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Waterfall Park - special housing area
Queenstown-Lakes District Council have received an expression of interest to develop a Special Housing Area (Waterfall Park Special Housing Area) near Arrowtown along Arrowtown Lake Hayes Road (341, 343 & 345 Arrowtown Lake Hayes Road).
IRRUIP9: Donee organisations - clarifying when funds are applied wholly or mainly to specified purposes within New Zealand
This issues paper foreshadows a possible change in Inland Revenue’s current practice for donee organisations. While presenting Inland Revenue’s preliminary but considered views, it does not present any fixed or final views. The paper examines the “donee organisation” requirements of the income Tax Act 2007, and is particularly relevant to organisations that apply some of their funds to purposes outside of New Zealand. Donee organisations must “wholly or mainly” apply funds to certain specified purposes within New Zealand. Inland Revenue currently accepts that this requirement is met where 51% or more of the funds are applied within New Zealand. The issues paper suggests a higher threshold should apply.
New Zealand Health Research Strategy: discussion document
This discussion document seeks your views on the content of New Zealand’s first health research strategy for the next ten years.
Standardised tobacco products and packaging draft regulations
In 2013 the Government decided to introduce a new regulatory scheme to standardise tobacco products and packaging. The Ministry of Health is now seeking feedback on an ‘exposure draft’ of a proposed set of regulations. The regulations will be needed to bring the new regulatory scheme into force, and set out the detailed specifications for the standardised tobacco products and packages.
Kapiti bus review
Greater Wellington Regional Council are making public transport more reliable, simpler and better. By fine tuning bus services in Paraparaumu, Council plan to make it easier and more convenient for people to go where they want to go by bus. Its plan is to move even more people onto public transport in order to become a smarter, cleaner region and make greater Wellington an even greater place to live, work and play. Greater Wellington Regional Council would like your feedback.
Increasing rates of deceased organ donation: consultation document
This consultation document seeks feedback on the Ministry’s initial proposals to increase deceased person organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand. Proposals are based on the findings of the initial phase of the Ministry of Health’s review of options.
Intention to grant a concession to Eastland Network
Have your say on the Minister's intention to grant a concession to Eastland Network Ltd to construct and run an Electricity Substation on the Opoutama Sections Conservation Area in Hawke's Bay.
PUB00218: Income tax - foreign tax credits - how to claim a foreign tax credit where the foreign tax paid is covered by a double tax agreement
This draft item explains how to claim a foreign tax credit when a foreign tax is covered by a DTA. It includes a flowchart which gives an overview of the foreign tax credit rules and the potential outcome for taxpayers when a foreign tax is covered by a DTA, and when it isn't.
PUB00228: GST - single supply or multiple supplies
This draft item explains how to determine whether a supply with multiple elements is a single composite supply or multiple separate supplies, using a flowchart, consideration of relevant case law, and examples.
Rolleston Reserve exchange
The proposed exchange will enable part of Rolleston Reserve to be redeveloped for community and retail use, as envisaged in the Rolleston Town Centre Master Plan.
Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2016
Maritime New Zealand invites comment on the Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2016 consultation document.
Consultation on proposed regulations and fees for the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006
The government has released consultation documents seeking public submissions on proposed regulations and fees required to implement the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006.
New listing of the threatened status of New Zealand vascular plants
This is a call for submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand vascular plant taxa, to inform a revision of the lists for these groups in the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
Proposed Brothel Location Bylaw
Ashburton District Council is proposing a Brothel Location Bylaw to provide controls on where brothels can operate. The bylaw will restrict operator-run brothels to business zones and prohibits brothels being located in residential areas or near sensitive sites.
Proposed Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
Ashburton District Council is proposing changes to the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw. The policy seeks to balance the recreational needs of dogs and their owners with the need to minimise the potential for any danger, distress or nuisance that may be caused by dogs. The bylaw acts to regulate dog related matters to enable the enforcement of the policy.
Proposed Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw
Ashburton District Council is proposing to roll over the Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw. The bylaw applies controls to keeping of certain animals in urban areas. The purpose of the bylaw is to protect the public from potential nuisance caused by animals (excluding dogs) and protect, promote and maintain public health and safety.
