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Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028 Consultation Document
This Consultation Document is a summary of Stratford District Council’s proposed 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan. It includes how Council will manage its finances, its infrastructure and other matters of significance.
Statement of Proposal for Joining the Local Government Funding Agency
The Stratford District Council is considering participating in the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Ltd (LGFA) scheme, which is a scheme designed to allow local authorities to borrow at more favourable interest rates. The LGFA, which sits at the heart of the scheme, is a council-controlled trading organisation (CCTO) established by a group of local authorities and the Crown.
Statement of Proposal for Financial Policies
This statement of Proposal is prepared under Section 82B of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act), to cover changes made to the following financial policies prepared in compliance with Section 102 of the Act. Amendments to these policies must be made in accordance with the principles of Consultation contained in Section 82 of the Act. Part of those requirements is for there to be a Statement of Proposal
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.
Park Island Reconfiguration - Further Submissions Sought
Napier City Council received seven submissions on Plan Change 11 during the initial consultation period in January/February 2018. These raised a range of issues, including traffic, parking, access and stormwater (among others).
Council now wants to hear from you what you think of these submissions.
Consultation on Proposed Rule Changes
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is consulting on proposed changes to NZQA Rules.
These changes seek to ensure that the Rules are clear, reflect operational changes, address emerging risks and enable NZQA to effectively perform its quality assurance functions.
Proposed Changes to fees payable under the Medicines Regulations 1984
Medsafe is seeking comments from interested parties on the updated fees document.
Medsafe is particularly interested in how the proposed changes will affect the operation of organisations and individuals involved in the industry.
Land Transfer Act 2017 - consultation on secondary legislation
The Land Transfer Act 2017 (the Act) was passed on 10 July 2017. The Act will come into force later this year. The Act preserves the Torrens land transfer system while modernising the law and producing efficiencies and ease of access to the law. Secondary legislation is required to support the Act.
An exposure draft of the regulations has been released on behalf of the Minister for Land Information, together with the draft standards, directives, deposit documents, and guidelines for consultation. This is an opportunity for interested parties to comment and make submissions on all aspects of the new secondary legislation.
Application for licence by DMS Horticulture Limited
Have your say on an application by DMS Horticulture Limited for a permit to operate a kiwifruit orchard at Paengaroa Cemetery Reserve.
Proposals to change new organism status
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking submissions on proposals to remove the new organism status of five species already present in New Zealand.
Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028
Want to have your say on Upper Hutt’s future? Upper Hutt City Council is now seeking your feedback on the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 Consultation Document. This is a summary of Council's proposed plan and it is supported by a range of other documents proving more details (called Supporting Information).
Proposal to extend one-hour free parking offer
Christchurch City Council is seeking feedback on extending one hour free parking at the Lichfield and Art Gallery car parks.
Proposed Special Housing Area: Quentin Drive and Gilbass Avenue – revised
Hamilton City Council is seeking feedback on the revised proposal to consider Quentin Drive and Gilbass Avenue as a Special Housing Area.
Buchanans Road - speed limit change
Christchurch City Council is proposing a speed limit change on Buchanans Road outside Delamain subdivision.
Methamphetamine Property Policy
Invercargill City Council is seeking feedback on its draft Methamphetamine Property Policy.
Health and Hygiene Bylaw
The risk of infection and transmission of disease occurring as a result of skin piercing has been considered by Council. The draft Health and Hygiene Bylaw addresses steps which council can put in place which may assist in mitigating this risk. The Bylaw helps Council meet its obligations to take action under the Health Act 1956 with respect to the management of conditions that may be injurious to health.
Fees for land title products and services
LINZ is seeking submissions on a proposal that the fees charged for land title products and services remain at current rates.
Including an annual declaration of compliance in regulatory returns and updating the standard regulatory returns condition
The Financial Markets Authority is seeking feedback from market licensees on a proposal to require licensees to make an annual declaration of compliance as part of the regulatory return. Licensees will be asked to confirm they have adequate systems, processes and controls in place to ensure compliance with their market services obligations and that they have operated effectively over the relevant period.
The FMA is also proposing to update the wording of the market service licence condition that requires licensees to submit a regulatory return.
Long Term Plan
Matamata-Piako District Council is seeking feedback on its Long Term Plan.
