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What to do with Founders Theatre
Founders Theatre is a significant city asset on the fringe of the central business district. The theatre was closed in February 2016 due to concerns about the safety of the flying system used to hoist scenery and lighting above its stage.
Forming a Shared Waters Management Company
Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Waikato District Council have been working together to find a better way of providing water, wastewater and stormwater services to their respective communities.
PUB00293: Income tax – Insurance – Group insurance policy taken out by employer for the benefit of an employee
This Question We’ve Been Asked (QWBA) considers the income tax treatment of group insurance policies taken out by an employer in respect of its employees, where the employer intends to hold the policy on behalf of its employees.
PUB00295: Income tax: Donee organisations – meaning of wholly or mainly applying funds to specified purposes within New Zealand
This draft interpretation statement follows an Issues Paper released for consultation in mid 2016 (IRRUIP9) concerning the meaning of the term "wholly or mainly" in s LD 3(2)(a) of the Income Tax Act 2007.
Dunedin Food Charter
Dunedin City Council is currently working on developing a local food charter. A food charter is a statement of aspirational values and principles, which will guide future food policy and action planning in our city.
New pest management plan for Otago
Otago Regional Council want your ideas to help shape how they'll manage pests in Otago over the next 10 years.
Naenae Community Hub
Hutt City Council is starting to plan for a new Community Hub in Naenae and community consultation is being carried out to survey opinion on this development.
Representation review for 2019 Local Body Elections
The Council wants public feedback on a proposal to combine the Waimumu-Kaiwera Ward and the Waikaka Ward into one new rural ward for the 2019 local body elections.
Proposed additional fees and charges for Planning Services
As a result of recent changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 the Council is able to consider applications for boundary activities and for marginal/temporary breaches and exempt them from needing resource consent.
Proposed Plan Change 1 and Proposed Plan Change 2
The Horowhenua District Council has adopted two proposed Plan Changes for public notification. Proposed Plan Change 1 proposes the extension of the historic heritage buildings, structures and sites that are currently listed in Schedule 2 of the District Plan and proposed Plan Change 2 focuses on amending a limited number of provisions specifically relating to residential development.
Proposed Plan Changes 1 & 2
Horowhenua District Council is seeking your feedback on Proposed Plan Change 1 which proposes the extension of the historic heritage buildings, structures and sites that are currently listed in Schedule 2 of the District Plan and Proposed Plan Change 2, which focuses on amending a limited number of provisions specifically relating to residential development.
Public Places Bylaw review 2017
The Council is reviewing issues relating to public places in Wellington. These are governed by the Public Places Bylaw.
Proposed Reclassification of Reserve - 105 Western Hutt Road
Council proposes to reclassify reserve land situated at 105 Western Hutt Road adjacent to the entrance to Percy Scenic Reserve from Scenic Reserve to Local Purpose Reserve (Community Buildings). Once reclassified it is proposed that the property, excluding the road, be used for a Civil Defence response base.
Evans Bay bike path & Eastern suburbs' biking connections
Proposed new bike path designs and other improvements for Evans Bay, Kilbirnie and Newtown.
174-184 MHz – Land Mobile Radio technical consultation
The Minister for Communications decided new uses for the former analogue television Band III (174-230 MHz) in April 2017, following a review of options for allocating the frequencies in this band. One of these new uses is land mobile radio services, which is allocated 10 MHz between 174-184 MHz.
Application for approval of use of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Virus Disease RHDV1-K5
The Canterbury Regional Council has applied for approval to introduce and use the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Virus Disease RHDV1-K5 for pest rabbit management. The intent is to introduce the strain nationally.
Trial of e-bikes on tracks
More Wellingtonians are choosing to ride e-bikes, and Wellington City Council wants to find out how their use will affect tracks. This 1-year trial will look at the impact e-bikes have on other track users and the environment.
2018/19 Levy-funded appropriations and strategic priorities
The Electricity Authority is consulting on their 2018/19 levy-funded appropriations and work programme focus areas.
PUB00318: Binding Rulings – Effect of the Commissioner changing her mind in relation to the application of s BG 1
This item considers the situation where a binding private or product ruling has been issued for an ongoing arrangement, and the Commissioner’s view of how the general anti-avoidance provision applies to the arrangement subsequently changes. The item concludes that the Commissioner can apply the anti-avoidance provision to any period following the expiry of the ruling.
Marine Protection Rules Amendments to Ballast and Harmful Substances Provisions 2018
Maritime NZ invites comments on Marine Protection Rules Part 100 and 300 Series Rule Amendments (2018).
PUB00296: When is income from a cash dividend paid on ordinary shares derived?
