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Certificates of Insurance Draft Guidelines
Maritime NZ is seeking feedback on guidelines for owners of offshore installations obtaining insurance cover.
Proposed exchange of reserve land at Kinloch Introduction
Taupo District Council is proposing to carry out a reserve land exchange in order to rectify a historical encroachment of private property on to public land in Irwin Place, Kinloch.
Water Supply Bylaw, Water Race Bylaw and Stormwater and Drainage Bylaw
Selwyn District Council invites submissions on the following proposals:
review of the Water Supply Bylaw 2008
review of the Water Race Bylaw 2008
adoption of a new Stormwater and Drainage Bylaw
The Water Supply Bylaw relates to water supplies under the care, control and management of Selwyn District Council.
The Water Race Bylaw relates to the water race network under the care, control and management of Selwyn District Council.
The Stormwater and Drainage Bylaw relates to the Selwyn district stormwater and land drainage network.
Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill.
Proposed upgrade of Kilmore St (Colombo St to Durham St)
Christchurch City Council is planning to upgrade a small section of Kilmore Street ahead of the completion of the Town Hall, and is asking for feedback from the community.
Application for a works approval by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd
Have your say on an application by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd for a works approval at Whakapapa Ski Field, Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, to construct a new gondola and remove an existing chairlift.
Have your say on the proposed Cliff Road site for a museum
Tauranga City Council has investigated two council-owned sites as potential homes for the proposed museum, the 45 Cliff road site and the 91 Willow street site.
Proposed Dangerous, Insanitary and Affected Building Policy
Hurunui District Council wants to hear your views on the proposed dangerous, insanitary and affected building policy.
The Building Act 2004 (‘the Act’) provides territorial authorities with a number of powers to act when a building is identified as dangerous, insanitary or affected.
The Act requires territorial authorities to have a policy on their approach to using these powers and their priorities for action. The Act also requires the policy to cover how these apply to Heritage buildings.
Proposed changes to cost recovery for some services
MPI is seeking feedback on 7 proposed changes to cost recovery for selected services provided under the Biosecurity Act 1993, the Animal Products Act 1999 (APA), and the Food Act 2014.
Regional Pest Management Plan Proposal
Marlborough District Council wants public feedback on the Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) being prepared to tackle specific invasive species threatening this region.
Draft Gambling Class 4 and Racing Board Venue Policy (Gambling Policy)
The Draft Gambling Policy is open for public consultation and South Waikato Coucil invite you to have your say.
Application for licence and easement from 100WPS Ltd
Have your say on an application by 100WPS Ltd for a licence and easement concession at Walter Peak Station.
Draft facility standard for zoo animals
A new transitional facility standard for zoo animals has been developed. Zoo animal transitional facility requirements were formerly covered by the Standard for Low-security Farm Animal Transitional Facilities (154.02.13). A new standard for zoo animals was developed due to the specific requirements of managing zoo animals. MPI would like your feedback on this new standard.
Draft IHS for importing fresh Citrus species for human consumption
From 22 February 2018 to 24 March 2018 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Import Health Standard for Fresh Citrus spp. for Human Consumption.
Draft Whangaparaoa Centre Plan
The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is developing a plan for the future development of the Whangaparaoa town centre.
The plan is the product of a number of workshops with:
•community groups (e.g. Future Whangaparaoa have been helpful in supporting the process to date)
•Hibiscus and Bays Local Board members.
Proposed Regional Plan
The Northland Regional Council is seeking formal further submissions on the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland.
Proposed changes to Denton Park
Christchurch City Council is proposing using a part of Denton Park to build the new Hornby Library, Customer Services and Recreation and Sport Centre. Christchurch City Council is seeking feedback on the Management Plan and partial reserve classification changes.
Priority Buildings – Earthquake Prone Buildings
Council seeks your feedback on the proposed priority areas identified, as well as whether there are any other routes that should be included. Your views on the acceptable level of risk, our buildings, and their uses will inform Horowhenua District Council’s decision on which thoroughfares and routes to prioritise.
What's our Future Horowhenua? (Long Term Plan 2018-2038)
Horowhenua District Council is seeking feedback on the 2018-2038 Long Term Plan Consultation Document to help set out what Council is going to do over the next 20 years.
Draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040
Horowhenua’s population is expected to grow by just under a third by 2040. Every year, about 244 new homes will be built — so more land needs to be set aside for residential growth. Horowhenua District Council want to hear your thoughts on how they might do this.
Richmond Hill Proposed 40 km/h Speed Limit
This project involves a proposal to reduce the 50 km/h speed limit in Richmond Hill to 40 km/h.
Revocation of Reserve Status 132a Molesworth Street Reserve
Hutt City Council intends to consider a proposal to revoke the reserve status of the property situated at 132A Molesworth Street in Pomare, being Lots 1 and 2 on DP 75169, comprising 2691 square metres.
Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan
The proposed Regional Pest Management Plan is prepared under the Biosecurity Act for controlling pest plants, animals and pathogens in the region.
The plan was last reviewed in 2007. Much has changed since then, both in terms of the pests themselves and changes to the Biosecurity Act.
Auckland City Council are now reviewing the plan to provide effective management of pests in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.
Pest management is an important tool in ensuring the protection of New Zealand's natural environment, as well as a strong economy and healthy society.
Draft Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018
The Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan has been reviewed and Auckland City Council propose to continue working towards the Council's vision of Zero Waste to landfill by 2040.
Auckland City Council will continue to deliver a range of services to households, and to work with mana whenua, communities, and industry to achieve waste reductions.
Draft Revenue and Financing Policy
The Revenue and Financing policy provides predictability and certainty about sources and levels of funding available to Auckland City Council.
It explains the rationale for, and the process of selecting various tools to fund the operating and capital expenditures of the Auckland City Council.
International treaty examination of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
Public submissions are now being called for International treaty examination of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Topics for feedback on The 10-year Budget and The Auckland Plan
The 10-year Budget sets out Auckland City's priorities and how Auckland City Council is going to pay for them. The Auckland Plan 2050 sets our long-term direction and looks at the important challenges Auckland City Council need to address.
Heritage Buildings Future Use and Funding Options
Christchurch City Council is now inviting applications from individuals, groups and organisations interested in using and/or helping to fund the restoration of 17 Council-owned heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.
Long Term Plan 2018-28
The Long Term Plan (LTP) is the way the Council can let the community know what it plans to do for the next 10 years when it comes to expenditure and infrastructure investment.
Changes to the Pharmaceutical Schedule Rules
The Schedule Rules govern how subsidised medicines should be prescribed and claimed for in the community. They also govern the supply of hospital medicines and medical devices. Over time, as the scope of the Schedule has grown, the rules have also grown.
PHARMAC intends to consolidate and restructure the Schedule Rules, but not change their meaning.
Combined jurisdiction legal aid form
Legal aid is an important part of New Zealand's justice system. It helps people to resolve legal problems that may go to court and makes sure that people are not denied justice because they can't afford a lawyer. After reviewing the success of the family and civil legal aid form which was implemented in November last year, an opportunity has been identified to combine applications in the criminal jurisdiction into the form.
Draft Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Local Parks Design Guide
The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area is a unique and iconic landscape within Auckland and requires particular care with regards to the planning, design and construction of local parks.
The heritage area includes the majority of the Waitakere Ranges as well as parts of the foothills and coastal areas.
The Waitakere Ranges Local Board has funded the Local Parks Design Guide to ensure that local parks within the heritage area are developed in a manner sympathetic with this landscape.
Have your say and provide feedback on the draft Local Parks Design Guide. Auckland City Council will use your feedback to inform the final version of the guide.
Employment Relations Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The bill seeks to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 to meet the Government’s 100 day commitments on employment relations law.
Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill. This bill proposes that teachers should form the majority on their own professional body.
Draft Import Health Standard for Zoo Lizards and Zoo Lizard Hatching Eggs
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has combined 2 import health standards into one standard. The new Standard will also allow importation of New Zealand native lizards returning to New Zealand.
Hibiscus and Bays Open Space Management Plan
The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has decided to develop an open space management plan that covers all parks and open space they are responsible for. The plan will include a comprehensive review of all existing reserve management plans in the board area (excluding the Mairangi Bay Beach Reserves Management Plan 2015 and Auckland Regional Parks Management Plan 2010 which covers Long Bay and Shakespeare Regional Parks).
Draft Reserve Management Plan - Wanaka Recreation Reserves
A Draft Reserve Management Plan for: Lismore Park, Allenby Park, Kelly's Flat, Faulks Terrace, Domini Park and Kennedy Crescent has been formulated with initial community input, and provides a vision for the identified Recreation Reserves.
