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Outcomes framework

Outcomes Framework


Govern- ment priorities

Responsibly managing the Government’s finances

Building a more competitive and productive economy

Delivering better public services

Rebuilding Christchurch


Outcomes for New Zealand

A higher quality of life in our communities, towns and cities

A growing workforce that drives innovation, creativity and collaboration

A culture that is unique, distinctive and valued in a globalised world



New Zealand’s distinctive culture enriches our lives


Sector outcomes






Sector priorities

Fostering inclusive New Zealand identity

Supporting Māori cultural aspirations


Front- footing transform- ative technology

Improving cultural asset sustain- ability

Measuring and maximising public value


Ministry outputs

Fund and Monitor

  • Perform- ance monitoring and develop- ment of arts, heritage, media and sport Vote- funded agencies


  • Provide advice to support decision making by Ministers on government policy relating to arts, heritage and media
  • Advise on and process Board appoint- ments
  • Negotiate services to support Ministers including speeches and correspon- dence


  • Maintain war graves and access to memorials and other places of national significance
  • Collect and preserve oral history and digital stories
  • Promote cultural events and significant commemor- ations
  • Information on and communi- cation of New Zealand and Māori history, society and culture
  • Delivery of international cultural diplomacy projects
  • Delivery of the First World War centenary operating legacy projects


  • Administer legislation to protect Māori and New Zealand’s cultural heritage
  • Ensure legislation and policy settings remain fit for purpose in relation to fast-moving techno- logical advance- ments


Updated on 16th March 2017