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Draft Psychoactive Substances (Local Approved Products) Policy
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 regulates the availability of psychoactive substances in New Zealand. The Act protects the health of and minimises harm to New Zealanders who use psychoactive substances. In Tauranga, we are proposing to adopt a Psychoactive Substances (Local Approved Products) Policy so that we have the ability to designate appropriate locations for the sale of approved psychoactive substances in our city. We are not able to prohibit the sale of psychoactive substances in Tauranga.
Three proposals to alter Geographic Names
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is seeking submissions on three proposals to alter geographic names: - Poverty Bay to Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay, for the bay south of Gisborne - Gladstone to John Creek, for a small village on the southeast of Lake Hāwea - Johns Creek to John Creek, for a small stream flowing into the southeast of Lake Hāwea
Place name consultation: John Creek (stream)
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Johns Creek to John Creek.
Place name consultation: John Creek (village)
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Gladstone to John Creek.
Place name consultation: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay
Land Information New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to alter an existing recorded name from Poverty Bay to Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay.
Dual name proposal
The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is seeking public submissions on altering Poverty Bay, where Captain Cook first arrived in New Zealand, to a dual name Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay.
Insolvency Practitioners Bill
Public submissions are now being called for the Insolvency Practitioners Bill.
Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018
The NZ Transport Agency is consulting, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, on proposed changes to Land Transport Rules, set out in Land Transport Rule: Regulatory Stewardship (Omnibus) Amendment 2018.
Simla Ave & Te Mata Peak Rd Strategic Roading Plan
Hastings District Council invests every year in improved roading infrastructure across our community. We're developing a long term strategic roading plan and would like to hear your views on aspects such as the road design layout, safety and footpaths along Simla Avenue and Te Mata Peak Road. Your thoughts are very important in helping us to identify the current issues that will be investigated within this study. This feedback will be incorporated into a draft Strategic Roading Plan for formal consultation.
Application for a marine mammal permit by Horizon Tours New Zealand Limited
Sutton-Mount Ross Road Bridge Replacement
We are seeking feedback on the three options for the replacement of the Sutton-Mount Ross Road bridge.
Alcohol Bylaw Proposed Changes
We're seeking feedback on the proposed Queenstown Lakes District Council Alcohol Ban Bylaw 2018.
A strategy for the arts
Alongside Creative New Zealand, ChristchurchNZ, Rata Foundation and other key supporters, we are developing a new citywide strategy for the arts that maps out the steps we’re taking. Our goal is to create a broad, inclusive strategy that covers all forms of arts and creativity in Ōtautahi Christchurch, and makes sure the city continues to value its creative side. The end result will be an innovative and exciting city, where our creativity helps us reach our potential. Along with our key supporters, we’re working with the arts community and education sector. It’s a collaborative process, and we want you to be involved.
Western Springs Lakeside Te Wai Ōrea Park Development Plan
With the help of mana whenua and local stakeholders, we have developed a park development plan for Western Springs Lakeside Te Wai Ōrea.
Thomson Park car park enhancement and landscape plan
We would like your feedback on a landscape plan has been produced in order to improve the functionality, flow and access of Thomson Park for all park users.
Application for a lease by School's Out Limited
Proposed Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay Alcohol Ban Bylaw
The Council is currently reviewing the Hanmer Springs and Gore Bay Alcohol Ban Bylaw. We are proposing a few minor amendments to align with the Local Government Act 2002.
Mite might trim old man’s beard
Your views are sought on an application to introduce a gall mite into New Zealand to combat the invasive pest plant called old man's beard.
Proposal to allow camping on Stead Street Reserve
An application has been received from the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association to lease an area of approximately 5,600m2 of land at Stead Street adjacent to the wharf for the association’s members to use.
Determining whether you are acquiring a business or assets
The Financial Markets Authority is consulting on guidance on how to determine whether a business has been acquired (or is to be acquired). Under the FMC Regulations, prescribed financial information about business acquisitions must be included in the PDS for an offer of debt or equity. It is sometimes not clear what is a business acquisition for these purposes.
