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Draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017 consultation
At its meeting on 15 March 2017, Horowhenua District Council resolved to publicly consult on the proposal to introduce a Land Transport Bylaw that incorporates traffic and parking restrictions, stock movement, and other transport requirements.
Proposed Fees & Charges 2017/18: Food Act 2014 & Resource Consenting
Horowhenua District Council is proposing to set a range of fees to apply for: Food Premises that are subject to the Food Act 2014; and Resource Consenting (Planning) Services. These proposed fees will apply for the 2017/18 financial year, commencing 1 July 2017.
Proposed Fees & Charges 2017/18: Food Act 2014 & Resource Consenting
Horowhenua District Council is proposing to set a range of fees to apply for: Food Premises that are subject to the Food Act 2014; and Resource Consenting (Planning) Services. These proposed fees will apply for the 2017/18 financial year, commencing 1 July 2017. Council resolved to consult on these fees at its ordinary meeting on 15 March 2017, using the Special Consultative Procedure as laid down in the Local Government Act 2002.
Draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017
Horowhenua District Council is proposing to introduce the draft Land Transport Bylaw 2017, which amalgamates and replaces the following Bylaws due for review: Traffic and Parking Restrictions Bylaw 2007; and Stock Control and Keeping of Poultry, Bees and Pigs Bylaw 2005.
Economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand — draft report
The Government is preparing its latest report to the United Nations on economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand.
Clean Water 2017
The Government is consulting on proposals to improve the management of New Zealand's lakes, rivers and other waterbodies. The proposals are part of the Clean Water package 2017.
Draft General Determination ED0193: depreciation rate for abrasive blasting booths (including media recovery/recycling, dust extraction and ventilation systems)
The Commissioner has recently been asked to consider what depreciation rate should apply for abrasive blasting booths. The asset consists of the abrasive blasting chamber, including the in-floor media recovery system and the media reclaimer/recycler.
Draft General Determination ED0192: depreciation rate for kiwifruit overhead mesh shelters
The Commissioner has recently been asked to consider what depreciation rate should apply for kiwifruit overhead mesh shelters.
University Entrance review discussion document
NZQA is reviewing the University Entrance requirements 2016-2017. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the current requirements are relevant and up to date.
Draft Annual Plan 2017 to 2018
The Council is planning to invest nearly half a billion dollars in the city next year, with $270 million of that already committed to major projects across facilities, water and transport.
Wharves in Lower Hutt
Council wants to know what Lower Hutt residents think about the future of the four wharves owned and maintained by Hutt City Council.
Annual Plan 2017 to 2018
Public consultation on Lower Hutt's proposed annual plan for 2017 to 2018.
Short duration derivatives
The Financial Markets Authority are seeking feedback on whether they should confirm that deliverable spot FX contracts (those settled within three working days) are not derivatives for the purposes of the FMC Act, through a proposed class designation under section 562(1)(c) of that Act.
Akaroa Wastewater Scheme
Christchurch City Council needs to upgrade Akaroa’s wastewater system. The upgrade reflects their commitment to ensure the Akaroa community is provided with a high quality wastewater system. The new plant will be a compact modern facility, making use of recent improvements in wastewater treatment and attractively landscaped to limit visual impact. It will be quiet and will not cause odour. This will minimise the new plant’s impact on the environment and the community.
Draft Local Alcohol Policy
Council is proposing an amendment to the current policy in response to concerns raised by members of the community about a lack of controls in the policy over the number of off-licences in certain areas of the city.
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.
Intention to grant a concession to Go Orange 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 Go Orange Limited to build, maintain and occupy a base building for an existing kayaking operation at Deepwater Basin, Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi in Fiordland National Park.
Draft Annual Plan 2017-18
Porirua City Council is consulting on the draft annual plan for 2017-18. They have a number of changes from the Long-term Plan and are seeking community input.
Wastewater Bylaw Review
The wastewater bylaw is being reviewed. This bylaw enables the Porirua City Council to protect public health and safety and the environment, and provide effective and efficient wastewater infrastructure. They're keen to hear your views on this proposed new bylaw.
Annual Plan 2017/18
Kāpiti Coast District Council would like feedback on proposed changes to their planning and budgets for the 2017/18 financial year — year three of the long term plan.
