Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Act 2012

Reprint
as at 30 November 2012

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Act 2012

Public Act2012 No 51
Date of assent26 July 2012
Commencementsee section 2

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 Ministry for Primary Industries.


Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)

5 Section 72 amended (Overview)

6 New sections 77A and 77B inserted

7 New sections 109A to 109N and cross-heading inserted

8 Section 115 amended (Obligations concerning milk)

9 Section 118 amended (Offences)

10 Section 134 amended (Levy regulations)

11 Cross-heading above section 147 amended

12 Section 148 amended (Subpart ceases to apply to island that meets its market share threshold)

13 Section 149 amended (Subpart expires if both islands meet their market share thresholds)

14 New subpart 5A of Part 2 inserted

15 Section 161 amended (Application of Co-operative Companies Act 1996 to new co-op shares)

16 New sections 161A to 161E inserted

17 New section 161F inserted (Application of section 20(2) and (3) of Co-operative Companies Act 1996)

18 Other amendments to principal Act

Part 2
Miscellaneous

19 References are references to principal Act

20 Transitional provision for application under section 73 or 74 of principal Act

21 Transitional provision for notice of withdrawal under section 97 of principal Act

22 Consequential amendments to Dairy Industry Restructuring (Raw Milk) Regulations 2001

Schedule
Other amendments to principal Act


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Act 2012.

2 Commencement
3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In section 5(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    base milk price, in relation to a season, means the price per kilogram of milksolids that is set by new co-op for that season

    commodity means a product made by the processing of milk that is—

    • (a) traded in significant quantities in globally contested markets; and

    • (b) characterised by uniform technical specifications

    independent, in relation to a person, means that the person is none of the following:

    • (a) a shareholding farmer:

    • (b) a relative of a shareholding farmer:

    • (c) an employee of new co-op:

    • (d) an employee of a shareholding farmer:

    • (e) a person who has a direct or indirect financial interest in a farm that supplies milk to new co-op:

    • (f) a person who has a relevant interest in new co-op fund securities

    listed has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Securities Markets Act 1988

    market maker in co-operative shares means a person who is continuously active in making bids and offers on co-operative shares on the registered market on which those shares are listed during the periods that the registered market is in operation

    milk price manual means the manual that must be maintained by new co-op under section 150F

    new co-op fund means the fund referred to in section 109D(1)(b)

    new co-op fund securities means the securities referred to in section 109D(1)(b)(i)

    panel means the Milk Price Panel established under section 150D

    publicly available, in relation to making a document or information available, means that—

    • (a) the document or information is available for inspection, free of charge, on an Internet site that is publicly accessible at all reasonable times (except to the extent that making the document or information available would infringe copyright in the material in question or is inconsistent with any enactment or rule of law); and

    • (b) a copy of the document or information is available for inspection, free of charge, at all reasonable times at the head office of the person required to make it publicly available or, if that person is a Minister, at the head office of the relevant Ministry; and

    • (c) copies of the document or information may be purchased by any person at a reasonable price

    registered market has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Securities Markets Act 1988

    relative, in relation to any person, means—

    • (a) that person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

    • (b) a parent or step-parent of that person:

    • (c) a child or stepchild of that person:

    • (d) a brother or sister of that person, including a stepbrother or stepsister:

    • (e) a grandchild of that person:

    • (f) a grandparent of that person:

    • (g) a parent, step-parent, brother, or sister, including a stepbrother or stepsister, of that person's spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner

    relevant interest has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Securities Markets Act 1988

    specified subpart 5 provisions means the provisions specified in section 109A

    trade has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Securities Markets Act 1988, and for the avoidance of doubt includes exchange.

    (2) In section 5(1), replace the definition of conversion date with:

    conversion date means 27 September 2002.

5 Section 72 amended (Overview)
  • After section 72(5), insert:

    • (5A) Sections 109A to 109J provide for the disapplication of specified provisions in this subpart (being provisions that relate to the requirement for new co-op to issue and accept the surrender of co-operative shares) if there is in place a regime for trading co–operative shares on a registered market and there is established a fund (the new co-op fund) the securities of which are listed on a registered market.

    • (5B) Sections 109K to 109M regulate the conduct of new co-op in relation to the trading of co-operative shares and the functioning of the new co-op fund.