Follow-up consultation on proposed changes to import certificate requirements for explosives
Have your say on proposed changes to import certificate requirements for explosives.
Exemptions, other legislative notices, and unnecessary compliance costs
The Financial Markets Authority is seeking feedback on the effectiveness of legislative notices in minimising unnecessary compliance costs.
Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018 consultation
We are now consulting on a proposed amendment to the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018.
Freedom Camping Control Bylaw & Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Reserves Management Plan Proposed Amendments
QLDC is proposing to amend the Freedom Camping Bylaw and the Lake Hayes Reserve Management Plan to formalise areas prohibiting Freedom Camping.
Prevention of Nuisance from Fires and Smoke Bylaw Consultation
Council proposes to make a Hutt City Council Prevention of Nuisance from Fires and Smoke Bylaw 2018 (“the 2018 Bylaw”) to replace the current 2008 Fire Prevention Bylaw. The Local Government Act 2002 requires Council to review the current Fire Prevention Bylaw 2008 by 1 July 2018.
Control of Animals Bylaw Consultation
Council proposes to make a Hutt City Council Control of Animals Bylaw 2018 (“the 2018 Bylaw”) to replace the current 2008 Control of Animals Bylaw. The Local Government Act 2002 requires Council to review the current Control of Animals Bylaw 2008.
Proposal to revoke legacy on-site wastewater bylaws
We want to know what you think about the proposal to revoke the legacy on-site wastewater bylaws.
Draft Marlborough Walking and Cycling Strategy (2018-28)
We want your feedback on the projects and initiatives you think are important in creating a safe and connected network of walking and cycling facilities in Marlborough that has the capacity to grow and offer residents genuine choices for travel. All your feedback will be given to decision-makers and elected members to help further shape the final Marlborough Walking and Cycling Strategy.
Application for a lease by Mot Bike Co 2018 Limited
Chemistry and Manufacture of Veterinary Medicines (Chemical) guidance document
MPI wants your feedback on the draft guidance document for the Chemistry and Manufacture of Veterinary Medicines (Chemical).
Sims Building Port Chalmers
The West Harbour Community Board and the Dunedin City Council are asking for possible uses for the Sims building and site at Port Chalmers.
Proposed exemption for restricted schemes from custodian assurance requirements
Have your say on the proposed exemption for restricted schemes from custodian assurance requirements.
Proposed closure of Grounsell Crescent/State Highway 2 northbound onramp
Call for funding applications for medicines for rare disorders
PHARMAC invites pharmaceutical suppliers to submit funding applications for medicines for rare disorders.
Posthumous Reproduction: A review of the current Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man to take into account gametes and embryos
The Advisory Committee on Assistive Reproductive Technology is undertaking the first stage of a consultation to assess the need for change in how we regulate posthumous reproduction in New Zealand. Posthumous reproduction involves the use of a person’s sperm or eggs, after their death.
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 - Akaroa
The recent summer season in Akaroa (2017/18) saw increases in the number of freedom campers and associated issues, and calls from the community for further restrictions to help reduce the impacts from freedom campers. We’re proposing a bylaw change aimed at alleviating the problems caused by freedom campers staying in Akaroa.
Proposed amendments to the Brothels Bylaw 2013
A full review of the Brothels (Location and Commercial Sexual Services Signage) Bylaw 2013 has resulted in some minor amendments being proposed.
Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018
The Christchurch City Council proposes to make a new alcohol control bylaw to replace the Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2009 which will automatically expire on 18 December 2018, under the Local Government (Alcohol Reform) Amendment Act 2012.
Public Places Bylaw and Policy 2018
The Council is reviewing its Public Places Bylaw and Trading and Events in Public Places Policy to ensure there are reasonable controls to balance public and private uses of public places.
Cemeteries Bylaw and Handbook review
The Christchurch City Council is required to periodically review all bylaws and has carried out a review of its 2013 Cemeteries Bylaw, together with a review of the Cemeteries Handbook which contains the detail of the rules and requirements for cemeteries.
Review of speed limits in the southern central city
We're proposing to extend the southern central city's slow speed zone and we'd like to hear your views.
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.
