Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2010

Statement of Service Performance



The Statement of Service Objectives for Te Puni Kōkiri is detailed in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations for the year ending 30 June 2010. This forms the output objectives for the year against which this service performance statement reports.


Scope of Appropriation:

Advice on policies and programmes that specifically impact on the social and cultural status of Māori people and resources.

Our Approach:

In 2009/10 Te Puni Kōkiri prioritised its work with social development and justice sector agencies, and other agencies with an interest in strengthening the policy and operational environment to improve education, health, justice, housing and employment outcomes for Māori whānau. Te Puni Kōkiri also continued to lead work associated with the Māori Language Strategy (MLS) and the Māori Broadcasting and EMedia Outcomes Framework.

Output Performance Measures and Standards, 2009/10

Performance Measure Budget Standard Actual Standard
Advice is in accordance with the requirements of the Policy Guide and Quality Assurance Handbook and Cabinet Manual-Evidenced by: Ministerial Assessmentminimum score of 3 5. Policy advice is provided within the agreed timeframes 95% meets timeframes Not achieved 92% were on time (93.1%: 08/09).    
An independent assessment of a sample set of policy advice rates the quality of advice on a scale of 1 to 6 External Assessment minimum score of 3 One independent assessment was completed with an overall result of 5.5 (5.21: 08/09).
An annual Ministerial assessment rates the quality of policy advice on a scale of 1 to 6 Ministerial Assessment - minimum score of 3
Policy advice is provided within the agreed timeframes 95% meets timeframe Not achieved 92% were on time (93.1%08/09)
Statutory Monitoring
Monitoring reports are substantiated by an independent expert, to ensure they are methodically robust (based on widely accepted methodological and ethical practices), and findings supported by evidence 100% Not achieved.
Sample of research/ statistical reports externally validated against criteria Minimum of 3 reports sampled Not achieved,1 report only externally validated.
All externally validated reports reviewed will have been assessed as achieving against the four criteria being; relevance, representative, methodologically robust and timely on a scale of 1 to 5 External Assessment - assessed as meeting at least 3 of 4 criteria Achieved against all 4 criteria.
Māori Language Strategy (MLS)
Hold monthly meetings with MLS lead agencies (TTWh, TMP, MTS, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Library) in order to monitor agency activity/contribution towards MLS outcomes 6 (monthly meetings) with MLS lead agencies, and 6 with OCMLS 6 completed with MLS and the Officials Committee of MLS.
Monitor Māori language content on MTS and Iwi Radio (not funded by TMP) to ensure compliance with the MLS 2 reports by 30 June 2010 2 reports provided as required
Evaluation of the Whānau Language Development programme He Kainga Korerorero Completed by 31 March 2010 Completed 28/2/10
Develop and run a Crown Entity Impact Survey covering TMP, TTWh, and MTS to develop a baseline impact measure of the effectiveness of the agencies impact on the increased use and proficiency of the Māori language Survey scoped by 30 June 2010 Achieved with Survey scoped mid June 2010
Broadcasting and eMedia Strategy
Report to the Ministers of Māori Affairs and Finance on a review of the Māori Television Service Act 2003 1 response report Not achieved
Report on TPK research, digital broadcasting, participation in Māori and mainstream broadcasting, iwi radio licences Completed by 30 June 2010 Not achieved, additional stakeholder information required to inform report content.
Consult Māori reserve radio frequency right holders and broadcasters on proposed new agreements 100% consulted Not achieved, Consultation process commenced, and timeframes extended to 30 September 2010.
Monitor Māori Language and Broadcasting agencies funded through Vote Māori Affairs (TTWh, TMP, MTS)
;Respond to each agency with feedback on Annual report, SOI and Output Plan Within 5 working days Achieved Within 5 working days
Advice to responsible Ministers as above along with comments on their Quarterly performance Within 10 working days Not achieved in 3rd Quarterdeadlines were – TMP (13 days), TTWh (18), and MTS (15). Deadlines met for other reports.
Facilitate regular meetings with agencies on matters of mutual interest Minimum of 4 meetings by 30 June 2010 Achieved with TTWh – 3 formal and 1 adhoc; TMP – 3 formal; MTS – 4 formal.
Positive feedback on service provided is obtained from agencies on a scale of 1 to 5, using Common Measurement Tool Minimum score of 3 Achieved for TMP, result = 3.9; MTS, result = 3.8; but not achieved for TTWh

Note-Māori Language and Broadcasting agencies funded through Vote Māori Affairs and referred to above are:

  • TTWh - Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission)
  • TMP - Te Māngai Pāho (Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency), and
  • MTS - Māori Television Service.


Māori Language Strategy

Te Puni Kōkiri continued to monitor the implementation of the Māori Language Strategy during 2009/10. We also provided advice to the Minister of Māori Affairs to support the development of the Review of the Māori Language Sector that was announced in July 2010. In addition, we reported on other Māori language initiatives, including implementation and evaluation of the Whānau Language Development programme He Kāinga Kōrerorero, the progress of the Māori language revitalisation research programme, and the completion of a report and summary sheet on the results of the 2009 Māori Language Attitudes Survey, reference: on the key findings.

Māori Broadcasting and EMedia Outcomes Framework

Te Puni Kōkiri provided advice to the Minister of Māori Affairs about workstreams arising from the Māori Broadcasting and EMedia Outcomes Framework. The advice included information about: the management and use of Māori reserved radio frequencies; Māori interests in spectrum for broadcasting and telecommunications purposes; and the review of Crown licence agreements for iwi radio broadcasters. Consultation with iwi licence holders and broadcasters has been delayed because licence holders have requested extended timeframes to consider and provide feedback on the proposed licence agreements. As a result, the timeframe for this work has been adjusted to 30 September 2010. As at 30 June, we had completed two consultation hui. A further ten hui were completed in July 2010. We have also completed a suite of research about Māori broadcasting issues. This research had a particular focus on Māori interests in spectrum and digital broadcasting. The preparation of an overarching report about this research was slightly delayed because of preparation for the announcement of the Review of the Māori Language Sector during June 2010.

As part of this work we provided the Minister of Māori Affairs with ownership advice about Te Māngai Pāho, the Māori Television Service and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. This advice indicated that the Māori Language and Broadcasting agencies in Vote: Māori Affairs were focused on their core business, consistent in delivery of their outputs, and were financially sound. Te Puni Kōkiri has also led the development of the proposed government response to the Review of the Māori Television Service Act 2003. As at 30 June 2010, we had prepared a penultimate draft of the proposed government response to the Review, which included feedback from responsible Ministers and Te Putahi Paoho.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (figures are GST exclusive)

9,007 Revenue Crown 8,662 8,662 8,001
433 Other Revenue 471 361 361
9440 Total Revenue 9,133 9,023 8,362
8,622 Total Expenses 8,578 9,023 8,362
818 Net surplus/(deficit) 555 - -