Proposed Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy
Ashburton District Council is proposing to adopt a new draft Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy for consultation. This will revoke and replace the Smokefree Playgrounds and Sports Fields Policy. The new policy recommends that a more restrictive policy than the status quo be applied.
Proposed Open Spaces Bylaw
Ashburton District Council is proposing an Open Spaces Bylaw to protect Council's parks and open spaces from damage and to ensure they are safe and enjoyable environments for the community to use.
Draft Multicultural Strategy
A multicultural strategy is a commitment by the Christchurch City Council to support and embrace the diversity of the people in Otautahi/Christchurch. The Council has a responsibility to ensure its services are accessible to all and that everyone can participate in the city’s democratic process.
Draft Cycle Trail Bylaw 2016
Far North District Council is consulting on a draft Bylaw for Te Pou Haerenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail, which runs from the Hokianga Harbour to the Bay of Islands. There is no single regulatory instrument for the management of the use of the Trail, which is on private land, Crown land, road reserve, and land vested to the control of the Council. The Trail requires the co-operation of a large number of landowners who expect that the Council will enforce responsible use of the Trail, and proposed Bylaw includes rules to help protect landowners from nuisance.
Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan
Southland Regional Council are currently asking for your views on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan which introduces new methods to manage activities that we know adversely affect the quality of Southland’s freshwater.
Proposed fees and charges for planning and miscellaneous services
Palmerston North City Council review fees and charges for Council services every year to keep pace with increasing operational costs. As a result of the most recent review, they are proposing to increase the fees they charge for planning and miscellaneous services. Most will increase by between 2% and 5%.
Proposed closures to harvesting of pāua at Huriawa Peninsula and Mapoutahi Peninsula
MPI wants feedback about a request to extend the existing temporary closure at Huriawa Peninsula (East Otago) for taking pāua.
Maunganui Bay temporary closure
Te Kupenga o Ngati Kuta and Patukeha ki Te Rawhiti have made a request to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for a further temporary closure at Maunganui Bay regarding the take of all fisheries resources, except kina.
Draft Traffic Control 2016 Bylaw
The draft Traffic Control Bylaw 2016 (draft bylaw) provides Tasman District Council with the mechanism to establish and enforce traffic control devices and thereby maintain a safe and efficient transportation network in the district. The draft bylaw addresses legacy issues from a previous 2013 bylaw review and provides a robust and transparent process for approving future traffic control devices.
Proposal for a regional landfill business unit
Tasman District Council are proposing an amendment to their Long Term Plan 2015-2025 so that they can jointly share control of the Eves Valley landfill with Nelson City Council. In return Tasman District Council gets a reciprocal share in the control of the York Valley landfill. The proposal is to create a Regional Landfill Business Unit (RLBU) controlled by a joint committee of the two Councils. They're consulting because this proposed arrangement is different to what is contained in the current Long Term Plan 2015-2025 and the Eves Valley landfill is a strategic asset of Council.
Proposed craft risk management standard for vessels
MPI invites comment from interested parties on the proposed Craft Risk Management Standard: Vessels (CRMS Vessels) and the associated draft Guidance Document.
Threat management plan for New Zealand sea lions (rāpoka)
The plan will provide a long-term programme to manage threats to sea lions and reduce their population decline.
Glenpanel - Special Housing Area
Queenstown Lakes District Council have received an Expression of Interest to develop a Special Housing Area (Glenpanel Special Housing Area) along Frankton Ladies Mile Highway. The proposed location is on the opposite side of State Highway 6 to the proposed Queenstown Country Club retirement village, which has been recently approved as a Special Housing Area.
Millers Flat-Beaumont Road renaming
Central Otago District Council proposes to rename Millers Flat-Beaumont Road as Craig Flat Road.
