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Statistical Standard for Geographic Areas: 2015 review
The review is a major review of all of Statistics NZ statistical geographies and will determine the optimal statistical geographies required for outputting Statistics NZ data. The review will develop a set of statistical geographies for input and output purposes, which will include definitions of geographic concepts, standards, boundaries, and maintenance strategies.
Maritime NZ consulting on fees and Maritime Levy
Maritime NZ is consulting on proposed changes to fees and the Maritime Levy identified as part of a review of funding of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) and Seafarer Certification system (SeaCert).
Draft Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Amendment 
The Transport Agency has released a proposed amendment Rule, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, for public consultation. The aim of this proposed amendment Rule is to allow road controlling authorities to issue permits for higher axle loading on all buses.
Consultation on application to amend Minimum Technical Standards for Casino Electronic Gaming Machines
Consultation on application to amend Minimum Technical Standards for Casino Electronic Gaming Machines, run by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Proposal to list a range of interventional cardiology products
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Interventional Cardiology products supplied by Obex Medical Limited (“Obex”) in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2016.
The Regulation of Natural Health Products consultation
The Government is developing a new regulatory scheme for low-risk natural health products, and is interested in public feedback on the proposals outlined in the consultation document and the draft papers.
PUB00224: Goods and Services Tax - GST treatment of bare trusts
Considers whether it is the trustee or the beneficiary of a bare trust who makes supplies in respect of the trust property for GST purposes.
Alteration of designation Rangiriri to Hampton Downs
Waikato District Council has received a Notice of Requirement for Alterations to the existing Designation for the Waikato Expressway (Designation J11 in the Waikato District Plan) and Waikato Regional Council has received associated Resource Consent Applications, from the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The Notices of Requirement and Resource Consent Applications relate to the construction and operation of the Longswamp Section of the Waikato Expressway.
Views sought on the future of the Moller Park Memorial Arch
The Moller Park Memorial Arch was originally installed in 1937 to commemorate the dedicated services to the community of Mr Hagbarth Ernest Moller. Parts of the plaster works and lettering on the memorial have cracked and these along with the bronze plaque have been removed. Before the DCC undertakes any work to repair the memorial, we want your views on the whether this memorial should be restored or replaced with something smaller in its current or an alternate location.
Proposed changes to regulatory oversight of fertilisers and fertiliser additives
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to regulatory oversight of fertilisers under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 and its regulations.
Proposal for annual declaration of compliance for Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 licensees
The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) allows the FMA to add new conditions to market service licences. We are proposing to add a new standard condition that will require all FMC Act market service licensees to declare to us, on an annual basis, their compliance with each condition of their licence. We invite you to comment on our proposals.
Proposed variations to standard conditions of market services licences
This consultation paper seeks to gather views on proposed variations to the standard conditions for Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) licences, including those for financial resources and audit requirements.
Land Holdings Review
Porirua City Council is proposing to sell up to 30 under-used properties, to provide income for the city and help reduce debt. A review of the properties found they are surplus to requirements and the land could be put to better use by others.
Provisional Local Alcohol Policy
Section 75 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act) allows councils to develop a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). A LAP is a set of policies made by Council in consultation with its communities, concerning the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol. Anyone who made a submission on the draft LAP and considered an element of the provisional LAP to be unreasonable in the light of the object of the the Act, has until 16 December 2015 to appeal to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA), as outlined in Section 81 of the Act.
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.
Amended Plan Change 13 – Mackenzie Basin Subzone
The Mackenzie District Council gives notice it has prepared amendments to Plan Change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan in accordance with directions of the Environment Court under section 293 of the Resource Management Act 1991. These amendments are now subject to public consultation.
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.
Draft Gambling Venues Policy 2016
Tauranga City Council is reviewing its Gambling Venues Policy. The Council reviews this policy every three years. The Council has completed a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) that looks into the social impacts of gambling in the city. As part of this review Council is proposing some changes to the policy.
Street Tree Strategy 2015
The Wanganui District Council adopted the Proposed Wanganui District Council Street Tree 2015 at its meeting on 6 October 2015. The purpose of this strategy is to provide for a clear and concise framework to manage our street trees. The proposed strategy aims to provide an overarching strategic direction and approach to the management of street trees in the district. The proposed strategy sets a number of goals and objectives aimed at progressively improving the manner in which Council manages the community’s valued street tree stock.
Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
As a result of several submissions to the Long Term Plan, Council made a decision to increase funding to ensure all dogs under Council’s Adopt a Dog programme are desexed at no cost to the owner before being rehomed. Council is currently consulting on this amendment.
Tawa - town centre plan
Wellington City Council would like your views on plans to improve the Tawa town centre. We are working on a plan to make Tawa town centre more attractive and vibrant. We started earlier this year by consulting the community on existing problems and opportunities for improvements.
Review of local electoral arrangements
Any person who made a submission on Council’s initial proposal may lodge an appeal against the Council’s decision. An appeal must relate to the matters raised in that person’s submission. Any person who objects to the final amended proposal may lodge an objection to the Council’s final proposal. Any objection must identify the matters to which the objection relates.
Frankton Neighbourhood Plan
The draft Frankton Neighbourhood Plan is a high-level strategic document that will guide the development of one of Hamilton's oldest suburbs for the next 10-20 years.
Hamilton City Council notified the Ruakura Variation to its Proposed District Plan (PDP) on 11 November 2015 for public consultation and submissions. The purpose of the Variation is to rezone approximately 822ha of land in Ruakura, ensuring a consistent approach to managing development in the area.
Low Back Pain: a pathway to prioritisation - Consultation
The National Health Committee (NHC) has reviewed the model of care for low back pain (LBP) and we now would like to receive feedback on our report. This review was undertaken after a referral for assessment of spinal fusion was put forward by Waitemata and Auckland District Health Boards (DHBs) as part of the NHC's 2013/14 sector reactive referral round. This referral was accepted and a Tier 2 assessment of the model of care for Low Back Pain patients was undertaken in order to understand the role and appropriate intervention level of spinal fusion for this patient group. The assessment identifies the current model of care for low back pain, explores if the current level of surgical intervention is appropriate and what, if anything, might amend the level of demand for this intervention. Interventions which might impact on service demand or improved patient outcomes across the model of care are then suggested as being prioritised for further work by the NHC.
New Zealand Transport Agency State Highway Stormwater Specification
The Environment and Urban Design team has drafted this specification, together with input from a group of internal and external people with expertise in stormwater management on the state highways.
Flood Hazard Consultation
Planning for natural hazards is one of our core responsibilities under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Given we have a lot of waterways throughout the district, future flooding is a very real possibility.
Topics for environmental reporting
The Government is seeking views on which topics will be reported on in environmental reports. Topics will identify the things we want to know about the environment. This consultation will help the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Statistics decide which topics to include in regulations under the Environmental Reporting Act 2015.
Draft guidelines for consent to assess against DAS standards - for feedback
NZQA is seeking feedback on the draft Guidelines for applying for consent to assess against standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards.
Draft guidelines for listing assessment standards and consent and moderation requirements - for feedback
NZQA is seeking feedback on the draft Guidelines for approval and listing of assessment standards on the Directory of Assessment Standards and approval of consent and moderation requirements.
Review of participant audit regime
The Electricity Authority is proposing a number of changes to the participant audit regime (regime).
Plan Change 48 - Protected trees
We’re planning some changes to the requirements for protected trees in District Plan. Most of the currently protected trees are no longer as healthy or in as good condition as when first protected and may no longer deserve District Plan protection.
Proposed changes to the National Microbiological Database (NMD) Notice
From 10 November 2015 to 4 December 2015 the Ministry for Primary industries (MPI) invites comments on proposed changes to the National Microbiological Database (NMD) specifications. The NMD programme for red meat and poultry primary processing defines specific protocols, including training of samplers, collection of samples, laboratory procedures and review and response to results by operators.
Arrowtown Special Housing Area
We have received an Expression of Interest to develop a special housing area as a retirement village outside Arrowtown. While the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act doesn't provide for formal consultation on the establishment of special housing areas, the Mayor and Councillors are interested to hear local views on this proposal.
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.
Land Sale Proposal: Lepperton
We are considering a proposal to sell the 2,023 m² of land containing the Lepperton Hall at 533 Richmond Road (Section 98 Town of Lepperton). The land is classified as recreation reserve, vested in NPDC and subject to the Reserves Act 1977. If the sale of the land goes ahead, the hall will no longer function as a public hall.
