Local Government Amendment Act 1992

Reprint as at 1 November 2010

Local Government Amendment Act 1992

Public Act1992 No 42
Date of assent20 May 1992


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

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

This Act is administered in the Department of Internal Affairs.



1 Short Title and commencement

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

32 Documents of abolished local authorities

33 Repeal of Part 19A

37 Repeal of Part 22

51 Interpretation [Repealed]

52 Repeal

58 New Zealand Local Government Association Limited

67 New sections substituted

72 Repeal of Schedule 1A

77 Auckland Centennial Memorial Park [Repealed]

Amendments to Canterbury Provincial Buildings Vesting Act 1928

80 Canterbury Provincial Buildings Vesting Act 1928

Amendments to Summit Road (Canterbury) Protection Act 1963

81 Commencement

82 New sections substituted

83 Authority to be local authority

84 Appeals

85 New Schedules 1 and 2

86 Repeals

87 Saving

Transitional provisions and savings

89 Regional roads and motorways in Auckland [Repealed]

90 Forestry in Manawatu-Wanganui region

91 Compensation to be paid to Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council

92 Appointment of assessors and arbitrator

93 Functions of assessors

94 Stamp duty exemption

95 Application of Income Tax Act 1976 and Goods and Services Tax Act 1985

96 Transfer of functions, assets, and liabilities

97 Power of Local Government Commission to apportion functions, assets, and liabilities

98 Apportionment of loan liabilities

99 Appointment of assessors and arbitrator

100 Functions of assessors

101 Power to effect transfer of functions, assets, and liabilities by Order in Council

102 Transfer of responsibilities

103 Continued responsibility

104 Obligation to achieve objectives of this Act

105 Certain matters not affected by transfer of functions, duties, or powers

106 Registers

107 Membership and constituencies of regional councils [Repealed]


108 Validation of differential rating

Part 2
Establishment of unitary authorities in Nelson-Marlborough region

109 Commencement

110 Constitution of regions

111 Unitary authorities

112 Dissolution of Nelson-Marlborough Regional Council

113 Abolition of Nelson-Marlborough Region

114 Transfer of functions, duties, and powers

115 Kaikoura District

116 Alteration of boundary of West Coast Region

117 Alteration of boundary of Canterbury Region

118 Changes to boundaries

119 Residual authority

120 Liability for redundancy and other costs

Transitional committee

121 Establishment of transitional committee

122 Purposes of transitional committee

123 Membership of transitional committee

124 No casting vote

125 Exclusion of non-voting member

126 Extraordinary vacancies

127 Powers of transitional committee

128 Continuous service of transferred employees

129 Maintenance of conditions of employment

130 Requirement to consult

131 Powers and duties of councils in relation to transitional committee

132 Rights to object to Local Government Commission against decision

133 Administrative services

134 Costs of transitional committee

135 Deputies of members

136 Discharge of transitional committee

137 Protection of persons acting in relation to transitional matters

Miscellaneous provisions

138 Nassella Tussock District

139 Abolition of joint committee

140 Constitution of pest destruction districts

141 Marlborough Forestry Corporation

142 Nelson City harbour responsibilities

143 Marlborough District harbour responsibilities

144 Kaikoura Harbour

145 Tasman District harbour responsibilities

146 Power of Marlborough District Council to make and levy works and services rate in administrative rating area [Repealed]

147 Membership of Marlborough District Council

148 Review of wards and membership

149 Application of provisions of principal Act

150 Revocations

Schedule 1
Consequential amendments

Schedule 2
New Schedule 4A to principal Act


Schedule 3
New Schedule 17A to principal Act


Schedule 4
New Schedule 7 to principal Act


Schedule 5
Enactments repealed

Schedule 6
New Schedules 1 and 2 to Summit Road (Canterbury) Protection Act 1963

Schedule 7
Membership and constituencies of regional councils for purposes of triennial general election to be held on 10 October 1992


Reprint notes

An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1974

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows: