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Proposed Plan Change 1 (Awatarariki Fanhead, Matatā)
Proposed Plan Change 1 (Awatarariki Fanhead, Matatā) to the Whakatāne District Plan and Proposed Plan Change 17 (Awatarariki Fanhead) to the Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan are soon to be jointly publicly notified for submissions.
Consultation on proposed amendments to enable the system operator's dispatch service enhancement project
Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Code and the Approved Systems Document that would enable the system operator’s Dispatch Service Enhancement (DSE) project.
Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill
The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking submissions on the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill. The bill aims to ensure that costs associated with letting a rental property are met by the landlord, who benefits from letting a rental, rather than the tenant.
To achieve its aim, the bill would amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to prevent tenants paying letting fees for services provided by any person in relation to a tenancy. The bill would make it unlawful to charge a tenant a letting fee, with a maximum level of exemplary damages set at $1,000.
Landlords, or their agents, could still seek reimbursement from a tenant for expenses reasonably incurred as a result of a tenant, assigning, subletting, or parting with possession of their interest in a tenancy.
Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill
The Social Services and Community Committee is seeking submissions on the Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill. The bill would change the residential qualifications for New Zealand superannuation and the veterans’ pension for eligible New Zealanders in the Cook Islands, Niue, or Tokelau.
Carterton’s 10-Year Plan – Te Māhere Ngahurutanga
The Long Term Plan (LTP) is the Council’s key planning document. Its purpose is to enhance transparency and accountability by outlining the activities of the Council over the next ten years, including costs and funding.
Proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
Waikato District Council is now seeking feedback on its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).
The WMMP sets the direction for waste management and minimisation in the Waikato District.
We are required to review the plan every six years and our proposed vision for the 2018-24 WMMP is that zero waste and resource recovery are an integral part of our community.
This bill repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993, as recommended by the Law Commission's 2011 review of the Act. Its key purpose is to promote people's confidence that their personal information is secure and will be treated properly.
Samurai to slay stink bug
Your views are now being sought on an application to introduce the Samurai wasp into New Zealand.
Renewal of Management Rights in 1800 MHz & 2100 MHz bands
Management rights in the 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands expire on 31 March 2021. These bands are currently used by New Zealand’s mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide 3G and 4G services.
Radio Spectrum Management has prepared a consultation document addressing the renewal of these bands. It seeks feedback from interested parties on potential future access to these bands. Notably, where spectrum rights are not renewed in their entirety, they may be reserved to allow other uses to emerge. Interested parties are invited to comment on the questions raised in the consultation document.
Application for a lease, licence and easement from No 8 Limited
Have your say on an application by No 8 Limited for a lease, licence and easement for a small hydro scheme on the West Coast.
Combined criminal legal aid application form
After reviewing the feedback about the proposed combined jurisdiction legal aid form, the Ministry of Justice is now proposing to combine the following criminal legal aid forms into one: Crown Prosecution, Police Prosecution and Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.
Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now open on the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill, which is being considered by Parliament’s Māori Affairs Committee.
This bill implements a recommendation of the Māori Affairs Committee Report, Inquiry into whanau access to and management of tūpāpaku, to improve cultural considerations in the coronial system.
Tell the Māori Affairs Committee what you think.
Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill
The main objectives of this bill are to restore the purpose of local government to be "to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities"; to restore territorial authorities' power to collect development contributions for any public amenities needed as a consequence of development; and to make a minor modification to the development contributions power.
Draft 2018-2028 Long Term Plan
Ōpōtiki District Council's Long Term Plan consultation document is called 'Your assets, your community, your future'. In it you will find information on important issues facing our district, choices and options for addressing those issues, and how those choices may affect rates, levels of service and debt.
Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018
Ōpōtiki district, like the rest of New Zealand, needs to reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling. The goal is clear and Council's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) outlines suggested pathways for getting there. Council is asking for submissions on the Plan at the same time as people are submitting on the Long Term Plan.
Draft Pukenamu/Queen's Park Reserve Management Plan
A Draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared for Pukenamu/Queen's Park, taking into account initial community and stakeholder input.
Closing in on feral cats
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking your views on an application to change the regulations relating to the use of PredaSTOP.
Transforming Taitoko/Levin – Levin Town Centre Strategy
The Transforming Taitoko/Levin (Draft Levin Town Centre Strategy) aims to guide how the town centre will look and work in the future. Now's your chance to have your say.
Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2018/19
Have your say on a draft plan that contains the research proposals that will be subject to cost recovery from the commercial fishing industry.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Consultation Document
The Stratford District Council has a statutory responsibility to “promote effective and
efficient waste minimisation” and, for this purpose, to “adopt a waste management and minimisation
plan” (WMA 2008). As required by the WMA 2008, the Council has carried out a Waste Assessment
(WA) and a review of the current Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).
Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
Should dogs be allowed in the Invercargill CBD? Where should dogs be allowed off-leash in the city and Bluff? These are just some of the questions the Invercargill City Council is calling for feedback on as part of consultation on its draft Dog Control Bylaw and Policy.
Intention to grant a concession to NZSki Ltd
Have your say on an application by NZSki Ltd for a ski field concession at Hakatere Conservation Park and Mount Hutt Forest Conservation Area.
Intention to grant concessions (leases, licences and easements) to Aramoana applicants
Have your say on an application by multiple parties for leases and licence easements at Aramoana Conservation Area and Aramoana Ecological Area.
Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The Council is reviewing its Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
Prestons subdivision speed limit change
Christchurch City Council is proposing a 40km/h speed limit in Prestons subdivision.
2018 Omnibus Amendments to Tier 3 and Tier 4 PBE Accounting Requirements
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for public comment Exposure Draft NZASB 2018-2 Omnibus Amendments to Tier 3 and Tier 4 PBE Accounting Requirements (Simple Format Reporting – Limited Scope Amendments).
Crown/Māori Relations – Have your say 2018
The Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Hon Kelvin Davis, is responsible for ensuring a healthy Crown/Māori relationship. The public is invited to hui (meetings) to discuss ideas. These are being held across the country. If you can’t get to one of the public hui, you can still have your say in this public consultation.
Chatham Islands Long-Term Plan 2018-28
Have your say on the Chatham Islands Long-Term Plan 2018-28.
Application to hold marine mammal bone and teeth by Joe'l Komene
Have your say on an application by Joe'l Komene to hold marine mammal bone and teeth for the purpose of carving.
Application for a permit to operate commercial tours in Whitianga
Have your say on a permit application from Cathedral Cove Cruises Limited to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals in Whitianga.
Representation arrangements for Greater Wellington Regional Council
Later this year, the Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) will start its formal representation review. A representation review is a process for Greater Wellington to review the number of councillors it has, and to determine the areas that councillors represent within the Wellington Region. Your feedback will assist Greater Wellington in planning our initial representation proposal for public consultation. This will take place later in 2018.
IPSASB ED 64 Leases: IPSASB’s proposals for accounting for leases
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 64 Leases (ED 64). This contains proposals for how you will account for leases and disclose them in financial statements, including leases at below market-terms (concessionary leases).
Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for on the Earthquake Commission Amendment BillPublic submissions are now being called for on the Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill.
This bill aims to update and improve the operation of the Earthquake Commission Act 1993. Amendments are focused on simplifying and speeding up the handling of claims for natural disaster damage, particularly damage from a large-scale disaster.
ED0206: Effective date of GST registrations
This draft standard practice statement (SPS) sets out the Commissioner’s practice with regard to the effective date of GST registrations. It covers both required GST registrations and voluntary GST registrations. In particular, it explains the factors that the Commissioner will consider to determine whether a retrospective voluntary GST registration would be approved.
Application for a licence by John B Cowan
Have your say on an application by John B Cowan for a grazing licence concession at Haast Valley.
IPSASB ED 65: Improvements to IPSAS, 2018
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 65 Improvements to IPSAS, 2018 (ED 65).
Research and development tax incentive
The Government has announced its intention to introduce a research and development (R&D) tax incentive in 2019 to help more businesses undertake a greater amount of R&D. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Inland Revenue and Callaghan Innovation have designed an R&D tax incentive proposal and are seeking input into the design process.
Priority Thoroughfares in Hastings City Centre
The Council wants to know whether you agree with the proposed thoroughfares to be prioritised, and also identify if there are any other thoroughfares that meet the criteria which are not listed.
Tauranga Bay Holiday Park Lease
The Far North District Council is considering a proposal to change a private lease on a Tauranga Bay Recreation Reserve currently held by the owners of Tauranga Bay Holiday Park. Before councillors can make a final decision on this proposal, they need to hear from you.
Doubtless Bay Croquet Club Lease
The Doubtless Bay Croquet Club has applied for a new lease of part of the Cable Bay Recreation Reserve, located at 422 State Highway 10, Cable Bay. The club currently occupies part of the reserve.
