Commerce Amendment Act 2003

Commerce Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 32
Date of assent7 July 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Commerce Amendment Act 2003.

    (2) In this Act, the Commerce Act 1986 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of the term goods, and substituting the following definition:


    • (a) means personal property of every kind (whether tangible or intangible); and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) ships, aircraft, and vehicles:

      • (ii) animals, including fish:

      • (iii) minerals, trees, and crops, whether on, under, or attached to land or not:

      • (iv) gas and electricity:

      • (v) to avoid doubt, water and computer software.

    (2) Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by adding to paragraph (a) of the definition of the term services the following subparagraph:

    • (iv) to avoid doubt, the supply of electricity, gas, telecommunications, or water, or the removal of waste water:

Legislative history

1 July 2003Divided from Consumer Protection (Definitions of Goods and Services) Bill (Bill 154-2), third reading