Draft Housing Policy
The Policy's vision is that all people in Christchurch have access to housing that is secure, safe, affordable, warm and dry. The draft Housing Policy will guide the Council's decisions and support collaborative action across the continuum of social, affordable and market housing to achieve the Policy's vision.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill: patent perm extensions proposed regulations
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released a consultation document seeking feedback on proposed regulations to implement the patent term extension provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill. The Bill will, when it enters into force, amend the Patents Act 2013 to provide for patent term extensions for unreasonable delays in patent grant; and unreasonable curtailment of the effective patent term as a result of the Medsafe approval process.
Draft domestic sustainability strategy
Palmerston North City Council wants to support you to live in a more sustainable way. They want to hear what barriers are in your way so they can help to address them.
Abberley Park playground renewal
The playground equipment beside the community hall in Abberley Park is due to be replaced as part of the Christchurch City Council’s 25 year playground renewal programme. This programme ensures play equipment is safe, meets the current New Zealand playground standards, and maintains an acceptable level of service for the community. Design of the proposed equipment has been based on the heritage significance of the park which retains much of its original peaceful 19th century character.
Glasnevin Drive/Glencullen Drive intersection - proposed no stopping
Local residents have been in touch with Christchurch City Council to raise their concern about visibility at the intersection of Glasnevin Drive and the south entrance of Glencullen Drive. Cars parking on the intersection are causing congestion and restricting visibility. The Council proposes installing no stopping lines at the intersection of Glasnevin Drive and Glencullen Drive to improve visibility and increase safety.
Draft Hutt Valley Trade Wastes Bylaw
The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002, establish standards for trade waste discharges, and facilitate the management of the acceptance of trade wastes into the public waste water system on behalf of the Hutt City Council and the Upper Hutt City Council.
A file format for exchanging generally available retail tariff plan data
The Electricity Authority have amended the Code to require retailers to provide information about their generally available retail tariff plans to any person that requests them. The Code amendment took effect on 1 February 2016. However, the Code does not specify the format or method a retailer may use to provide this information. This consultation paper presents a draft file format for use by retailers and seeks feedback from interested parties. The use of the file format is voluntary. The format is an addition to the current suite of industry EIEPs and has been titled EIEP 14.
Golden Bay outstanding natural features and landscapes feedback
Tasman District Council wants to make sure Golden Bay’s outstanding natural features and landscapes are preserved and protected for future generations. With the community’s help, they have spent several years identifying the Bay’s most precious places and reviewing the rules that govern the way they are managed and protected. They have come up with a draft set of locations in need of particular care, as well as rule changes to ensure their protection.
Proposed changes to the National Microbiological Database (NMD) Notice 2016
From 29 June 2016 to 10 August 2016 the Ministry for Primary industries (MPI) invites comments on proposed changes to the National Microbiological Database (NMD) specifications.
PUB00276: Updated "permanent place of abode" extract from IS 14/01 - tax residence
Following the Court of Appeal decision in CIR v Diamond  NZCA 613, part of Interpretation Statement 14/01 is being updated. This concerns one of the tax residence tests for individuals - the "permanent place of abode" test in s YD 1(2). The key aspect that has changed following the Diamond decision is the emphasis on the nature and quality of the use a person habitually makes of their place of abode in New Zealand.
Income tax – date of acquisition of land
This item deals with the issue of when land is acquired under s CB 15B. The item concludes that what is relevant is when the first interest in the land (eg, the particular estate) that is being disposed of was acquired.
PUB00276: Updated “permanent place of abode” extract from IS 14/01 – tax residence
As a result of the Court of Appeal decision in CIR v Diamond  NZCA 613, part of Interpretation Statement IS 14/01 is being updated. The updated section concerns one of the tax residence tests for individuals – the “permanent place of abode” test in s YD 1(2).
Proposed NZQA Rule changes
The proposed changes seek to ensure that NZQA Rules are clear, reflect current practice and operational changes, and enable NZQA to effectively perform its quality assurance functions.
Hamilton East neighbourhood plan
The draft Hamilton East Neighbourhood Plan is a strategic document aiming to make Hamilton East a popular and attractive character suburb that remembers its history.
Tauranga reserves management plan
Tauranga City Council are reviewing their reserve management plans – to make sure they’re looking after reserves in the best way possible.
