Most of the work set out earlier in this Statement of Intent is either policy advice, governance and performance advice, or ministerial servicing work undertaken under our Multi-class Output Appropriation: Policy Advice and Related Activities. The Ministry has three other output classes that contribute to its intermediate outcomes. The Information Supporting the Estimates 2012/13 provides additional information on all the Ministry’s output classes and their performance measures.

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi Aerodrome operation and administration

One of the Ministry’s operational functions is to own and operate the Milford Sound aerodrome. The Aerodrome is a very small facility that aircraft operators use. The Ministry’s role is to provide for the safe and efficient operation of the aerodrome. The Ministry does this by ensuring runway and other maintenance is undertaken through contracts we have with service providers. This output class contributes to the ‘Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services’ intermediate outcome.

Refund of fuel excise duty

This output class meets the costs associated with providing an administrative and accounting service for refunding fuel excise duty. The Ministry contracts the New Zealand Transport Agency to undertake these functions on its behalf. This output class contributes to the ‘Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services’ intermediate outcome, as it is part of the revenue collection system.

Search and Rescue activity coordination PLA[1]

The Ministry houses the secretariat function of the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council, which administers the search and rescue sector in New Zealand. The Secretariat reports to the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council, which is not part of the Ministry. This output class contributes to the ‘Reduced transport incidents’ intermediate outcome.

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1 Permanent Legislative Authority