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Submissions

The McGuinness Institute responds to invitations for comment. Below is a sample of submissions completed to date.

See also our Genetic Modification Submissions page.


August 2014

Submission on the Draft National Statement of Science Investment

Written Submission. August 2014 (PDF 1 MB). [Final]

Appendix 1, August 2014

Appendix 2, August 2014

Appendix 3, August 2014

Appendix 4, August 2014

April 2014

Submission on the Environmental Reporting Bill

Written Submission, April 2014 (PDF 0.5 MB)

Closing Comments, June 2014 (PDF 328 KB) 

Attachment 1, June 2014

Attachment 2, June 2014

Attachment 3, June 2014

March 2014

Draft for Consultation: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental EffectsDischarge and Dumping) Regulations 2014

Written Submission (PDF 1.1 MB)

February 2014

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan 

Written Submission (PDF 260 KB)

February 2014

Proposed Hastings District Plan 

Written Submission (PDF 260 KB)

February 2014

Draft for Consultation: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental EffectsNon-Notified Activities) Regulations 2013

Written Submission (PDF 2 MB)

September 2013

Activity classifications under the EEZ Act: A discussion document on the regulation of exploratory drilling, discharges of harmful substances and dumping of waste in the Exclusive Economic Zone and continental shelf

Written Submission (PDF 608 KB)

July 2013

International Integrated Reporting Councils' (IIRC) Consultation Draft of the International Framework

Written Submission (PDF 319 KB)

July 2013

Ensuring New Zealand's Constitution is Fit for Purpose: Submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel 

Written Submission (PDF 2 MB)

April 2013

Ministry for the Environment Discussion Document: Improving our resource management system

Written Submission (PDF 2.25MB)

February 2013

Public Finance (Fiscal Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2012 

Written Submission (PDF, 737KB)

Youth Statement on New Zealand's Long-term Fiscal Position (PDF, 3.8 MB)

February 2013

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal: Comments of McGuinness Institute on Minor or Technical 
Aspects of the Draft Report (Part 5 of 5)

Written Submission (PDF, 106KB)

October 2012

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal: Submissions of McGuinness Institute on Proposed Conditions of Consent (Part 4 of 5)

Written Submission (PDF, 94KB)

September 2012

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal: Final Statement of Evidence Prepared for the Board of Inquiry (Part 3 of 5)

Statement of Evidence (PDF, 225KB)

September 2012

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill 2012 (Additional Submission)

Written Submission (PDF, 442KB)

September 2012

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal: Statement of Evidence Prepared for the Board of Inquiry prepared by Dr John Volpe, expert witness on behalf of the McGuinness Institute

Written Submission (PDF, 614KB)

August 2012

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal: Statement of Evidence Prepared for the Board of Inquiry (Part 2 of 5)

Statement of Evidence (PDF, 1.8MB)

July 2012

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill 2012

Written Submission (PDF, 678KB)

June 2012

Local Government Reform in Wellington

Written Submission (PDF, 207KB)

June 2012

Regulations proposed under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 148KB)

May 2012

Electoral Commission Review on the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) Electoral System

Written Submission (PDF, 156KB)

May 2012

Wellington City Council Draft Long Term Plan 2012-22

Written Submission (PDF, 2.1MB)

May 2012

Mixed Ownership Model Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 836KB)

May 2012

New Zealand King Salmon Proposal:
Proposed Plan Changes and Resource Consent
Applications (Part 1 of 5)

Written Submission (PDF, 353KB)

February 2012

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental 
Effects) Bill

Written Responses to Questions from the Committee (PDF, 410KB)

February 2012

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental 
Effects) Bill

Oral Submission (PDF, 74KB)

January 2012

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental 
Effects) Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 300KB)

December 2011

International Integrated Reporting Committee Discussion Paper

Written Submission (PDF, 497KB)

October 2011

Environmental Reporting Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 361KB)

April 2011

Application A1042 – Food derived from herbicide-tolerant Corn line DAS-40278-9

Written Submission (PDF, 137KB)

Oct 2010

State Sector Management Bill

Oral Submission (PDF, 58KB)

Oct 2010

State Sector Management Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 978KB)

Oct 2010

Reviewing the Crown Minerals Act 1991 discussion paper

Written Submission (PDF, 58KB)

Sept 2010

Review of Securities Law: Discussion Paper

Written Submission (PDF, 128KB)

Sept 2010

Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy and the Draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy

Written Submission (PDF, 60KB)

June 2010

Electoral Referendum Bill

Written Submission (PDF, 73KB)

May 2010

Ministry of Economic Development on Schedule 4 Stocktake discussion document.

Written Submission (PDF, 57KB)

May 2010

Wellington City's Draft 2010 Climate Change Action Plan

Written Submission (PDF, 58KB)

April 2010

Proposed National Environmental Standards

Written Submission (PDF, 49KB)

April 2009

LTCCPs

Written Submission (PDF, 394KB)

April 2009

Resource Management Amendment Bill

Written submission (PDF, 457KB)

March 2009

Draft Electricity Govt Policy Statement

Written submission (PDF, 105KB), Draft GPS (PDF, 113KB)

Sept 2007

Electoral Finance Bill

Written submission (PDF, 184KB); Oral submission (PDF, 18KB), background paper on the Timeline (PDF, 100KB) and background paper reviewing of the first reading (PDF, 149KB) in the House.

March 2007

Energy Related Entities in the Public Sector

Main submission – This submission was in response to the following invitations for comment. (i) Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in New Zealand Post-2012 (PDF, 381KB), Ministry for the Environment; (ii) Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (PDF, 298KB), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; (iii) Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy (PDF, 1.6MB), Ministry of Economic Development; (iv) Transitional Measures – Options to Move Towards Low Emissions Electricity and Stationary Energy Supply and to Facilitate a Transition to Greenhouse Gas Pricing in the Future (PDF, 520KB), Ministry of Economic Development, and (v) The Draft Energy Efficiency Conservation Strategy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Feb 2007

Wellington Regional Transport Strategy

Written Submission (PDF, 110KB), Key Points (PDF, 6KB) and follow-up letter dated March 29 2007 (PDF, 105KB).

 

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