FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

Produced pursuant to section 19B of the Public Finance Act 1989. 

Foreword

The Minister of Transport is required under section 19B of the Public Finance Act 1989
to report against the following non-departmental appropriations in Vote Transport:

Non-departmental output expenses:

  • Search and rescue and recreational boating safety activities PLA
  • Weather forecasts and warnings

Non-departmental other expenses:

  • Tauranga maritime incident response

This report has been appended to the annual report of the Ministry of Transport for publication.
It is not subject to audit.

 

Hon Phil Twyford
Minister of Transport

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE AND RECREATIONAL BOATING
SAFETY ACTIVITIES PLA 

This appropriation funds activities undertaken by several bodies. 

Maritime New Zealand

Funding provided to Maritime New Zealand is reported in its annual report. For completeness, it is also included in this report. 

Maritime New Zealand uses this funding to promote awareness of recreational boating safety and to maintain capability for the Rescue Co-ordination Centre. These activities have the aim of reducing the number of preventable search and rescue related fatalities in New Zealand. 

Other bodies 

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council (the Council) seeks to continue to address the identified systemic risks within the New Zealand search and rescue system to reduce the number of preventable search and rescue related fatalities in New Zealand.

The Council has reached joint service-level agreements for search and rescue services with Coastguard New Zealand, LandSAR New Zealand, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, the Mountain Safety Council NZ and Amateur Radio Emergency Communications. This funding helps these organisations to ensure their ongoing viability at acceptable performance levels for search and rescue activity.

Funding paid to each body in 2017/18 

 

$000

Crown entities

 

Maritime New Zealand

5,724

Sub-total

5,724

Annual funding under a service-level agreement

 

Coastguard New Zealand

2,440

LandSAR New Zealand

1,135

Surf Life Saving NZ

200

Mountain Safety Council NZ

150

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications

65

Sub-total

3,990

Total

9,714

 

Financial performance

Actual 2016/17

$000

 

Actual

2017/18

$000

Budget

2017/18

$000

Forecast

2017/18

$000

8,285

Non-departmental output expenses: Search and rescue and recreational boating safety activities PLA

9,714

9,662

9,912


Funding increased by $0.250 million due to anticipated additional Search and Rescue costs.

Assessment of performance

 

Actual 2016/17

Performance measures

Actual

2017/18

Standards/ Targets

2017/18

90%

Delivery of the national search and rescue support programme agreed
by the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council with the providing bodies

100%

100%

58%

The percentage of New Zealanders who recall boating safety messaging
(as gauged by survey )

55.01%

60% or greater

 

Develop and maintain Service Level Agreements with key providers in the Search and Rescue community. Key agreement measures are:

   

100%

Provision of expert services to the Coordination Authorities

100%

100%

100%

Provision of Incident Management Team members to the Coordination
 Authorities on request

100%

100%

100%

Participation in joint Search and Rescue exercises

95%

100%

100%

Provision of Search and Rescue related information

100%

100%

90%

Coordinate National Search and Rescue training and education to improve interagency cooperation and understanding

90%

90%

 

WEATHER FORECASTS AND WARNINGS

The Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (MetService) provides services for this appropriation under a contract with the Minister of Transport.

Services involve the production of severe weather warnings and a level of weather forecast services for land, coastal waters and oceanic areas for which New Zealand has international responsibility, and the provision of a weather observation network in and around New Zealand.

This appropriation is intended to achieve the procurement of weather services to minimise risk to life and property through public weather forecasts and emergency support.

Financial performance

Actual

2016/17

$000

 

Actual

2017/18

$000

Budget

2017/18

$000

Forecast

2017/18

$000

21,917

Non-departmental output expenses: Weather forecasts and warnings

23,437

23,437

23,437

 

 

 

Assessment of performance

Actual
2016/17

Performance measures

Actual

2017/18

Standards/ 

Targets

2017/18

Achieved

Provision of agreed services

Achieved

As per contract

94%

Minimum percentage of forecasts of severe-weather events which successfully predicted the event (probability of detection)

Achieved
93%

90%

9%

Maximum percentage of forecasts of severe-weather events which are subsequently found to be false alarms (false alarm ratio)

Achieved
12%

25%

Achieved

Provision of new services

Achieved

As agreed between MetService and the Ministry

 

NON-DEPARTMENTAL OTHER EXPENSE: TAURANGA MARITIME INCIDENT RESPONSE

This appropriation was established to provide funding to respond to the grounding of the MV Rena on 11 October 2011. The only expenditure against the appropriation in 2016/17 was a payment to Crown Law Office. This related to the Crown’s participation in a hearing of the Environment Court under the Resource Management Act 1991. No further expenditure was incurred in 2017/18

Financial performance

2016/17

Actual

$000

 

Actual

2017/18

$000

Budget

2017/18

$000

Forecast

2017/18

$000

13

Non-departmental output expense: Tauranga maritime incident response

-

-

-

Assessment of performance

Actual
2016/17

Performance measures

Actual

2017/18

Standards/ 

Targets

2017/18

100%

Crown Law advice meets the needs of the Attorney-General, including
those relating to an Ombudsman’s inquiry

Not
applicable

Not
applicable

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