The work of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in the 2015/16 financial year is expected to cost $18.898 million.
Funding we administer
This year we will administer $289.373 million for Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage (includes broadcasting) and $83.876 million for Vote Sport and Recreation.
Most of this will fund services supplied by arts, heritage and broadcasting entities outside the Ministry. It covers ballet, orchestral, museum, public broadcasting, film archive and Māori performing arts activities. Other funding provides for the protection of historic places and the promotion of New Zealand films and the arts.
Sports and recreation allocations cover services provided by Drug Free Sport New Zealand and Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ). We are responsible for making payments for the services supplied and monitoring the Crown’s interests in these organisations on behalf of Ministers.
Internal operating costs
This is a breakdown of costs budgeted for the Ministry’s own operations in 2014/15.
$5.317 million for policy advice, monitoring of funding agencies and ministerial servicing
Policy advice on culture, including broadcasting; monitoring and managing Crown investment in this sector; services to Ministers, such as speeches and correspondence.
$8.768 million for heritage services
Managing new memorial projects, including National Memorial Park, national monuments, war and historic graves; administration of legislation and grants; research, writing and publication of New Zealand history and reference works including the online Encyclopedia of New Zealand (Te Ara).
$3.144 million for WW100 programme
Delivering the legacy projects for the centenary of the First World War, including the Heritage Trails on the Western Front and an interpretation centre in New Zealand.
$1.669 million for the Cultural Diplomacy International Programme
Management and delivery of an international cultural programme through a series of projects and activities primarily focused on Asia and in locations where New Zealand is pursuing free trade agreements.
$318,000 for advice to and monitoring of sports and recreation Crown entities
Providing purchase advice and monitoring services to the Minster for Sport and Recreation for Sport New Zealand and Drug Free Sport New Zealand.