You can give local and central government feedback on their plans before they make decisions.Skip to results
2017 Taranaki airspace review
The Civil Aviation Authority is consulting about the 2017 Taranaki airspace review.
Woolston Community Facility - Concept design for consultation
The Woolston Community Library was one of the first suburban libraries to open in Christchurch in 1871, and against all odds, the library survived until it was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Council are now starting a project to build a new facility on the site. It will be approximately 300 m2 and include public toilets and spaces for community groups to use. The building itself is anticipated to be designed in a style that fits with the surrounding buildings in the area.
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.
Sustainable Harvesting on GDC Land
Grey District Council owns a number of indigenous forests, which up to now have been untouched. A registration of interest has been received for the rights to harvest one specific such forest in exchange for Council being paid a % of the yield. Before Council responds to the applicant, it has decided to consult with the public on the question of whether Council should allow indigenous logging within its forests.
Inglewood Community Plan
New Plymouth District Council want to hear from you about how you would like to see the Inglewood community develop into the future and whether there is anything that might need improving now. Your responses will contribute to the Inglewood Community Board Plan.
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.
Proposed Easter Sunday Trading Policy survey
Hutt City Council is undertaking a pre-consultation process to determine if an Easter Sunday Trading Policy is desirable for Lower Hutt. It is asking key stakeholders and interested members of the community to complete a survey to provide feedback.
Ensors Road proposed passenger transport intersection improvements (Brougham Street - Opawa Road)
The Orbiter service is experiencing delays in morning and afternoon peak periods through the Ensors Road/Opawa Road/Brougham Street intersection.
Proposed RMA Monitoring fees
Council has reviewed its Resource Management Act and is proposing the introduction of new annual fixed monitoring fees for mooring and water permits and minor changes and clarification to the existing fees and charges.
Fees and Charges 2017-18
Council is proposing changes to seven areas in the Fees & Charges outlined in the current Long Term Plan 2015-25 — some are new fees, some increases and some decreases.
Marlborough District Council's proposed bylaws
Marlborough District Council has reviewed its general bylaws. They cover a range of matters ranging from public health and safety, parking, the use of public reserves, stock on public roads and driving on beaches as well as the keeping of animals.
Proposed Building Act fees
Council has reviewed its Building Act fees and is proposing changes to the fees schedule.
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.
Notice of intention to enter into a lease over part Sawyers Bay
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Sawyers Bay, adjacent to 114 Stevenson Avenue, Dunedin.
Making hours-ahead price forecasts more accurate
The Electricity Authority is seeking feedback from interested parties on the making hours-ahead price forecasts more accurate consultation paper. They have been considering ways to improve the accuracy of prices in the forecast schedules available up to 36 hours in advance of real-time. This is one of two spot market refinements they are exploring (the other is real-time pricing).
This improved route for bikes will provide a smoother connection for Miramar residents with Evans Bay, Kilbirnie and the central city.
Fee changes for commercial buildings
Invercargill City Council is now consulting on a proposed change to the fees charged for the second or subsequent Certificates of Public Use (CPU) for Commercial Buildings issued under the Building Act 2004, which would see it rise from $350 to $5000.
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.
Disclosing non-GAAP financial information
The Financial Markets Authority are seeking feedback for updated guidance they intend to publish later this year on disclosing non-GAAP financial information.
New skate area planned for Lincoln
Plans to develop a new skate facility for Lincoln have moved forward, with a location for the site being confirmed and a concept plan now available to view.
Te Whau Pathway
Have your say on Te Whau Pathway — a new shared path along the western edge of the Whau River between the Waitematā Harbour and the Manukau Harbour. Te Whau Pathway, a shared path for pedestrians and people on bikes, will be a significant link in a network of cycling and walking routes around Auckland.
The Waikato Plan
The Waikato Plan is the first time that the councils of the Waikato and their strategic partners have joined together with one voice to identify and address the issues that the region faces. The Plan identifies a number of priorities and actions as being critically important for the region.
Annual Plan 2017/18
Horowhenua District Council is undertaking consultation prior to producing its 2017/18 Annual Plan. Residents and ratepayers are welcome to make a submission on any of the matters covered in the 2017/18 Annual Plan Consultation Document. Submissions close at 5:00pm on Monday 10 April 2017. Consultation will be in accordance with the special consultative procedure of the Local Government Act 2002 and its 2014 amendments.
Requirements and processes for audits: Inherent risk registers and update to audit guidelines
The Electricity Authority are consulting on inherent risk registers and updated guidelines for auditors and audited participants, to reflect changes to the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) that come into force on 1 June 2017.
