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Our performance = Tā Mātou whakatutukitanga

Our performance = Mātou whakatutukitanga

Medium-term Goal One

The increased visibility and accessibility of culture and cultural activities.

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

Output: Heritage services

Increasing audiences and appreciation of New Zealand culture and cultural resources

Expanding the visibility of cultures in New Zealand

Increasing the contribution of Māori and Māori culture

Initiative one:

Research and publish information and works about New Zealand history, including Māori history, in print form and on www.NZHistory.net.nz

The Penguin Book of New Zealanders at Warwas published
in print and online.

Under the From Memory War Oral History Programme, interviews with J-force veterans were completed, and a book of interviews with Second World War civilians, Home: Civilian New Zealanders Remember the Second World War, was published.

The 28th Māori Battalion website was launched in July 2009.
It achieved steady interest during the year, as the following graphs illustrate:

 

 

 

 

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

Output: Heritage services

Increasing audiences and appreciation of New Zealand culture and cultural resources

Expanding the visibility of cultures in New Zealand

Increasing the contribution of Māori and Māori culture

Initiative one:

Research and publish information and works about New Zealand history, including Māori history, in print form and on www.NZHistory.net.nz

23 new features were added to NZHistory.net.nz during the year. The website has achieved a steady increase in the number of visitors and in the volume of content viewed by visitors over the past three years.

nitiative two:

Publish encyclopedia and reference works on New Zealand’s people, land, culture, society and communities, including Māori (www.TeAra.govt.nz)

100 new entries, four new regional features and four new
Māori language titles (entries translated into Māori) were added to Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand during the year.
The volume of content viewed by visitors decreased by the number of visitors and during the year.

 

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

 Output: Heritage services

Increasing audiences and appreciation of New Zealand culture and cultural resources

Expanding the visibility of cultures in New Zealand

Increasing the contribution of Māori and Māori culture

Initiative three:

Protect and promote symbols
of national identity, cultural heritage, historic graves
and memorials

Ensure New Zealanders have access to memorials and places of national significance

During 2009/10 the Ministry registered 145 collectors of taonga tūturu, processed 88 applications for the export of cultural objects, and assisted with determining the ownership of 41 newly found taonga. This graph shows the trends in these numbers over the past three years.

95 applications to the Treaty of Waitangi Commemoration Fund were processed in 2009/10, up from 68 the previous year.

During the year maintenance work was carried out on the National War Memorial as part of an ongoing programme to bring the building up to modern standards. The government also approved funding for landscaping the proposed New Zealand National Memorial Park.

 

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

 Output: Heritage services

Increasing audiences and appreciation of New Zealand culture and cultural resources

Expanding the visibility of cultures in New Zealand

Increasing the contribution of Māori and Māori culture

Initiative four:

Development of online
cultural information through www.NZLive.com

 

During the year the Ministry’s NZLive.com website was merged with the online events calendar Eventfinder. This following graph, which contains data for 2009/10 up to the merger in February 2010, shows fluctuating results for ‘unique visitors’ and content viewed over the three years prior to the merger.

Output: Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Expanding sector and policy leadership and departmental collaboration and coordination

Initiative five:

Encourage cultural tourism –
Rugby World Cup

Throughout the year the Ministry worked closely with the NZ2011 Festival Office and cultural sector organisations to develop a programme of flagship cultural events for the thousands of potential cultural consumers – from New Zealand and abroad – who will be travelling around the country in 2011. We also ran a series of workshops to ensure that the wider cultural sector is engaged in the development of regional festivals and activities.

Initiative six:

Implement best practice
in the management of
cultural heritage

A review of the performance of government departments in complying with the Policy for the Management of Historic Heritage was completed in February 2009. There is nothing further to report for 2009/10.

 

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

Output: Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Developing a competitive public broadcasting environment that delivers a greater range of cultural content to more audiences

Initiative seven:

Manage the transition
to digital television
(Digital Switchover)

During the year the Ministry made considerable progress in its role as lead agency for Digital Switchover, working closely with industry and other departments to establish the infrastructure and policy parameters.