The Wild Side of Karori Park
A development plan has been prepared for the rear or Wild Side of Karori Park. The area contains areas of regenerating native forest and large ageing pine plantations. It has a series of walking and cycling tracks connecting to the Skyline Track and Outer Green Belt, and a dog exercise area.
Karori - Medium Density Housing
Wellington City Council would like your views on allowing medium-density housing to be developed in Karori. Earlier this year we asked you about medium-density housing in Karori and for ideas to improve the Town Centre and, influenced strongly by your feedback, we developed a draft District Plan Change.
Tawa - Medium Density Housing
Wellington City Council would like your views on allowing medium-density housing to be developed in Tawa. We want to make sure that all new development is high quality, the design and appearance fits in with the surrounding environment, and it can stand the test of time.
Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw
The purpose of this policy and bylaw is to provide reasonable rules for dog owners while promoting a safe and healthy environment. We are accepting submissions on the proposed policy and bylaw until 4pm on 7 December 2015.
Mount Albert Town Centre
The Albert-Eden Local Board is upgrading the Mt Albert town centre and wants to hear your thoughts on the design. The town centre upgrade is a key project for the board and the aim is to create high-quality, attractive and safe streetscape, that provides a significant increase in pedestrian amenity for the community to enjoy and more opportunity for local businesses, including street-based trading.
Intention to enter into licence at Dalmore Reserve, Pine Hill
In terms of Section 138 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a Community Garden Licence over part Dalmore Reserve, at 20 Allenby Avenue, Pine Hill.
Intention to enter into lease part Mornington Park, Dunedin Town Belt
In terms of Sections 54(2) and 119 of the Reserves Act 1977, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a Lease over part Mornington Park, Dunedin Town Belt.
Public Places Bylaw Consultation
Public places are used for a diverse range of activities by a diverse range of people. The Council encourages the use of public places by the community and by visitors. It also endeavours to create and maintain public places and spaces for the public’s enjoyment. Unregulated activities in public places can result in damage, public nuisance, and can compromise public safety. The Public Places Bylaw aims to mitigate the risk of unregulated activities in public places impacting adversely on the safety of other users, causing damage, or creating nuisance as a result of anti-social behaviour.
Review of the Licence Fees Framework
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) collects annual fees for all radio and spectrum licences. We are reviewing the licence fee framework, and have released our consultation document with proposed changes to the fees framework and issues relevant to fee setting.
Major Cycle Route: Papanui Parallel – Puari ki Papanui
Christchurch City Council is proposing to construct a dedicated, safe, high quality cycle facility between Sawyers Arms Road (at the rail crossing) and the City Centre (Bealey Avenue). The plans link the proposed Northern Line Cycleway to Northlands Mall, through St Albans and Edgeware Village to the Central City.
Application for a marine mammal watching permit
Todd and Lee-Anne Jago have applied for a permit to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals by waka in Abel Tasman. Any person or organisation may make a submission on the application.
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.
Proposals to strengthen the regulatory framework for export bee products
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposes to introduce certain regulatory measures for strengthening the official assurances framework for bee products intended for export to countries for which official assurances are required.
Review of 2010 tutin in honey standard and 2011 amendment
As part of our work around tutin levels in honey, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is proposing to revoke and replace the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2010 and Food (Tutin in Honey) Amendment Standard 2011 with the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2015. The proposed standard – the Food (Tutin in Honey) Standard 2015 – has been drafted for consultation.
Local Government Funding Agency borrowing proposal
The Gore District Council is considering changing how we borrow money and is offering the public the opportunity to have a say. We are proposing to move away from borrowing from banks to borrowing from the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA).
Food Premises Grading Bylaw
The Food Premises Grading Bylaw covers the grading of existing and new food premises, the inspection and appeals process and the reasons for closing a food premises. The grading of food premises provides an indication of how well the business is meeting food safety requirements.
District Plan Variation 1 - Natural Character
The natural character provisions and overlay were withdrawn from the Proposed District Plan in March in response to the collective scope of relief sought in submissions. If you made a submission on the Proposed District Plan relating to 'natural character' or you own a property that has an area of natural character mapped on it then you should have received a letter from us advising you of the variation. We encourage you to take the time to find out more about the variation and what it may mean for you.
