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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.
Halswell Skate and Recreation Parks: Concept designs for Halswell Domain and Knights Stream Park
Christchurch City Council is consulting on the concept plans for the skate and recreation parks at Halswell Domain and Knights Stream Park.
Tāmaki path greenway design
Auckland Council is planning to create a shared walk and cycle pathway or ‘greenway’ network that will provide a continuous connection through the open space reserves along the Tāmaki Estuary from Wai‐o‐Taki Nature Reserve to Panmure Wharf.
Wheelie bin service extension
As part of the roll-out of the wheelie bin service in Ashburton District, Council is offering to extend the current kerbside collection boundary. This proposed new boundary will include the surrounding areas of Ashburton and Methven towns, Lake Hood, Rakaia North and Winslow. It is proposed these areas will receive the wheelie bins when the service is rolled out on 1 September 2017.
Proposal to upgrade Victoria/Forbury Road intersection
Dunedin City Council is concerned about community safety at the intersection of Victoria and Forbury Roads, and plans to install a roundabout and pedestrian crossing points there this year.
Project White Light
A programme to install and trial smart LED lighting into an area of Hillcrest around Waikato University is to commence in late February 2017. The new lighting and trial will form part of a business case that will allow Council to determine if this type of technology can be rolled out across the city.
Is the new food control plan easier to use?
Most food service businesses (like restaurants and cafes), and retailers (like delis and butchers) use a template food control plan to meet their requirements under the Food Act. The Ministry for Primary Industries proposes changes to the current template – intended to simplify it and make it easier to use.
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.
St Andrews Hill Road/Bridle Path Road/Main Road Intersection
In March 2015 the reconstruction of Ferrymead Bridge was completed following the earthquakes. The reconstruction of the bridge meant that the previous intersection of St Andrews Hill Road with Main Road could not be accommodated and a new layout was proposed. Many options were considered at the time and the preferred option was that which exists now. Concerns have been raised with the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board from the community regarding the safety of the current intersection layout. In response to these concerns, Council has prepared two alternative options for this intersection that we are now seeking feedback from the community on. The status quo will also be considered as an option.
Is the new food control plan easier to use?
MPI has developed a new version of the template food control plan and wants to know if the new plan is easier to use.
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.
Proposed private District Plan change 45
Hutt City Council has received a private plan change request from Cuttriss Consultants Limited on behalf of Best Value Homes. Proposed Private Plan Change 45 seeks to delete Rules 4A 2.1 (q) and 11 2.2.1 (a) (in part) from the Operative City of Lower Hutt District Plan to allow for residential activities on Lot 64 DP 319972 (1N Mandel Mews) and to rezone Lot 64 DP 329306 (57N Mandel Mews) from General Residential Activity Area to General Recreation Activity Area.
Proposed District Plan change 38: Taita Drive, north of Avalon Park
Hutt City Council has prepared Proposed Plan Change 38 which seeks to rezone a Hutt City Council owned area of land North of Avalon Park from General Recreation Activity Area to General Residential Activity Area, while rezoning the property at 107A Taita Drive from General Residential Activity Area to General Recreation Activity Area.
Miramar 24-hour parking limit proposal
Wellington City Council is considering introducing 24-hour time-restricted parking in the area bounded by Calabar Road, Caledonia Street, Devonshire Road, Ellesmere Avenue, Crawford Green and Broadway. The objective is to reduce conflict over parking in this area.
Applications to hold whale bone
Pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Operations Manager, Motueka notifies that he has received permit applications from J Westrupp, S Graham, D Hartendorf, J Corbett and Kura Kaupapa Maori Whakarewa I Te Reo ki Tuwharetoa to hold whale bone.
Draft local Easter Sunday shop trading policy
At an Extraordinary Meeting of Council held on 24 January 2017 Council resolved to adopt a Draft Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy (Statement of Proposal)for public consultation using the Special Consultative Procedures as prescribed in Section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002.
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.
Our Place: Balclutha
Clutha District Council is consulting about Balclutha's War Memorial Hall; town entrances and focal points; walking and cycling linkages; parks and reserves; Centennial Pool and Park; and any other ideas.
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.
