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 2013/14 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 the operation of the Milford Sound/Piopiotahi Aerodrome in the Fiordland National Park. The aerodrome is predominantly used by tourism flight operators and the Ministry’s role is to ensure the aerodrome’s operational facilities comply with Civil Aviation Authority requirements and that they are maintained. This output class contributes to the ‘Improved planning and investment in infrastructure and services’ intermediate outcome.

Fuel Excise Duty Refund Administration

This output class meets the costs associated with providing an administrative and accounting service for refunding fuel excise duty. The Ministry contracts the NZ Transport Agency to undertake this function 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

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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