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Sectional District Plan Review Proposed Plan Change 21: Recreation zones and race training zone
We want to hear from you about how we should be managing our public parks and reserves, the Central Energy Trust Arena, and activities within the Racecourse and Te Wanaka Road Areas.
ED 60: Public Sector Combinations
If you are involved in accounting for PBE combinations, you may be interested in commenting on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s (IPSASB) proposals published in Exposure Draft 60: Public Sector Combinations. The purpose of the proposals is to promote consistency and comparability in how public benefit entity combinations are reported in the financial statements. The proposals also address the concerns raised by respondents in the IPSASB’s 2012 Consultation Paper, Public Sector Combinations.
Proposal of Road Stopping - Tamatea Street
Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1974, Rotorua Lakes Council gives public notice that it intends to stop, and once stopped, via the Maori Land Court, support Tamatea Street to be declared as a Roadline under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.
Proposed amendment of the Parks Bylaw
Two minor changes to the Parks Bylaw section of the Parks Network Plan are proposed. This is to ensure that the bylaws remain current and reflect changes to other legislation.
Options for 174-230 MHz
VHF Band III between 174–230 MHz is currently unallocated due to the end of analogue television broadcasting. Radio Spectrum Management are seeking views from industry and individuals on potential future uses for this spectrum.
Proposed freedom camping bylaw
Waikato District Council plans to introduce a new bylaw to manage issues associated with freedom camping.
Waikato integrated land transport strategy
The Waikato Integrated Land Transport Strategy (WILTS) sets out the high level direction for our transport network over the next 30 years. The Waikato District has challenging road and roadside environments where driver behaviour and driver error result in a high number of fatal and serious injury crashes.
Coronet Forest Harvest
Should Coronet Forest be Harvested Early? Coronet Forest is the 173ha block of Douglas fir trees growing on the lower slopes of Coronet Peak, close to Arrowtown. It was planted between 1984 and 1996 and has been managed with a view to providing a commercial return.
Reserves strategic direction
The reserve strategic directions guides decisions about the way Council manages parks, reserves, sports grounds and beaches. It also contains policy about the way Hutt City Council manage purchases and disposal of land managed as reserve.
Better business tax
On 13 April 2016 the Government announced a package of tax proposals to assist businesses. The technical details of the proposals are being consulted on via an Officials’ Issues Paper. One of the proposals, the Accounting Income Method (AIM), is the subject of a more detailed discussion through the online forum.
Making tax simpler - better business tax
The Government has recently announced a package of proposals to simplify business tax, and intends to introduce legislation in August. Inland Revenue is now seeking feedback to assist with advising the Government on the implementation of this package.
Walking, cycling and bridle trails strategy
Council is developing a walking, cycling and bridle trails strategy which will serve a number of purposes. A draft Strategy has been prepared and we would like your feedback to help shape the final strategy.
PUB00259: Income tax - land sale rules, main home and residential exclusions, regular pattern of acquiring and disposing, or building and disposing
This item is about habitual land sellers/renovators, and when there will be a "regular pattern" of acquiring and disposing, or erecting and disposing, which will mean that the residential exclusion from most of the land sale rules (s CB 16 of the Income Tax Act 2007) cannot be used. This is also relevant to the main home exclusion from the two year "bright-line", which has a "regular pattern" carve-out (in addition to the cap on how frequently the exclusion can be used).
Proposed Nuisance Bylaw
We have undertaken a statutory review of the Control of Activities and Obstructions in Public Places Bylaw 2010, which is due to expire on 6 November 2017. We have determined that the current bylaw should be revoked, and replaced with the proposed Queenstown Lakes District Council Nuisance Bylaw 2016.
In February, the Council made the decision to close the 54-year-old theatre due to safety concerns. Because Founders Theatre is a key regional asset, the Council has presented the community with three options for the future of Founders – refurbish it, demolish it altogether, or build a new theatre.
Natural Hazards Management Strategy
Local and regional councils recognise the impacts natural hazards such as earthquakes and floods have on our communities. They are working together to develop a Natural Hazards Management Strategy.
Plan Change 94B : Papakāinga
Phase One of the Whangārei District Plan's Papakāinga policy became operative on 28 April 2011. Applications for Papakāinga currently require a resource consent as a discretionary activity. The existing provisions have not been formally utilised since they became operative. 94B represents Phase Two of Council’s Papakāinga policy.
Proposed amendments to the halal export assurance system
The Ministry for Primary Industries proposes to amend the halal export assurance system for animal material and animal products. The consultation period has been extended. Consultation will now close on 31 May 2016 – not 11 May 2016.
Designing the 'Universal' Record of Achievement
NZQA is working on delivering an official electronic Record of Achievement which will show a wider range of qualifications achieved. A learner/user-centered approach is informing the design of the new Record.
Fees and Charges Review - Planning and Development
We’ve recently undertaken a review of our funding policy and approach which has resulted in changes to the revenue requirements contained in our Draft 2016/17 Annual Plan, currently under consultation.
