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Summary of initiatives

Summary of Initiatives in Budget 2016

1  How to Read this Document

How to Read the Tables in this Document

This figure describes the layout of tables that list Budget 2016 Initiatives.
This figure describes the layout of tables that are in the Notes on Initiatives section of this document.

How the Budget is Put Together

The Budget introduced to Parliament on Budget day seeks authorisation for government spending in the 2016/17 financial year (1 July 2016-30 June 2017), including new initiatives and existing activities. The Budget also provides information on spending for subsequent years out to 2019/20.

Typically, previously agreed spending (the baseline) does not automatically increase each year.[1] Increases to current baselines are provided for from the operating and capital allowances. Operating funding provides for on-going operational costs while capital expenditure provides the one-off investment for the construction or establishment of assets.

The level of the operating and capital allowances is set in advance of each Budget and included in forecasts as “forecast new spending”. The decision-making phase of the Budget process then allocates the allowances to specific initiatives. The additional spending met from allowances and existing baselines forms the total Budget.

For Budget 2016, the operating allowance is $1.6 billion a year and the capital allowance is $1.4 billion. The allowances are calculated in net terms, meaning that increases in spending may be offset by increases in revenue, reductions in spending, or reprioritisation. For example, gross new operating spending in Budget 2016 averages $2.1 billion a year; however, this is offset by $0.5 billion a year of revenue and savings initiatives on average, bringing the total net increase to $1.6 billion a year.

The Budget operating allowance is on a per year basis. The Budget 2016 operating allowance is $1.6 billion a year - over the four years 2016/17-2019/20 this totals $6.4 billion. The Treasury's fiscal forecasts also include allowances to be allocated in future Budgets. As Figure 1 shows, the cumulative impact of these operating allowances will increase the 2019/20 baseline by a further $4.5 billion.

Figure 1 - Budget 2016 (average per year) and future Budget operating allowances
Figure 1 - Budget 2016 (average per year) and future Budget operating allowances   .

Understanding Appropriations and Votes

“Appropriations” and “Votes” are terms used to describe government spending in a legislative context. Appropriations are the basis on which Parliament authorises the executive government to incur expenses and capital expenditure. Without parliamentary authority, the government has no authorisation to spend public money.

The Appropriation Bill introduced to Parliament on Budget day seeks authority for government spending in the upcoming financial year. The Estimates of Appropriations which are also provided to Parliament on Budget day provide detail on all appropriations.

An appropriation must have a scope statement outlining what the funding can be spent on and an amount which sets the upper limit of the financial authority. Any costs incurred that are not within the scope statement or above the upper limit are considered unlawful.

Related appropriations are grouped into Votes - for example, all the appropriations relating to Arts, Culture and Heritage are collectively described as Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage. Although appropriations in a Vote may be the responsibility of one or more Ministers, a Vote is administered by one department.

Appropriations are a constraint on the amount that can be spent rather than a promise to provide funding, or a requirement to spend it. As appropriations are a constraint or upper limit, they are also not necessarily a forecast of much will be spent.

How do Appropriations Relate to Forecasts

Whereas appropriations describe the upper limit of what the government may spend, core Crown expenses presented in the fiscal forecasts reflect a best estimate of expenditure. Core Crown expenses are also adjusted to eliminate transfers within the Crown (eg, when one government department purchases a service of another government department).

In the Treasury's fiscal forecasts (see the Budget Update), expenses are grouped by functional classification, such as health, education, law and order, environmental protection, transport and communication. This functional analysis of expenses is based on the Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG) as developed by the Organisation for Economic Co -operation and Development (OECD). The functional analysis of expenses allows for high -level international comparisons.

Disclaimer

The Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill when enacted will provide parliamentary authority for government spending. Efforts have been made to ensure that the details provided in this document are consistent with those provided in the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill and the supporting information in the Estimates of Appropriations. If there are any inconsistencies, the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill provides the correct information.

Notes

n/a
not applicable

$m
millions of dollars

(#)
brackets are used to indicate a savings initiative or a revenue increase

 -
zero

0, (0)
not zero, but rounded to zero

Vol.
used in reference to a Volume of the Estimates of Appropriations for 2016/17

Supps
used in reference to the Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for 2015/16

*
initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy

Notes

  • [1]Some specific forecast expenditure items are automatically adjusted. Most relate to legislative entitlements such as New Zealand Superannuation, which is indexed to average weekly earnings and also driven by forecasts of eligibility entitlement. See www.budget.govt.nz/budget/guide/budgeting-practices/ for more detailed information on New Zealand’s Budgeting practices.

2  Budget 2016 Packages

The tables in this section provide breakdowns on the four key packages of spending announced as part of Budget 2016.

Table 1 - Innovative New Zealand package
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20

Science and Innovation

               
Accelerators Programme 28  - 0.750 0.750 0.750 0.750 3.000  -
Antarctica New Zealand - Logistics Support and Related Activity 29  - 3.035 4.179 4.635 4.896 16.745  -
Catalyst International Fund 30  - 2.500 2.500 5.000 5.000 15.000  -
Endeavour Fund 34  - 10.900 24.600 33.300 45.000 113.800  -
Global Research Alliance - Increased Research Funding 35  - 6.000 5.000 5.000 4.000 20.000  -
Health Research Council 36  - 10.000 18.000 26.000 43.000 97.000  -
Māori Innovation Fund 39  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Marsden Fund 39  - 6.000 12.000 20.000 28.000 66.000  -
Pre-seed Accelerator Fund 45  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Strategic Science Investment Fund 50  - 12.500 14.500 18.000 18.000 63.000  -

Regional Economic Development

               
Ōpōtiki Harbour Development 44  - 2.400  -  -  - 2.400  -
Regional Business Partners Programme 47  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 8.000  -
Regional Growth Programme 47  - 11.000 11.000 11.000 11.000 44.000  -
Regional Research Institutes - Contingency 47  -  - 10.000 10.000 20.000 40.000  

Tertiary Education

               
Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2017 and 2018 28  - 1.516 2.971 3.262 3.380 11.129  
Engineering Education to Employment* 34  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Fees-free Foundation Education* 34  - 2.080 4.160 4.160 4.160 14.560  -
International Connections for New Zealanders 37  - 6.500 12.000 12.500 12.500 43.500  -
New Zealand Apprenticeships - Additional Funding 41  - 0.900 2.700 4.500 6.300 14.400  -
Refugee English Fund* 46  - 0.325 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.275  
Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases* 51  - 17.580 35.159 35.159 35.159 123.057  -
University Sector Innovation - Contingency 52  - 5.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 35.000  -
Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand* 53  - 2.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 11.000  -
Total   - 107.386 179.569 213.316 261.195 761.466  -

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

Table 2 - Public Infrastructure package
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Accelerated Regional Road Package 28  -  -  -  -  -  - 115.000
Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening 31  - 6.000  -  -  - 6.000  -
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 31  - 1.254 8.886 15.264 15.264 40.668 127.790
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation* 37 54.500 237.000 277.000 258.000 295.000 1,067.000 354.000
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation  - Administrative Savings 37  (26.500)  (26.000)  (51.000)  (68.000)  (139.000)  (284.000)  -
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation - Revenue Increase 37  -  -  -  (90.000)  (190.000)  (280.000)  -
Joint Venture Airports 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 5.000
KiwiRail - Additional Investment 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 190.200
National Biocontainment Laboratory - Final Funding Requirements 41  -  -  -  -  -  - 19.474
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Two 42  -  -  -  -  -  - 151.567
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Three 42  (0.251)  (2.001)  (5.442) 1.348 26.321 20.226 177.347
Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail 43  - 6.000 7.000 6.000 6.000 25.000  -
Ōpōtiki Harbour Development 44  - 2.400  -  -  - 2.400  -
Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grants 47  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
School Property Growth Package 48  - 8.417 16.857 25.971 29.104 80.349 270.577
Waitangi Wharf - Reconstruction, Ongoing Operating, Maintenance and Depreciation Costs 52  -  - 1.600 3.200 3.200 8.000 1.257
Total   27.749 236.070 257.901 154.783 48.889 697.643 1,412.212

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

Table 3 - Social Investment package
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Better Public Services Result 1 - Reducing Long-term Welfare Dependence 30  - 14.651 14.566 14.566 6.500 50.283  -
Children's Action Plan - Financing Plan 31 (0.500) 2.495 2.005  (2.000)  (2.000) 0.500  -
Community Finance Scale-up from Pilot 32  - 0.800 1.200 1.100 1.100 4.200  -
Data and Analytics - Contingency 32  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000 10.000
Family Violence Response Coordination 34  - 2.800  -  -  - 2.800  -
Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion 36  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500 18.000  -
Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services 37  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Intensive Wraparound Service - Increasing Access 37  - 2.220 2.220 2.220 2.220 8.880  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Design of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38 3.000 14.500 17.000  -  - 31.500  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38  - 25.100 36.100 49.100 58.100 168.400  -
Microfinancing for Whānau Small-medium Business Enterprises - Expansion 40  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 44  - 6.177 12.374 12.331 12.271 43.153  -
Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-serving Prisoners 44  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -
Place-based Collaborations - Contingency 45  - 4.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 19.000  -
Social Housing - Emergency Housing 48  - 9.000 10.500 10.800 10.800 41.100 0.500
Specialist Sexual Violence Services* 49  - 7.880 9.776 14.277 14.039 45.972  -
Taku Kāinga - Growing the Māori Housing Network 50  - 3.150 3.150 3.150 3.150 12.600  -
Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-year olds 53  - 13.326 16.117 15.886 15.886 61.215  -
Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes - Extension 52  - 12.000 6.000  -  - 18.000  -
Whānau Ora - Expanding Commissioning Activity 52  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000  -
Total   2.500 151.599 169.508 159.930 160.566 641.603 10.500

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

Table 4 - Health package
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Ambulance Services - Additional Support 28  - 3.711 3.711 3.711 3.711 14.844  -
Disability Support Services - Additional Support 33  - 42.296 42.296 42.296 42.296 169.184  -
District Health Boards - Additional Support 33  - 400.000 400.000 400.000 400.000 1,600.000  -
Elective Surgery Health Target 33  - 24.000 24.000 24.000 24.000 96.000  -
Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support 36  - 2.765 2.695 2.695 2.695 10.850  -
Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion 36  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500 18.000  -
Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services 37  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Mental Health Response at an Earlier Stage 39  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
National Bowel Screening Programme 41  - 11.901 11.761 7.987 7.660 39.309  -
Other Nationally Purchased Health Services - Additional Support 44  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines 45  - 39.000 29.000 29.000 27.000 124.000  -
Primary Health Care Services - Additional Support 46 1.952 18.233 18.233 18.233 18.233 72.932  -
Public Health Services - Additional Support 46  - 1.559 1.559 1.559 1.559 6.236  -
School-Based Health Services - Additional Support 48  - 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.280  -
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm* 50  - 7.173 7.287 7.207  - 21.667  -
Supporting Mental Health Services in Canterbury 50 1.370 6.480 6.480 6.480  - 19.440  -
Total   3.322 568.088 557.992 554.138 538.124 2,218.342  -

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

3  Budget 2016 Initiatives, by Area of Spending

Table 5 below provides a summary of the new spending in Budget 2016 by area of spending. The net spending increase over four years is $1.6 billion on average. Table 6 provides a list of initiatives. Further detail on specific Budget initiatives can be found in Section 5 Notes on Initiatives using the page reference in the left hand column.

Table 5 - Summary of new spending at Budget 2016
$m 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 4-year
total
Capital
Health 3 568 558 554 538 2,218  -
Education 75 124 118 139 259 641 727
Social Development 3 130 144 135 136 546 12
Social Housing  - 39 71 92 56 258 1
Justice Sector 56 205 250 192 190 837  -
Defence & Intelligence  - 63 133 141 145 482 1
Innovative New Zealand  - 107 180 213 261 761  -
Other Business Growth Agenda 24 163 180 96 121 561 453
Māori Development  - 26 24 24 26 100  -
Core Government Services 60 247 297 278 316 1,138 512
Other  - 41 11 13 13 77 158
Contingency 9 261 186 208 183 838 741
Total spending 230 1,976 2,152 2,086 2,243 8,457 2,603
Revenue and Savings (45) (139) (344) (580) (853) (1,917) (1,215)
Net package 185 1,837 1,808 1,506 1,390 6,540 1,389

Note that numbers may not add owing to rounding.

