Tokelau Amendment Act 2003

Tokelau Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 99
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

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

    (2) In this Act, the Tokelau Act 1948 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 New section 4AA inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 4, the following section:

    4AA Making and issuing of certain Tokelau commemorative coins validated
    • (1) The following coins are deemed to be, and always to have been, validly made and issued, and legal tender only in Tokelau:

      • (a) the Tokelau 2000 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Commemorative Five Dollars:

      • (b) the Tokelau 1999 Smallest Gold Coins Commemorative Ten Dollars.

      (2) In subsection (1)(a), Tokelau 2000 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Commemorative Five Dollars means the coin—

      • (a) the reverse impression of which shows—

        • (i) the portraits of His late Majesty King George VI standing behind a draped balcony and acknowledging the crowd, and of Her late Majesty the Queen Mother to the right, also acknowledging the crowd:

        • (ii) the expression VE DAY CELEBRATIONS 8TH MAY appearing immediately above the portraits:

        • (iii) the expressions 1945 and $5 appearing on the draped balcony immediately below the portraits:

        • (iv) the expression 1900 HM THE QUEEN MOTHER'S CENTENARY 2000 appearing in the upper part of the peripheral border of the coin, and the expression LIMA TALA in the lower part of the peripheral border; and

      • (b) the specifications of which are as follows:

        • (i) it is made of 925/1000 silver with an outer ring plated in 24 carat gold:

        • (ii) it weighs 28.10 grammes (with a tolerance, in excess or deficiency, of 0.25% allowed); and

        • (iii) it is circular with a diameter of 38.61 millimetres.

      (3) In subsection (1)(b), Tokelau 1999 Smallest Gold Coins Commemorative Ten Dollars means the coin—

      • (a) the reverse impression of which shows—

        • (i) a representation of Hina, the Tokelauan maiden, pointing to her left, and being carried by the turtle, te Kea, swimming in the sea:

        • (ii) the expression HINA MA TE KEA appearing at the periphery of the coin, immediately above the representation; the expression $10 to the right of the representation; and the expression HEFULU TALA at the periphery of the coin, immediately below the representation; and

      • (b) the specifications of which are as follows:

        • (i) it is made of 999.9/1000 gold:

        • (ii) it weighs 1.2442 grammes (with a tolerance, in excess or deficiency, of 0.025% allowed):

        • (iii) it is circular with a diameter of 13.92 millimetres.

      (4) The coins referred to in subsection (1)—

      • (a) have a reeded edge; and

      • (b) show, on the obverse impression, a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen in profile wearing a diadem; and

      • (c) bear the expression,—

        • (i) in the case of the coin referred to in subsection (1)(a), TOKELAU • 2000 in the peripheral border above the portrait; and

        • (ii) in the case of the coin referred to in section (1)(b), TOKELAU • 1999 between the border pattern and the top of the portrait.


Legislative history

16 October 2003Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3), third reading