Review of the Sport Sector
The Ministerial Taskforce on the Sport, Fitness and Leisure sector reported to the Minister during the year. Its report Getting Set was largely adopted by the Government, leading to new legislation being introduced to merge the Hillary Commission with the NZ Sports Foundation and part of the Office of Tourism & Sport. The new organisation is expected to become operational before the end of 2001.
The Hillary Commission's total expenditure in 2000-01 was $33.5m, of which we spent $2.7m (8%) on communications, research and core services to meet the targets of the operating teams. The total staff of the Commission is 36 people, based in one office in Wellington.
No new Hillary Commission project is started unless the topic has first been properly researched. Existing projects and programmes are also evaluated each year and major reviews are conducted every three years.
The Hillary Commission places strong emphasis on customer service. We ask all client groups receiving Commission funds or services to comment on how we performed in meeting their needs. The Commission acts upon those comments.
The Commission presents a statement of intent to Parliament each year. Progress against the statement is reported at six-monthly intervals to the Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure and to the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, the main source of Commission funds.
In line with our policy of accountability, the Commission publishes the salaries of senior executives above $100,000. The remuneration of the Hillary Commission's Chief Executive Officer is in the band $190-$200,000. 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 2000-01. Part of the Commission's sport development work, this investment aims to enable these organisations to improve services to their 1.3 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 5,000 club projects receive Commission funding through local authorities, most to help young people or train coaches and other volunteers.
Regional sports trusts - the 17 sports trusts, from Northland to Southland, are unique to New Zealand. They are local organisations that deliver the Commission's sport, fitness and leisure programmes to people in their regions. In addition to the Commission's $6.1 million regional investment, the trusts raised $10.3 million to help them implement Commission programmes and advocate for sport.
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 Kiwa, Ngati Kahungunu and Taranaki.
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board - with thanks to Lotto players everywhere!. The NZ Lottery Grants Board is the main source of Commission funds.
Sponsors - corporate sponsors and co-funders such as Ministry of Health, Pharmac, Ministry of Education, Community Employment Group, United Networks, Te Puni Kokiri, SportingPulse, NZ Sports Journalists Assn, Asics and Heinz Wattie's Australasia have helped us promote vital messages and activities.
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The Hillary Commission for Sport, Fitness and Leisure
Te Komihana Haakinakina a Hillary
Our programmes are funded by the NZ Lottery Grants Board