Out of the Hillary Commission's total expenditure of $35.7m in 1999-2000 we spent $2.54m (7.1%) on essential services to meet the operating teams' targets and on communications and research. The total staff of the Commission is 36 people, based in one office in Wellington.
It is Commission policy that no new project is started unless the issue has first been properly researched. All existing projects and programmes are evaluated each year and major reviews are conducted every three years.
Customer service is the first priority of the Hillary Commission. All client groups receiving funds or services from the Commission are asked to comment on the Commission's performance in meeting their needs. The comments are acted upon by the Commission.
The Commission presents an annual plan to Parliament each year. Progress against the plan after six months is reported to the Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure and to the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, the principal funder of the Hillary Commission.
All government agencies are required to publish the salaries of their senior executives above $100,000. The remuneration of the Hillary Commission's Chief Executive Officer is in the band $160-$170,000. One member of staff is in the band $110-$120,000, with another in $100-$110,000.
Thanks To Our Partners
National sport and active-leisure organisations - the Commission funded over 100 national sport and active leisure bodies in 1999-2000. This investment is part of the Commission's sport development work, and aims to enable these organisations to improve services to their 1.7 million members. In addition to providing funding, the Commission trains national-level managers and administrators.
New Zealand Sports Foundation and New Zealand Olympic Committee - which help New Zealanders achieve internationally.
Local Authorities - the Commission provides local authorities with advice on developing facilities and delivering services. Each year over 4,000 clubs receive Commission funding through local authorities.
Regional Sports Trusts - the sports trusts are key players in the Hillary Commission team and are unique to New Zealand. They are small organisations that deliver the Commission's sport, fitness and leisure programmes to the people in their regions. There are 17 trusts, from Northland to Southland.
Iwi - we work closely with iwi to ensure that He Oranga Poutama is a success. Our thanks go to people in Tai Tokerau, Tamaki Makaurau, Tauranga Moana, Te Arawa, Mataatua, Turanganui a Kiwi, Ngati Kahungunu and Taranaki.
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board - the principal funder of the Hillary Commission, with thanks to Lotto players everywhere.
Sponsors - corporate sponsors and co-funders such as Ministry of Health, Health Funding Authority, Community Employment Group, UnitedNetworks, TVNZ, Te Puni Kokiri, the Warehouse, Yummy Fruit Company and Wattie's have helped us promote vital messages and activities.