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Proposed additions to Ahuriri Conservation Park
The Minister of Conservation gives notice under Section 18 of the Conservation Act 1987 of her intention to add land to Ahuriri Conservation Park. The proposal involves the addition of approximately 4,808 hectares of land that is currently managed by DOC as a conservation area.
Application to import and hold a whale tooth scrimshaw
Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Director, Planning, Permissions, and Land notifies that she has received a permit application from Matteo Moro to import and hold a whale tooth scrimshaw.
Amendments to tier 2 For-profit Entities Revision of Reduced Disclosure Regime (RDR)
The New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) and the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) have jointly developed a proposed RDR decision-making framework. When finalised, this framework will form a joint Policy Statement to be used for determining disclosure requirements for entities reporting in accordance with Tier 2 For-profit Accounting Requirements, that is, NZ IFRS Reduced Disclosure Regime (RDR).
Aligning subjects and standards from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa with the University Entrance approved subjects list
NZQA is seeking views on a proposal to align subjects and standards from the Māori-medium curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, with the University Entrance approved subjects list. The purpose of the approved subjects list is to ensure that students have the appropriate skills and knowledge in a subject to contribute to their success at degree level study.
Proposed technical updates to New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme regulations for 2017
The Government is conducting a consultation with parties affected by proposed technical updates to four regulations under the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Spatial Plan
The Christchurch City Council would like your feedback on a spatial plan prepared for the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Proposed energy efficiency revisions for domestic fridges and freezers
A proposal to update Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and the test method, for domestic refrigerators and freezers, is now out for consultation.
Notice of Intention to enter into a Lease over Part Macandrew Bay
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Macandrew Bay, 275 Portobello Road, Macandrew Bay. The area, activity and terms are described in the Schedule below.
Proposed landscape plan for Governors Bay
Christchurch City Council would like your formal feedback on this proposed landscape plan for Governors Bay. All feedback will be considered by the project team, prior to a staff recommendation being made to the Banks Peninsula Community Board.
Sparks Rd (Halswell Rd intersection)
Christchurch City Council is proposing footpath improvements on the north side of Sparks Road outside the old Halswell Library (381 Sparks Road), and the installation of a zebra pedestrian crossing over the left turning lane from Halswell Road onto Sparks Road.
Proposals to amend the Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds Food Notice 2016
MPI wants feedback on proposed changes to the maximum residue levels (MRLs) of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines in food.
PUB00267: Income tax — application of schedular payment rules to directors’ fees
This draft interpretation statement looks at how the scheduler payment rules apply to payment of directors' fees. It covers situations in which tax must be withheld from directors' fee payments, and when and how much tax must be withheld and paid to the Commissioner if withholding is required. It does not discuss the withholding treatment of directors' fees paid to non-residents.
Naval Point development
Christchurch City Council is currently preparing a Development Plan for all Council land and facilities at Naval Point, Lyttelton, including the recreation ground, public boat ramp and the Magazine Bay Marina.
Omahau Hill 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 Michael James Lindsay and Elaine Joy Lindsay as lessees of Omahau Hill pastoral lease.
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.
NZQA 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.
Parking Bylaw Schedule
Stratford District Council proposes to amend the bylaw relating to parking control, by replacing the schedules it currently contains, with schedules that are updated and easier to reference.
Proposal to classify conservation land at Marahau
DOC gives notice of its intention to classify approximately 2.5057 ha of conservation land located at Marahau, being Section 1 SO 371179, as local purpose (carpark/community buildings) reserve.
Temporary Closure of the Southern Scallop (SCA 7) Fishery
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback and submissions on whether a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery (SCA 7) should be implemented for the coming scallop season starting on 15 July 2017.
Proposed lease to Waikanae Estuary Care Group
The Kāpiti Coast District Council wishes to enter into a ten year lease with the Waikanae Estuary Care Group. The proposed lease is for the Council-owned land at Takahe Drive, Paraparaumu.
University of Canterbury's permit application
Pursuant to section 5(5) of the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and to a delegation from the Minister of Conservation, the Director Operations, Eastern South Island Region, DOC, notifies that he has received a permit application from the University of Canterbury.
Review of resource consent conditions for Te Rere Hau windfarm
Palmerston North City Council, pursuant to s.128 (1)(c) of the Resource Management Act 1991 is reviewing the conditions of the resource consent for the windfarm known as Te Rere Hau and operated by New Zealand Windfarms Ltd at 355-573 North Range Road, Palmerston North.
Griffiths Avenue kerb and channel renewal
This project involves replacing the kerb and channel along Griffiths Avenue along with some road re-shaping, minor pavement repairs and landscaping.
Proposal to dispose of conservation land in Lake Te Anau Control Gates Conservation Area
The Department of Conservation gives notice of its intention to dispose of an area of approximately 4.4535 ha of conservation land being part of the Lake Te Anau Control Gates Conservation Area, described as Southland District, Pt Run 3018. If, after consideration of any objections or submissions, it is decided that the area is no longer required for conservation purposes, DOC intends to dispose of the land.
Hornby library and customer services, southwest leisure
The Council's Long Term Plan considered how to recognise and provide for the needs of this expanding, diverse and changing community. The plan provides for a new aquatic facility, a new library and service centre for the southwest.
