Television New Zealand Act 2003

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Television New Zealand Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 1
Date of assent27 February 2003
Commencementsee section 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 for Culture and Heritage.


1 Title

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

3 Purpose of Act

4 Interpretation

5 Meaning of maintaining commercial performance

6 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Structure and shareholdings of TVNZ and transmission business

7 TVNZ ceases to be State enterprise

8 Separation of transmission business

9 Implementation of separation proposal by Order in Council

10 Transitional provisions

11 Responsibilities of shareholding Ministers [Repealed]

12 Functions and objectives of TVNZ

13 TVNZ board [Repealed]

14 Duties of TVNZ board [Repealed]

15 Ministers to hold all shares in TVNZ [Repealed]

16 Authorising Crown shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]

17 Further provisions relating to Ministers' shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]

18 Change in name of TVNZ

19 Shares or interests of TVNZ in bodies corporate or interests in associations [Repealed]

Part 3

20 Application of Crown Entities Act 2004

21 Auditor-General is auditor of TVNZ [Repealed]

22 Information required in annual report for TVNZ

23 Additional information requirements for statement of intent

24 Half-year financial statements

25 Protection from disclosure of sensitive information [Repealed]

26 Responsible Minister [Repealed]

Part 4
Ministers and editorial independence

27 Powers of shareholding Ministers

28 Shareholding Ministers must not give certain directions

29 Directions and compliance costs

Part 5

30 Consequential amendments to enactments

31 Consequential repeal

32 Superannuation or retiring allowances [Repealed]

33 Existing Government Superannuation Fund members

34 Transfer of land from TVNZ to THL

35 Shareholder continuity

36 Savings of certain transactions

Schedule 1
Consequential amendments

Schedule 2
Land to be transferred from TVNZ to THL

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