Proposed changes for export approved premises
MPI is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2011.
Application for a licence by the New Zealand Alpine Club
Draft Harbourview-Orangihina Park Masterplan
The Harbourview-Orangihina Park Masterplan is an aspirational long-term document to help shape the direction of the park. It ensures that future design and decision-making reflects the unique values of the park. We have prepared the draft plan in close collaboration with mana whenua and a community reference group made up of representatives from the community and groups involved with the park, as well as biodiversity and heritage experts from Auckland Council.
Consultation on electoral boundaries and representation
Every six years, councils throughout New Zealand must review their representation arrangements, including whether their wards properly reflect their populations. The outcome of the review applies at the next local body election (2019) and the following one if another review is not conducted.
Application for a license by Rangitikei District Council
Resource consent application to build a new hotel on the corner of Don and Dee Streets
The Council has received a resource consent application from the Invercargill Licensing Trust to build a new hotel on the corner of Don and Dee Streets.
Review of Dog Control Bylaw and Policy
Council is proposing to adopt the Draft Kāpiti Coast District Council Dog Control Bylaw 2018 and Policy 2018. Council is now inviting feedback on the Draft Bylaw, the Draft Policy, and the five sites that have been identified as possible locations for future off-leash dog exercise areas.
Mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand
We all have a role to play to create a waste free future. As a first step, we’d like to hear your views on a mandatory phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags in New Zealand.
Adding new usages to General User Radio Licence: Short Range Devices in frequencies below 30 MHz – Technical consultation
Increased use in portable electrical appliances and mobile devices has driven interest in wireless charging. This technology has two components that require use of radio spectrum below the 30 MHz frequency range: wireless power transfer system and inductive loop system. Radio Spectrum Management has prepared a consultation document concerning these technologies, what they do and how they work. It identifies that these components fall within the definition of short range devices and are covered by this general user radio licence (GURL-SRD). The existing technical conditions in the GURL SRD would need to be modified. This would explicitly allow wireless power transmission and inductive loop systems to be used under the GURL SRD.
Proposed Project Martha: Resource consent applications lodged for proposed new mine project
OceanaGold (NZ) has lodged resource consent applications with Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council for further mine development in Waihi. The applications, which will be processed jointly by the two Councils, cover the proposed Martha Project announced by the company in March this year.
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.
NCEA Have your say
The Government is looking at ways to strengthen NCEA that will benefit all our young people. But we need your help to make it happen. Over the next few months we want to hear from thousands of people across New Zealand from a range of backgrounds. Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. In English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media - you choose.
Mānuka honey sold in New Zealand: is further regulation needed?
MPI is considering whether and how to apply the mānuka honey science definition, currently used for exports, to mānuka honey sold in New Zealand.
Representation Arrangements Review
Every six years councils in New Zealand review their representation arrangements, following a process contained in the Local Electoral Act.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
All of Trade 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.
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.
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.
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.
Draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan
We want to hear feedback from our communities on the draft West Coast Regional Waste Minimisation and Management Plan.
National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group - initial feedback
The National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group is asking for feedback on how to strengthen the contribution our national archival and library institutions make to New Zealand’s culture and democracy. Initially we are asking some high-level questions to inform further work and future engagement.
Heavy Vehicle Entry Certification review - Proposed recommendations
The New Zealand Transport Agency is seeking feedback on the proposed recommendations relating to the Heavy Vehicle Entry Certification system.
Proposed District Plan Change 43: Residential and Suburban Mixed Use
Proposed District Plan Change 43 reviews the General Residential Activity Area provisions and proposes the introduction of two new activity areas, providing for medium density residential development and suburban mixed use in targeted areas. The plan change also proposes the introduction of a new Medium Density Design Guide and several consequential changes to related chapters of the District Plan.
Barrington Street safety improvements - Barrington Mall
We are proposing changes to Barrington Street to make it safer for people accessing Barrington Mall.
Application for a marine mammal permit by Ezifish Charters Limited
Have your say on a permit application from Ezifish Charters Limited to operate commercial tours to view marine mammals in the Otago Harbour including Taiaroa Head.