New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

59 Provisions relating to grants, sponsorship, and other matters


HPA may—


make grants to any body, association, or person engaged in any activity in any field with which HPA is concerned:


make advances to any such body, association, or person, on any terms and conditions as to the payment of interest, the repayment of principal, the giving of security, and otherwise that HPA thinks fit:


charge any fees (if any) that it may from time to time think reasonable for any material published by it and made available to the public:


without further appropriation by Parliament, spend in any year any funds received by HPA in the previous year and not spent by HPA in the previous year:


commit itself to spend any money by way of sponsorship, subject to subsection (2).


The power to spend money by way of sponsorship is subject to the following limitations:


HPA must have the money in hand at the time; and


HPA must not, in any year (the current year), commit itself to spend by way of sponsorship in the next succeeding year more than 25% of the amount of the money appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of HPA for the current year.


In this section, sponsorship means, in broad terms, the provision of assistance by HPA to any person or organisation and, in return, the promotion by that person or organisation of health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles in a manner agreed by HPA.


For the purpose of subsection (3),—


such assistance by HPA may (without limitation) take the form of—


money, whether by way of grant or otherwise; or


goods and services; or


trophies, prizes, awards, and scholarships:


such promotion by the person or organisation receiving assistance may (without limitation) take the form of—


publicising messages relating to health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyles; or


publicising messages relating to ill-health and unhealthy lifestyles; or


promoting HPA’s aims and objectives.


This section (other than subsection (2)) does not limit sections 16 and 17 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 59: replaced, on 1 July 2012, by section 6 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 41).