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Hataitai intersection traffic lights proposal
The Council would like your feedback on the proposed installation of traffic lights and signals for drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.
Proposal to move to one funded brand of lamotrigine (Logem)
Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw
Monitoring at 13 coastal sites in our district for the last four summers shows a steady increase in the number of freedom campers: 297 in 2015, 490 in 2016, 850 in 2017 and 1,656 in 2018. About 70 per cent of the freedom campers in 2018 were in non-self-contained vehicles. The draft Freedom Camping Bylaw aims to strike a balance between welcoming freedom campers and protecting our beautiful places.
Companies (Clarification of Dividend Rules in Companies) Amendment Bill
The Primary Production Committee is now seeking public submissions on a bill that would make a small technical amendment to the Companies Act 1993. The Companies (Clarification of Dividend Rules in Companies) Amendment Bill would clarify the dividend rules outlined in sections 36 and 53 of the Companies Act. It aims to create certainty about the ability of a company constitution to provide for “dry shares”, which are shares that do not carry dividend rights in certain circumstances. The bill would make it clear that the constitution of a company can provide for shares in the same class to carry different entitlements to dividends in different circumstances—for example, where the holder of shares no longer supplies a company.
Draft Selection Statement: Identifying and selecting public archives
Archives New Zealand is seeking feedback on a refinement of our current statement about what information and records (including data) we want public offices to retain as public archives. Archives New Zealand is dedicated to ensuring that all New Zealanders have trust and confidence in the accountability, authenticity and integrity of the 'memory of government' so it's therefore important that the criteria guiding these decisions are consistent, transparent and easily interpreted by public offices and the general public.
NZASB ED 2018-3: 2018 Omnibus Amendments to PBE Standard
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) has published for public comment NZASB ED 2018-3 2018 Omnibus Amendments to PBE Standards (ED 2018-3).
Gore District Council (Otama Rural Water Supply) Bill
The purpose of the bill is to provide for a process the Gore District Council can follow to lawfully authorise a transfer of the Otama Rural Water Supply scheme from the Gore District Council to Otama Rural Water Limited, a company owned by the relevant users.
Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections
Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, all local authorities are required to carry out reviews of their representation arrangements at least every six years.
Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual Feedback
We are seeking feedback on the draft Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual (NTLDM) and associated practice notes. At the same time we are consulting on a draft Plan Change to the Tasman Resource Management Plan (TRMP) and the draft Sediment and Erosion Guidelines.
Draft Sediment and Erosion Guidelines 2018
In conjunction with the draft Land Development Manual and the proposed Plan Change, the Council has prepared Draft Sediment and Erosion Control Guidelines for public feedback.
Application for a lease by Manaaki Group Holdings Limited
Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand – Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa
Stats NZ is developing Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand to track New Zealand’s progress. The set of indicators will go beyond economic measures, such as gross domestic product, to include wellbeing and sustainable development.
Metro Park West Concept Plan
Metro Park West is an open grassed space with sea views in the heart of the Millwater Residential Development in Silverdale. After engaging with the local community, we have developed two concept designs to improve the park. We want you to have your say on two alternative concept plans for the park.
Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy and Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy
The Council is currently reviewing the Water Supply Bylaw 2014 and the Wastewater Network Bylaw 2014.
Proposed changes to the Health and Hygiene Bylaw
Every year we inspect places that require a health and hygiene licence to make sure they comply with the rules set out in the Health and Hygiene Bylaw 2013. While most of the rules around health and hygiene are working well, some improvements are needed to better protect public health. We want to know what you think about our proposed changes.
Proposal to grow social housing through a $30 million loan
Christchurch City Council is considering a $30 million loan to the Otautahi Community Housing Trust (the Trust) to help them build 130 additional social houses for Christchurch.
Proposal to subdivide two parcels of land
We are proposing to subdivide two parcels of land located at opposite sides of Belmont Regional Park; one parcel of land is at Belmont and the other at Waitangirua.
Pāua 3 and 7 fisheries (PAU 3 and PAU 7) review of daily bag limit and accumulation limit for recreational fishers
Reductions are proposed for daily bag limits and accumulation limits in PAU 3 and PAU 7.
Review of recreational management measures for the CRA 5 (Canterbury/Marlborough) rock lobster fishery
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on measures proposed by the National Rock Lobster Management Group for recreational fishers in the CRA 5 (Canterbury/Marlborough) rock lobster fishery to discourage the illegal take and sale of rock lobsters.
Review of New Zealand Business qualifications
NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS), in collaboration with and on behalf of the sector, is about to begin the review of the New Zealand Business qualifications. We invite feedback on the qualification(s) from all stakeholders in the qualifications, to help us identify the issues that need addressing and plan the review.
Selwyn Street Reserve - Landscaping
We propose to create a pleasant green space that visually protects the view of the surrounding streets with the planting of hedges and plants.
PUB00302: Income tax - How schedular payment rules apply to non-resident directors’ fees
This draft statement considers the situations in which tax must be withheld from directors’ fees paid to non-residents, including when directors’ fees paid to non-residents are considered to have a New Zealand source. It also considers when and how much tax must be withheld and paid to the Commissioner, if withholding is required from directors’ fees paid to a non-resident.
Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy Review 2018
We are reviewing our Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy. We are reviewing the policy in order to keep in step with changes to the Building Act and to ensure the policy is fit for purpose.
Art in Public Places Plan
Have your say on our plan for art in public places. The community facilities strategy guides our plans for investment in facilities over the next 30 years. We want to ensure our facilities meet community needs and are cost-effective.
Keeping of Animals Bylaw
The Invercargill City Council is reviewing its Bylaw that regulates the keeping of animals, excluding dogs, within the district.
We want to hear your views on how ratepayers and residents should be represented on Council – so we’re carrying out a representation review.
Draft Tāmaki Open Space Network Plan
A sustainable, high-quality open space network plan for Tāmaki will help us prepare for future development and growth in our area. It will help ensure the community has access to a range of recreational, social, cultural and environmental experiences. The plan will help us prioritise funding for parks and open spaces in the Tāmaki area.
Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018
We want to create great places (he ara tāmata) and support our people. Our expectation for the district is happy, healthy, safe and purposeful people (tangata whai ora). Allowing people to drink alcohol in our district’s public places can lead to alcohol-related crime and risk community safety. The Far North District Council is reviewing the location of public places where alcohol restrictions apply.
Application for a proposed mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway
Te Whānau a Kauaetangohia Hapū has applied for a mātaitai reserve at Cape Runaway. Fisheries New Zealand invites submissions from persons having a fishing interest in the stock or stocks in the proposed mātaitai reserve area.
Review of Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw
Council is proposing to adopt the Draft Kāpiti Coast District Council Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2018, and is now inviting feedback on the Draft Bylaw. The purpose of the Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw is to promote a culture of responsible drinking, enhance the safety of the public and allow for the responsible enjoyment of public places in the District. This is achieved by providing alcohol-free zones in public places, at specified dates and times.
Application by Fort Stony Batter Heritage Park Limited for a lease concession
Structure Planning Update for Drury-Opāheke and Pukekohe-Paerata
The Auckland Unitary Plan has marked out some areas around Opāheke, Drury, Pukekohe and Paerata for future urban development. There will be significant urban growth in these areas in the next 10 to 20 years. We asked for your views in 2017 on how you think the area should be urbanised. We incorporated your feedback into the plans, and we'd like to update you on the progress we've made, and give you a chance to have your say again.
Setting New Zealand’s health research priorities
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment invite your feedback on draft Strategic Investment Areas, the overarching 'framework' for health research priorities, and to suggest priorities that might sit within it. The outcome of this process will be a set of health research priorities that ensures government funding of health research is targeted to address the big issues that New Zealand faces now, and in the future.
PUB00315: Income tax - bright line test - main home exclusion - sale of subdivided section
This draft Question We've Been Asked (QWBA) explains that a subdivided section sold within the bright-line period will be excluded from the bright-line test for residential land under certain conditions.
PUB00314: Income tax - bright-line test - farmland and main home exclusions - sale of lifestyle blocks
This Question We've Been Asked (QWBA) explains that lifestyle blocks sold within the bright-line period will be excluded from the bright-line test under certain circumstances.
PUB00299: Goods and services tax - zero-rating of services related to land
This interpretation statement considers a recent amendment to the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985. The amendment relates to the circumstances in which services related to land can be zero-rated under s 11A(1)(e) and (k).
Archives New Zealand Regulatory Programme engagement
Archives New Zealand is seeking feedback on the development of a work programme focused on raising information management capability across the public sector and ensuring our regulatory approach is fit for purpose in an increasingly digital environment. From 17 September to 12 October 2018, we want to share our work with stakeholders to hear what they think about what we’re either planning to do or have already started.
Earthquake Prone Buildings – Statement of Proposal
We are seeking your feedback on the routes of high use and/or strategic importance that we have identified. We seek your views on these routes, as well as any other roads, footpaths or strategic transport routes you think are important.
Trade for All policy
We want to help all New Zealanders benefit from trade, whoever and wherever they are. That’s why the Government is consulting New Zealanders to develop a 'Trade for All' policy. Trade for All will also address global and regional issues of concern, such as environmental issues and labour standards. Our goal is a trade policy that works alongside other government policies to support sustainable and inclusive economic development. It's time to join the conversation about the future of trade.
West Rodney Draft Greenways Local Paths Plans
We are creating two draft greenways plans for west Rodney, to establish a network of walking, cycling and bridle paths throughout the area. The first plan will cover Helensville, Muriwai and Taupaki, and the second plan will cover Kaukapakapa, Wainui, Dairy Flat and Coatesville. These two plans will look at establishing connections between parks, beaches, schools, community facilities and town centres.
Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2018
This document outlines the next round of proposed changes to the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines residues that may occur in food in New Zealand.
Draft Tauranga Reserves Management Plan
We’re seeking feedback on the draft Tauranga Reserves Management Plan.
Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986
A targeted reform of the Residential Tenancies Act is underway by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to support the Government’s goal of making life better for renters. The reform aims to promote good-faith relationships in the renting environment, and to ensure there are appropriate protections in place for both tenants and landlords.
Healthy Homes Guarantee Act 2017 Regulations - Healthy Homes Standards
We are seeking feedback on proposed standards to make rental homes warmer and drier. The healthy homes standards will set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, draught-stopping, drainage and the control of moisture in residential rental properties.
Altered geographic name proposal
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is seeking submissions on a proposal to alter the name of a section of North Island Main Trunk railway line between Taumarunui and Te Awamutu. The balance of the railway line either side of this proposal would remain named North Island Main Trunk.
Call for information on clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam
We are calling for information on three neonicotinoid pesticides: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, and their use in New Zealand.
Green Spaces Management Plan
Our district’s parks and walkways are a great part of our lifestyle – and NPDC wants your feedback on how they should be managed.
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand macroalgae
This is a call for advice about any changes in status of New Zealand macroalgae, to inform a revision of the assessments for this group in the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS).
New assessment of the conservation status of New Zealand hornworts and liverworts
This is a call for advice about any changes in status of New Zealand hornworts and liverworts, to inform a revision of the assessments for this group in the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS).
Have your say on foam-filled furniture
Tell us what you think and help reduce the risk of harm from fire caused by foam-filled furniture. Consumer Protection and Trading Standards are working with FENZ (Fire and Emergency New Zealand) on ways to reduce the harm caused by domestic fires. To better understand the risk, we would like to find out more about New Zealanders’ experiences buying and owning foam-filled furniture.
IASB DP/2018/1: Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for comment the Discussion Paper DP/2018/1 Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity.
Rewriting the 2014 Family Justice System Reforms
We want to hear how the 2014 changes to the family justice system have affected you and your family. Your feedback will help the Independent Panel understand how the system is working for children, parents, guardians, family and whānau.
Draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan
Draft Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan
Review of metering and related registry processes
We are proposing changes to Parts 10 and 11 of the Code to address a number of operational problems that impede the efficient operation of the electricity industry. Parts 10 and 11 regulate metering installations and management of installation control point (ICP) information in the registry.
Review of Trade Waste Bylaw
We're proposing to renew the existing Bylaw with only a few minor amendments, to help the public and trade waste discharger's understand the review process and the proposed changes to the existing Bylaw.
Consultation proposing to publish a new edition of Fire Acceptable Solution – C/AS2 – 2018
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing to publish a new edition of Fire Acceptable Solution – C/AS2.
Draft National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research
The Draft National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research sets out the established ethical standards that apply to all health and disability research in New Zealand. The draft standards are mostly targeted at individual researchers but are also useful to ethics committees, research sponsors and for training and educating researchers. NEAC has reviewed the draft standards and now seeks the views and feedback of the public.
Proposal to list a range of orthopaedic implants and associated products supplied by Mathys Limited
Development of regulations under the EEZ Act for decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure
The Government is consulting on what a decommissioning plan should contain, and the process and criteria for approving a decommissioning plan. Feedback from this consultation will inform the drafting of the regulations.
Information sharing guidance for the family violence sector
We want to produce guidance that provides the family violence sector with certainty around when, how and why information can be shared under law. It needs to be understandable, easy to navigate quickly and workable for the day-to-day decisions made by people in the family violence sector. It should drive the right behaviours, building consent in as a first step while facilitating more consistent information sharing practices. The guidance must meet the needs of victims, families and whānau.
Statement of proposals for amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods 2018
Have your say on statement of proposals for amending Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods 2018.
Green Road Reserve
We would like to get your feedback on the Green Road Reserve master plan from residents in Rodney and neighbouring areas.
Proposed improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
Have your say on proposed improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
A better Emissions Trading Scheme for forestry
This consultation is being jointly run by the Ministry for the Environment and Te Uru Rākau (Forestry New Zealand, part of the Ministry for Primary Industries).
Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill
This bill proposes to give effect to certain matters contained in the deed of settlement known as Te Rukutia Te Mana and signed on 10 March 2018 by the Crown and Ngāti Rangi.
Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22: Consultation document
The Gambling Act 2003 sets out requirements for an ‘integrated problem gambling strategy focused on public health’. The Ministry of Health is responsible for developing and refreshing the strategy at three-yearly intervals, and for implementing it. The Crown recovers the cost of developing and implementing the strategy, by way of a ‘problem gambling levy’ set by regulation at a different rate for each of the main gambling sectors. The Act specifies consultation requirements for the development of the strategy and the levy rates. Consistent with these requirements, the Ministry is now seeking your comments on its draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for 2019/20 to 2021/22 and on the draft levy rates.
SWDC Representation Review 2018
The Local Electoral Act requires local authorities to carry out a review of their representation arrangements at least once every six years. Representation reviews are defined by the Local Electoral Act 2001 as reviews of the representation arrangements for a local authority.
Inquiry into the 2017 General Election and 2016 Local Elections
The Justice Committee has initiated an inquiry into national and local elections in New Zealand. It is an established convention that the committee undertakes a cross-party inquiry every three years to review our electoral law and make recommendations to Parliament about how to conduct future elections.
Dog Management Policy and Bylaw 2018
The Far North District Council is proposing new rules for dogs in the District. The Council wants to know what you think of these rules which will control which beaches dogs can go on, when dogs need to be on leashes, and how many dogs a person can keep.
Consultation open for Chatham Islands Council Representation Review
The Chatham Islands Council welcomes submissions on the Chatham Islands Council Representation Review.
Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy
Following Government changes to the Building Act (earthquake prone buildings) the South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is seeking public feedback on proposals for identifying Hawera, Eltham and Opunake town centres as priority areas where timeframes for strengthening earthquake prone buildings would be halved.
Bylaw Review 2018
Bylaws provide local rules for the South Taranaki District, to generally protect the public from nuisances, minimise offensive behavior and protect health and safety. Policies provide further guidance on rules. These bylaws and policy may affect you, so its important to know what changes are being proposed, so that you can have your say in shaping them.