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Rural rates 2015
We want to hear your views on how we rate farm and lifestyle properties.
Whakaipo Bay Management Plan
DOC needs your help to understand the current recreational, community and cultural uses and values associated with Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve. Your responses will inform a management plan for the reserve.
Stopping a portion of Chadwick Street Fairfield
The above portion of road is unformed and is not utilised for public access. It is superfluous to the Dunedin City Council’s legal and physical roading requirements and is not required for present or future roading purposes. Section 1 is currently occupied by the adjoining property at 7 Chadwick St. The area of Section 1 is 22 square metres.
Te Manatu and Mangaiti Parks Draft Concept Plans
We have used feedback from the first phase of community consultation to develop draft concept plans for these parks. We are now seeking feedback from the community on the draft concept plans.
Myross Bush Reserve: Proposed Exchange of Reserve land
The Council wishes to exchange land located at 238 Mill Road North, Invercargill including the hall and sports grounds for adjoining land located at 275 Drysdale Road.
Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996
The Ministry for the Environment is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Ozone Layer Protection Regulations 1996 [New Zealand Legislation website].
These regulations manage the import and export of ozone depleting substances to meet New Zealand’s obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol).
The Montreal Protocol has been very effective at reducing global emissions of ozone depleting substances, avoiding major impacts on human health and the environment. Under the Montreal Protocol countries must phase out certain chemicals in stages.
The only remaining controlled substances for New Zealand to phase out are new bulk hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). New Zealand has already phased out all new bulk HCFC import permits except for wholesale permits. The Montreal Protocol requires that wholesale permit imports of new bulk HCFCs into New Zealand stop by 2020. We are proposing to phase out wholesale import permits so wholesalers cannot import new bulk HCFCs from 1 January 2017.
We are not proposing any changes on the use of HCFCs, or imports of products containing HCFCs.
We are also proposing a minor amendment to the regulations to clarify that exemptions cannot be made to import HCFC from non-parties to the Montreal Protocol or countries which do not comply.
Sydenham Cemetery and Somerfield Park- Tree and Stump Removal and Proposed Replacement Planting
There are a number of trees in Sydenham Cemetery and Somerfield Park which have been removed over the last few years. There are eight remaining silver birch trees along the northern boundary of Sydenham Cemetery still to be removed. These tree removals have left gaps in the cemetery and park landscape. We have selected three options of shrubs/trees for replanting in each area, taking into consideration the location, ground conditions and suitability. Prior to replanting in Autumn/Winter 2016, all of the existing tree stumps will be removed to prepare the ground for the replacement trees.
Residential land withholding tax
An officials’ issues paper, Residential land withholding tax, seeks feedback on proposals for a residential land withholding tax. The proposed withholding tax is intended to help improve tax compliance among property speculators, and would work in conjunction with the Government’s other property tax compliance measures announced as part of Budget 2015.
Representation Review 2015 Initial Proposal
The Review covers:
• the number of councillors to be elected to the Council in 2016
• whether councillors are elected by wards or the district as a whole or a mixture of both systems
• if elected by wards, the number, boundaries and names of these wards and the number of councillors that will represent them
• whether to have community boards, and if so how many, their boundaries and membership.
Moth plant rust fungus
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) welcomes submissions on an application for release of the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae. If approved for release, this fungus would be used to help control the weed, moth plant (Araujia hortorum).
Napier City Speed Limits Bylaw 2015
The purpose of this bylaw is to review all the existing speed limits within the city as required by the Land Transport Rule “Setting of Speed Limits 2003”.
State Highway speed limits are not included in this Bylaw.
Resource consent application by Sunset Views Limited - Stage 4
Council has received and publicly notified in the Waikato Times on Saturday 22 August 2015 and Franklin County News on Tuesday 25 August 2015 an application by Sunset Views Limited for subdivision consent to undertake a development being a thirteen (13) lot conservation/environmental subdivision resulting from the protection of one feature totalling an approximate area of 369ha hectares of remnant indigenous vegetation comprised in Part Allotment 21 Putataka Parish
Resource consent application by Sunset Views Limited – Stage 3
An application by Sunset Views Limited for subdivision consent to undertake a conservation/environmental lot subdivision creating fourteen lots and protecting approximately 369ha hectares of remnant indigenous vegetation at Port Waikato.
