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Heritage services

Management of cultural heritage

The management of new memorial projects, national monuments, war and historic graves; administration of legislation and grants; and research, writing and publication of New Zealand history and reference works including the on-line encyclopedia of New Zealand.

Budget service standard
2009/10

Achieved

2009/10

Administration of Protected Objects Act 1975

No decisions are overturned through the appeal process

Estimated applications made under the Protected Objects Act

Determinations of ownership of newly found taonga tūturu

Collectors of taonga tūturu registered

0

50

45

120

0

88

15

145

Administration of the Government Exhibition Indemnification Scheme

Compliance with indemnification criteria

Application guidelines met

Estimated indemnification agreements established and administered

Applicant’s timing requirements met

100%

100%

2

100%

100%

100%

1

100%

Administration of legislation relating to commemorative days
and the symbols and emblems of New Zealand sovereignty

Acceptance of Ministerial submissions relating to flags,
emblems and Names Protection Act

100%

100%

Maintenance and inspection of war graves and historic monuments

Inscriptions legible and stonework intact

Sites maintained in a good state of repair

100% of agreed maintenance activities are completed

Maintenance schedule met

Inspections within schedule and cycle times

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Maintenance of war graves, National War Memorial and seven
overseas memorials

War graves maintained

Historic graves maintained

Monuments maintained

Maintenance schedule met

4,189

81

16

100%

4,189

81

16

100%

 

Budget service standard
2009/10

Achieved

2009/10

Administration of Treaty of Waitangi Commemoration Fund

Justified complaints

Special projects

Milestones on time

90%

90%

Budget management

No surprises in monthly variances

Outputs produced within budget

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

Historical publications and administrative Services

This covers the researching, writing and publication of New Zealand history and reference works,  including the on-line encyclopedia of New Zealand.

 

Budget service standard

2009/10

Achieved

2009/10

Administer grants to support New Zealand history

Standards for application processing met

Justified complaints on application processing

Estimated grants processed

Acknowledgement of applications

Despatch of applications to committee prior to meeting to determine grants

Notification of decision to applicants

90%

110

Within 10 working days


At least 5 working days

Within 15 working days of decision

90%

98

100%


100%

100%

The researching, writing and publication of New Zealand
history and reference works

Completion of digital history projects

Development of planned interactive material for
NZHistory.net.nz

Progress vs plan

Number of features

Milestones reached on time

100%

1 or more

90%

100%

1

100%

Development of planned content for younger users
of NZHistory.net.nz

Progress vs plan

Number of features

Milestones reached on time

100%

1

90%

100%

1

100%

Development of planned content for history and
history-related curricula

Progress vs plan

Number of features

Milestones reached on time

100%

2 or more

90%

 

100%

2

100%

Development of WW1 centenary commemorative website

Progress vs plan

Number of features

Milestones reached on time

100%

3 or more

90%

100%

11

100%

Development of 28 Maori Battalion in WW2 website

Progress vs plan

New website

Milestones reached on time

90%

1

90%

100%

1

100%

 

Budget service standard

2009/10

Achieved

2009/10

Completion of non-digital history projects

Guidebook to New Zealand Wars battlefields published

Progress vs plan

Milestones reached on time

90%

90%

100%

100%

Royal New Zealand Air Force 75th anniversary history progressed

Progress vs plan

Milestones reached on time

90%

90%

100%

100%

From Memory (War Oral History Programme) –
interviews with J and K Force interviews completed

Progress vs plan

Milestones reached on time

100%

90%

100%

100%

Vietnam Oral History Project progressed

Progress vs plan

Milestones reached on time

90%

90%

100%

100%

History of Prime Ministers and Cabinet progressed

Progress vs plan

Milestones reached on time

 

90%

90%

 

90%

90%

Unique visitors to NZHistory.net.nz for period
1 July 2009–30 June 2010

800,000

1.1 million

Budget variance

Outputs produced within budget

100%

100%

The researching, writing and publication of New Zealand works
of reference, including the online encyclopedia of New Zealand

Additional themes completed by 30 June 2010

100 entries to the same standard as other themes

Number of themes

 

100%

1

100%

2

Publications from Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand:
online content by 30 June 2010

Progress vs plan

Number of publications

 

100%

1

 

100%

1

Unique visitors to www.TeAra.govt.nz for period
1 July 2009–30 June 2010

2.5 million

2.47 million

New regions in Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Number of regions

Completed by 30 June 2010

4

100%

4

100%

Budget performance

No surprises in monthly variances

Outputs produced within budget

100%

100%

The Prime Ministers and Cabinet history project is progressing slightly behind schedule due to additional commissioned work
having to be completed.

Financial performance – Heritage services

Actual 2008/09

$000

 

Actual 2009/10

$000

Main Estimates 2009/10

$000

Supp. Estimates 2009/10

$000

5,750

Revenue Crown

7,306

6,323

7,306

275

Revenue other

244

89

257

6,025

Total revenue

7,550

6,412

7,563

5,805

Total expenses

7,358

6,412

7,563

220

Surplus/(deficit)

192

Major variances are explained in the Financial Statements: Note 17.


Updated on 23rd July 2015