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EPA seeks submissions on two biocontrol agents for the weed tutsan
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle Chrysolina abchasica would be used to help control the weed tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum), which is threatening hill country farming.
Proposed Code amendments relating to the system operator and alignment with the statutory objective
The Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper that proposes to amend the Code to alter the manner in which the system operator and other market operation service providers perform their roles. The proposed amendments include a requirement for the market operation service providers to perform their roles in a way that is consistent with supporting the Authority to give effect to its statutory objective under the Electricity Industry Act 2010.
Addressing erosion at Port Waikato's Sunset Beach
Community assets are being eroded by sea level rise and natural beach processes. This could continue with further loss of land for public assets. A Council led focus group has been working together with the community to identify solutions and GHD consultants have been engaged to help work through options. The agreed solution is the managed retreat of community assets and now we want the community’s input into what this could look like.
Income tax - Donee organisations and gifts
The Commissioner understands some donee organisations (such as charities), along with their supporters, need more certainty on when payments are gifts for income tax purposes.
Review of fisheries sustainability measures for 1 April 2016
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other management controls for selected fish stocks.
Draft 2016 Fire Prevention Bylaw
Council is proposing to adopt the Draft 2016 Kapiti Coast District Council Fire Prevention Bylaw. The purpose of the draft 2016 Fire Prevention Bylaw is to minimise the potential fire risk arising from uncontrolled fires and to address public safety concerns and nuisance concerns.
Making tax simpler – Towards a new Tax Administration Act
A Government discussion document, Making tax simpler – Towards a new Tax Administration Act, seeks feedback on proposals for the development of a modernised framework for tax administration focusing on the roles of Inland Revenue, taxpayers and third parties.
Making tax simpler - Better administration of PAYE and GST
A Government discussion document, Making tax simpler - Better administration of PAYE and GST, seeks feedback on ideas for modernising and improving the administration of PAYE and GST.
Reducing harm caused by commercial sunbeds
The Ministry of Health has been concerned about the promotion and use of sunbeds in New Zealand for some time. Exposure to sunbeds poses a significant risk of skin cancer to users, as well as risk of burns to skin and eyes, ageing and photosensitivity reactions in the skin. Therefore, the Ministry is consulting on proposals to introduce new regulations to protect the public from harm from commercial sunbeds.
Alcohol Fees Bylaw
Whangarei District Council is proposing to adopt a bylaw that sets fees for alcohol licensing activities in a manner that will support a cost recovery of 65%.
Waikato Museum Draft Strategic Plan 2016-2021
Small passenger services review
The Government is a strong supporter of innovations that enable all New Zealanders and businesses in New Zealand, traditional or otherwise, to enjoy the benefits of new technology. The review is to ensure that New Zealand’s regulatory environment for SPSVs continues to be fit for purpose and flexible enough to accommodate new technologies. There are a range of taxi companies and hire car services operating in New Zealand that provide or use smartphone booking apps. These apps are broadly compatible with the current law, provided there is a clear distinction between a taxi and a private hire service. The review will consider transport licensing requirements applying to taxis, shuttles, private hire vehicles, and dial-a-driver services. It will not consider rental cars, freight, buses, driver licensing, vehicle recovery services, work time and log-books as these are not related to small passenger services, or else, as in the case of logbooks, already take into account new technologies.
Gorge Road Special Housing Area
The Council resolved in December to consider designating some of the land in Gorge Road a Special Housing Area (SHA), which would make it easier for landowners to build houses or apartment buildings there.
Proposed separation of South Island eel stocks
MPI is seeking feedback on a proposal to separate South Island eel stocks (ANG 11 -16) into separate longfin and shortfin stocks. The Minister for Primary Industries has decided to progress a package of management measures to improve the status of the longfin eel population. As part of this package, MPI is considering whether longfin and shortfin eels in the South Island should be managed as separate stocks.