Consultation on wording of ‘organisms not genetically modified’ regulations in the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act
The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on proposals to clarify the wording of the regulations that set out the legal definition of ‘not genetically modified’ under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Organisms Not Genetically Modified) Regulations 1998.
Notified Resource Consent - BP Oil New Zealand Ltd
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991 NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR A RESOURCE CONSENT UNDER SECTION 95A(2) & (4) Landuse consent is sought to extend the hours of operation of the existing BP Service Station at 71 Mana Esplanade, Paremata to enable it to operate on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis.
Implications of evolving technologies for pricing of distribution services
The Electricity Authority has released a consultation paper, and a supporting companion paper, on the implications of evolving technologies for the pricing of distribution services.
Application for a marine mammal filming permit
Natural History New Zealand Limited has applied for a permit to film marine mammals at Enderby Island, Campbell Island and Auckland Islands.
Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges Review
The Food Act 2014 (the Act) comes into full force on 1 March 2016. The Act prescribes a new operating regime and an associated new fee structure for registration, verification and compliance. These new fees must be set using the special consultative procedure under the Local Government Act 2002.
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.
Education Act Update 1989
The Ministry of Education is consulting about updating the Education Act 1989. We want to know your views about the proposals presented in the discussion document.
Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Material
This consultation document sets out the requirements to prevent, detect and respond to malicious acts involving radioactive material (including nuclear material) in use, storage or transport.
The Code of Practice is new and sets out security requirements that must be met in order to satisfy security requirements in the Radiation Protection Regulations 1982.
Public Places Bylaw
We’re reviewing our Public Places Bylaw. The Bylaw regulates a range of activities that happen in public places (roads, streets, parks). Parking time limits and the use of legal highs are just some of the issues that we want to hear from the community on.
Take a look at Lincoln Town Centre
Lincoln residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on proposals for the future development of the town centre. During November 2015 Selwyn District Council is consulting on the Draft Lincoln Town Centre Plan – which aims to help co-ordinate development in the town centre and to guide future Council investment.
Environment Aotearoa and environmental indicators feedback survey
Following the release of the Environment Aotearoa 2015 report and Environmental indicators – Te taiao Aotearoa web pages on 21 October 2015, the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ are now evaluating their effectiveness and impact. We invite you to provide your feedback by responding to the following survey questions. We will use your feedback to help improve future reporting products.
Rapanui – Shag Rock Cycleway
Christchurch City Council is building 13 new Major Cycle Routes over seven years. It is estimated this will cost $156 million based on 2015 estimates. Building the network will require changes to the way the transport system operates. Because this affects how people get around the city, the Council wants your feedback on plans before a final decision is made on specific designs.
New regional pest management plan for Gisborne
We want your feedback on a discussion document on the future of weed and animal pest management in our district. It forms the first step in developing a new regional pest management plan.
To alter two existing recorded names from Maungakakaramea and Rainbow Mountain to Maunga Kākaramea.
To make the recorded name Lake Ferry, a small populated rural locality on the southeastern shore of Lake Onoke, official.
Kānuka Hill, Tawhai Hill, and Steelhead Stream
Alter three recorded names from: Nigger Hill to Kānuka Hills, Nigger Stream to Steelhead Stream, Niggerhead to Tawhai Hill.
Tokomairaro River, Tokomairaro River East Branch and Tokomairaro River West Branch
Alter the recorded names of: Tokomairiro River to Tokomairaro River, Tokomairiro River East Branch to Tokomairaro River East Branch, Tokomairiro River West Branch to Tokomairaro River West Branch.
Draft guidance on disclosure of certain fees and returns by managed funds
We have prepared a draft guidance paper on topics which we think would help licensed managers, supervisors, and their professional advisers when they prepare their fund updates and product disclosure statements to meet obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. We are seeking feedback on this guidance.
Draft Facility Standard for Post Entry Quarantine for Plants
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Facility Standard: Post Entry Quarantine for Plants. The facility standard sets out the requirements for operating a post entry quarantine (PEQ) facility to grow, inspect and/or test imported nursery stock or seed before it is given biosecurity clearance.
District Plan Review
Porirua City Council is reviewing the District Plan; the plan that affects what you and your neighbours can do on your properties.
We do it once every 10 years so this is our chance to get it right.
The review is being done in three stages over five years and there will be many opportunities to have your say.
