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Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan
Marlborough District Council has prepared the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan which is a combined Regional Policy Statement, Regional Coastal Plan, Regional Plan, and District Plan. It follows the completion of a review of the Marlborough Regional Policy Statement, and most of the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan and Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan except provisions managing marine farming.
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.
Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) - refrigerated display and storage cabinets
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority are consulting on a proposal to revise minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for commercial refrigerators. The report considers policies to improve the energy efficiency of refrigerated cabinets, include storage cabinets and consider labelling, and harmonise with international standards (test methods).
Proposed Broughs Gully plan change
The purpose of the proposed Broughs Gully plan change is to facilitate coordinated urban development and the cost-effective and equitable provision of network servicing infrastructure across a site that is currently in multiple ownership and has significant servicing constraints.
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.
Alastair James Robertson – resource consent application
Whangarei District Council has received an application for resource consent. The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.
Amending B1/AS1 acceptable solution and B1/VM1 verification method with respect to grade 500E ductile steel mesh
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is proposing to amend B1 structure: B1/AS1 and B1/VM1 to provide clarity on the testing requirements for grade 500E welded ductile steel mesh for use in New Zealand.
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.
Submissions sought on kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato insecticide
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import an insecticide, called Celsius, to control pests found in kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato crops.
Proposal to establish an additional council controlled trading organisation (CCTO)
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council seeks public input on a proposal from its investment company, Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd), to establish a council controlled trading organisation (CCTO). The CCTO would carry out operational work on the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme (Ruataniwha Scheme) under a services agreement with the Ruataniwha Water Limited Partnership.
Consultation on disability data & evidence ‘enduring questions’
Making the right decisions on things that are important to disabled people requires good quality data and evidence. However there are gaps in what is currently available in NZ. Therefore, a disability data and evidence plan is being developed to identify what information is needed to make the right decisions over the long-term. This involves developing ‘enduring questions’ to identify the areas where information is needed. Feedback is now being sought by the Disability Data and Evidence Working Group on a draft set of enduring questions.
Titahi Bay Road shared pathway
The idea of a shared cycling and walking pathway along Titahi Bay Road has been around for some years. Porirua City Council plans to build a shared cycling and walking pathway along the harbour side of Titahi Bay Road, between Onepoto Road and Wineera Drive.
Policy options for the regulation of electronic cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes (e‑cigarettes) are a relatively new and evolving product. Currently, the sale and supply of nicotine e‑cigarettes are prohibited, while smoked tobacco, which is more harmful for users, can be sold legally. The risks and benefits of e‑cigarettes are uncertain but there is emerging evidence that e‑cigarette use may substantially reduce the burden of disease caused by smoking. The Ministry of Health is consulting on policy options for the regulation of e‑cigarettes, including possible amendments to the SFEA. This consultation aims to clarify the legal position.
Redevelop the Basin - pre concept design
It’s ranked as one of the world’s top 10 cricket venues, and known as one of New Zealand’s most picturesque and historic cricket grounds. However, the future of the Basin Reserve is far from certain, with competition from an increasing number of grounds around the country. Wellington City Council wants to redevelop the Basin Reserve and make it a better place for everyone to use and enjoy.
The Authority's changes to the FTR Allocation Plan
This consultation seeks feedback on changes to the FTR Allocation Plan submitted by the FTR manager to the Authority on 6 May 2016.
Application to demolish a heritage building
Matamata-Piako District Council is serving a Public Notice on an application received by Matamata-Piako District Council for a non-complying activity for the demolition of a heritage building (former Borough Council Offices – Scheduled Heritage Site 23) on the property located at 4 Tui Street Matamata legally described as Section 20 Block VII Matamata Township (Council Ref: 102.2016.11215).
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.
Risk Assessment and Management Framework consultation
The Ministry of Justice is seeking feedback on a draft framework to establish a consistent and co-ordinated approach to effectively identifying, assessing and managing the risks of family violence.
Tackling money laundering and terrorist financing
The Ministry of Justice are seeking feedback about proposed changes to improve New Zealand’s ability to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing.
Increasing Southlanders’ awareness of natural hazards in their area is one of the goals set out in Emergency Management Southland’s draft Group Plan. The plan sets three objectives for the next five years.
Fortuna Group Ltd: Resource Consent Application
Fortuna Group wants to construct and operate a dairy hub within the Rural Sub-Area. The hub will include a contracting yard and depot, a light engineering and maintenance workshop, staff accommodation, and an administration office for a maximum of 15 staff. Part of the property (fronting Calypso Road) will be subdivided for use as rural/residential land.
Proposed Plan Change 1 — Regional Land and Water Plan.
Proposed Plan Change 1 seeks to adjust some Scheduled Wetland boundaries and make other minor technical changes to the Regional Land and Water Plan.
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.
Review of Drug Utensils Regulation: A discussion document
The National Drug Policy identifies alcohol and other drug issues as health matters that need to be addressed proportionately, compassionately and innovatively. The goal of the policy is to minimise harm from alcohol and other drugs, and to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. This discussion document seeks views on whether a revised approach to drug utensils might be more effective in achieving the goal of the National Drug Policy. In particular, the focus is on utensils that people use to take controlled drugs.
