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BUDGET 2003: Summary Sheet Environment & Culture

Promoting and protecting our environment, culture and heritage

Culture and heritage
1. Almost $40 million over four years to support Television New Zealand, Radio New Zealand, New Zealand on Air and the Broadcasting Standards Authority. [$14.6 million to RNZ already announced.]
2. $1 million over four years for iwi radio.
3. $6.5 million for an information programme on the Treaty of Waitangi and a further $5.9 million over the next four years for the Treaty settlement process.
4. $34 million in 2003-04 to lift participation in sport, and another $11 million for additional sports coordinators in secondary schools.

Environment
$2 million over the next two years to improve water management.

Announced pre-budget

Environment
1. An additional $1.3 million to EnergyWise Home Grants to insulate the homes of low income families.
2. $200,000 to the Solar Hot Water Grants scheme.
3. Increase from $1 million a year to $2 million for the Crown Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme.
4. $1.2 million over two years for a public information campaign on low sulphur diesel.
5. $2 million a year for four years from next year for the Renewable Energy Market Development Fund.

Culture and heritage
1. Radio New Zealand funding increase: $14.6 million over four years.
2. Creative New Zealand: $11.6 million over four years.
3. Royal New Zealand Ballet: $2 million over four years.
4. $15.2 million over four years to establish a Heritage Preservation Fund and increase funding to the Historic Places Trust, the Department of Conservation and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
5. $3.5 million to build a new field store at Scott Base.

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