Intention to grant a licence to T & L Jago
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant an 11 year licence under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to T & L Jago to run guided waka tours in the Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve with launches and landings in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Driver Licensing Review
The Driver Licensing system has been reviewed as part of Government’s commitment to achieve a more efficient transport regulatory system underpinned by better quality regulation.
Assets transfer proposal
At its meeting on Thursday 19 May, Council approved public consultation on the proposed transfer of the Waikanae Top 10 Holiday Park and Gisborne Vehicle Testing to Gisborne Holdings Ltd (GHL). The proposal to transfer is being considered as part of a wider package of assets. Last year ownership of our municipal buildings was transferred to GHL and further assets will be considered next year.
Proposed right of way easement over Reserve at Rauiri Drive
This contains information about an application for a proposed Right of Way easement over a Local Purpose (Wetland/ Drainage) Reserve at Rauiri Drive, One Tree Point.
Proposal to list a range of interventional cardiology products supplied by Biotronik Australia Pty Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of interventional cardiology products supplied by Biotronik Australia Pty Limited (“Biotronik”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2016. The proposal is subject to approval by the PHARMAC Board or its delegate following this consultation.
Proposed scarcity pricing code amendments
The scarcity pricing regime is set out in Parts 8 and 13 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010. This paper outlines six operational issues with the current scarcity pricing regime, and proposes Code amendments to resolve these issues.
Seafarer Certification (SeaCert) - Invitation to comment
Maritime New Zealand (Maritime NZ) invites you to comment on proposed amendments to Maritime Rules Part 32: Seafarer Certification (SeaCert) and to Parts 31 Crewing and Watchkeeping and 34 Medical Standards.
Proposed amendments to fees and charges for trade waste
Palmerston North City Council gives notice it is commencing a consultative process to obtain community feedback on proposed updates to fees and charges for trade waste.
Proposal to list a range of sterilisation packaging products and associated consumables
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of sterilisation packaging products and associated consumables supplied by Halyard Australia Pty Limited (“Halyard”), BSN Medical Ltd (“BSN”) and REM SYSTEMS Limited (“REM SYSTEMS”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 July 2016.
Ferry Road movement and streetscape improvements at Woolston Village
Community feedback as part of the 2014 Ferry Road master Plan highlighted the need for improvements around Woolston village. Based on feedback, Christchurch City Council is proposing a series of street enhancements that highlight the distinctive industrial character of the village centre, balance the need of road users and attract more people to visit and spend time in Woolston Village.
Ellesmere & Malvern area plans
Selwyn District Council is developing new Area Plans for Ellesmere and Malvern and we’re seeking your feedback on proposals to guide the development of local townships.
Proposal to revoke the Public Health Bylaw
Tauranga City Council is proposing to revoke its Public Health Bylaw, in an effort to avoid duplicating legislation and remove unnecessary regulation with the advent of the Food Act 2014 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
Proposed changes to the Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan
Two minor amendments to the overarching Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan are proposed. These proposed amendments will ensure that the Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan remains current, adapting to changing circumstances and increase knowledge as required by the Reserves Act (section 41(4)).
Reserve management plans currently being prepared or reviewed
In accordance with section 41(5) of the Reserves Act 1977, Horowhenua District Council publicly notifies its intent to prepare/review Reserve Management Plans for the following reserves: Waitarere Domain, Holmwood Park, Wairarawa Stream Reserve (including Hudson Reserve), Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve, Ohau River Reserves (which includes Gladstone Road Reserve, Kimberley Reserve and Parikawau Reserve). Members of the public are invited to provide any written comments or suggestions they may have relating to the long term management and development of the above reserves.
Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2016
A potential further change to the policy has been identified. The further amendment would allow existing operators within the permitted gambling area to move to another venue within the permitted gambling area.
Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016
In response to the need for a more effective measure to deter drivers or operators from transporting dangerous goods on high-risk routes, the Government proposes increased penalties for breach of prohibitions or restrictions on those routes. The proposed amendment to the Dangerous Goods Rule would require a driver or operator of a vehicle carrying dangerous goods to comply with signs, on a road specified by bylaw, which indicate a prohibition or restriction on the transport of dangerous goods.
Proposed Radiation Safety Regulations: A consultation document
This consultation document outlines the options available for the proposed Radiation Safety Regulations and identifies the Ministry of Health’s preferred options.
Taxation of employee share schemes
Inland Revenue and Treasury officials' are seeking feedback on proposals for taxing employee share schemes under New Zealand’s broad base low rate tax framework. The objective is for the tax treatment of employment income paid in shares to be consistent with the treatment of income paid in cash. The proposals are set out in the officials' issues paper "Taxation of employee share schemes". Submissions close on 22 June 2016.
Draft Regional Policy Statement
A Regional Policy Statement states the significant resource management issues for the region, and the resource management issues of significance to Iwi authorities in the region. The document then provides Council's responses to those issues in the form of objectives, policies and methods of implementation, but it may not include rules.
Reserve management plan
Would you like to see changes made to your local park? Waikato District Council has drafted a Neighbourhood Parks Reserve Management Plan in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. The plan covers over 50 parks and reserves across the Waikato District.
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.