Plan Change 81: Rezoning 320 The Terrace and de-listing the Gordon Wilson Flats
Urban Perspectives Limited (on behalf of Victoria University of Wellington) have lodged a private plan change request with Wellington City Council. The proposed plan change seeks to:
- rezone 320 The Terrace from Inner Residential Area to Institutional Precinct
- remove the ‘Gordon Wilson Flats’ from the Wellington City District Plan’s heritage list
- amend the Institutional Precinct provisions of the Wellington City District Plan.
Carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon reassessment
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on its reassessment of some organophosphates and carbamates (OPCs). The reassessment will cover substances containing carbaryl, chlorpyrifos and diazinon used as active ingredients in veterinary medicines or in substances used as non-plant protection insecticides (in and around buildings, on hard surfaces, and in industrial situations).
Generation fault ride through
The Authority has reviewed the obligations in the Code for non-faulted generating assets to remain connected during transmission faults, to supply enough reactive power to reduce voltage dip, and to provide enough short-circuit current to allow protection relays to clear faults correctly. As a result of the review's findings, the Authority proposes that fault ride through standards for all generating plant be added to the Code. Separate standards in the form of ride through envelopes are proposed for the North and South Islands.
Public consultation on the proposed merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce is consulting on a proposed merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology. This would be achieved by both institutions being disestablished to create a new organisation. The Minister is consulting on a joint proposal submitted by the Chairs of both institutions that suggests the creation of a new tertiary organisation that would provide enhanced vocational and applied tertiary education opportunities for students in the wider Bay of Plenty region.
Resource Consent Application for 181-183 Jackson Street Petone
An application has been received from JSSC Limited for a retrospective louvered roof cover located on the upper level of the building covering a rooftop deck at the above address. The proposal is a restricted discretionary activity within the District Plan’s Petone commercial activity area and is also identified within the heritage area.
City Focus Refresh
As part of the strategy to revitalise our inner city, we consulted in both January and May on what you wanted to see at City Focus. The response was clear that the community did not want City Focus removed, but there was a desire for change with the key points being, traffic flow, visibility and the need to retain the public space.
Taking that into consideration, Rotorua Lakes Council have commissioned three concepts to refresh and revitalise City Focus.
We want your views on the concepts.
Land use consent
Public notification of resource consent from Vodafone NZ Limited at Te Puru Creek Road, Te Puru.
Public consultation is under way now on the future model for local government representation in New Plymouth District and we want to hear the views of as many residents as possible before settling on a final outcome. The review looks at issues such as how we elect Councillors and whether we should have wards or elect ‘at large’ or have a combination of both.
Intention to transfer Building Control Functions for Offshore Islands to the Southland District Council
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to transfer Building Consent Authority (BCA) functions for offshore islands to the Southland District Council under sections 213(1)(b) and 213(2)(a) of the Building Act 2004, from the date of signing of an Agreement, pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Proposals for management activities at Ormond Kohi Bush Recreation Reserve
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of a process under s17zg(2)(a) of the Conservation Act 1987 to invite proposals for agricultural management activities such as stock grazing, cropping and the management of buildings, structures and chattels over part of the Ormond Kohi Bush Recreation Reserve.
Abel Tasman Foreshore Reserve Management Plan partial review
The Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve is jointly managed by DOC and Tasman District Council. The Foreshore Plan is the statutory document that describes how the reserve is managed. A partial review is underway, which proposes to make a few changes to the plan.
Intention to grant a concession to South Port NZ 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 South Port New Zealand Limited to replace a radio transmitter and receiver mast at Mōtupohue Scenic Reserve, Bluff.
Intention to grant a concession to Southern Ocean Salmon Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Southern Ocean Salmon Limited for a licence to occupy a marginal strip with parts of a salmon farm including but not limited to: a loop road and security fence surrounding the farm, road verges, vegetation, water races and ponds at 367 Pupu Valley Road, Takaka.
Intention to grant a concession to Nelson Petroleum Distributors Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Nelson Petroleum Distributors Limited to construct, maintain and operate a commercial fuel supply outlet at the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve.
Intention to grant a concession to Otehei Bay Holdings Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 40 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Otehei Bay Holdings Limited for a lease/licence to operate a resort and associated facilities including construction of a new building for group accommodation, an additional cafe, upgrade of a number of existing resort buildings and construction of new accommodation units at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands.
