, the public, overseas authorities and other stakeholders that food, food-related products and inputs into the production of food (whether undertaken or produced in New Zealand or imported) are managed, audited, approved, registered and/or monitored in accordance with New Zealand legislation and, for exports, relevant importing countries' market access requirements.
71,019 71,019 74,567

Food Safety: Information

This category is limited to engagement of, and information for, stakeholders about food safety and suitability, to encourage participation in, and compliance with, the food regulatory programme, and to enable consumers to make appropriate food choices.
4,861 4,861 4,283

Food Safety: Response

This category is limited to the investigation of, preparedness for, and response to, food related events, incidents, emergencies, complaints and suspected breaches of legislation and taking appropriate sanctions and enforcement action.
5,669 5,669 5,290

Food Safety: Standards

This category is limited to the scientific inputs and development and implementation of food related standards (including as appropriate international and joint Australia/New Zealand standards) and standards related to inputs into food production, imports, exports, new and emerging issues and the domestic market.
17,920 17,920 21,324

Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety

This category is limited to the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate the food-related safety aspects of international trade in primary products, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.
6,513 6,513 7,370

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Food Safety Science and Research

This category is limited to the promotion, coordination and delivery of food safety science and research.
700 700 1,150

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Food Safety: Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty

This category is limited to the development of joint food standards, codes of practice, and guidance material for Australia and New Zealand by Food Standards Australia New Zealand in accordance with the Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty.
2,100 2,100 2,100

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

893,900 893,900 736,407

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

968,102 968,102 782,275

Multi-Year Appropriations

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   

Afforestation Grant Scheme (M2)

This appropriation is limited to grants to private landowners for afforestation purposes.

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 19,500
Adjustments to 2017/18 (10,363)
Adjustments for 2018/19 (3,249)
Adjusted Appropriation 5,888
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 5,888
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 -
Estimate for 2019/20 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Forestry and Other Economic Development, and Erosion Control (M2)

This appropriation is limited to forestry and other economic development and erosion control in the Tairawhiti region.

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 18,460
Adjustments to 2017/18 (16,940)
Adjustments for 2018/19 (1,150)
Adjusted Appropriation 370
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 370
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 -
Estimate for 2019/20 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2020
Original Appropriation 26,960
Adjustments to 2017/18 7,148
Adjustments for 2018/19 8,460
Adjusted Appropriation 42,568
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 12,279
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 11,348
Estimate for 2019/20 18,941
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Primary Growth Partnership (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 244,312
Adjustments to 2017/18 (80,892)
Adjustments for 2018/19 -
Adjusted Appropriation 163,420
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 38,299
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 36,450
Estimate for 2019/20 33,250
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 55,421

Water Storage and Irrigation Investment Proposals (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 25,000
Adjustments to 2017/18 (3,863)
Adjustments for 2018/19 -
Adjusted Appropriation 21,137
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 16,389
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 4,748
Estimate for 2019/20 -
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 63,000
Adjustments to 2017/18 (10,200)
Adjustments for 2018/19 27,600
Adjusted Appropriation 80,400
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 53,696
Estimate for 2019/20 14,313
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,391

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

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations 968,102 968,102 782,275
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses 52,546 52,546 52,191
Total Forecast MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure 53,696 53,696 14,313

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

1,074,344 1,074,344 848,779

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection (M2) 16,601 16,601 15,856

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Growing Compliance and Enforcement Capacity for Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Fisheries

Capital Injection

         
  Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection - 1,285 - - -
  Agriculture Programmes Supporting Sustainability (MCA)          
  Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement
Departmental Output Expense
- 3,171 5,859 6,240 5,490
  Fisheries Managing the Resource Sustainably (MCA)          
  Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,024 1,649 2,110 1,866
  Food Safety: Protecting Consumers (MCA)          
  Food Safety: Response
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,842 3,268 3,418 3,487
Bonamia Response - Compensation and Operating Costs Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (MCA)          
  Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance
Departmental Output Expenses
750 - - - -
  Biosecurity: Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
6,200 - - - -
Securing and Strengthening the Resilience of the Biosecurity System Capital Injections          
  Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection - 8,802 1,615 - -
  Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (MCA)          
  Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management - 1,739 1,379 342 342
  Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance Departmental Output Expenses - 1,469 2,349 2,349 2,349
Leading Internationally Through the Global Research Alliance to Reduce Agricultural Emissions Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (MYA)
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
- 8,500 - - -
Reprioritisation of Funding - Aquaculture Development Spending Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably (MCA)          
  Fisheries: Aquaculture Departmental Output Expenses - (75) (75) (75) (75)
Reprioritisation of Funding - International Organisations and Forums Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably (MCA)          
  Fisheries Management
Departmental Output Expenses
- (144) (144) (144) (144)
Enabling Productive and Sustainable Land Use Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice (MCA)          
  Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing - 10,319 26,322 30,682 29,627
  Agriculture: Policy Advice - 3,245 4,537 4,543 4,541
  Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice - 1,156 1,291 1,293 337
  Trade and Market Access Primary Industries
Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,131 1,071 1,073 1,073
Wilding Conifer Control - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes

Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (MCA)

         
  Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management
Departmental Output expense
- 10,500 10,500 - -
Transforming NZ Forestry: Growing A Vibrant And Inclusive Low-Emissions Economy

Capital Injections

         
  Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection - 2,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Implementation of Improved Monitoring of Fishing Catch

Capital Injections

         
  Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Injection - 3,269 330 - -
 

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice (MCA)

         
  Fisheries Policy Advice Departmental Output Expense - 426 426 - -
 

Fisheries Managing the Resources Sustainably (MCA)

         
  Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring - 2,492 2,270 2,194 2,157
  Fisheries Management Departmental Output Expense - 1,768 1,768 - -
Total Initiatives   6,950 64,419 65,915 55,525 52,550

