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Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Policy advice

This involves providing policy advice on arts, culture, heritage and broadcasting issues; monitoring the Crown’s interests in
sector agencies; and providing negotiated services to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister of Broadcasting.

Budget service standard
2009/10

Achieved
2009/10

Delivery of policy advice

Ministerial satisfaction* with policy advice and submissions to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees

Rated good or better overall

Rated good or better overall

Briefing papers provided:

Number of papers

Ministerial deadlines met

500

100%

495

100%

Cabinet papers provided:

Number of papers

Cabinet Office deadlines met

25

100%

49

94%

Cabinet papers contributed to:

Number of papers

Cabinet Office deadlines met

70

100%

62

100%

*Ministerial feedback was sought and obtained for the six month period from July - December 2009.

 

Arts, culture and heritage issues, including legislation, major policy proposals, and significant developments and initiatives in the sector

Performance against: policy development plans for enhancing heritage management; arts and cultural management;
Ministry-led cross-government initiatives; other agencies’
cross-government initiatives which affect the cultural sector:

Progress vs plans

Milestones reached on time

100%

100%

100%

100%

Budget performance:

No surprises in monthly variances

Projects within budget

100%

100%

100%

100%

Broadcasting services

Performance against: plans for successful transition to digital broadcasting; securing future of public service broadcasting; supporting availability of broadcast content;
cross-government initiatives which affect the cultural sector:

Projects to plan

Milestones reached on time

100%

100%

100%

100%

Budget performance:

No surprises in monthly variances

Projects within budget

 

100%

100%

100%

100%

NZLive.com*

Number of visitors to the website

Subscribers to the newsletter

Number of organisations contributing content

Number of international visitors
 

Return visitor numbers

1 million

9,000

Increase in contributing organisations

Continued increase in
international visitor numbers

Increase in return visitor numbers

587,322*

9,055*

Increased by 61%*

Decreased by 10.7%*
 

Decreased by 7.7%

 

From 1 March 2010 NZLive.com was merged with Eventfinder.co.nz.

* The above results relate to the period 1 July 2009 to 28 February 2010.

Monitoring of funded agencies

This involves monitoring the Crown’s interests in cultural-sector agencies.

Budget service standard
2009/10

Achieved
2009/10

Management and disbursements of payments to arts,
heritage and broadcasting sector agencies

Compliance with instructions and conditions governing payments to funded agencies

100%

100%

Monitoring of the Crown’s interests in funded arts,
heritage and broadcasting sector agencies

Compliance with the provisions of the funded agency accountability regime for the financial year

Funded organisations’ satisfaction with advice and support on capability

100%
 

90%

100%
 

98%

Completion of baseline (Value for Money) reviews:

Number of reviews

Reviews within budget to a standard approved by the Minister

Satisfaction with workshops and other discussion opportunities for board chairs and members

2 or more 100%

90% or more
are satisfied

2

100%


98% were satisfied
or very satisfied

Attendance of new board appointees on board induction programmes:

Number of board appointees attending induction programmes within six months of commencing board membership

Completion of agreed schedule of updates for board members

Publication of quarterly editions of the Ministry’s governance e-newsletter

100%
100%


100%

90%*
100%
 

100%

Currency of content published in the on-line shared workspace:

All content current

100%

100%

*
20 new board members were appointed during the financial year. All 20 completed a board induction programme within six months,
although two did not attend the associated workshop.

Ministerial servicing

This involves providing negotiated services to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister of Broadcasting.

 

Budget service standard

2009/10

Achieved

2009/10

Preparation of draft responses to ministerial correspondence
and questions in the House

Drafts accepted by the Minister

95%

100%

Ministerial satisfaction* with draft ministerial correspondence
and draft replies to questions in the House:

Annual rating – every category

Rated good or better

Rated good or better

Provision of draft ministerial correspondence:

Within 15 working days of receipt

Within 20 working days of receipt

90%

100%

94%

99%

Meeting of Ministers’ office deadlines for draft replies to questions
in the House:

Deadlines met

Number of items of draft ministerial correspondence

Number of draft replies to questions in the House

100%

500

200

100%

620

237

Preparation of speech notes

Estimated speech notes provided

90 sets

67

Ministerial satisfaction* with draft sets of speech notes:

Annual rating – every category

Rated good or better

Rated good or better

 

*Ministerial feedback was sought and obtained for the six month period from July - December 2009.

Financial performance – Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Actual 2008/09

$000

 

Actual 2009/10

$000

Main Estimates 2009/10

$000

Supp. Estimates 2009/10

$000

6,986

Revenue Crown

6,109

7,951

6,109

148

Revenue other

152

112

118

7,134

Total revenue

6,261

8,063

6,227

6,220

Total expenses

5,827

8,063

6,227

914

Surplus/(deficit)

434

 

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


Updated on 23rd July 2015