6 New sections 77A and 77B inserted
  • After section 77, insert:

    77A Price must be fair value
    • The price of a co-operative share set by new co-op under section 77(1) must be fair value calculated by using the following formula:

       assets − debts = price
      shares 

      where—

      assets means the present value of the forecast free cash flows expected to be generated from the operation of new co-op's assets; and

      debts means the aggregate fair market value of new co-op's interest-bearing debt; and

      shares means the total number of co-operative shares on issue.

    77B When section 77A first applies
    • Section 77A first applies—

      • (a) on and from the date specified by an Order in Council made under section 109G(2); or

      • (b) on 31 December 2013 if, before 31 December 2013, no Order in Council has been made under section 109B.

7 New sections 109A to 109N and cross-heading inserted
  • After section 109, insert:

    Trading among farmers

    109A Subpart 5 of Part 2 provisions do not apply
    • The following provisions (the specified subpart 5 provisions) do not apply on and from a date specified by an Order in Council made under section 109B:

      • (a) sections 77 to 85:

      • (b) sections 88 to 93:

      • (c) sections 98 to 105.

    109B Order in Council specifying date on and from which specified subpart 5 provisions do not apply
    • The Governor-General may by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister specify a date on and from which the specified subpart 5 provisions do not apply.

    109C When Minister must recommend that Order in Council be made
    • The Minister must recommend that an Order in Council be made under section 109B if the Minister is satisfied, on the basis of written confirmation by the chief executive, that the preconditions under section 109D for making the order have been met.

    109D Preconditions for making Order in Council
    • (1) The preconditions for making an Order in Council under section 109B are the following:

      • (a) co-operative shares are listed on a registered market that provides for the shares to be traded by shareholding farmers; and

      • (b) there is established a fund (the new co-op fund) that satisfies the following requirements:

        • (i) the securities issued in respect of the fund (the new co-op fund securities)—

          • (A) are listed on a registered market that provides for the securities to be traded by the public; and

          • (B) entitle the holders of those securities to receive distributions equal to the distributions they would receive if they were holders of co-operative shares; and

        • (ii) the rules of the fund permit shareholding farmers to exchange co-operative shares for an equal number of new co-op fund securities, and vice versa; and

        • (iii) the manager of the fund has issued, or has entered into binding obligations to issue, new co-op fund securities for consideration of not less than $500 million; and

      • (c) new co-op has given a notice to the chief executive that complies with section 109E.

      (2) The chief executive, subject to being satisfied as to the sufficiency and authenticity of the certificate in question,—

      • (a) must confirm to the Minister that the precondition in subsection (1)(a) has been met if the chief executive has received from the registered exchange in question a certificate verifying the matters set out in subsection (1)(a):

      • (b) must confirm to the Minister that the precondition in subsection (1)(b) has been met if the chief executive has received from the board of new co-op a certificate verifying the matters set out in subsection (1)(b).

    109E Requirements for notice given by new co-op to chief executive
    • For the purposes of section 109D(1)(c), the notice given by new co-op to the chief executive must—

      • (a) be in writing; and

      • (b) request that an Order in Council be made under section 109B; and

      • (c) specify the date on and from which the specified subpart 5 provisions should not apply.

    109F Notice by new co-op to chief executive triggering repeal of section 109A
    • (1) New co-op must without delay give written notice to the chief executive if—

      • (a) co-operative shares are no longer able to be traded on a registered market by shareholding farmers (other than in the case of a temporary halt in, or suspension of, trading in the shares); or

      • (b) new co-op fund securities have ceased to be listed on a registered market that provides for the securities to be traded by the public; or

      • (c) the new co-op fund has been wound up; or

      • (d) an event occurs that creates a binding obligation to wind up the new co-op fund including, without limitation,—

        • (i) an order by a court, a regulatory body, or any other person; or

        • (ii) a resolution by the holders of new co-op fund securities or by any other person; or

        • (iii) an event specified in the contractual arrangements relating to the new co-op fund.

      (2) The notice must be accompanied by the evidence relied upon by new co-op for asserting that subsection (1) applies.

      (3) If new co-op contravenes this section, it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for every day that the offence continues.

    109G Repeal of section 109A
    • (1) Section 109A is repealed on and from a date specified by an Order in Council made under subsection (2).

      (2) The Governor-General may by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister specify a date on and from which section 109A is repealed.