Timed Parking - Mercury Bay
Thames-Coromandel District Council values your input on how Council is looking to implement timed parking at the Ferry Landing Wharf and part of The Esplanade, Whitianga.
The time restrictions proposed are 240 minutes for the Ferry Landing Wharf car park and 120 minutes for part of the Esplanade in Whitianga.
Survey for heritage building owners
Christchurch City Council is keen to get your perspective as it develops its new heritage strategy.
Proposal to list medical devices supplied by Intermed Medical Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018, through a provisional agreement with Intermed Medical Limited (“Intermed”)PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018, through a provisional agreement with Intermed Medical Limited (“Intermed”).
Tirau Domain Engagement
South Waikato District Council, the Tirau Community, Tirau Community Board and Domain Action Group have been working together for a number of years to provide safe access to the Tirau Domain and develop the reserve to provide facilities for local sports, recreational and community events.
Proposed changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding area
Christchurch City Council is proposing changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding roads to coincide with the completion of the Christchurch Northern Corridor. The Council would like to hear your thoughts on how to make this work for commuters and local communities.
Consultation on proposed amendments to permit ATHs to amend certification reports
This consultation proposes retaining the policy intent of the urgent Code amendment beyond 12 October 2018 to avoid returning to this situation. We consider these proposed amendments would promote competition and efficiency in the electricity industry.
3-Year Plan 2018-2020
The draft 3 Year Plan 2018-2021 is all about making choices for the future of our District. Council has developed a plan that sets big work programmes to tackle some of our District’s biggest issues and meets our community’s needs and our legal responsibilities.
Representation Review for the 2019 Local Authority Election
Southland District Council is proposing changes to how the Southland District will be governed, what number of representatives there are and how that representation is set up.
Horowhenua District Council is seeking feedback on its proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 elections.
Amendments to regulations to support digital monitoring and innovative trawl technologies
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to regulations to support digital monitoring and innovative trawl technologies in the commercial fishing sector.
Proposal to list medical thermometers and single use instruments supplied by Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018, through a provisional agreement with Jackson Allison Medical & Surgical Limited (“Jackson Allison”).
PUB00281: GST treatment of distributions made by a trading trust to a beneficiary
This item considers the GST treatment of a distribution made by a GST-registered trading trust to a beneficiary, where that distribution consists of goods forming part of the trust’s taxable activity. It notes that the supply will be an associated supply, and the different timing and value of supply rules that apply to associated supplies. It also considers situations where supplies may trigger obligations on the trading trust to register for or deregister from GST.
Proposal to Road Stop part of the land adjacent to Marine Parade, Ōtaki
Kāpiti Coast District Council is proposing to complete a Road Stopping on an area of land approximately 7.4998 hectares on the seaward side of Marine Parade, Ōtaki Beach. This means the land in this area can legally continue to be used as a park.
Archibald and Brains Park Concept Plan
Archibald Park and Brains Park are two of the most significant parks on the Kelston Peninsula. After engaging with the local community, Auckland Council has developed a concept for each park to show how they could be improved in the short, medium and long term. Council will identify the key themes from your feedback to help inform the final concept plans and playground designs.
Waikōwhai Park Concept Plan
Auckland Council has created a concept plan for improving the park in the short, medium and long term, and it wants to know what you think.
Application for a lease/licence by Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club Incorporated
Have your say on an application by Lake Mahinapua Aquatic Club Incorporated for a lease/licence at Mahinapua Recreation Reserve.
Proposed fees and charges for trade waste services
Palmerston North City Council reviews these fees and charges every year to ensure there is sufficient revenue to cover operational costs, and satisfy the requirements of our Revenue and Financing Policy and the Palmerston North Trade Waste Bylaw.
Melling Transport Improvements
The NZ Transport Agency, Hutt City Council (HCC) and the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) are seeking feedback on three options for a new Melling interchange and for how a new bridge should connect into Hutt City.
Workplace safety incentives: Our proposed products - Phase 3
ACC is developing two new and enhanced workplace safety incentive products based on what you’ve told us. Find out what these products look like and help shape their development by giving us your feedback.
Proposal to widen access and change the funded enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the funding of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) used in the treatment of Gaucher disease (a rare disorder).
Draft IHS for importing fresh pumpkin, squash and butternut for human consumption or decorative purposes
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Import Health Standard (IHS) for fresh pumpkin, squash, and butternut for human consumption or decorative purposes.