Stopping of portion of Bay View Road
In exercise of the power contained in Section 342(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1974 and in accordance with the Tenth Schedule of the said Act, public notice is hereby given that the Dunedin City Council being the Local Authority having control of roads in the City of Dunedin, proposes to stop a portion of the legal road shown as Sections 1-3 SO 488008. The area of Section 1 is 25 square metres. The area of Section 2 is 32 square metres. The area of Section 3 is 37 square metres.
Legal High Retail Location Policy
The Council is proposing to set out where legal highs (commonly referred to as ‘party pills’ or ‘synthetic cannabis’) can be sold within Dunedin.
The proposed Legal High Retail Location Policy will effectively ban sale of legal highs outside of the central city and within 100m of sensitive sites such as education facilities, churches, libraries, hospitals, mental health facilities and justice premises.
Te Ao Tūroa – The Natural World: Draft Environment Strategy
The natural environment is one of Dunedin’s greatest assets. To ensure future generations inherit a healthy natural environment, we need to safeguard what we have, and strive to improve the health of our environment where it has become degraded. We also need to do our part to reduce our impact on the global environment, and prepare for the effects of climate change. Doing so will result in a better, more liveable Dunedin even today – cleaner water and air, awe-inspiring surroundings and experiences, healthier communities, and a more resilient economy.
Help set the strategic direction for Dunedin’s approach to the natural environment. Find out about the draft strategy and provide feedback by 31 August.
Submissions sought on fungicide for onion mildew
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application for release of DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and is intended to be used for the control of downy mildew in onions. This active ingredient has not previously been approved under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act and is not a component in any approved formulation.
Public Benefit Entity Consultation on accounting for donated goods
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for public comment an Exposure Draft that, in certain circumstances, would allow entities not to recognise donated goods at the date of acquisition. The Exposure Draft is entitled ED NZASB 2015-3 Donated Goods (Amendments to PBE IPSAS 23), and it is relevant for Tier 1 and Tier 2 public benefit entities.
IPSASB’s Consultation Paper, Recognition and Measurement of Social Benefits
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published a Consultation Paper, Recognition and Measurement of Social Benefits. The Consultation Paper builds on previous work carried out by the IPSASB, and contains some new ideas on accounting for social benefits.
IASB consulting on its agenda for the next 5 years
The IASB is interested in your views about its standard-setting priorities during the next 5 years. To this end, the IASB is seeking comments on a document entitled Request for Views 2015 Agenda Consultation.
IASB ED/2015/6 Clarifications to IFRS 15 IASB proposes to clarify aspects of the new Revenue Standard
The IASB is seeking comments on its Exposure Draft ED/2015/6 Clarifications to IFRS 15.
The Exposure Draft proposes some amendments to the new revenue standard, IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. These proposed amendments result from a discussion of potential issues with standard by the IASB/Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition.
IASB ED/2015/5 Remeasurement on a Plan Amendment, Curtailment or Settlement/Availability of a Refund from a Defined Benefit Plan (Proposed Amendments to IAS 19 and IFRIC 14)
The IASB is seeking comments on its Exposure Draft ED/2015/5 Remeasurement on a Plan Amendment, Curtailment or Settlement/Availability of a Refund from a Defined Benefit Plan (Proposed Amendments to IAS 19 and IFRIC 14).
IASB Exposure Drafts on the Conceptual Framework
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for comment an Exposure Draft ED/2015/3Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting, which proposes a number of enhancements to the Conceptual Framework.
Protecting the Hutt CBD from flooding
The Hutt Valley Floodplain Management Plan was agreed with the Hutt community in 2001 and aims to minimise the flood risk by progressively strengthening flood protection throughout the valley.
GWRC is continuing to follow the plan and is now collaborating with HCC on measures to better protect the Lower Hutt CBD and its surrounding neighbourhoods from flooding and better link the CBD to the Hutt River.
Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region
The Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region (proposed Plan) identifies outcomes for the sustainable management of natural and physical resources in the region to achieve the purpose of the Resource Management Act (1991). The proposed Plan contains policies, rules and methods for the people and organisations that use or protect the region’s resources.
Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015
Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on the proposed Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015.
Representation Review 2015: Initial Proposal
Invercargill City Council is now consulting residents in Invercargill and Bluff about how they want to be represented on the Invercargill City Council in the future. The recommendations would see no changes made to the Council representation arrangements from the 2010 and 2013 elections.
Review of Representation Arrangements
As required by sections 19H and 19J of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Kawerau District Council has reviewed its representation arrangements and made an initial proposal for the local elections to be held in 2016.
