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Temporary closure of the Southern Scallop (SCA 7) Fishery
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback and submissions on whether a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery (SCA 7) should be implemented for the coming scallop season, which starts on 15 July 2018.
Raureka Parks Reserve Management Plan
Hastings District Council is seeking input from the community on three parks in Raureka to enable the preparation of a draft Reserve Management Plan.
Proposal to list orthopaedic implants and associated products supplied by Orthomed NZ Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Orthopaedic Implants and Associated Products (“Orthopaedic Products”) supplied by Orthotech Orthopaedics (NZ) Limited (“Orthotech”), on Section H Part III of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018.
Proposed Plan Change 2 (Keepa Road) - Notification of Decisions Requested by Submissions and Further Submissions Sought
Whakatāne District Council has received a private plan change request from Harrison Grierson Consultants Limited on behalf of Lysaght Developments. Plan Change 2 is a private plan change request that seeks to change the zone of two parcels of land at 23 and 45 Keepa Road, Whakatāne.
The land is located on the corner of Keepa Road and State Highway 30. Plan Change 2 proposes to change the current Light Industrial zoning to Residential. The purpose of rezoning is to enable the future residential development of the land.
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.
Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill
The Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill acknowledges the important work that volunteer associations in New Zealand do, and the fact that these organisations often need to employ people. It aims to minimise compliance time and costs for these organisations.
Currently under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, volunteer organisations that employ people become a “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU). PCBUs are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their workers and others.
This bill proposes to update the definition of volunteer associations to include those that employ people for no more than 100 hours per week. Under the new definition, such organisations would not be classed as a PCBU.
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.
Accident Compensation Amendment Bill
The Education and Workforce Committee is seeking public submissions on legislation that aims to improve the way the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme works.
The ACC scheme was set up to support New Zealanders recovering from injury, including income, treatment, and rehabilitation costs.
The Accident Compensation Amendment Bill seeks to fix gaps, errors, and inconsistencies within the Accident Compensation Act 2001, and between the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001 and the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. This includes entitlements for injured people nearing retirement age, surviving spouses, veterans, and for New Zealand families posted overseas.
It aims to make minor and technical changes to improve the efficiency of how the ACC scheme works. The bill proposes to disestablish the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority.
Priority Routes and Earthquake-Prone Buildings Consultation
Priority routes are busy roads or footpaths where falling masonry from buildings damaged in an earthquake would pose a high risk to life and public safety. Hutt City Council wants to know which routes you think it should prioritise in Lower Hutt. Council intends to consult, using the special consultative procedure, to formally identify those routes.
Expression of interest for concession in Morere Springs
Express your interest to be a concessionaire at Morere Springs.
SH88 Dunedin to Port Chalmers shared path and safety improvements
The SH88 Dunedin to Port Chalmers safety improvements project will see the final section of the Dunedin to Port Chalmers shared path constructed, giving cyclists and pedestrians a safe way to travel away from traffic.
Representation Review 2018
Hurunui District Council is seeking feedback on its Representation Review 2018 proposal.
Share your thoughts on dog exercise areas in Ngaio
Wellington City Council is working with the Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association (NCDRA) to understand more about the use of the reserves with dog exercise areas in Ngaio. Share your thoughts.
Review of Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
Otorohanga District Council invites feedback from the community on a proposed revision of its Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (‘WMMP’).
The WMMP sets out the objectives, policies and methods that are proposed to be adopted for achieving effective and efficient waste management and minimisation within the Otorohanga district.
Request For a Temporary Closure at Te-Rae-o-Tawhiti, Mudstone-Bay, Kaikoura
Fisheries New Zealand wants your feedback about the proposed temporary closures, which would stop the take of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed in the areas.
Representation review consultation
Hutt City Council is reviewing the way Lower Hutt residents are represented at Council, in preparation for the 2019 local body elections. Council is required to review and consult on the way residents are represented at Council, at least once every six years, under the Local Electoral Act 2001. The community is encouraged to have its say on this important issue. Council expects to agree on a draft proposal at the end of July, with formal consultation on the draft proposal to be held in August.