Cemeteries and Crematorium Bylaw review
Palmerston North City Council is proposing to adopt a new Cemeteries and Crematorium Bylaw. The bylaw facilitates the service we provide, covering issues like the sale of burial plots, vehicle control, and keeping the graves and monuments in good order.
Request for a further temporary closure of Maunganui Bay to fishing (except kina)
Fisheries New Zealand has received a request from Te Kupenga o Ngati Kuta and Patukeha ki Te Rawhiti for a further two-year temporary closure of Maunganui Bay, Bay of Islands, to the take of all fisheries resources, except kina.
Proposed changes to the way organic production is regulated
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on whether New Zealand would benefit from new organic regulation.
Draft determination of the causer of the 9 February 2018 under-frequency event
The Electricity Authority received reports from the system operator that recommends that the causer of the 9 February 2018 under-frequency event was Contact Energy Limited. The Authority’s draft determination agree with the system operator’s recommendation. Any submissions received on this consultation will be considered by the Authority before it makes a final determination of causer the event.
AML/CFT regulations: Tranche 2 consultation
This consultation relates to the Regulations for real estate agents and the New Zealand Racing Board. It also addresses three technical matters relating to the wider real estate sector.
Application for marine mammal permit by BBC Natural History & Factual Productions Ltd
Have your say on an application by BC Natural History & Factual Productions Ltd for a marine mamal permit for filming.
Feedback on proposed new lease to Ōtaki Sports Club
The proposed lease is for the use of part of the land situated at Haruatai Park, Ōtaki and is for a ten-year term with two ten-year rights of renewal. The Club is a not-for-profit organisation that intends to use the land for activities associated with tennis, football and squash. The Club has occupied the site since 1976.
Proposed Quarry at 153, Hill Road, Te Aroha
Matamata-Paiko District Council received an application for resource consent to establish a quarry at 153 Hill Road, Te Aroha. The applicant is seeking consent to establish a quarry to supply aggregate for local farm tracks and is proposing to operate five days per week, for approximately 20 years.
Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006
The Law Commission would like people to submit on how the Evidence Act 2006 is working in practice and how Parliament could improve it.
Intention to grant a lease/licence concession to Wakawaahi Limited
Have your say on an application by Wakawaahi Limited for a lease/licence concession at Accretion Clova Bay Conservation Area.
IPSASB's Strategy and Work Plan Consultation
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has issued its Proposed Strategy and Work Plan 2019–2023 (Consultation Document). The IPSASB is seeking views on both its future strategic objective and work programme for 2019–2023.
HISO 10048 Emergency Care Data Standard for public comment
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is moving towards improved recording of emergency department visits by district health boards. As a key part of this, MOH are introducing standard SNOMED CT reference sets for chief presenting complaint, diagnosis and procedure/investigation concepts in emergency care.
As MOH's clinical terminology standard, SNOMED enables advanced clinical decision support, interoperability, care coordination and analytics, with benefits for patients, clinicians and the health system.
MOH invites your comments and suggestions on the three reference sets before they are published.
Partnership Law Bill
The Parliamentary Counsel Office and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are seeking feedback on the Partnership Law Bill before it is introduced to Parliament. The Bill's purpose is to re-enact the Partnership Act 1908 to make it more accessible, readable, and easier to understand, without making policy changes.
GST on assets sold by non-profit bodies
An officials’ issues paper, GST on assets sold by non-profit bodies, seeks feedback on proposals to clarify the GST rules for the sale of assets by charities and other non-profit bodies. The main proposal is to ensure that GST is paid on the sale of assets where input tax deductions have been claimed. This applies to insurance receipts and de-registrations, as well as asset sales. The proposed changes will apply from 15 May, with a savings provision to preserve tax positions taken before this.
Application for a lease/licence by Waitaki Boys’ High School Board of Trustees
Have your say on an application for a lease/licence by Waitaki Boys’ High School Board of Trustees at Lake Middleton Recreation Reserve.
Proposed Changes to Building Fees
Marlborough District Council would like your feedback on the proposed building fees.
Proposed seawall at Pakawau Beach Esplanade Reserve and coastal marine area
The Tasman District Council has received an application for resource consents to construct a rock revetment-type seawall on Council esplanade reserve land and the coastal marine area at Pakawau.
The proposed seawall will be about 345 metres long, adjacent to 1118 to 1154 Collingwood-Puponga Main Road. It's intended to protect the adjacent private land from coastal erosion.
