An official letter asking for a reduction of something, or that something should stop. Examples would be dog barking or excessive noise.
A structure additional to the main building (e.g. garage, carport, sleepout etc).
A person who does not hold a managers certificate but has been appointed for a period not exceeding 3 weeks at any one time (or 6 weeks total in any 12 month period) where a manager is ill or absent.
Adequate provision (dogs)
The dog(s) are provided with enough space to run around, plenty of food and water, and shelter from the weather.
Supporting a cause or proposal by defending or arguing in its favour. This is often done on behalf of a wider group who support the cause.
In regard to resource consents: someone who is detrimentally affected by a resource consent and doesn't agree to the consent.
Due to a lack of rain, soil moisture becomes so low that plants begin to die. This also affects stock that rely on plants to feed.
A substance containing 1.15% or more alcohol by volume.
Alcohol ban areas
Areas in public places where the consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority
A tribunal within the Department for Courts based in Wellington that hears appeals and enforcement actions under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Usually means a parcel of land (with boundaries shown on a survey plan). Also includes a building, or part of a building, shown on a cross-lease or unit title plan (refer to Section 218(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991).
To combine many units into one (e.g. combining the seven former councils into one new council).
The annual value is based on the higher of the estimated gross annual rental income less 20 per cent (or 10 per cent for vacant land) or 5 per cent of the property's capital value. To assess the annual value we calculate the following: The first calculation estimates how much the property could be rented for in one year, minus 20 per cent to cover normal property expenses (or minus 10 per cent for vacant land). For example: Potential rent $300 x 52 = $15,600 Less 20% ($3,120) = $12,480 The second calculation takes five per cent of the property's estimated capital value (the total value of land and buildings). For example:Estimated capital value = $260,0005 per cent = $13,000For this property, the annual value is therefore $13,000 (in this case calculation 2 is higher than calculation 1).
Anti fouling paint
The paint used on boats and watercraft to stop the build-up of microorganisms, plants and algae.
Underground layers of saturated permeable material (gravel, broken rock etc) that can both hold and let water move through.
Auckland Council is developing 21 area plans. Each local board has a plan that analyses local issues, challenges and opportunities, and provide the long-term vision for that area.
Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier.
A moderate of high-capacity road. These roads are immediately below a highway level of service.
This is the rate account number as it appears on your invoice.
Assessment of Environmental Effects
A statement assessing the actual and/or potential effects on the environment of a proposed activity, submitted as part of an application for resource consent.
The sudden movement of soil from one property to another as a result of a flood or shift in the course of a boundary stream.
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