Table 6 - Initiatives agreed in Budget 2016

Table 6 - Initiatives agreed in Budget 2016
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20

Health

               
Ambulance Services - Additional Support 28  - 3.711 3.711 3.711 3.711 14.844  -
Disability Support Services - Additional Support 33  - 42.296 42.296 42.296 42.296 169.184  -
District Health Boards - Additional Support 33  - 400.000 400.000 400.000 400.000 1,600.000  -
Elective Surgery Health Target 33  - 24.000 24.000 24.000 24.000 96.000  -
Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support 36  - 2.765 2.695 2.695 2.695 10.850  -
Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion 36  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500 18.000  -
Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services 37  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Mental Health Response at an Earlier Stage 39  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
National Bowel Screening Programme 41  - 11.901 11.761 7.987 7.660 39.309  -
Other Nationally Purchased Health Services - Additional Support 44  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines 45  - 39.000 29.000 29.000 27.000 124.000  -
Primary Health Care Services - Additional Support 46 1.952 18.233 18.233 18.233 18.233 72.932  -
Public Health Services - Additional Support 46  - 1.559 1.559 1.559 1.559 6.236  -
School-based Health Services - Additional Support 48  - 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.280  -
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm* 50  - 7.173 7.287 7.207  - 21.667  -
Supporting Mental Health Services in Canterbury 50 1.370 6.480 6.480 6.480  - 19.440  -
Sub-total   3.322 568.088 557.992 554.138 538.124 2,218.342  -

Education

               
Assistive Technology - Increasing Access 29  - 0.300 0.350 0.400 0.400 1.450  -
Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening 31  - 6.000  -  -  - 6.000  -
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 31  - 1.254 8.886 15.264 15.264 40.668 127.790
Forecast Changes in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education, and Property Values 34 75.332 88.074 73.922 73.177 164.846 400.019  -
In-class Support for Students with Special Education Needs - Increasing Access 36  - 2.155 4.375 4.375 4.375 15.280  -
Intensive Wraparound Service - Increasing Access 37  - 2.220 2.220 2.220 2.220 8.880  -
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Two 42  -  -  -  -  -  - 151.567
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Three 42  (0.251)  (2.001)  (5.442) 1.348 26.321 20.226 177.347
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 43  - 3.834 4.074 4.228 4.360 16.496  -
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 44  - 6.177 12.374 12.331 12.271 43.153  -
School Property Growth Package 48  - 8.417 16.857 25.971 29.104 80.349 270.577
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery 50  - 8.000  -  -  - 8.000  -
Sub-total   75.081 124.430 117.616 139.314 259.161 640.521 727.281

Social Development

               
Annual General Adjustment - Removing the Need for Additional Annual Decision Making 28 0.224 0.754 0.702 0.721 0.738 2.915  -
Better Public Services Result 1 - Reducing Long-term Welfare Dependence 30  - 14.651 14.566 14.566 6.500 50.283  -
Child, Youth and Family - Increased Support 31  - 35.376 36.062 36.715 36.715 144.868  -
Children's Action Plan - Financing Plan 31  (0.500) 2.495 2.005  (2.000)  (2.000) 0.500  -
Community Finance Scale-up from Pilot 32  - 0.800 1.200 1.100 1.100 4.200  -
Family Violence Response Coordination 34  - 2.800  -  -  - 2.800  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Design of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38 3.000 14.500 17.000  -  - 31.500  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38  - 25.100 36.100 49.100 58.100 168.400  -
Ministry of Social Development - Additional Capital Investment 40  - 1.080 2.760 3.360 3.360 10.560 12.000
Ministry of Social Development - Ensuring the Safety of Our Employees 41  - 11.734 8.054 1.450 1.450 22.688  -
Specialist Sexual Violence Services* 49  - 7.880 9.776 14.277 14.039 45.972  -
Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-year olds 53  - 13.326 16.117 15.886 15.886 61.215  -
Sub-total   2.724 130.496 144.342 135.175 135.888 545.901 12.000

Social Housing

               
Social Housing - Additional Income-related Rent Subsidy Funding 48  - 22.300 58.000 78.500 41.200 200.000  -
Social Housing - Emergency Housing 48  - 9.000 10.500 10.800 10.800 41.100 0.500
Social Housing - Water Rates in Tauranga for Transferred Social Housing Properties 49  - 0.400 0.400 0.300 0.300 1.400  -
Social Housing Reform Programme - Accelerating Redevelopment of Housing New Zealand Corporation's Auckland Portfolio 49  - 2.100 1.700  -  - 3.800  -
Social Housing Reform Programme - Additional Resource for the Ministry of Social Development 49  - 3.700  -  -  - 3.700  -
Social Housing Reform Programme - Transfers, Projects and Policy 49  - 1.200 0.200 2.500 3.600 7.500  -
Sub-total    - 38.700 70.800 92.100 55.900 257.500 0.500

Justice Sector

               
2017 General Election 28  - 4.642 19.948  -  - 24.590  -
Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 - Support for Legislative Changes 29  - 1.000 1.800 1.800 1.800 6.400  -
Child Protection Offenders Register - Support of Legislative Changes 30  - 2.700 1.700 1.800 2.000 8.200  -
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 31  - 26.171 34.578  -  - 60.749  -
Civil Legal Aid - Increasing Eligibility 31  - 1.899 3.804 5.753 5.753 17.209  -
Community Law Centres 32  - 0.523 1.316 1.221 1.221 4.281  -
Crown Prosecution Services - Sustainable Funding 32  - 4.922 4.922 4.922 4.922 19.688  -
Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Serving Sentences in the Community 33 2.600 2.200 2.200 2.200 2.200 8.800  -
Government Legal Network - Permanent Establishment 35  - 0.885 0.885 0.885 0.885 3.540  -
Independent Police Conduct Authority Funding for Increasing Volumes and New Prevention Initiatives 36  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300 1.200  -
Investing in Justice 37  - 7.378 4.411 2.118 0.446 14.353  -
Legal Aid in Criminal Cases - Managing Increasing Costs and Demand 38 20.000 16.757 10.822 13.651 13.247 54.477  -
Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand 38  - 3.900 3.200 2.700 2.200 12.000  -
Management of the Mt Eden Corrections Facility 39  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -
New Zealand Police - Employment Costs 42 18.300 39.900 63.600 63.600 63.600 230.700  -
Non-violence Programmes - Supporting Increased Utilisation 43  - 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 6.800  -
Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-serving Prisoners 44  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -
Prison Population Growth - Additional Core Custodial Services and Beds 46 15.000 72.325 76.425 70.925 70.925 290.600  -
Public Defence Service 46  - 2.842 3.500 3.500 3.500 13.342  -
Restorative Justice - Increased Utilisation 48  - 4.049 4.049 4.049 4.049 16.196  -
Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) Programme for Long-serving Prisoners 51  - 1.200 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.200  -
Sub-total   55.900 205.293 250.160 192.124 189.748 837.325  -

Defence and Intelligence

               
Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track 33  - 31.819 89.700 89.700 89.700 300.919  -
New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding 42  - 30.500 42.900 50.400 54.300 178.100 0.600
Veteran Headstones and Plaques - Manufacture and Installation 52  - 0.420 0.397 0.375 0.355 1.547  -
Viet Nam Veterans - Support for Travel to Commemorations and Battlefields 52  - 0.350 0.290 0.150 0.150 0.940  -
Sub-total    - 63.089 133.287 140.625 144.505 481.506 0.600

Innovative New Zealand

               
Accelerators Programme 28  - 0.750 0.750 0.750 0.750 3.000  -
Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2017 and 2018 28  - 1.516 2.971 3.262 3.380 11.129  -
Antarctica New Zealand - Logistics Support and Related Activity 29  - 3.035 4.179 4.635 4.896 16.745  -
Catalyst International Fund 30  - 2.500 2.500 5.000 5.000 15.000  -
Endeavour Fund 34  - 10.900 24.600 33.300 45.000 113.800  -
Engineering Education to Employment* 34  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Fees-free Foundation Education* 34  - 2.080 4.160 4.160 4.160 14.560  -
Global Research Alliance - Increased Research Funding 35  - 6.000 5.000 5.000 4.000 20.000  -
Health Research Council 36  - 10.000 18.000 26.000 43.000 97.000  -
International Connections for New Zealanders 37  - 6.500 12.000 12.500 12.500 43.500  -
Māori Innovation Fund 39  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Marsden Fund 39  - 6.000 12.000 20.000 28.000 66.000  -
New Zealand Apprenticeships - Additional Funding 41  - 0.900 2.700 4.500 6.300 14.400  -
Ōpōtiki Harbour Development 44  - 2.400  -  -  - 2.400  -
Pre-seed Accelerator Fund 45  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Refugee English Fund* 46  - 0.325 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.275  -
Regional Business Partners Programme 47  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 8.000  -
Regional Growth Programme 47  - 11.000 11.000 11.000 11.000 44.000  -
Regional Research Institutes - Contingency 47  -  - 10.000 10.000 20.000 40.000  -
Strategic Science Investment Fund 50  - 12.500 14.500 18.000 18.000 63.000  -
Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases* 51  - 17.580 35.159 35.159 35.159 123.057  -
University Sector Innovation - Contingency 52  - 5.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 35.000  -
Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand* 53  - 2.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 11.000  -
Sub-total    - 107.386 179.569 213.316 261.195 761.466  -

Other Business Growth Agenda

               
Accelerated Regional Road Package 28  -  -  -  -  -  - 115.000
Attracting International Screen Productions to New Zealand 29  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Auckland Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme - Land Acquisition 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 100.000
Aviation Security Service Funding for Baggage Screening 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 4.500
Battle for Our Birds 30 20.690  -  -  -  -  -  -
Border Sector - Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness 30  - 11.121 9.770 5.681 5.681 32.253 1.520
Business Tax Package 30  - 56.400 84.400 10.300 34.300 185.400 2.000
Computer Emergency Response Team - Establishment 32  - 5.128 4.977 4.934 4.934 19.973 2.187
Crown Property Disposal Fund 32  - 0.621 1.242 2.085 2.383 6.331  -
Eliminating Bovine Tuberculosis through Joint Government/Industry Management 33  - 18.444 18.444 16.444 16.444 69.776  -
Environmental Reporting as Required by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015 34  - 0.800 0.800 0.800 0.800 3.200  -
Exclusive Economic Zone Regulation 34  - 4.000 4.000  -  - 8.000  -
Free Trade Agreement Implementation - Maximising the Benefits 35  - 1.300 1.500 1.800  - 4.600  -
Freshwater Improvement Fund 35  - 2.500 5.000 7.000 10.000 24.500  -
Game Animal Council Funding 35  - 0.375 0.225  -  - 0.600  -
General Markets Regulation - Implementing the Commerce Act 1986, Fair Trading Act 1986, and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 35  - 4.550 3.550 3.550 3.550 15.200  -
Government Centre for Dispute Resolution 35  - 1.600 1.500 1.500 1.500 6.100  -
International Visitor Attraction - Additional Investment 37  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 8.000  -
Joint Venture Airports 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 5.000
KiwiRail - Additional Investment 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 190.200
Māori Land Service Programme 39 1.980 6.000  -  -  - 6.000 6.200
Maritime Incident Response 39  - 0.764 0.764 0.764  - 2.292  -
Ministry for Women - Maintaining Policy Capability 40  - 0.370 0.460 0.500 0.500 1.830  -
National Biocontainment Laboratory - Final Funding Requirements 41  -  -  -  -  -  - 19.474
New Zealand Customs Service - Modernising and Transforming Our Workforce 41 0.784 4.758 4.758 4.758 4.758 19.032  -
New Zealand Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia - Establishment 41  -  -  - 3.626 3.719 7.345 6.708
New Zealand Story - Expansion 42  - 0.900 0.900 0.900 0.900 3.600  -
Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail 43  - 6.000 7.000 6.000 6.000 25.000  -
Procurement Functional Leadership - Accelerating Commercial Capability 46  - 3.025 3.025 3.025 3.025 12.100  -
Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grants 47  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance in the Petroleum and Minerals Sectors 47  - 0.490 0.300 0.750 1.050 2.590  -
Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Changes - Implementation 47  - 0.990 0.660 0.730 0.580 2.960  -
SuperGold Card - Public Transport Concession Scheme 50 0.400 10.224 10.224 10.224 10.224 40.896  -
Te Tumu Paeroa - Effective Māori Trustee Services 51  - 0.914 0.914 0.914 0.914 3.656  -
Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes - Extension 52  - 12.000 6.000  -  - 18.000  -
Wilding Conifers - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes 53  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000 16.000  -
Sub-total   23.854 163.274 180.413 96.285 121.262 561.234 452.789

Māori Development

               
Māori Electoral Participation 39  - 2.000 0.500 0.500 2.000 5.000  -
Māori Television Service - Promote and Protect Māori Language and Culture 39  - 2.653 2.653 2.653 2.653 10.612  -
Microfinancing for Whānau Small-medium Business Enterprises - Expansion 40  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Supporting Commemorations 50  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Taku Kāinga - Growing the Māori Housing Network 50  - 3.150 3.150 3.150 3.150 12.600  -
Te Mātāwai - Māori Language Revitalisation 51  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Te Taura Whiri - Te Reo Māori Whānau and Community Planning Initiative 51  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Whānau Ora - Expanding Commissioning Activity 52  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000  -
Sub-total    - 25.803 24.303 24.303 25.803 100.212  -

Core Government Services

               
Core Trusted Government Domain 32  - 3.462 3.193 3.153 3.191 12.999 9.040
Ministerial Services - Increasing Executive Support 40 4.248 2.510 2.532 2.472 2.427 9.941 1.285
Ministry for Pacific Peoples - Departmental Capital 40 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.064 0.200
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management - Capability and Capacity 40  - 0.730 1.800 1.800 1.800 6.130 0.063
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation* 37 54.500 237.000 277.000 258.000 295.000 1,067.000 354.000
New Zealand Fire Services - Unification* 42  -  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 30.000 111.940
New Zealand Travel Document Database - Implementing Recommendations of the Smith/Traynor Inquiry 43  - 1.446 1.170 1.170 1.170 4.956  -
Office of the Clerk - Higher Capability Workforce 43  - 0.290 0.602 0.930 1.272 3.094  -
Parliament Executive Wing (Beehive) - Ground Floor Redevelopment 44  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250 4.000
Parliament Website - Emergency Continuity and Upgrading Publishing Systems 45  - 0.542 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.492 2.323
Parliamentary Precinct - Maintenance of Buildings and Services 45  - 0.200 0.160 0.150  - 0.510 5.900
Passport and Travel Documents - Sustainable Funding 45  -  -  -  -  -  - 23.000
Review of Non-staff Support for Members of Parliament 48  - 1.000  -  -  - 1.000  -
Statistics House Refit 49 1.500  -  -  -  -  -  -
Sub-total   60.264 247.446 297.123 278.341 315.526 1,138.436 511.751