It describes the general intentions for the use, maintenance, protection, preservation and development of the Reserves, through a series of objectives and policies. The objectives and policies assist with decision making regarding development and use of the Reserves.
QLDC would like to hear the community’s views about what the ultimate Reserve Management Plan should include. We invite you to tell us what you think we should provide for, so that the council can produce a version to be considered at a hearing attended by Councillors and representatives of the Wanaka Community Board.
Submissions on New Zealand’s priorities in the international climate change negotiations
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking submissions on New Zealand’s priorities in the international climate change negotiations.
The Paris Agreement on climate change was agreed in 2015. Countries that signed up to the Agreement are now negotiating the guidelines for how to put it into practice.
Child Poverty Reduction Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill. The bill aims to reduce child poverty and improve the overall wellbeing of children.
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill. The bill aims to amend the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, based on the recommendations arising from reviews in 2009 and 2012.
Draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028 LTP
The Long Term Plan (LTP) includes the services and projects that Tasman District Council are planning for over the next 10 years, as well as a summary of the financial impacts. It is the council's contract with the community, about how your money will be spent to deliver services. Tasman District Council are a unitary authority meaning the council covers a broad range of both regional and district issues.
Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Bill. The bill amends the Commerce Act 1986 to introduce a criminal offence for cartel conduct.
Conservation (Infringement System) Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Conservation (Infringement System) Bill.
Howick Walking and Cycling Network
Local paths are a network of walking, cycling and ecological routes that are safe and enjoyable ways for people to get around and experience their community and their environment.
Howick Local Board is working with Auckland Council to plan these routes in your area.
Auckland City Council needs your feedback on the proposed plan to help us make sure the walking and cycling network meets the needs of the community.
Consultation on review of two aspects of the customer compensation scheme
The Electricity Authority has published a consultation paper on their review of two aspects of the customer compensation scheme (CCS).
State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill. The broad policy of the bill is to provide for greater integration and accountability of the State services. This omnibus bill is currently in two parts: Part 1 amends the Crown Entities Act 2004; Part 2 amends the State Sector Act 1988.
EPA to Consider Methyl Bromide Alternative
Draslovka, a Czech-based firm, has applied for approval to register and import ethanedinitrile (EDN) into New Zealand as an alternative to the fumigant methyl bromide which is used for export logs and timber at New Zealand ports.
Proposed Use of Sports Fields and Domains Usage Policy
Ashburton District Council is proposing to adopt a new policy to act as a guide for people wanting to use Council-owned or managed sports fields and domains for recreational and commercial activity.
Review of the University Entrance Literacy List
NZQA is consulting on proposed changes to the list of assessment standards that can contribute to the University Entrance literacy requirements (the List).
Education Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Education Amendment Bill.
Intention to grant a lease to Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Incorporated
Have your say on an application for a lease/licence within Tiritiri Matangi Island Scientific Reserve for the construction and use of four buildings or structures.
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.
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the KiwiFund Bill. This bill establishes an independent working group with the objective to set up a government-owned and operated KiwiSaver provider, known as Kiwifund.
Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Education (National Education and Learning Priorities) Amendment Bill. The Bill would amend the Education Act 1989 to enable statements about the diversity of education provision to be included in the statement of National Education and Learning Priorities.
Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill. The bill would amend the Education Act 1989 to restrict the use of the title "teacher" to people who have completed certain recognised qualifications. In doing so it would remove the ability of those without these qualifications to call themselves teacher.
Long Term Plan 2018 to 2028
All councils in NZ are required to plan to ensure that the services we provide are sustainable. Ruapehu District Council also needs to provide a way in-which our local communities can take part in local decision making.
The future of Molesworth Station
This consultation is a requirement of the 2013 Molesworth management plan, which recognised that many people were interested in wider access and recreation opportunities at Molesworth.
It’s important for us to get an idea of how people regard Molesworth and its many values today.
Proposal to Dispose of Conservation Land in the St Bathans Conservation Area
Have your say on DOC's intention to dispose of an area of conservation land in the St Bathans Conservation Area.
PUB00298: Goods and services tax - payments made by parents to state and state integrated schools
School boards, proprietors and administrators need to understand what payments made by parents to state and state-integrated schools are subject to GST.