      (3) The date specified in the order must be the later of 9 months after the order is made and the beginning of the next application period.

    109H Revocation of order made under section 109G
    • (1) This section applies to the revocation, before the specified date, of an order made under section 109G.

      (2) The Governor-General may, before the specified date, by Order in Council revoke an order made under section 109G if, on the date of revocation,—

      • (a) an order could have been made under section 109B; and

      • (b) for the purpose of paragraph (a), the requirements of sections 109C and 109D with all necessary modifications have been satisfied.

      (3) When an order is made under subsection (2), the fund that for the purposes of making the order satisfied the requirements of section 109D(1)(b) is for the purpose of this Act and any enactment amended by this Act the new co-op fund.

      (4) In this section, specified date means the date specified in the order made under section 109G.

    109I Conditions of making order under section 109G(2)
    • (1) An Order in Council made under section 109G(2) may be made only on the recommendation of the Minister under subsection (2).

      (2) The Minister must recommend that the order be made if the Minister is satisfied, on written confirmation from the chief executive, that—

      • (a) co-operative shares are no longer able to be traded on a registered market by shareholding farmers (other than in the case of a temporary halt in, or suspension of, trading in the shares); or

      • (b) new co-op fund securities have ceased to be listed on a registered market that provides for the securities to be traded by the public; or

      • (c) the new co-op fund has been wound up; or

      • (d) an event has occurred that creates a binding obligation to wind up the new co-op fund including, without limitation,—

        • (i) an order by a court, a regulatory body, or any other person; or

        • (ii) a resolution by the holders of new co-op fund securities or by any other person; or

        • (iii) an event specified in the contractual arrangements relating to the new co-op fund.

      (3) The chief executive must confirm that subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), or (d) applies if the chief executive—

      • (a) has received a notice from new co-op under section 109F; or

      • (b) is satisfied on reasonable grounds, after making due inquiry, that subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), or (d) applies; or

      • (c) has received a response from new co-op under section 109J(3)(b); or

      • (d) has not obtained a response from new co-op, within 5 working days after service, to a notice given under section 109J.

    109J Chief executive may give new co-op notice requiring verification
    • (1) At any time while the specified subpart 5 provisions do not apply, the chief executive may give new co-op a notice that complies with subsection (2) requiring new co-op to verify in writing, with documentary proof, that—

      • (a) co-operative shares continue to be listed on a registered market that provides for the shares to be traded by shareholding farmers:

      • (b) new co-op fund securities continue to be listed on a registered market that provides for the securities to be traded by the public:

      • (c) the new co-op fund has not been wound up:

      • (d) no event has occurred that creates a binding obligation to wind up the new co-op fund.

      (2) The notice must be—

      • (a) in writing; and

      • (b) dated; and

      • (c) served on new co-op at its address for service.

      (3) New co-op must respond to the notice not later than 5 working days after service of the notice by—

      • (a) verifying the matter in question; or

      • (b) if it is unable to verify it, stating that it is unable to do so.

      (4) If new co-op contravenes subsection (3), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    109K When sections 109L to 109N apply
    • Sections 109L to 109N apply only while the specified subpart 5 provisions do not apply.

    109L New co-op's obligations in relation to market in co-operative shares and to new co-op fund
    • (1) New co-op must ensure that there are 1 or more market makers in co-operative shares operating during the periods of operation of the registered market on which the co-operative shares are listed.

      (2) New co-op must ensure that the holders of new co-op fund securities have the following rights:

      • (a) subject to section 161A(2), the right to appoint and remove the manager of the fund; and

      • (b) the right to appoint and remove a majority of the board of the manager of the fund; and

      • (c) the right to vote on resolutions proposed at general meetings of the fund; and

      • (d) the right to pass a resolution for the liquidation of the fund.

    109M Restrictions on new co-op
    • (1) Subsection (2) applies to conduct by new co-op that restricts, prevents, or deters—

      • (a) trading in co-operative shares; or

      • (b) participation by shareholding farmers, new entrants, and market makers in co-operative shares in trading in co-operative shares or new co-op fund securities; or

      • (c) the ability of shareholding farmers and new entrants to exchange co-operative shares for new co-op fund securities, and vice versa; or

      • (d) the liquidity of the market for co-operative shares or for new co-op fund securities.