Proposed revocation of Rodney County reserves management plan
Have your say on the proposal to revoke the Rodney County Reserves Management System – Scenic and Scientific Reserves Management Plan.
Greymouth Parking Strategy Review
Following public consultation last year, Grey District Council adopted the Greymouth Parking Strategy in August 2017. Public input received since then indicates there is a need for a further review of the Strategy, with the submitters indicating that they have missed the previous consultation.
Proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw
The Council has reviewed its existing Freedom Camping Bylaw 2011 and is proposing to replace it with a new bylaw under the Freedom Camping Act 2011.
Proposed Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw
The Council is currently reviewing the Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw. It is proposing a few amendments to the current documents.
Draft Gambling Venue Policy 2018
The Selwyn District Council is undertaking consultation on a reviewed draft Gambling Venue Policy. The policy has been prepared under the Gambling Act 2003 and once adopted will replace the existing Gambling Policy 2015.
The Council’s Gambling Policy sets out if and where non-casino gaming machines, commonly known as ‘pokie machines’, can be located in the district. It also provides restrictions on the number of machines at the venues.
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.
Proposed changes to forestry regulations in the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme
On behalf of the Minister of Forestry and the Minister for Climate Change, MPI is consulting on a set of 12 improvements to forestry regulations in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS).
Improvements to Woolston Village Centre
In 2016 Christchurch City Council consulted on a plan to upgrade Woolston Village. There was strong support for many of the ideas, but concerns were raised about the extent of parking loss proposed, and how this would affect local businesses and the community. In response, the Council considered a number of alternative designs to get the best overall outcome. This has led to the development of a revised draft plan for you to consider.
Fonterra Ltd - Te Rapa
Resource consent applications associated with a milk processing plant at Te Rapa, Hamilton.
PUB00300: Income tax and GST – writing off debts as bad
This draft public ruling item is an update of BR Pub 05/01. Although the existing ruling was issued for an indefinite period it had become outdated. The new item does not change the CIR's position on the tests to apply in deciding whether or not a debt is "bad", and what actions are sufficient to "write-off" a bad debt. The item only considers the questions of when a debt becomes "bad" and when the bad debt will have been "written off".
Hamilton City Speed Limit Bylaw 2018
Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on the review of the Hamilton City Speed Limit Bylaw. The bylaw enables Council to set speed limits on any road within the jurisdiction of the Council other than State Highways, which are controlled by the NZ Transport Agency.
Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy 2018
Whangarei District Council first adopted a Walking and Cycling Strategy for the Whangarei District in 2007, with a five-yearly review cycle. The original Strategy provided a background and summary of existing cycling and walking activity and issues that needed to be considered and addressed.
Discussion paper - A new regime for unravelling Ponzi schemes
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has announced the release of a discussion document that sets out a proposal for a new, Ponzi-specific, insolvency regime. It is based on the idea that investors should be treated equally. A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment scheme in which investors are paid false profits from the amounts invested by new investors.
Proposed guidance documents on further processing of animal products (non-dairy)
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on two proposed guidance documents on further processing of animal products (non-dairy).
Request for feedback on EPA's risk assessment guide
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking feedback on its risk assessment guide.
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.
Draft Sunnynook Plan
The Draft Sunnynook Plan is a 30-year local plan setting out the vision for Sunnynook, Totara Vale and Forrest Hill.
Draft Reserves and Facilities Bylaw 2018
Western Bay of Plenty District Council is amending its Reserves and Facilities Bylaw 2012 and is seeking your views on the proposed changes.
Following this review, Council will revoke its Reserves and Facilities Bylaw 2012 and replace this with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council Reserves and Facilities Bylaw 2018.
Draft Reserves Management Plan Review 2018 for the Katikati and Waihi Beach Ward
Reserve management plans set the rules and provide a vision for how Western Bay of Plenty District Council uses and develops public spaces – reserves in the Western Bay of Plenty communities. This includes legal descriptions of the spaces, the vision for how Council will use recreation areas and of what you can and cannot do in these places. Western Bay has a district-wide reserve management plan that is split into three sections – one for each ward. The ward plans are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application by OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV) for a marine discharge consent
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is now seeking public submissions on an application by OMV New Zealand Limited (OMV) for a marine discharge consent.
