Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011

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  • Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011: expired, on 19 March 2011, by section 6.

Reprint
as at 19 March 2011

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Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011

Public Act2011 No 1
Date of assent14 March 2011
Commencementsee section 2
  • Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011: expired, on 19 March 2011, by section 6.


Note

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 Department of Labour.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011.

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

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is to provide for—

    • (a) a day of commemoration in respect of the devastating consequences of the Canterbury earthquake and, in particular, the aftershock on 22 February 2011 at 12.51 pm; and

    • (b) the commemoration day to be observed as a public holiday in those parts of Canterbury that observe Christchurch Show Day as Canterbury Anniversary Day in accordance with the Holidays Act 2003.

4 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Canterbury earthquake has the meaning given by section 4(1) of the Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010

    Christchurch Show Day means the day—

    • (a) observed in northern and central Canterbury as Canterbury Anniversary Day in accordance with section 44(1)(k) of the Holidays Act 2003; and

    • (b) commonly known as Christchurch Show Day

    public holiday has the meaning given by section 5(1) of the Holidays Act 2003.

5 Application
  • This Act applies to the Crown to the same extent that the Holidays Act 2003 applies to the Crown.

6 Expiry
  • This Act expires with the close of 18 March 2011.

Part 2
Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day

7 Observance of Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day
  • (1) In commemoration of the devastating consequences of the Canterbury earthquake and, in particular, the aftershock on 22 February 2011 at 12.51 pm, 18 March 2011 is to be observed as a day of commemoration.

    (2) The day of commemoration is to be—

    • (a) known as Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day; and

    • (b) observed in those parts of Canterbury that observe Christchurch Show Day.

8 Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day to be public holiday
  • (1) Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day is to be treated as—

    • (a) a public holiday for the purposes of the Holidays Act 2003, and that Act applies, with any necessary modifications, to the observance of that day; and

    (2) To avoid doubt, Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day is to be observed in addition to the days specified in section 44(1) of the Holidays Act 2003.

9 Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day to be treated as if it were anniversary day
  • Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to anniversary day or the day observed as the anniversary of the province in any enactment, agreement, deed, notice, or other document must be read as if it included Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day.

Transitional and savings provision

10 Transitional and savings provision
  • (1) This section applies to an action (for example, the giving of a notice or the filing of a document) taken—

    • (a) before the commencement of this Act; and

    • (b) in order to comply with a provision in any enactment, agreement, deed, notice, or other document that requires the action to be taken within or by a specified number of working days or business days.

    (2) Despite section 9,—

    • (a) Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day is not to be treated as an anniversary day for the purposes of calculating the number of specified working days or business days within or by which that action must be taken; and

    • (b) that action is to be treated as valid to the same extent as if this Act had not been passed.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 19 March 2011, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Canterbury Earthquake Commemoration Day Act 2011 (2011 No 1): clause 6