Out of the Hillary Commission's total expenditure of $36.2m in 1998/99 we spent $2.7m (7.5%) on essential services to meet the operations team's targets and on communications and research. The total staff of the Commission is 37 people, based in one office in Wellington. Like other Hillary Commission staff, Sport Development Manager Simon Gianotti (on the right) is passionate about his sport.
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.
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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 $150-$160,000, and that of one other member of staff is $110-$120,000.
National sport and active-leisure organisations - the Commission funded over
100 national sport and active leisure bodies in 1998/99. This investment is part of the Commission's sport development work, and aims to enable these organisations to improve services to their 1.4 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 and dynamic organisations which 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, Ngati Porou, Turanga nui a Kiwi, Ngati Kahungunu and Taranaki.
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board - the principal funder of the Hillary Commission, with funds generated by the profits from Lotto, Instant Kiwi, Daily Keno and TeleBingo.
Sponsors - corporate sponsors and co-funders such as United Networks, Health Funding Authority, TVNZ, Te Puni Kokiri, Smokefree, Community Employment Group, ALAC and Wattie's have helped us promote vital messages and activities.