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Te Papa is an autonomous Crown entity that operates under the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992. Our yearly Statement of Intent meets our legal obligation to publicise our goals for the next 3 years. The Annual Report measures our performance against these goals. Access these documents here:

Te Papa Statement of Intent 2013-2016 (PDF, 652KB)

Annual Report 2012/13 (PDF, 1.6MB)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992

Below is a summary of what these documents contain. You can also find previous Statements of Intent and Annual Reports.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 establishes our purpose:

‘Te Papa is a forum for the nation to present, explore, and preserve the heritage of its cultures and knowledge of the natural environment in order to:

  • better understand and treasure the past
  • enrich the present and
  • meet the challenges of the future.’

The Act also sets out our functions and operating rules.

Read the full Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992.

Statement of Intent

The yearly Statement of Intent presents our:

  • legal responsibilities and operating framework, including functions and vision
  • goals and performance measures for the next 3 years
  • initiatives for developing staff and technical capability
  • financial forecasts.

Te Papa Statement of Intent 2013-2016 (PDF, 652KB)

Previous Statements of Intent

Statement of Intent 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 (PDF, 569kB)

Statement of Intent 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 (PDF, 530kB)

Statement of Intent 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 (PDF, 2MB)

Statement of Intent 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 (PDF, 1MB)

Statement of Intent 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11 (PDF, 1.3MB)

Statement of Intent 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 (PDF, 3MB)

Statement of Intent 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09 (PDF, 685kB)

Statement of Intent 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08 (PDF, 1.9MB)

Statement of Intent 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 (PDF, 2.3MB)

Statement of Intent 2003/04 (PDF, 2.4MB)

Statement of Intent 2002/03 (PDF, 1.5MB)

Statement of Intent 2001/02 (PDF, 1MB) 

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Annual Report

The Annual Report presents:

  • statements from management and an overview of the year’s highlights
  • our operating framework, including our concept, corporate principles, and functions
  • information on our governance and accountability
  • our organisation structure
  • our statement of service performance
  • financial statements.

Read our Annual Report 2012/13 (PDF, 1.6MB)

Previous Annual Reports

Annual Report 2011/12 (PDF, 1.9MB)

Annual Report 2010/11 (PDF, 1.7MB)

Annual Report 2009/10 (PDF, 4MB)

Annual Report 2008/09 (PDF, 1.35MB)

Annual Report 2007/08 (PDF, 2.5MB)

Annual Report 2006/07 (PDF, 1.7MB)

Annual Report 2005/06 (PDF, 2.5MB)

Annual Report 2004/05 (PDF, 3.3MB)

Annual Report 2003/04 (PDF, 2.3MB)

Annual Report 2002/03 (PDF, 1MB)

Annual Report 2001/02 (PDF, 2MB)

Annual Report 2000/01 (PDF, 7.5MB)

Performance reporting

These documents provide a summary of Te Papa's six monthly progress against our most recent Statement of Intent (SOI).

Te Papa’s six monthly SOI progress report (January - June 2013) (PDF 169 kB) 

Te Papa’s six monthly SOI progress report (July - Dec 2012) (PDF 156kB)

Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure

Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jul 2013-Jun 2014 (XLS 117kB)

Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jan-Jun 2013 (XLS 139kB)

Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jul-Dec 2012 (XLS, 81kB)
Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jan-Jun 2012 (XLS, 126kB)
Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jul-Dec 2011 (XLS, 33kB)
Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jan-Jul 2011 (XLS, 38kB)
Te Papa CE and Kaihautū expenses disclosure Jul-Dec 2010 (XLS, 54kB)

These numbers are also available from www.data.govt.nz

Briefing to Incoming Minister

Download our Briefing to the Incoming Minister, December 2011 (PDF, 211kB)

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