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 25,430 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789 - 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789 1,789
Benefits or Related Expenses 1,304 1,460 1,429 1,409 1,650 1,650 N/A 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,650
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 73,263 113,139 76,438 134,256 61,504 61,504 - 74,399 74,399 31,988 31,849 74,208
Capital Expenditure 24,121 26,055 46,062 97,089 115,501 115,501 20,221 14,313 34,534 24,586 12,570 12,570
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 214,215 429,607 465,161 591,741 737,559 737,559 678,211 27,410 705,621 607,042 596,916 593,168
Other Expenses - 13,157 15,882 11,909 156,341 156,341 - 30,786 30,786 12,188 12,627 13,400
Capital Expenditure - - - 443 - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

338,333 585,207 606,761 838,636 1,074,344 1,074,344 698,432 150,347 848,779 679,243 657,401 696,785

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 37,219 35,776 46,750 36,759 43,320 43,320 N/A 43,988 43,988 44,276 44,414 44,341
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

37,219 35,776 46,750 36,759 43,320 43,320 N/A 43,988 43,988 44,276 44,414 44,341

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output Expenses

The increase over time in output expenses in part reflects the level of third party-funded activity operated on a full cost recovery basis. Memorandum accounts are used to keep track of the accumulated surpluses and deficits to enable the Ministry to take a long-run perspective to fee setting and cost recovery. Departmental output expenditure increased throughout 2017/18 and 2018/19 due to significant biosecurity responses, including Mycoplasma bovis. From 2020/21 onwards the baseline is expected to return to a more stable level as expenditure on biosecurity responses decrease.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Non-Departmental output expenses are expected to remain relatively constant in out years.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Non-departmental other expenses decrease significantly in 2019/20 and outyears due to the decrease in the compensation and ex-gratia payments appropriated during 2017/18 and 2018/19, specifically costs associated with Mycoplasma bovis. In other respects, non-departmental other expenses have remained relatively stable across previous years and is expected to continue into out years.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Departmental Capital expenditure decreases for 2019/20 are mainly due to decreases in expenditure for the National Biocontainment Laboratory and the Wellington Accomodation Project.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited has reduced expenditure as a result of the Cabinet decisions on irrigation investment proposals.

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts
  2018/19 2019/20  
Crown revenue or Capital Receipt item Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Description of Crown Revenue or Capital Receipt item
Crown Revenue        
Biosecurity Act Fines 3,600 3,600 3,700 Infringement fines imposed on persons entering New Zealand at ports of entry with undeclared goods, under the Biosecurity Act 1993.
Conservation Levy 1,600 1,600 1,600 Revenue from the costs of Government approved conservation services that are able to be recovered from the commercial fishing sector.
Cost Recovery from Fishing Industry 31,785 31,785 32,353 Revenue from the costs of Government approved fisheries services that are able to be recovered from the commercial fishing sector.
Dairy Industry Levy 500 500 500 Levy to fund the Commerce Commission's dispute resolution and regulatory enforcement functions under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001.
Deemed Value for Over-fishing 5,000 5,000 5,000 Revenue forecast to be paid by quota holders who have overfished.
Fisheries Act Infringement Notices 150 150 150 Revenue relating to the issue of infringement Notices under the Fisheries Act 1996.
Other Forfeitures for Fisheries Offences 150 150 150 Revenue from forfeit property, whether by sale or through redemption fees.
Other Revenue 50 50 50 Miscellaneous Revenues.
Sale of Quota Shares & Annual Catch Entitlement 100 100 100 Revenue from the sale of Crown owned quota and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE)
Animal Welfare Act Infringement Notices 385 385 385 Revenue relating to the issue of infringement Notices under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
Total Crown Revenue 43,320 43,320 43,988  

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Ministry for Primary Industries - Capital Expenditure PLA (M2)
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 54,667 54,667 9,991
Intangibles 7,138 7,138 10,230
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

61,805 61,805 20,221
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the implementation of the Ministry's capital expenditure programme, including the National Biocontainment Laboratory project, and relocation of Wellington services to a new location.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance will be assessed through the monitoring of expenditure, to ensure it is in accordance with the Ministry for Primary Industries' capital expenditure programme. The programme is focused on delivering business-critical functions through planned renewals to maintain levels of service and upgrade or redesign of assets in response to changes in service delivery needs. The focus in 2019/20 is on initiatives already underway including: the National Biocontainment Laboratory project and implementing ICT architecture and applications systems that meet future needs.

End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to:

  • $27.593 million lower budgeted expenditure to complete the National Biocontainment Laboratory Project, which is scheduled for completion in 2019
  • $14.853 million lower budgeted expenditure for accommodation and property projects.
Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry for Primary Industries
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2019/20
Opening Balance 183,143 181,113  
Capital Injections 16,601 15,856 The injections relate to: Securing and Strengthening the Resilience of the Biosecurity System ($8.802 million), Growing Compliance and Enforcement Capacity for Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Fisheries ($1.285 million),Transforming New Zealand Forestry: Growing a vibrant and inclusive low-emission economy ($2.500 million), and Implementation of Improved Monitoring of Fishing Catch ($3.269 million).
Capital Withdrawals (9,296) -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (9,335) (1,835) Forecast memorandum account deficit
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

181,113 195,134  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Support for Walking Access (M2)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the operation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,789 1,789 1,789
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective management and operation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits or Related Expenses

Agriculture: Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme (M2)
Scope of Appropriation
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.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,650 1,650 1,650
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of veterinary services to understaffed, rural areas.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from end-of-year performance reporting under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act as this information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments under the Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Fisheries: Aquaculture Settlements (M102)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the recognition of settlements negotiated under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,750 4,750 18,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of activities related to the Crown's settlement of aquaculture obligations under the Maori Aquaculture Commercial Claims Settlement Act 2004.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from end-of-year performance reporting under s15D(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

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is due to the carry forward of funding from 2018/19 to 2019/20. This funding is required for the settlement of the Crown's aquaculture 'pre-commencement space' obligations to Iwi. Aquaculture Settlements are based on negotiated agreements and are prospective and on-going in nature.