Greater Wellington 10-Year Plan
We’re reviewing our plans for the next 10 years and have identified four key priorities for the region. Freshwater Quality and Biodiversity, Regional Resilience, Water Supply and Public Transport. The work we do to progress these priorities will affect you and your community, so it’s important we understand what you think.
Two Inglewood parks - Joe Gibbs Reserve and Trimble Park - could soon be linked thanks to a gift of land from farm owner John Clark.
The gift includes a request that New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) grant Mr Clark a right-of-way easement accross the existing NPDC reserve (Trimble Park - Section 2 SO 14870) and gifted land to improve access to his farm.
The proposed right-of-way will enable vehicle access from Standish Street (between Kohanga Reo and 55 Standish Street) to the farm at 1629 Mountain Road (Part Section 1 Moa District) through the provisions of section 48 of the Reserves Act 1977. The right of way will not affect future pedestrian access through the land between Joe Gibbs Reserve and Trimble Park, and it might provide pedestrian access to a new part of the reserve across the Kurapete Stream.
A final decision on the approval of the right of way is subject to consideration of objections and submissions from the public.
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.
Consultation for the 2018-28 Long-term Plan
Horizons Regional Council is consulting on their 2018-28 Long-term Plan (LTP) from 28 March to 30 April. The LTP sets out how Horizons Regional Council plans on managing the region’s natural resources for the next 10 years. This includes identifying the activities they propose to deliver and what rate contributions will be required to help cover the estimated costs for each year.
ED0203: Commissioner’s statement on using a kilometre rate for business running of a motor vehicle
This statement sets out the Commissioner’s position on using a kilometre rate for business running of a motor vehicle.
Public Notice of Application Concerning Resource Consent RMA20170280
Hastings District Council seeks resource consent to upgrade an existing 80 metre limestone rock revetment (constructed in 2013) and to construct a new 400 metre limestone rock revetment (extending west, from the existing revetment) at Clifton Beach (495 and 466 Clifton Road).
Draft 10-Year Plan 2018-28
The draft 2018-2028 10-Year Plan sets out the Council’s priorities, plans and budget for the next decade. It is reviewed every three years. This form is about getting your feedback on the draft 10-Year Plan to help Council make decisions.
Long Term Plan 2018-28 Consultation
Every three years Waitaki District Council prepares a Long Term Plan (LTP). Council looks at whats been achieved over the last few years, where to go in future, and how much it will cost the Council.
This is your opportunity to help the Council shape the Waitaki District for the next ten years.
Rating Review 2018
Hamilton City Council is proposing a change to the way rates are calculated and how they are divided up among ratepayers. These proposals would reduce the amount of rates existing ratepayers will pay by increasing the amount of rates the Council gets from those benefitting from growth, and those creating more costs to the Council because of growth.
Development Contributions Policy 2018
Hamilton City Council is updating its Development Contributions Policy (“the existing Policy”). The Council reviews the Policy whenever it embarks on its 10-Year Plan process.
Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018
In 2012 Central Otago District Council adopted its first Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The Council has now undertaken a review of the 2012 plan, and proposes to revoke the 2012 plan and adopt a new 2018 plan.
10-Year Plan Consultation
Every three years the Council completes a planning process that sets out the priorities and budgets for the coming decade. It's an important process that sets a vision for Central Otago that will shape how we grow and change. You are an important part of the process. Consultations are now open and you are invited and encouraged to have your say.
The Octagon Experience
To celebrate our city’s special atmosphere and make way for concert weekend activities and performances, we closed the lower Octagon and lower Stuart Street to traffic between Wednesday 28 March and 2 April 2018. A central pedestrianised hub for all things Ed, this six-day transformation of the area into The Octagon Experience — filled with temporary street furniture, surface treatments, plants, accent lighting, and a large scale snakes and ladders board — was intended to showcase Dunedin’s premier public space as a vibrant, family-friendly space.
We want to know what you think about The Octagon Experience so we can decide whether to do it again for other events.
Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)
The proposed plan sets out how Queenstown Lakes District Coucil will work towards achieving Zero Waste in the Queenstown Lakes District. There's a lot to do, but as a community we can get there together.
Draft Waste Management & Minimisation Plan 2018-24
The draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan outlines Waitaki District Council’s intended role in waste management and minimisation, Council's proposals and projects, and how Counsil intends to fund these for the next six years.