PUB00262: Income tax - treatment of New Zealand patents
This Interpretation Statement replaces "Income tax treatment of New Zealand patents", Tax Information Bulletin Vol 18, No 7 (August 2006): 36. It reflects the legislative changes to income tax and patents legislation since 2006, in particular the replacing of the Income Tax Act 2007 by the Income Tax Act 2004, and Patents Act 2013 by the Patents Act 1953.
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.
Addition of warning statements on labels of topical miconazole containing medicines available without prescription
The Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee at their 167th meeting recommended that Medsafe update the Label Statements Database to include a compulsory warning statement for miconazole containing products regarding an interaction with warfarin. The purpose of this consultation is to propose labelling requirements for medicines containing miconazole that are available without prescription.
Updated fees and charges
Palmerston North City Council are seeking feedback on proposed updates to fees and charges for trade waste, planning and miscellaneous services, as well as the introduction of a new licence fee for bulk waste collectors.
Surrey Park classification
Invercargill City Council, as the administering body of Surrey Park, proposes that the acquired areas taken under section 40 of the Public Works Act be designated as Recreation Reserve.
Proposed schedule of charges
Tasman District Council recover some of the costs associated with the services they provide through fees and charges. Some charges are set by statute, and others by the Council. All the charges are reviewed each year, and changes are made if necessary.
Perehipe Reserve Lease 2017
Far North District, under Section 54 of the Reserves Act 1977, proposes leasing part of the Perehipe Recreation Reserve to the owners of the Whatuwhiwhi Top 10 Holiday Park.
Fees & Charges 2017
Each year, Council reviews its fees and charges to make sure they are appropriate and consults with the community about any proposed changes. Where there have been increases this year, they are based on the Local Government Cost Index of 1.4%. Other changes include small adjustments to meet the requirements under various Acts and to cover increased costs where applicable.
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.
Intention to grant a lease/licence concession to New Zealand Transport Agency
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 20 year concession under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to the New Zealand Transport Agency to construct a new helipad, access road and buildings on existing licence areas along the Milford Road in Fiordland National Park.
Base erosion and profit shifting — transfer pricing and permanent establishment avoidance
There are international concerns about multinationals not paying their fair share of tax. This is because some multinationals use base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) strategies to report low taxable profits in New Zealand and other countries in which they operate.
Base erosion and profit shifting — strengthening our interest limitation rules
The use of debt is one of the simplest ways of shifting taxable profits from one jurisdiction to another. For example, because interest payments are deductible, a related-party cross-border loan between a foreign parent and their New Zealand subsidiary will reduce taxes payable in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s implementation of the multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent BEPS
The multilateral instrument (MLI) provides New Zealand with a unique opportunity to strengthen double tax agreements (DTAs) and ensure they are consistent with international best practice. Accordingly, the Government has already indicated it intends to sign the MLI, and has made preliminary decisions on which DTAs to cover and provisions to adopt. Due to the novel nature of the MLI and its interaction with New Zealand’s DTAs, officials are interested in receiving submissions on the implementation of the MLI and practical issues associated with its adoption.
Annual Plan — Projects and Budgets 2017 / 2018
In the next year, Tasman District Council will be developing the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018–2028. This provides a great opportunity to consider whether they are heading in the right direction and how they can work with your community better.
Palmerston North City Council are preparing their Annual Budget for 2017-18 and want your feedback by 18 April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed Local Alcohol Policy 2017
The Whanganui District Council are developing a policy to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District.
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).
Notice of intention to enter into a lease over part Forrester Park
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Forrester Park, adjacent to Norwood Street, Normanby, Dunedin.
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.
Annual Budget 2017/2018
Public consultation on the budget this year contains a range of topics, including proposed new targeted rates, as well as a range of options for rates rises.
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.
Nor'West Arc — major cycle route
The proposed Nor’West Arc route starts at Cashmere Road near Princess Margaret Hospital and runs north across the western side of the city, eventually connecting to the Northern Line Major Cycle Route near St James Park.
Vinyl records and legal deposit
This consultation seeks input on the terms and conditions relating to format and public access, when vinyl records are explicitly brought within the scope of the legal deposit regime.
Draft Air Quality Bylaw for Indoor Domestic Fires
The draft bylaw seeks to re-establish the regional rules that were in the former Regional Plan. This draft bylaw is not proposing any new measures; it replicates the rules and standards of the former Regional Plan, which have applied since 2010.
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.
Easter Sunday Trading Policy
Porirua City Council would like to hear your views on whether or not the Council should adopt a policy that allows shops to open on Easter Sunday. The Council plans to consider views and make a decision in early April.