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Proposal to dispose of a conservation area
Have your say on a proposal to dispose of approximately 4.3 ha of conservation land in Pohangina and the house located on it.
Code of practice for dental radiology
The Radiation Safety Act 2016 was enacted in March 2016 and comes fully into force on 7 March 2017. It will repeal and replace the current Radiation Protection Act 1965 and its Regulations. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety.
Use of levy funding for EECA Work Programme 2017/18
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority invite your views on their proposed use of funds recovered from three levies for the 2017/18 financial year.
Draft Hamilton Lake Domain Management Plan
Hamilton Lake Domain and Innes Common are two of the city's most popular locations, for both residents and visitors. Council's Parks and Open Spaces Unit has developed a draft Management Plan for public comment. The draft Management Plan has been endorsed by the Mayor and Councillors, and they've now reached the point where they want the public's input on what the draft plan includes.
Draft Makara Peak mountain bike park master plan
The plan proposes a new trail model to provide a greater choice of riding options and give riders opportunities to spend more time at the park.
Retail payment systems consultation
Retail payment systems are used to transfer funds from consumers to merchants in exchange for goods and services. They include credit and debit cards, the EFTPOS system, as well as cash, cheques and bank transfers. In February 2016, the Government asked the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to examine whether New Zealand’s retail payment systems – as they operate at present, and as they may develop in the future – are producing good economic outcomes.
Rapanui-Shag Rock Cycleway, Puari ki Rapanui
The Christchurch City Council is developing a network of 13 Major Cycle Routes linking shopping centres, businesses, schools, parks and popular recreation destinations all across Christchurch. The routes are a response to the Share an Idea conversations about having more travel choice and safer options for cycling.
Earthquake-prone building regulations and methodology
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on the regulations and methodology that set the new approach for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.
Heathcote Expressway — Puari ki Kahukura
Starting from Martindales Road in Heathcote Valley the Heathcote Expressway runs roughly parallel to the Lyttelton Line railway tracks on its way to the Central City. It connects Heathcote, Ferrymead and Woolston as well as key destinations such as Ferrymead Historic Park, The Tannery and Ara.
Existing resource consents for temporary discharges of treated wastewater from the Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Waiwhetu Stream will be expiring on 1 February 2018. New consent applications will need to be lodged by 1 November 2017. As part of the new resource consent application, Hutt City Council is exploring the potential options for how this treated wastewater is discharged.
District Plan Review
New Plymouth District Council have developed some District Plan objectives and policies, and a new framework for the community to consider. Your feedback will help shape the Proposed District Plan and the more detailed rules and zoning.
The Financial Markets Authority are seeking feedback on their KiwiSaver advice guidance note. This guidance note is for providers advising on KiwiSaver products and will replace the 2012 Guidance Note: Sale and Distribution of KiwiSaver. The Financial Markets Authority is replacing this guidance to recognise feedback that their 2012 approach resulted in some people not getting the help they needed, as firms saw it as risky to provide advice. This revised guidance is intended to change that situation, by encouraging advisers and financial firms to help people make good decisions about KiwiSaver.
Acceptable solutions for residential pool barriers
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed new acceptable solutions to support changes to residential pool barrier requirements under the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016.
Submissions open for non-professional use of chlorothalonil
Kiwi gardeners are the focus of an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) re-assessment of chlorothalonil, a fungicide used in domestic settings to protect vegetables, turf and flowers. The EPA is seeking specific information about products containing chlorothalonil in relation to their composition, application rates, and other higher-tier data applicable to its use in home-garden settings.
Review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012
On 28 June this year, the Minister of Justice asked the Law Commission and the Ministry of Justice to begin a joint review of the Search and Surveillance Act (the Act). The Act controls when and how Police and other law enforcement agencies can search people or property and carry out surveillance.
Credit reporting privacy code review
Clause 3 of the Code requires the Privacy Commissioner to review the operation of Amendments No 4 and No 5 as soon as practicable after 1 April 2015. The Privacy Commissioner is satisfied the amendments have been in place for long enough that it is now appropriate to initiate a review.
Proposed changes to casino game rules
SKYCITY Entertainment Group LTD, Christchurch Casinos Limited, and Dunedin Casino Limited have applied for changes to a number of casino table game rules. The Department of Internal Affairs is now seeking submissions on the requested amendments.