2018-2028 Hauraki District Council Long Term Plan
Over the next ten years and beyond we are facing a major increase in the cost of delivering our services. This will mean rates increases for our ratepayers. We’ve got some hard decisions to make. Help us choose which route we should take.
Denton Park Hearings Panel – Access Strategy
Hearings for the Denton Park proposed management plan and part reserve classification changes have commenced.
Preparing for 5G in New Zealand – technical consultation
Radio Spectrum Management has prepared a consultation document addressing the possible 5G spectrum bands and their future allocation. It also asks for feedback on any other barriers to the roll out of 5G in New Zealand. Interested parties are invited to comment on the questions raised by the consultation document and other matters related 5G in New Zealand.
Tauranga City Council will consider submissions to the Long Term Plan as well as the results from the Referendum that will inform Council's decision making to invest in a museum for Tauranga on 28 June 2018.
Draft Trade Waste Bylaw 2018
Southland District Council is now inviting submissions on a draft Trade Waste Bylaw.
The draft Bylaw proposes how Council will manage and regulate trade waste discharges and related activities.
The draft Bylaw is similar to the current Trade Waste Bylaw 2008. Changes are proposed to the definitions section (the definition of 'Working Day' is being deleted) and to the section outlining the maximum penalty for a breach of the Bylaw.
Community Garden Options
Pascal Street Community Trust has to relocate its community garden. Palmerston North City Council is proposing to allow the trust to establish a new garden in either Alexander Park or Awapuni Park. Which is your preferred option?
Waipapa water connection
The Council is considering adding about 80 properties in Waipapa to the Kerikeri water scheme. These properties currently get their water from the privately-owned Mawson Avenue Water Scheme but the owners wish to permanently shut down the water scheme for personal reasons. The Council decision will be guided by the majority decision from these customers and submissions.
Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Proposal
South Taranaki is a unique place, blessed with abundant natural resources, stunning scenery and innovative people. But we can’t take our future wellbeing for granted.
South Taranaki District Council has a vision to make South Taranaki the most liveable district in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with an attractive and affordable lifestyle, connected people, in sustainable and vibrant communities.
Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2018/19 – 2027/28
The Government’s commitments have made it clear that transformation of the land transport system is a priority. This draft Government Policy Statement presents a number of changes in direction, prioritising safety, access to a wider range of transport options, the environment and value for money.
As part of developing the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport for 2018/19 – 2027/28 (GPS2018) a draft of the document is now available for people to review and provide feedback.
Proposed changes to the Import Health Standard for Animal Products that have Undergone Third Country Processing
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on the draft amended Import Health Standard (IHS) for Animal Products that have Undergone Third Country Processing.
2018-2028 Long Term Plan
Consultation is now open for our 2018-2028 Long Term Plan. The Long Term Plan (LTP) is Lower Hutt City Council’s key strategic document. It sets out the Council’s priorities for the next ten years, including what Council will do, how much it will cost and how Council will fund it. It is reviewed every 3 years to make sure it is still relevant and accurate. In the intervening years, an Annual Plan is developed to reflect any changes to the LTP that are required for the year ahead.
Lower Hutt City Council are working on a new LTP for 2018-2028 that will be adopted in June. But before Council does this they want to hear what the community thinks of the proposed plans.
Unfolding the Plan… Rangitikei 2018-2028
Unfolding the Plan … Rangitikei 2018-2028 is the Consultation Document that summarises Rangitikei Council's Long Term Plan (LTP). It provides you with an explanation of where your rates are spent and what services Council provides. It also tells you what Council thinks are the important issues that the District faces over the next 10 years. Most importantly, it provides you the opportunity to give the Council your feedback on key initiatives.
Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
Every 6 years Council is required to assess the District’s waste and review waste services. A review has recently been completed and the outcomes included in the draft Waste Management Minimisation Plan. The draft Waste Management Minimisation Plan outlines how Council will manage and minimise waste throughout the District.
Draft Significance and Engagement Policy
Council is required to have a Significance and Engagement Policy under the Local Government Act 2002. The purpose of the Significance and Engagement Policy is to provide a framework for Council to decide whether a decision is significant and provide the community with clarity as to when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council.
Draft Rates Remission on Maori Freehold Land Policy
Council’s Rates Remission for Maori Freehold Land Policy is required under section 102 of the Local Government Act 2002. With the specific requirements set out under section 108.