Other

               
Accident Compensation Corporation - Support for Non-earners 28  - 26.400  -  -  - 26.400  -
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Membership 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 144.466
High Performance Sport - Tokyo 2020 36  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000 16.000  -
Local Government Commission - Brokering Cost Effective Local Government 38  - 1.500  -  -  - 1.500  -
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 43  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200 4.800  -
Pacific Cultural Centre 44  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250  -
Pacific Employment Support Services 44  - 1.150 1.150 1.150 1.150 4.600  -
Pike29 Memorial Track 45  -  -  -  -  -  - 11.780
Project Tatupu 46  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250  -
Relativity Mechanism Dispute Resolution 47  - 2.836  -  -  - 2.836  -
Royal New Zealand Ballet 48  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Sports Anti-doping - Testing, Deterrence and Investigations 49  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa 51  - 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700 2.800  -
Toloa Scholarships 52  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300 1.200  -
Waitangi Wharf - Reconstruction, Ongoing Operating, Maintenance and Depreciation Costs 52  -  - 1.600 3.200 3.200 8.000 1.257
Sub-total    - 40.586 10.950 12.550 12.550 76.636 157.503

Contingency

               
Data and Analytics - Contingency 32  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000 10.000
Place-based Collaborations - Contingency 45  - 4.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 19.000  -
Other Unallocated Contingencies 53 9.000 247.259 170.849 192.513 168.398 779.019 731.038
Sub-total    9.000 261.259 185.849 207.513 183.398 838.019 741.038
Total (gross)   230.145 1,975.850 2,152.404 2,085.784 2,243.060 8,457.098 2,603.462

Revenue and Savings Initiatives

               
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority - Unspent Funds 30 -  (1.501)  (18.367)  (19.170)  (20.048)  (59.086)  -
Capital Savings 53  -  -  -  -  -  -  (612.818)
Emissions Trading Scheme - Removal of the One for Two Transitional Measure 33  -  (25.398)  (73.512)  (117.306)  (139.824)  (356.040)  -
Expired Contingencies 53 (15.804)  (15.656)  (17.803)  (17.199)  (17.199)  (67.857)  -
GST on Cross-border Services and Intangibles 36  -  (30.000)  (40.000)  (40.000)  (40.000)  (150.000)  -
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation - Administrative Savings 37 (26.500) (26.000) (51.000) (68.000) (139.000)  (284.000)  -
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation - Increased Revenue 37  -  -  - (90.000) (190.000)  (280.000)  -
New Zealand Fire Services - Unification - Levy Increase 42  -  -  -  -  -  -  (111.940)
Non-resident Withholding Tax - Related Party and Branch Lending 43  -  (7.000)  (21.000)  (37.000)  (51.000)  (116.000)  -
Queensland Fruit Fly - Return of Savings 46  (1.430)  -  -  -  -  -  -
Repayment of Auckland Council Loans 47  -  -  -  -  -  -  (490.000)
Specialist Sexual Violence Services - Reprioritisation 49  -  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  (6.400)  -
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm - offset by levy 50  -  (7.173)  (7.287)  (7.207)  -  (21.667)  -
Tertiary Education Baseline - Reprioritisation 51 (1.600)  (16.985)  (37.969)  (37.969)  (37.969)  (130.892)  -
Tobacco Excise and Excise Equivalent Duties 52  -  (5.000)  (70.000) (139.000) (211.000)  (425.000)  -
Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-year olds - Reprioritisation 53  -  (3.000)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (19.800)  -
Sub-total    (45.334)  (139.313) (344.138)  (580.051)  (853.240) (1,916.742) (1,214.758)
Total (net)   184.811 1,836.537 1,808.266 1,505.733 1,389.820 6,540.356 1,388.704

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

4  Budget 2016 Initiatives by Vote

Table 7 below groups Budget initiatives by Vote. Where one initiative affects multiple Votes, only the portion of the initiative relevant to that Vote will be listed.

Further detail on specific Budget initiatives can be found in Section 5 Notes on Initiatives using the page reference in the left hand column. This detail clearly shows where one initiative impacts multiple Votes.

Table 7 - Initiatives agreed in Budget 2016, by Vote
  Pg Operating ($m) 4-year
total
Capital
($m)
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20

Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage

               
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 43  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200 4.800  -
Royal New Zealand Ballet 48  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa 51  - 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700 2.800  -
Vote total    - 2.900 2.900 2.900 2.900 11.600  -

Vote Attorney-General

               
Crown Prosecution Services - Sustainable Funding 32  - 4.922 4.922 4.922 4.922 19.688  -
Government Legal Network - Permanent Establishment 35  - 0.885 0.885 0.885 0.885 3.540  -
Vote total    - 5.807 5.807 5.807 5.807 23.228  -

Vote Building and Housing

               
Auckland Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme - Land Acquisition 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 100.000
Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Changes - Implementation 47  - 0.990 0.660 0.730 0.580 2.960  -
Vote total    - 0.990 0.660 0.730 0.580 2.960 100.000

Vote Business, Science and Innovation

               
Accelerators Programme 28  - 0.750 0.750 0.750 0.750 3.000  -
Attracting International Screen Productions to New Zealand 29  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Catalyst International Fund 30  - 2.500 2.500 5.000 5.000 15.000  -
Endeavour Fund 34  - 10.900 24.600 33.300 45.000 113.800  -
General Markets Regulation - Implementing the Commerce Act 1986, Fair Trading Act 1986, and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 35  - 4.550 3.550 3.550 3.550 15.200  -
Government Centre for Dispute Resolution 35  - 1.600 1.500 1.500 1.500 6.100  -
Health Research Council 36  - 10.000 18.000 26.000 43.000 97.000  -
International Visitor Attraction - Additional Investment 37  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 8.000  -
Māori Innovation Fund 39  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Marsden Fund 39  - 6.000 12.000 20.000 28.000 66.000  -
New Zealand Story - Expansion 42  - 0.900 0.900 0.900 0.900 3.600  -
Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail 43  - 6.000 7.000 6.000 6.000 25.000  -
Ōpōtiki Harbour Development 44  - 2.400  -  -  - 2.400  -
Pre-seed Accelerator Fund 45  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Procurement Functional Leadership - Accelerating Commercial Capability 46  - 3.025 3.025 3.025 3.025 12.100  -
Regional Business Partners Programme 47  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 8.000  -
Regional Growth Programme 47  - 11.000 11.000 11.000 11.000 44.000  -
Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grants 47  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Regional Research Institutes - Contingency 47  -  - 10.000 10.000 20.000 40.000  -
Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance in the Petroleum and Minerals Sectors 47  - 0.490 0.300 0.750 1.050 2.590  -
Strategic Science Investment Fund 50  - 12.500 14.500 18.000 18.000 63.000  -
Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes - Extension 52  - 12.000 6.000  -  - 18.000  -
Vote total    - 96.615 127.625 151.775 198.775 574.790  -

Vote Communications Security and Intelligence

               
New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding 42  - 10.600 18.200 15.300 15.300 59.400  -
Vote total    - 10.600 18.200 15.300 15.300 59.400  -

Vote Conservation

               
Battle for Our Birds 30 20.690  -  -  -  -  -  -
Game Animal Council Funding 35  - 0.375 0.225  -  - 0.600  -
Pike29 Memorial Track 45  -  -  -  -  -  - 11.780
Vote total   20.690 0.375 0.225  -  - 0.600 11.780

Vote Corrections

               
Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Serving Sentences in the Community 33 2.600 2.200 2.200 2.200 2.200 8.800  -
Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand 38  - 3.900 3.200 2.700 2.200 12.000  -
Management of the Mt Eden Corrections Facility 39  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -
Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-serving Prisoners 44  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -
Prison Population Growth - Additional Core Custodial Services and Beds 46 15.000 72.325 76.425 70.925 70.925 290.600  -
Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) Programme for Long-serving Prisoners 51  - 1.200 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.200  -
Vote total   17.600 89.625 92.825 86.825 86.325 355.600  -

Vote Courts

               
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 31  - 4.232 11.905  -  - 16.137  -
Investing in Justice 37  - 5.902 3.529 1.694 0.357 11.482  -
Non-violence Programmes - Supporting Increased Utilisation 43  - 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700 6.800  -
Vote total    - 11.834 17.134 3.394 2.057 34.419  -

Vote Customs

               
Border Sector - Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness 30  - 9.564 8.036 5.681 5.681 28.962 1.520
New Zealand Customs Service - Modernising and Transforming Our Workforce 41 0.784 4.758 4.758 4.758 4.758 19.032  -
Vote total   0.784 14.322 12.794 10.439 10.439 47.994 1.520

Vote Defence Force

               
Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track 33  - 31.819 89.700 89.700 89.700 300.919  -
Veteran Headstones and Plaques - Manufacture and Installation 52  - 0.420 0.397 0.375 0.355 1.547  -
Viet Nam Veterans - Support for Travel to Commemorations and Battlefields 52  - 0.350 0.290 0.150 0.150 0.940  -
Vote total    - 32.589 90.387 90.225 90.205 303.406  -

Vote Education

               
Assistive Technology - Increasing Access 29  - 0.300 0.350 0.400 0.400 1.450  -
Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening 31  - 6.000  -  -  - 6.000  -
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 31  - 1.254 8.886 15.264 15.264 40.668 127.790
Forecast Changes in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education, and Property Values 34 75.332 88.074 73.922 73.177 164.846 400.019  -
In-class Support for Students with Special Education Needs - Increasing Access 36  - 2.155 4.375 4.375 4.375 15.280  -
Intensive Wraparound Service - Increasing Access 37  - 2.220 2.220 2.220 2.220 8.880  -
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Two 42  -  -  -  -  -  - 151.567
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Three 42  (0.251)  (2.001)  (5.442) 1.348 26.321  20.226 177.347
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 43  - 3.834 4.074 4.228 4.360 16.496  -
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 44  - 6.177 12.374 12.331 12.271 43.153  -
School Property Growth Package 48  - 8.417 16.857 25.971 29.104 80.349 270.577
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery 50  - 8.000  -  -  - 8.000  -
Vote total   75.081 124.430 117.616 139.314 259.161 640.521 727.281

Vote Environment

               
Exclusive Economic Zone Regulation 34  - 4.000 4.000  -  - 8.000  -
Freshwater Improvement Fund 35  - 2.500 5.000 7.000 10.000 24.500  -
Vote total    - 6.500 9.000 7.000 10.000 32.500  -

Vote Finance

               
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Membership 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 144.466
Social Housing Reform Programme - Accelerating Redevelopment of Housing New Zealand Corporation's Auckland Portfolio 49  - 2.100 1.700  -  - 3.800  -
Social Housing Reform Programme - Transfers, Projects and Policy 49  - 1.200 0.200 2.500 3.600 7.500  -
Vote total    - 3.300 1.900 2.500 3.600 11.300 144.466

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

               
Antarctica New Zealand - Logistics Support and Related Activity 29  - 3.035 4.179 4.635 4.896 16.745  -
Free Trade Agreement Implementation - Maximising the Benefits 35  - 1.300 1.500 1.800  - 4.600  -
New Zealand Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia - Establishment 41  -  -  - 3.626 3.719 7.345 6.708
Vote total    - 4.335 5.679 10.061 8.615 28.690 6.708

Vote Health

               
Ambulance Services - Additional Support 28  - 3.711 3.711 3.711 3.711 14.844  -
Disability Support Services - Additional Support 33  - 42.296 42.296 42.296 42.296 169.184  -
District Health Boards - Additional Support 33  - 400.000 400.000 400.000 400.000 1,600.000  -
Elective Surgery Health Target 33  - 24.000 24.000 24.000 24.000 96.000  -
Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support 36  - 2.765 2.695 2.695 2.695 10.850  -
Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion 36  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500 18.000  -
Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services 37  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Mental Health Response at an Earlier Stage 39  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
National Bowel Screening Programme 41  - 11.901 11.761 7.987 7.660 39.309  -
Other Nationally Purchased Health Services - Additional Support 44  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines 45  - 39.000 29.000 29.000 27.000 124.000  -
Primary Health Care Services - Additional Support 46 1.952 18.233 18.233 18.233 18.233 72.932  -
Public Health Services - Additional Support 46  - 1.559 1.559 1.559 1.559 6.236  -
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm* 50  - 7.173 7.287 7.207  - 21.667  -
School-based Health Services - Additional Support 48  - 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.280  -
Supporting Mental Health Services in Canterbury 50 1.370 6.480 6.480 6.480  - 19.440  -
Vote total   3.322 568.088 557.992 554.138 538.124 2,218.342  -

Vote Internal Affairs

               
Core Trusted Government Domain 32  - 3.462 3.193 3.153 3.191 12.999 9.040
Local Government Commission - Brokering Cost Effective Local Government 38  - 1.500  -  -  - 1.500  -
Ministerial Services - Increasing Executive Support 40 4.248 2.510 2.532 2.472 2.427 9.941 1.285
New Zealand Fire Services - Unification* 42  -  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 30.000 111.940
New Zealand Travel Document Database - Implementing Recommendations of the Smith/Traynor Inquiry 43  - 1.446 1.170 1.170 1.170 4.956  -
Passport and Travel Documents - Sustainable Funding 45  -  -  -  -  -  - 23.000
Waitangi Wharf - Reconstruction, Ongoing Operating, Maintenance and Depreciation Costs 52  -  - 1.600 3.200 3.200 8.000 1.257
Vote total   4.248 8.918 18.495 19.995 19.988 67.396 146.522

Vote Justice

               
2017 General Election 28  - 4.642 19.948  -  - 24.590  -
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 31  - 21.224 18.583  -  - 39.807  -
Civil Legal Aid - Increasing Eligibility 31  - 1.899 3.804 5.753 5.753 17.209  -
Community Law Centres 32  - 0.523 1.316 1.221 1.221 4.281  -
Independent Police Conduct Authority Funding for Increasing Volumes and New Prevention Initiatives 36  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300 1.200  -
Investing in Justice 37  - 1.476 0.882 0.424 0.089 2.871  -
Legal Aid in Criminal Cases - Managing Increasing Costs and Demand 38 20.000 16.757 10.822 13.651 13.247 54.477  -
Public Defence Service 46  - 2.842 3.500 3.500 3.500 13.342  -
Restorative Justice - Increased Utilisation 48  - 4.049 4.049 4.049 4.049 16.196  -
Vote total   20.000 53.712 63.204 28.898 28.159 173.973  -

Vote Labour Market

               
Accident Compensation Corporation - Support for Non-earners 28  - 26.400  -  -  - 26.400  -
Vote total    - 26.400  -  -  - 26.400  -

Vote Lands

               
Crown Property Disposal Fund 32  - 0.621 1.242 2.085 2.383 6.331  -
Vote total    - 0.621 1.242 2.085 2.383 6.331  -

Vote Māori Development

               
Māori Electoral Participation 39  - 2.000 0.500 0.500 2.000 5.000  -
Māori Land Service Programme 39 1.980 6.000  -  -  - 6.000 6.200
Māori Television Service - Promote and Protect Māori Language and Culture 39  - 2.653 2.653 2.653 2.653 10.612  -
Microfinancing for Whānau Small-medium Business Enterprises - Expansion 40  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Supporting Commemorations 50  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Taku Kāinga - Growing the Māori Housing Network 50  - 3.150 3.150 3.150 3.150 12.600  -
Te Mātāwai - Māori Language Revitalisation 51  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Te Taura Whiri - Te Reo Māori Whānau and Community Planning Initiative 51  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 12.000  -
Te Tumu Paeroa - Effective Māori Trustee Services 51  - 0.914 0.914 0.914 0.914 3.656  -
Whānau Ora - Expanding Commissioning Activity 52  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000  -
Vote total   1.980 32.717 25.217 25.217 26.717 109.868 6.200

Vote Office of the Clerk

               
Office of the Clerk - Higher Capability Workforce 43  - 0.290 0.602 0.930 1.272 3.094  -
Parliament Website - Emergency Continuity and Upgrading Publishing Systems 45  - 0.542 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.492 2.323
Vote total    - 0.832 1.252 1.580 1.922 5.586 2.323

Vote Pacific Peoples

               
Ministry for Pacific Peoples - Departmental Capital 40 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.064 0.200
Pacific Cultural Centre 44  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250  -
Pacific Employment Support Services 44  - 1.150 1.150 1.150 1.150 4.600  -
Project Tatupu 46  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250  -
Toloa Scholarships 52  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300 1.200  -
Vote total   0.016 1.966 1.466 1.466 1.466 6.364 0.200

Vote Parliamentary Service

               
Parliament Executive Wing (Beehive) - Ground Floor Redevelopment 44  - 0.250  -  -  - 0.250 4.000
Parliamentary Precinct - Maintenance of Buildings and Services 45  - 0.200 0.160 0.150  - 0.510 5.900
Review of Non-staff Support for Members of Parliament 48  - 1.000  -  -  - 1.000  -
Vote total    - 1.450 0.160 0.150  - 1.760 9.900

Vote Police

               
Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 - Support for Legislative Changes 29  - 1.000 1.800 1.800 1.800 6.400  -
Child Protection Offenders Register - Support of Legislative Changes 30  - 2.700 1.700 1.800 2.000 8.200  -
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 31  - 0.675 4.050  -  - 4.725  -
New Zealand Police - Employment Costs 42 18.300 39.900 63.600 63.600 63.600 230.700  -
Vote total   18.300 44.275 71.150 67.200 67.400 250.025  -

Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety

               
Border Sector - Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness 30  - 1.557 1.734  -  - 3.291  -
Eliminating Bovine Tuberculosis through Joint Government/Industry Management 33  - 18.444 18.444 16.444 16.444 69.776  -
Global Research Alliance - Increased Research Funding 35  - 6.000 5.000 5.000 4.000 20.000  -
National Biocontainment Laboratory - Final Funding Requirements 41  -  -  -  -  -  - 19.474
Wilding Conifers - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes 53  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000 16.000  -
Vote total    - 30.001 29.178 25.444 24.444 109.067 19.474

Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet

               
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 31  - 0.040 0.040  -  - 0.080  -
Computer Emergency Response Team - Establishment 32  - 5.128 4.977 4.934 4.934 19.973 2.187
Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management - Capability and Capacity 40  - 0.730 1.800 1.800 1.800 6.130 0.063
New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding 42  - 1.200 1.700 2.500 3.300 8.700 0.600
Vote total    - 7.098 8.517 9.234 10.034 34.883 2.850

Vote Revenue

               
Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2017 and 2018 28  - 1.516 2.971 3.262 3.380 11.129  -
Business Tax Package 30  - 56.400 84.400 10.300 34.300 185.400 2.000
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation* 37 54.500 237.000 277.000 258.000 295.000 1,067.000 354.000
Vote total   54.500 294.916 364.371 271.562 332.680 1,263.529 356.000

Vote Security Intelligence

               
New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding 42  - 18.700 23.000 32.600 35.700 110.000  -
Vote total    - 18.700 23.000 32.600 35.700 110.000  -

Vote Social Development

               
Annual General Adjustment - Removing the Need for Additional Annual Decision Making 28 0.224 0.754 0.702 0.721 0.738 2.915  -
Better Public Services Result 1 - Reducing Long-term Welfare Dependence 30  - 14.651 14.566 14.566 6.500 50.283  -
Child, Youth and Family - Increased Support 31  - 35.376 36.062 36.715 36.715 144.868  -
Children's Action Plan - Financing Plan 31  (0.500) 2.495 2.005  (2.000)  (2.000) 0.500  -
Community Finance Scale-up from Pilot 32  - 0.800 1.200 1.100 1.100 4.200  -
Family Violence Response Coordination 34  - 2.800  -  -  - 2.800  -
International Connections for New Zealanders 37  - 0.500  -  -  - 0.500  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Design of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38 3.000 14.500 17.000  -  - 31.500  -
Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children 38  - 25.100 36.100 49.100 58.100 168.400  -
Ministry of Social Development - Additional Capital Investment 40  - 1.080 2.760 3.360 3.360 10.560 12.000
Ministry of Social Development - Ensuring the Safety of Our Employees 41  - 11.734 8.054 1.450 1.450 22.688  -
Social Housing - Additional Income-related Rent Subsidy Funding 48  - 22.300 58.000 78.500 41.200 200.000  -
Social Housing - Emergency Housing 48  - 9.000 10.500 10.800 10.800 41.100 0.500
Social Housing - Water Rates in Tauranga for Transferred Social Housing Properties 49  - 0.400 0.400 0.300 0.300 1.400  -
Social Housing Reform Programme - Additional Resource for the Ministry of Social Development 49  - 3.700  -  -  - 3.700  -
Specialist Sexual Violence Services* 49  - 7.880 9.776 14.277 14.039 45.972  -
Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-year olds 53  - 13.326 16.117 15.886 15.886 61.215  -
Vote total   2.724 166.369 213.242 224.775 188.188 792.601 12.500

Vote Sport and Recreation

               
High Performance Sport - Tokyo 2020 36  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000 16.000  -
Sports Anti-doping - Testing, Deterrence and Investigations 49  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 4.000  -
Vote total    - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 20.000  -

Vote Statistics

               
Environmental Reporting as Required by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015 34  - 0.800 0.800 0.800 0.800 3.200  -
Statistics House Refit 49 1.500  -  -  -  -  -  -
Vote total   1.500 0.800 0.800 0.800 0.800 3.200  -

Vote Tertiary Education

               
Engineering Education to Employment* 34   0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400 1.600  -
Fees-free Foundation Education* 34  - 2.080 4.160 4.160 4.160 14.560  -
International Connections for New Zealanders 37  - 6.000 12.000 12.500 12.500 43.000  -
New Zealand Apprenticeships - Additional Funding 41  - 0.900 2.700 4.500 6.300 14.400  -
Refugee English Fund* 46  - 0.325 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.275  -
Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases* 51  - 17.580 35.159 35.159 35.159 123.057  -
University Sector Innovation - Contingency 52  - 5.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 35.000  -
Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand* 53  - 2.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 11.000  -
Vote total    - 34.285 68.069 70.369 72.169 244.892  -

Vote Transport

               
Accelerated Regional Road Package 28  -  -  -  -  -  - 115.000
Aviation Security Service Funding for Baggage Screening 29  -  -  -  -  -  - 4.500
Joint Venture Airports 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 5.000
KiwiRail - Additional Investment 38  -  -  -  -  -  - 190.200
Maritime Incident Response 39  - 0.764 0.764 0.764  - 2.292  -
SuperGold Card - Public Transport Concession Scheme 50 0.400 10.224 10.224 10.224 10.224 40.896  -
Vote total   0.400 10.988 10.988 10.988 10.224 43.188 314.700

Vote Treaty Negotiations

               
Relativity Mechanism Dispute Resolution 47  - 2.836  -  -  - 2.836  -
Vote total    - 2.836  -  -  - 2.836  -

Vote Women

               
Ministry for Women - Maintaining Policy Capability 40  - 0.370 0.460 0.500 0.500 1.830  -
Vote total    - 0.370 0.460 0.500 0.500 1.830  -

Unallocated Contingencies

               
Data and Analytics - Contingency 32  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 40.000 10.000
Place-based Collaborations - Contingency 45  - 4.000 5.000 5.000 5.000 19.000  -
Other Unallocated Contingencies 53 9.000 247.259 170.849 192.513 168.398 779.019 731.038
Unallocated Contingencies total   9.000 261.259 185.849 207.513 183.398 838.019 741.038
Total (gross)   230.145 1,975.850 2,152.404 2,085.784 2,243.060 8,457.098 2,603.462

Revenue and Savings Initiatives

               
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority - Unspent Funds 30  -  (1.501)  (18.367)  (19.170)  (20.048)  (59.086)  -
Capital Savings 53  -  -  -  -  -  -  (612.818)
Emissions Trading Scheme - Removal of the One for Two Transitional Measure 33  -  (25.398)  (73.512) (117.306) (139.824)  (356.040)  -
Expired Contingencies 53 (15.804)  (15.656)  (17.803)  (17.199)  (17.199)  (67.857)  -
GST on Cross-border Services and Intangibles 36  -  (30.000)  (40.000)  (40.000)  (40.000)  (150.000)  -
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation - Administrative Savings 37 (26.500) (26.000) (51.000) (68.000) (139.000)  (284.000)  -
Inland Revenue's Business Transformation - Increased Revenue 37  -  -  - (90.000) (190.000)  (280.000)  -
New Zealand Fire Services - Unification - Levy Increase 42  -  -  -  -  -  -  (111.940)
Non-resident Withholding Tax - Related Party and Branch Lending 43  -  (7.000)  (21.000)  (37.000)  (51.000)  (116.000)  -
Queensland Fruit Fly - Return of Savings 46  (1.430)  -  -  -  -  -  -
Repayment of Auckland Council Loans 47  -  -  -  -  -  -  (490.000)
Specialist Sexual Violence Services - Reprioritisation 49  -  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  (6.400)  -
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm - Offset by Levy 50  - (7.173) (7.287) (7.207)  -  (21.667)  -
Tertiary Education Baseline - Reprioritisation 51 (1.600)  (16.985)  (37.969)  (37.969)  (37.969)  (130.892)  -
Tobacco Excise and Excise Equivalent Duties 52  -  (5.000)  (70.000) (139.000) (211.000)  (425.000)  -
Youth Service - Extending Services to 18- and 19-year-olds - Reprioritisation 53  -  (3.000)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (19.800)  -
Revenue and Savings total    (45.334)  (139.313)  (344.138)  (580.051)  (853.240) (1,916.742) (1,214.758)
Total (net)   184.811 1,836.537 1,808.266 1,505.733 1,389.820 6,540.356 1,388.704

Initiatives marked with an asterisk have been partially funded by reprioritisation or are partially offset by a levy.

5  Notes on Initiatives (A-C)

2017 General Election
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 4.642 19.948  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Electoral Commission to meet its statutory objectives and fully discharge its legislative mandate to manage the New Zealand Electoral system and conduct a General Election in 2017.

Accelerated Regional Road Package
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 115.000

This funding is for the second tranche of the Accelerated Regional Road Package. Tranche two projects have been assessed by the New Zealand Transport Agency and this funding is for four of these projects: Motu Bridge Replacement, Opawa Bridge Replacement, Awakino Tunnel Bypass and Mt Messenger Bypass. Funding for tranche one projects was provided in Budget 2015. The total government commitment to this package is $212 million.

Accelerators Programme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 0.750 0.750 0.750 0.750  -

This funding will continue the Accelerators Programme, which supports the rapid formation of early-stage information technology and digital start-ups. The programme provides mentors, business assistance, pitch training, technical assistance and access to investor networks, in support of the participating firms.

Accident Compensation Corporation - Support for Non-earners
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Labour Market  - 26.400  -  -  -  -

This funding will help the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provide services and support that assist people who are not in paid employment to avoid and recover from injury. It responds to increased demand arising from expected growth in the non-earners' population. This initiative will increase ACC's funding to about $1.23 billion for non-earners in 2016/17, which includes funding for support that will be provided in future years to injured people who need long-term assistance.

Ambulance Services - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 3.711 3.711 3.711 3.711  -

This funding will support the continuation of emergency services, such as air and road ambulances and ambulance communication centres.

Annual General Adjustment - Removing the Need for Additional Annual Decision Making
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development 0.224 0.754 0.702 0.721 0.738  -

This funding enables the removal of the need for additional annual decision making on income thresholds by creating new superannuitant-specific income thresholds that can be adjusted as necessary as part of the normal Annual General Adjustment (AGA) process.

Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2017 and 2018
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  -  1.516 2.971 3.262 3.380  -

This funding provides for an Annual Maximum Fee Movement (the amount tertiary education organisations can increase their domestic fees) of 2% for 2017 and 2018. A 2% increase balances providers' need for flexibility to meet costs and affordability for students, while reflecting the historically low inflation environment in New Zealand. Note that this initiative has not been counted against the operating allowance as the initiative is expected to be broadly fiscally neutral over time.

Antarctica New Zealand - Logistics Support and Related Activity
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 3.035 4.179 4.635 4.896  -

This funding will sustain Antarctica New Zealand's provision of logistics support and related services, which is used to facilitate research undertaken within the Government's science priorities for Antarctica.

Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 - Support for Legislative Changes
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Police  - 1.000 1.800 1.800 1.800  -

This funding will allow the New Zealand Police to comply with new provisions in the Anti-money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, following the passing of the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill in November 2015.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Membership
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Finance  -  -  -  -  - 144.466

This funding will provide for New Zealand's subscription, as a founding member and following recent ratification of relevant Articles of Agreement, to the newly-created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The AIIB is a Chinese-initiated multilateral investment bank aimed at addressing the significant gap in infrastructure investment across Asia. Membership will deepen New Zealand's connectivity to the region, complementing its involvement in the regional economic architecture, bilateral links and Free Trade Agreement network with Asia.

Assistive Technology - Increasing Access
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 0.300 0.350 0.400 0.400  -

This funding will provide for the increase in demand for Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology is the specialised equipment and technology that students with special education needs use to participate and learn in class.

Attracting International Screen Productions to New Zealand
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will enable the New Zealand Film Commission to continue activities to promote and market New Zealand as an international screen production destination and to provide specialist screen business services and information to international and domestic clients and agencies within the industry.

Auckland Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme - Land Acquisition
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Building and Housing  -  -  -  -  - 100.000

This funding will provide for the continuation of the Auckland Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme, which aims to facilitate housing development to help address the housing shortage in Auckland. A capital injection is required to allow the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to acquire land for development.

Aviation Security Service Funding for Baggage Screening
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 4.500

This funding will enable the Aviation Security Service to purchase baggage screening equipment.

Battle for Our Birds
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Conservation 20.690  -  -  -  -  -

Recent climate patterns led to an increase in beech tree flowering in 2015. The ensuing beech seeds will feed rodents and lead to a rapid population growth in pests, requiring immediate pest control work. This funding will provide a targeted pest control programme across forests in 2016 where there is significant likelihood of extinction or serious decline of threatened species.

Better Public Services Result 1 - Reducing Long-term Welfare Dependence
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 14.651 14.566 14.566 6.500  -

This funding will support the Government to achieve the target of reducing long-term welfare dependency. This initiative is comprised of a number of activities, most of which aim to help the Government better understand how to work with complex clients who have high barriers to employment, generally due to mental or physical incapacities. The main outcomes from this initiative are to learn more about the employment barriers faced by complex clients. The Ministry of Social Development will work alongside agencies including District Health Boards and the Department of Corrections to support the achievement of the target.

>Border Sector - Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Customs  - 9.564 8.036 5.681 5.681 1.520
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 1.557 1.734  -  -  -

This funding will provide for a pilot of new processes for trusted travellers and traders at the border; as well as increased resources to support the implementation of the changes to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, including better engagement with business; and increased sampling across Customs' border activities to improve the information base used for risk targeting.

Business Tax Package
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  - 56.400 84.400 10.300 34.300 2.000

This package of tax policy proposals will collectively reduce compliance costs and make tax simpler - especially for small businesses - while still maintaining New Zealand's broad-base, low-rate framework.

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority - Unspent Funds
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Supps Canterbury Earthquake Recovery  -  (1.501) (18.367) (19.170) (20.048)  -

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority was disestablished on 18 April 2016 and appropriations in Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery were transferred to multiple Votes including: Vote Building and Housing, Vote Business, Science and Innovation, Vote Finance, Vote Health, Vote Lands and Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet. This initiative reflects the return of the remaining funding available in Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery to the centre. There is no Estimates of Appropriations 2016/17 for Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.

Catalyst International Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.500 2.500 5.000 5.000  -

The Catalyst International Fund supports activities that initiate, develop and foster collaboration to leverage international science and innovation projects for New Zealand's benefit. Additional investment will help deepen the capacity of New Zealand's science system to engage internationally, and make a measurable contribution to our productivity and wellbeing through excellent science.

Child Protection Offenders Register - Support of Legislative Changes
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Police  - 2.700 1.700 1.800 2.000  -

This funding is for the IT and associated development costs of establishing and running the Child Protection Offenders Register, and the operating and resource costs of managing the Register.

Child, Youth and Family - Increased Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 35.376 36.062 36.715 36.715  -

This funding will allow the Ministry of Social Development to address inflationary pressures around personnel costs and address client demand pressures resulting from more children and young people in care.

Children's Action Plan - Financing Plan
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  (0.500) 2.495 2.005  (2.000)  (2.000)  -

Children's Teams provide child-centred services to vulnerable children who do not require a statutory response but still need intensive cross-agency support. This funding will maintain current operations, enable the expansion of four current Children's Teams in Whangarei, Canterbury, Counties Manukau and Hamilton to their District Health Board boundaries, and allow for the evaluation of the Children's Action Plan.

It will also enable the Children's Teams in Hamilton, Canterbury and Counties Manukau to continue to use the Vulnerable Kids Information System (ViKI) and The Hub. ViKI draws together information from government agencies and frontline professionals to provide a comprehensive picture of a vulnerable child. The Hub is the first contact point to raise concerns about vulnerable children whose needs are not serious enough to contact Child, Youth and Family or the Police.

Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 6.000  -  -  -  -

This will establish a fund into which the 34 state-integrated schools in greater Christchurch can apply to earthquake strengthen their buildings.

Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 21.224 18.583  -  -  -
Vol. 7 Courts  - 4.232 11.905  -  -  -
Vol. 7 Police  - 0.675 4.050  -  -  -
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 0.040 0.040  -  -  -

This funding will cover the first two years of operating costs of the multi-agency Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

Christchurch Schools Rebuild
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 1.254 8.886 15.264 15.264 127.790

This funding contributes to the $1.137 billion Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme as agreed to by Cabinet in 2013. This programme will construct 13 new schools, rebuild 10 schools on existing sites, fully redevelop 34 schools and partly redevelop 58 schools over the next 10 years.

Civil Legal Aid - Increasing Eligibility
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 1.899 3.804 5.753 5.753  -

This funding increases the eligibility criteria for legal aid in civil cases so that more New Zealanders on low incomes can have the assistance of a lawyer in civil court. The funding is phased in gradually from the 2016/17 year. From 2018/19, the funding is expected to deliver an estimated 2,700 additional legal aid grants per year.

Community Finance Scale-up from Pilot
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 0.800 1.200 1.100 1.100  -

This funding is to contribute to a private-public partnership which helps people vulnerable to unsustainable debt or unable to access reputable finance. The funding allows low-income families to access safe and fair (low- and no-interest) loans that contribute to an increase in quality of life, education to improve their financial capability and development of work readiness. This initiative builds on the successful one-year pilot that was completed in August 2015.

Community Law Centres
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 0.523 1.316 1.221 1.221  -

This funding enables Community Law Centres to continue to provide access to justice services to people who lack sufficient means to pay for legal services independently.

Computer Emergency Response Team - Establishment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 5.128 4.977 4.934 4.934 2.187

This funding will provide for the establishment of a national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to improve cyber resilience and help reduce cybercrime. CERT will receive reports of cyber incidents, triage incidents, gather information and provide trusted advice and information to business, government and individuals about cyber threats, and steps to take to prevent or respond to them.

Core Trusted Government Domain
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  - 3.462 3.193 3.153 3.191 9.040

This funding will improve the public's digital experiences by making it easier to find and use New Zealand Government information, services and open data. Additional resources will further develop the citizen-centric Govt.nz domain and allow customers to move between government websites easily. Tools to support public consultation and improve advice to agencies on the minimum requirements for websites will also be developed.

Crown Property Disposal Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Lands  - 0.621 1.242 2.085 2.383  -

This funding will facilitate government agencies who work with Land Information New Zealand to release and dispose of surplus Crown property. The funding will remove cost barriers for agencies that are financially constrained in their ability to increase the volume of disposals above current levels.

Crown Prosecution Services - Sustainable Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Attorney-General  - 4.922 4.922 4.922 4.922  -

This funding will increase resources for Crown prosecutors, addressing current and emerging risks to the sustainability of the national Crown prosecution service. This ensures offenders are held to account through high-quality Crown prosecutions and appeals.

5  Notes on Initiatives (D-H)

Data and Analytics - Contingency
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000

Subject to the delivery of a data investment framework by the cross-agency Information Group, this funding will allow public sector agencies to deliver data and analytics initiatives that support a system approach to data across government.

Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 31.819 89.700 89.700 89.700  -

This funding provides for the continued implementation of the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review. This review determined the set of capabilities required within the New Zealand Defence Force to enable the delivery of the Government's defence policy, as laid out in the Defence White Paper 2010.

Disability Support Services - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 42.296 42.296 42.296 42.296  -

This funding will contribute to the ongoing delivery of services that enable disabled New Zealanders and their families, so they can live the lives they choose.

These services include:

  • community-based services such as home support, personal care, funded family carers and caregiver support
  • residential care services provided across rest homes, community residential services and hospitals
  • services for people with high and complex needs including compulsory care, and
  • equipment-based services such as cochlear implants and hearing aids.
District Health Boards - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 400.000 400.000 400.000 400.000  -

This funding will be provided to District Health Boards to meet additional costs they face in delivering health services. These additional costs are driven by pressures such as inflation, wage costs and changes in the populations they serve.

Elective Surgery Health Target
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 24.000 24.000 24.000 24.000  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Health to contract with District Health Boards (DHBs) to achieve the Government's elective surgery health target. DHBs will pay for 2,000 of these and the Ministry will pay for the remainder. This ensures that provision of elective surgeries keeps ahead of population growth.

Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Serving Sentences in the Community
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections 2.600 2.200 2.200 2.200 2.200  -

This funding allows for the continuation of the 24-hour GPS electronic anklet monitoring service for the highest risk offenders to better manage prisoner releases and improve public safety and continuous improvement of the Electronic Monitoring Assurance Framework.

Eliminating Bovine Tuberculosis through Joint Government/Industry Management
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 18.444 18.444 16.444 16.444  -

This funding is the Crown's contribution to the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan which seeks to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (Bovine TB) from New Zealand by 2055. Bovine TB is an infectious disease which can result in production losses for the beef, dairy and deer farming sectors.

Emissions Trading Scheme - Removal of the One for Two Transitional Measure
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  - (25.398) (73.512) (117.306) (139.824)  -

This reflects the increase in Crown revenue as a result of phasing out the “one for two” surrender obligation from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) over three years, starting 1 January 2017. This will increase unit surrenders to the Government by non-forestry ETS participants.

Endeavour Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 10.900 24.600 33.300 45.000  -

The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent science that has potential impact for New Zealand, economically, environmentally and socially. Further investment in the Fund will help deliver the aims of the National Statement of Science Investments.

Engineering Education to Employment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400  -

This initiative funds the operating costs of the Engineering Education to Employment (E2E) programme, which supports engineering education providers and employers to facilitate transitions from education to employment for the increasing numbers of engineering graduates.

Environmental Reporting as Required by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Statistics  - 0.800 0.800 0.800 0.800  -

This funding will enable Statistics New Zealand to continue its role to co-produce independent, accurate and credible information about New Zealand's environment and trends so decision makers can identify improving areas and emerging problems. Insights from this co-production will help central and local government, iwi, businesses and communities make well-informed choices about how to manage our natural resources.

Exclusive Economic Zone Regulation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Environment  - 4.000 4.000  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Environmental Protection Authority to undertake decision-making, monitoring and enforcement functions as legislated in the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.

Family Violence Response Coordination
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 2.800  -  -  -  -

The Family Violence Prevention Networks (the Networks) are local-level multi-agency groups of government and community organisations that lead primary prevention, campaigns, training and collaborative responses to family violence in their area. The one-year funding will enable the Networks to align to the Family Violence and Sexual Violence ministerial work programme.

Fees-free Foundation Education
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 2.080 4.160 4.160 4.160  -

The initiative makes tertiary education at qualification Levels 1 and 2 fees-free to all learners from 2017. This implements a 2014 election manifesto commitment. It will support learners to gain the basic skills they need to progress to higher study or to gain employment.

Forecast Changes in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education, and Property Values
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education 75.332 88.074 73.922 73.177 164.846  -

This funding will primarily meet the costs of increases in the forecast number of children in early childhood education. It also meets an increase in depreciation as a result of the increase in value of the school property portfolio, and reflects movements in other factors, such as student rolls.

Free Trade Agreement Implementation - Maximising the Benefits
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 1.300 1.500 1.800  -  -

The Government will expand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) implementation activity to increase exporters' access to the benefits available under existing FTAs, including the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Freshwater Improvement Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Environment  - 2.500 5.000 7.000 10.000  -

This funding will build on the Government's investment in improving freshwater management and remediation of degraded lakes, rivers and streams of national significance.

Game Animal Council Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Conservation  - 0.375 0.225  -  -  -

This initiative is to enable the Game Animal Council to establish a sustainable game trophy levy.

General Markets Regulation - Implementing the Commerce Act 1986, Fair Trading Act 1986, and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 4.550 3.550 3.550 3.550  -

The Commerce Commission's general markets regulation area has taken on increased responsibilities following recent reforms to consumer law, and is also experiencing increasing demand and complexity in its competition activities. This funding will help ensure the Commission has adequate resources to meet these increased demands, and ensure that the new consumer laws can be strongly enforced.