Fisheries: Provision for Fisheries Debt Write Downs (M102)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to commercial fishing sector quota holder debt write-offs.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,000 1,000 1,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of debt-write offs for fishing sector quota holders.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

This appropriation is exempt from end-of-year performance reporting under s15D(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.

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2016

Expires: 30 June 2020
Original Appropriation 26,960
Adjustments to 2017/18 7,148
Adjustments for 2018/19 8,460
Adjusted Appropriation 42,568
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 12,279
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 11,348
Estimate for 2019/20 18,941
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective management of funds and activities relating to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of Alliance projects funded with the New Zealand budget are completed to contracted quality standards

95% 95% 95%
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Service Providers
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-government Organisations

       
AgResearch Ltd 3,376 3,150 3,148 Dates vary depending on research contract
New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre 825 600 3,700 Contract being extended to 30 June 2020
Regional Fund For Agricultural Technology in Latin America and Caribbean (FONTAGRO) - - 1,000 Dates vary depending on research contract
Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research - Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security programme (CGIAR-CCAFS) - - 2,000 Dates vary depending on research contract
Aarhus University - - 1,000 Dates vary depending on research contract
Ruforum - - 500 Dates vary depending on research contract
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) - - 500 Dates vary depending on research contract
Landcare Research NZ Ltd 1,279 1,279 1,088 Dates vary depending on research contract
Lincoln University 919 919 986 Dates vary depending on research contract
New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited 713 713 713 Dates vary depending on research contract
Massey University 352 352 371 Dates vary depending on research contract
Research Trust of Victoria University Wellington 320 320 320 Dates vary depending on research contract
University of Otago 150 150 164 Dates vary depending on research contract
University of Waikato 150 150 160 Dates vary depending on research contract
Other Providers 3,264 3,715 3,291  

Total

11,348

11,348

18,941

 
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Leading Internationally Through the Global Research Alliance to Reduce Agricultural Emissions 2019/20 - 8,500 - - -

Previous Government

           
Increased Research funding for the Global Research Alliance 2016/17 5,000 4,000 - - -
Global Research Alliance: Announcement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2016/17 7,000 2,790 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is due to the Leading Internationally Through the Global Research Alliance to Reduce Agricultural Emissions Initiative.

Primary Growth Partnership (M2)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Primary Growth Partnership (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 244,312
Adjustments to 2017/18 (80,892)
Adjustments for 2018/19 -
Adjusted Appropriation 163,420
Actual to 2017/18 Year End 38,299
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 36,450
Estimate for 2019/20 33,250
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 55,421
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective management of investment projects developed with relevant industry groups, including research related to greenhouse gases.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of annual business plans approved in accordance with specific PGP agreements

90% 90% 90%

The annual meeting is held in accordance with the Investment Advisory Panel terms of reference

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Percentage of quarterly reports reviewed and signed-off by the Chair of the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre Steering Group

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Service Providers
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

The following approved programmes are recipients of grant funding from the Primary Growth Partnership

       
Steepland Harvesting 40 40 - 30/06/2018
Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) 7,086 7,086 2,827 31/10/2020
Precision Seafood Harvesting 1,347 1,347 - 31/03/2019
FoodPlus - Redefinig Meat Horizons 1,714 1,714 3,005 31/10/2019
Seed and Nutritional Technology Development 954 954 324 31/12/2019
Omega Lamb 2,208 2,208 1,690 30/06/2022
Marble grass-fed beef 2,512 2,512 155 31/12/2019
Shellfish-the Next Generation/SPATnz 1,141 1,141 437 31/10/2019
W3-Wool Unleashed 2,149 2,149 2,790 30/06/2022
Lifestyle Wines/Lighter Wines 1,180 1,180 400 31/03/2021
NZ Avocadoes Go Global 1,100 1,100 1,216 31/05/2021
Clearview Innovations 460 460 - 31/10/2018
Pioneering to Precision 618 618 391 30/06/2020
Passion2Profit 969 969 1,101 30/06/2022
Sheep - Horizon 3 2,830 2,830 1,774 30/06/2022
Caprine Innovations NZ programme (CAPRINZ) 1,425 1,425 2,110 30/10/2025
Brewing Success 274 274 222 31/10/2025
Mid-Rise Construction 274 274 787 30/11/2021
New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Research Centre 4,850 4,850 4,850  
Other Providers 3,319 3,319 9,171 In Contracting Phase

Total

36,450

36,450

33,250

 
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation to Support Government Priorities 2018/19 (22,355) (23,535) (15,550) (18,972) -
Alternative structural arrangements for the Ministry for Primary Industries 2017/18 (2,300) (2,300) (2,300) (2,300) -

Previous Government

           
Primary Growth Partnership 2017/18 49,880 49,010 95,122 - -
Subscriptions to International Organisations (M2)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to New Zealand's membership of primary industry-related international organisations.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,208 3,208 3,208
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the effective management of New Zealand's memberships to primary industry-related international organisations.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M2)
Scope of Appropriation and Expenses
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (M2)

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

Commences: 01 July 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 63,000
Adjustments to 2017/18 (10,200)
Adjustments for 2018/19 27,600
Adjusted Appropriation 80,400
Actual to 2017/18 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 53,696
Estimate for 2019/20 14,313
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,391
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the establishment and delivery of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited activities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

This appropriation is intended to achieve the establishment and delivery of Crown Irrigation Investments Limited activities.

