New Zealand Institute of Journalists Act 1895

  • repealed
  • New Zealand Institute of Journalists Act 1895: repealed, on 31 August 2012, by section 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Repeals) Act 2012 (2012 No 71).

Reprint as at 31 August 2012

New Zealand Institute of Journalists Act 1895

Public Act1895 No 7
Date of assent20 August 1895
  • New Zealand Institute of Journalists Act 1895: repealed, on 31 August 2012, by section 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Repeals) Act 2012 (2012 No 71).


Note

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

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


An Act to provide for the Incorporation of the New Zealand Institute of Journalists.

  • Preamble

    Whereas certain persons in the Colony of New Zealand have formed themselves into an association, under the name of The New Zealand Institute of Journalists, for the purpose of—

    • (a) devising measures for testing the qualifications of candidates for admission to professional membership of the Institute by examination in theory and in practice, or by any other actual and practical tests;

    • (b) the promotion of whatever may tend to the elevation of the status and the improvement of the qualifications of all members of the journalistic profession;

    • (c) the ascertainment of the law and practice relating to all things connected with the journalistic profession, and the exercise of supervision over its members when engaged in professional duties;

    • (d) the collection, collation, and publication of information of service or interest to members of the journalistic profession;

    • (e) watching any legislation affecting the discharge by journalists of their professional duties, and endeavouring to obtain amendments of the law affecting journalists, their duties, or interests;

    • (f) acting as a means of communication between members or others seeking professional engagements and employers desirous of employing them;

    • (g) promoting personal or friendly intercourse between members of the Institute holding conferences and meetings for the discussion of professional affairs, interests, and duties;

    • (h) the promotion, encouragement, or assistance of means for providing against misfortune;

    • (i) securing the advancement of journalism in all its branches, and obtaining for journalists formal and definite professional standing;

    • (j) the promotion by all reasonable means of the interests of journalists and journalism:

    and whereas it is expedient to incorporate the association, and to give to the same such powers as are hereinafter conferred: