Horowhenua District Council processes requests for information in accordance with the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) and the Privacy Act 1993. These aim to balance issues of transparency and public interest with limits on the disclosure of personal information.
Responses to Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) requests that we consider to be of wider public interest, or which relate to a subject that has been widely requested, will be published on our website as they become available along with a summary of the request. To protect the privacy of individuals, we will not generally publish personal information about individuals, or information that identifies individual requesters. Requests and responses may be paraphrased.
8 Result(s) Found
- 8 April 2019: Survey of Cat Controls in Resource Consents(PDF, 123KB)
Questions relating to whether Council has issued any resource consent for subdivision or any other activity which authorises an activity subject to conditions relating to domestic cats, or declined any consent in circumstances where the impacts of domestic cats on wildlife has been relevant to the decision to decline.
- 8 July 2019: Management of Dogs and Registration Fees(PDF, 2MB)
Questions relating to the number of dogs registered in the Horowhenua District, the number of applications made for responsible dog owner licence, total revenue collected, the number of fines and infringements issued and the total dollar value, the number of rehomed and destroyed/euthanised dogs, and the total spend on systems and processes necessary to run dog control/animal control.
- 8 July 2019: Earthquake-prone Buildings(PDF, 447KB)
Questions relating to how much has been spent since 1 July 2017, when the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into effect, on earthquake-related expenses, anticipated spend over the next ten years, the number of buildings identified as needing money spent on them and the number of buildings still needing assessment.
- 18 July 2019: Defining Financial Contributions & Development Contributions(PDF, 250KB)
Request for information relating to the ways financial contributions have been defined in the draft and final documents for the Financial Contributions Policy 2015 that differ from the RMA 1991 and LGA 2002 legal definitions; and how, and on what basis, financial contributions have been changed to include funding future capital expenditure caused by growth.
- 24 July 2019: Land Developments Surveyed and Consented(PDF, 1MB)
Request for information relating to the number of land developments which have already been consented without a condition requiring financial contribution, whether these include specific areas or companies outlined in the request, how many house sections in those areas and other areas outlined have been surveyed and consented; and whether there is any other land development which has been surveyed and consented without a condition requiring financial contribution.
- 6 October 2020: Properties held by Horowhenua District Council(PDF, 576KB)
Request for a list of all commercial and non-commercial property assets held by HDC as of 1 July 2015 and all land-based assets, commercial and non-commercial purchased or sold by HDC during the period 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2018.
- 12 October 2020: HDC Property Strategy & Asset Sale(PDF, 2MB)
Request for all evidence that the strategy for sale of the Oxford Street properties, Durham Street and Roe, Cambridge industrial blocks properties was made in accordance with the Horowhenua District Council Property Strategy (November 2015).
- 10 May 2019: Freedom Camping Bylaw(PDF, 70KB)
Questions relating to whether Horowhenua District Council has a freedom camping bylaw and refers to either self-containment or certified self-containment in any bylaws or regulatory rules.
- 25 June 2019: Class 4 Gambling Policy(PDF, 637KB)
Request for Horowhenua District Council's current Gambling Class 4 Venue Policy 2017 and previous iterations dating back to 2004.
- 22 July 2019: Bylaw Process(PDF, 216KB)
Request for Horowhenua District Council's process or steps involved in making a bylaw.
- 22 May 2019: Waste Minimisation & Waste Management(PDF, 127KB)
Questions relating to Horowhenua District Council's current waste management contractor, current suppliers of recycling crates / wheelie bins, current collection methods for refuse and recycling, any planned changes and the tender process.
- 4 April 2019: Legal costs associated with Cr Campbell and Mayor Feyen(PDF, 119KB)
Request for information about all costs (legal/consultant/other) associated with responding to the Mayor’s accusations, allegations and behaviors including those of his advocate since 1 March 2018 and all costs (legal/consultant/other) associated with responding to Councillor Ross Campbell's accusations and behaviors since 1 March 2018.
- 2 May 2019: Councillors with Pecuniary Interests(PDF, 172KB)
Request for information about the total number of Council contracts awarded to any company that an elected official has a pecuniary or any other interest in, a list of companies that were awarded the contracts (if any), the total number of Council contracts awarded to any company that an elected official's spouse has a pecuniary or any other interest in, a list of companies that were awarded the contracts (if any) and whether the contracts were put up for tender.
- 17 September 2020: 2020 Ratepayers Report
Part 1: Average residential costs, average residential costs (Regional Councils), rating units(PDF, 1MB)
Part 2: Staff numbers, contractor numbers, CEO remuneration, elected official remuneration(PDF, 2MB)
Part 3: Audit & Risk Oversight(PDF, 2MB)
Requests for information for the 2018/19 financial year regarding average residential costs, average residential costs (Regional Councils) and rating units; staff numbers, contractor numbers, CEO remuneration, elected official remuneration; and audit and risk oversight.
Making an official request?
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