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PUB00229: Fringe Benefit Tax - Charitable and Other Donee Organisations and Fringe Benefit Tax
Non-cash benefits provided by charitable and other donee organisations who are employers to their employees may be excluded from being fringe benefits by s CX 25.
Lake Dunstan Bylaw Review Survey
Central Otago District Council is reviewing bylaws relating to navigation safety on Lake Dunstan.
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.
Application for a marine mammal permit to film
Have your say on Kina Scollay's application for a permit to film marine mammals in New Zealand waters.
Application for a marine mammal permit in southern Queen Charlotte Sound
Lochmara Lodge and Charter Company Limited have applied for a permit to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals by vessel in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
Draft IHS for importing semen from zoo Asian elephants from Australia
From 15 December 2016 to 26 January 2017 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Import Health Standard for Semen from Zoo Asian Elephants from Australia.
Proposed property maintenance and nuisances bylaw
Thames-Coromandel District Council has approved a new Property Maintenance and Nuisances bylaw for public consultation. The Proposed Property Maintenance and Nuisances Bylaw deals primarily with two nuisance issues: the state and use of private property, and the keeping of animals on private property.
Easter Sunday shop trading
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.
Proposed reserve revocation — Emano East Reserve
Council proposes to ask the Minister of Conservation to remove the reserve status of the Emano East Reserve. The property consists of 7,664m2 with steep contours, rising from the Emano Street frontage. The land is grassed and planted with trees and shrubs with potential for up to six lots provided sufﬁcient land stabilising solutions are completed.
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.
PUB00263: Income tax – treatment of alteration to rights attached to shares, and disposal of shares with altered rights, under section CB 4
These draft public rulings consider whether section CB 4 of the Income Tax Act 2007 could apply when rights attached to shares are altered, and when shares with altered rights are disposed of.
PUB00211: Goods and Services Tax – traffic enforcement activities by local authorities
This Public Ruling sets out the Commissioner’s view that traffic infringement fees (commonly arising from parking offences) retained by local authorities under section 141 of the Land Transport Act 1998 are not subject to GST. Notwithstanding this, input tax deductions are still available to the extent that goods and services are used in traffic law enforcement services or in making taxable supplies. The Commissioner is aware that this view has caused uncertainty, so is issuing this Public Ruling to provide ongoing clarity.
Easter trading policy
Changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act in August this year now allow councils to make policies allowing trading on Easter Sunday in their districts. Thames-Coromandel District Council is proposing to allow shops to trade on Easter Sunday throughout the Thames-Coromandel District.
Phase 2, AML/CFT exposure draft amendment bill
The government is finalising details of how to implement Phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act, and how the law will work in practice.
Easter Sunday Trading Policy 2017
A consultation with the community regarding the possibility of trading in the Far North District being permitted on Easter Sunday in all areas of the district.
Proposed cemeteries bylaw
Queenstown Lakes District Council has undertaken a review of the current Cemeteries Bylaw 2010 and supporting document, the Cemetery Operating Procedures, to consider the making of a replacement bylaw once the current one expires in March 2016.
Easter Sunday shop trading policy (draft)
The draft policy was adopted on 13 December 2016 and Kawerau District Council now invites submissions from members of the public.
Lyall Bay — playground upgrade
The Lyall Bay play area is categorised as a local playground which caters for young children and will feature a small number of activities. Wellington City Council is suggesting the new play equipment uses the existing main timber structure but it should be re-modeled to form a ship.
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.
Draft local Easter Sunday trading policy
Currently in the Hauraki District and other areas of New Zealand only shops selling certain types of goods can open on Easter Sunday. For example dairies, service stations and garden centres can open but other shops such as antique retailers, supermarkets or clothing stores are not permitted to open. Central government has recently made changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 and councils can now develop a policy, called a local Easter Sunday trading policy, which allows all shops to trade on Easter Sunday in their District or in certain parts of their District.
The future of Whangamomona
Whangamomona has been a “Republic” since 1989 and has icon status as a must-see stop on the Forgotten World Highway. It’s also a significant part of the Stratford district and the council has a role to play in making sure its services and infrastructure meet the needs of the community now and into the future.
AEOI excluded entities and accounts
The Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information allows implementing jurisdictions to expand on the list of automatically excluded entities and accounts to also include “low risk” excluded entities and accounts. This means these entities would be excluded from due diligence and reporting obligations.
To be considered a “low risk” entity or account, the financial institution first needs to meet the criteria set out in a fact sheet. Submissions are welcome from financial institutions who meet these criteria and wish to be included in a list of excluded entities.
