Acronyms and glossary


ACC Accident Compensation Corporation
ADEPT Advanced Digital Employer-led Processing and Targeting
ANZSCO Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
BAP Building Advisory Panel
BEFU Budget Economic and Fiscal Update
BEV battery electric vehicle
BWOF building warrant of fitness
CERT Computer Emergency Response Team
CNGP Carbon Neutral Government Programme
CRHL Crown Regional Holdings Limited
CXI Customer Experience Index
D,E&I diversity, equity and inclusion
DPMC Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
EECA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
ECLI Emergency Caller Location Information
eIMT Enterprise Incident Management Team
EMBC Emergency Management and Business Continuity
ERP Emissions Reduction Plan
ESOL English for speakers of other languages
FAP Financial Assistance Package
FDI foreign direct investment
FTE full-time equivalent
GCCRS Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service
GDP gross domestic product
GETS Government Electronic Tender Service
GHG greenhouse gas
GPG Government Property Group
GST goods and services tax
ICT information and communications technology
IEA International Energy Agency
IPONZ Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
ITO Inbound Tourist Operator
ITP Industry Transformation Plans
LED light-emitting diode
MBIE Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
MCA multi-category appropriation
MIQ Managed Isolation and Quarantine
MOH Ministry of Health
MSD Ministry of Social Development
MYA multi-year appropriation
MVT motor vehicle trader
NABERS National Australian Built Environment Rating System
NAP National Adaptation Plan
NBS New Building Standard
NEET not in employment, education or training
NZBN New Zealand Business Network
NZ GAAP New Zealand generally accepted accounting practice
NZPCA New Zealand Private Capital Association
NZQF New Zealand Qualifications Framework
NZTE New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
OLP occupational licensing platform
OIA Official Information Act
PaCSON Pacific Cyber Security Operation Network
PBE public benefit entity
PBE FRS Public Benefit Entities Financial Reporting Standard
PBE IPSAS Public Benefit Entity International Public Sector Accounting Standard
pDEI potential direct economic impact
PGFL Provincial Growth Fund Limited
PLA permanent legislative authority
R&D Research and development
RAP risk analytics platform
RSLG Regional Skills Leadership Group
RTTA Residential Tenancies Trust Account
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SLT Senior Leadership Team
TAS Temporary Accommodation Service
TCFD Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
tCO2e tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
TEIC Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre
TPES total primary energy supply
TSO telecommunications service obligations
UFB ultra-fast broadband
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
WHS wellbeing, health and safety
WIP work in progress
WTO World Trade Organisation

Glossary of terms

The outcome describes what we are trying to achieve and what this looks like.

Intermediate outcome
The intermediate outcome describes the outcome in more detail.

Gross domestic product (GDP)
The total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year.

Departmental expenses
Expenses incurred by MBIE in delivering services and functions on behalf of the Government.
Expenses incurred by entities other than MBIE in delivering services and functions on behalf of the Government.

Types of expenses:

A term for goods, services or functions purchased by the Government. Outputs include policy advice, administration of contracts, and the provision of specific services.

Other expense
A term for operating expenses that are not outputs, such as interest expenses and grants.

An appropriation is a sum of money allocated for a particular use and includes a description of what is being purchased, why it is being purchased and how performance will be assessed. It authorises Ministers to consume public resources, and ensures that Parliament knows how money will be spent and that government is held accountable for the spending.

Types of appropriations

Annual appropriation
This is the most common type of appropriation and is limited to one financial year, consistent with the annual Budget cycle.

MCA – multi-category appropriation
Multi-category appropriations consist of two or more categories of spending within a single appropriation that contribute to the same overarching purpose.

MYA – multi-year appropriation
Multi-year appropriations allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred during a specified period of no more than five financial years. MYAs are generally used where uncertainties or dependencies are likely to affect when costs are incurred (eg, milestone payments for a multi-year project).

PLA – permanent legislative authority
Permanent appropriations are authorised by legislation other than an Appropriation Act and continue in effect for an indefinite period. Generally, the authorising legislation will impose limits on the scope of the appropriation and not its amount.

Main Estimates

The Main Estimates are the Government’s approved set of appropriations for a year. They are approved and published before the start of the financial year to which they relate.

Supplementary Estimates

The Supplementary Estimates are the Government’s approved changes to appropriations within a financial year and supersede the information in the Main Estimates for that year.