     

The percentage of investments made according to Crown Irrigation Investment Limited's mandate

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (a Crown Entity), in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation of Crown Irrigation Funding to Support Government Priorities 2019/20 - (20,435) (9,765) - -

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability (M2)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector through implementing and delivering programmes, and undertaking research.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes
This category is limited to the administration of government approved schemes, grants and assistance to the agricultural sector.

 

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement
This category is limited to education and enforcement intended to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Agriculture: Climate Change Research
This appropriation is limited to obtaining science, research, technology, capacity and capability in climate change related to the primary land-based sectors.

 

Agriculture: Recovery Assistance
This Category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector to prevent or repair damage or minimise losses or provide professional advice following a response or adverse event such as a fire or biosecurity incursion.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events
This category is limited to providing recovery assistance to the primary sector in the aftermath of adverse climatic events and assistance to rural support trusts.

 

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

 

Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund
This category is limited to community driven programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental performance in farming.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

31,527 31,527 32,231

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,781 7,781 7,951
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 6,728 6,728 10,358

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Climate Change Research 2,304 2,304 2,260
Agriculture: Recovery Assistance 2,450 2,450 -

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events 526 526 526
Agriculture: Adverse Earthquake Events 46 46 -
Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund 11,692 11,692 11,136

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

14,345 14,345 18,186
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 7,624 7,624 7,834
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 6,721 6,721 10,352

Revenue from Others

164 164 123
Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes 157 157 117
Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement 7 7 6
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the development and implementation of policies and programmes that support the agricultural sector in being competitive and sustainable.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess its Agriculture: Programmes Supporting Sustainability (MCA) by monitoring the MCA's categories relating to the development and implementation of policies and programmes that support the agricultural sector. 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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Administration of Grants and Programmes

     

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

     

Percentage of funding applications processed within timelines

100% 100% 100%

Animal Welfare: Education and Enforcement

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective provision of education and enforcement to improve animal welfare in New Zealand

     

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

100% 100% 100%

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

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements (animal welfare)

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months (animal welfare)

98% 98% 98%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Climate Change Research

     

This category is intended to achieve increased knowledge of agricultural and forestry emissions, mitigation practices, technologies and business opportunities

     

Percentage of funded research projects completed within contracted timeframes

80% 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Agriculture: Adverse Climatic Events

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective management and administration of recovery assistance funds in the aftermath of adverse climatic events

     

This category 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 category for non-departmental other expenses is less than $5 million

Exempt Exempt Exempt

Agriculture: Sustainable Farming Fund

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective management of grants to support community programmes aimed at improving economic and environmental benefits to land-based primary industries and the aquaculture sector

     

Percentage of project milestones met

85% 85% 85%
Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation
Provider 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       

Climate Change Research

       
Manaaki Whenua Land care Research New Zealand Ltd 434 434 219 See Below
AgResearch Ltd 716 716 - See Below
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited 44 44 - See Below
Massey University 146 146 118 See Below

Non-Government organisations

       
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust 178 178 128 See Below
Plant & Research, Scion Ltd & ULC 786 786 812 See Below
Other Providers - - 983 See Below

Total

2,304

2,304

2,260

 

Sustainable Farming Fund

       
The following organisations are recipients of grant funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund        
Other communities of interest 1,506 1,506 3,983 See Below
Levy Organisations 4,270 4,270 3,188 See Below
Crown Research Institutes 2,121 2,121 1,386 See Below
Maori Agribusiness 104 104 179 See Below
Universities 624 624 574 See Below
Regional councils 330 330 424 See Below
Voluntary Membership Organisation 477 477 394 See Below
Other providers 2,260 2,260 1,008 See Below

Total

11,692

11,692

11,136

 

Note: Expiry of resourcing commitments for Climate Change Research varies depending on the grant recipients with:

  • six contracts due for completion in June 2019, and
  • ten contracts due for completion in June 2020.

Note: Expiry of resourcing commitments for the Sustainable Farming Fund varies depending on the grant recipients with:

  • 39 grant schemes due for completion by June 2019, and
  • 35 grant schemes due for completion by June 2020.
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Growing Compliance and Enforcement Capacity for Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Fisheries 2019/20 - 3,171 5,859 6,240 5,490
Reprioritisation of Sustainable Farming Funding 2018/19 2018/19 (1,214) (1,394) (1,212) (773) -
Sustainable Farming Fund 2018/19 3,750 3,750 3,750 3,750 3,750
Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management (M7)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve biosecurity risk management by providing operational support to prevent harmful organisms from crossing the borders and working to reduce the unwanted harm caused by organisms already established in New Zealand.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management
This category is limited to the assessment, containment and possible eradication of suspected biosecurity risk organisms within New Zealand.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Response to Mycoplasma bovis
This category is limited to the eradication and long-term management of Mycoplasma bovis.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB
This appropriation is limited to the Crown's contribution to implementing the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Biosecurity: Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event
This appropriation is limited to the expenses incurred as a result of compensation and ex-gratia payments arising from Biosecurity events.

 

Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis
This category is limited to the payment of compensation and ex-gratia payments relating to actions taken to manage Mycoplasma bovis under the Biosecurity Act 1993.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

545,717 545,717 365,365

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 50,254 50,254 40,516
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 124,626 124,626 133,024
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 22,693 22,693 25,151
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 57,385 57,385 57,174
Response to Mycoplasma bovis 124,806 124,806 68,500

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Biosecurity: Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event 11,062 11,062 -
Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis 130,891 130,891 17,000

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

244,881 244,881 186,960
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 49,414 49,414 39,741
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance - - 4,116
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 15,915 15,915 18,789
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 54,840 54,840 55,814
Response to Mycoplasma bovis 124,712 124,712 68,500

Revenue from Others

134,883 134,883 137,405
Biosecurity Incursion Response and Long Term Pest Management 840 840 775
Border Biosecurity Monitoring and Clearance 124,626 124,626 128,908
Border Biosecurity Systems Development and Maintenance 6,778 6,778 6,362
Domestic Biosecurity Surveillance 2,545 2,545 1,360
Response to Mycoplasma bovis 94 94 -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective management of biosecurity monitoring and clearance programmes, the development and maintenance of biosecurity risk processes associated with imports and exports and the assessment, containment and possible eradication of suspected risk organisms. This includes the management of domestic biosecurity surveillance activities.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess its Biosecurity: Border and Domestic Biosecurity Risk Management MCA by monitoring the MCA's categories 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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
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

     

Industry sign-up of Government Industry Agreements (GIAs)deeds

5 5 5

Percentage of key stakeholders are satisfied with major biosecurity responses

80% 80% 80%

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.

