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Draft Reserves Policy
Southland District has 155 reserves, parks and open spaces, distributed over more than 30,000km². Council is proposing to adopt a Reserves Management Policy that would cover a range of issues and activities relevant to our parks and reserves.
Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods Amendment 2016
In response to the need for a more effective measure to deter drivers or operators from transporting dangerous goods on high-risk routes, the Government proposes increased penalties for breach of prohibitions or restrictions on those routes. The proposed amendment to the Dangerous Goods Rule would require a driver or operator of a vehicle carrying dangerous goods to comply with signs, on a road specified by bylaw, which indicate a prohibition or restriction on the transport of dangerous goods.
Proposed new St Albans Community Centre
An expansion to the St Albans Community Centre was originally planned for 2010 and was extensively consulted on. Following the 2011 earthquake the centre was severely damaged and required rebuilding. A transitional centre has been used since 2012, and intended to be operational for 2-5 years until a permanent solution was found.
Intention to grant leases under the Reserves Act 1977 - Panako Reserve (Girl Guides Assn) & Ashhurst Domain (Manawatu Canine Centre & Manawatu Pony Club)
The Palmerston North City Council intends to grant a lease under Section 54 (1)(a) of the Reserves Act 1977 for the proposed re-leasing of recreation reserve land to:
- The Girl Guide Assiciation of New Zealand Incorporated
The Palmerston North City Council intends to grant leases under Section 73(3) of the Reserves Act 1977 for the proposed re-leasing of recreation reserve land to:
- The Manawatu Canine Centre Incorporated
- Manawatu Pony Club Incorporated (Ashhurst Branch)
Proposed Radiation Safety Regulations: A consultation document
This consultation document outlines the options available for the proposed Radiation Safety Regulations and identifies the Ministry of Health’s preferred options.
Taxation of employee share schemes
Inland Revenue and Treasury officials' are seeking feedback on proposals for taxing employee share schemes under New Zealand’s broad base low rate tax framework. The objective is for the tax treatment of employment income paid in shares to be consistent with the treatment of income paid in cash. The proposals are set out in the officials' issues paper "Taxation of employee share schemes". Submissions close on 22 June 2016.
Wiremu Street, Papanui - Proposed parking changes
Wiremu Street has high parking demand with unrestricted parking. Following a request from a local resident, Council propose to install two sections of P120 parking and a section of no stopping.
Breton Close, Northwood - Proposed no stopping
Breton Close is a narrow cul-de-sac where concerns have been raised in regards to accessibility to the street. Following a request received from a local resident, Council propose to install two new sections of no stopping.
Draft Regional Policy Statement
A Regional Policy Statement states the significant resource management issues for the region, and the resource management issues of significance to Iwi authorities in the region. The document then provides Council's responses to those issues in the form of objectives, policies and methods of implementation, but it may not include rules.
Reserve management plan
Would you like to see changes made to your local park? Waikato District Council has drafted a Neighbourhood Parks Reserve Management Plan in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977. The plan covers over 50 parks and reserves across the Waikato District.
Draft reserve management plan for Titirangi (Kaiti Hill)
In partnership with Ngati Oneone, Gisborne District Council has drafted a reserve management plan for Tītīrangi (Kaiti Hill). It's a plan for how Tītīrangi reserve will be managed over the next 10 years.
Draft Christchurch Visitor Strategy - Setting the Direction
Christchurch City Council invites you to give feedback on the draft Christchurch Visitor Strategy. This is a time of significant change for Christchurch and the visitor sector will play an important role in the direction the city and district will take.
Proposed amendments to the importing requirements for Rosa nursery stock
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to phytosanitary measures when importing Rosa nursery stock from approved countries.
Proposed changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001
MPI is seeking views on proposed changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) and the Dairy Industry Restructuring (Raw Milk) Regulations 2012.
The Open Government Partnership
Te Kauru Upper Ruamāhanga Floodplain management planning
In October 2014, the Greater Wellington Regional Council project team and subcommittee started looking at ways to manage the identified flood risks which could also protect or enhance the environmental, economic, social and cultural characteristics of the floodplain.
Intention to grant an aircraft concession to Glacier Helicopters Ltd
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant an aircraft concession under section 49 of the National Parks Act 1980 to Glacier Helicopters Limited in Westland National Park. The concession would expire 30 June 2025.
