Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982

5 Registry Office and registers

(1)

The Registrar shall have a Registry Office, and all documents, or information required by or pursuant to this Act to be sent to the Registrar shall be sent to the Registry Office.

(2)

All documents or information required by or pursuant to this Act to be sent to the Registrar shall be deposited with the rules of the society, branch, or credit union to which the documents respectively relate and, together with such observations thereon as he thinks fit, shall be registered or recorded by the Registrar.

(3)

The following documents or information contained in any register shall be open to inspection by the public during ordinary office hours on payment of the prescribed fee (if any):

(a)

in respect of any registered society or branch, the rules and any amendments, notices of change of registered office and of the appointment of new trustees, annual returns, actuarial reports (except those requested by the Registrar pursuant to section 74(4)), notices of change of name and of special resolutions, and any order or award of the Registrar relating to the dissolution or suspension of any business, or the cancellation or suspension of registration of the society or branch:

(b)

in respect of any credit union, the rules and any amendments, notices of change of registered office and of the appointment of new trustees, annual returns, notices of change of name and of special resolutions, and any order or award of the Registrar relating to the dissolution or suspension of any business, or the cancellation or suspension of registration of the credit union.

(4)

On payment of the prescribed fee (if any), there shall be sent to any person requesting it in writing a copy of any specified document, except the rules or any amendments, which that person would otherwise be able to inspect pursuant to subsection (3).

(5)

The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, extend or restrict the range of accounting records and documents that are open to inspection by the public.

Compare: 1909 No 12 s 7