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm
Consultation document on the draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for the three-year period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019, and on the draft problem gambling levy rates necessary to recoup the costs of the Strategy from the main gambling operators.
Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated Water Management)
The Otago Regional Council is proposing to set minimum flows and allocation limits for the Lindis River and maximum allocation limits for the aquifers in the Bendigo-Tarras Basin in the Regional Plan: Water for Otago.
Frankton Parking Proposal Feedback
Queenstown Lakes District Council is current consulting on parking changes in several streets in Frankton. These changes are in response to suggestions we’ve received from the community. We are seeking feedback through our online survey by Friday 11 September. The streets affected are McBride St, Ross St, Douglas Street, Glenda Drive and Margaret Place.
Proposed District Plan 2015
The South Taranaki District Council has recently reviewed its current District Plan (2004). The District Plan controls the way land is used, developed, protected and subdivided in the district.
Freedom Camping Bylaw
Southland District Council’s draft 2015 Freedom Camping Bylaw is open for consultation.
Review of Representation Arrangements for the 2016 Local Authority Elections
On 29 July 2015 the Tararua District Council reviewed its representation arrangements, and resolved that the following proposal apply for the Council and the district's community boards for the elections to be held on 8 October 2016. This proposal is based on the existing arrangements being retained.
Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan - Partial Review
A partial review of the Abel Tasman Foreshore Scenic Reserve Management Plan (Foreshore Plan) is underway. The focus of the review is on four issues, each relating to access to the reserve.
Wairoa District Council 2015 Walkway / Cycleway Strategy
The purpose of the Wairoa Walkway / Cycleway Strategy 2015 document is to assist in delivering the Vision statement for Wairoa district.
Class 4 Gambling Venues Policy and TAB Venues Policy
We consulted on our Class 4 Gambling and TAB Venues Policy last year as part of a review that we undertake every three years. Class 4 gambling venues operate gambling machines often referred to as pokies.
Sullivan Lake Reserve Draft Management Plan
The Whakatāne District Council has approved the Sullivan Lake Reserve Draft Management Plan for public consultation. The draft plan has been developed with reference to relevant Council strategic plans, with input from key stakeholders and with consideration for national and international trends.
Call for registrations of interest in Te Matau A Pohe Site Port Road
Council is calling for Registrations of Interest from parties interested in developing the vacant site on Port Road adjacent to Te Matau a Pohe bridge.
Application for a marine mammal filming permit
Natural History New Zealand Limited has applied for a permit to film marine mammals at Fiordland, Kermadec Islands, Banks Peninsula, Chatham Islands and White Island.
Intention to grant a concession to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 60 year concession consisting of an initial term of 30 years plus 6 extensions of five years each, under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Limited for a licence to occupy Whakapapa ski area, Ruapehu.
Tree Removal Request
The Gore District Council has received a request from two Gore businessmen to remove trees outside their respective businesses in Main Street. The trees are located outside 24-30 Main Street and 71-73 Main Street. They are Dawn Redwood trees and form part of an avenue of trees that lines both sides of Main Street, between Medway and Hyde Streets.
Gore Recreational Hub draft master plan
The Gore District Council has put together a draft master plan, which is open for public submissions until Friday 30 October.
Public Consultation on the Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015
The Christchurch City Council, under the Freedom Camping Act 2011, is proposing to make a Freedom Camping Bylaw defining areas for self-contained, non-self-contained and prohibited freedom camping within the district on Council-owned or Council-managed land.
Review of Rodney hall and reserve management and governance
The Rodney Local Board is seeking your feedback and views on the proposed future management and governance options for rural halls in the Rodney Local Board area. This consultation also aims to clarify the roles and responsibilities of reserve advisory groups.
Highbury Corner draft concept design
Kaipatiki Local Board welcomes feedback on the proposed Highbury Corner improvements as part of phase two of works within the Birkenhead Town Centre Transformation project.
Draft import health standard (IHS) for animal fibre
The import health standard Animal fibre (ANIFIBRE.ALL dated 25 September 2014) has been amended to incorporate international standards for the trade in scoured fibre. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would like your feedback on the proposed changes in this standard.
GST and online purchases
A Government discussion document, GST: Cross-border services, intangibles and goods, seeks feedback on proposals for the collection of GST on online purchases of services and intangibles. It also discusses the collection of GST on low-value imported goods.