     

Percentage of international air passengers that comply with biosecurity requirements by the time they leave the airport

98.50% 98.50% 98.50%

Percentage of international mail that complies with biosecurity requirements by the time it leaves the International Mail Centre

99% 99% 99%

Percentage of import clearance processes completed within agreed timeframes

80% 80% 80%

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

10,000-12,000 10,000-12,000 10,000-12,000

Percentage of cost recovered external stakeholders rate overall service as 4 or higher

80% 80% 80%

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

99% 99% 99%

Percentage of OIE and IPPC standards that are acceptable to NewZealand

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of priority items progressed for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Market Access Programme, as agreed with key meat, dairy, seafood and horticulture sector stakeholders.

75% 75% 75%

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

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of incursion investigations reach an outcomes decision within specified timeframes

80% 80% 80%

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

100% 100% 100%

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

Nil Nil Nil

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

100% 100% 100%

Response to Mycoplasma bovis

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective eradication and long-term management of Mycoplasma bovis

     

Percentage of farms whose Restricted Place notices are revoked within 140 days of placement

80% 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Biosecurity: Control of Bovine TB

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective management of the Crown's contribution to TBfree's vector control programme.

     

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

1.2 million 1.2 million 1.2 million

Annual period prevalence of infected cattle and deer herds as a % of herds

0.30% 0.30% 0.30%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Compensation and Ex-Gratia Payments in Response to Mycoplasma bovis

     

This category is intended to achieve compensation and ex-gratia payments relating to actions taken to manage Mycoplasma bovis under the Biosecurity Act 1993

     

Percentage of Non-complex* compensation claims where a payment has been made within 30 working days of receipt of a claim

80% 80% 80%

Note 1 - Non-complex claims include those for stock destruction (surveillance/testing purposes, or depopulation of an infected property) where an exercise of power has directed the destruction of a claimant's cattle.

End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Wilding Conifer Control - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes 2019/20 - 10,500 10,500 - -
Securing and Strengthening the Resilience of the Biosecurity System 2019/20 - 3,208 3,728 2,691 2,691
Bonamia Response - Compensation And Operating Costs 2018/19 6,950 - - - -
Post-Entry Quarantine Response: Funding Pressures 2018/19 5,822       -
Funding for Management of Plant Diseases: Kauri Dieback and Myrte Rust 2018/19 6,245 (1,229) (1,229) (1,229) (1,229)
Funding for the Phased Eradication of Mycoplasma bovis 2017/18 155,650 92,250 - - -
Strengthening The Biosecurity System 2018/19 2,325 2,325 2,325 2,325 -
Infrastructure - ICT And Property 2018/19 1,826 2,666     -
Personnel and Other Inflationary Pressures 2018/19 3,306 4,263     -
Alternative Structural Arrangements for the Ministry for Primary Industries 2017/18 2,300 2,300 2,300 2,300 -
Reprioritisation of Efficiency saving to support government priorities 2017/18         -
Reprioritisation of Prior Budget funding to support government priorities 2017/18 (57) (57) (57) (57) -

Previous Government

           
Wellington Accommodation Project - Tranche Two 2018/19 2,181 4,768 2,544 2,544 -
Myrtle Rust and Bonamia Ostreae: Response and Compensation Costs 2017/18 - - - - -
Eliminating Bovine TB through Joint government industry/management 2016/17 16,444 16,444 24,000 24,000 24,000
Biosecurity 2025 - Protecting to Grow New Zealand 2017/18 4,815 4,315 4,315 - -
Pastoral House Accommodation Final Commercial Terms 2016/17 1,917 1,917 1,917 - -
Trusted Trader Traveller - Providing a world class experience at the border 2016/17 - - - - -
Wilding Conifers - Protecting farmland, biodiversity and iconic landscapes from invasive conifers 2016/17 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Food Act 2014 cost recovery decisions 2015/16 6,000 6,000 6,000 - -
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (150) (150) (150) - -
Strengthening Biosecurity Capability 2015/16 2,700 2,700 2,700 - -
Border Clearance Levy and Strengthening Biosecurity System 2015/16 4,600 4,600 4,600 - -
National Biocontainment Facility 2015/16 6,659 6,659 6,659 6,659 6659
National Biocontainment Facility - Final funding requirement and revised expenditure profile 2015/16 2,707 2,207 2,207 2,207 2,207
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to:

  • $170.197 million decrease in funding between 2018/19 and 2019/20 for compensation and ex-gratia payments and response costs in relation to Mycoplasma bovis
  • $11.062 million decrease in funding for Compensation and ex-gratia payments following a Biosecurity Event
  • $6.844 million in 2018/19 only for fruit fly response activities at three locations in Auckland and the associated compensation, and
  • $6.145 million of funding was brought forward from future years into 2018/19 to accelerate the Kauri Dieback and Myrtle Rust Programme.