Draft reserve management plan for Titirangi (Kaiti Hill)
In partnership with Ngati Oneone, Gisborne District Council has drafted a reserve management plan for Tītīrangi (Kaiti Hill). It's a plan for how Tītīrangi reserve will be managed over the next 10 years.
Proposed amendments to the importing requirements for Rosa nursery stock
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to phytosanitary measures when importing Rosa nursery stock from approved countries.
The Open Government Partnership
Te Kauru Upper Ruamāhanga Floodplain management planning
In October 2014, the Greater Wellington Regional Council project team and subcommittee started looking at ways to manage the identified flood risks which could also protect or enhance the environmental, economic, social and cultural characteristics of the floodplain.
Intention to grant an aircraft concession to Glacier Helicopters Ltd
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant an aircraft concession under section 49 of the National Parks Act 1980 to Glacier Helicopters Limited in Westland National Park. The concession would expire 30 June 2025.
Whakaari / White Island Canyon
To alter a geographic name from White Island Canyon to Whakaari / White Island Canyon.
Whakaari / White Island Ridge
To alter a geographic name from White Island Ridge to Whakaari / White Island Ridge.
Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley
To alter a geographic name from White Island Sea Valley to Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley.
Draft Trade Waste Bylaw and Draft Wastewater Drainage Bylaw
The Selwyn District Council seeks feedback on its Draft Trade Waste Bylaw and Draft Wastewater Drainage Bylaw. The Trade Waste Bylaw relates to all discharge of trade wastes into the sewerage system. The Wastewater Drainage Bylaw relates to all discharge of wastewater from any dwelling into the wastewater system.
The use of cryopreserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function: Proposed advice to the Minister of Health
The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) is seeking feedback on proposed advice to the Minister of Health that the use of cryopreserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function become an established procedure.
Rabbit Island Reserve Management Plan
The Draft Plan sets out the vision, objectives, policies and priorities for the three Islands for the next 10 years. The Draft Plan lays out the challenges currently facing the islands and identifies key priorities for improvement. Feedback received included ideas for potential improvements and changes, most of which are generally in keeping with the existing character of the Islands. Many of these ideas have been incorporated. The feedback received to date has helped to inform the development of the Draft Plan.
Intention to grant a concession to Milford Sound Development Authority
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 Development Authority for staff accommodation in the Cleddau Village, Milford Sound/Piopoitahi Fiordland National Park.
Glenfalloch tenure review - notice of preliminary proposal
Notice is given under Section 43 of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 by the Commissioner of Crown Lands that he has put a preliminary proposal for tenure review to M J Tavendale, B J Todhunter and C J Todhunter as lessee of Glenfalloch pastoral lease.
Kahurangi National Park Management Plan amendment
Kahurangi National Park, including the historic sites, plants and animals, and recreational facilities belong to New Zealanders and are managed by the Department of Conservation on your behalf. The Kahurangi National Park Management Plan sets out how the park is to be managed.
Intention to grant a concession to Pioneer Energy Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a thirty (30) year concession (lease/licence/easement) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Pioneer Energy Limited for the construction and operation of part of a hydro-electric scheme on the Fraser River Marginal Strip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed Regional Policy Statement
The Proposed Regional Policy Statement provides a broad direction and framework for managing the West Coast's natural and physical resources under the Resource Management Act 1991. It includes the principles that are important to West Coast communities, identifies regionally significant issues, objectives to address the issues, and policies and methods to achieve the objectives.
Trade waste and wastewater bylaw
The Waikato District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2008 and the Franklin District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2007 are both nearing their due date for review. Council does not currently have a bylaw for wastewater.
Change to Exirel insecticide application method
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from DuPont Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Exirel to allow aerial application. Exirel is an insecticide containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole.
Proposed further temporary fishing closure at Wakatu Quay, Kaikoura
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has received a request from Te Runanga o Kaikoura for a further 2-year temporary closure at Wakatu Quay, Kaikoura to the take of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed. The current temporary closure is due to expire on 16 July 2016.
Eastern suburbs cycleway
We need to hear from you. The proposals outlined below are only some of the possibilities. We want to know your thoughts on the proposed corridors and routes, and hear your ideas and suggestions for other potential options.
Assessment of real time pricing options
The Electricity Authority has published a consultation paper seeking views on options to improve spot pricing arrangements in the wholesale electricity market. At present, the pricing manager does not determine and publish final spot prices for a trading period until at least two days later. They have considered options under which final spot prices would be determined before, during, or just after the trading period.
Streamlining the regulatory regime for pest control
The Government is seeking feedback on its proposal to standardise and simplify the regulatory controls on vertebrate toxic agents. In the context of this proposal vertebrate toxic agents refer to substances used for managing or eradicating vertebrate pests (including pest fish).
Proposed reserve reclassification
In February 2015 Grey District Council agreed in principle to leasing a portion of Section 128 Town of Moana (commonly known as Helena Dense Park and shown on Attachment A) for purposes of the development of a Health Clinic under ownership of West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB). This land is to be leased to the WCDHB at a peppercorn rental.