Draft use of unmanned aerial vehicle policy
Southland District Council is consulting on the draft use of unmanned aerial vehicle policy.
Takaka FLAG Summary Report
Staff have compiled a report on behalf of FLAG summarising all the FLAG work and interim decisions made since the group started in 2014. The summary report outlines the process undertaken by FLAG, and the approach being proposed for managing water in the Takaka catchments, including water allocation and management of water health, including water quality and riparian and aquatic habitat.
Seeking ideas for Mapua waterfront
Tasman District Council is looking for your ideas on the Mapua waterfront and adjacent areas. This information will guide future decision making on use of land, the amount and type of infrastructure, and funding needs in the Mapua waterfront and surrounds area.
Supplementary consultation on proposed revisions to standards for air conditioners and chillers
EECA consulted in February 2016 on proposed revisions to energy efficiency standards and labelling requirements for air conditioners (heat pumps) and chillers. These revisions were developed under the trans-Tasman Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) programme and proposed for adoption in New Zealand and Australia. EECA has made some changes to the original proposal based on the feedback received from stakeholders during the previous round of consultation. 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.
Setting fees under the Food Act 2014
All businesses selling and supplying food will need to be registered and the type of registration will depend on the level of risk. A model of risk has been developed by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Costs associated with the new legislation have been assessed and Waitaki District Council are now seeking public feedback on them.
Drug and alcohol tests for safety sensitive maritime jobs
The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee invites public submissions on the Maritime Transport Act Amendment Bill that will introduce new requirements for commercial maritime operators to have drug and alcohol management plans in place.
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
The Maritime Transport Amendment Bill is now before Parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Committee, which has called for public submissions. The Bill was introduced to Parliament on 16 November 2016. It amends the Maritime Transport Act 1994, which provides the regulatory framework for New Zealand’s maritime transport sector.
Proposed Plan Change 39 (Transport)
Proposed Plan Change 39 is a review of the transport provisions of the District Plan. It contains a complete review of Chapter 14A Transport (including the standards referred to in the chapter) as well as the other transport provisions throughout the Plan.
Application for a resource consent to run a jet boating operation on the Karamea River
Buller District Council has received an application from Stuart Keith Hedges for a land use resource consent. The application is for consent to run a commercial jet boating operation on the Karamea River, and associated signage.
Intention to grant a concession to Vodafone New Zealand Ltd
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30-year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Vodafone New Zealand Limited for a concession re-issue to occupy 64m² of a scenic reserve for existing telecommunication structures on Mitre Peak, Motu Kaikoura Island, Great Barrier Island.
Proposed Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposes to amend the Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications. The Notice specifies the procedures and requirements for the recognition of agencies and persons.
Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan 2016-2026
The Foxton Community Board and Horowhenua District Council are seeking your feedback on the Proposed Foxton Beach Reserves Investment Plan, a programme of investment in the public reserves at Foxton Beach. Funding has been allocated from the Foxton Beach Freeholding Account to make improvements within these reserves over a ten-year timeframe.
Small passenger services review
The Minister of Transport, Hon Simon Bridges and the Associate Minister of Transport, Hon Craig Foss, announced decisions to modernise the regulation of the small passenger services sector earlier this year. On 12 September, the Land Transport Amendment Bill (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament. Before making any changes, Ministers want to undertake further consultation on two issues required for implementation of the new regulatory system:
- a cost-sharing rate for third party facilitated carpooling needs to be set
- the new offences and penalties regulations for the Land Transport Rules need to be finalised.
Upper Hutt City Council is consulting on the proposed revocation or amendment of five bylaws.
Proposed naming of five scenic reserves alongside the Clutha River
Have your say on the naming of five scenic reserves located alongside the Clutha River in Central Otago.
Easter Sunday shop trading
The Masterton District Council Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy was adopted as a Statement of Proposal on 21 December 2016. The draft policy allows trading on Easter Sunday. The Wairarapa is a popular destination for Easter weekend and trading on Easter Sunday may offer opportunities to local retailers to benefit economically. At the same time Easter Sunday is a day of significance across New Zealand and some members of our community would prefer that the status quo is maintained.
Easter Sunday trading
Grey District Council would like to know the community's views on Easter Sunday trading to assist in the development of a policy representative of the views of the majority of residents within the District. Council is especially interested in the reasons for particular viewpoints, for example, why you think it should or shouldn't be allowed.
Draft replacement New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on the draft replacement New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS). The NZEECS 2017-2022 will guide EECA’s work programme over the next five years.
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.
Proposed new import health standards: Phase 3 mushroom-growing medium and processed animal manure products
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites feedback on specific phytosanitary and other requirements for the import of:
- phase 3 mushroom-growing medium
- processed animal manure products.