PUB00288: Income tax – state schools and state integrated schools and donation tax credits
These two “questions we’ve been asked” (QWBAs) concern donation tax credits and whether payments made by parents to state and state integrated schools are gifts for donation tax credit purposes. They explain when a payment to a school will qualify as a gift, so that a school is able to issue a donation tax receipt to the parent.
Intention to grant a lease to Motuora Restoration
Have your say on an application for a lease/licence to operate a plant nursery and add two small removable accommodation sheds on Motuora Island/Motuora Recreation Reserve.
RDR Proposals for NZ IFRS 16 and NZ IAS 7
These proposals are relevant for Tier 2 for-profit entities.
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for public comment Exposure Draft NZASB 2018-1 Proposed RDR for NZ IFRS 16 and NZ IAS 7.
ED NZASB 2018-1 proposes disclosure concessions for Tier 2 for-profit entities for NZ IFRS 16 Leases and paragraphs 44A–44E of NZ IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows.
There are currently no disclosure concessions in NZ IFRS 16 or in paragraphs 44A–44E (which were added to NZ IAS 7 by the issue of Disclosure Initiative (Amendments to NZ IAS 7) in May 2016).
The NZASB encourages you to read the Exposure Draft and provide your comments on the proposals.
Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill (No 2) AND Supplementary Order Paper No 14
Parliament is calling for public submissions for the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill (No 2) AND Supplementary Order Paper No 14.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Pest Management Changes Proposed for Hawke's Bay
Changes to the way pest management is approached in Hawke’s Bay are in the Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan 2018-2038 which has been approved for consultation by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
The proposed plan has been developed by Regional Councillors and staff working with key stakeholders and interested groups, including the horticulture and agriculture sector, Department of Conservation, council, iwi and members of the community. The current pest management strategies were reviewed and changes made to meet new demands and legislative requirements.
Application for licence by Vodafone NZ Ltd
Have your say on an application by Vodafone New Zealand Limited for a telecommunications licence at Pauanui.
Proposed Te Arawa lakes fisheries bylaws
Te Arawa Lakes Trust has provided draft bylaws for the Te Arawa fisheries area to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). You're invited to provide written feedback on the proposed bylaws to the Te Arawa Lakes Trust (not MPI).
Once Te Arawa Lakes Trust has considered any submissions, it will finalise the proposed bylaws and then ask for approval from the Minister of Fisheries. The Minister must determine whether to approve or to reject the proposed bylaws.
Transparency and ACVM registration applications
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to some aspects of the ACVM registration process. The changes are being suggested to provide more information about registration applications to the public to improve transparency of the process.
Bylaws - Parking Control and Traffic Flow Bylaw, and Roading Bylaw
South Taranaki District Council is currently consulting on proposed changes to the Roading Bylaw and the Parking Control and Traffic Flow Bylaw.
These bylaws cover topics such as: time limits on parking, speed limits within the district, bus stops, one way streets and designated parking.
Bylaws can impact on you or your business every day, and you may want to have your say on the proposed changes which are open for public submissions now.
Further Submissions - Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan
The Regional Pest Management Strategy 2012-2017 is under review and a Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan 2017-2027 has been publically notified and submissions received.
The original round of submissions has closed. However, public submissions have included requests to include additional pest species, change the content of pest management programmes and changes to defined areas.
As these requests fall outside the scope of notified proposal, a call is being made for further submissions in support or opposition of the changes requested.
Biking improvements on Oriental Bay, Evans Bay Parade (Kilbirnie) and Thorndon Quay
Wellington City Countil want your feedback on several proposals for bike paths and bike lanes as part of creating a cycle network for Wellington.
Proposed Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy
Currently, most shops are not allowed to trade on Easter Sunday due to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990. Although there are some exemptions to this, the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was amended in August 2016 to allow Councils to develop a policy to permit shops to open on Easter Sunday only.
In accordance with the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990, Hurunui District Council is proposing an Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy to allow shops to trade on Easter Sunday across the whole Hurunui district, and is seeking your views. Hurunui District Council want to understand if the community agrees or disagrees with the proposed policy.
This is an important issue and your feedback will help Hurunui District Council make a decision.
Consultation on options for cohort entry
Have your say about options for cohort entry for children aged five and over.