Appication for a marine mammal watching permit from Back to Nature Tours
Have your say on an application from Back to Nature Tours New Zealand Limited to renew and amend their permit to operate commercial tours to view seals on land at Coastal Otago, Catlins and Stewart Island.
Proposed Cemeteries and Crematoria bylaw 2016
Public Places Bylaw
The proposed 2016 Public Places Bylaw seeks to regulate a wide range of activities undertaken in public places within Hutt City: To maintain standards for public health and safety, protect the public from nuisance, minimise the potential for offensive behaviour and to manage property owned or operated by Council for the wellbeing and enjoyment of the public in public places.
Kinloch Lakefront Reserve consultation
In July last year Taupo District Council sought your feedback on three issues affecting the Kinloch community, including the appropriate level of vehicle access to the Kinloch Lakefront Reserve. There was very clear feedback from the community that having vehicle access to the reserve was important. Council have been working on how best to provide for that continued access and, at the same time, make a safe and pleasant recreational space.
Whakaari / White Island Canyon
To alter a geographic name from White Island Canyon to Whakaari / White Island Canyon.
Whakaari / White Island Ridge
To alter a geographic name from White Island Ridge to Whakaari / White Island Ridge.
Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley
To alter a geographic name from White Island Sea Valley to Whakaari / White Island Sea Valley.
Proposed changes to dog rules
Currently dogs are prohibited within 15m of a playground or play equipment. For some of our smaller parks this covers most of the park area, so we’re proposing to add and remove these parks to the list of prohibited areas.
Draft Public Safety Bylaw - alcohol
In 2009 an alcohol ban was introduced through the Public Safety Bylaw (addition to Schedule 4). Alcohol bans prohibit the consumption of alcohol in public places and are enforced by the New Zealand Police using powers of search, seizure and arrest. Penalties include an infringement fee of $250. Changes in legislation now require Council to review its alcohol bans prior to December 2018 otherwise they will lapse.
Review of sustainability measures for the Southern Scallop Fishery (SCA 7)
Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking public feedback on new proposals to support the long-term sustainability of the Southern scallop fishery which covers the top, and northwest coast, of the South Island.
Draft Trade Waste Bylaw and Draft Wastewater Drainage Bylaw
The Selwyn District Council seeks feedback on its Draft Trade Waste Bylaw and Draft Wastewater Drainage Bylaw. The Trade Waste Bylaw relates to all discharge of trade wastes into the sewerage system. The Wastewater Drainage Bylaw relates to all discharge of wastewater from any dwelling into the wastewater system.
The use of cryopreserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function: Proposed advice to the Minister of Health
The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) is seeking feedback on proposed advice to the Minister of Health that the use of cryopreserved ovarian tissue to restore ovarian function become an established procedure.
Proposed further temporary fishing closure of Umupuia Beach, Manukau, to the harvest of cockles (tuangi)
The Ngāi Tai Umupuia Te Waka Totara Trust, on behalf of Ngāi Tai and the Umupuia Marae, has requested a further 2-year temporary closure of Umupuia Beach to the harvest of cockles (tuangi). The current temporary closure is due to expire on 24 September 2016.
Classification of reserves and declaration of land as reserve
As a prerequisite to preparing a reserve management plan the land parcels to be included in the management plan are required to be classified. Classification requires applying one of seven different reserve classes.
Green spaces management plan
There are a large number of green space reserves which directly contribute to New Plymouth as a destination and provide a great environment for the community and its citizens. The management plan will identify opportunities to enhance these green spaces through specific projects.
Standard for undersea feature names - NZGBS60000
The purpose of this standard is to specify the criteria that the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa will take into account when considering proposals for undersea feature names on the continental shelf of New Zealand and within the Ross Dependency of Antarctica.
Rabbit Island Reserve Management Plan
The Draft Plan sets out the vision, objectives, policies and priorities for the three Islands for the next 10 years. The Draft Plan lays out the challenges currently facing the islands and identifies key priorities for improvement. Feedback received included ideas for potential improvements and changes, most of which are generally in keeping with the existing character of the Islands. Many of these ideas have been incorporated. The feedback received to date has helped to inform the development of the Draft Plan.
Intention to grant a concession to Milford Sound Development Authority
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a 30 year concession (lease) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Milford Sound Development Authority for staff accommodation in the Cleddau Village, Milford Sound/Piopoitahi Fiordland National Park.
Glenfalloch tenure review - notice of preliminary proposal
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 M J Tavendale, B J Todhunter and C J Todhunter as lessee of Glenfalloch pastoral lease.
Review of fisheries sustainability measures for 1 October 2016
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures and other management controls for selected fish stocks.
Draft Heritage Strategy
The draft Heritage Strategy is about looking after Palmerston North's natural and cultural heritage. It's also about celebrating our local history. Council is seeking feedback before finalising the document. Submissions close 11 July 2016.
Kahurangi National Park Management Plan amendment
Kahurangi National Park, including the historic sites, plants and animals, and recreational facilities belong to New Zealanders and are managed by the Department of Conservation on your behalf. The Kahurangi National Park Management Plan sets out how the park is to be managed.
Intention to grant a concession to Pioneer Energy Limited
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a thirty (30) year concession (lease/licence/easement) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Pioneer Energy Limited for the construction and operation of part of a hydro-electric scheme on the Fraser River Marginal Strip.
Open Space Access plan
Walkers, runners and cyclists enjoy over 340 kilometres of walkways and tracks in Wellington City. To ensure these are well-managed and planned for the future Wellington City Council are doing a minor review of the Open Space Access Plan 2008. This plan guides the use and management of tracks and walkways in and between the city’s open space network.
ED0186: Payment of shortfall penalties using losses (draft Standard Practice Statement)
Section IW 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007 allows a taxpayer to use tax losses in payment of a shortfall penalty imposed on an income tax liability. This draft Standard Practice Statement sets out the Commissioner's application of section IW 1.
Waiohine River Floodplain Management Plan
The Waiohine River Floodplain Management Plan is in the final stages of development. A draft plan for community input is now available and opportunities to discuss the content have been planned.
Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity
The Government is seeking feedback on the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC). The intention of the proposed NPS-UDC is to ensure regional and district plans provide adequate development capacity for business and housing.
Reserve revocation proposal - Holborn, Stokes Valley
Hutt City Council is proposing to revoke the reserve status of approximately 6.2 hectares of land at the top of Shaftesbury Grove in Holborn, Stokes Valley. This is so that the land can be amalgamated with adjacent residentially zoned land to enable a viable housing development of up to 180 new sections.
Proposed regulations to implement the Catch Documentation Scheme for southern bluefin tuna
MPI is considering creating new regulations for the southern bluefin tuna Catch Documentation Scheme.
Proposed Animal Products Notice: Disposal of Non-conforming Dairy Material or Dairy Product
MPI proposes amendments intended to provide more clarification of the circumstances and requirements for the disposal of non-conforming dairy material or dairy product to ensure the Notice operates effectively.
Developing a cost recovery framework for MPI
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is doing a First Principles Review of its cost recovery arrangements to identify areas where we can improve the way we set and review charges.
Legal aid provider Contract and Practice Standards - renewal and refresh
Legal Aid Services is consulting on proposed changes to the Contract for Services and to the Practice Standards for legal aid providers. The current contract expires on 30 November 2016 and we're taking the opportunity to improve the document.
Review of distributed generation pricing principles
The changes proposed in the paper will improve efficiency and competition for the long-term benefit of consumers.
Transmission pricing methodology second issues paper
Electricity Authority propose to alter the way transmission charges are shared among transmission customers so that charges are linked to the transmission services delivered and the costs involved. This will substantially improve efficiency for the long-term benefit of consumers.
IRRUIP9: Donee organisations - clarifying when funds are applied wholly or mainly to specified purposes within New Zealand
This issues paper foreshadows a possible change in Inland Revenue’s current practice for donee organisations. While presenting Inland Revenue’s preliminary but considered views, it does not present any fixed or final views. The paper examines the “donee organisation” requirements of the income Tax Act 2007, and is particularly relevant to organisations that apply some of their funds to purposes outside of New Zealand. Donee organisations must “wholly or mainly” apply funds to certain specified purposes within New Zealand. Inland Revenue currently accepts that this requirement is met where 51% or more of the funds are applied within New Zealand. The issues paper suggests a higher threshold should apply.
New Zealand Health Research Strategy: discussion document
This discussion document seeks your views on the content of New Zealand’s first health research strategy for the next ten years.
Standardised tobacco products and packaging draft regulations
In 2013 the Government decided to introduce a new regulatory scheme to standardise tobacco products and packaging. The Ministry of Health is now seeking feedback on an ‘exposure draft’ of a proposed set of regulations. The regulations will be needed to bring the new regulatory scheme into force, and set out the detailed specifications for the standardised tobacco products and packages.
Kapiti bus review
Greater Wellington Regional Council are making public transport more reliable, simpler and better. By fine tuning bus services in Paraparaumu, Council plan to make it easier and more convenient for people to go where they want to go by bus. Its plan is to move even more people onto public transport in order to become a smarter, cleaner region and make greater Wellington an even greater place to live, work and play. Greater Wellington Regional Council would like your feedback.
Increasing rates of deceased organ donation: consultation document
This consultation document seeks feedback on the Ministry’s initial proposals to increase deceased person organ donation and transplantation in New Zealand. Proposals are based on the findings of the initial phase of the Ministry of Health’s review of options.
Intention to grant a concession to Eastland Network
Have your say on the Minister's intention to grant a concession to Eastland Network Ltd to construct and run an Electricity Substation on the Opoutama Sections Conservation Area in Hawke's Bay.
New listing of the threatened status of New Zealand vascular plants
This is a call for submissions about any changes in status of New Zealand vascular plant taxa, to inform a revision of the lists for these groups in the New Zealand Threat Classification System.
Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan
Southland Regional Council are currently asking for your views on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan which introduces new methods to manage activities that we know adversely affect the quality of Southland’s freshwater.
Proposed craft risk management standard for vessels
MPI invites comment from interested parties on the proposed Craft Risk Management Standard: Vessels (CRMS Vessels) and the associated draft Guidance Document.
Draft Hutt Valley Trade Wastes Bylaw
The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002, establish standards for trade waste discharges, and facilitate the management of the acceptance of trade wastes into the public waste water system on behalf of the Hutt City Council and the Upper Hutt City Council.
To alter a geographic name from Mount Elliot to Mount Eliott.
To alter a geographic name from Mount Gorden to Mount Gordon. A peak at 1880m in Solution Range on the northwestern side of Landsborough River, approximately 5km east of Mount Hooker, Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
To alter a geographic name from Nigger Stream to Pūkio Stream. A stream flowing south from Mount Turnbull on The Candlesticks (range) to Esk River, through Lochinvar Forest Conservation Area. Approximately 15km northeast of Waimakariri River in the foothills of Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.
Waiau Toa / Clarence River
To alter a geographic name from Clarence River to Waiau Toa / Clarence River.
Waiau Uwha River
To alter a geographic name from Waiau River to Waiau Uwha River.
Enabling Good Lives approaches to supporting disabled people
The Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development want to learn more about the innovative approaches and practices providers and communities have developed to support disabled people to have greater choice and control over their supports and lives. This will help inform the development of advice to Government on how to apply the Enabling Good Lives approach to disability support services.
Westland Tai Poutini National Park Management Plan review
The review is an opportunity to take a fresh look at how the Westland Tai Poutini National Park is managed. Two significant management issues facing the Park are air access and the effects of climate change. DOC will work closely with Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Te Runanga o Makaawhio, the West Coast Tai PoutiniConservation Board, key stakeholders and community groups and organizations throughout the review.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park Management Plan review
National park management plans are required to be reviewed every 10 years, in accordance with Sections 46 and 47 of the National Parks Act 1980. These parks belong to you, and DOC manages them on your behalf. The review is an opportunity to hear your views on how you value the park and how you want those values to be reflected in the new management plan. DOC will be working closely with Ngāi Tahu, the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board, key stakeholders and the community throughout the review.
Proposed changes to the Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan
Two minor amendments to the overarching Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan are proposed. These proposed amendments will ensure that the Greater Wellington Parks Network Plan remains current, adapting to changing circumstances and increase knowledge as required by the Reserves Act (section 41(4)).
Reserve management plans currently being prepared or reviewed
In accordance with section 41(5) of the Reserves Act 1977, Horowhenua District Council publicly notifies its intent to prepare/review Reserve Management Plans for the following reserves: Waitarere Domain, Holmwood Park, Wairarawa Stream Reserve (including Hudson Reserve), Waitarere Beach Foreshore Reserve, Ohau River Reserves (which includes Gladstone Road Reserve, Kimberley Reserve and Parikawau Reserve). Members of the public are invited to provide any written comments or suggestions they may have relating to the long term management and development of the above reserves.
Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2016
A potential further change to the policy has been identified. The further amendment would allow existing operators within the permitted gambling area to move to another venue within the permitted gambling area.