Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2010

Ministerial Economic Taskforce

Scope of Appropriation:
This appropriation is limited to the direct costs associated with running the Ministerial Economic Taskforce for the Minister of Maori Affairs.

Performance Measures Budget Standard Actual Standard
Work programmes in place for each of the workstreams agreed between the Minister and the Taskforce members (7 workstreams) 100% Achieved.
Progress across workstreams:
is to the satisfaction of the Minister on a scale of 1 to 5 Minimum score of 3 No formal survey completed, however refer to Minister's message on web page (as below) and information sheet released in May 10
within agreed timeframes 95% of timeframes met Achieved

Māori Economic Taskforce

Formed in March 2009, the Māori Economic Taskforce is committed to providing opportunities for Māori to contribute to and benefit from a thriving New Zealand economy. It seeks to enhance Māori entrepreneurship and innovation to position Māori for future strategic economic opportunities and promote kaupapa Māori and Māori structures as drivers of prosperity.

The Taskforce launched its dedicated website in January this year: www.tpk.govt.nz/en/ infocus/taskforce that provides details about the membership, current and future workstreams, information sheet, kaupapa and goals of the Taskforce. Key areas of work to date include: Koura Inc; Shangai Expo 2010; Māori Brand Strategy; Māori Research Innovation Project; Māori Investment, Capital Market and Enterprise; Infrastructure Investment Opportunities; Maara kai; Professional Group Training Initiative and Māori Business Network Association. In addition, in May 2010 the Māori Economic Taskforce Information Sheet was released which provides further details on these projects and the Taskforce's future work programme. This document is available on the Taskforce's website.

30/06/09
Actual
$000
  30/06/10
Actual
$000
30/06/10
Supp
Estimates
$000
30/06/10
Main
Estimates
$000
203
-
203
Revenue Crown
Other Revenue
Total Revenue
500
-
500
500
-
500
500
-
500
111
92
Total Expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
485
15
500
-
500
-

Intergrated Whānau Social Assistance

Scope of Appropriation: This appropriation is limited to community level social assistance through provision of Whānau Advocates and Māori Wardens programmes.

OUTPUT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND STANDARDS, 2009/10:

Performance Measures Budget Standard Actual Standard
Kāitoko Whānau and Oranga Whānau Programmes:
Manage the Whānau Social Assistance programme to place a number of Whānau Advocates (community workers) into Māori communities; referred to as Kaitoko Whānau and Oranga Whānau
Number of Kaitoko Whānau workers & Oranga Whānau workers engaged to work with vulnerable Māori whānau 50 and 21 respectively by 31 March 2010  
Design, develop and implement Operational Guidelines and establish a nationwide training programme across Host Organisations By 28 February 2010 Guidelines were implemented by 31 January 2010.
Māori Wardens Programme:    
A programme to enhance the capacity and capability of Māori Wardens through enhanced training and improved resources    
Regional coordinators are in place to support Māori Wardens in undertaking their community level social assistance role Average of 11 Regional Coordinators in place during the year Not achieved, however efficiencies have seen the need to reduce coordinators from 11 to 7.
Establish a nationwide training framework for Māori Wardens Achieve NZQA-unit standard Achieved, in place by 28 February 2010.
Undertake Māori Warden training (across course offerings) 300 attend courses Not achieved, 259 undertook training.
Māori Wardens (warranted) have been allocated uniforms and have access to the appropriate safety equipment whilst on duty 60% to 65% 60%, with over 600 uniform packages allocated.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:
Whānau Social Assistance Programmes-Kaitoko Whānau, Oranga Whānau and Māra Kai

Whānau Social Assistance programmes are all about enhancing the overall well being of Māori, by supporting our most vulnerable whānau to build a longterm sustainable Māori economy. All three were launched by the Minister of Māori Affairs in 2009/10.

Kaitoko Whānau, meaning family support, are communitybased workers in Māori communities focused on improving service delivery for families, rather than individuals, to foster positive development of the whānau whānui. They work alongside families experiencing hardship, and assist them to connect with government agencies, local councils and other social service providers to ensure appropriate assistance is made available. Additionally, these workers liaise with community groups and Māori Wardens to promote and encourage a wider network of support.

Oranga Whānau establishes a network of “Nannies” providing direct, personal and practical support to caregivers and parents, especially young parents and their whānau. Through sharing knowledge, practices, values and attitudes between generations, Oranga Whānau is promoting positive parenting, safe and healthy babies and resilient whānau.

The Māra Kai programme provides small, oneoff grants to marae and Māori communities to establish and maintain small noncommercial gardens in collaboration with their surrounding community. The programme is strengthening whānau development and helping communities cultivate new skills, foster selfsufficiency, promote good nutrition and healthy activity and encouraging whānaungatanga through strengthening community relationships. To date, favourable reports from within our regional network indicate that these programmes have been highly successful. In 2009/10 Evaluation frameworks were established to underpin each of the three Whānau Social Assistance Programmes above. The frameworks record performance management and evaluation activities that will identify the short to longterm outcomes of the three programmes.

Māori Wardens
The Māori Wardens programme is a Government initiative administered by Te Puni Kōkiri to build capacity and capability of wardens who have become an integral part in delivering a valued service in our communities. A number of local authorities are now realising the efforts of the Māori wardens and their ability to peacefully work and act as kaitiaki within the community. During 2009/10 a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) was launched nationwide and by the end of 2009, 24% of wardens completed two or more unit standards against the training framework. The priority to the end of the 2010 calendar year is to increase the total number of Māori Wardens accredited against the NQF to approximately 5075 percent.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
(figures are GST exclusive)

30/06/09
Actual
$000
  30/06/10
Actual
$000
30/06/10
Supp
Estimates
$000
30/06/10
Main
Estimates
$000
-
-
-
Revenue Crown
Other Revenue
Total Revenue
7,704
-
7,704
7,704
-
7,704
7,334
-
7,334
-
-
Total Expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
7,659
45
7,704
-
7,334
-

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