Papakura/Takanini community needs assessment
The Papakura Local Board are seeking feedback from Papakura, Takanini and Hingaia residents about community needs, and about how community spaces such as libraries, halls, and meeting rooms can help provide for those needs.
Proposed PBE Conceptual Framework
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for public comment an Exposure Draft of a new PBE Conceptual Framework, entitled ED NZASB 2015-7 PBE Conceptual Framework.
Class 4 Gambling Consultation: Ticket-Out Payment System
Consultation on proposed changes to the Gambling Act (Class 4 Gambling Equipment) Minimum Equipment Standards, by Regulatory Services of the Department of Internal Affairs. The proposed amendments would allow Cash-In-Ticket-Out (CITO) technology to be operated on gaming machines in pubs and clubs.
Main Road Stoke speed limit change
It is proposed to change the speed limit on Main Road Stoke, between Orphanage Stream and Salisbury Road, from 80 km/h to 60 km/h.
Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Review
The Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2002 (the VDAM Rule) specifies requirements for dimensions and mass limits for vehicles operating on New Zealand roads. The Rule also balances the risks that heavy vehicles present to other road users and their impact on the road infrastructure, against the need to allow the heavy vehicle fleet to optimise operations. Proposed changes to the VDAM Rule were announced on 9 December 2015. These would encourage trucking and bus companies to import newer, safer, more innovative and environmentally responsible vehicles, while maintaining safety for all road users.
Draft Events and Festivals Strategy
Palmerston North already hosts a large number of events of varying sizes covering sports, arts, cultural and community activity. The city has many different venues for outdoor and indoor events. For some of these facilities such as Arena Manawatū, Te Manawa and the City Library, providing events is part of their core business. Events and festivals connect communities, make our city vibrant and creative, attract visitors and grow the economy. In the 2015/16 financial year the Council has committed more than $1 million for event funding in the city. The Draft Events and Festivals Strategy does not list the events to be funded by Council but sets the framework for the Council to consider funding for events in its 10-Year Plan. The strategy proposes that a funding review is undertaken for all events once the strategy is approved.
Intention to grant a concession to Fish Cruise Lake Taupo Incorporated
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 5 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Fish Cruise Lake Taupo Incorporated for a lease of an existing structure on Taupo Landing Reserve as a booking office. Any person or organisation may object in writing to the Director-General against the proposal, or make written submissions on the proposal.
Draft Maniototo Reserve Management Plan
The Central Otago District Council and the Maniototo Community Board has prepared a draft management plan for all reserves in the Maniototo Ward in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. Interested parties are invited to make a submission on the draft Maniototo Reserve Management Plan.
Proposed exemptions for existing property schemes
Financial Markets Authority are considering possible exemptions to address some of the issues faced by existing property schemes or syndicates in complying with certain requirements under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act).
Forestry scheme issues and exemptions proposals
Financial Markets Authority are considering possible exemptions to address some issues faced by forestry schemes in complying with the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act). This paper also discusses how schemes can approach some of their compliance obligations.
Class designation of shares to managed investment products in a MIS
This consultation paper considers when shares in investment companies may be designated as managed investment products (MIPs). Being MIPs subject these investment companies to the licensing, disclosure and governance requirements of managed investment schemes.
Gambling and TAB Venue Policy review
The Gore District Council is reviewing its Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venue Policy. The policy was developed as a consequence of the Gambling Act 2003, which confers authority on councils to regulate the growth and location of Class 4 (non-casino pokie) gaming machines and TAB venues.
Ayrburn Retirement Village - Special Housing Area
Queenstown-Lakes District Council have received an expression of interest to develop a Special Housing Area as a retirement village near Arrowtown at 341 – 343 Arrowtown – Lake Hayes Road, Wakatipu Basin.
EPA seeks submissions on change to insecticide application rate
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from Sygenta Crop Protection Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Ampligo from a maximum of three applications per season to a maximum of four applications per season, which will allow it to be used on a broader range of crops. Ampligo is a mixture of a suspension concentrate and capsule suspension containing the active ingredients lambda-cyhalothrin (50 g ai/L) and chlorantraniliprole (100 g ai/L).
Changes to animal products cost recovery regulations
MPI is seeking feedback from interested parties on 4 proposed changes to its cost recovery arrangements under animals products cost recovery regulations.
Draft Solid Waste Bylaw 2016
The Far North District Council sets the rules for the collection of waste and recycling in the Far North District and the disposal of waste. The proposed bylaw provides a legal framework for these activities. The bylaw is important because it affects all households and businesses in the District, as well as all waste and recycling operators.
Proposed amendments to Model General Bylaws
Grey District Council earlier accepted the Model General Bylaw on Trading in Public Places without amendment. Council became aware that businesses from outside of the District conduct short term sales within the District, especially over weekends, and that such sales as well as associated practices, i.e. advertising, go unregulated as Council regulatory staff do not work over weekends.
Proposed changes to Dunedin’s animal rules
Dunedin City Council is proposing changes to Dunedin’s animal rules through the Dog Control Policy and Bylaw and the Keeping of Animals (Excluding Dogs) and Birds Bylaw. The Keeping of Animals (Excluding Dogs) and Birds Bylaw covers all residentially kept animals, except dogs, which come under the Dog Control Bylaw.
Beauty Therapists, Tattooists and Skin Piercers Draft Bylaw
Dunedin City Council wants your feedback on proposed changes to the rules for beauty therapists, tattooists and skin piercers who operate in Dunedin.
Review of the Import Health Standard for Air Containers from All Countries
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment from interested parties on the proposed changes to the Import Health Standard: Air Containers from All Countries.
Draft New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code 2015
Port Operators, Councils, and Maritime NZ invite you to comment on the draft Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code and the associated implementation plan. The New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code is a voluntary code of practice that is intended to assist port operators and councils to manage the safety of marine activities in their ports and harbours.
Recognition of overseas regimes – proposed exemption relief
Financial Markets Authority are consulting on possible exemptions for overseas issuers and overseas FMC reporting entities.
Taking action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A discussion document
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is caused by the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. About half of all pregnancies are exposed to alcohol, and about 1% of the New Zealand population is estimated to have FASD as a result. This discussion document outlines the Government’s proposed approach for addressing FASD. It outlines a series of key principles, high level outcomes and potential action areas for the action plan and seeks feedback on how we could do things differently.
General Bylaw review
We are seeking feedback on a range of bylaws planned to replace the existing General Bylaw. It is proposed to split the existing General Bylaw into five separate bylaws covering litter, objectionable signs, reserves and public places, animals and birds and bees, and trading in public spaces. Minor changes are proposed to some definitions for clarity, and outdated parts of the bylaw and parts already covered by other acts and bylaws have been removed. The Trade Waste Bylaw is also having its 5 year review. This bylaw sets the requirements for trade waste within Taupo District by outlining the activities that control and monitor trade discharges into the wastewater system to protect the environment and maintain public health.
Trade Waste Bylaw 2004 Review
Wellington City Council would like your views on the Trade Waste Bylaw 2004 Review. The Council is keen to know what residents, ratepayers and stakeholders think about the proposed amended Trade Waste Bylaw so it can consider those matters.
Request for business proposals at Ongarue Village
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of a process under section 17ZG(2)(a) of the Conservation Act 1987 to invite proposals for a cafe style business at Ongarue Village.
Driver licence standards for credits on the NZQF
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is seeking feedback on the process for awarding and reporting of credits for standards in the domain of ‘Driver Licence Class 1’.
Moturoa / Rabbit Island - Ideas Wanted
Tell us what you'd like to see included in a draft Reserve Management Plan for Moturora/Rabbit Island, Rough Island and Birds Island. Feedback is open until the end of February 2016.