Initiative eight:

Develop and implement
a Broadcasting Programme
of Action

The Broadcasting work programme was completed and a number of initiatives within it were advanced.

Initiative nine:

Optimise the delivery
of high-quality public broadcasting content
through contestable funding and improved transparency

The new NZ On Air Platinum Fund became fully operational. Information on the performance of publicly funded broadcasting was prepared for inclusion on the Ministry’s website. The Ministry further developed options to enhance the range and accessibility of broadcast content.

Initiative ten:

Give TVNZ the flexibility to operate as a commercially successful broadcaster delivering a range of
good-quality content to New Zealand audiences

During the year the Television New Zealand Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament.

Output: International cultural diplomacy

Increasing audiences and appreciation of New Zealand culture and cultural resources

Initiative eleven:

Cultural Diplomacy International Programme
(CDIP)

During the year six projects were completed in the Asia
Pacific region. Initial feedback indicates that these attracted media interest and raised awareness of New Zealand amongst target audiences.

Measuring progress towards Medium-term Goal One

In our 2009 Statement of Intent we undertook to monitor our progress towards Medium-term Goal One using three key indicators. This table summarises the Ministry’s progress at year-end.

 

Medium-term Goal Two

Well-governed, efficient and sustainable government-funded cultural organisations.

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

Outputs: Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies; purchase advice and monitoring of sport and recreation Crown entities

Increasing sector leadership and ensuring effective use
of funding

Service one:

Advising government on the
use of funding

Providing Ministers with advice on risks to service performance

Assisting agencies to improve their performance measures

Providing advice on board appointments and performance

Timely briefings were provided to Ministers on the reports received from agencies on their activities and risks.

A well-received series of seminars and consultations, with
expert input, was run for the directly-funded agencies. This led
to improved performance measures in statements of intent and annual plans.

Advice to Ministers was provided on all board vacancies, along with support for appointment processes. Ministers were provided with advice on the board evaluations carried out by each agency. Retiring board members were also interviewed.

Increasing sector leadership and ensuring effective use
of funding

Service two:

Monitoring the government’s investment in arts, heritage, broadcasting and sports

Advice was provided to Ministers on re-balancing the allocations
of funding within Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage for 2009/10.

Ensuring value for money
from government investment
in cultural organisations

 

Service three:

Assessing value-for-money reviews

Assisting agencies to review their capacity to deliver high-quality services

Developing governance and capability in funded organisations

Value-for-money reviews of agencies were completed and reported to Ministers in late 2009. Further work on re-prioritisationoptions was undertaken and reported back to the government
in March 2010.

Reviews were conducted of Te Papa’s outreach activities that support other New Zealand museums, and the New Zealand Film Commission’s support for Māori filmmakers.

The Ministry’s work in this period also included:

running customised courses on understanding financial information and excel spreadsheet training for agency staff

supporting agency staff to attend leadership training courses

arranging workshops for new board members and meetings of board chairs

rebuilding the Ministry’s internet-based support service
for board members and agency staff

providing e-newsletters for board members on governance-related topics.

 

Priority

Initiatives

Performance achieved

Outputs: Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies; purchase advice and monitoring of sport and recreation Crown entities

Legislative reviews of
selected funded agencies

Initiative one:

Review of legislation of cultural agencies: Creative New Zealand, the Historic Places Act 1993 and the New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978

Proposals regarding the Creative New Zealand and Historic
Places Acts were put to Cabinet and agreed.

A report on the Review of the New Zealand Film Commission
was received and advice provided to the Minister.

Encouraging increased philanthropy in the
cultural sector

 

Initiative two:

Establishing a Philanthropy
Taskforce

During the period a Cultural Philanthropy Taskforce was established. The Ministry provided advice and support to
the Taskforce.

A report on charitable giving and sponsorship in New Zealand
was also completed and published during the year.

 

Measuring progress towards Medium-term Goal Two

In our 2009 Statement of Intent we undertook to monitor our progress towards Medium-term Goal Two using three key indicators. The following table summarises the Ministry’s progress at year-end:


Updated on 23rd July 2015