The policy provides for the fair and equitable collection of rates from Māori freehold land, recognising that certain Māori-owned freehold lands have particular conditions, features, ownership structures or other circumstances determining the land as having limited rateability under legislation. This policy also acknowledges the desirability of avoiding further alienation of Māori freehold land.
Proposed Fees and Charges 2018/19
The fees and charges set by the Council follow Council’s view about how various services are to be funded, particularly the balance between the share to be funded by ratepayers (because there is advantage to everyone in having the service available and used) and the share to be funded by those making use of it (because the benefit from the service is primarily, or wholly, enjoyed by such people). In determining this balance, Council has regard for thinking in other councils, especially our neighbours.
Draft Revenue and Financing Policy
The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how Council will fund its services. This includes whether an activity is funded by rates (and what type of rates), fees and charges, external sources.
Long Term Plan 2018/2028
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has prepared your Consultation Document for feedback. There are four key proposals:
Walking and cycling investment.
Western Bay Museum funding.
Arts and culture investment.
Debt management approach.
Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2021 – Mid Term Review
The purpose of the Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan is to set out the region’s land transport objectives, policies, and measures for the next 10 financial years.
Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Psychoactive Substances (Increasing Penalty for Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill.
Gore District Council's 10-Year Plan
Gore District Council is seeking submissions on its 2018-2028 10-Year Plan.
Representation Review for the 2019 and 2022 Wellington City Council Elections
Proposal to make changes to ward boundaries and to make ward names bilingual for the local body elections in 2019 and 2022.
DIA Identity Services Approved Information Sharing Agreement
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is pleased to invite public consultation on the draft Identity Services Approved Information Sharing Agreement (Identity Services AISA).
Policy on Development Contributions
Council is required to have a policy on development contributions and review it every three years. A development contributions policy can require new developments (subdivision or land use) to contribute to the cost of infrastructure related to growth. It requires a robust methodology to set out the costs associated with growth and how they will be met by the development contribution required to be paid. In the past Council’s policy has been to not require development contributions and Council does not intend to change this approach.
Application to hold, import and export a carved sperm whale tooth by Michael Stenning
Have your say on a permit application from Michael Stenning to hold, import and export a carved sperm whale tooth.
Draft Import Health Standard for importing Actinidia plants for planting
MPI is seeking your feedback on the proposed import requirements for Actinidia (including kiwifruit and kiwiberry) plants imported into New Zealand for further propoagation.
Variation 4 'Iona Residential Rezoning'
Variation 4 ‘Iona Residential Rezoning’ is now notified for public viewing and members of the public are now able to make formal submissions to the Variation.
The proposed Henderson-Opanuku Link project will create a shared path from Henderson train station to Corban Estate. This will provide safer and more accessible ways for people to access the town centre, train station and community facilities. The project involves constructing a new art bridge over the Opanuku Stream and upgrading the Opanuku Reserve to a safe, vibrant area for people to enjoy.
Proposed Fees and Charges 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019
Hurunui District Council has revised its fees and charges for the 2018/19 year and invites members of the public to give feedback on these.
Matakana Jubilee Park needs assessment
The Rodney Local Board is seeking feedback from the Matakana community on three potential layouts for Matakana Jubilee Park.
What would you like to learn and do in Tūranga?
Christchuch City Council needs your input to help plan exciting programmes for all members of the public.
Long Term Plan 2018-2028
Hurunui District Council is seeking feedback from the public on its Long Term Plan.
Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka / Parihaka Reconciliation Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka / Parihaka Reconciliation Bill.
Redcliffs Village enhancement project
Christchurch City Council is seeking feedback to help it in the design phase of the Redcliffs Village enhancement project.
The Council is reviewing how it's made up and the representation of the community. Your answers and comments will help the Council to create a formal statement of proposal, which will be out for consultation in July.
Chatham Islands Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (CDEM) Draft Plan
The Chatham Island Council is seeking submissions on the Chatham Islands CDEM Group Plan.
Proposed Animal Products Notice: Dairy Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications
MPI has drafted a new Notice and wants your feedback on the proposed changes. The Notice specifies requirements and procedures to recognise agencies and persons including competencies, qualifications, experience, and performance standards.
Crimes Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Crimes Amendment Bill.
2018-2028 Long Term Plan
Tararua District Council has given a lot of thought to the key opportunities and challenges the community faces as a district. Council then identified some key project priorities that best address these.