Queen Street Reinstatement Project Feedback
In 2013 there was major disruption and flooding in Richmond after a heavy rain event. Now, as part of a project to upgrade stormwater across Richmond, we’re changing the shape of Queen Street. Instead of the centre of the road being the highest point, it will be much lower. This will significantly reduce the risk of future flooding in our major retail centre.
Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan
QLDC is seeking feedback to inform a Draft Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan. The development plan shows concepts for the entire foreshore area from the Wanaka Yacht Club to the southern beach area end of Roy’s Bay. It details how future works to improve the lakefront area can be undertaken.
Review of personal financial management unit standards
NZQA National Qualifications Services has reviewed unit standards from domain Personal Financial Management.
Annual Plan 2016
Southland District Council’s consultation document for the Annual Plan 2016/17 outlines what Council intends to do in the coming year. It includes information about proposed activities and projects, how these could be paid for, and changes compared to the 10 Year Plan.
Operating dispatchable demand during tight market conditions
The Electricity Authority are proposing to amend Part 13 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) to restrict the bid prices for dispatch capable load stations (DCLS). The proposed amendment is expected to achieve a more efficient dispatch of DCLSs, particularly in situations where there is insufficient, or close to insufficient, generation and reserves available to meet load and reserve requirements. The amendment should enhance the efficiency of the electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers.
Cook Islands Christian Church
The Cook Islands Christian Church Invercargill (Southland Branch) Society has applied to operate a Church Community Centre at 250 McQuarrie Street, Invercargill (formerly Elston Lea School).
Proposed new Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy 2016
Christchurch City Council is making changes to the dog control policy and bylaw which may affect you. The proposals include areas where dogs can and cannot go, ways to minimise the potential for dog-related nuisance and harm, and measures to encourage good and responsible dog ownership.
Closed circuit television policy
Rotorua Lakes Council has undertaken a review of the Geothermal Safety Bylaw 2008. It is proposing a number of minor amendments to this Bylaw as set out in this Statement of Proposal.
Consultation on contaminated land management guidelines
The guidelines are being revised as part of our review of the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.
Intention to grant concession to Orion
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a thirty (30) year concession (Licence/Easement) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Orion New Zealand Limited. The activity is to install, operate and maintain a telecommunications mast, two panel antenna, and cabinet, plus a 5 metre cable, plus the associated easement of right of way access, a right to convey electricity and telecommunications, at the Kaitorete Spit Scientific Reserve. Any person or organisation may object in writing to the Director-General against the proposal or make a written submission on the proposal.
Better urban planning
The Commission has been asked to identify the most appropriate system for allocating land use in cities. This includes the processes that are currently undertaken through the Resource Management Act, the Local Government Act and the Land Transport Management Act. It also includes elements of the Building Act, Reserves Act and Conservation Act that affect the ability to use land in urban areas. The inquiry will look beyond the existing planning system and provide a framework for assessing future planning reforms.
Intention to grant concession for a stopbank at Taramakau River
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 7 year licence under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to S and L Langridge to construct and maintain a stopbank at Taramakau River on land that is currently held under a grazing licence. The area is situated on the north side of the river opposite Turiwhate, Westland.
Notification of access arrangement for Mining Permit 41289, Mt Te Kuha
Rangitira Developments Limited, permit holder of Mining Permit 41289, has applied for access to 12 ha of public conservation land (PCL) on Mt Te Kuha near Westport for the purposes of undertaking open cast coal mining. The PCL under application is part of the Mt Rochfort Conservation Area, held for conservation purposes and managed as stewardship land under section 25 of the Conservation Act.
Early childhood education facilities on council-administered land
Tauranga City Council is considering changing the Community, Private and Commercial Use of Council-Administered Land Policy to reflect its position on the provision of Council-administered land for early childhood education (ECE) facilities.
