Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Act 1970

Reprint
as at 1 March 1998

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Act 1970

Public Act1970 No 127
Date of assent1 December 1970
Commencement1 December 1970

Note

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

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

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.


An Act to establish the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award and to make provision with respect to the Award

  • Preamble

    Whereas Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, has graciously agreed to accept a gift from the people of New Zealand to be devoted, in accordance with the wishes of Her Majesty, to encourage and promote the pursuance of full-time study in disciplines such as engineering, science, building, quantity surveying, commerce, management, design, agriculture, dairy technology, forestry, mining, and technologies associated with tourism, so that all the people of New Zealand may benefit:

    And whereas the gift is to take the form of an Award to be known, in accordance with the gracious approval of Her Majesty, as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award:

    And whereas the principal terms relating to the Award are contained in a Memorial, of which a copy is set out in the Schedule, presented to Her Majesty at Auckland on 26 March 1970:

    And whereas it is necessary to make provision for the Award.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Act 1970.

2 Interpretation
  • For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, a course of full-time study includes any course of study that comprises alternate periods of full-time study and work experience.

3 Award established
  • There is hereby established an Award to be known as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award (in this Act referred to as the Award).

4 Award to be granted annually
  • The Award shall be granted annually by the Minister of Education to persons recommended to receive the Award by the Selection Committee appointed under section 5.

    Section 4: amended, on 16 December 1988, by section 2(1) of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 209).

5 Selection Committee
  • (1) For the purposes of this Act, there is hereby established a Selection Committee, comprising—

    • (a) the Chairperson of the body that, on the commencement of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Amendment Act 1991, was known as the Association of Polytechnics of New Zealand; and

    • (b) the chief executive of the new Ministry, or a representative; and

    • (c) the Chairperson of the body that, on the commencement aforesaid, was known as the Vice-Chancellors Committee, or a representative; and

    • (d) the chief executive officer of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, or a representative.

    (2) The members of the Selection Committee shall from time to time appoint one of their number (not being a representative) to be Chairman.

    Section 5: replaced, on 1 January 1992, by section 2 of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 137).

    Section 5(1)(b): amended, on 1 March 1998, pursuant to section 5(1)(a) of the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1997 (1997 No 100).

6 Meetings and procedure of Selection Committee
  • (1) The first meeting of the Selection Committee shall be held on a day to be appointed by the Minister of Education.

    (2) Subsequent meetings of the Selection Committee shall be held at such times and places as the Committee determines.

    (3) At any meeting 3 members shall form a quorum.

    (4) The Chairman shall preside at all meetings at which he is present. In his absence, the members present shall appoint one of their number to preside as Chairman at that meeting.

    (5) All questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of the valid votes recorded thereon.

    (6) At any meeting the Chairman of the meeting shall have a deliberative vote and, in the case of an equality of votes, shall also have a casting vote.

    (7) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Selection Committee may regulate its procedure in such manner as it thinks fit.

7 Purpose of Award
  • The Award shall be granted for the purpose of enabling holders of it to undertake at any university, college, technological institute, or other institution providing higher education or advanced technical education, in New Zealand or any other country of the Commonwealth, a course of full-time study in engineering, science, building, quantity surveying, commerce, management, design, agriculture, dairy technology, forestry, mining, technologies associated with tourism, or any other discipline.

8 Tenure of Award
  • (1) Every grant of the Award shall be made for such term as in the opinion of the Selection Committee shall be requisite to complete the course of full-time study to be undertaken by the holder of the Award, and on the recommendation of the Selection Committee may be extended by the Minister of Education for that purpose; but no grant shall be made for any term that, including any extension thereof but excluding any period or periods of work experience comprising the course, exceeds a period of 2 years.

    (2) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), any grant of the Award may be terminated at any time by the Minister of Education if, in his opinion, the holder of the Award fails to make satisfactory progress in his course of full-time study.

9 Value of Award
  • The value of each grant of the Award shall comprise—

    • (a) an amount equal to the cost of tuition fees, books, materials, student union fees, and other charges necessarily incurred by the holder of the grant in undertaking the course of full-time study, exclusive of any work experience required by the course, for which the grant is made; and

    • (b) a maintenance allowance payable in respect of time spent in full-time study, exclusive of any period or periods of work experience, as determined by the Minister of Education; and

    • (c) travelling expenses reasonably incurred by the holder of the grant in travelling to the university, college, technological institute, or other institution to undertake the course of full-time study and by way of return on completion of the course; but not including any travelling expenses incurred in obtaining any work experience required by the course.

10 Terms and conditions of Award
  • Each grant of the Award shall be subject to such terms and conditions not inconsistent with this Act as may be determined by the Minister of Education.

11 Travelling allowances
12 Administration
  • All expenses incurred in establishing and maintaining the Award, and all travelling allowances and expenses payable under this Act, shall be provided out of money to be appropriated by Parliament for the purpose.


Schedule
The Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award

To Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and of Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

With humble duty,

Greetings:

Whereas Your Majesty is visiting Your loyal subjects in New Zealand and, in commemoration of Your visit, has graciously agreed to accept a gift that can be utilised for the benefit and in the interests of Your people in New Zealand:

And whereas Your Majesty has also graciously agreed that the gift could fittingly take the form of the establishment of a Technicians' Study Award to encourage and promote the pursuance of full-time study in disciplines such as engineering, science, building, quantity surveying, commerce, management, design, agriculture, dairy technology, forestry, mining, and technologies associated with tourism which, in accordance with the gracious approval of Your Majesty heretofore duly given, shall be called the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award:

Now therefore the Government of New Zealand respectfully advises Your Majesty that it has approved the establishment of the above described Study Award to be known as the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award.

In witness whereof the Prime Minister of New Zealand has signed this present Memorial.

Dated at Wellington this 5th day of March 1970.

K J Holyoake,
Prime Minister.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Act 1970. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 March 1998, 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 http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

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 http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ 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)
  • Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry (Restructuring) Act 1997 (1997 No 100): section 5(1)(a)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 137)

    Queen Elizabeth the Second Technicians' Study Award Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 209)