Draft General Determination ED0194: Depreciation rate for rapid DC car charging stations
The Commissioner proposes to set a general depreciation rate for a new asset class “Rapid DC car charging stations”.
Easter Sunday Trading
Auckland Council wants Aucklanders to share their views on whether or not to allow more shops to open on Easter Sunday from 2018.
Maritime Rules Part 40 — Invitation to comment
Maritime New Zealand is seeking your views on six proposed amendments to the 40 series of rules.
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.
Application to operate tours to view seals
Have your say on the application from Paving Innovations Central Otago to operate tours to view seals.
Intention to grant concession to Avondale College
The Minister of Conservation gives notice of her intention to grant a fifteen (15) year concession (lease) under section 17Q of the Conservation Act 1987 to Avondale College, for a continued lease of part of the Tongariro Conservation Area.
Whakapapa Waste Water Treatment Plant resource consent renewal
Have your say on DOC's application to renew the Whakapapa Waste Water Treatment Plant resource consent.
Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting on the (yellow) draft of Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits  which determines how speed limits are set in New Zealand.
Proposal to allow councils to charge for monitoring permitted activities under the NES-PF
The Government wants your feedback on a proposal to allow councils to charge for monitoring permitted activities under the National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban development authorities
To deliver more dynamic and successful cities that better meet the needs for housing, employment and amenity, the government is proposing that major urban development projects are able to be built more quickly. New legislation is being considered that will enable local and central government to: empower nationally or locally significant urban development projects to access more enabling development powers and land use rules; and establish new urban development authorities to support these projects where required. MBIE is currently undertaking public consultation on the content and extent of this proposed legislation.
PUB00249: Fringe benefit tax – motor vehicles
This draft Interpretation Statement aims to consolidate all of the statements Inland Revenue has published on FBT and motor vehicles. A number of these statements related to earlier versions of legislation and use out-dated section references. The Interpretation Statement brings all of the Inland Revenue statements together in one place in a user-friendly format to provide taxpayers with increased certainty in understanding their FBT obligations for motor vehicles and lead to better compliance.
Amend Alcohol Ban Bylaw
The Kaiata Community Centre would like to manage their property as an alcohol free area. Council has agreed and proposes to include the property under Schedule 3 of the current Banning of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw.
ACVM Notice: Agricultural compounds exempt from registration
Agricultural compounds (which include agricultural chemicals, veterinary medicines, pet food/animal feed, fertilisers and vertebrate toxic agents) must be authorised under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 before being imported, manufactured, sold or used in New Zealand.
Hamilton Zoo plan
Hamilton City Council are committed to providing the best visitor experience they can — they have developed a draft Hamilton Zoo Master Plan.
Draft Annual Plan 2017/18
Wellington City Council is running this consultation on our draft annual plan. We'd like feedback on this draft plan for the capital's future.
Draft Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
Wellington City Council is looking for feedback on our draft local action plan to manage and minimise waste - and on the draft plan to manage and minimise waste in the Wellington region as a whole.
Annual Plan proposal 2017 to 2018
The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) is proposing a lower rate increase in its 2017 to 2018 Annual Plan compared to what was initially projected in its 2015 to 2025 Long Term Plan.
Proposed Speed Limit Change for Queen Street and Sundial Square, Richmond
On 2 March 2017 Tasman District Council approved a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Queen Street, Richmond to 30km/hr. The proposed reduction in speed limit will also include Sundial Square (from Queen Street to McGlashen Avenue).
Parking restrictions in Whakapapa Village
DOC proposes to implement parking restrictions in Whakapapa Village. The restrictions are to address winter and summer congestion issues in and around the Village.
Class 4 Gambling Best Practice (Three Year) Licence
The Department is seeking views on the proposed approach to a three year licence for best practice societies and clubs.
Proposed amendments to the consolidated list of tests for animal products
MPI is seeking feedback on its proposed amendments to the consolidated list of animal product tests – meat, poultry, honey, seafood, dairy, live animals and germplasm.
Annual Plan 2017 to 2018
Chatham Islands Council is currently preparing the Annual Plan for 2017/18, they are seeking your feedback on their proposal to delay or alternatively fund three key projects, compared with what was planned in the 2015-25 Long-Term Plan.
Draft Annual Plan 2016 to 2017
The Draft Annual Plan, and the Annual Plan Consultation document for the year from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 is now available. The Draft Plan lays out the proposed budget for the coming year, details the key issues and major projects the council proposes to carry out, how much this is expected to cost, and how it will be paid for.
Notice of intention to enter into a lease over part Brooklands Park
In terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Dunedin City Council intends to enter into a lease over part Brooklands Park, 10 Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel.
PUB00268: Resident and non-resident withholding taxes: non-cash dividends
This "Question we've been asked" (QWBA) considers whether the income of a person who receives a non-cash dividend includes any resident or non resident withholding tax paid for the dividend.
Proposed general export requirements for bee products
The Ministry for Primary Industries are seeking your feedback on a draft general export requirement (GREX) that will amend requirements for all exported bee products. In particular, they want to know what you think about the proposals to define mānuka honey and to introduce additional traceability measures.
PUB00285: Income tax insurance — key-person insurance policies
This draft "questions we've been asked" explains the income tax treatment of key-person insurance policies where the insurance is for replacing lost business profits as a result of the death or disablement of a key employee.