Discharge treated dairy factory wastewater to Waitoa River
Open Country Dairy Limited (OCDL) operates a dairy processing facility at Factory Rd, Waharoa. The existing resource consent AUTH120878 expired on 1st July 2015. The consent was held by OCDL for the Waharoa facility to discharge up to 1200m3/day of treated dairy factory wastewater to the Waitoa River when the rate of flow in the Waitoa River exceeds 1,500L/sec during the months of June through October. An application has been made for replacement of AUTH120878. The application requests that the discharge volume be increased proportionally with flow up to a maximum of 1,800m3/day. The discharge period sought is the months June to October (inclusive) and a duration of 10 years is sought for the authorisation.
Major cycle routes - proposed improvements from Riccarton Bush to University of Canterbury
This proposal is for the second section of the city to university Uni - Cycle route. It extends from Riccarton Bush through the University of Canterbury to the western end of Dovedale Avenue.
Ruakura and Percival Roads
Last year Hamilton City Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee approved starting a process to make changes to two roads in the Ruakura area as part of the development of an inland port by Tainui Group Holdings (TGH). This proposal concerns around 700 metres of Ruakura Road from its intersection with Silverdale Road eastwards and around 150 metres of Percival Road to the south of the East Coast Main Trunk railway line. The new roads and routes will be established before any closures or changes to existing roads.
Intention to grant concession to crib owners at Waitaki Kaik Fishing Reserve
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant 30 year concessions under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to the owners of 45 cribs located at the Waitaki Kaik Fishing Reserve located near the Waitaki River mouth (Section 60A Steward Settlement).
New Marine Protected Areas Act
The Government is reviewing how we protect our marine environment within New Zealand's territorial sea. This is to ensure we have the most effective approach for sustainably managing our marine environment and enhancing, protecting and restoring marine biodiversity.
EPA seeks submissions on weevil to control field horsetail weed
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened submissions on an application to introduce the horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) as a biological control agent for the weed field horsetail (Equisetum arvense).
Proposed Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapters 1 and 2
The Petfood Code of Practice is intended to give guidance on the currently agreed way to meet the regulatory requirements of MPI under the Animal Products Act 1999. The current code is incomplete and out of date with the Animal Products Specifications for Products Intended for Animal Consumption Notice 2014.
Various SOLAS-related amendments 2016
Maritime New Zealand invites comment on the Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016 consultation document. The purpose of the amendments is to ensure that New Zealand law reflects changes to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which have entered into force or are due to enter into force via the tacit amendment procedure.
Proposed Change 60: Rural Land Use and Subdivision Policy Review
This Plan Change reviews and updates the policy and rules for rural land use and subdivision. The proposed amendments ensure greater protection of productive capacity, allow for flexibility of use and maintain rural character – while offering greater choices for landowners.
Proposed changes to the policy statement
The Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper setting out changes to the policy statement that the system operator has proposed. The policy statement plays a key role in the set of Code provisions, contracts and other arrangements that collectively deliver common quality and orderly system operation.
Island Hills Tenure Review - Notice of Preliminary Proposal
Notice is given by the Commissioner of Crown Lands that he has put a Preliminary Proposal for tenure review to Island Hills Station Limited as lessee of Island Hills pastoral lease.
MEPS and labelling for air conditioners and chillers
A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement has been developed that proposes to revise minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for air conditioners/heat pumps and chillers. Energy efficiency for air conditioners has significantly improved since MEPS were introduced. A number of policy options including revised MEPS, test standards and a new energy rating label are detailed in the report to address concerns.
Draft City-Wide Vegetation Framework consultation
Palmerston North City Council would like your input in helping to create a city-wide Green Network that celebrates our local and imported biodiversity and contributes to a healthy and attractive city, its surrounding villages, the Manawatū River and its Green Corridors.
Fungicide for wheat crops
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) seeks submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr and is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases affecting wheat crops.
Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Draft Reserve Management Plan
Kaipara District Council has prepared a Draft Reserve Management Plan for Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain). This is a large reserve area incorporating three dune lakes and surrounding land, including Pine Beach Campground. We have developed the Draft Reserve Management Plan as required under s41 of the Reserves Act 1977. This follows a review of the current Taharoa Domain Reserve Management Plan 2002, which is now more than a decade old.
ED 59: Amendments to IPSAS 25 Employee Benefits
The purpose of the proposed amendments is to maintain consistency with the underlying for-profit standard (IAS 19 Employee Benefits), enhance comparability between reporting entities and ensure financial statements provide useful and transparent information about defined benefit plans.
ED0183: Child support and domestic maintenance - Amendments to assessments
This standard practice statement sets out how the Commissioner will exercise the discretion under s 87 of the Child Support Act 1991 (the Act) to amend assessments for child support and domestic maintenance to give effect to the Act. This includes assessments the Commissioner makes as a result of a voluntary agreement entered into by parties.
Intention to grant a concession to Westpower Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year licence/easement under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Westpower Limited to relocate and operate a telecommunications facility at Mt Bonar, Westland and to operate a telecommunication facility at Mt Kakawau, Greymouth.
ED0184: Filing an IR 10 and section 108 of the Tax Administration Act 1994
There are two ways for taxpayers to bring income to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue's attention when filing tax returns - complete the Financial Statements Summary (IR 10) or attach a set of financial statements. This draft operational statement sets out the Commissioner's preference for taxpayers to file an IR 10, as this significantly reduces the costs to IR in processing the data for use by IR, other government agencies and the private sector.
Jellie Park Management Plan
Jellie Park is a popular recreational centre in Christchurch and has had some changes since 2010, including a significant increase in users. The increase in users has created further demand for car parking for the recreation and sports centre, with the current 177 spaces (including 65 along Ilam Road) being insufficient to meet current requirements.
Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting
Maritime New Zealand and WorkSafe New Zealand are inviting comment on a proposal to revoke Maritime Rules Part 81: Commercial Rafting. The proposal, which includes a new Rule that revokes Part 81, is to transition current rafting operators from being audited by Maritime NZ into the adventure activities regime that is administered by WorkSafe. To facilitate the transition, which will start from 1 May 2016, Part 81 will continue to apply to some operators for a set period of time in order to facilitate transition.
Orewa Sea Wall
Auckland Council is proposing building a permanent seawall at the northern end of Ōrewa Beach between Kohu Street and Marine View. It’s important to build a seawall because storm damage has severely compromised access to and along the beach’s northern end and to the existing walkway. If nothing is done, there is big risk of losing the rest of Esplanade Reserve and access to this part of the beach at high tide.
Proposal to introduce a default agreement for distribution services
The Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper describing a proposal to amend the Code to introduce a default distributor agreement (DDA).
Freedom Camping Bylaw
The Marlborough District Council Freedom Camping Bylaw relates to freedom camping on land administered by Council in the Marlborough district. Council is currently reviewing its Freedom Camping Bylaw.
ASA review of the Children's Advertising Codes
The Advertising Standards Authority is reviewing its children’s codes to coincide with the work being undertaken across a number of sectors as part of the childhood obesity plan (initiative nine). The review will consider the operation and content of the Code for Advertising to Children and the Children’s Code for Advertising Food.
New listing of the threatened status of sharks, rays and skates
This is a call for submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand Chondrichthyan (shark, ray and skate) taxa, to inform a revision of the lists for these groups in the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
Consultation for the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme review 2015/16
The Government is reviewing the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess how it should evolve to support New Zealand in meeting future emissions reduction targets and its ongoing transition to a low emissions economy. This follows the announcement by the Government in July this year that New Zealand’s post 2020 target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Ministry for the Environment is leading the consultation and welcomes your feedback on how the NZ ETS is working and how it might work better in the future.
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.
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.