Global Research Alliance - Increased Research Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 6.000 5.000 5.000 4.000  -

This funding will be used to progress Global Research Alliance research through proof of concept to pilot studies and commercialisation, and support international initiatives that address mitigation of emissions from livestock. The Global Research Alliance was established in 2009 and aims to bring countries together to find ways to grow more food without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Government Centre for Dispute Resolution
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.600 1.500 1.500 1.500  -

This funding enables the establishment of a permanent Government Centre for Dispute Resolution (GCDR) to provide a one-stop shop to support all government dispute resolution regimes. GCDR will seek to reduce inconsistency in approach and duplication of effort across government dispute resolution systems, consolidate knowledge and to plan for the future of government dispute resolution.

Government Legal Network - Permanent Establishment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Attorney-General  - 0.885 0.885 0.885 0.885  -

This funding will provide for the permanent establishment of the Government Legal Network that has been operating on a temporary basis since 2011. The Government Legal Network is a collaboration of government agency lawyers and the Solicitor-General that leverages the collective legal resources and expertise of the Crown.

GST on Cross-border Services and Intangibles
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  - (30.000) (40.000) (40.000) (40.000)  -

Services and other intangibles provided to New Zealand residents by offshore suppliers, such as purchases of music from offshore websites, will be subject to GST from 1 October 2016. This is consistent with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines and international practice.

Health Research Council
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 10.000 18.000 26.000 43.000  -

This funding will provide additional support for longitudinal health studies, enable the Health Research Council to provide strategic leadership for the health sector and to increase the amount of health research undertaken in New Zealand.

Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 2.765 2.695 2.695 2.695  -

This funding will enable further training and development to support the sustainability of the healthcare workforce. This will address increased costs to programmes such as the General Practitioner Education Programme, the Voluntary Bonding Scheme and the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme.

Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500  -

This funding will be used to expand the existing Healthy Homes Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce the incidence of children aged 0-5 contracting preventable disease by decreasing the number of families living in cold, damp and crowded houses.

High Performance Sport - Tokyo 2020
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Sport and Recreation  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000  -

This funding will support existing high performance activity directly linked to the achievement of High Performance Sport New Zealand's (HPSNZ's) strategic plan and builds the sustainability of New Zealand's broader high performance system. This additional investment will allow HPSNZ to safeguard and leverage government investment made to date by ensuring system gains are sustainable leading into the Tokyo Olympiad in 2020.

5  Notes on Initiatives (I-M)

In-class Support for Students with Special Education Needs - Increasing Access
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 2.155 4.375 4.375 4.375  -

This funding is to increase in-class support for identified students with special education needs. This teacher aide support enables the teacher to personalise class programmes to lift achievement of these students.

Independent Police Conduct Authority Funding for Increasing Volumes and New Prevention Initiatives
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300  -

This funding will enable the Independent Police Conduct Authority (the Authority) to fulfil its statutory function of receiving and investigating complaints against the Police, to enable the Authority to undertake more preventive work with Police and to fulfil its statutory obligations as a National Preventive Mechanism.

Inland Revenue's Business Transformation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue 54.500 237.000 277.000 258.000 295.000 354.000
Vol. 5 Revenue (26.500) (26.000) (51.000) (68.000) (139.000)  
n/a n/a  -  -  - (90.000) (190.000)  -

This funding enables Inland Revenue to implement a multi-year, multi-stage change programme that will modernise New Zealand's tax service to make it simpler and faster for New Zealanders to pay their taxes and give more certainty that they will receive their entitlements. Funding for this programme is offset by administrative savings from within Inland Revenue's baseline and additional forecast tax revenue.

Intensive Alcohol and Drug Support for Pregnant Women - Extension of Services
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will enable the expansion of a successful programme already established in Auckland. Substance abuse causes harm to children in-utero and evidence shows this can be a barrier to providing good parenting. This programme provides intensive alcohol and drug support services to pregnant women to address these harmful effects, and address the significant risk and long-term costs to families.

Intensive Wraparound Service - Increasing Access
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 2.220 2.220 2.220 2.220  -

The Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) delivers intensive support for students with the highest and most complex behavioural and learning needs. The Service began in January 2013 and supports a total of 285 students per year. This additional funding will allow expansion of the IWS to an extra 50 students.

International Connections for New Zealanders
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 6.000 12.000 12.500 12.500  -
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 0.500  -  -  -  -

This funding will provide for initiatives in the tertiary sector that will incentivise more students to develop international linkages and connections.

International Visitor Attraction - Additional Investment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000  -

This funding will provide for further investment in international visitor attraction through Tourism New Zealand across targeted growth markets. This will increase the value of the sector, decrease market concentration, increase regional dispersal and contribute to better off-peak demand.

Investing in Justice
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Courts  - 5.902 3.529 1.694 0.357  -
Vol. 7 Justice  - 1.476 0.882 0.424 0.089  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Justice to develop a programme of work to achieve more efficient and effective services. The work programme will focus on more effective ways of working, such as streamlining processes and implementing operational excellence models.

Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Design of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development 3.000 14.500 17.000  -  -  -

This funding will enable the design of system-wide reform of services provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. This programme will deliver the initial priority components of a new operating model to support the system-wide reform of services provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. The programme will transform the current model of support to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Investing in New Zealand's Children and their Families - Delivery of a New Operating Model for Vulnerable Children
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 6.725 6.725 6.725 6.725  -
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 18.375 29.375 42.375 51.375  -

This funding is for the delivery of system-wide reform and investment in services and support provided to New Zealand's vulnerable children, young people and their families. The investment will deliver the initial components of system-wide reform to ensure children and young people grow up in loving and stable families and communities where they can be safe, strong, connected and able to flourish.

Joint Venture Airports
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 5.000

The Crown has an obligation to six regional airports, in which it is a 50% partner under a number of joint venture agreements. These airports are New Plymouth, Taupo, Whanganui, Westport, Whakatane and Whangarei. This funding is to ensure the Crown continues to meet its obligations as a joint venture partner. These airports make air travel available in centres that might otherwise not have airports.

KiwiRail - Additional Investment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  -  -  -  -  - 190.200

This funding will support approved capital expenditure by KiwiRail Holdings Limited for the New Zealand rail system. This funding is part of a two-year package of funding for KiwiRail Holdings Limited that was announced in Budget 2015.

Legal Aid in Criminal Cases - Managing Increasing Costs and Demand
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice 20.000 16.757 10.822 13.651 13.247  -

This funding will enable legal aid services to meet rising demand and increasing costs of representation for New Zealanders who require legal aid in criminal cases.

Local Government Commission - Brokering Cost Effective Local Government
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  - 1.500  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Local Government Commission to continue reorganisation activity. This includes work on the four regional reorganisation proposals. The funding will also be used to undertake preparatory work in advance of the Better Local Services legislative reforms coming into effect.

Management of Offenders Returning to New Zealand
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 3.900 3.200 2.700 2.200  -

This funding will allow for the continuation of the supervision regime for offenders returning to New Zealand following a prison sentence of more than one year in an overseas jurisdiction.

Management of the Mt Eden Corrections Facility
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

This funding will allow the Department of Corrections to resume the management of Mt Eden Corrections Facility following SERCO's departure.

Māori Electoral Participation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 2.000 0.500 0.500 2.000  -

This funding builds on the 2014 Relationship Accord between the National Party and the Māori Party to support policies that increase awareness of the electoral process and encourage greater Māori electoral participation.

Māori Innovation Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This additional funding for the Māori Innovation Fund will help more Māori enterprises manage and grow their asset bases by increasing the size of the Commercial Advisors Scheme, funding board mentors, purchasing needs assessments for Māori enterprises and assisting collectives to write applications.

Māori Land Service Programme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development 1.980 6.000  -  -  - 6.200

This funding will enable the establishment of the Māori Land Service which will support Māori land owners to strengthen the management and utilisation of their land as proposed by the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 reform.

Māori Television Service - Promote and Protect Māori Language and Culture
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 2.653 2.653 2.653 2.653  -

This funding will support investment in new technologies, development and transition towards high definition broadcasting and continuation of current services.

Maritime Incident Response
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport  - 0.764 0.764 0.764  -  -

Three years of funding was provided (2013/14-2015/16) to Maritime New Zealand to develop readiness and response capabilities for incidents where either an oil spill is not present or oil is not the only pollutant. This funding will allow Maritime New Zealand to sustain the response capability to complex non-oil maritime incidents beyond June 2016.

Marsden Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 6.000 12.000 20.000 28.000  -

The Marsden Fund supports excellence in science, engineering, maths, social sciences and the humanities in New Zealand by providing grants for investigator-initiated research. Further investment in the Fund will help deliver the aims of the National Statement of Science Investments.

Mental Health Response at an Earlier Stage
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding increases support and guidance for primary care and social services to help people access help for mental health concerns at an earlier stage. This will improve accessibility to mental health services; and improve mental health outcomes by establishing a local mental health pathways programme, a mental health consult-liaison function and a mental health triage response function for emergency services.

Microfinancing for Whānau Small-medium Business Enterprises - Expansion
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

The overall aim of the microfinancing trials is to improve the quality of life of whānau by supporting improved financial independence of whānau. This funding will extend the microfinancing trials to target more high-needs areas where coverage is limited, to increase the support for greater uptake of immediate low- or no-interest financial relief for whānau. This initiative aligns with the microfinancing trials previously undertaken in South and West Auckland and may be extended in scope to also contribute towards a greater uptake of whānau-led small-medium business enterprises to contribute towards regional development and financial independence of whānau.

Ministerial Services - Increasing Executive Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs 4.248 2.510 2.532 2.472 2.427 1.285

This funding will allow for Ministerial Services to meet new and increased demands on the level of support provided to the Executive. This includes relocation of the Wellington VIP Transport depot, the upgrade of the Beehive website and an increase in the provision for ceremonial events.

Ministry for Pacific Peoples - Departmental Capital
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.200

This additional capital and related capital charge funding is to assist the Ministry for Pacific Peoples through an intensive period of capital investment in 2015/16. This includes the implementation of a new content management system, an upgrade of information technology hardware and the completion of a number of property moves.

Ministry for Women - Maintaining Policy Capability
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Women  - 0.370 0.460 0.500 0.500  -

This funding is to secure the current level of policy capability for the Ministry for Women in the medium term to enable it to continue delivering on current government priorities for New Zealand women.

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management - Capability and Capacity
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 0.730 1.800 1.800 1.800 0.063

This funding will enable progression of necessary work with central and local government, businesses and communities to increase New Zealanders' national resilience to emergencies. This funding will also enable development of stronger frameworks and systems for managing risks and responding to and recovering from emergencies.

Ministry of Social Development - Additional Capital Investment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 1.080 2.760 3.360 3.360 12.000

This funding is for carrying out critical core IT upgrades to improve security and replace core systems that are due for replacement. This will reduce the vulnerability of IT security breaches and improve the ability to fund essential upgrades, maintain business continuity and improve access management.

Ministry of Social Development - Ensuring the Safety of Our Employees
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 11.734 8.054 1.450 1.450  -

This funding will cover costs related to the Security Response Programme, including staff resourcing, training and awareness and any additional security features. Costs also include the purchase and distribution of mobile duress alarms for staff working in Child, Youth and Family, fraud investigators and other staff who largely work offsite. The Security Response Programme responds to the changing health, safety and security environment, including the changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the newly introduced all-of-government protective security requirements as well as aligning and implementing the recommendations of the independent security review.

Additional funding will allow the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to continue the current level of controlled access and security monitoring through the security guard function until decisions are made and any implementation of an updated security environment commences. The programme will also be supporting the implementation of a new operating model for managing health, safety and security and this will further inform future requirements.

MSD will also investigate a replacement system for our current incident management and reporting system and ongoing support for it.

5  Notes on Initiatives (N-Q)

National Biocontainment Laboratory - Final Funding Requirements;
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  -  -  -  -  - 19.474

This funding is for the construction of a replacement high security National Biocontainment Laboratory. The laboratory will provide diagnostic and testing services for high risk animal and human disease investigations.

National Bowel Screening Programme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 11.901 11.761 7.987 7.660  -

This funding will be used to establish a national bowel screening programme for 60-74-year-olds, which aims to enable early detection, ongoing surveillance and a reduction of the prevalence of bowel cancer in New Zealand. The programme will be rolled out across the country in stages.

New Zealand Apprenticeships - Additional Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 0.900 2.700 4.500 6.300  -

This initiative will fund about 5,500 more New Zealand apprentices by 2020 to deliver more skills for industry. A strengthening labour market, a refreshed industry training system and improvements in school achievement are resulting in greater demand for apprenticeships.

New Zealand Customs Service - Modernising and Transforming Our Workforce
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Customs 0.784 4.758 4.758 4.758 4.758  -

This funding will enable the New Zealand Customs Service to reshape, build and retain its operational workforce to manage future demand from increased volumes and changing risk profiles of trade and travellers crossing New Zealand's border, restructuring remuneration to support these changes.

New Zealand Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia - Establishment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  -  -  - 3.626 3.719 6.708

The Government will open a New Zealand Embassy in Colombia to deepen our economic and trade relationships with Latin America and forge closer relations with the dynamic Pacific Alliance regional grouping (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru).

New Zealand Fire Services - Unification
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  - 10.000 10.000 10.000  -
n/a Capital injection not yet sought  -  -  -  -  - 111.940
n/a Capital offset by levy increase  -  -  -  -  - (111.940)

This funding will provide for the Crown's contribution towards non-fire activities undertaken by the New Zealand Fire Service. This takes place at the same time as the unification of rural fire services with the New Zealand Fire Service into a new organisation called Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The Crown contribution towards non-fire activities will reduce the cross-subsidisation currently paid for by levy payers but that are unrelated to property or motor vehicle insurance.