Tamarind Taranaki Limited applications
Tamarind’s applications are for the drilling of up to five sidetrack development wells from up to four of its existing wells, including the associated logistical and environmental monitoring activities. Tamarind's applications also include a marine discharge consent to discharge offshore processing drainage from deck drains aboard a drill rig.
Application for a lease by Kororareka Marae Society Incorporated
Have your say on an application by Kororareka Marae Society Incorporated for a lease over an existing building at Russell.
Proposed additions to Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park
Have your say on a proposal to add land to Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands (Conservation) Park.
Intention to grant a lease/licence concession to North Canterbury Alpine Trust
Have your say on an application by North Canterbury Alpine Trust for a lease/licence concession for structures and guided activities on public conservation land.
Proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and regulations under the Food Act 2014
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and regulations under the Food Act 2014.
Biennial Review of the New Zealand Scholarship Subject List
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is inviting feedback on the New Zealand Scholarship (Scholarship) Subject List for examination from 2019.
Every two years NZQA consults with the education sector and other interested groups about the subjects assessed in Scholarship to ensure that the list is relevant and meets the sector’s expectation. NZQA is seeking feedback on subjects to be added or removed from the current Scholarship Subject List.
Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project
Ashburton District Council is seeking feedback from the community on plans to help revitalise the Ashburton Central Business District (CBD). Through this project, Council is seeking to reinforce the importance of the CBD, reclaim retail spend for our district, and attract businesses back to the commercial centre.
Proposed Road Naming Policy
The New Plymouth District Council is revising its Naming and Renaming of Roads, Private Roads and Rights-of-Way policy.
As part of a three-year review cycle, the policy incorporates lessons learnt from the 2015 Dreaver subdivision, and findings from a 2016 review of the policy. It also brings the policy into line with new Land Information New Zealand requirements.
GST on low-value imported goods
A government discussion document, GST on low-value imported goods – an offshore supplier registration system, seeks feedback on proposals for offshore suppliers of low-value goods to New Zealand consumers to collect and return GST on those goods.
The Parnell Plan will set a 30-year vision for the future of the area. It will include high-level objectives and strategies that outline how our vision for Parnell can be achieved. The final plan will be accompanied by an action plan with a list of projects that will help us achieve this vision in the short and medium term.
Market Development Advisory Group issues paper on saves and win-backs
The Market Development Advisory Group (MDAG) is seeking feedback on its Saves and win-backs issues paper. The Saves and win-backs project considers whether to amend the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) in response to the Authority’s August 2017 post-implementation review of the 'saves' Code provisions. For the first stage of the project, we asked the MDAG to consider whether there is a regulatory problem or market failure relating to customer acquisition, including saves and win-backs practices, and the switching process. Submissions close at 5 pm on Friday, 29 June. The MDAG will consider submissions from interested parties before determining its next steps.
Consultation on proposed list of distributed generation eligible to qualify for ACOT in the lower North Island
Electricity Authority are seeking views on the proposed list of distributed generation in the lower North Island that would be eligible under the regulated terms in Part 6 of the Code to receive avoided cost of transmission (ACOT) payments from distributors. Submissions are due 5 pm on Tuesday, 3 July. The Authority will finalise and publish the list after considering submissions.
Application for a proposed mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway
An application has been lodged for a mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway. Fisheries New Zealand wants your feedback on the application.
IASB ED/2018/1: Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8)
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for public comment Exposure Draft ED/2018/1 Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8).
Lindvart Park Management Plan
The Council is now consulting on the Draft Reserve Management Plan for Lindvart Park in Kaikohe, which covers how the park will be operated, what activities can take place and who will pay for them.
SH45 Devon St West Improvements
New Plymouth City Council have been working on concept designs for improving Devon Street West (SH45) between Belt Road and Belair Avenue for cycling, walking, and safety at intersections, and want your feedback on the revised designs.
Jubilee Park Playground Designs
Following public input last year on what kind of playground should be developed at Jubilee Park, New Plymouth District Council have seven possible playground designs for the community to have their say on.
Corrections Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Corrections Amendment Bill.
This bill includes a suite of amendments to the Corrections Act 2004 designed to improve the ability of the Department of Corrections to safely and humanely manage prisoners, improve prisoner discipline and safety, and ensure the fair treatment of prisoners.
Proposed exemption to enable dual-language product disclosure statements
The Financial Markets Authority is considering using its exemption powers to enable issuers to provide dual-language product disclosure statements (PDS). This would allow a PDS to be provided in full in both te reo Māori and English.