Cranford Regeneration Plan
Christchurch City Council has prepared a draft Cranford Regeneration Plan covering approximately 125 hectares of rural zoned land in the Papanui and St Albans area.
Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017–2022
Respite is an investment in protecting the health and wellbeing of families and sustaining the family unit. The Ministry of Health currently funds a variety of respite supports for disabled people and their families, but feedback from the sector has indicated that there are a number of areas for improvement within the existing model. The Ministry has drafted a respite strategy that proposes aligning respite with the Disability Support Services strategic direction to enable greater choice, control and flexibility to people with disabilities and their families.
Revenue and Financing Policy
Porirua City Council would like to hear your views whether or not you agree with the proposed changes to the Revenue & Financing Policy enabling a targeted City Development rate to be charged to 750 commercial/industrial properties to replace the City Centre Development rate currently charged only on 56 properties in the CBD.
Stock Control Bylaw 2017 draft
Gisborne District Council are reviewing the Stock Control Bylaw 2008 and would like your feedback. The draft Stock Control Bylaw 2017 will apply to all roads in our district including state highways.
PUB00248: Income tax — whether YouTube receipts are taxable
This considers whether YouTube receipts are subject to income tax. It concludes that in many cases YouTube receipts will be taxable. Taxpayers do not need to be carrying on a business to be taxable on YouTube receipts. Two other provisions in the Income Tax Act 2007 tax YouTube receipts if they are income under ordinary concepts, or are from a profit-making undertaking or scheme.
Riverbed Gravel Management Review
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) has revised its Gravel Management Plan and its Code of Environmental Practice for River Control and Waterway Works, 2017. The plan and code are about how the riverbed gravel extraction will be managed and HBRC wants to hear the community views on the proposals.
Howick Village centre plan
The Howick Local Board is sponsoring the development of a centre plan for Howick village. This draft plan outlines four key concepts that have been developed based on feedback that has been received to date about Howick. Each concept contains actions that have been developed in consultation with the wider council family and other key stakeholders.
Sustainable harvesting on GDC land
Council would appreciate public feedback on whether sustainable harvesting of native trees should be allowed on Council owned land.
KiwiSaver annual statements calculation of total fees in dollars
All KiwiSaver providers will soon need to display the dollar amount of total annual fees paid by each investor in investors annual statements.
Plan change 42 — Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents
Plan change 42 addresses the risk from flooding within the Mangaroa River and Pinehaven Stream catchments for the 1:100 year flood event.
Financial Transmission Rights development: issues and options paper
The Electricity Authority are seeking feedback on 12 options intended to enhance the operation of the FTR market. They do not expect that all of the options discussed in the issues and options paper will be introduced, as some of them may not deliver a net benefit to the market, and there are a number which are alternatives to others presented.
Information paper: Normal Frequency Management — strategic review
The Electricity Authority are reviewing the arrangements for managing normal frequency to investigate options to further promote the efficiency limb of the Authority’s statutory objective. Matters to be considered include the asset owner performance obligations for generators, the proposed national market for frequency keeping, cost allocation, and dispatch processes.
Intention to grant a concession to Tangihua Lions Lodge Trust
Have your say on the Minister of Conservation's intention to grant a concession for the running of the Tangihua Lions Lodge Education Camp in Tangihua Forest. Submissions close 10 May 2017.
The future of Whenuapai
There was extensive public interest in the development of the Structure Plan and valuable comments were received. Those comments assisted with the completion of the Structure Plan and helped inform the development of the Draft Plan Change.
Akaroa, pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements
Christchurch City Council would like to receive feedback from community regarding the proposed pedestrian safety and accessibility upgrades for seven intersections within Akaroa township.
Transitional regulations to maintain the safety of Kiwis and our environment
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking submissions on a consultation paper for transitional regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act.
Annual Plan 2017 to 2018
Hawke's Bay Regional Council have identified six hot-spot areas they want to give special focus to, without taking their eye off other issues in the region.
Maritime Rules Part 40 — Invitation to comment
Maritime New Zealand is seeking your views on six proposed amendments to the 40 series of rules.
Proposed Local Alcohol Policy 2017
The Whanganui District Council are developing a policy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District.
Notice of intention to enter into a lease over part Chingford Park
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Chingford Park at North Road, Dunedin.