The repayable capital injection will provide for the transition costs of moving to a new unified Fire Service.

In addition, a proposed increase to the fire levy is expected to provide $151 million over four years from 2017/18, bringing the total estimated cost of the transition to the new fire service to $303 million.

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 1.200 1.700 2.500 3.300 0.600
Vol. 5 Communications Security and Intelligence  - 10.600 18.200 15.300 15.300  -
Vol. 5 Security Intelligence  - 18.700 23.000 32.600 35.700  -

This funding is for the operating and investing activities of the New Zealand Intelligence Community.

New Zealand Police - Employment Costs
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Police 18.300 39.900 63.600 63.600 63.600  -

This funding is for the costs of New Zealand Police's recently completed collective employment agreements.

New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Two
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  -  -  -  -  - 151.567

This funding provides for the second New Zealand schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. This PPP is for four schools: Haeata Community Campus and Rolleston College in Christchurch, Wakatipu High School in Queenstown and Ormiston Junior College in Auckland.

New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Three
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  (0.251)  (2.001)  (5.442) 1.348 26.321 177.347

This funding will procure six schools, in a single Public Private Partnership. The schools in this project will be developed to meet population growth in Auckland and Hamilton, and as part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme.

New Zealand Story - Expansion
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 0.900 0.900 0.900 0.900  -

The New Zealand Story is a cross-government set of nation-branding activities that are targeted to specific international regions. This funding will enable further development of the New Zealand brand, activate greater business use of New Zealand Story tools and increase collaboration with stakeholders.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200  -

This funding will enable the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to perform more concerts, and to tour to more regional centres, resulting in larger audiences and an increase in earned revenue. This increases funding for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra from $13.446 million to $14.646 million per year.

New Zealand Travel Document Database - Implementing Recommendations of the Smith/Traynor Inquiry
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  - 1.446 1.170 1.170 1.170  -

This funding will provide for the deactivation of passports for serious offenders attempting unauthorised overseas travel through Stop Travel notifications. The initiative is part of the cross-government response to recommendations made in the Government Inquiry into the escape of Phillip John Smith/Traynor. Twenty-four thousand passports per year are expected to be marked for travel restriction following the inquiry. This will result in more robust control at the border for unauthorised overseas travel by offenders, through marking electronic alerts on the New Zealand Travel Document Database.

Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 6.000 7.000 6.000 6.000  -

This funding will enable the completion, enhancement and extension of cycle trails that are the Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT). Funding will also be provided to New Zealand Cycle Trail Incorporated to enable the organisation to carry out its governance role for NZCT.

Non-resident Withholding Tax - Related Party and Branch Lending
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  -  (7.000) (21.000) (37.000) (51.000)  -

This package of tax policy changes will strengthen the Non-resident Withholding Tax and Approved Issuer Levy rules, to help ensure that domestic borrowers and foreign lenders are taxed at a reasonable level.

Non-violence Programmes - Supporting Increased Utilisation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Courts  - 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700  -

This funding will enable non-violence programmes to be delivered to support reducing domestic violence in New Zealand. Under the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2013 when a Protection Order is put in place the person who has used violence is required to undertake a non-violence programme. Current demand for these programmes is high and expected to increase.

Office of the Clerk - Higher Capability Workforce
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Office of the Clerk  - 0.290 0.602 0.930 1.272  -

This funding will enable the Office to further develop its workforce capability in order to deliver better services to Parliament and to the public on behalf of Parliament and in particular for the Office to provide an increased level of advice and support to select committees.

Ongoing Resourcing Scheme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 3.834 4.074 4.228 4.360  -

The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme provides additional support for students with the highest level of need for special education. The additional support enables students to participate in the classroom and access the curriculum. This additional funding will enable the increased number of eligible students to access the service.

Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 6.177 12.374 12.331 12.271  -

This initiative will increase discretionary funding to state and state-integrated schools to increase schools' support for children most at risk of not achieving. Social investment factors will be used to assess the size of the educational challenge a school might face.

Ōpōtiki Harbour Development
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.400  -  -  -  -

This funding supports the geotechnical validation stage of the Ōpōtiki Harbour Development which will enable economic growth in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

 
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400  -

This funding contributes to the increased provision of other nationally purchased health services such as the Contact Lens Service (helping to address increased demand owing to the ageing population), palliative care services and health research. This will further support services provided to the ageing population group.

Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-serving Prisoners

 
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

This funding allows for the continuation of support to short-serving prisoners to help them reintegrate with their community by identifying basic needs such as accommodation and employment, and then navigating them to appropriate community-based services.

Pacific Cultural Centre
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.250  -  -  -  -

This will fund a study in to the feasibility of building a Pacific Cultural Centre in Auckland.

Pacific Employment Support Services
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 1.150 1.150 1.150 1.150  -

This is continued funding for the Pacific Employment Support Services. This programme focuses on reducing the number of Pacific young people who are not in education, employment or training through assisting them to obtain and maintain employment or to engage in further education or training. The programme identifies these individuals and places them into training programmes, followed by direct placement into sustained work, or further qualification-based training.

Parliament Executive Wing (Beehive) - Ground Floor Redevelopment

Parliament Executive Wing (Beehive) - Ground Floor Redevelopment
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Parliamentary Service  - 0.250  -  -  - 4.000

This funding will enable better utilisation of space and allow for continued growth particularly from the tour and education group sector. Parliament has 200,000 visitors per year, of which 87,000 are tour and educational groups. With the current layout of the lobby, visitor numbers are almost at capacity.

Parliament Website - Emergency Continuity and Upgrading Publishing Systems
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Office of the Clerk  - 0.542 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.323

This funding will enable the Parliament Website to function in the event of a significant system failure or a major emergency situation, replace aged and underperforming publishing systems and transform parliamentary information systems for Open Government and other strategies to improve public engagement.

Parliamentary Precinct - Maintenance of Buildings and Services
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Parliamentary Service  - 0.200 0.160 0.150  - 5.900

This funding will enable the maintenance of the parliamentary buildings and services including the replacement of the Debating Chamber sound system, the replacement of the roof membrane and chiller on the Library and building services items such as air handling systems, pumps and switchboards in the Executive Wing and Parliament House.

Passport and Travel Documents - Sustainable Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  -  -  -  - 23.000

This funding will support the Department of Internal Affairs in its provision of passport services and to provide for the introduction of the 10-year validity period for adult passports.

Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 39.000 29.000 29.000 27.000  -

This funding will increase Pharmac's budget for pharmaceuticals, allowing more medicines to be publicly funded.

Pike29 Memorial Track
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Conservation  -  -  -  -  - 11.780

This funding provides for the construction of the Pike29 Memorial Track and associated memorial and visitor assets. The 45-kilometre Great Walk is to be constructed through the Paparoa National Park which has been extended by 3,971 hectares to include the Pike River area as a memorial to the 29 men killed in the 2010 mining disaster. The new track is planned to be opened at the end of 2018.

Place-based Collaborations - Contingency
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 4.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

Subject to the further development of proposals, this funding will provide support to place-based collaborations. Place-based collaborations are where key service providers in a region come together and work with the local community to provide better access and better services to at-risk children by developing shared goals, sharing information, identifying what is working and what is not working and then making or proposing changes to services as a result.

Pre-seed Accelerator Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This additional investment in the Pre-seed Accelerator funding will enable more support for the commercialisation of publicly-funded research, enabling a greater economic return on New Zealand's science system.

Primary Health Care Services - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health 1.952 18.233 18.233 18.233 18.233  -

This funding provides for the better-than-expected uptake in the Under 13s initiative which aims to reduce barriers to young people accessing healthcare in their community. This funding will also support continued delivery of other primary care services in the community.

Prison Population Growth - Additional Core Custodial Services and Beds
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections 15.000 72.325 76.425 70.925 70.925  -

This funding will enable Corrections to meet the rising costs of running prisons - including existing custodial services and the ongoing funding for additional places in the prison network.

Procurement Functional Leadership - Accelerating Commercial Capability
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.025 3.025 3.025 3.025  -

This funding enables the accelerated delivery of improvements in social sector procurement, system-wide improvement to supplier relationships and more commercial approaches in investments. Improving business growth by leveraging off the World Trade Organisation's Global Procurement Agreement will further opportunities with foreign governments, and ensures ongoing operation of the Government Electronic Tender System.

Project Tatupu
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.250  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable a feasibility study that will investigate options for programmes that will assist Pacific families or groups to seek regional employment and housing opportunities.

Public Defence Service
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 2.842 3.500 3.500 3.500  -

This funding will ensure that investment in the Public Defence Service is sustainable and meets its allocated share of criminal legal aid cases nationally. The number of criminal legal aid cases is rising and is expected to increase further from 2016/17.

Public Health Services - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 1.559 1.559 1.559 1.559  -

This funding will enable the continued delivery of public health services such as family violence alerts for children at risk of abuse.

Queensland Fruit Fly - Return of Savings
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  (1.430)  -  -  -  -  -

This funding was returned as savings in 2015/16 as final expenditure on the Queensland Fruit Fly eradication response was less than forecast.

5  Notes on Initiatives (R-S)

Refugee English Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 0.325 0.650 0.650 0.650  -

This initiative increases the Refugee English Fund by $650,000 a year, to $2.250 million, from 2017. The Fund provides fees-free study for people with a refugee background so they can progress to higher-level tertiary study and/or employment.

Regional Business Partners Programme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000  -

This funding will enable New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation to engage with more export-oriented businesses in the regions through the Regional Business Partners Programme.

Regional Growth Programme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 11.000 11.000 11.000 11.000  -

This funding will enable greater and quicker progress to be made on regional initiatives arising from Regional Growth Action Plans in Bay of Plenty, Northland, Manawatu-Whanganui and the East Coast/Hawke's Bay and potentially other regions.

Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grants
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will provide for specific mid-sized project grants which can be accessed only by regions that have proven enhancing their tourism offering would support economic growth for their region.

Regional Research Institutes - Contingency
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  -  - 10.000 10.000 20.000  -

This funding will increase the size of the existing contingency for Regional Research Institutes.

Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance in the Petroleum and Minerals Sectors
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 0.490 0.300 0.750 1.050  -

This funding will enable the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment to effectively deliver on its regulatory compliance and monitoring responsibilities for petroleum and minerals permit holders under the Crown Minerals Act 1991.

Relativity Mechanism Dispute Resolution
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Treaty Negotiations  - 2.836  -  -  -  -

This funding will provide for the resolution of disputes concerning the relativity mechanism included in the Treaty of Waitangi settlements with Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu.

Repayment of Auckland Council Loans
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Finance  -  -  -  -  - (490.000)

This reflects the early repayment by the Auckland Council of loans made to it by the Crown.

Residential Tenancies Act 1986 Changes - Implementation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Building and Housing  - 0.990 0.660 0.730 0.580  -

This funding will provide business intelligence and resource to deliver an information campaign, advice and support to tenants and landlords to promote the changes to their obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. This will also provide for additional compliance and enforcement.

Restorative Justice - Increased Utilisation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 4.049 4.049 4.049 4.049  -

This funding will enable restorative justice programmes to meet future demands for their services. Restorative justice is an important part of reducing crime, victimisation and harm.

Review of Non-staff Support for Members of Parliament
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Parliamentary Service  - 1.000  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable a review of non-staff support for Members of Parliament. The 6th Appropriations Review Committee, established under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000, recommended that the Parliamentary Service develops a new model for non-staff funding for Members for the next parliamentary term. This is to ensure that future Members of Parliament receive allocations that more accurately reflect the way they operate.

Royal New Zealand Ballet
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will restore greater access for New Zealanders to the Royal New Zealand Ballet by enabling the company to increase its touring programme, including doing more tours to a greater number of regional centres and more educational work with young people around New Zealand. This increases the government contribution to the Royal New Zealand Ballet from $4.384 million to $5.384 million per year.

School Property Growth Package
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 8.417 16.857 25.971 29.104 270.577

This funding delivers two new schools in Auckland and Tauranga, two school expansions in Auckland and Hamilton, new property for one existing kura kaupapa Māori and extra classrooms to meet additional roll growth.

School-based Health Services - Additional Support
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 0.070 0.070 0.070 0.070  -

This funding will ensure that resources can be provided for the increase in the number of decile 3 schools to be able to provide comprehensive school-based health services.

Social Housing - Additional Income-related Rent Subsidy Funding
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 22.300 58.000 78.500 41.200  -

The Income-related Rent Subsidy is the mechanism for supporting tenants in social housing. This funding provides for increased Income-related Rent Subsidy payments owing to increased rents, as well as covering costs related to the redeveloped social housing places in Tamaki, and additional social housing places in Auckland.

Social Housing - Emergency Housing
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 9.000 10.500 10.800 10.800 0.500

This funding will pay for emergency housing places in areas of high demand, including some places specifically for perpetrators of family violence. It will also establish an Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant to meet the emergency housing needs of individuals and families.

Social Housing - Water Rates in Tauranga for Transferred Social Housing Properties
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 0.400 0.400 0.300 0.300  -

This funding will pay for the water-supply charges for existing tenants in properties transferred from Housing New Zealand Corporation to Community Housing Providers in Tauranga.

Social Housing Reform Programme - Accelerating Redevelopment of Housing New Zealand Corporation's Auckland Portfolio
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Finance  - 2.100 1.700  -  -  -

This funding will enable the exploration of opportunities to redevelop Housing New Zealand Corporation land in Auckland to deliver on the Government's objectives, in particular increasing affordable housing supply in Auckland.

Social Housing Reform Programme - Additional Resource for the Ministry of Social Development
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 3.700  -  -  -  -

This funding will cover the 2016/17 costs of staff who are already in place and only funded until 30 June 2016. This funding will also support work on the development of the Ministry of Social Development's role as an active purchaser of social housing.

