2 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

alien means a person who does not have the status of a New Zealand citizen, a Commonwealth citizen (British subject), a British protected person, or an Irish citizen

Armed Forces has the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Defence Act 1990

Crown service under the New Zealand Government means the service of the Crown under the Government of New Zealand or under the Government of a New Zealand mandated territory or New Zealand trust territory, whether that service is in any part of Her Majesty’s realms and territories or elsewhere; and includes employment in any of the State Services, as that term is defined in section 5 of the Public Service Act 2020

employee has the meaning given to it by section 5 of the Public Service Act 2020, except that it includes—

(a)

any chief executive

(b)
[Repealed]

Minister means the Minister of Internal Affairs

New Zealand includes the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, and the Ross Dependency

New Zealand overseas representative means a diplomatic or consular representative for New Zealand or a representative of the Government of New Zealand in any other country; and includes a High Commissioner for New Zealand in any other country

prescribed means prescribed by regulations made under this Act or by the Minister

protected State means a State or territory that is declared by Her Majesty by Order in Council to be a protected State for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1948 (UK); and includes the New Hebrides and Canton Island

protectorate means a State or territory that is declared by Her Majesty by Order in Council to be a protectorate for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1948 (UK)

Secretary means the Secretary for Internal Affairs.

(2)

References in this Act to a Commonwealth country include references to every territory for the international relations of which that country is responsible.

(3)

For the purposes of this Act,—

(a)

a person born aboard a registered ship or aircraft shall be deemed to have been born in the place in which the ship or aircraft was registered:

(b)

a person born aboard an unregistered ship or aircraft of the Government of a country shall be deemed to have been born in that country:

(c)

a person shall be deemed to be of full capacity if he is not of unsound mind.

Section 2(1) Armed Forces: inserted, on 18 November 1992, by section 2(2) of the Citizenship Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 104).

Section 2(1) Crown service under the New Zealand Government: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 2(1) Crown service under the New Zealand Government: amended, on 18 November 1992, by section 2(1) of the Citizenship Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 104).

Section 2(1) employee: inserted, on 18 November 1992, by section 2(2) of the Citizenship Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 104).

Section 2(1) employee: amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 2(1) employee paragraph (b): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 19(1) of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).

Section 2(1) ordinarily resident: repealed, on 21 April 2005, by section 3 of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 43).