Whangarei City Empowering (Information Centre) Act 1976

Reprint
as at 1 October 1997

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Whangarei City Empowering (Information Centre) Act 1976

Local Act1976 No 3
Date of assent26 September 1976
Commencement26 September 1976

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


An Act to extend the powers of the Whangarei City Council to establish, operate, and manage an information centre and public relations office

  • Preamble

    Whereas the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Whangarei has for some time past established and operated a public relations office: And whereas the Council desires to establish and operate an information centre: And whereas it is desired to extend the scope and activities of the public relations office to include an information centre.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Whangarei City Empowering (Information Centre) Act 1976.

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    City means the City of Whangarei

    Council means the Whangarei City Council.

3 Council may operate information centre and public relations office
  • In addition to the powers conferred on the Council by the Municipal Corporations Act 1954 and other Acts, the Council is hereby authorised and empowered and is hereby deemed always to have been authorised and empowered, to establish, operate, and manage in the city an information centre and public relations office to promote the advancement and development of the city or of any area or areas whose advancement or development would or might tend to benefit the city, and to educate and instruct the public concerning the activities of the city or of any such area or areas.

4 Additional powers of Council in respect of information centre and public relations office
  • Without limiting the generality of section 3, and in addition to the powers conferred on the Council by the Municipal Corporations Act 1954 and other Acts, the Council is hereby authorised and empowered and is hereby deemed always to have been authorised and empowered, as part of the activities of such information centre and public relations office—

    • (a) to buy and sell maps, postcards, photographic transparencies, films, souvenirs, and gift items:

    • (b) to act as agent for the sale of tickets for scenic tours, by air, road, and water, or a combination of the same, and to charge commissions for so doing:

    • (c) to act as agent for the proprietors of accommodation houses of any kind for the booking of accommodation, and to charge a fee or commission for so doing:

    • (d) to let advertising space in the information centre authorised by section 3 and in any handbooks, abstracts, or other publications published by the Council pursuant to section 305(1)(f) of the Municipal Corporations Act 1954, and to charge for the same:

    • (e) to act as agent for and in all respects as arranger of conferences of all types throughout Northland as defined in section 24 of the Northland Harbour Board Act 1965, and to charge for such services, whether by way of commission or fee.

5 Council to keep accounts
  • (1) For the purposes of this section the term undertaking means the information centre and public relations office.

    (2) The Council shall—

    • (a) keep a separate account in respect of the undertaking, to which shall be credited all money received in connection with the undertaking and to which shall be debited all expenditure properly chargeable against the account:

    • (b) prepare a statement showing its income and expenditure in respect of the undertaking for the financial year that ended on the preceding 31 March and also a statement of financial position in respect of the undertaking as at the end of that financial year:

    • (c) establish a renewal or depreciation fund in respect of the undertaking as if the undertaking were a trading undertaking within the meaning of Part 11 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1954, and the provisions of that Part shall, with any necessary modifications, apply accordingly.

    Section 5(2)(b): amended, on 1 October 1997, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Financial Reporting Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 17).

6 Finance
  • The Council is hereby authorised and empowered to meet any deficit in the establishment, operation, or management of the information centre and public relations office from its General and Separate Rates and General Appropriations Account.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Whangarei City Empowering (Information Centre) Act 1976. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 October 1997, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Financial Reporting Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 17): section 6(1)