Increases in the appropriation include:

  • $10.500 million of funding for the Wilding Conifer Control initiative, and
  • $3.208 million of funding for Securing and Strengthening the Resilience of the Biosecurity System.
Memorandum Account
  2018/19 2019/20
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Border Biosecurity Clearance Fees

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (1,877) (1,877) (1,386)
Revenue 51,017 51,018 52,548
Expenses (50,708) (50,527) (51,038)

Closing Balance at 30 June

(1,568) (1,386) 124

Phytosanitary Exports

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 873 873 788
Revenue 2,493 2,345 2,366
Expenses (2,573) (2,430) (2,479)

Closing Balance at 30 June

793 788 675

Border Biosecurity Traveller Clearance Levies

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 7,527 7,527 (2,361)
Revenue 53,827 54,539 64,090
Expenses (64,662) (64,427) (65,716)

Closing Balance at 30 June

(3,308) (2,361) (3,987)

Memorandum accounts record the accumulated balance of surpluses and deficits incurred for outputs provided to third party users of those services on a full cost recovery basis.

The Border Biosecurity Clearance Fees memorandum account covers:

  • levies imposed on all importations of goods for which a document is lodged with the New Zealand Customs Service under regulations 26(2) of the Customs and Excise Regulations 1996, and
  • all other fees collected under the Biosecurity Costs Regulations 2010 including inspection of risk goods, offshore inspection of ships, and approval and audit of transitional containment facilities and facility operators.

The Phytosanitary Exports memorandum account covers fees for certification of plant and forestry exports.

The Border Biosecurity Traveller Clearance memorandum account covers fees and costs associated with the biosecurity clearance costs of travellers coming into New Zealand.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has a strategy of maintaining each memorandum account in a balanced state over the long term. It allows for changes in volumes resulting from fluctuations in economic activity and other matters. The charging model is periodically reviewed to ensure that the services are being provided in the most efficient cost-effective way and that the fees/levies reflect the cost of services provided.

Development and Implementation of Primary Industries Policy Advice (M2)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide both policy and operational advice and support to Ministers in discharging their policy and operational decision-making responsibilities with regards to primary industries.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to agriculture, and climate change matters, and ministerial servicing.

 

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

 

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

 

Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to, animal welfare, and ministerial servicing.

 

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.

 

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

 

Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing
This category is limited to implementing policy decisions, operational policy, and administering legislation relating to food safety matters, and ministerial servicing.

 

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.

 

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

 

Trade and Market Access Primary Industries
This category is limited to the implementation of government interventions, including the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate international trade in primary products with the exception of food-related safety aspects, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

147,542 147,542 158,108

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 19,252 19,252 26,376
Agriculture: Policy Advice 27,314 27,314 28,268
Animal Welfare Policy Advice 1,475 1,475 1,494
Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 4,034 4,034 3,785
Biosecurity Policy Advice 4,645 4,645 5,607
Fisheries Policy Advice 12,240 12,240 13,716
Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice 5,534 5,534 6,469
Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 2,638 2,638 3,047
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 22,298 22,298 20,011
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 32,494 32,494 32,129
Trade and Market Access Primary Industries 15,618 15,618 17,206

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

143,818 143,818 157,532
Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 17,681 17,681 26,294
Agriculture: Policy Advice 25,956 25,956 28,166
Animal Welfare Policy Advice 1,420 1,420 1,489
Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 3,975 3,975 3,782
Biosecurity Policy Advice 4,635 4,635 5,597
Fisheries Policy Advice 11,844 11,844 13,594
Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice 5,518 5,518 6,442
Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 2,577 2,577 3,020
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 22,294 22,294 20,007
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 32,300 32,300 31,935
Trade and Market Access Primary Industries 15,618 15,618 17,206

Revenue from Others

3,724 3,724 576
Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 1,571 1,571 82
Agriculture: Policy Advice 1,358 1,358 102
Animal Welfare Policy Advice 55 55 5
Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 59 59 3
Biosecurity Policy Advice 10 10 10
Fisheries Policy Advice 396 396 122
Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice 16 16 27
Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing 61 61 27
Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice 4 4 4
Operational Advice on Sustainability and Management Controls in Fisheries 194 194 194
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

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

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess this MCA by monitoring of the quality of policy advice briefings it produces, the satisfaction of the Minister for Primary Industries with the advice and services it provides and the timeliness with which outputs under this MCA are produced. 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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Agriculture: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to agricultural matters and ministerial servicing

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister of Agriculture completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

Agriculture: Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and provision of policy advice relating to agriculture matters

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

The Minister of Agriculture rates the quality of agriculture policy advice provided as 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

Animal Welfare Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and provision of policy advice relating to animal welfare matters

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

The Minister of Agriculture rates the quality of animal welfare policy advice provided as 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

Animal Welfare: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to animal welfare matters and ministerial servicing

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister of Agriculture completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

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

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

The Minister for Biosecurity rates the quality of policy advice provided as 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

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

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

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

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

Food Safety: Development of Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and provision of policy advice relating to food safety matters

     

Technical quality assessment ofMPI policy advice on a scale of 1 to 10

7 7 7

The Minister for Food Safety rates the quality of food safety policy advice provided as 8 or better on a scale of 1 to 10 via discussion with MPI officials

8 8 8

Total cost per output hour ($)

$158 $158 $158

Food Safety: Implementation of Policy Advice and ministerial servicing

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to food safety matter and ministerial servicing

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister of Food Safety completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

Implementation of Biosecurity Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to biosecurity and ministerial servicing

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister for Biosecurity completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

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 planned fisheries research projects completed within the contracted timeframes

80% 80% 80%

Trade and Market Access Primary Industries

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and implementation of government interventions and arrangements that influence and facilitate trade in primary products

     

Percentage of priority items progressed for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Market Access Programme, as agreed with key meat, dairy, seafood and horticulture sector stakeholders

75% 75% 75%
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Implementation of Improved Monitoring of Fishing Catch 2019/20 - 426 426 - -
Enabling Productive and Sustainable Land Use 2019/20 - 15,851 33,221 37,591 35,578
Reprioritisation of Sustainable Farming Funding 2018/2019 2018/19 1,214 1,394 1,212 773 -
Funding for the Phased Eradication of Mycoplasma bovis 2017/18 14,350 13,750 - - -
Enhancing The Overseer Farm Management Tool 2018/19 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250 1,250
Delivering On Demand 2018/19 1,087 1,087 - - -
Infrastructure - ICT and Property 2018/19 1,234 1,649 - - -
Personnel and Other Inflationary Pressures 2018/19 3,908 5,045 - - -
Fisheries - Modernising The System 2017/18 1,120 - - - -
Reprioritisation of efficiency saving to support government priorities 2017/18 - - - - -
Reprioritisation to support government priorities 2017/18 (1,168) (1,168) (1,168) (1,168) (1,168)

Previous Government

           
Boosting Primary Industry and Food Export Value 2017/18 6,248 6,699 6,699 6,699 6,699
Future of Our Fisheries 2017/18 6,385 7,070 7,530 - -
North Canterbury Earthquake: Proposal a Special Primary Sector Assistance Package 2016/17 - - - - -
Shared Costs from Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (126) (126) (126) - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to:

  • $15.851 million to fund the Enabling Productive and Sustainable Land Use initiative. This initiative will move farmers to sustainable production systems and support better access to higher value global markets
  • $1.900 million expense transfer from 2018/19 to 2019/20 for work on the implementation of the Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System
  • $1.600 million expense transfer from 2018/19 to 2019/20 to fund the NZ Fisheries Management System Review, and
  • $426,000 in funding for improved monitoring of fishing catch.

Decreases in the appropriation include:

  • $3.100 million decrease in funding for the Regional Growth Programme initiative which ends in 2018/19. The programme was designed to facilitate progress on regional projects arising from Economic Action Plans
  • $600,000 decrease in funding for the eradication and long term management of Mycoplasma bovis, and
  • fiscally neutral adjustments which increased the 2018/19 baseline. These include: $4.479 million to support the delivery of the Digital Monitoring Programme, and $1.226 million for the Wellington Accommodation Project.
Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably (M102)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to manage the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring
This category is limited to informing, assisting, directing and enforcing adherence to New Zealand fisheries laws.

 

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

 

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

 

Fisheries: Aquaculture
This category is limited to implementing aquaculture policy advice, supporting and monitoring the growth of the aquaculture industry.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs
This category is limited to the administration of the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE).
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

60,332 60,332 64,619

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 42,705 42,705 45,322
Fisheries Management 13,085 13,085 14,727
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 47 47 291
Fisheries: Aquaculture 4,471 4,471 4,255

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs 24 24 24

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

56,719 56,719 61,733
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 40,079 40,079 43,410
Fisheries Management 12,209 12,209 13,852
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 46 46 290
Fisheries: Aquaculture 4,385 4,385 4,181

Revenue from Others

3,589 3,589 2,862
Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring 2,626 2,626 1,912
Fisheries Management 876 876 875
Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes 1 1 1
Fisheries: Aquaculture 86 86 74
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess its Fisheries: Managing the Resource Sustainably (MCA) by monitoring the MCA's categories relating to the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment. 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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Fisheries Enforcement and Monitoring

     

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

     

Percentage of commercial operators inspected are found to be voluntarily compliant

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of recreational fishers inspected are found to be voluntarily compliant

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of serious offenders do not reoffend within the next year

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of complex investigations completed within legislative requirements

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of the Crown's obligations to Maori is delivered

100% 100% 100%

Fisheries Management

     

This category is intended to achieve the implementation of policy advice relating to fisheries matters and ministerial servicing

     

Percentage of ministerial requests from the Minister of Fisheries completed to agreed standards

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of OIA, Privacy Act and Ombudsmen requests delivered within statutory timeframes

95% 95% 95%

Fisheries: Administration of Grants and Programmes

     

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

     

Percentage of funding applications processed within timelines

100% 100% 100%

Fisheries: Aquaculture

     

This category is intended to achieve support for the all-of government pathway to promote growth in the aquaculture sector

     

Percentage of project milestones for the annual aquaculture plan met

90% 90% 90%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Fisheries Quota Shares & ACE Administration Costs

     

This category is intended to achieve the effective administration and management of work relating to the sale of Crown Quota Shares and Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE)

     

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
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Implementation of Improved Monitoring of Fishing Catch 2019/20 - 4,260 4,038 2,194 2,157
Growing Compliance and Enforcement Capacity for Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Fisheries 2019/20 - 1,024 1,649 2,110 1,886
Reprioritisation of Funding - International Organisations and Forums 2019/20 - (144) (144) (144) (144)
Reprioritisation of Funding - Aquaculture Development Spending 2019/20 - (75) (75) (75) (75)
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to $4.260 million in funding for improved monitoring of fishing catch.

Food Safety: Protecting Consumers (M33)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect consumers from food borne disease and maintain and enhance New Zealand's reputation as a trusted supplier of safe and suitable food.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Food Safety: Assurance
This category is limited to justifying and delivering assurances to consumers, the public, overseas authorities and other stakeholders that food, food-related products and inputs into the production of food (whether undertaken or produced in New Zealand or imported) are managed, audited, approved, registered and/or monitored in accordance with New Zealand legislation and, for exports, relevant importing countries' market access requirements.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety
This category is limited to the coordination of activities, development and delivery of frameworks that facilitate the food-related safety aspects of international trade in primary products, and implementation of agreements and arrangements which influence and improve multilateral, regional and bilateral relationships.
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Food Safety Science and Research
This category is limited to the promotion, coordination and delivery of food safety science and research.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Food Safety: Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty
This category is limited to the development of joint food standards, codes of practice, and guidance material for Australia and New Zealand by Food Standards Australia New Zealand in accordance with the Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

108,782 108,782 116,084

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Food Safety: Assurance 71,019 71,019 74,567
Food Safety: Information 4,861 4,861 4,283
Food Safety: Response 5,669 5,669 5,290
Food Safety: Standards 17,920 17,920 21,324
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 6,513 6,513 7,370

