Wheat Industry Research Levies Act 1989

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Wheat Industry Research Levies Act 1989

Public Act1989 No 64
Date of assent17 August 1989
Commencementsee section 1(2)


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 Business, Innovation, and Employment.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

3 Act to bind the Crown

Wheat industry research levies

4 Levies for research purposes

5 No levy payable where flour or wheatmeal rejected by purchaser

6 Determination of rates of levies

7 Computation of levies

8 Maximum rates of levies

9 Referendum on rates of certain levies

10 Notification of rates of levies

11 Recovery of levies

12 Collection of levies

13 Bakers Association may arrange for collection of levy by New Zealand Customs Service

14 New Zealand Customs Service to supply Bakers Association with information on imports of flour and wheatmeal

15 Liability of producer to cease when levy deducted from purchase price

16 Invoice to be issued

17 Research Trust Accounts

18 Investment of levies

19 Collection fees

20 Trust in relation to levies

21 Expenditure of levies

22 Power to inspect documents and obtain information

23 Report on exercise of powers to inspect documents and obtain information

24 Disclosure of information obtained pursuant to power to inspect documents and obtain information

25 Auditing of Research Trust Accounts

26 Report on expenditure of levies

27 Copies of audited accounts, statements of financial position, and auditor's report to be made available on request

Wheatgrowing, Flourmilling, and Baking Research Liaison Committee

28 Wheatgrowing, Flourmilling, and Baking Research Liaison Committee

29 Functions of Committee

30 Review of operation of Act

31 Members of Committee to hold office during pleasure

32 Substitutes

33 Procedure of Committee

34 Operating expenses of Committee


35 Offences

Repeals, revocation, and transitional provisions

36 Repeals and revocation

37 Transitional provisions relating to levies collected or payable on commencement of this Act

38 Transitional provisions relating to rates of levies

Provisions relating to holding of referendum

Reprint notes

An Act to provide money for research into the growing of wheat and the manufacture of wheat into flour, bread, and other products by imposing levies on persons and organisations engaged in wheat growing, flourmilling, baking, and related industries