52 Savings
  • (1) Nothing in this Act authorises or permits the making available of any official information if the making available of that information would constitute contempt of court or of the House of Representatives.

    (2) Nothing in this Act authorises or permits any person to make information available if that information relates to—

    • (a) the affairs of any estate under administration by Public Trust or in the Maori Trust Office; or

    • (b) the affairs of any person concerned in any such estate.

    (3) Except as provided in sections 50 and 51, nothing in this Act derogates from—

    • (a) any provision which is contained in any other enactment and which authorises or requires official information to be made available; or

    • (b) any provision which is contained in any other Act of Parliament or in any regulations within the meaning of the Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989 (made by Order in Council and in force immediately before 1 July 1983) and which—

      • (i) imposes a prohibition or restriction in relation to the availability of official information; or

      • (ii) regulates the manner in which official information may be obtained or made available; or

    • (c) any provision of any Order in Council made under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 or of any other document by which a Royal commission or commission of inquiry or board of inquiry is appointed.

    Section 52(1): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 22 of the Official Information Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 8).

    Section 52(2)(a): replaced, on 1 March 2002, by section 170(1) of the Public Trust Act 2001 (2001 No 100).

    Section 52(3)(b): amended, on 19 December 1989, pursuant to section 11 of the Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989 (1989 No 43).