Notice of proposal to revoke reservation over part Emerson Street Recreation Reserve
In terms of Section 24 of the Reserves Act 1977, the Dunedin City Council proposes to revoke the reservation over part Emerson Street Recreation Reserve adjoining 16 and 18 Emerson Street, Concord.
Draft Parking Strategy
The Greymouth Urban Design Framework (the Framework) for our town centre was adopted by Council in August 2015. Council commissioned Opus International Consultants to carry out a strategic study of parking provision in the Greymouth CBD. A Draft Parking Strategy has now been developed and Council are asking for public feedback.
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.
PUB00249: Fringe benefit tax – motor vehicles
This draft Interpretation Statement aims to consolidate all of the statements Inland Revenue has published on FBT and motor vehicles. A number of these statements related to earlier versions of legislation and use out-dated section references. The Interpretation Statement brings all of the Inland Revenue statements together in one place in a user-friendly format to provide taxpayers with increased certainty in understanding their FBT obligations for motor vehicles and lead to better compliance.
Amend Alcohol Ban Bylaw
The Kaiata Community Centre would like to manage their property as an alcohol free area. Council has agreed and proposes to include the property under Schedule 3 of the current Banning of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw.
Notice of intention to enter into a lease over part Brooklands Park
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Brooklands Park, 10 Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel.
PUB00268: Resident and non-resident withholding taxes: non-cash dividends
This "Question we've been asked" (QWBA) considers whether the income of a person who receives a non-cash dividend includes any resident or non resident withholding tax paid for the dividend.
Proposed general export requirements for bee products
The Ministry for Primary Industries are seeking your feedback on a draft general export requirement (GREX) that will amend requirements for all exported bee products. In particular, they want to know what you think about the proposals to define mānuka honey and to introduce additional traceability measures.
PUB00285: Income tax insurance — key-person insurance policies
This draft "questions we've been asked" explains the income tax treatment of key-person insurance policies where the insurance is for replacing lost business profits as a result of the death or disablement of a key employee.
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).
Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2016
MPI wants feedback on proposed changes to the maximum residue levels (MRLs) of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines in food.
Improving financial information in an equity PDS
The Financial Markets Authority intend to issue guidance for equity issuers on how to disclose financial information in product disclosure statements (PDS) in a clear, concise and effective manner.
Proposal to dispose of conservation land in Lake Te Anau Control Gates Conservation Area
The Department of Conservation gives notice of its intention to dispose of an area of approximately 4.4535 ha of conservation land being part of the Lake Te Anau Control Gates Conservation Area, described as Southland District, Pt Run 3018. If, after consideration of any objections or submissions, it is decided that the area is no longer required for conservation purposes, DOC intends to dispose of the land.
Draft General Determination ED0194: Depreciation rate for rapid DC car charging stations
The Commissioner proposes to set a general depreciation rate for a new asset class “Rapid DC car charging stations”.
Intention to grant concession to Avondale College
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a fifteen (15) year concession (lease) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Avondale College, for a continued lease of part of the Tongariro Conservation Area.
Fire and Emergency NZ levy regulations
The discussion document released by the Minister of Internal Affairs seeks the public's views on proposals for a transitional ‘levy relief’ to fund the new Fire and Emergency agency, and how the levy will be calculated on insurance contracts.
ACVM Notice: Agricultural compounds exempt from registration
The ACVM (Exemptions and Prohibited Substances) Regulations 2011 specify requirements for agricultural compounds exempted from registration. This notice specifies requirements for the person(s) responsible for the exempt agricultural compound to ensure that the requirements are met.
Combined consultation 2017
Northland Regional Council are seeking feedback on their annual activities and budgets (via the Annual Plan and Charging Policy), how pests are managed (Proposed Northland Regional Pest and Marine Pathway Management Plan), and rules for keeping people safe on the water (Draft Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017).
Burwood Park (south), Burwood - proposed fitness trail
Christchurch City Council has prepared a landscape plan for the development of a fitness trail at Burwood Park (south). The trail is a similar concept to the existing fitness trail at Hagley Park.
James Cook Observatory
The observatory on top of Tītīrangi is currently closed due to earthquake risk. Gisborne District Council would like to redevelop this facility and create a concept plan that ties in with the wider Tītīrangi restoration and Navigations projects.