Halswell Junction Road - Proposed Street Tree Removal
The Riccarton/Wigram Community Board have received a request for the removal of a Douglas fir tree outside number 9 Halswell Junction Road. The request for removal is due to resident concerns regarding the impact of shading and leaf litter from the tree on their property due to the location of the tree and size of the canopy.
Council arborists currently have no tree safety concerns that would initiate its removal. Therefore a decision on whether to remove or retain the tree rests with the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board.
Public consultation on proposed merger of Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce is consulting on a proposed merger of Aoraki Polytechnic (Aoraki) and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). The new organisation could be created based on the legal entity of CPIT, combining Aoraki with it, and disestablishing the old Aoraki entity. The new organisation would have a new name and the governing council would be made up of members of both existing councils.
Intention to Grant a Lease at Awapuni Park - Plunket New Zealand
The Palmerston North City Council intends to grant a lease under Section 73 (3) of the Reserves Act 1977 for the proposed lease of recreation reserve land to The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. The reserve land over which the leases may be granted is at Awapuni Park, Palmerston North. In granting this lease it should be noted that this activity is an existing use and the effects of the use will be the same or similar in character, intensity and scale.
Income tax - tax treatment of allowances paid to chainsaw operators (PUB00234)
Considers whether a chainsaw reimbursing allowance can be paid tax-free. It explains that, under s CW 17(2), an employer can pay a tax-free allowance to an employee for using a chainsaw in their work provided that the allowance reimburses an employee for expenses the employee incurs or is likely to incur in using their own chainsaw for work. It explains what an allowance is and what types of expenses a chainsaw reimbursing allowance can cover.
River Road Community Hall Consultation
Over recent years there has been declining use of the River Road Community Hall and in the past two years there have been no bookings at all. We are looking at future options and would like to hear your views.
Proposed amendment to the Rates Remission Policy to include incentives for business expansion
Proposed amendment to the Rates Remission Policy to include incentives for business expansion.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2015
The Waste Management & Minimisation Plan 2015 (the plan) envisions: A district that strives to be leading edge through innovative partnerships to value resources and eliminate waste. It sets six key objectives to drive our Council and community towards our waste minimisation vision.
Development and Financial Contributions Policy Amendments
We have reviewed our Development and Financial Contributions Policy and are proposing the following two amendments.
Class 4 gambling Application from the Southern Trust for Westport Motor Hotel
Council has received an application from the Southern Trust to establish a class 4 gambling (‘pokie machine’) venue at the Westport Motor Hotel.
Resource Consent Application: Two Townhouses - 2 Jacksons Road
To construct two townhouses with attached garages on sites less than 500m2 in Special Amenity Area 8 (Fendalton).
Income tax - date of acquisition of land (PUB00220)
Deals with the issue of when land is acquired under s CB 15B and concludes that what is relevant is when the first interest in the land (ie, the particular estate) that is being disposed of was acquired. This will typically be when a binding sale and purchase agreement is entered into (even if subject to conditions), or when an option to acquire that land was acquired. Where land is acquired by way of a pre-emptive right (ie, a "first right option"), the date of acquisition will typically be when the owner makes an offer in accordance with the pre-emptive right.
Income tax - insurance - personal sickness and accident insurance taken out by employer for the benefit of an employee (PUB00215-4)
Considers the income tax treatment of a personal sickness or accident insurance policy that is taken out by an employer for the benefit of an employee and concludes that the amount of the premiums is generally deductible to the employer. Unless the premium paid is for income protection insurance, the premiums paid will be subject to FBT. It also sets out when an amount paid out under the policy will be taxable income of the employee.
Income tax - insurance - personal sickness and accident insurance taken out by employee with employer paying the premiums on employee’s behalf (PUB00215-3)
Considers the income tax treatment of a personal sickness or accident insurance policy taken out by an employee for their own benefit where the premiums are paid by the employer and concludes that the amount of the premiums is generally deductible to the employer. Unless the premium paid is for income protection insurance, the amount of the premiums is subject to PAYE for the employee. It also sets out when an amount paid out under the policy will be taxable income of the employee.
Better family violence law
The Ministry of Justice is consulting about New Zealand’s family violence laws. We want to know your views about the ideas presented in this discussion document, along with any other ideas you have for strengthening New Zealand’s family violence laws.
