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What are we doing to contribute to our outcomes?

What are we doing to contribute to our impacts?

Ministry outcomes

Initiatives – What are we doing? 

Ministry outputs

Our histories, taonga, places and symbols of nationhood are preserved for past, present and future generations

·   Collecting and preserving oral and digital stories of cultural importance to New Zealand in a form accessible to current and future generations. Key histories to be produced over the next 3 years include:

o       Remembering Christchurch Oral History Project; and

o       Treaty Settlement Histories Project.

·   Administering the New Zealand Oral History Awards annually.

·   Managing the maintenance of war graves in New Zealand and abroad, and the management of the National War Memorial.

·   Maintaining the National War Memorial.

·   Progressing the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial project.

·   Completing the first phase of Te Ara and maintaining Te Ara as our publication channel.

·   Developing policy to incentivise structural upgrading of heritage buildings as part of the review of seismic strengthening provisions of the Building Act 2004 (led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).

·   Administering legislation to protect symbols of nationhood and movable and found heritage.

·   Provide advice to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to arts, heritage and media

·   Collect and preserve oral history and digital stories

·   Administer legislation to protect taonga Maori and New Zealand cultural heritage

·   Maintain war graves and access to memorials and other places of national significance

Ministry outcomes

Initiatives – What are we doing?

Ministry outputs

People understand and enjoy New Zealand’s diverse culture and heritage

· Providing historical and cultural information that engages New Zealanders and international audiences, using a range of media, including print and digital.

· Progressing New Zealand’s First World War centenary commemorations projects:

o  Heritage trails on the Western Front and Gallipoli;

o  Memorial precinct education interpretation centre; and

o  NationalWar Memorial Park.

· Producing and promoting significant cultural and historical resources and events, including First World War centenary commemorative digital and print projects.

· Providing advice on policy, legislation and funding to enhance the development of cultural sector services and activities, including visual, performing and literary arts, historic heritage, museum collections, taonga and whare taonga, cultural tourism, broadcasting and broadcasting standards.

· Review current governance arrangements and legislation for the National Waitangi Trust.

· Scoping options for increasing the public accessibility of New Zealand's audiovisual archives.

· Supporting New Zealanders to make the switchover to digital television by December 2013:

o  Implementing a full marketing and communications programme; and

o  Undertaking community outreach facilities through our network of community advisors.

o  Delivering the Targeted Assistance Package to support vulnerable groups to go digital.

·   Promote cultural events and significant commemorations

· Collect and preserve oral history and digital stories

·Produce and promote cultural and historical resources

· Going Digital

Ministry outcomes

Initiatives – What are we doing?

Ministry outputs

Our culture inspires positive changes in communities, the economy, and the environment

·   Providing advice on policy, funding, and other opportunities to enhance the contribution of the cultural sector to the Government’s wider social and economic goals.

·   Supporting the recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes by contributing to a range of cultural initiatives in greater Christchurch.

·   Working with Auckland Council to develop and implement an arts and culture strategy for Auckland.

·   Supporting an Auckland-based Sistema Aotearoa project and advising on options for expansion of the programme in other parts of New Zealand.

·   Managing the Cultural Diplomacy International Programme to achieve desired outcomes.

·   Provide advice to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to arts, heritage and media

·   Delivery of international cultural diplomacy projects

New Zealand’s unique Maori culture and heritage is protected and enhanced

·   Producing digital and print publications which showcase Maori culture, history, and language.

·   Producing Treaty Settlement Histories oral, print, and digital projects over the next two to three years.

·   Co-ordinating wananga, to assure the quality of content across the Ministry’s cultural publications.

·   Develop and implement a guide to improve the quality of the Ministry’s policy advice relating to Treaty and Maori issues.

·   Providing advice on policy, legislation and funding to protect and enhance the development of Maori culture and heritage, including researching and advising on approaches to whare taonga initiatives.

·   Progressing a review of the Protected Objects Act 1975.

·   Encouraging the use of and access to te reo in the work and workplaces of agencies funded through the Ministry.

·   Provide advice to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to arts, heritage and media

· Collect and preserve oral history and digital stories

· Produce and promote cultural and historical resources and events

· Administer legislation to protect taonga Maori and New Zealand cultural heritage

Ministry outcomes

Initiatives – What are we doing?

Ministry outputs

A joined-up cultural sector strengthens performance and flexibility

 

·   Developing a strategy to frame and drive the Government’s investments in New Zealand’s culture.

·   Providing advice on policy, legislation, and funding to enhance sector coherence and infrastructure.

·   Supporting the Heritage Forum to identify and manage priority work across the heritage sector.

·   Improving funded agencies’ strategic planning and performance reporting frameworks through collaboration and support.

·   Advising on mechanisms for sustaining the performance and financial strength of key cultural sector agencies, through agency cooperation and development of shared service arrangements, and assisting the cultural sector to diversify revenues.

·   Working with key agencies to increase levels of private and philanthropic giving in the wider cultural sector.

·   Advising on the appointment of Board members for Crown-connected agencies.

·   Advising on and administering legislation for the cultural Crown entities.

·   Provide advice to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to arts, heritage and media

·   Performance monitoring and development of arts, heritage, media and sport Vote-funded agencies

·   Advice on and processing of arts, heritage, media and sport board appointments

·   Negotiated services to support Ministers including speeches and correspondence


Updated on 23rd July 2015