Social Housing Reform Programme - Transfers, Projects and Policy
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Finance  - 1.200 0.200 2.500 3.600  -

This funding will provide for the management of the transfer of social housing stock to community housing providers to diversify social housing ownership and management. This is in line with the Government's social housing reform objectives.

Specialist Sexual Violence Services
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 7.880 7.880 7.880 7.880  -
Vol. 10 Social Development  -  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  (1.600)  -
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  -  - 1.896 6.397 6.159  -

This funding will establish a sustainable national sexual violence service system including continuation of existing services, and designing and implementing new services to fill gaps, in order to reduce and prevent harm. The focus is first response (crisis) services for victims, including helpline and callout support, harmful sexual behaviour services for self-referred adults, youth and children (assessments and treatment) and services for male survivors of sexual abuse.

This will ensure that the specialist sexual violence services sector can deliver high-quality services that meet the needs of those affected, and the continuation, growth and improvement of these services.

Sports Anti-doping - Testing, Deterrence and Investigations
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Sport and Recreation  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will strengthen the deterrent effect of New Zealand's anti-doping programme by increasing the number of urine and blood tests, accelerating the implementation of the Athlete Biological Passport and extending the reach of the testing and education programme to elite junior athletes. The additional investment will be underpinned by strengthening Drug Free Sport New Zealand's analysis and intelligence capabilities.

Statistics House Refit

Statistics House Refit
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Statistics 1.500  -  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable a refit to commence on the Wellington Statistics House building that will allow Ministry of Transport staff to relocate to Statistics House. This co-location is part of a wider strategy for streamlining the Government's property requirements in Wellington. This will result in a more efficient use of Statistics House which in turn will lead to cost savings.

Strategic Science Investment Fund
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 12.500 14.500 18.000 18.000  -

The Strategic Science Investment Fund will provide funding for the following projects:

  • operating the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Vessel Tangaroa
  • maintenance and upkeep of Nationally Significant Collections and Databases held in Crown research institutes
  • supporting strategic freshwater research, and
  • developing New Zealand's expertise in genomics and precision medicine.
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 7.173 7.287 7.207  -  -
Vol. 6 Health  -  (7.173)  (7.287)  (7.207)  -  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Health to implement the priorities for action included in the Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm. This funding will be offset by the collection of the problem gambling levy which makes this fiscally neutral to the Crown over time.

SuperGold Card - Public Transport Concession Scheme
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Transport 0.400 10.224 10.224 10.224 10.224  -

This funding will provide for the continuation of services under the SuperGold Card Public Transport Concession Scheme.

Supporting Commemorations
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This new fund will assist communities to initiate, promote, and hold events that will commemorate important milestones in our nation's history.

Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 8.000  -  -  -  -

This funding will ensure the Ministry of Education's Education Infrastructure Service maintains its delivery and support for school infrastructure.

Supporting Mental Health Services in Canterbury
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health 1.370 6.480 6.480 6.480  -  -

This funding will provide additional localised resources to a number of local primary and community mental health services, information services and support workforce wellbeing. This funding will also boost the existing Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund, used to assess mental health need and commission earthquake-related support services over the next three years.

5  Notes on Initiatives (T-W)

Taku Kāinga - Growing the Māori Housing Network
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.150 3.150 3.150 3.150  -

This funding will enable the Māori Housing Network to increase the number of projects repairing and building homes for whānau living in sub-standard accommodation, including emergency housing.

Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 17.580 35.159 35.159 35.159  -

This funding will provide for targeted tuition subsidy increases for key fields of study, to bring tuition subsidy funding into greater alignment with the relative costs of delivery, and for sub-degree provision at Level 3 and above.

Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 0.700 0.700 0.700 0.700  -

This funding will strengthen Te Matatini's capacity to increase community participation in kapa haka, enhance its positive cultural, health and social impacts and showcase the best kapa haka internationally. This increases funding for Te Matatini from $1.248 million to $1.948 million per year.

Te Mātāwai - Māori Language Revitalisation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will establish Te Mātāwai, a new independent statutory entity, to promote the health and wellbeing of the Māori language for iwi and Māori, and to support, inform and influence the Crown's efforts to revitalise the Māori language.

Te Taura Whiri - Te Reo Māori Whānau and Community Planning Initiative
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will support whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to develop Māori language strategies, a key objective under the new Māori Language Act 2016. The strategies will support the revitalisation of the Māori language, including increasing the number of people speaking the Māori language and improving their fluency. Revitalisation of te reo will be achieved through whānau, hapū, iwi and communities being able to attend Kura Whakarauora (Language Planning Schools), being supported by Kaiārahi Whakarauora (Language Planning Facilitators/Mentors) and accessing Rauemi Whakarauora (Language Planning Resources).

Te Tumu Paeroa - Effective Māori Trustee Services
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 0.914 0.914 0.914 0.914  -

This funding will enable the continued provision of effective Māori Trustee support services for Māori land and assets. This includes understanding client aspirations and delivering, developing or facilitating solutions or support services to achieve increased productivity of Māori land and assets.

Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) Programme for Long-serving Prisoners
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 1.200 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will allow case managers to work more intensively with long-serving prisoners to identify, plan for and carry out specific meaningful reintegration activities through the Temporary Release and Pre-release Planning (Guided Release) programme to enhance the management of prisoner releases and improve public safety.

Tertiary Education Baseline - Reprioritisation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education (1.600) (16.985) (37.969) (37.969) (37.969)  -

This reflects the reprioritisation in Vote Tertiary Education to provide for the following initiatives: Targeted Tuition Subsidy Increases; Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand; Refugee English Fund; Engineering Education to Employment; and Fees-free Foundation Education.

Tobacco Excise and Excise Equivalent Duties
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  -  (5.000) (70.000) (139.000) (211.000)  -

This initiative increases tobacco excise by 10% on 1 January each year from 2017 to 2020, and excludes tobacco from consumers price index adjustments to welfare payments. These measures are intended to reduce smoking prevalence and help achieve the Government's goal of making New Zealand essentially a “Smokefree” nation by 2025. It is expected that these changes will raise $5 million in 2016/17, rising to $280 million by 2020/21.

Toloa Scholarships
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300  -

This funding will provide scholarships and community funding to encourage Pacific students to study science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects at a secondary school or tertiary level.

University Sector Innovation - Contingency
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 5.000 10.000 10.000 10.000  -

This funding will provide new innovation initiatives in the university sector.

Veteran Headstones and Plaques - Manufacture and Installation
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 0.420 0.397 0.375 0.355  -

This funding provides for the legislative entitlement under the Veterans' Support Act 2014 for qualifying veterans and their spouses or partners to be provided with a headstone or plaque.

Viet Nam Veterans - Support for Travel to Commemorations and Battlefields
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 0.350 0.290 0.150 0.150  -

This funding will provide for increased demand for veterans' travel assistance over the Viet Nam War 50th anniversary. This funding also addresses an ongoing increase in demand for travel assistance for veterans.

Waitangi Wharf - Reconstruction, Ongoing Operating, Maintenance and Depreciation Costs
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  - 1.600 3.200 3.200 1.257

This funding, in addition to the $52 million provided at Budget 2015, will provide for the reconstruction of Waitangi Wharf on the Chatham Islands. The rebuild is scheduled to be completed in 2017. This funding will also provide for the operating, maintenance and depreciation costs of the redeveloped wharf. The operational funding will maintain the wharf to ensure it remains functional and operational throughout its useful lifespan.

Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes - Extension
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 12.000 6.000  -  -  -

This funding will extend the Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes programme to deliver insulation retrofits to low-income households, particularly families with children and high health needs, who stand to benefit most from having insulation installed in their homes.

Whānau Ora - Expanding Commissioning Activity
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Māori Development  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000  -

This funding will support the expansion of Whānau Ora service coverage and reach, and increase the number of whānau and families receiving whānau-centred support services through navigational support and commissioning activity.

Wilding Conifers - Protecting Farmland, Biodiversity and Iconic Landscapes
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000  -

This funding will protect productive land, the tourism and forestry sectors, and water catchments from the impacts of invasive conifers by reducing the area affected by wilding conifers.

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund - Increased Demand
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 2.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This initiative funds approximately 600 more places in the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund in 2016, and about 900 places from 2017 onwards. In combination with New Zealand Apprentices - Additional Funding, this initiative further strengthens the Government's commitment to workplace-based learning.

Youth Service - Extending Services to 18 and 19-yearolds
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 13.326 16.117 15.886 15.886  -
Vol. 10 Social Development  -  (3.000)  (5.600)  (5.600)  (5.600)  -

This funding will enable the extension of the Youth Service to include 19-year old parents, and 18 and 19-year old beneficiaries identified as needing more support because they are at risk of long-term benefit dependency. This will provide extra support to young beneficiaries who are the highest risk of remaining on a benefit long term, and to give them the best chance of moving off a benefit. The extension leverages off the existing Youth Service model introduced in 2012 and is an approach to working with vulnerable young people, where community-based providers are engaged through incentivised, outcome-based contracts to deliver wrap-around support to teen parents, unemployed or disengaged youth parents and young people where there has been a family breakdown.

Extending the Youth Service provides specialist case management and support for 18-19-year olds to help them into training, education or work with the aim of reducing the long-term benefit liability of this group.

Capital Savings
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  -  -  -  -  - (612.818)

This saving reflects capital returned to the Crown and used for re-investment.

Expired Contingencies
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a (15.804) (15.656) (17.803) (17.199) (17.199)  -

This saving reflects contingencies established in previous Budgets that were not required and have been returned to the Crown.

Other Unallocated Contingencies
Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  9.000 247.259 170.849 192.513 168.398 731.038

A number of initiatives agreed through Budget 2016 have been set aside in contingency. Often initiatives set aside in contingency are commercially sensitive or relate to negotiations that have yet to take place, such as wage negotiations. A general contingency is also provided for funding proposals that arise between Budgets. Contingencies are included in the fiscal forecasts as “Unallocated contingencies”.

6  Total Appropriations by Vote

As explained in Section 1, this document explains the new initiatives charged against the Budget 2016 operating and capital allowances. However, the new initiatives form only a small portion of total government spending. Core Crown expenditure for 2016/17 is forecast to total $77.4 billion. For more information on forecast expenditure, see Chapter 2 of the 2016 Budget Update.

The table below shows total appropriations, including existing baselines and new initiatives, by Vote. The difference between the 2015/16 and 2016/17 years will reflect the new initiatives detailed in this document, as well as other changes either not charged against allowances or technical adjustments. Examples of changes not charged against the allowance include forecast items such as New Zealand Superannuation. Technical adjustments can include changes such as appropriation or Vote restructures, fiscally neutral transfers of funding between Votes or a reduction in baselines owing to time-limited funding.

Table 8 - Total Appropriations by Vote, $millions
Vote Estimates
Vol no.
Final Budget
2015/16
Budget
2016/17
Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage Vol.8 278 296
Vote Attorney-General Vol.7 66 71
Vote Audit Vol.5 89 89
Vote Building and Housing Vol.10 322 347
Vote Business, Science and Innovation Vol.1 2,186 2,209
Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery [#] Supps 221  -
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Vol.5 144 137
Vote Conservation Vol.3 472 430
Vote Corrections Vol.7 1,620 1,765
Vote Courts Vol.7 696 700
Vote Customs Vol.4 207 214
Vote Defence Vol.4 236 279
Vote Defence Force Vol.4 3,017 3,417
Vote Education Vol.2 10,792 11,045
Vote Education Review Office Vol.2 31 29
Vote Environment Vol.3 443 400
Vote Finance Vol.5 8,097 4,983
Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade Vol.4 485 522
Vote Health Vol.6 15,485 16,142
Vote Internal Affairs Vol.8 569 593
Vote Justice Vol.7 560 554
Vote Labour Market Vol.1 1,551 1,696
Vote Lands Vol.9 347 458
Vote Māori Development Vol.8 255 295
Vote Office of the Clerk Vol.5 21 24
Vote Official Development Assistance Vol.4 589 659
Vote Ombudsmen Vol.5 13 15
Vote Pacific Peoples Vol.8 9 10
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Vol.3 3 3
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Vol.7 22 24
Vote Parliamentary Service Vol.5 157 156
Vote Police Vol.7 1,652 1,691
Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety Vol.9 771 893
Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Vol.5 69 77
Vote Revenue Vol.5 6,409 6,752
Vote Security Intelligence Vol.5 51 64
Vote Serious Fraud Vol.7 10 9
Vote Social Development Vol.10 24,314 24,942
Vote Sport and Recreation Vol.8 84 89
Vote State Services Vol.5 44 42
Vote Statistics Vol.8 151 151
Vote Tertiary Education Vol.2 3,038 3,018
Vote Transport Vol.1 4,096 4,265
Vote Treaty Negotiations Vol.8 436 408
Vote Women Vol.8 5 5

Notes

  • [#]Appropriations previously in Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery are now in Vote Building and Housing, Vote Business, Science, and Innovation, Vote Finance, Vote Health, Vote Lands and Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet.

List of Abbreviations

ACC
Accident Compensation Corporation

AGA
Annual General Adjustment

AIIB
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

CERT
Computer Emergency Response Team

COFOG
Classification of the Functions of Government

DHB
District Health Board

E2E
Education to Employment

ETS
Emissions Trading Scheme

FTA
Free Trade Agreement

GCDR
Government Centre for Dispute Resolution

HPSNZ
High Performance Sport New Zealand

IWS
Intensive Wraparound Service

MSD
Ministry of Social Development

NZCT
New Zealand Cycle Trail

OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PPP
Public Private Partnership

STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

ViKI
Vulnerable Kids Information System