Consolidated Statutes Enactment Act 1908

Consolidated Statutes Enactment Act 1908

Public Act1908 No 4
Date of assent4 August 1908


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice

An Act to enact certain public general statutes prepared by the Commissioners appointed under the Reprint of Statutes Act 1895

  • Preamble

    WHEREAS pursuant to the Reprint of Statutes Act 1895 Commissioners were appointed by His Excellency the Governor-General to prepare and arrange for publication an edition of the Public General Statutes of New Zealand: And whereas the said Commissioners have prepared and submitted to His Excellency a revised and consolidated edition of 208 Acts, the Short Titles of which are set forth in Appendix A hereto, and the full text of which is set forth in Appendix D hereto: And whereas for reasons stated in the report of the said Commissioners the edition so prepared does not include certain Acts the Short Titles of which are set forth in Appendix C hereto: And whereas the enactments specified in Appendices B and C together comprise all the Public General Acts of New Zealand printed as such in the statute books up to and including the close of the last session of Parliament and then not specifically repealed: And whereas, in further pursuance of the above-recited Act, the report of the Commissioners, together with the aforesaid revised and consolidated edition, has been transmitted to the Legislature by His Excellency in order that the said edition may be enacted by the Legislature and the force of law be given thereto, if the Legislature thinks fit: And whereas it is expedient that the Acts so revised and consolidated as aforesaid should be enacted in manner hereinafter appearing:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act is the Consolidated Statutes Enactment Act 1908.

2 Enactment of consolidated Acts
  • The Acts numbered 1 to 208, the Short Titles of which are set forth in Appendix A hereto, and the full text of which is set forth in Appendix D hereto, are hereby enacted as public general statutes of New Zealand.

3 Provisions respecting such Acts
  • With respect to each of the said Acts the following provisions shall apply:

    • (a) The Act shall operate and be construed as a separate Act with the Short Title named therein:

    • (b) The Act shall be deemed to be a consolidation of the enactments mentioned in the Schedule thereto, or if there are more Schedules than one, then in Schedule 1 thereto:

    • (c) In the construction of the Act the enactments of which it is expressed to be a consolidation shall be deemed to be repealed by it, and, except where the Act otherwise provides, it shall be deemed to come into operation simultaneously with this Act:

    • (d) The saving provisions (specific and general) contained in the Act shall be construed in aid of one another, and shall receive large and liberal interpretation, to the intent that the Act may, without gap or omission of any kind, extend and apply to the offices, appointments, things, and circumstances arising or existing under the enactments thereby consolidated as if the same had originated under the Act itself; and in particular, but without limiting its generality, the term acts of authority shall be construed to cover everything the validity of which depends on any of the said enactments.

4 Acts Interpretation Act to apply
  • Without limiting the generality of the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1908 (being Act No 1 in Appendix D hereto), it shall apply to all the Acts in that Appendix.

5 Repeal of Acts consolidated
  • The enactments specified in Appendix B hereto (all of which are consolidated in the Acts set forth in Appendix D hereto) are hereby repealed:

    Provided that in the case of the Shipping and Seamen Act 1908, which is reserved for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure thereon, the repeal of the enactments thereby consolidated shall not take effect until that Act comes into operation:

    Provided further that in the case of section 42 of the Immigration Restriction Act 1908 the repeal of the Act mentioned in subsection (3) thereof shall not take effect until as provided by that subsection.

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