Valuers Act 1948

  • This version was replaced on 1 May 2017 to make corrections to sections 11A(2) and 37(3) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
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    Status of reprints

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    How reprints are prepared

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

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

1 General

This is a reprint of the Valuers Act 1948. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 July 2013, 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

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 For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted.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 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)

Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81): section 413

Valuers Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 117)

Public Audit Act 2001 (2001 No 10): section 53

Rating Valuations Act 1998 (1998 No 69): section 54(1)

Valuers Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 55)

Financial Reporting Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 17): section 6(1)

Banking Act Repeal Act 1995 (1995 No 32): section 2(2)

Valuers Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 65)

Valuers Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 88)

Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989 (1989 No 143): section 11

State-Owned Enterprises Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 117): section 11(1)

Valuers Amendment Act 1983 (1983 No 99)

Valuers Amendment Act 1981 (1981 No 102)

Valuers Amendment Act 1980 (1980 No 150)

District Courts Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 125): section 18(2)

Valuers Amendment Act 1977 (1977 No 181)

Valuers Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 127)

Valuers Amendment Act 1968 (1968 No 115)

Valuers Amendment Act 1959 (1959 No 7)

Fees and Travelling Allowances Act 1951 (1951 No 79): section 10(1)