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A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation
Every year over 500 people die by suicide in New Zealand. This has a devastating impact on the lives of the people involved and impacts all of us in some way. The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016, which has guided suicide prevention activity in New Zealand since 2006, has come to an end. ‘A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation’ outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicidal behaviour in New Zealand.
PUB00261: Income tax – taxation of trusts
This draft Interpretation Statement summarises the tax law as it applies to trusts. When finalised it will replace the Commissioner’s original statement on the trust rules in the “Explanation of Taxation of Trusts” in the Appendix to Tax Information Bulletin Vol 1, No 5 (November 1989).
Traffic signals at Halswell Rd / Augustine Dr intersection
New traffic lights are planned at the intersection of Augustine Drive and Halswell Road (SH75) in a joint project involving Christchurch City Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Danne Mora Holdings, developer of the Halswell Commons subdivision.
Trial of e-bikes on tracks
More Wellingtonians are choosing to ride e-bikes, and Wellington City Council want to find out how their use will affect council tracks. This 1-year trial will look at the impact e-bikes have on other track users and the environment.
Draft Local Board Plans 2017
Every three years Auckland’s 21 local boards develop a local board plan, which help guide decisions on local activities and projects. Read your local board area's draft plan, then tell Auckland Council what you think.
Combined Waters Bylaw 2017
The proposed bylaw contains a revised, updated version of three existing bylaw parts of Whakatāne District Council’s Consolidated Bylaw which are due to expire in 2018. They are: Part 2 - Tradewaste, Part 7 - Wastewater, Part 8 - Water Supply. In addition, the proposed bylaw contains a new Stormwater section, which will enable the Council to control the quality of stormwater flowing into the waterways.
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.
Amberley Eastern Reserve
Hurunui District Council have prepared a draft reserve management plan that proposes that Amberley Eastern Reserve be developed to include a full sized international cricket oval with associated facilities, a junior cricket pitch, a multi-use pavilion, toilet facilities, car parking and landscaping.
Proposed Class 4 and TAB Gambling Venue Policy
QLDC is reviewing its policies on Class 4 and TAB Gambling Venues. Section 101 of the Gambling Act 2003 requires Territorial Authorities to adopt a Class 4 and TAB Gambling venue policy.
Proposed land transfer — Lyttelton Historical Museum Society
Christchurch City Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to gift the property at 33-35 London Street, Lyttelton to the Lyttelton Historical Museum Society, for their new museum. 33-35 London Street, Lyttelton was acquired by the Council in 2008 as a local service centre. The land has been vacant since 2011, when the buildings were substantially damaged in the earthquakes and were subsequently demolished.
Proposed removal of Silver Birch trees on Rempstone Drive
The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board have received a petition from 23 households in Rempstone Drive and Astor Place requesting the removal of 19 Silver Birch street trees located on Rempstone Drive.
Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) was amended in 2016 to enable Councils to decide whether retailers in their districts can open on Easter Sunday. Prior to the amendment, the Act only permitted shops selling certain types of goods (dairies, service stations and garden centres) to remain open on Easter Sunday. CHBDC has adopted a draft policy for consultation which permits trading on Easter Sunday throughout the entire Central Hawke’s Bay District.
Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan
Horowhenua District Council's Draft Foxton Reserves Management Plan is now available for the community to provide feedback on, with submissions open from 3 May to 3 July 2017.
Proposed lease at QEII Park
Christchurch School of Gymnastics are currently operating out of an earthquake damaged facility within Queen Elizabeth II Park. They would like to relocate within the park.
Wellington City Council and Brooklyn Trail Builders have prepared some proposals for changes to tracks in Polhill Reserve.
Black hole and feasibility expenditure
The Government is seeking feedback on proposals to improve the tax treatment of feasibility expenditure for businesses. There are two main proposals. The first proposal is that for expenditure that meets a new definition of “feasibility expenditure”, businesses will be able to apply International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine whether the expenditure is immediately deductible, or must be capitalised. Submissions close on the 6 July 2017.
Proposed further closure for Kaikōura and Cape Campbell earthquake-affected fisheries
MPI is seeking feedback and submissions from tangata whenua and stakeholders on whether a further closure of the earthquake-affected fisheries along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastline should be implemented.
Review of fisheries sustainability measures for 1 October 2017
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures and other management controls for selected fish stocks.
Regional Pest Management Plan review
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the way it approaches pest management. The Regional Pest Management Plan review is underway and a discussion document is now available below.
Tākaro: Investing in Play – Discussion Document
One of Auckland Council’s key functions is to provide Aucklanders with opportunities to play. The council funds a network of play areas in public parks across the region, as well as a range of temporary play programmes and pop-up initiatives. Auckland Council would like to improve the way it invests in play so they are developing an investment plan, Tākaro – Investing in Play, and they want Aucklanders to help shape the plan.
Intention to grant concession to Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited
Have your say on the Minister's intention to grant a concession to Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited.
Enabling mass participation in the electricity market: How can we promote innovation and participation?
The Electricity Authority has released a consultation paper on enabling mass participation in the electricity market. The market is changing rapidly, with evolving technologies and business models creating new opportunities for participation—more participation has the potential to promote competition, a key limb of the Authority’s statutory objective.
Employee share schemes — deferral rules
Officials are seeking feedback on proposed deferral rules for taxing employee share schemes offered by start-up companies. For more information see the officials' issues paper, Taxation of employee share schemes: start-up companies, and the Minister of Revenue's media statement.
Draft Standard Practice Statement ED0196 : Income equalisation deposits and refunds
This draft Standard Practice Statement sets out the Commissioner’s practice in regard to the statutory powers to accept income equalisation deposits for a tax year outside the specified period, and to accept refund applications for a tax year outside the specified period.
Fire safety proposals
MBIE is consulting on four proposals aimed at improving fire safety regulations for New Zealand buildings. The new proposals are aimed at making fire safety requirements easier to understand and apply, promoting innovation in fire safety engineering and design, and supporting collaboration between building professionals.
Intention to grant a concession to Gisborne LandSAR
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession (including renewals) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Gisborne Land Search and Rescue Charitable Trust Board to occupy and operate an existing hut known as Matawai Hut at Matawai Conservation Area for the purpose of providing accommodation during outdoor training and education activities.
Omaroro Reservoir consultation
Wellington Water Ltd have applied under the Wellington Town Belt Act (2016) to construct a new water reservoir at Prince of Wales Park on the Town Belt. Wellington City Council is considering an application for an easement and licence for the construction and operation of the proposed reservoir.
Notice is given under Section 43 of the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 by the Commissioner of Crown Lands that he has put a preliminary proposal for tenure review to Murray Graham Valentine as lessee of Simons Pass pastoral lease.
Intention to grant concession to Maruia Hot Springs Property Ltd
Have your say on the intention to grant a concession to Maruia Hot Springs Property Ltd to create and maintain a campervan park at Maruia Springs.
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park — Taitomo Draft Policy and Concept Plan
In 2014 Auckland Council purchased the 78 hectare site containing the Gap, the blow hole and the 'tennis court' coastal herbfield south of Piha. This area has been given the name 'Taitomo' and is part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Auckland Council is seeking feedback on the long-term management policies and a plan for this area.
Better administration of Individuals' income tax
The New Zealand Government is seeking feedback on proposals to reduce the number of people who have to provide year-end income information to Inland Revenue. The main proposal would see fewer people with straightforward tax affairs needing to provide information to Inland Revenue, as refunds and amounts of tax to pay would be issued automatically using information received from employers, banks and New Zealand companies.
Draft Threatened Species Strategy consultation
The draft Threatened Species Strategy sets out the New Zealand government’s plan to halt the decline in our threatened species and restore them to healthy populations. Building on existing commitments and programmes, the draft strategy identifies further steps we need to take not only to restore those species already at risk of extinction, but also to prevent other from becoming threatened.
Proposed national environmental standard for marine aquaculture
MPI wants your feedback on the proposed national environmental standard for marine aquaculture.
Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector consultation paper
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published a consultation paper, Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector (the CP), for comment.
Multi criteria analysis for transport business cases guidance
As part of the Transport Agency’s responsibility for delivering and maintaining key parts of the transport system, careful investment and prioritisation is required. This guidance should be applied to all business cases that require Transport Agency funding.
Redcliffs Park and Redcliffs School Proposed land swap
Following the earthquakes, Redcliffs School has been unable to operate at its site at 140 Main Road. The Ministry of Education (MoE) will not re-open the school on its current site and propose moving the school to Redcliffs Park. The MoE has asked that Christchurch City Council consider swapping Redcliffs Park for the similarly sized school site, to enable this to occur.
Proposed Advertising and Signs Bylaw
The proposed bylaw would help Thames Coromandel District Council regulate advertising and signs by nature of their placement, size, content, and type in different zones of the district.
Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route: proposed 30km/hr speed limit
As part of the installation of major cycle routes, some sections of these routes are proposed to be constructed as neighbourhood greenways. To allow for a safe shared space bikes and vehicles, a reduced speed is proposed.
STOS 2017 applications for marine consent and marine discharge consent
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on Shell Todd Oil Services Limited’s application to use a jack-up rig at its Māui Platforms, in the South Taranaki Bight. Shell Todd Oil Services, or STOS, was granted a marine consent in 2015 to carry out a number of activities at its Māui facilities. It’s now applying for another marine consent, to allow it to use a jack-up rig for its future drilling work.
Consultation on rule amendments relating to conventions
Maritime NZ invites submissions on the proposal to update New Zealand’s maritime and marine protection rules to reflect recent amendments to a handful of international conventions and codes at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Annual maximum fee movement (AMFM) consultation
For 2018, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment proposes an annual maximum fee movement rate of 2%. This applies to tertiary education organisations providing courses at NZQF Level 3 or above and applies to domestic students only.
2017-2018 Annual Plan
The task of the Regional Council's Annual Plan 2017-2018 is to roll out year three of the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, which was consulted upon and finalised by Council in 2015.
Draft Kaipātiki (Parakai Recreation Reserve) management plan
The draft management plan sets out a long term vision for the reserve. This vision is founded on an active partnership between Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara and Auckland Council to create a unique experience for the enjoyment of all people.
IWG Report No. 2 – voidable transactions, Ponzi schemes and other corporate insolvency matters
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on the recommendations contained in the Insolvency Working Group’s Report No. 2. This report covers voidable transactions, Ponzi schemes and other corporate insolvency matters. MBIE are also seeking further feedback on an outstanding recommendation from Report No. 1, on whether to introduce a director identification number.
PUB00255: Goods and Services Tax — Compulsory zero-rating of land rules (general application)
This draft interpretation statement provides a general overview of the compulsory zero-rating of land (CZR) rules, including practical examples of how the CZR rules work. The statement’s focus is on helping vendors and purchasers get it right from the start, before a land transaction settles.
Coppard Reserve Leithfield
Coppard reserve is situated between Old Main North Road, Brighton Street and Ramsgate Street in Leithfield. Hurunui District Council have prepared a draft reserve management plan that proposes that Coppard Reserve will continue to be developed as a passive recreation space with seating areas.
Proposed requirements for the inspection of imported and returned animal material and animal products intended for re-export with official assurances
MPI is seeking your views on proposals relating to requirements for the inspection and clearance of the specific classes of animal material and animal products.
Draft General Determination ED0195 : Depreciation rate for potato cool stores
The Commissioner has been asked to consider what depreciation rate should apply for potato cool stores. Potato cool stores are specialist buildings in which potatoes are stored in a temperature and humidity controlled atmosphere. The Commissioner accepts that these specialised buildings are exposed to a humid, corrosive environment that impacts the life of the building’s construction material.
NZQA consulting on new definition for learning hours
The Tertiary Education Commission have been working with NZQA, the Ministry of Education and sector representatives on the new definition for learning hours which is “all planned learning activities leading toward the achievement of programme or qualification learning outcomes”.
KiwiSaver annual statements — calculation of total fees in dollars
All KiwiSaver providers will need to display the dollar amount of total annual fees paid by each investor in annual statements in 2018.