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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Treaty Negotiations - Supplementary Estimates 2017/18

Vote Treaty Negotiations

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Justice

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2017/18
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Agreed Payments for Foreshore and Seabed Deeds of Agreement (M74)

This appropriation is limited to agreed payments associated with implementing foreshore and seabed Deeds of Agreement.
- 15,530 15,530

Claimant Funding (M74)

This appropriation is limited to payment of claimant funding related to the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.
8,102 1,850 9,952

Contribution to Parihaka community engagement with the Crown support package (M74)

This appropriation is limited to providing financial support to the Parihaka community to engage in the development and implementation of the Crown support package.
- 250 250

Contribution toward Determining Customary Interests in the Marine and Coastal Area (M74)

This appropriation is limited to providing financial assistance for the investigation of applicant groups' customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
8,450 1,200 9,650

Crown Contribution to Facilitate the Transfer of Landcorp Assets to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua (M74)

This appropriation is limited to part payment by the Crown for Landcorp assets being transferred to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua.
- 2,425 2,425

Loss on Sale of Commercial Properties (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the loss on transfer of commercial properties transferred as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.
- 440 440

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

16,552 21,695 38,247

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Share in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's acquisition of its portion of shares in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited.
- 6,111 6,111

Crown Share in Patunamu Forest Limited (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's acquisition of its portion of shares in Patunamu Forest Limited.
- 2,466 2,466

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

- 8,577 8,577

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act MCA (M74)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the Crown in the negotiation, administration and implementation of historic Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
33,476 1,796 35,272

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

This category is limited to the provision of advice to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Treaty Negotiations and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
1,331 116 1,447

Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts

This category is limited to Crown representation in the Waitangi Tribunal and in the Courts on matters concerning Treaty claims, and associated research into historical Treaty grievances to support representation.
2,046 (209) 1,837

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

This category is limited to the negotiation and implementation of historical Treaty claims, and the administration and implementation of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
30,099 1,889 31,988

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

33,476 1,796 35,272

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

50,028 32,068 82,096

Multi-Year Appropriations

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

   

Historical Treaty of Waitangi Settlements 2017 - 2021 (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, including redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to the claimant groups, and any simple interest payable on settlements between the date specified in the Deed of Settlement and the settlement date.

Commences: 30 June 2017

Expires: 30 June 2021
Original Appropriation 1,400,000
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 278,288

Historical Treaty of Waitangi Settlements 2018 - 2022 (M74)

This appropriation is limited to the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, including redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to the claimant groups, and any simple interest payable on settlements between the date specified in the Deed of Settlement and the settlement date.

Commences: 30 June 2018

Expires: 30 June 2022
Original Appropriation 1,400,000
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 -

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

  2017/18
  Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 50,028 32,068 82,096
Total MYA Non-Departmental Other Expenses Forecasts 350,000 - 350,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

400,028 32,068 432,096

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2017/18
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses - - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 366,552 - 21,695 21,695 388,247
Capital Expenditure - - 8,577 8,577 8,577
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 33,476 1,796 - 1,796 35,272
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

400,028 1,796 30,272 32,068 432,096

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 724 N/A - - 724
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

724 N/A - - 724

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Agreed Payments for Foreshore and Seabed Deeds of Agreement (M74)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to agreed payments associated with implementing foreshore and seabed Deeds of Agreement.
Expenses
  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 15,530 15,530
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the settlement of Deeds of Agreement signed under the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004, before it was repealed.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for Deeds of Agreement payments.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $15.530 million for 2017/18 as a result of an expense transfer from 2016/17 for the final resolution and signing of a deed with Nga Hapu o Ngati Porou.

Claimant Funding (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to payment of claimant funding related to the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $1.850 million to $9.952 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $2.300 million as a result of an expense transfer from 2016/17.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $450,000 due to a transfer to Vote Environment appropriation for the transitional support for the Local Government and iwi to support the implementation of the Hauraki collective redress.

Contribution to Parihaka community engagement with the Crown support package (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing financial support to the Parihaka community to engage in the development and implementation of the Crown support package.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 250 250

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve assistance to the Parihaka community to engage with the Crown in the development of a support package and reconciliation process.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA as additional information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments to the Parihaka community.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $250,000 for 2017/18 due to an expense transfer from 2016/17 to provide financial support to the Parihaka community.