Intention to grant a lease concession to Bush Railway and Old Sawmill Trust
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Bush Railway and Old Sawmill Trust for a lease/licence over part of the Patetere Scenic Reserve at Mamaku, to establish and operate a historic bush railway and sawmill facility together with cafe, sites for self contained caravans, motorhomes, caretakers residence and guided tours.
Review of class 4 gambling
This discussion document seeks your views on how community funding from class 4 gambling (pokies in clubs, pubs and bars) can be sustained into the future. Class 4 gambling expenditure has declined since the passing of the Gambling Act 2003, leading to a consequent decrease in funding to communities.
Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (the proposed Rule). The aim of the proposed Rule is to deliver productivity improvements, greater regulatory efficiency and reduced compliance costs without compromising the road transport system and road user safety outcomes.
ED0187: Disputes resolution process commenced by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue
This draft standard practice statement sets out the Commissioner’s and taxpayer’s rights and responsibilities in the disputes resolution process. It should be noted that a full review of SPS 11/05 has not been undertaken.
ED0188: Disputes resolution process commenced by a taxpayer
This draft standard practice statement sets out the Commissioner’s and taxpayer’s rights and responsibilities in the disputes resolution process. It should be noted that a full review of SPS 11/06 has not been undertaken.
Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport (the Minister), on proposed changes to Land Transport Rule: Omnibus Amendment 2016 ("the Rule"). Consultation on the proposed changes is being carried out to ensure that legislation is sound and robust. Further that the Rules development process takes account of the views of, and the impact on, people affected by proposed Rule changes.
Students' feedback on university entrance requirements
NZQA is currently undertaking a review of the university entrance requirements to ensure they are working as intended. They are particularly interested in hearing the views of students who are studying under the current university entrance requirements or would have studied under these requirements.
Principals' feedback on university entrance requirements
NZQA is undertaking a review of the university entrance requirements to ensure they are working as intended. They are currently seeking the views of schools' leadership to help them to understand the impact of the university entrance requirements and to assess if any changes should be considered.
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2016 Draft
The demand for freedom camping is increasing in the Gisborne district as visitor numbers increase. Tairawhiti offers a unique beach camping experience including along remote parts of the East Coast. Gisborne District Council have a responsibility to make sure that camping on Council land is well-managed to minimise risks to public health, amenity, the environment and public access.
Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Management Plan consultation
The Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park, including plants, animals, tracks and historic sites, is looked after by the Department, for everyone to enjoy now and into the future. The Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tane Conservation Park Management Plan gives strategic direction on how this happens.
Proposal to dispose of conservation land in North West Nelson Forest Conservation Park
The Acting Director Operations Western South Island Region hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 49 of the Conservation Act 1987, that it is intended to dispose approximately 7 ha (subject to survey) of conservation land described as Pt Sec 26 Blk V, Oparara SD.
Proposed amendments to the import health standard for nursery stock for the management of Phellinus noxius
MPI is seeking your feedback on the addition of phytosanitary requirements for the management of Phellinus noxius in nursery stock hosts (whole plants, including rooted cuttings) from all countries.
Making tax simpler - Investment income information
Making tax simpler - Investment income information, seeks views on proposed changes to the way that tax on investment income is administered, and investment income information is collected.
Library layout proposal 2016
The Invercargill City Library started a consultation process two years ago and has come up with a proposal it would like to get underway in January 2017.
EPR616: Standard for the use of a valid electronic signature on documents provided to the Commissioner
Consultation on the draft standard outlining the guidelines on the use of electronic signatures on documents and information provided to Inland Revenue.
Draft Nelson-Tasman joint land development manual feedback
The Nelson–Tasman Land Development Manual (NTLDM) will replace previous engineering design standards of both the Nelson City Council (the Land Development Manual 2010) and the Tasman District Council (Engineering Standards 2013). The NTLDM is designed to give effect to each Council’s Resource Management Plans by providing acceptable design solutions to Developers, Designers and Asset Managers.
Changes to rules for disposal of hazardous substances
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on proposals to change the rules for managing the disposal of hazardous substances. The changes are part of a wider government effort to improve workplace health and safety.