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Food Safety Science and Research 700 700 1,150

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

23,785 23,785 25,636
Food Safety: Assurance - - 744
Food Safety: Information 4,859 4,859 4,281
Food Safety: Response 5,582 5,582 4,930
Food Safety: Standards 9,140 9,140 10,377
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 4,204 4,204 5,304

Revenue from Others

82,197 82,197 87,198
Food Safety: Assurance 71,019 71,019 73,823
Food Safety: Information 2 2 2
Food Safety: Response 87 87 360
Food Safety: Standards 8,780 8,780 10,947
Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety 2,309 2,309 2,066
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide assurances, standards, information and response activities that protect consumers from food borne diseases, as well as maintaining and enhancing New Zealand's reputation as a trusted supplier of safe and suitable food.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Reporting on an annual basis

Achieved Achieved Achieved

The Ministry for Primary Industries will assess the Food Safety: Protecting Consumers (MCA) by monitoring the MCA's categories relating to providing assurance, standards, information and response activities that supports food safety and enhances New Zealand's reputation as a trusted supplier of safe and suitable food. 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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Food Safety: 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

100% 100% 100%

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

5 or fewer 5 or fewer 5 or fewer

Percentage of applicants that participate in the customer satisfaction survey rate overall verification service as 4 or higher

80% 80% 80%

Food Safety: 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

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Food Safety: 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

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of non complex investigations completed within 6 months

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of food recalls completed and closed within 60 days

100% 100% 100%

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

100% 100% 100%

Food Safety: 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

99% 99% 99%

Food Safety: Trade and Market Access Food Safety

     

This category is intended to achieve the development and implementation of activities, frameworks and arrangements that influence and facilitate the food-related safety aspects of trade in primary products

     

Percentage of priority items progressed for the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Market Access Programme, as agreed with key meat, dairy, seafood and horticulture sector stakeholders

75% 75% 75%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Food Safety Science and Research

     

This category is intended to achieve the promotion, co-ordination and delivery of food safety science and research

     

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 category for non-departmental output expenses is less than $5 million

Exempt Exempt Exempt

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Food Safety: Joint Food Standards Setting Treaty

     

This category is intended to achieve the development of joint food standards between New Zealand and Australia

     

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 category for non-departmental other expenses is less than $5 million

Exempt Exempt Exempt
End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Growing Compliance and Enforcement Capacity for Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Fisheries 2019/20 - 1,842 3,268 3,418 3,487
Infrastructure - ICT and Property 2018/19 865 1,279 - - -
Personnel and Other Inflationary Pressures 2018/19 1,287 1,661 - - -

Previous Government

           
Boosting Primary Industry and Food Export Value 2017/18 2,546 2,926 2,926 2,926 2,926
Establishment of a Centre for Food Safety Science and Research 2016/17 700 700 700 700 700
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2016/17 (30) (30) (30) (30) -
Wine Act 2003 Cost Recovery 2015/16 903 903 903 903 903
Biosecurity, Food Safety and Food Act 2014 cost recovery decisions 2015/16 6,910 6,910 6,910 6,910 6,910
Strengthen food Safety capability and address the Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination Incident Inquiry's recommendations 2015/16 2,300 - - - -
Memorandum Account
  2018/19 2019/20
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Approvals, Accreditations and Registrations

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 2,811 2,811 2,441
Revenue 5,392 4,310 3,660
Expenses (4,687) (4,680) (5,257)

Closing Balance at 30 June

3,516 2,441 844

Food Standards and Assurance-Food Act (2014)

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (43) (43) (234)
Revenue 1,066 1,066 1,303
Expenses (1,259) (1,257) (1,282)

Closing Balance at 30 June

(236) (234) (213)

Standards Setting for Food Industry

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 395 395 697
Revenue 23,694 23,695 23,532
Expenses (23,426) (23,393) (23,860)

Closing Balance at 30 June

663 697 369

Verification of the Food Regulatory Programme

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (1,284) (1,284) (1,497)
Revenue 43,260 42,070 44,361
Expenses (42,515) (42,483) (42,958)
Write Off - 200 -

Closing Balance at 30 June

(539) (1,497) (94)

Wine Standards Management - Wine Act 2003

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 2,337 2,337 3,157
Revenue 2,726 2,615 975
Expenses (1,928) (1,795) (2,080)

Closing Balance at 30 June

3,135 3,157 2,052

Memorandum accounts record the accumulated balance of surpluses and deficits incurred for outputs provided to third party users of those services on a full cost recovery basis.

The Approvals, Accreditations and Registrations memorandum account covers the provision of approval and registration services to regulated parties under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 and the Animal Products Act 1999.

The Food Standards and Assurance - Food Act 2014 memorandum account covers services provided by the Ministry for Primary Industries under the Food Act 2014.

The Standards Setting for the Food Industry memorandum account covers standards setting activities and fees for certification and reconciliation services under the Animal Products (Dairy Industry Fees and Charges) Regulations 2007. This memorandum account also covers certification activities undertaken by the Ministry for Primary Industries in accordance with section 7 of the Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007.

The Verification of the Food Regulatory Programme memorandum account covers verification activities undertaken by the Ministry for Primary Industries in accordance with section 7 of the Animal Products (Fees, Charges and Levies) Regulations 2007.

The Wine Standards Management - Wine Act 2003 memorandum account covers certification, assurance, standard setting, market access, systems implementation and monitoring services provided under the Wine Act 2003.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has a strategy of maintaining each memorandum account in a balanced state over the long term. It allows for changes in volumes resulting from fluctuations in economic activity and other matters. The charging model is periodically reviewed to ensure that the services are being provided in the most efficient cost-effective way and that the fees/levies reflect the cost of services provided.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019