Review of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) unit standards
NZQA National Qualifications Services invites you to give feedback on the reviewed EAP unit standards. This feedback will be used by the review panel to further develop the standards to ensure that they meet the needs of the sector.
Draft Wairakei Landscape Plan
Tauranga City Council has prepared a draft landscape plan for part of the 15km long Wairakei Stream reserve corridor. The landscape plan will provide a template for enhancement of 10 hectares of reserve over the next 10 years. It includes features such as planting, cultural recognition, signage and pathways.
Proposed plan change 49
Z & S Croft and J K Williams have lodged a private plan change request (PC49) with the Council. The Plan Change seeks to amend the land use zoning from Rural Inner Plains to Living 3. The request seeks to insert an Outline Development Plan (ODP) and site specific rules to facilitate the development of approximately 16 Rural Residential sections.
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.
Easter Sunday trading
Following a law change last year local communities are now able to decide if shops in their district can open for trade on Easter Sunday. Kaikōura District Council supports individual shop owners having the ability to decide if they open for trade on Easter Sunday. The law change made last year allows employees to choose if they work on Easter Sunday regardless of if a local policy is adopted. To give shop owners the choice Council has drafted a Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy. Before making a final decision Council wants to hear your views.
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.
Natural Reserve Management Plan
Waikato District Council is intending to prepare a Natural Parks Reserve Management Plan which will outline the future use, management and development of the natural parks it administers across the district.
Proposed Plan Change 1D (Flow Requirements for Water Takes)
The purpose of Proposed Plan Change 1D is to improve how the ORC assesses the amount of water that should remain in a waterbody when water is taken out for use and the conditions we may apply when people take water.
Hastings District Council is holding a public consultation process on its gambling policies. The policies must be reviewed every three years.
- Council’s Class 4 Gambling Policy details where and how many pokie machines are allowed in the district. The policy has a “sinking lid” approach which means that it will not permit more machines to be added to a venue, nor grant licences for new venues.
- The policy for TAB venues is to continue to allow the number of standalone TAB venues to be determined by the New Zealand Racing Board.
Literacy and numeracy unit standards
NZQA National Qualifications Services has reviewed the six Literacy and Numeracy unit standards, and invites your feedback by Monday 6 March 2017.
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.
Annual Plan 2017 update
Southland District Council has been working on its proposed budget and work programme for the Annual Plan 2017/2018 using what was included in the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) for 2017/2018 as a starting point. Total rates overall are proposed to increase by 3.64%, compared with 3.36% proposed in the 10 Year Plan. There have also been some changes to the timing of some scheduled projects, particularly water and sewerage projects and the Catlins road seal extension.
Proposed amendments to IHS 155.02.05 (seeds for sowing) and requirements for pea seed imports
MPI is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to
- the Import health standard: Seeds for sowing (155.02.05)
- phytosanitary measures for Pisum seeds for sowing.
Draft wastewater bylaw
Palmerston North City Council is currently seeking your views on the draft Wastewater Bylaw. This is a new bylaw which focuses on protecting Palmerston’s North’s wastewater infrastructure.
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.
Draft local alcohol policy
Council is proposing to introduce a Local Alcohol Policy to apply throughout the Horowhenua District. This Policy will set rules around the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol within the District.
Draft dangerous and insanitary buildings policy
Council is proposing to update its 2006 policy in respect of dangerous and insanitary buildings by introducing a separate policy on this matter. There are no significant changes from the 2006 policy in this review.
PUB00277a: Goods and services tax - GST treatment of fees payable to manager of a unit trust
This QWBA considers whether services supplied by the manager of a unit trust under a contract with investors in the unit trust are exempt supplies. It concludes that these services are exempt supplies being financial services under s 3(1)(c), (d), (k), or (l) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 or the supply of services that are reasonably incidental and necessary to the supply of financial services by the manager.
PUB00277bb: Goods and services tax - GST treatment of outsourced services in relation to a unit trust
This QWBA considers whether administrative services (registry or accounting functions) or investment management services acquired by the manager of a unit trust to satisfy its obligations under the contract with investors are exempt supplies. It concludes that these services are taxable supplies as they are not any of the activities listed in the definition of 'financial services'.
Proposed Part 2 of the Processing of poultry code of practice
The Processing of poultry code of practice was written to give guidance on the currently agreed way to meet the regulatory requirements of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) under the Animal Products Act 1999.
Marlborough salmon relocation
The Minister for Primary Industries wants to hear your views on a proposal to amend the Marlborough Sounds resource management plan to enable relocation of up to 6 salmon farms.
2017 Taranaki airspace review
The Civil Aviation Authority is consulting about the 2017 Taranaki airspace review.
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.
Intention to grant a concession to Goldfields Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Goldfields Limited to provide a gold mining experience for tourists and to operate a licensed cafe/restaurant at the Kawarau Gorge Mining Centre. This concession will allow the continuation of the company’s existing authorised activities at this location.
Howick Village centre plan
What could Howick Village look like in 30 years? That’s the focus of a new plan being developed by Auckland Council.
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.
Victoria Park Reserve Management Plan
The district-wide reserve management plan as it applies to Victoria Park is currently under review and is out for the initial round of consultation.
Annual improvements to IFRS standards 2015–2017 cycle
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is proposing amendments to:
- IAS 12 Income Taxes;
- IAS 23 Borrowing Costs; and
- IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures.
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.
Reid's Farm management review
Taupo District Council is working towards revising its reserve management plan for Reid’s Farm. But before the plan is finalised, we’d like to know your views.
Taupo District Council is working towards creating a Freedom Camping Bylaw to manage freedom camping in certain areas of the Taupo District. But before the bylaw has been finalised, they'd like to know your views.
Manurewa, Takanini, Papakura area plan
Auckland Council is developing an Integrated Area Plan for the Great South Road corridor that will present a 30 year vision for the future of the area, and the three key centres. The Manurewa, Takanini, Papakura Spatial Priority Area (SPA) is one of 10 SPAs committed to in Auckland Council’s Long-term Plan.
Urban development authorities
To deliver more dynamic and successful cities that better meet the needs for housing, employment and amenity, the government is proposing that major urban development projects are able to be built more quickly. New legislation is being considered that will enable local and central government to: empower nationally or locally significant urban development projects to access more enabling development powers and land use rules; and establish new urban development authorities to support these projects where required. MBIE is currently undertaking public consultation on the content and extent of this proposed legislation.
Amendments to tier 2 For-profit Entities Revision of Reduced Disclosure Regime (RDR)
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) have jointly developed a proposed RDR decision-making framework. When finalised, this framework will form a joint Policy Statement to be used for determining disclosure requirements for entities reporting in accordance with Tier 2 For-profit Accounting Requirements, that is, NZ IFRS Reduced Disclosure Regime (RDR).
Whanganui flood protection
Horizons Regional Council is trying to gauge what appetite there is (if any) within the community to pay for measures to reduce river-related flood risk following the June 2015 flood event. Conversations with the Whanganui public will help inform decisions around if funding provision is to be made as part of the process of updating Council’s Long-term Plan in 2018.
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.
Linwood Lower Fields - Flood protection landscape plan
The Linwood Lower Fields project is part of the wider Land Drainage Recovery Programme (LDRP) which seeks to restore the flooding risk in Christchurch to‘pre-earthquake levels’. Linwood Lower Fields has been selected as a site for a new flood storage basin. The basin will store flood water in heavy rainfall events and release it slowly back to Bells Creek after the storm event, reducing the flood risk to properties in the adjacent areas. It is proposed to plant trees around the basin to create a forested area with lower planting and pools throughout.
Amendment to the regulation to allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue in 2 parts of Otago Harbour
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting on behalf of the Minister for Primary Industries, on whether to amend a regulation that restricts commercial harvesting of cockles in Otago Harbour. The amendment will allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue. Commercial harvesting has been authorised since 2009 in 2 parts of the harbour under special permit.
Review of the blue cod 5 (BCO5) pot mesh size
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing whether the minimum commercial blue cod pot mesh size in the BCO5 area (Southland including Fiordland, and Stewart, Campbell and Antipodes islands) should be increased from 48mm to 54mm.
Review of southern blue whiting sustainability measures for 1 April 2017
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for two southern blue whiting stocks.
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.