Reorienting advisory group structures
The Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper about reorienting their advisory group structures, following their decision to disestablish the Wholesale Advisory Group and the Retail Advisory Group.
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.
PUB00231: Income tax - timing - when is income from professional services derived?
Discusses when professionals can account for their income on a cash accounting basis and when they must use the accrual accounting basis, explains what it means for income to be "earned", and when it may be acceptable to return income on a tax basis.
Draft regional plan
The Draft Regional Plan is the Northland Regional Council's rule book for how the region's water, soil, air and coast are used and managed. It is set to replace our three existing regional plans that are now over 10 years old. It takes into account some important changes that have happened over the last decade – such as new national direction and policies made by central government.
Draft catchment plans
The Northland Regional Council is seeking feedback on draft catchment management plans for the Doubtless Bay, Pouto, Waitangi, Whangarei and Mangere communities. These draft plans contain rules that apply in addition to (or instead of) those in the Draft Regional Plan, plus a variety of non-regulatory methods, such as more research, or actions to improve the state of fresh water.
Proposed right of way easements over Local Purpose (Esplanade) Reserve, Kotuku Street, Maunu
An application under Section 48(1)(f) of the Reserves Act 1977 has been received from Northland Regional Council (NRC) for right of way easements over Esplanade Reserves located at Kotuku Street, Maunu.
Calvert Road unofficial rail crossing closure
Earlier this year an audit was completed by KiwiRail and New Plymouth District Council on the level crossings along the section of the railway line that follows the Coastal Walkway. The audit raised several safety concerns, which the Council are required to address.
Draft report - better urban planning
The New Zealand Productivity Commission is inviting submissions on its draft report Better urban planning. The draft report outlines the Commission’s proposed findings and recommendations, and a list of key questions. Submissions are due by 3 October 2016.
District Plan Change 85, A-D, 86A and B, 87, 102 and 114:
Whangarei District Council is notifying the following 10 proposed Plan Changes to the Whangarei District Plan as part of the Plan’s rolling review. The Plan Changes propose new Environments (zones) and Resource Areas (overlays) with associated objectives, policies and provisions.
Te Hauturu-ō-Toi/Little Barrier Island Nature Reserve Conservation Management Plan consultation
This is an opportunity for you to have your say and influence on how the Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island Nature Reserve is managed over the next 10 years.
Proposal to dispose of conservation land near Tunnel Rocks Scenic Reserve
The Department of Conservation invites comment on a proposal to dispose of approximately 1.75 hectares of conservation land, described as Section 40 Block I Woodland SD. If, after consideration of any objections or submissions, it is decided that the area is no longer required for conservation purposes, it is the intention of DOC to dispose of the land.
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.
Proposed Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2016
This bylaw proposes some public areas are designated permanent alcohol free zones. It also proposes two options for a time ban of alcohol in public places around Lower Hutt.
A guide to the FMA's view of conduct
The Financial Markets Authority are seeking feedback on their conduct guide. The guide details how they will examine whether financial service providers are demonstrating good conduct under the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMC Act).
Public sector specific financial instruments
The International Public Sector Accounting Standard Board’s (IPSASB) consultation paper on public sector specific financial instruments will primarily be of interest to public sector entities that carry out operations usually attributed to the central bank.
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.
Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy
Council has reviewed the Earthquake-prone Building Policy and proposed no changes. Building owners are required to have parapets and masonry chimneys checked and either strengthened or removed if necessary within five years - at owner’s cost. Modifications to buildings may occur without additional strengthening work being required under this Policy provided the work undertaken does not further weaken the building.
South Dunedin community hub
Through consultation over the past few years, it is clear that a community hub is a top priority for South Dunedin. Dunedin City Council have investigated potential locations that could best cater for it. They've come up with a concept and would like your feedback.
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.
Proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw 2014 amendments
Submissions are now open on the amended Navigation Safety Bylaw, which aims to combine the Navigation Safety Bylaw and the Waterways and Ramp Fees Bylaw, along with simplifying the rules, providing consistency of the terms used and removing unnecessary details.
Draft Mobile Shops, Stalls and Hawkers Bylaw
Ashburton District Council is reviewing its Mobile Shops, Stalls and Hawkers (MSSH) Bylaw. This bylaw proposes to regulate trading in public places in order to protect the public from nuisance and to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety.
Draft Water Supply and Wastewater Drainage Bylaws
Ashburton District Council is reviewing its Water Supply and Wastewater Drainage Bylaws. These bylaws aim to protect Council's water supply and wastewater drainage systems from misuse and damage while protecting and maintaining public health and safety.
Draft Explanatory Bylaw
Ashburton District Council is proposing an Explanatory Bylaw which provides a list of common definitions and clauses that are applicable to other Council bylaws. The proposed bylaw will revoke and replace the Introduction & Miscellaneous Bylaw 2008.
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.
Consultation on amending acceptable solutions and verification methods 2016
Changes are intended to update the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods to reflect the latest knowledge and current building practices, and also make editorial changes for clarity.
Public places and nuisances pre-consultation survey
Thames-Coromandel District Council are asking for your input on what rules they should have for public places in the district and about nuisances. They have a survey open until the end of August 2016. There's 10 questions and it should only take about five minutes.