Process information and guidance for preparing the Annual Report, Statement of Intent (SOI), and Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE)

Further to the process detailed in the Crown Entities (CE) Act 2004 and Treasury's guidance documents, a summary of the process is outlined below. This process is also applicable to 2019/20 Statement of Intent (SOIs) and Statement of Performance Expectations (SPEs).

There is an obligation on DHBs to include a reference to Ministerial Directions in their Annual Reports. The following Ministerial Directions should be referenced in 2018/19 DHB Annual Reports:

  • The 2011 Eligibility Direction issued under s.32 of the NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000.
  • The requirement to implement the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) in key systems by Dec 2018, issued in May 2016 under s.107 of the Crown Entities Act.
  • The direction to support a whole of government approach issued in April 2014 under s.107 of the Crown Entities Act. The three directions cover Procurement , ICT and Property and the former two apply to DHBs.
  • The direction on the use of authentication services issued in July 2008, which continues to apply to all Crown agencies apart from those with sizeable ICT business transactions and investment specifically listed within the 2014 direction.

For all communication about the Annual Report, SOI, and SPE process, the Ministry of Health contact is Michelle Goh. Email Michelle or

Step Applicability to Annual Report or SPE Action Date

Annual Report and Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) Process


Annual Report


  • annual Financial Statements and Statement of Service Performance to the Auditor General  [CE Act s156(1)(a)]
  • draft Annual Report to Auditor General [CE Act s156(1)(b)]

(The Auditor General is represented by the appointed auditor)

By 27 September (within 3 months of financial year end)


Annual Report

An electronic copy of the pre-audited draft Annual Report is to be forwarded to the Ministry of Health by email to:

(The draft will enable the Ministry to assess any significant issues that may need to be discussed before the final is sent to the Minister - See page 11, Treasury Guidance)

By 10 October


Annual Report

DHBs and subsidiaries receive audit report from the auditor [CE Act s156(2)(b)]

By 31 October


Annual Report, SOI, and SPE

Complete checklist to ensure compliance with requirements before submission of Annual Reports, SOI and SPE


5. Annual Report, SOI, and SPE

A signed electronic copy of the finalised Annual Report, SPE, and SOI should be sent to the Ministry after Board approval to enable a brief to be prepared for the Minister.



Annual Report, SOI, and SPE

Forward hard copies of the signed Annual Reports 2018/19, SPE 2019/20, and SOI 2019/20-2022/23 as follows:

  • two copies to the Minister of Health [CE Act s150 (1)(b)]
    Attn: Sim Mead
    Office of the Minister of Health
    Parliament Buildings
    Wellington 6160
  • 30 copies to the Bills Office (Note: This quantity has been confirmed by the Bills Office; each box is not to exceed 13kg)
    Office of the Clerk
    Attn: Bills Office
    Parliament Building
    Wellington 6160
  • a PDF copy to the Bills Office
  • a  PDF copy to the Ministry of Health

(See guidance on Shoulder Numbers and pages 12 and 13, Treasury Guidance and Presentation of Papers to the House)

By 21 November (within 15 working days of Step 3)


Annual Report, SOI, and SPE

The Minister presents Annual Report, SPE, and SOI to the House of Representatives
[CE Act s150(3)]

(See page 14, Treasury Guidance)

By 28 November (within 5 days of step 5)


Annual Report, SOI, and SPE

DHB and subsidiaries publish Annual Report, SPE, and SOI
[CE Act s150(4)]

(See Presentation of Papers to the House)

By 5 December (within 10 working days of step 5)