Te Whāriki update
The Ministry of Education are updating Te Whāriki — New Zealand's world leading early childhood curriculum. You're invited to help shape the update of the curriculum through a series of nationwide hui and by giving your feedback online.
Consumer product safety — guidelines for suppliers
Guidelines for suppliers provides guidance for suppliers of all sizes to assist them in assessing and managing the safety of the consumer products they supply – from the design of the product, to the input of raw materials, to production, to distribution, to retail and to the final product end-user and disposal. It is a principles-based standard that does not specify technical details or specifications to which a specific consumer product must comply.
Armagh Street - Proposed parking restrictions
Christchurch City Council proposes to install P60 parking restrictions for approximately three to four car parks on Armagh Street east of Madras Street.
Proposed Trade Waste Bylaw
The proposed Trade Waste Bylaw will provide clear definitions as to what trade waste is, place conditions around the discharge of trade waste and provides for enforcement for breaches of the Bylaw.
Requirements and Processes for Audits: New Guidelines
The Electricity Authority is consulting on guidelines and supporting information for auditors and audited participants, to reflect changes to the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) that will come into force on 1 June 2017.
South-East Marine Protection Forum consultaton on 20 proposed sites
The forum is calling for submissions on 20 site proposals for possible inclusion in a network of marine protected areas.
Trusts Bill exposure draft consultation
The Ministry of Justice are seeking your feedback on a draft Trusts Bill, as part of the Government's move to update the general law governing trusts in New Zealand.
QWB00082: Income tax - deductibility of farmhouse expenses
The Interpretation Statement considers the deductibility of expenditure relating to a farmhouse that forms part of a farming business. We have reviewed some long-standing concessions for the farming industry which permitted some farmers to claim deductions for private expenditure. We are looking to bring tax accounting practice for farmhouse expenses into line with the law. Any changes from consultation will apply from the start of the 2017-18 year.
Intention to grant a concession to Awakino Alpine Trust Board
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Awakino Alpine Trust Board for a lease/licence/easement over part of the Oteake Conservation Park for the operation and management of a club ski field.
Intention to grant concession to The Scout Association of NZ
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to The Scout Association of New Zealand Limited. The activity is the lease of Gilbert Lodge footprint, and licence to utilise part of the Wairoa Gorge Recreation Reserve for scouting activities, plus two toilet structures and maintenance of those.
Future of our Fisheries
The Future of our Fisheries programme is being developed to ensure New Zealand has sustainable, shared fisheries now and in the future. The Ministry of Primary Industries wants your feedback on the proposals they've developed, which include regulation changes.
Information sharing about gangs
The Government is seeking your views about an information sharing agreement. The agreement will allow the Gang Intelligence Centre agencies to more freely share information they hold about gang members, their families and other associates.
Information sharing between Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development
Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development are proposing to replace their existing information sharing agreements with an Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA). Information shared under the proposed AISA will be extended to include information used to assess applicant’s entitlement to student allowance and housing assistance.
Public sector specific financial instruments
The International Public Sector Accounting Standard Board’s (IPSASB) consultation paper on public sector specific financial instruments will primarily be of interest to public sector entities that carry out operations usually attributed to the central bank.
Public places bylaw review
Kāpiti Coast District Council are currently beginning a review of the district’s 2010 Public Places Bylaw which sets out rules that help ensure people’s safety and enjoyment in public places. They are also reviewing the 2010 Trading in Public Places Policy which supports the implementation of the Bylaw.
Intention to grant concession to Norwest Adventures Ltd
Have your say on the Minister of Conservation's intention to grant a concession to Norwest Adventures Limited to undertake guided caving and rafting tours at Charleston Conservation Area and Paparoa National Park.
Intention to grant a concession to Waihi College Board of Trustees
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Waihi College Board of Trustees for educational purposes related to horticulture, silviculture and agriculture for the students of Waihi College at Waihi College Conservation Area.
Draft import health standard (IHS) for importing pig semen
MPI is seeking your feedback on changes to the draft import health standard for pig semen and associated documents.
Kiwi Recovery Plan consultation
The draft plan was publicly released for consultation on Monday 3 October 2016. Kiwi recovery partners and stakeholders are invited to consider the plan and make a submission.