Call for submissions – NCC's Representation Review
Napier City Council is calling for submissions on Council’s initial proposal to retain the current ward structure and representation arrangement. That is, 12 elected members plus the Mayor - six elected members are elected via wards, and six elected at large (ie. to represent the city as a whole). The proposal also states that there be no community boards within Napier City.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The purpose of South Waikato District Council's draft Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (SWMMP) 2018-24 is to outline the strategy for managing and minimising waste generated by households, business and industries within the South Waikato district.
The Plan includes a waste assessment on current volumes and waste types, the current waste infrastructure, the waste issues facing the South Waikato District district, Council's waste goals, objectives and targets, funding method, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Long-Term Plan 2018–2028
Selwyn District Council's Long-Term Plan aims to ensure Selwyn continues to lead as a community of choice, where people of all ages and backgrounds can make friends, enjoy open space and contribute to our community. The proposals in the plan represent a balance between completing the projects that Selwyn's communities need and continue to ask for, and keeping rates affordable.
Abortion Law Reform
The Law Commission is inviting public input on how New Zealand’s abortion laws could be made consistent with treating abortion as a health issue.
Local Advisory Committee Boundaries
Fire and Emergency NZ is seeking feedback on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees.
Rāwhiti Domain - Lease and License application
Eastern Sports and Community Recreation Incorporated have applied to Council for a lease and licence over parts of Rāwhiti Domain, with the aim of developing a set of spaces for sport and recreation activities in a specific location on Rāwhiti Domain.
ED0200: Options for relief from tax debt
This draft standard practice statement (SPS) summarises the Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s practice when considering the options for removing or deferring the obligation to pay tax, interest and/or penalties under the Tax Administration Act 1994.
Mobile Trading Bylaw proposed changes
Gore District Council is reviewing its Mobile Trading Bylaw 2011. As part of the process it is seeking feedback from the public on some proposed changes.
Long Term Plan
South Waikato District Council's Long Term Plan 2018-28 (LTP) is Council's ten year strategic plan detailing activities and services, the issues facing the South Waikato district and how Council intends to address those issues.
ED0205: Draft General Determination to set a depreciation rate for skin therapy machines
The Commissioner has been asked to consider what depreciation rate should apply for skin therapy machines used for beauty treatments. The draft item proposes a depreciation rate based on an estimated useful life of 8 years.
Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy Review
Early in 2018, the Dunedin City Council approved a policy that allowed shops to choose whether to open on Easter Sunday. This policy is now being reviewed and the Council wants to know what you think so it can decide whether to continue the policy.
Proposed fees and charges for planning and miscellaneous services
Palmerston North City Council reviews fees and charges for Council services every year. This enables Council to be satisfied that they are transparent, fair and reasonable, and market comparable.
As a result of the most recent review, Council is proposing to increase the fees that are charged for planning and miscellaneous services. Most will increase by approximately 3% to keep pace with increasing operating costs.
Long Term Plan 2018-28 Consultation
All councils in NZ are required to undertake planning to ensure that the services they provide are appropriate and sustainable, and the community must be given the opportunity to have their say on the important elements of this planning.
The main process to achieve these objectives is the preparation by each Council of a Long Term Plan (LTP). This process is conducted every three years, with the resultant Plan covering a ten year period, but with particular emphasis and detail on the next three years.
Moana Glass Bylaw Review
Grey District Council is seeking feedback from the public on the Moana Glass Bylaw 2004.
Proposal to increase HSNO fees
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the fees for hazardous substances and new organisms applications, and also on the requirement for import certificates for explosives and novelty fireworks.
Consultation on Draft Revenue and Financing Policy, Development and Contributions Policy, Rates Remission Policy and Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Land Policy
The purpose of the Revenue and Financing Policy is to set out how Otorohanga District Council proposes to fund the operating and capital expenditure of the activities Council undertakes. The policy also demonstrates how Council has complied with section 101(3) of the Local government Act. Council’s current approach is to review this policy every three years.
Waitakere Ranges Greenways Plan
The Waitakere Ranges Local Board is developing a greenways plan to help guide future improvements to the walking and cycling network in this area.
Parking in Dunedin Feedback
The Council wants to know what you think about parking in Dunedin so it can improve the service it provides for residents and visitors.
A fresh look at our Council
In September this year, Waipa District Council needs to make some decisions about how our community is represented on Council. Every six years Council is required to do this to make sure there’s fair and effective representation.