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Outcomes Framework


Govern- ment priorities

Responsibly managing the Govern- ment’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 commun- ities, 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

Measur- ing and maximis- ing public value

Ministry outputs

Fund and Monitor

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


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


  • Maintain war graves and access to memorials and other places of national signifi- cance
  • 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 inter- national 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 technological advancements

Updated on 30th November 2015