Newspapers and Printers Act Repeal Act 1995

Newspapers and Printers Act Repeal Act 1995

Public Act1995 No 13
Date of assent30 March 1995
Commencementsee section 1(2)

Note

An Act to repeal the Newspapers and Printers Act 1955, and for matters incidental thereto

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

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Newspapers and Printers Act Repeal Act 1995.

    (2) This Act shall come into force on the 28th day after the day on which it receives the Royal assent.

2 Newspapers and Printers Act 1955 repealed
  • The Newspapers and Printers Act 1955 is hereby repealed.

3 Amendment to Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993
  • Section 2 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 is hereby amended by repealing the definition of the term newspaper, and substituting the following definition:

    newspaper means any periodical publication published (whether in New Zealand or elsewhere) at intervals not exceeding 40 days, or any copy of, or part of any copy of, any such publication; and includes every publication that at any time accompanies and is distributed along with any newspaper

4 Consequential amendments
  • (1) Section 2 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 is hereby consequentially amended by repealing the definition of the term printed matter, and substituting the following definition:

    printed matter means any book, letterpress, lithograph, newspaper, pamphlet, paper, periodical, photograph, picture, print, or other reproduction; but does not include any reproduction of a purely business, commercial, official, professional, religious, scholastic, social, or trading character:.

    (2) Section 2 of the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act 1974 is hereby consequentially amended by omitting from paragraph (b) of the definition of the term public record the words Newspapers and Printers Act 1955, and substituting the words Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.

    (3) Section 15(3) of the Fair Trading Act 1986 is hereby consequentially amended by repealing paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (b) Newspaper has the meaning given to that term by section 2 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993:

    • (ba) Publisher, in relation to a newspaper, means its proprietor:.

    (4) Section 147(3)(b) of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 is hereby consequentially amended by inserting, after the word magazine in both places where it occurs, the word , newspaper,.


This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.