These seven issues are those Council would like you to consider and provide feedback on.
ED0202: Non-disclosure right for tax advice documents
This operational statement sets out the process the Commissioner will follow when issuing a notice to a taxpayer, tax advisor and/or a third party requiring the disclosure of documents, which may contain tax advice and may be subject to the right to claim non-disclosure under sections 20B to 20G of the Tax Administration Act 1994.
Ring-fencing rental losses
An officials' issues paper, Ring-fencing rental losses, seeks feedback on on a proposal to ring-fence losses on residential rental properties. The intention of the new policy is to level the playing field between speculators and investors, and home buyers.
Reserve Management Plan for Waihola
Clutha District Council is seeking submissions on the Reserve Management Plan for Waihola.
Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill.
Biodiversity Strategy 2018
Biodiversity (short for biological diversity) describes the variety of all living things. It includes the range of species, their genetics, and the ecosystems where they live.
Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems. It helps to sustain all life forms, including human.
Air Quality Strategy for Otago
Ten years ago, the Otago Regional Council developed a plan to manage air quality in Otago. Despite a significant reduction in emissions, the national standards for air quality have not been achieved. This strategy revisits ORC’s approach to ensure that, in time, air quality issues are resolved and air is safe to breathe for everyone, and at any time in Otago.
Future of the Huntly Memorial Hall
Waikato District Council is asking for feedback from the Huntly community regarding the future of the Huntly Memorial Hall.
Council is seeking the community’s input in a formal submission process due to the historical significance of the Hall to members of the community.
For Our Future: 10-year Plan 2018 - 2028 Consultation
The long-term plan outlines Otago Regional Council's intended activities over the next 10 years, and includes estimates of how much they cost and how council plans to pay for them. It gets updated every three years to make sure it is still relevant – and importantly, for you to have your say.
PUB00237: Income tax – what is the tax treatment of allowances paid and benefits provided to farm workers?
This Question We’ve Been Asked (QWBA) considers the income tax treatment of allowances or benefits paid or provided to employees in a farming context. It addresses a range of allowances commonly paid in a farming context and sets out the Commissioner’s view on the extent to which they can be paid as exempt from tax.
Long Term Plan 2018-28
The Long Term Plan 2018-28 sets out the 'what, where, when, how and cost' of the all the services, facilities and infrastructure the Council plans to provide over the next 10 years.
Consultation on applications to amend casino game rules
SKYCITY Entertainment Group Ltd has applied for changes to a number of casino game rules. The Department of Internal Affairs is now seeking submissions on the requested amendments.
PUB00309: Income tax – can sharemilkers and contract milkers deduct farmhouse expenditure using the approach in IS 17/02?
The Commissioner’s view on the appropriate treatment of farmhouse expenses in different circumstances is set out in the interpretation statement “IS 17/02: Income tax – deductibility of farmhouse expenses”, Tax Information Bulletin Vol 29, No 4 (May 2017): 82. This Question We've Been Asked (QWBA) clarifies that sharemilkers and contract milkers (subject to meeting the requirements of the QWBA) can use the approach in the interpretation statement to claim a 20% deduction for farmhouse expenditure without the need to calculate actual business use.
2018-28 Long Term Plan
Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback from the public on its 2018-28 Long Term Plan.
Temporary double sided static billboard - 189 Tuam Street
This publicly notified resource consent application is sought (retrospectively) for a temporary double-sided static billboard mounted on four support poles on a vacant site.
Long Term Plan 2018-28
Consultation is now open on Ashburton District Council's draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28.
Long Term Plan 2018-2028
The consultation document highlights five key focus areas for our future, costs, and options we would like your feedback on.
Districtwide speed limit review (Stage 1)
Have your say on proposed changes to speed limits in Stage 1 of the districtwide review of Kāpiti roads.
Food Business Fees
Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on a proposal for additional fees under the Food Act 2014.
Representation Review Consultation 2018
Horizons Regional Council is reviewing its existing representation arrangements.
Wellington City Council is seeking feedback from the public on its 10-Year Plan.
Corrections Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for Corrections Amendment Bill.
This bill includes a suite of amendments to the Corrections Act 2004 designed to improve the ability of the Department of Corrections to safely and humanely manage prisoners, improve prisoner discipline and safety, and ensure the fair treatment of prisoners.