Proposed Animal Products Notice: Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children
MPI wants your feedback on a proposed Animal Products Notice: Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children. The purpose of this Notice is to specify particular requirements that apply to the manufacture, evaluation and verification of dairy based infant formula products, dairy based formulated supplementary foods for young children and dairy based ingredients represented as intended for use in any of those products (other than ingredients that comprise less than 0.5% of the final product).
Draft Easter trading policy
Public notice is hereby given that pursuant to sections 83 and 87 of the Local Government Act 2002, section 101 of the Gambling Act 2003 and section 65 of the Racing Act 2003, Carterton District Council are now undertaking formal consultation with the community of the Carterton District.
Revocation of reserve status of Local Purpose Reserve, Cromwell
Pursuant to section 24(1) (2) and (7) of the Reserves Act 1977, notice is given of the Central Otago District Council's intention to seek revocation of the local purpose reserve status of a strip of land described in the Schedule of Land (1) below. The land vested in Central Otago District Council on subdivision as Local Purpose Reserve (accessway) for the purpose of an accessway created by resource consent and also access to a sewer main that ran between properties. Access to the sewer line will instead be protected by way of an easement so the reservation is no longer required.
Proposed land lease at Marfell Park
The New Plymouth District Council is intending to grant a land-only lease over 1,000m² of Marfell Park (recreation reserve) [Lot 1 DP 9485] under Section 54(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977. The lease, if approved, will involve an amendment to the Marfell Park Management Plan identifying that an area of the park has been set aside for occupation by Rangimarie Maori Arts and Crafts Society, to facilitate the organisation’s recreation, education and training activities. The proposed lease term is for 30 years.
District plan review discussion documents
Discussion documents have been completed on the issues for each major topic. Consultation is now being undertaken on the issues identified and possible options to resolve the issues.
Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 2017
Stratford District Council is currently consulting on the Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 2017.
Intention to grant a lease concession to Raglan Golf Club
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30-year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Raglan Golf Club Incorporated for a lease over the Recreation Reserve Raglan Golf Course. This application is for the existing activity.
Intention to grant a lease under Section 54(1)(a) Reserves Act 1977 - PN Golf Club
The Palmerston North City Council intends to grant a lease under Section 54 (1)(A) of the Reserves Act 1977 for the proposed lease of recreation reserve land to Palmerston North Golf Club.
Earthquake-prone building regulations and methodology
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on the regulations and a methodology that set the new approach for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.
Lake Kaniere - Invitation to comment
Maritime NZ invites comment on proposed changes to current navigational safety requirements on Lake Kaniere.
Proposed reserves and beaches bylaw 2017
Dunedin City Council would like to know what you think about the proposed bylaw. The focus of this bylaw review is to direct recreational users and our community to the best reserve and beach spaces for their activities.
Stopping of a portion of Maheno Street, Dunedin
Dunedin City Council proposes to stop a portion of Maheno Street. The portion of road is unformed and is not utilised for public access. It is superfluous to the Dunedin City Council’s legal and physical roading requirements and is not required for present or future roading purposes.
Review of rock lobster sustainability measures for 1 April 2017
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback from tangata whenua and stakeholders on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for 3 rock lobster stocks. Details of the proposals are in the consultation document.
Easter Sunday trading
On the 14 December 2016, South Wairarapa District Council viewed the results of an informal survey of 229 people and adopted the Statement of Proposal and Draft Policy on Easter Sunday Trading. Three quarters of those questioned were in favour of Easter Sunday trading. The Draft Policy is to allow trading on Easter Sunday where business owners wish to open, and where they can staff their businesses with employees who are happy to work on that day.
Proposal to establish a game trophy export levy for the Game Animal Council
The proposed new levy to fund the Game Animal Council’s activities is on export of game animal trophies from New Zealand. Before recommending the levy, the Minister must find out how much funding is required, and the likely impact of the levy on ‘affected people, goods and industries’. The proposal provides information on the proposed new levy and on the Council’s operating budget.
Twin Peaks preliminary proposal
Land Information New Zealand seeks your feedback about the Twin Peaks preliminary proposal.
Palmerston Road tree removal
Gisborne District Council has received a request to remove the 6 Melia trees on Palmerston Road, between Bright and Peel streets.
Application for a new marine mammal watching permit
The Department of Conservation is consulting on an application from Nugget Point Kayak Tours to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals.
Draft Spectrum Outlook for 2017–2021
The objective of this draft Outlook document is to provide an overview of the areas of growth and development in spectrum management, review emerging wireless technologies impacting on the use of the radio spectrum and outline the indicative RSM work programme for 2017-2021. The Spectrum Outlook also links recent international developments in spectrum allocations with the relevant areas of the work programme.