4 place name proposals — Kapitia Creek, Kapitia Dam, Kapitia Hill and Kapitia Reservoir
Proposals to change 4 official place names.
ED0190: Retrospective adjustments to salaries paid to shareholder-employees
This draft statement SPS ED0190 sets out the criteria for considering whether the circumstances are appropriate for the Commissioner to agree to retrospectively alter an amount of shareholder’s salary.
PUB00284: Income tax – treatment of unclaimed amounts of $100 or less
These Public Rulings and Commentary are a reissue of BR Pub 13/03 and BR Pub 13/04 which provided guidance on when amounts of unclaimed money of less than $100, received in the course of business, are derived as income. BR Pub 13/03 and BR Pub 13/04 are due to expire at the end of the 2016/2017 income year so the Commissioner is seeking to reissue these Rulings now in order to provide on-going certainty for taxpayers.
Code of practice for nuclear medicine: Draft for consultation
The Radiation Safety Act 2016 was enacted in March 2016 and comes fully into force on 7 March 2017. It will repeal and replace the current Radiation Protection Act 1965 and its Regulations. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are often very technical. The Act therefore authorises the issuing of codes of practice to set out more detailed requirements relating to individual areas of practice. This code relates to nuclear medicine.
Alexandra Road — playground upgrade
The Alexandra Road play area is categorised as one of our local basic playgrounds which caters for young children and features a set of modular play equipment. Wellington City Council is suggesting the new play equipment uses the existing main timber fort structure but re-models it and adds new equipment.
Supplementary consultation on proposed revisions to standards for air conditioners and chillers
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority have made some changes to the original proposal (that was proposed in February 2016) based on the feedback they received from stakeholders. An updated proposal is now out for further public consultation.
Application to import the herbicide Monument
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking your views on an application to import the herbicide Monument, to be used only by professional turf managers, such as councils, turf growers and groundkeepers at sports fields and golf courses around New Zealand.
Dog exercise areas
A new Dog Control Policy and Bylaw was adopted by Council on 15 December 2015. The new Dog Control Bylaw came effective on 8 February 2016. Comments on the new Bylaw are invited.
Kāpiti District Council want to sustain and enhance Maclean Park's character and mana for future generations. The refresh is an opportunity for the community to give feedback on what they love about the park as it is and what could change to make it even better.
Proposed energy efficiency standards for lighting products
A proposal to introduce minimum energy performance standards for LED lamps and commercial luminaires is now out for consultation.
Seeking ideas for Motueka Ward reserves
Tasman District Council want to hear your thoughts and ideas about reserves located within Motueka Ward — places like Decks Reserve, Thorp Bush, Sportspark Motueka, Riwaka Memorial Reserve and Torrent Bay Recreation Reserve. The management of these reserves was last reviewed in 2001, so it’s time to make sure current management plans are still fit for purpose.
Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 - Waikato and Waipā River catchments
Water quality has consistently been identified as the top issue for the people of the Waikato region for the past two decades. Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora: Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 is the bold response to addressing the complex issue of water quality facing our Waipā and Waikato rivers.
North Porirua, Aotea, future schooling provision
The Ministry of Education is looking at changing the current schooling provision in Aotea, North Porirua due to ongoing roll growth issues.
Equity and access for people with disabilities
The Equity and Access for People with Disabilities Policy is being reviewed. The Policy sets out to remove barriers that exist within the Invercargill City community so that people with disabilities are able to participate and contribute in the social and physical aspects of community life.
Have your say about food safety rules
The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016 and applies to all food for sale in New Zealand. MPI is consulting on proposed changes to food safety regulations and notices. Regulations and notices set rules that food businesses have to follow under the new Act.
Proposed signal controlled pedestrian crossing at Northlands
Christchurch City Council is aware that this key pedestrian crossing point on Main North Road needs to be safer and easier to use.
Selwyn Street Shops Streetscape Enhancement
Christchurch City Council is seeking your feedback on a streetscape proposal for the Selwyn Street shops area- the section of Selwyn Street between Brougham and Coronation Streets. The scope of the project is public realm (or streetscape) redesign and enhancement.
2017/18 levy-funded appropriations and strategic priorities
The Electricity Authority is consulting on our 2017/18 levy-funded appropriations and strategic priorities. The consultation paper sets out and seeks feedback on our proposed appropriations, strategic priorities and programmes.