Reprint as at 1 April 2014

Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1997

Private Act1997 No 2
Date of assent14 July 1997
Commencementsee section 1(2)

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.


An Act —

  • (a) to continue the Royal Society of New Zealand by way of private Act; and

  • (b) to modernise and reorganise the structure of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and

  • (c) to repeal the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1965

  • Preamble

    Whereas:

    • A with the gracious approval of His late Majesty King George the Fifth there is a body called the Royal Society of New Zealand:

    • B the Royal Society of New Zealand, constituted under the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1965, is the same body as the body of that name existing immediately before the commencement of that Act under the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1933, which body was originally established under the name of the New Zealand Institute by the New Zealand Institute Act 1867:

    • C the members of the Royal Society of New Zealand desire—

      • (a) that the Royal Society of New Zealand continue under the existing name of the Royal Society of New Zealand; and

      • (b) that the structure of the Royal Society of New Zealand be modernised and reorganised; and

      • (c) that the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1965 be repealed:

    • D legislation is necessary to repeal the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1965 and the object of this Act cannot be efficiently or conveniently attained without legislation.