This item addresses issues that can arise with the timing of the derivation of income for recipients of cash dividends. In particular, timing differences between cash-basis and accrual-basis taxpayers (other than when a specific timing regime applies), and dividends derived from closely-held companies where more diverse practices concerning dividends can arise.
Long Term Plan — what do you think?
Greater Wellington Regional Council has identified water supply, freshwater quality, resilient infrastructure, biodiversity and public transport as priorities for the Wellington region. They want to hear what matters to you.
Dividing Relationship Property – Time for Change? Te mātatoha rawa tokorau – Kua eke te wā?
The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 is law about how people in relationships must divide their property when they separate, or if one of them dies. The law was made over 40 years ago. The way people in New Zealand enter and leave relationships has changed. The Law Commission is looking at how the law works and whether it needs to change. You can make a submission to the Law Commission's Issues Paper Dividing Relationship Property — Time for Change? Te mātatoha rawa tokorau — Kua eke te wā?
New assessment of the threatened status of New Zealand freshwater invertebrates
The Department of Internal Affairs seeks submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand freshwater invertebrates.
Residential Intensification: proposed District Plan Change 43
Proposed District Plan Change 43 reviews the General Residential Activity Area provisions and proposes the introduction of two new activity areas, providing for medium density residential development and suburban mixed use in targeted areas.
Proposed Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy
The Buller District Council is proposing to introduce the Buller District Council Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy (the Proposed Policy).
Fees for processing applications under sections 87BA and 87BB of the Resource Management Act 1991
Recent changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA) have introduced two new consenting processes – permitted boundary activities (section 87BA of the RMA) and deemed permitted activities (section 87BB of the RMA).
Revocation of Council’s Public Libraries Bylaw and Cultural and Recreational Facilities Bylaw
The Buller District Council is proposing to revoke the Buller District Council Public Libraries Bylaw and the Buller District Council Cultural and Recreational Facilities Bylaw (the Bylaws).
Intention to grant a concession to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a five year lease under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 and section 59A of the Reserves Act 1977 to Fire and Emergency New Zealand to lease part of the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve on which the Kaiteriteri Fire Station is located.
Intention to grant a concession to McGregor Concrete Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year lease/licence/easement under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to operate a concrete processing plant for gravel processing, storage, concrete production, and right of way access at Whitestone River, Te Anau.
Building Code Verification Method B1/VM1 update and proposed loop bar ban 2017
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing to update Verification Method for B1 Structure (B1/VM1) and ban the use of the loop bar (also known as pigtail).
Draft determinations of the causers of the 2 March 2017 under-frequency events
The Electricity Authority received a report from the system operator that recommends there was no causer of the first 2 March 2017 under-frequency event, and that Meridian Energy Limited is the causer of the second event on that day. The Authority’s draft determinations agree with the system operator’s recommendation on the second event, and recommends Transpower New Zealand Limited, as the grid owner, is the causer of the first event.
Proposed accounting for revenue and non-exchange expenses
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published a consultation paper, Accounting for Revenue and Non-Exchange Expenses for comment.
Special consultation on new fees and charges under the RMA
Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 have created additional activities and processes which require associated charges.
Potential options for wastewater management
Gisborne District Council has developed 5 wastewater management options. The options relate only to the effects of treated wastewater flowing out of the marine outfall pipe. It doesn't deal with other city issues, like wastewater overflows into waterways.
Intention to grant a concession to University of Canterbury
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 10-year lease concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to the University of Canterbury.
Guidelines for submitting E-files for ACVM applications
Ministry of Primary Industries is seeking feedback on the updated guideline — E-files for ACVM applications. The guideline specifies the format and naming conventions for the electronic submission of application documentation.
District Plan Review
Porirua City Council is required by law to review their District Plan every 10 years. The current District Plan became operative in 1999. Until 2014 the District Plan was renewed in a rolling review basis – where individual chapters of the plan are reviewed one at a time. This review is a full review which addresses all topics within the plan at once.
Class 4 Gambling and Board Venues Policy
The Council has reviewed its Class 4 Gambling and Board Venue Policy and resolved to release it for public consultation.
Special Housing Area Proposals
Creating Special Housing Areas (SHAs) is a key mechanism for the Council to deliver on its commitments under the Housing Accord. SHAs are proposed areas of land, including sites not currently zoned for residential — that can be put forward for housing development by landowners or developers for consideration by the Council. Council is now seeking public feedback on the proposals received.
Traffic resolutions - bus stops
Wellington City Council is asking for feedback on proposed bus stop changes in 4 locations as part of the new Wellingotn City Public Transport Network.