Proposed exemption to enable dual-language product disclosure statements
The Financial Markets Authority is considering using its exemption powers to enable issuers to provide dual-language product disclosure statements (PDS). This would allow a PDS to be provided in full in both te reo Māori and English.
Long-Term Plan 2018–2028
Selwyn District Council's Long-Term Plan aims to ensure Selwyn continues to lead as a community of choice, where people of all ages and backgrounds can make friends, enjoy open space and contribute to our community. The proposals in the plan represent a balance between completing the projects that Selwyn's communities need and continue to ask for, and keeping rates affordable.
Abortion Law Reform
The Law Commission is inviting public input on how New Zealand’s abortion laws could be made consistent with treating abortion as a health issue.
Local Advisory Committee Boundaries
Fire and Emergency NZ is seeking feedback on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees.
Rāwhiti Domain - Lease and License application
Eastern Sports and Community Recreation Incorporated have applied to Council for a lease and licence over parts of Rāwhiti Domain, with the aim of developing a set of spaces for sport and recreation activities in a specific location on Rāwhiti Domain.
ED0200: Options for relief from tax debt
This draft standard practice statement (SPS) summarises the Commissioner of Inland Revenue’s practice when considering the options for removing or deferring the obligation to pay tax, interest and/or penalties under the Tax Administration Act 1994.
Mobile Trading Bylaw proposed changes
Gore District Council is reviewing its Mobile Trading Bylaw 2011. As part of the process it is seeking feedback from the public on some proposed changes.
Moana Glass Bylaw Review
Grey District Council is seeking feedback from the public on the Moana Glass Bylaw 2004.
Proposal to increase HSNO fees
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the fees for hazardous substances and new organisms applications, and also on the requirement for import certificates for explosives and novelty fireworks.
Consultation on proposed amendments to enable the system operator's dispatch service enhancement project
Electricity Authority have published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Code and the Approved Systems Document that would enable the system operator’s Dispatch Service Enhancement (DSE) project.
Samurai to slay stink bug
Your views are now being sought on an application to introduce the Samurai wasp into New Zealand.
Renewal of Management Rights in 1800 MHz & 2100 MHz bands
Management rights in the 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands expire on 31 March 2021. These bands are currently used by New Zealand’s mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide 3G and 4G services.
Radio Spectrum Management has prepared a consultation document addressing the renewal of these bands. It seeks feedback from interested parties on potential future access to these bands. Notably, where spectrum rights are not renewed in their entirety, they may be reserved to allow other uses to emerge. Interested parties are invited to comment on the questions raised in the consultation document.
Draft Pukenamu/Queen's Park Reserve Management Plan
A Draft Reserve Management Plan has been prepared for Pukenamu/Queen's Park, taking into account initial community and stakeholder input.
Closing in on feral cats
The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking your views on an application to change the regulations relating to the use of PredaSTOP.
Intention to grant a concession to NZSki Ltd
Have your say on an application by NZSki Ltd for a ski field concession at Hakatere Conservation Park and Mount Hutt Forest Conservation Area.
Intention to grant concessions (leases, licences and easements) to Aramoana applicants
Have your say on an application by multiple parties for leases and licence easements at Aramoana Conservation Area and Aramoana Ecological Area.
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).
Crown/Māori Relations – Have your say 2018
The Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Hon Kelvin Davis, is responsible for ensuring a healthy Crown/Māori relationship. The public is invited to hui (meetings) to discuss ideas. These are being held across the country. If you can’t get to one of the public hui, you can still have your say in this public consultation.
IPSASB ED 64 Leases: 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).
Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for on the Earthquake Commission Amendment BillPublic submissions are now being called for on the Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill.
This bill aims to update and improve the operation of the Earthquake Commission Act 1993. Amendments are focused on simplifying and speeding up the handling of claims for natural disaster damage, particularly damage from a large-scale disaster.
ED0206: Effective date of GST registrations
This draft standard practice statement (SPS) sets out the Commissioner’s practice with regard to the effective date of GST registrations. It covers both required GST registrations and voluntary GST registrations. In particular, it explains the factors that the Commissioner will consider to determine whether a retrospective voluntary GST registration would be approved.
IPSASB ED 65: Improvements to IPSAS, 2018
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published for comment Exposure Draft 65 Improvements to IPSAS, 2018 (ED 65).
