Wellbeing Budget 2020

Annex — Budget Initiatives

Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety

Additional Funding for the Agriculture Production Statistics Programme

This initiative will purchase a further year's collection of agricultural statistics from Statistics New Zealand, which the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) uses to inform decisions on trade negotiations, policy development and economic forecasting. The statistics also help MPI meet its international reporting requirements on greenhouse gas emissions and inform planning decisions regarding New Zealand land.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 1.240 - - - 0.306

Enabling Access to the Outdoors for Active Transport and Recreation

This initiative enables the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to continue to create new public access to the outdoors for New Zealanders and visitors and to maintain existing access. It will do this through continuing regional projects that identify access needs in partnership with local authorities, iwi and community groups; providing small grant funding to community groups to create, maintain and improve public access; managing the internationally significant Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff; and providing digital services for the public to find access.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 1.772 1.807 - - -

Enabling the Continuation of the Mycoplasma Bovis Eradication Programme

This initiative will continue the Government's biosecurity response effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. It will fund operational activities, including surveillance, tracking, movement controls and culling infected animals. The funding will also contribute to the legal liability for compensation costs, primarily associated with the loss of stock and milk production.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 193.500 - - - -

Fisheries Observer Programme Collective Agreement

This initiative will enable the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to address remuneration and employment relations matters for Fisheries Observers by meeting a new Collective Agreement that increases personnel costs and aims to increase staff retention and service quality.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 2.000 2.200 2.400 2.600 -

Funding for Maintaining Compliance in the National Animal Identification and Tracing Scheme

This initiative will enable the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to continue its enforcement of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act 2012, by maintaining existing analytical capability to support the current workforce of compliance officers; and maintain legal, management, analytical and coordination capabilities. The initiative aims to achieve greater levels of legislative compliance to ensure the national animal tracing system is reliable and to assist with the efforts to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 5.629 - - - -

Global Research Alliance: Continuing New Zealand's International Leadership to Reduce Agricultural Emissions

This initiative continues New Zealand's support for the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases in order to display our global leadership on reducing agricultural emissions. The initiative will fund New Zealand's continued leadership, participation and investment in the GRA, including working with other countries to build capability of researchers, policy makers and farmers; hosting of the GRA Secretariat and Special Representative; leadership of GRA's livestock research group and coordination of relevant GRA networks; and support to enable New Zealand scientists to be involved in multinational projects.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 8.500 8.500 8.500 8.500 -

Increase Biosecurity Response Functions to Preserve Primary Industries and Protect our Environment

This initiative will deliver additional specialised resources to improve the delivery of post-border response programmes that serve to protect New Zealand's health, economic, environmental, cultural and social values. The specialist expertise will strengthen the response capability across the organisation, supported through further enhancement of response training. This will also improve the delivery of contracted response services, enable the implementation of timely process and continuous improvement and ensure sufficient scientific expertise is available to support responses and minimise the impact of these responses to the country.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 3.276 4.095 5.080 5.080 -

Increasing Capability for Post-Entry Quarantine and Laboratory Services to Enable New Horticulture Markets

This initiative will fund new interim Level 3B Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) greenhouse units providing secure containment for new imported plant varieties and breeding material that require testing for high-impact pests. This will enable the introduction of imported plant material for the horticulture sector to develop new and innovative high-value crops and cultivars.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 0.640 - - - 6.249

Maintaining Capacity and Resources to Meet Statutory Obligations Across Food Safety Legislation

This initiative will alleviate increased pressure on the food safety system and address current issues owing to legislative, demographic and market drivers. It will enable the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to deliver critical support to small, medium and rural-based food businesses; promote business participation and growth; address misalignment across critical food legislation; and investigate robust data requirements to inform regulations and set food and health standards.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 2.500 - - - -

Strengthening Core Fisheries Services to Meet Increased Demand

This initiative increases engagement of fisheries regulatory services with Tangata Whenua in response to Treaty settlements and local demand for customary regulations. This will enable better coordination with regional councils to address community concerns regarding local declines in coastal fisheries and marine health. The initiative will also create a faster permitting process for fisheries and aquaculture approvals to enable sector innovation, reduce delays, clear a growing backlog and meet statutory timeframes.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.9 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety - 1.152 1.170 1.051 1.066 -
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