Representation Review 2015
Councillors adopted resolutions put forward by the Policy Committee, which would see the retention of the current ward structure and number of elected Council members, as well as the current Rangitāiki, Tāneatua and Murupara community board arrangements. The Council is proposing to amalgamate the current Whakatāne and Ōhope Beach community boards, a move which would reduce the overall number of elected members by six.
Proposed re-classification of reserve land - Stokes Valley
Council approved a land swap in July 2013 of reserve land at the top end of Stokes Valley with land owned by the Buddhist Monastery to rectify respective track encroachments. In order to complete the exchange, LINZ requires that the land be re-classified as Scenic Reserve B.
Proposed Dog Control Policy and Bylaw Review
Proposed changes to dog prohibition areas and dog exercise areas in Lower Hutt including: new off-leash exercise areas, a fenced dog exercise park, lifting prohibition areas and the removal of 3 exercise areas.
The Open Government Partnership
Consultation – Draft Local Approved Products Policy 2015
Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to sections 66 and 69 of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 and Section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has prepared a Statement of Proposal and Draft Local Approved Products Policy for the purposes of formal consultation with the Central Hawke’s Bay community.
Proposed District Plan Change 16 - Porirua City Council
Any person who made a submission or further submission on Porirua City Council's Proposed Plan Change 16 (Network Utilities) may appeal to the Environment Court in respect of the Porirua City Council's Decision on Submissions. written copy of any such appeal should also be sent to Porirua City Council.
PUB00201: Fringe benefit tax - exclusion for car parks provided on an employer’s premises
The draft public rulings consider the on-premises exclusion from FBT for car parking provided to employees in car parks that are owned or leased by an employer. The exclusion applies to a wider range of car-parking arrangements than outlined in previous expired rulings and, when finalised, will apply prospectively. Employers who have taken a conservative approach to FBT in the past and may have overpaid FBT will be able to discuss their position with Inland Revenue.
Proposed Fee for Pharmacist Prescribers Recency of Practice
The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholder views on the proposed fee for New Zealand Qualified Pharmacist Prescribers who have delayed registration or who are returning to practice (Recency of Practice). Responses will be considered by Council before a final decision is made.
District Plan Review - stage three
Stage three of the proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan is now open for submissions. Stage three includes central city, natural and cultural heritage, coastal environment, Specific Purpose (flat land recovery) Zone, Specific Purpose (Burwood Landfill and Resource Recovery) Zone, and remaining natural hazards content.
Ruakura Variation to the Proposed District Plan
Hamilton City Council has prepared a draft variation for the Ruakura area to the Proposed District Plan (PDP).
The variation will integrate the outcomes and content of the Board of Inquiry Decision for Ruakura into the PDP framework to ensure there is a consistent planning approach in managing urban development across the Ruakura area. The variation also deals with any deferred matters from the PDP hearings process.
Draft standard practice statement ED0175: Child support debt - requesting an instalment arrangement
This draft statement sets out the Commissioner’s practice for providing relief when the immediate payment of an overdue child support obligation is not possible. The relief is provided in the form of an arrangement to pay debt in instalments and writing off incremental penalty debt when instalment arrangements are adhered to.
Draft standard practice statement ED0176: Student loans - relief from repayment obligations
This draft statement sets out the Commissioner’s practice for providing relief under the Student Loan Scheme Act 2011.
Draft standard practice statement ED0172: Remission of penalties and use-of-money interest
This draft statement sets out the Commissioner's practice when granting remission of penalties and use-of-money interest.
Draft standard practice statement ED0173: Instalment arrangements for payment of tax.
This draft statement sets out the Commissioner's practice when considering applications for financial relief by way of an instalment arrangement under section 177 of the Tax Administration Act 1994.
Draft standard practice statement ED0174: Writing off outstanding tax.
This draft statement sets out the Commissioner's practice for granting financial relief by permanently writing off outstanding tax using the Commissioner's discretionary power under section 177C of the Tax Administration Act 1994.
Draft import health standard (IHS) for importing natural sausage casings
A draft import health standard for importing natural sausage casings has been issued for public consultation and comment.
Sullivan Lake Reserve Draft Management Plan
The Whakatāne District Council has approved the Sullivan Lake Reserve Draft Management Plan for public consultation. The management plan is a working document, which sets out the objectives and policies for managing Sullivan Lake Reserve and describes how these will be achieved.
New listing of the threatened status of NZ bats, birds, reptiles and frogs
DOC seeks submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand bat, bird, reptile and frog taxa.