Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919

Reprint as at 1 January 2008

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919

Public Act
 
1919 No 18
Date of assent
 
29 October 1919
Commencement
 
29 October 1919
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.

This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.

An Act to make provision with respect to the exercise of certain powers by or on behalf of the Governor-General and the Governor-General in Council

 
1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919.

2 Mode of exercise by Governor-General or Governor-General in council of powers of appointment

(1)

Where by any Act or by virtue of his or her office the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council is authorised to make, confirm, or approve the appointment of a person to any office or employment, whether in the service of the Crown or otherwise, or as a member of any Board or local or public authority, it shall not be necessary, notwithstanding the provisions of any Act to the contrary, for the Governor-General in so doing to execute any warrant or other instrument of such appointment, confirmation, or approval.

(2)

A notice published in the Gazette by or by direction of any Minister of the Crown that any such appointment has been made, confirmed, or approved by the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council, as the case may be, shall be sufficient evidence of that fact unless the contrary be proved.

3 Mode of execution of instruments by Governor-General or Governor-General in council

(1)

Where by any Act or by virtue of his or her office the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council is authorised to execute any deed or other instrument relating to land, or to approve or consent to any such deed or other instrument, it shall be sufficient for all purposes if such deed or other instrument is executed or approved or consented to by a Minister of the Crown acting by direction of the Governor-General or the Governor-General in Council.

(2)

A certificate signed by the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council that such deed or other instrument was executed, approved, or consented to by a Minister of the Crown acting by direction of the Governor-General or of the Governor-General in Council shall be sufficient evidence, unless the contrary be proved, of the facts so certified.

(3)

No proof shall be required of the handwriting or official status of the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council certifying in pursuance of this section.

(4)

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Property Law Act 2007 or the Land Transfer Act 1915 or any other Act, it shall not be necessary that the signature of the Minister of the Crown executing any deed or other instrument or approving or consenting to the same in pursuance of this section, or of the Clerk or Acting Clerk of the Executive Council certifying as provided by this section, be attested by a witness.

Section 3(4): amended, on 1 January 2008, by section 364(1) of the Property Law Act 2007 (2007 No 91).

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Property Law Act 2007 (2007 No 91): section 364(1)