New Zealand Health Strategy consultation
The Ministry of Health is consulting on the draft update of the New Zealand Health Strategy from 27 October to 4 December 2015.
Amended Ngati Awa mātaitai reserve application, Bay of Plenty
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has applied for a mātaitai reserve over the fisheries waters of Moutohora (Whale), Rurima, Moutoki and Tokata Islands and coastal area. Consultation on the original application occurred in 2012. Te Runanga o Ngati Awa has since amended the application to reduce the proposed area from 63.8 square kilometres to 21.4 square kilometres.
Pest management in Auckland
Auckland is home to many pests: plants, animals and diseases. These include weeds like moth plant, animals like feral pigs and rats and diseases like kauri dieback disease. The RPMP will be the guiding document for Auckland’s management of these pests for the next ten years. The RPMP review is the ideal chance for Aucklanders to have their say over the future of pest management in the region.
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.
Changes to impairment of revalued assets
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 57,Impairment of Revalued Assets (ED 57).
ED 57 proposes that revalued property, plant and equipment and revalued intangible assets should be within the scope of the IPSASB’s standards on impairment. The proposal means that the impairment of an asset within a class of assets can be recognised without requiring the entire class of assets to be revalued.
Minor amendments to IPSASs
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 58,Improvements to IPSASs 2015 (ED 58).
ED 58 proposes minor amendments to IPSASs. The minor amendments include:
- Changing some IPSASs to align with the IPSASB’s Conceptual Framework;
- Making some improvements to the standard on service concession arrangements for an issue identified by stakeholders;
- Changing some IPSASB terminology to align with Government Finance Statistics; and
- Incorporating the IASB narrow scope amendment about bearer plants into IPSASs.
Clarifications to income tax and foreign currency requirements
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is proposing clarifications to its existing standards,
IAS 12 Income Taxes and IAS 21 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates, and we would like your views.
We are committed to adopting international standards, while also ensuring those standards reflect our New Zealand conditions. This ensures we remain internationally competitive. Now is the time for you to have your say.
IASB's 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.
Guide to assessing social impacts for state highway projects
The Transport Agency has released this draft Guide to assessing social impacts for state highway projects for public consultation. This guide sets out the requirements for assessment that meets the Transport Agency’s commitment to social responsibility and the requirements of statutory approval processes under the Resource Management Act.
Notice of Intention - Temporary Road Closures for Elite National Cycling Championships
Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Local Government Act 1974, section 342 that there will be roads closed or have limited access to, on certain dates.
Draft District Plan
Opotiki District Council has prepared its Draft District Plan for public comment. Council wants to hear your views.
Proposed Special Housing Area and Disposal of Land Smiths Farm, Bethlehem
Tauranga City Council wants your feedback on a proposal to dispose of land at Smiths Farm, Bethlehem.
Contract and Commercial Law Bill
We are seeking feedback on this draft Bill before introduction. The Bill's purpose is to revise 11 contract and commercial law Acts, combining them into a single modern Act, to make the law easier to understand without changing its substance.
Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw
As a result of a submission to the Long Term Plan, Council made a decision to introduce a restriction for the duration of stay for horses to graze in the urban residential environment. This bylaw change is covered under the Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw. The change means that horses are permitted to graze in the ‘Residential Zone’ (as defined in the Operative District Plan) for a period of not more than three consecutive days at any one time.
Consultation on applications to amend casino game rules
Consultation on amendments to casino game rules, run by the Department of Internal Affairs.
Island Bay - Housing and Town Centre
Looking at medium-density housing and improvements to Island Bay town centre to cater for population growth and changing demographics.
Khandallah - Housing and Town Centre
Looking at proposals to introduce medium-density housing in Khandallah, including making sure that the town centre can support this growth.
Newlands Housing - choice & supply
Looking at proposals to introduce medium-density housing in Newlands.
NHC recommendations to improve the model of care for severe aortic stenosis - Consultation
The National Health Committee are seeking sector feedback on their draft recommendations to improve the model of care for severe aortic stenosis.
Applications for 3 mātaitai reserves at Kaikoura
Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura Inc has applied for 3 freshwater mātaitai reserves at Kaikoura. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will hold a public meeting on the applications and invites submissions on the proposals.
Godley Peaks Tenure Review - Notice of Preliminary Proposal
Notice is given under Section 43 of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (CPLA) by the Commissioner of Crown Lands that he has put a Preliminary Proposal for tenure review to Verity Farms NZ as lessee of Godley Peaks pastoral lease.
Statutes Repeal Bill
The Treasury and the Parliamentary Counsel Office are seeking feedback on the Statutes Repeal Bill before it is introduced into Parliament. The Statutes Repeal Bill will repeal legislation that is unnecessary and spent.
2016/17 Appropriations, Authority Work Programme and EECA Work Programme
The Electricity Authority and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have released a joint consultation paper on the proposed 2016/17 appropriations and their respective work programmes. The paper covers all Authority appropriations and those EECA activities that are funded by the levy on industry participants.
Use of levy for EECA Work Programme 2016/17
The Electricity Authority (Authority) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have released a joint consultation paper on the proposed 2016/17 appropriations and their respective work programmes.
The paper covers all Authority appropriations and those EECA activities that are funded by the levy on industry participants.
Household living-costs price indexes
The purpose of this consultation is for us at Statistics New Zealand to hear and understand the views of the wider community on the new measures of inflation we are developing for groups of households – the household living-costs price indexes (HLPIs).
New Network Consultation Central and East Auckland
Public feedback is open on the new bus network proposed for the central and east Auckland. Changes are planned to take effect in 2017 but the time for feedback is now.
All current bus routes are changing and the changes affect everyone, so it’s vital that we receive feedback from the community to know if the new services proposed will work for them.
Intention to grant a concession to 41 Degree South
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 20 year licence to 41 Degree South Limited to occupy a recreation reserve.
Intention to grant a concession to Westland Workgear
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession for a lease to Westland Workgear.
Have your say on the proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan.
The Freshwater Plan will guide how we use and look after fresh water resources in our region.
Draft Pharmacy Action Plan 2015–2020
The Pharmacy Action Plan:
•defines how the pharmacy sector can work in partnership with other health professionals.
•identifies actions that will contribute to better use of the pharmacy workforce delivering services as part of a highly functioning, patient centred, fully integrated health team
•increases the emphasis on new models of pharmacy care being provided more flexibly and in a broader range of settings.
•has a focus on better use of technology and information systems.
The Pharmacy Action Plan includes a series of draft actions that articulate how pharmacy can contribute as collaborative partners in an integrated health system designed to improve health outcomes for all New Zealanders.
Sainsbury Road Reserve
Effectiveness of the legislative instruments for electricity transmission and renewable electricity generation
The Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are jointly undertaking an evaluation of the effectiveness of the National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation, the National Policy Statement on Electricity Transmission and the National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities.
This is the first time the national policy statements and the environmental standards have been evaluated. The evaluation will gather evidence assessing the performance of the legislative instruments and provide conclusions on their effectiveness. It will not automatically result in changes to any of the instruments. If there are any proposals for amendments following the evaluation we will follow the processes set out in the RMA.
Intention to grant concession to Aoraki/Mt Cook Guiding Company
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Aoraki/Mt Cook Guiding Company.
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.
The Proposed Second Generation Plan (2GP)
The ultimate goal of the District Plan is to sustainably manage the natural and physical resources of Dunedin to meet the needs of current and future generations and to provide for their social, economic and cultural wellbeing.
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.
The Open Government Partnership
PUB00244: Income tax - first aid allowances
Considers and concludes that allowances paid by employers to employees who are designated first aiders in workplaces are taxable. Also concludes that regular allowances or one-off payments made to an employee to reimburse them for first aid related costs would be exempt income.
PUB00221: Income tax - computer software acquired for use in a taxpayer’s business
Covers the income tax treatment for taxpayers who purchase, lease, licence, develop or commission computer software for use in their business.
PUB00243: Goods and Services Tax - Progress payments on boats to be exported by supplier
Considers the situation where a GST registered boat builder enters into a contract (that provides for periodic progress payments) with a non-resident to build and export a boat. Looks at how the zero-rating rules apply to the agreement and in particular, when the Commissioner will exercise her discretion under s11(5) to extend the 28-day export period.
Draft Standard Practice Statement ED0162: Standard Practice - Requests to amend assessments
This Standard Practice Statement sets out Inland Revenue's practice for exercising the Commissioner of Inland Revenue's discretion under section 113 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 to amend assessments to ensure their correctness.