Wine Amendment Act 2005

Wine Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 119
Date of assent14 December 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Wine Amendment Act 2005.

    (2) In this Act, the Wine Act 2003 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 Applications for registration of wine standards management plans
  • Section 18 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (1), the following subsection:

    • (1A) Despite the requirement in subsection (1)(b), the Director-General may waive or modify the requirement for an independent evaluation report where—

      • (a) a wine standards management plan is fully based on a template, model, or code of practice that the Director-General considers to be valid and appropriate for the business concerned in accordance with section 8(2); or

      • (b) a wine standards management plan is a multi-business wine standards management plan approved by the Director-General in accordance with section 15; or

      • (c) the risks to human health are negligible and the Director-General is satisfied that the nature of the business does not require an independent evaluation report to ensure validity in terms of sections 8 and 14.

4 Director-General may recognise agencies that may be responsible for verification and other specialist functions
  • Section 69(3)(c) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression section 18(2)(b), and substituting the expression section 18(1)(b).

5 Director-General may recognise persons to carry out verification or other specialist functions
  • Section 70(3)(c) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the expression section 18(2)(b), and substituting the expression section 18(1)(b).


Legislative history

8 December 2005Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 5) (Bill 249-2), third reading