Contribution toward Determining Customary Interests in the Marine and Coastal Area (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing financial assistance for the investigation of applicant groups' customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $1.200 million to $9.650 million for 2017/18 due to an expense transfer from 2016/17 to support additional demand for contributions to determining customary interests.

Crown Contribution to Facilitate the Transfer of Landcorp Assets to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to part payment by the Crown for Landcorp assets being transferred to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 2,425 2,425

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the part payment by the Crown for Landcorp assets being transferred to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA as the amount of this appropriation is less than $5 million.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2017/18 to fund a part payment by the Crown for Landcorp assets being transferred to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki nui-a-Rua.

Loss on Sale of Commercial Properties (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the loss on transfer of commercial properties transferred as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 440 440

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

The appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient transfer of commercial properties as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements by providing for the loss involved in transferring the properties.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative as this appropriation is solely for the technical accounting treatment of the Crown's purchase of property for Treaty settlements.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2017/18 to fund the loss on transfer of commercial properties as part of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Share in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's acquisition of its portion of shares in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited.

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 6,111 6,111

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the acquisition by the Crown of shares in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited on behalf of unsettled iwi.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because these share purchases form part of the wider historical Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2017/18 to fund the acquisition of shares in Kaweka Gwavas Forestry Company Limited on behalf of unsettled iwi.

Crown Share in Patunamu Forest Limited (M74)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the Crown's acquisition of its portion of shares in Patunamu Forest Limited.

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 2,466 2,466

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

The appropriation is intended to achieve the acquisition by the Crown of shares in Patunamu Forest Limited on behalf of unsettled iwi.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the PFA as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because these share purchases form part of the wider historical Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2017/18 to fund the acquisition of shares in Patunamu Forest Limited on behalf of unsettled iwi.

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (M74)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the Crown in the negotiation, administration and implementation of historic Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act
This category is limited to the provision of advice to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Treaty Negotiations and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts
This category is limited to Crown representation in the Waitangi Tribunal and in the Courts on matters concerning Treaty claims, and associated research into historical Treaty grievances to support representation.
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act
This category is limited to the negotiation and implementation of historical Treaty claims, and the administration and implementation of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

33,476 1,796 35,272

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 1,331 116 1,447
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts 2,046 (209) 1,837
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 30,099 1,889 31,988

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

33,328 1,691 35,019
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 1,325 11 1,336
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts 2,044 (209) 1,835
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 29,959 1,889 31,848

Revenue from Others

148 105 253
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 6 105 111
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts 2 - 2
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 140 - 140
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2017/18
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

     

Mandates recognised (see Note 1)

9 (6) 3

Agreements in Principle signed (see Note 1)

4 2 6

Deeds of Settlement initialled (see Note 1)

7 4 11

Legislation introduced (see Note 1)

17 (12) 5

Note 1 - The Office of Treaty Settlements work programme, which sets the performance standards for this area has been revised. The standard for this performance measure has been revised to reflect the updated work programme.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

This category has increased by $116,000 to $1.447 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $105,000 for employees seconded to other government agencies, and
  • an increase of $11,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017.

Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts

This category has decreased by $209,000 to $1.837 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • a decrease of $225,000 due to an expense transfer for legal expenses to 2018/19.

Offset by:

  • an increase of $16,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017.

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

This category has increased by $1.889 million to $31.988 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $1.450 million due to a transfer from 2016/17 to support the Broadening the Reach Strategy work programme
  • an increase of $1.008 million due to a transfer from 2016/17 to fund additional costs for several Marine and Coastal Area High Court cases and costs associated with legal representation for Waitangi Tribunal urgency applications
  • an increase of $718,000 due to a transfer from Vote Justice to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads in the 2017/18 financial year
  • an increase of $300,000 due to a transfer from 2016/17 to fund higher survey costs relating to settlements, and
  • an increase of $258,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $1.260 million due to funds transferred to Vote Justice: Justice Policy Advice and Related Services appropriation to cover the new Crown/Maori Relationship work
  • a decrease of $550,000 due to an expense transfer for legal expenses to 2018/19, and
  • a decrease of $35,000 due to funds transferred to Vote Conservation to promote amendment to the Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 May 2018