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A guide to the alphabet soup

Throughout the Crown-connected cultural sector there is a wide use of acronyms. Listed below are some of the more common ones that you may come across in your governance role. Many of these are used in this manual.

• ACE – Autonomous Crown Entities

• ACH - Arts, Culture and Heritage (this term used in reference to Ministers)

• AHT – Antarctic Heritage Trust

• APH - Appointments and Honours Committee - the Cabinet committee which reviews all appointments and reappointments to Crown Entity boards

• BSA – Broadcasting Standards Authority

• CE Act - Crown Entities Act 2004

• CEO - Chief Executive Officer

• CNZ - Creative New Zealand

• DFSNZ - Drug Free Sport New Zealand

• DHB - District Health Board

• DIA - Department of Internal Affairs

• DPMC - Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (includes Cabinet Office)

• HNZ – Heritage NZ

• ICE – Independent Crown Entities

• LGB - Lottery Grants Board

• LGNZ - Local Government New Zealand

• LOE - Letters of Expectation

• MCH - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

• MHC - Māori Heritage Council, part of Heritage New Zealand

• MOF – Minister of Finance

• MOSS - Minister of State Services

• MPP - Ministry for Pacific Peoples

• MWA - Ministry for Women

• NZFC - New Zealand Film Commission

• NGO – Non-Governmental Organisation

• NZMC - New Zealand Music Commission

• NZOA - NZ On Air

• NZSO - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

• OAG - Office of the Auditor-General

• OIA - Official Information Act

• PIA - Performance Improvement Actions

• PIF - Performance Improvement Framework

• PQs - Parliamentary Questions - questions asked by MPs which require answers from Ministers

• RFP - Request for Proposal

• RNZB - Royal New Zealand Ballet

• RNZI – Radio New Zealand International

• SNZ – Sport NZ

• SOI - Statement of Intent

• SPADA - Screen Production and Development Organisation

• SPARC - Sport and Recreation New Zealand (now Sport New Zealand)

• SPE - Statement of Performance Expectations

• SSC - State Services Commission

• TMMTT - Te Maori Manaaki Taonga Trust

• TPK - Te Puni Kōkiri

• VFM - Value for Money


Updated on 28th February 2017