Research and development tax incentive
The Government has announced its intention to introduce a research and development (R&D) tax incentive in 2019 to help more businesses undertake a greater amount of R&D. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Inland Revenue and Callaghan Innovation have designed an R&D tax incentive proposal and are seeking input into the design process.
Draft IHS for importing fresh pumpkin, squash and butternut for human consumption or decorative purposes
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comment on proposed changes to the Import Health Standard (IHS) for fresh pumpkin, squash, and butternut for human consumption or decorative purposes.
Second Review of the Evidence Act 2006
The Law Commission would like people to submit on how the Evidence Act 2006 is working in practice and how Parliament could improve it.
Intention to grant a lease/licence concession to Wakawaahi Limited
Have your say on an application by Wakawaahi Limited for a lease/licence concession at Accretion Clova Bay Conservation Area.
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.
Proposed additions to Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park
Have your say on a proposal to add land to Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands (Conservation) Park.
IASB ED/2018/1: Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8)
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for public comment Exposure Draft ED/2018/1 Accounting Policy Changes (Proposed amendments to IAS 8).
SH45 Devon St West Improvements
New Plymouth City Council have been working on concept designs for improving Devon Street West (SH45) between Belt Road and Belair Avenue for cycling, walking, and safety at intersections, and want your feedback on the revised designs.
Jubilee Park Playground Designs
Following public input last year on what kind of playground should be developed at Jubilee Park, New Plymouth District Council have seven possible playground designs for the community to have their say on.
Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Consultation
Whanganui District Council have been working on a Long Term Plan for the next decade and Council wants your feedback and ideas.
A Consultation Document has been prepared which sets out the important issues the Council wants to address in its plan.
Proposed Property Portfolio Investment Plan
Whanganui District Council has re-opened its public engagement on the Proposed Property Portfolio Investment Plan to coincide with public consultation on the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.
The Proposed Portfolio Investment Plan looks at managing property investment and divestment opportunities. Council wants to ensure decisions and the financial returns from the investment portfolio benefit the whole community and future generations.
Lone Star Food Control Plan section 40 application
Lone Star has requested approval of its Food Control Plan (FCP) under section 40 of the Food Act 2014.
2018-2028 Long Term Plan Consultation
Gisborne District Council is seeking feedback on its 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.
Proposed Fees & Charges 2018/19
Each year Waipa District Council reviews fees and charges, which covers everything from dog registration fees to the cost of a resource or building consent.
Council uses fees and charges to recover the costs of delivering services with private benefits, full details of our funding mechanisms are covered in the Revenue and Financing Policy which the Council include in the 10 Year Plan.
Apart from a few minor changes, most of the fees and charges have remained unchanged. The Statement of Proposal includes details of a few adjustments Waipa District Council wants your feedback on.
Speed Limit Changes
Porirua City proposes reducing the speed limit on some rural roads, to make them safer and tie in with NZTA's proposed speed reduction on State Highway 58.
A review is underway on the speed limits on Bradey Road, Belmont Road, Flightys Road, Murphys Road, Mulhern Road, Moonshine Road, Harris Road and Coroglen Rise. The current limit is 100km/h but it is proposed these roads have a limit of 60km/h.
Long-term Plan Consultation 2018-2028
Invercargill City Council is now consulting on its long-term plan 2018-2028.
Revocation Of Reserve Status 20N Mataura Grove, Wainuiomata
Hutt City Council intends to consider a proposal to revoke the reserve status of the property situated at 20N Mataura Grove in Wainuiomata. Council is making this proposal, on the basis that this utility reserve is not used for any utility purposes nor is it required for such use in the future.
Development of Cybersecurity and Software Testing Qualifications
IT Professionals New Zealand and NZQA National Qualifications Services invite you to provide feedback on draft cybersecurity and software testing qualifications proposed to be added to the suite of current computing and IT qualifications.
Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill
Public submissions are now being called for on the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill.
Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-28
The draft Regional Land Transport Plan 2018-28 sets out the direction that our transport system will take over the next 10 years.
Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-21
The draft Gisborne Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2021 sets out the principles and policies to guide the provision of public transport in the Gisborne region.
Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018-2024
Since 2015 there's been an increase in the amount of waste our community sends to landfill. Over the same time, the amount of material we recycle has also dropped slightly. This matches a national trend in increasing waste to landfill and declining recycling tonnage.
Speed Reduction Consultation
The Transport Agency proposes to lower the speed limit to 80 km/h on the section of SH58 from SH2 to the Pauatahanui roundabout. Formal consultation on changes in the speed limit is required under the Land Transport Setting of Speed Limits Rule (2017).
As part of the consultation, Porirua City Council is seeking feedback on its proposal to lower the speed limit of roads connecting to this section of SH58 to 60km/h. The Transport Agency is working with the Upper Hutt City Council and the Hutt City Council to determine safe speeds for the remaining roads that connect to this section of SH58.
Regional Fuel Tax
Legislation to introduce a process for establishing a regional fuel tax, initially for the Auckland region, was introduced into Parliament on 22 March 2018 by Transport Minister Phil Twyford. The Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill introduces a mechanism to raise funds for transport infrastructure programmes that would otherwise be delayed or not funded. The Bill will help Auckland Council address the transport funding challenge in Auckland and meet the transport needs of its growing population and corresponding urban development.
Proposal to List Mercaptopurine Oral Suspension
PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list mercaptopurine oral solution (Allmercap) 20 mg per ml from 1 June 2018, through a provisional agreement with Link Pharmaceuticals Limited.
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
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.
Have your say on Palmerston North City Council's 10 Year Plan
Last year, Palmerston North City Council created a vision that encompassed hopes of being a place that offers small city benefits with big city ambition. A place that is innovative, connected and driven.
The Council wants to hear from you. How do you want to shape your city into the future?
Victoria Esplanade Masterplan
The masterplan provides for the ongoing protection, development and management of Victoria Esplanade. The plan will form an integral part of making sure the city’s most popular public space is enjoyed by future generations.
Priority Routes and Earthquake-Prone Buildings
Priority routes are busy roads or footpaths where falling masonry from buildings damaged in an earthquake would pose a high risk to life and public safety. The Council wants to know which routes you think we should prioritise in Palmerston North.
2018/28 Long Term Plan
The 2018-28 Long Term Plan is South Wairarapa District Council’s key strategic planning document, and has been developed in consultation with the community. Council has a Long Term Plan Working Party made up of the Mayor, councillors, community board and Maori Standing Committee members. Sector group meetings have also been held with stakeholder groups in the South Wairarapa community.
Mackenzie District Council Long Term Plan 2018-28
Mackenzie District Council is calling for submissions on its Long Term Plan 2018-28.
Long Term Plan 2018-28
Whakatāne District Council is currently developing its Long Term Plan 2018-28. This guides the Council’s work and budget for the next 10 years. It affects every single person in our District, now and into the future.
Long-term Plan 2018-2038
Porirua City Council is consulting on their plan for the city over the next 20 years.
Long-term plan 2018-2038 consultation
Kapiti Coast District Council is seeking submissions on its draft 2018-2038 long-term plan.
Reclassification and revocation of land at 146-148 Weggery Drive
Kapiti Coast District Council is proposing a reserve reclassification and revocation of approximately 1682m2 located between 146 and 148 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach.
Warkworth Structure Plan
Right now, there is about 1,000 hectares of land around Warkworth that is zoned as Future Urban. This means the land is labelled as being a good area for development – building homes, businesses, and creating parks and green spaces.
To be able to use this land, Auckland Council needs to prepare a structure plan. This plan explores potential land uses, roading networks, utility supply, and other key aspects to guide future development.
10 Year Plan 2018-28 for Consultation
The Council is developing its 10 Year Plan (previously called the Long Term Plan LTP) for 2018-2028 and it wants to know what you think.
Facing Our Future 18-28 - Long Term Plan
Facing Our Future 2018-28 is the Regional Council’s consultation document for its ten year plan for Hawke’s Bay. There are seven proposals for community feedback, covering a renewed environmental focus.
Proposal to Remove the Funding Restrictions for Candesartan
Following assessment of bids in PHARMAC’s 2017/18 annual Invitation to Tender, PHARMAC is proposing to remove the Special Authority and hospital restrictions that currently apply to all strengths of candesartan.
Care Association of NZ Food Control Plan section 40 application
The Care Association of New Zealand (CANZ) has requested approval of its food safety manual (a model Food Control Plan) under Section 40 of the Food Act 2014.
NZ Aged Care Association Food Control Plan section 40 application
The New Zealand Aged Care Association has requested approval of its Food Control Plan (FCP) under section 40 of the Food Act 2014.