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First World War Centenary

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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 contributes to the following sector priorities (described in more detail on page 9):

  • Fostering inclusive New Zealand identity
  • Measuring and maximising public value.

During 2015/16 we progressed New Zealand’s First World War centenary legacy projects, including:

Ngā Tapuwae

  • Opening the Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trail which covers Belgium, France and the UK. This trail includes five information signs located at key sites across the Western Front, as well as three dioramas and an interactive display that have been gifted to museums in France and Belgium.
  • Entering into a merchandising agreement with Te Papa Stores to source and stock a range of Ngā Tapuwae branded products. The royalties from these sales support the ongoing maintenance of Ngā Tapuwae trails.

Walking with an Anzac

  • Continuing to support the ‘Walking with an Anzac’ schools resource with: 817 school visits; provision of 2,460 school kits; 28 professional learning sessions for teachers and schools and tertiary learning institutions; and support for 10 colleges to complete in-depth research projects into the First World War service records of ‘old boys’ from their schools.

Great War Exhibition

  • Continuing to support the Great War Exhibition as a shared project with Wellington City Council, operated by the National Military Heritage Charitable Trust. Over 250,000 visitors have experienced the exhibition since it opened.

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 2015/16.

First World War Centenary

Performance measures

Actual performance 2015 

Budget standard      2016   

Actual performance 2016

Planned milestones met for delivery of First World War Centenary legacy projects, including the Interpretation & Education Centre and Heritage Trails

New measure

100%

100%

First World War Centenary Operating Expenses

Performance measures

Actual performance 2015 

Budget standard      2016   

Actual performance 2016

Visitor satisfaction with the Great War Exhibition

New measure

Rated 'good' or better

 97% of visitors surveyed rated the experience 'good' or better

Visitors reporting increased levels of understanding and awareness of New Zealand's military history after visiting the Great War Exhibition

New measure

100%

94%

Annual visits to the Great War Exhibition

New measure

500,000

 179,363

Annual visits to the Great War Exhibition

The Great War Exhibition opened in April 2015 as a shared project with Wellington City Council, and is operated by the National Military Heritage Charitable Trust.

The original estimate of 500,000 visits (published in the 2015/16 Estimates) was established prior to the completion of the exhibit. A more realistic target of 200,000 visits was set by the National Military Heritage Trust before the opening of the exhibit. This is the target the Trust reports against in its quarterly report.

The Great War Exhibition is rated the second best experience in Wellington on TripAdvisor (after Te Papa) and is the fourth best experience in New Zealand. 26% of those questioned identified it as a reason to visit Wellington. 96% of those surveyed would recommend it to others.

First World War Centenary Capital Expenses

Performance measures

Actual performance 2015 

Budget standard      2016   

Actual performance 2016

Progress First World War centenary capital legacy projects

Delivered against plan

Delivered against plan

Delivered against plan

Financial performance

Departmental Output Expenses

 

Actual

Budget*

Revised Budget*

Actual

2015

2016

2016

2016

$000

$000

$000

$000

Revenue Crown

            6,574

2,344

2,819

2,819

Revenue other

               102

500

587

556

Total revenue

            6,676

            2,844

            3,406

            3,375

Total expenses

            6,586

2,844

3,406

3,085

Surplus/(deficit)

                 90

                    -

                    -

               290

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

 

Actual

Budget*

Revised Budget*

Actual

2015

2016

2016

2016

$000

$000

$000

$000

Revenue Crown

                    -

300

50

                    50

Revenue other

                    -

                    -

                    -

                    -

Total revenue

                    -

               300

                 50

                    50

Total expenses

                    -

               300

                 50

                    -

Surplus/(deficit)

                    -

                    -

                    -

                    50

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

Updated on 16th March 2017