Television New Zealand Act 2003

Reprint as at 23 July 2011

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7 TVNZ ceases to be State enterprise [Repealed]

8 Separation of transmission business [Repealed]

9 Implementation of separation proposal by Order in Council [Repealed]

10 Transitional provisions [Repealed]

11 Responsibilities of shareholding Ministers [Repealed]

12 Functions 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13 TVNZ board [Repealed]

14 Duties of TVNZ board [Repealed]

15 Ministers to hold all shares in TVNZ [Repealed]

16 Authorising Crown shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]

17 Further provisions relating to Ministers' shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]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19 Shares or interests of TVNZ in bodies corporate or interests in associations [Repealed]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21 Auditor-General is auditor of TVNZ [Repealed]

22 Information required in annual report for TVNZ [Repealed]

23 Additional information requirements for statement of intent [Repealed]

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25 Protection from disclosure of sensitive information [Repealed]

26 Responsible Minister [Repealed]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  4A
TVNZ archived works

Subpart 1Preliminary provisions

29A Interpretation

29B Purpose of this Part

Subpart 2Screening of archived works

TVNZ's right to screen archived works

29C Archived works may be screened

29D Rights of persons with interest in archived work to cease

Subpart 3Scheme

Overview of subpart

29E Overview of scheme under this subpart

Notices of screening of archived works

29F Notices advising that archived work to be screened

Funds that must be established for purposes of scheme

29G TVNZ Archived Works Fund

29H Contingency account

Participation in scheme

29I Registration to participate in scheme

29J Confirmation of registration

29K TVNZ to assess entitlement and make payment from Fund

Subpart 4Review

29L Review process to be established

Review procedures

29M Application for review

29N Determination of application for review

29O Effect of review decision

Circumstance in which other relief may be sought

29P Applications from persons unable to register to participate in scheme

Subpart 5Miscellaneous

29Q Regulations

29R Residual funds

29S Review of Part

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

Schedule 3
Payments from TVNZ Archived Works Fund

Reprint notes