WAG discussion paper: Wholesale Market Information — Review of disclosure exclusions
The WAG seeks feedback from interested parties on the Wholesale market information: Review of disclosure exclusions discussion paper. The Electricity Authority asked the WAG to investigate whether the current exclusions from making wholesale market information readily available to the public (under subclause 13.2A(2) of the Code) support the efficiency limb of the Authority’s statutory objective. The discussion paper explores the issues the WAG has identified. The paper also proposes some options for amending clause 13.2A of the Code to enhance the disclosure of relevant information, and suggests some market facilitation measures.
Proposal to freehold land at Chesney Street Reserve
Notice is given pursuant to Section 24(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977 that the Invercargill City Council as administering body of Chesney Street Reserve proposes that the reserve as more particularly identified as 1166m², being Lot 19 DP 11128, be revoked. The reason for the proposed revocation is to freehold the land for the purposes of sale.
Proposed dog exercise areas in Pokeno and Tamahere
Waikato District Council is proposing to make part of the Pokeno Domain and part of the river walkway of Te Awa Reserve, Te Awa Road, Tamahere a dog exercise area under the Dog Control Bylaw.
Partial lifting of Specially Protected Area Status, Murchison Mountains
Under section 12 of the National Parks Act 1980, DOC proposes to alter the boundary of the Takahē Specially Protected Area (Murchison Mountains). The proposal relates to a stretch of Lake Te Anau shoreline from Garden Point to Aurora Point. The furthest the boundary would be moved inland, away from the shoreline, would be approximately 200-300 m.
To alter a geographic name from Mount Elliot to Mount Eliott.
To alter a geographic name from Mount Gorden to Mount Gordon. A peak at 1880m in Solution Range on the northwestern side of Landsborough River, approximately 5km east of Mount Hooker, Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
To alter a geographic name from Nigger Stream to Pūkio Stream. A stream flowing south from Mount Turnbull on The Candlesticks (range) to Esk River, through Lochinvar Forest Conservation Area. Approximately 15km northeast of Waimakariri River in the foothills of Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
Waiau Toa / Clarence River
To alter a geographic name from Clarence River to Waiau Toa / Clarence River.
Waiau Uwha River
To alter a geographic name from Waiau River to Waiau Uwha River.
Intention to grant a variation to a concession to NZSki
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a variation to a 30 year easement concession under section 17ZC(2) of the Conservation Act 1987 to NZSki Limited to place underground an existing temporary overland water pipeline to Lake Alta within the Remarkables Conservation Area for snow making purposes within the Remarkables ski field.
2016/17 draft Annual Control Works Programme
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) works with stakeholders to produce the 2016/17 Biosecurity Control Works Programme for Crown land administered by LINZ.
Submissions sought on new gas for fridges and air conditioners
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import a heat transfer gas to be used for refrigeration and air conditioning. The gas – HFO-1234yf – is for use in refrigeration and air conditioning systems in commercial and domestic settings, including in cars.
Hutt River Environment Strategy Review
While the river and its banks are well used at present, there are still plenty of opportunities for further recreational and environmental enhancement provided the area is well managed according to accepted guidelines.
Natural Hazards Management Strategy
Councils around the region have agreed to work together to develop a Natural Hazards Management Strategy for the Wellington region. The aim of the strategy is to guide research and planning for hazards.
Intention to grant concession to Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Ltd
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Ltd, for a lease to occupy 0.087 ha of Buller Gorge Scenic Reserve for the use of existing structures (coffee cabin/picnic tables, flying fox support beams, swing bridge anchor/support and entrance cabin). This is part of their business ‘The Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Adventure and Heritage Park’ and in conjunction with Buller Gorge Swing Bridge Limited’s private land.
Intention to grant concession to Waitaia Forestry Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a thirty (30) year concession (easement) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Waitaia Forestry Limited for a Right of Way access road for forestry purposes through part Coromandel State Forest Park.
Intention to grant concession (lease) to Milford Sound Sea Kayaks Ltd
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession (lease) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Milford Sound Sea Kayaks Ltd for a building as a base of operations in Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound/Piopoitahi Fiordland National Park.
Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2016
Feedback is sought on the next round of proposed changes to the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) currently approved for agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines registered for use in New Zealand.
Health of older people draft strategy
This document sets out a draft strategy for the health and wellbeing of older people for the next 10 years. Its vision is that older people live well, age well, and have a respectful end of life in age-friendly communities. It sets out a direction for people-centred health and social services, future policies, funding, planning and service delivery.
Conservation and environment science roadmap
The Government is seeking public input for the development of its proposed conservation and environment science roadmap. The roadmap will identify the areas of scientific knowledge needed by government over the next 20 years to support decision-making for conservation and environmental policy and management to achieve the most desirable future for New Zealand.
Conservation and environment science roadmap proposal
The proposed conservation and environment science roadmap will identify the areas of scientific knowledge needed by government over the next 20 years to support decision-making for conservation and environmental policy and management.
Intention to grant concession to Brenda Harland over part of Westwood Recreation Reserve
Have your say on the Minister of Conservation's intention to grant a 15 year concession to Brenda Harland for horse corrals over part of Westwood Recreation Reserve near Brighton in Dunedin.
Biosecurity 2025: Proposals for a direction statement for biosecurity in New Zealand
The Ministry for Primary Industries would like your feedback to inform the development of a direction statement that will guide the biosecurity systems for the next 10 years.
Intention a to grant a lease/easement concession to Ski Touring Club Inc
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 15 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Ski Touring Club Inc for a lease/easement over part of the Craigieburn Conservation Park for Club huts and their associated infrastructure. This application is a reissue of an existing activity.
Draft IHS for importing returned New Zealand animal products
From 20 July 2016 to 19 September 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the new Import health standard (IHS) for returned New Zealand animal products. The draft IHS is to provide clarity to importers on requirements for importing New Zealand animal products from all countries back to New Zealand, and aims to resolve inconsistencies in, and revoke, existing requirements.
Importing ornamental fish and marine invertebrates – draft IHS and draft facility standard
From 22 July 2016 to 22 September 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Import health standard (IHS) for ornamental fish and marine invertebrates, and Facility Standard for ornamental fish and marine invertebrates.
Enabling Good Lives approaches to supporting disabled people
The Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development want to learn more about the innovative approaches and practices providers and communities have developed to support disabled people to have greater choice and control over their supports and lives. This will help inform the development of advice to Government on how to apply the Enabling Good Lives approach to disability support services.
Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan review
The review is an opportunity to take a fresh look at how the Westland Tai Poutini National Park is managed. Two significant management issues facing the Park are air access and the effects of climate change. DOC will work closely with Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Te Runanga o Makaawhio, the West Coast Tai PoutiniConservation Board, key stakeholders and community groups and organizations throughout the review.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan review
National park management plans are required to be reviewed every 10 years, in accordance with Sections 46 and 47 of the National Parks Act 1980. These parks belong to you, and DOC manages them on your behalf. The review is an opportunity to hear your views on how you value the park and how you want those values to be reflected in the new management plan. DOC will be working closely with Ngāi Tahu, the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board, key stakeholders and the community throughout the review.
Dog exercise areas
A new Dog Control Policy and Bylaw was adopted by Council on 15 December 2015. The new Dog Control Bylaw came effective on 8 February 2016. Comments on the new Bylaw are invited.
Legal aid provider Contract and Practice Standards - renewal and refresh
Legal Aid Services is consulting on proposed changes to the Contract for Services and to the Practice Standards for legal aid providers. The current contract expires on 30 November 2016 and we're taking the opportunity to improve the document.
Review of distributed generation pricing principles
The changes proposed in the paper will improve efficiency and competition for the long-term benefit of consumers.
Transmission pricing methodology second issues paper
Electricity Authority propose to alter the way transmission charges are shared among transmission customers so that charges are linked to the transmission services delivered and the costs involved. This will substantially improve efficiency for the long-term benefit of consumers.
Proposed exchange of reserve land
Council proposes to exchange a recreation reserve adjacent to Tamarangi Drive which is vested in Council, for a parcel of land on River Road owned freehold by Ngati Tuwharetoa Holdings Ltd.