Okato Community Plan
The New Plymouth District Council wants to hear from you about how you would like to see the Okato community develop into the future and whether there is anything that might need improving now. Your responses will contribute to the Kaitake Community Board Plan.
Proposed Anarewa Crescent Reserve/Stephens Bay Esplanade Reserve Works Plan
Tasman District Council wants feedback on the the proposed works plan for Anarewa Crescent Reserve and Stephens Bay Esplanade Reserve.
Easter trading policy
At the moment shops can’t open on Easter Sunday unless they meet certain criteria. Due to a recent change in legislation councils can now develop a policy that will allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. Waikato District Council is proposing to adopt an Easter Trading Policy, which will allow shops within our district boundary to open on Easter Sunday, apart from any off-licence premises selling alcohol.
Broughs Gully Outline Development Plan
Timaru District Council is currently consulting on a proposed district plan change to facilitate co-ordinated urban development and the cost-effective and equitable provision of network servicing infrastructure across the Broughs Gully area in Timaru that is currently in multiple ownership and has significant servicing constraints.
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.
Exposure draft on approved budget
The use of the term "approved budget" in PBE IPSAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements has caused some confusion in practice. ED NZASB 2016-9 is proposing to amend PBE IPSAS 1 by removing the reference to the term "approved budget" to eliminate this confusion. ED NZASB 2016-9 also proposes that if comparisons between prospective general purpose financial statements and historical financial statements are required, such comparisons can be presented either on the face of the financial statements or in the notes.
Exposure draft on impairment of revalued assets
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for comment ED NZASB 2016-10 Impairment of Revalued Assets (Proposed Amendments to PBE IPSASs 21 and 26) (ED NZASB 2016-10). Where an item of revalued property, plant and equipment is damaged (for example, in a fire) or no longer available for use (for example, as a consequence of the enactment of legislation), there is some uncertainty about the requirements relating to the recognition of an impairment loss.
Financial security regime for offshore installations
New Zealand’s regulations governing offshore petroleum exploration and production aim to minimise safety and ecological risks, reduce negative effects on the environment, and ensure operators are able to meet the costs of their proposed activities and their legal obligations. In the event of a spill, owners and operators of offshore installations are liable for the full costs of regaining control of a well; pollution damage to other parties; and the costs incurred by public agencies in preventing, mitigating, and cleaning up the spill. The financial security regime aims to ensure operators of offshore installations are able to cover their potential liabilities in the event of unplanned events.
Proposed Easter Sunday shop trading policy
In August 2016, the Government amended the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 which means that councils throughout New Zealand can now decide to enable trading on Easter Sunday, by developing a policy. Currently there are particular shops that can already trade on Easter Sunday. This includes dairies, service stations, takeaway food restaurants, restaurants, cafes, shops selling souvenirs, pharmacies, and garden centres. New Plymouth District Council is proposing to enable Easter Sunday shop trading throughout the district.
Release of broadleaf grass species
AgResearch Limited has submitted an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) seeking approval under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO Act) to release 18 new grass species closely related to perennial ryegrass to provide New Zealand researchers and forage grass breeders with important and essential new genetic resources to improve pastoral production and reduce the impact of pests, diseases and climate change.
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.
Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan
The Gisborne District Council has a regional leadership role under the Biosecurity Act 1993 (the Act), and intends to establish a regional pest management plan (RPMP). The first formal step is notification of the Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan for the Gisborne District for 2016-2026. The proposed plan builds on the previous Regional Pest Management Strategy which expires in June 2016.
Proposals for modernising the Tax Administration Act
Open for consultation are detailed proposals for modernising the Tax Administration Act, designed to make tax easier and more seamless. The proposals span five core dimensions of the act, including changes to make it easier for taxpayers to make amendments to tax returns themselves, to get advice from Inland Revenue, and to help businesses get their taxes right from the start.
Transmission Pricing Methodology second issues paper: supplementary consultation
The Electricity Authority has released a supplementary consultation paper setting out refinements to the proposal in their May 2016 Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM) second issues paper.
Draft management plans for the town belt reserves and Dolamore Park
Draft reserve management plans for the Dolamore Park Scenic Reserve and the Town Belt have been prepared. Make sure your voice is heard.
Draft concept map for the Kai Iwi Lakes navigational bylaw and Kai Iwi Lakes bylaw
The final Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Reserves Management Plan (RMP) was adopted by Kaipara District Council (KDC) in September 2016. The RMP outlines how the Taharoa Domain is to be managed and developed over the next ten years. Over the summer period the Northland Regional Council, with the support of KDC, are seeking feedback on a draft concept map for the Kai Iwi Lakes.
Proposed chapter 4 of the operational code petfood processing
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on the proposed Petfood Processing Operational Code Chapter 4 Harvesting and Processing of Wild Animals by 24 February 2017. The documents for review and a submissions template are now available on the MPI website.
Reserve Management Plans for Balclutha, Milton and Waihola
Proposed temporary fishing closure at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank, Whangarei
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has received a request from the Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board for a two-year temporary closure at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank (Marsden Point) to the take of all shellfish.
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.
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.
AEOI draft guidance
From July 2017 financial institutions will need to begin meeting obligations under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters. Legislation enabling the implementation of this international initiative in New Zealand is expected to be passed by March 2017. In anticipation of this, Inland Revenue has developed advanced draft guidance to help financial institutions prepare for their obligations as early as possible.
Proposal to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand
The Government is seeking views on its proposed ban on the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in personal care products in New Zealand.
Polhill Reserve – visitor survey
Wellington City Council would like to know how Polhill Reserve is used and enjoyed to help with future decision-making.
Teviot Street Reserve freehold proposal
Invercargill City Council proposes that the Teviot Steet Reserve status be revoked to freehold the land for sale. Submissions on the proposal are invited.
Proposed changes to the Unit Titles Act 2010
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the Unit Titles Act 2010 (the UTA). The UTA is being reviewed to ensure that the law that regulates unit titles developments is functioning well and is fit for purpose for a growing market.
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.
Proposed Plan Change 17 to the Mackenzie District Plan
Mackenzie District Council has prepared Proposed Plan Change 17: Vegetation Clearance - Temporary Suspension of Exemption. Proposed Plan Change 17 proposes to suspend oversowing and topdressing exemptions contained within the Mackenzie District Plan in relation to clearance of short tussock grasslands and cushion and mat vegetation and associated communities.
King Edward Park Asset Management Plan
Stratford District Council is currently consulting on the King Edward Park Asset Management Plan.
Requirement for managers of multiple participant schemes to register participation agreements
The Financial Markets Authority is seeking views on a proposal for a possible class exemption from the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 for managers of multiple participant schemes. The proposal is to exempt these managers from the requirement to register participation agreements entered into with the various employers they service which form part of the scheme’s governing document.
Draft Waitarere Beach Reserve Management Plans
Have your say on the draft reserve management plan for Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve and a combined reserve management plan for Waitarere Domain, Holmwood Park and the Wairarawa Stream.
Draft Ohau River Reserves Management Plan
Have your say on the Draft Ohau River Reserves Management Plan, which includes Gladstone Reserve, Kimberley Reserve, Kirkcaldies Reserve, an access way of Muhunoa East Road and Parikawau Reserve.
E-bikes on the open space network
Wellington City Council has agreed to the use of electric bikes on the open space network for a trial period of one year at the end of which use will be reviewed.
Exposure draft on employee benefits
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) is seeking feedback on employee benefits (ED PBE IPSAS 39). The proposals in the ED are relevant for public benefit entities (PBEs) in both Tiers 1 and 2. The NZASB has proposed that PBE IPSAS 39 be effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. However, PBEs that want to early adopt PBE IPSAS 39 can choose to do so.
Draft Wellington Conservation Management Strategy consultation
You're invited to make a submission on the draft Wellington Conservation Management Strategy (CMS). This is an opportunity for you to influence how the Wellington CMS region is managed over the next 10 years. The draft Wellington CMS has been prepared by the Department of Conservation in consultation with the Wellington Conservation Board, tangata whenua and others. It has now been publicly notified for submissions.
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.
Proposed Plan Change No.1 – summary of submissions
Pursuant to clause 7 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Tararua District Council hereby gives notice that a summary of the submissions received to Proposed District Plan Change No. 1 is now available and invites any interested person to make a further submission on any of the submissions received
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.
Proposal to extend the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy to cover hydrofluorocarbons used as foam blowing agents
The Government is seeking views on a proposed extension of the Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy (SGG Levy). This proposed extension would mean the levy would be charged on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) imported as a component in formulated polyol used in the manufacture of polyurethane foam. It would directly affect importers of polyol that contains HFCs as a foam blowing agent. Foam-blowers and formulators of foam that do not contain HFCs at import will be affected indirectly.
Easter Sunday trading
The Clutha District Council has approved a draft Easter Sunday trading policy which would allow shops to open on Easter Sunday. The Clutha district has several areas which are important for tourists, and this policy would allow shops in those areas to open for longer on one of the last long weekends of the autumn season.