Proposed Permitted Activity Monitoring Fees
Consultation is open for Marlborough District Council’s proposed plantation forestry monitoring charges under the Resource Management Act.
Representation Review 2018
Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, all councils have to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years. This is called the Representation Review.
Tasman District Council is seeking your feedback on its initial proposal for representation arrangements for the 2019 and 2022 elections.
Proposal to combat the horehound weed
Your views are now being sought on an application to introduce two moths into New Zealand to combat the horehound weed.
Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill
The Government has signalled it will introduce a Zero Carbon Bill in late-2018 to provide a vision for how we transition to a sustainable and climate resilient future.
New Zealanders can now register their interest in being part of the Government’s consultation on what the Bill should look like.
This project is part of Wellington City Council's programme to develop a connected citywide cycle network so people of all ages and abilities can safely choose to make more trips by bike. The next stage is to make biking in Newtown, Berhampore and Mt Cook safer and easier. This will involve taking a fresh look at how to improve neighbourhood connections and develop safer links to the city.
As well as the people who already cycle, Council wants families, children learning skills on school bike tracks, and anyone else who would like to be able to go by bike sometimes, to have routes where they feel comfortable riding.
Have Your Say on the Management of Signs in Upper Hutt
The Signs Bylaw and District Plan have been reviewed together because they both regulate and manage signs in Upper Hutt. The Council is required to review the District Plan and the Bylaw periodically to ensure they are still fit for purpose.
Representation Review 2018
Taupo District Council are currently seeking feedback on the best way to represent Taup-o communities at the council table. It is important to have your say as the arrangements will be in place for the 2019 and 2022 elections.
Representation Review for the 2019 and 2022 Upper Hutt City Council Elections
The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires local authorities to review their representation arrangements at least once every six years. Upper Hutt City Council last reviewed these in 2012 for the 2013 and 2016 elections so Councl must carry out another review before the 2019 elections.
Reservation status 83 Lardner Road, Invercargill
Invercargill City Council seeks submissions on a proposal to revoke the reservation status of land described as 13.9060ha being Lot 1 DP 2991, Part Mason Road Reserve (83 Lardner Road, Invercargill). The Council says it does not require any of the land for future use as a cemetery and that removing the reserve status so that the land can be disposed of is the best option. The Council intends to use the proceeds from the sale of land to purchase adjacent land to the Eastern Cemetery in the future if required.
Matamata-Piako District Council is required by law to review its ‘representation arrangements’ at least every six years to ensure the community is fairly and effectively represented.
Have your say on MBIE’s fees review for electrical workers
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing fees for all electrical workers registration and licensing, and would like to hear from licensed and registered electrical workers.
Have your say on MBIE’s fees review for licensed building practitioners
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing the fees and levy for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and would like to hear from licensed building practitioners.
PUB00301: Income tax – attribution rule for income from personal services
This Interpretation Statement concerns the attribution rule for income from personal services in ss GB 27 to GB 29 and expands on “Attribution of Income” Tax Information Bulletin Vol 12, No 12 (December 2000): 49. The income attribution rule only applies where various threshold tests are met and no exemptions apply. The Statement provides guidance on the application of each of those threshold tests and exemptions, to assist readers in determining whether the income attribution rule applies to their situation.
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.
Review of North Island eel sustainability measures for 1 October 2018
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback from tangata whenua and stakeholders on a review of sustainability settings for North Island freshwater eels.
Our interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Have your say on a statement expressing New Zealand's interests in Antarctica.
Have your say on living standards indicators for New Zealand
The Treasury is encouraging people to have their say on ways to measure the living standards of current and future New Zealanders.
Proposal to close tracks to protect kauri
PUB00279: GST treatment of fees that suppliers charge customers for using a credit or debit card
This item considers the GST treatment of credit or debit card fees charged by suppliers to customers to recover the cost of providing a card processing facility.
