Reprint as at 1 December 2014

Crown Research Institutes Act 1992

Public Act1992 No 47
Date of assent15 June 1992
Commencementsee section 1(2)


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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

Part 1

4 Purpose of Crown Research Institutes

5 Principles of operation

6 Ministers and their role

7 Directors and their role

8 Appointment of chief executives [Repealed]

9 Collective agreements

10 Treaty of Waitangi

Part 2
Formation and ownership of Crown Research Institutes

10A Application of Crown Entities Act 2004 to Crown Research Institutes

11 Establishment of Crown Research Institutes

12 Provisions relating to Crown entity subsidiaries of Crown Research Institutes

13 Acquisition of shares or interests in companies, trusts, and partnerships

14 Further provisions relating to Ministers' shareholding [Repealed]

15 Powers of shareholding Ministers

Part 3

16 Statement of corporate intent

17 Annual report, financial statements, and dividend

18 Half-yearly reports

19 Information to be laid before House of Representatives

20 Other information

21 Auditor-General to be auditor of Crown Research Institutes and subsidiaries

22 Protection from disclosure of sensitive information

Part 4
Transfer of assets to Crown Research Institutes

23 Interpretation relating to transfer of assets and liabilities

24 Transfer of Crown assets and liabilities to Crown Research Institutes

25 Assets relating to land and interests in land may be transferred separately

26 Further provisions relating to transfer of assets and liabilities

27 Crown may continue to take benefit of provisions relating to compensation or liability

28 Transfer of assets where certain terms and conditions prescribed by statute

29 Provisions relating to transfer of land

30 Modification of provisions of Public Works Act 1981

31 Obligation to lodge caveat

32 Transfer of land not to constitute a subdivision or development

33 Land Settlement Promotion and Land Acquisition Act 1952 not to apply

34 Uses deemed to be permitted activity [Repealed]

35 Title to land

36 Land certification

37 Certification of easements

38 Orders in Council relating to transfer of assets and liabilities

39 Transfer of employees

40 Protection of conditions of employment upon transfer

41 Employment of transferred employees deemed to be continuous

Part 5
Miscellaneous provisions

42 Saving of certain transactions

43 Prime Minister may give directions to Crown Research Institutes

44 Compensation may be paid to Crown Research Institutes

45 Archives Act 1957 to apply [Repealed]

46 Amendments and repeal

47 Amendments to Scientific and Industrial Research Act 1974 [Repealed]

48 Repeal of Scientific and Industrial Research Act 1974

49 Amendments to Fertilisers Act 1982

Schedule 1
Enactments amended

Schedule 2
Enactments repealed

Reprint notes

An Act to provide for the formation of Crown-owned companies to undertake scientific research and other related activities, and to provide for matters incidental thereto