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Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage - First World War Centenary

Scope

Departmental Output Expenses

This category is limited to provision of activities relating to First World War centenary commemorations.

Non-departmental Capital Expenses

This category is limited to provision of activities relating to First World War centenary commemorations.

What we delivered

This output expense supports our achievement of our outcomes and impacts set out above. This output contributes to the following impacts:

  • Our histories, taonga, places and symbols of nationhood are preserved for past, present and future generations.
  • People understand and enjoy New Zealand’s diverse culture and heritage.
  • New Zealand’s unique Māori culture and heritage is protected and enhanced.

During 2014/15 we progressed New Zealand’s First World War centenary legacy projects, including the:

  • Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails
  • Great War Exhibition
  • Pukeahu Education and Interpretation Programme.

How well we delivered it

This section provides an assessment of our delivery against the performance measures set out in the Information Supporting the Estimates for 2014/15.

First World War Centenary

 

Performance measures

Actual performance 2014

Budget standard

2015

Actual performance 2015

Progress First World War centenary legacy projects, including Interpretation & Education Centre and Heritage Trails

Project plan and implementation strategy developed

Gallipoli Heritage Trail completed – March 2015. Work started on Western Front Heritage Trail. Design and delivery stage of the Interpretation & Education Centre begun (subject to decision about location)

Gallipoli Heritage Trail completed 18 March 2015.

Work started on Western Front Heritage Trail Design and delivery stage of the Interpretation & Education Centre begun.

 

First World War Centenary Operating Expenses

Performance measures

Actual performance 2014

Budget standard

2015

Actual performance 2015

Progress First World War centenary operating legacy projects

New measure

Delivered against plan

Delivered against plan

 

First World War Centenary Capital Expenses

Performance measures

Actual performance 2014

Budget standard

2015

Actual performance 2015

Progress First World War centenary capital legacy projects

New measure

Delivered against plan

Delivered against plan

New measure

Progress First World War centenary legacy projects

The WW100 programme involves central Government investment in specific legacy projects, including the Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails and the Pukeahu Education and Interpretation Programme and Centre. In addition, the Ministry contributed $7.3 million to the development of the Great War Exhibition at the former Dominion Museum. 

Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails

The Ngā Tapuwae trails will provide accessible information on First World War sites through a website, phone apps, signage and museum displays. Two trails are planned, one at Gallipoli and the other along the Western Front (Belgium, France and parts of the United Kingdom). Work began on the Gallipoli trail in August 2014 and was completed by March 2015, just in time for the Anzac 2015 commemorations on the peninsula.

There have been over 5,000 downloads of the Gallipoli app since its launch in March 2015. Work then started on the Western Front app, which is expected to be launched in October 2015.

Education and Interpretation Centre and Programme

In 2014/15 the Ministry started the process of identifying and developing options for an Education and Interpretation Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. In the interim, since Anzac Day 2015 we have run an education programme at the Park using the Hall of Memories and outdoor areas.  Three to five schools visit every weekday, with most going to both the Great War Exhibition and the National War Memorial. Nearly 5,000 students had taken part in the educational programme by 30 June 2015. The Ministry is working with the Wellington City Council to convert the former Home of Compassion Crèche into an education centre to host schools visiting Pukeahu.

Great War Exhibition

The Great War Exhibition, designed and developed in partnership with Sir Peter Jackson, opened in April 2015. The exhibition will be changed and updated over the next two years, to follow the historical progress of the War.

Financial performance

Departmental Output Expenses

 

Actual 2014

$000

Budget*

 2015

$000

Revised Budget*

 2015

$000

Actual
2015

$000

Revenue Crown

-

4,414

6,574

6,574

Revenue other

-

-

100

102

Total revenue

-

4,414

6,674

6,676

Total expenses

-

4,414

6,674

6,586

Surplus/(deficit)

-

-

-

90

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

 

Actual 2014

$000

Budget*

 2015

$000

Revised Budget*

 2015

$000

Actual 2015

$000

Revenue Crown

-

500

-

-

Revenue other

-

-

-

-

Total revenue

-

500

-

-

Total expenses

-

500

-

-

Surplus/(deficit)

-

-

-

-

* The statement of accounting policies provides explanations of these figures which are not subject to audit.


Updated on 3rd December 2015