Publication of directors' residential addresses on the Companies Register
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking submissions on whether the residential addresses of New Zealand company directors should continue to be published on the companies register, if a director identification number (DIN) is introduced.
Increasing the transparency of the beneficial ownership of New Zealand Companies and Limited Partnerships
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking submissions on what requirements there should be on New Zealand companies and limited partnerships to hold and disclose information about their beneficial owners.
Have your say on the first set of National Planning Standards
The Ministry for the Environment is developing National Planning Standards to make council plans and policy statements under the RMA faster to prepare and easier for plan users to understand, compare and comply with.
Three proposals to alter Geographic Names
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is seeking submissions on three proposals to alter geographic names: - Poverty Bay to Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay, for the bay south of Gisborne - Gladstone to John Creek, for a small village on the southeast of Lake Hāwea - Johns Creek to John Creek, for a small stream flowing into the southeast of Lake Hāwea
Place name consultation: John Creek (stream)
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Johns Creek to John Creek.
Place name consultation: John Creek (village)
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Gladstone to John Creek.
Place name consultation: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Poverty Bay to Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay.
Dual name proposal
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is seeking public submissions on altering Poverty Bay, where Captain Cook first arrived in New Zealand, to a dual name Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay.
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.
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.
NZBN primary business data change proposals
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has invited submissions on draft proposals to change primary business data on the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) Register.
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.
Tariff (PACER Plus) Amendment Bill
This bill proposes to amend the Tariff Act 1988 by enabling the application of preferential tariff rates under the Agreement, and amending the rules on "goods re-entered after repair or alteration" in the Tariff.
Draft Policy for Implementing Exclusive Right of Burial
Last year the Council adopted a new bylaw so that people who wanted to purchase a burial or ashes plot ahead of time can do so (called an exclusive right of burial). The Council wants your feedback on its draft policy that covers things like which cemeteries the pre-purchase option applies to; who can make a purchase, when and how many can be pre-purchased; the cost of purchasing a plot and the demand for available space.
Proposal to list Interventional Radiology products supplied by Endologix and Device Technologies
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of Interventional Radiology Products in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018 through provisional agreements with Endologix New Zealand Co (“Endologix”) and Device Technologies NZ Limited (“Device Technologies”).
Proposed Hawea 'Universal Developments' Special Housing Area
Queenstown Lakes District Council has received an expression of interest to develop a Special Housing Area in Hawea (Proposed Universal Developments SHA) and add the area into Category 2 of the Council's Lead Policy for Special Housing Areas.
Proposal to list single use instruments supplied by B. Braun New Zealand Pty Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of single use instruments, in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018, through a provisional agreement with B. Braun New Zealand Pty Limited (“B. Braun”).
Proposal to list medical devices supplied by Universal Specialities Limited
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list a range of:
single use instruments; and
medical devices used for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (“VTE Prevention”),
in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 August 2018, through a provisional agreement with Universal Specialities Limited (“USL”).
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.
Local Electoral Matters Bill
This Bill is an omnibus Bill introduced under Standing Order 263(a). That Standing Order states that an omnibus Bill to amend more than 1 Act may be introduced if the amendments deal with an interrelated topic that can be regarded as implementing a single broad policy. The single broad policy of the Bill is to provide greater flexibility to enable local electoral arrangements to adapt to changing circumstances.
Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill (No 2)
This bill proposes to give effect to the deed of agreement between ngā hapū o Ngāti Porou and the Crown, and will contribute to the legal expression, protection, and recognition of the continued exercise of mana by ngā hapū o Ngāti Porou in relation to ngā rohe moana o ngā hapū o Ngāti Porou.
Crown Minerals Amendment Bill
The bill makes changes to the Crown Minerals Act 1991 with its policy objective being to maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the permitting regime established by the Act. Permitting regime refers to the allocation, management and regulation of, and compliance with, a permit granted under the Act.
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.
Review of RMA fees and charges
The Council is proposing extensive changes to its resource management fees and charges that will provide consistency and transparency around costs for applicants.