      (2) New co-op must not engage in any conduct to which this subsection applies for the purpose of restricting, preventing, or deterring—

      • (a) a new entrant from becoming a shareholding farmer pursuant to an application under section 73(1); or

      • (b) a shareholding farmer from increasing the volume of milk supplied to new co-op pursuant to an application under section 73(2); or

      • (c) a shareholder farmer from ceasing or reducing the supply of milk to new co-op pursuant to a notice of withdrawal under section 97(1).

    109N Expiry of sections 109A to 109M
    • Sections 109A to 109M expire and are repealed,—

      • (a) if an Order in Council has been made under section 109G(2), on the date specified in that order; or

      • (b) if no Order in Council has been made under section 109B by 31 December 2013, on that date.

8 Section 115 amended (Obligations concerning milk)
  • (1) In the heading to section 115, replace Obligations concerning with Regulations relating to.

    (2) In section 115(1), replace paragraph (f) with:

    • (f) require new co-op and independent processors to provide—

      • (i) periodic returns of milksolids collected from dairy farmers:

      • (ii) periodic forecasts of milksolids expected to be collected from dairy farmers; and.

    (3) In section 115, after subsection (2), insert:

    • (2A) For the purpose of any regulations made under subsection (1), unless the context of the regulations otherwise requires, a body is an interconnected body of an independent processor if—

      • (a) both the independent processor and the body are bodies corporate and would be treated as interconnected bodies corporate under section 2(7) of the Commerce Act 1986; or

      • (b) one or both of the independent processor and the body is a partnership (including a limited partnership) or an unincorporated joint venture and would be treated as interconnected bodies corporate under section 2(7) of the Commerce Act 1986 if the partnership or joint venture were incorporated as a company with shareholdings corresponding to the interests, including returns, of the partners in the partnership or participants in the joint venture.

9 Section 118 amended (Offences)
  • In section 118(1), before paragraph (a), insert:

    • (aa) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement to provide periodic returns or periodic forecasts specified in regulations made under section 115; or.

10 Section 134 amended (Levy regulations)
  • (1) In section 134(4)(a)(ii), after subpart, insert or subpart 5A.

    (2) In section 134(4)(a), after subparagraph (iv), insert:

    • (v) the cost of conducting reviews under subpart 5A; and.

11 Cross-heading above section 147 amended
  • In the cross-heading above section 147, after subpart, insert and subpart 5A.

12 Section 148 amended (Subpart ceases to apply to island that meets its market share threshold)
  • (1) In the heading to section 148, replace Subpart ceases with Subparts 5 and 5A cease.

    (2) In section 148(4)(a), replace 104, 105, and 110 to 146 with 77A, 104, 105, 109A to 109N, and 110 to 146.

    (3) In section 148(4)(a), replace ceases with and subpart 5A cease.

    (4) In section 148(4)(b), replace ceases with and subpart 5A cease.

    (5) In section 148(5), replace ceases with and subpart 5A cease.

    (6) In section 148(6)(a), replace ceases with and subpart 5A cease.

13 Section 149 amended (Subpart expires if both islands meet their market share thresholds)
  • (1) In the heading to section 149, replace “Subpart expires” with “Subparts 5 and 5A expire”.

    (2) In section 149(1), replace expires with “and subpart 5A expire”.

14 New subpart 5A of Part 2 inserted
  • After section 150, insert:

    Subpart 5ABase milk price

    Purpose of subpart

    150A Purpose of this subpart
    • (1) The purpose of this subpart is to promote the setting of a base milk price that provides an incentive to new co-op to operate efficiently while providing for contestability in the market for the purchase of milk from farmers.

      (2) For the purposes of this subpart, the setting of a base milk price provides for contestability in the market for the purchase of milk from farmers if any notional costs, revenues, or other assumptions taken into account in calculating the base milk price are practically feasible for an efficient processor.

    150B Certain assumptions do not detract from purpose of subpart
    • It does not detract from the achievement of the purpose set out in section 150A that new co-op sets the base milk price using assumptions that include any of the following:

      • (a) that new co-op operates a national network of facilities for the collection and processing of milk:

      • (b) that the size of new co-op's assumed units of processing capacity approximates to the average size of new co-op's actual units of processing capacity:

      • (c) that gains and losses experienced by new co-op resulting from foreign currency fluctuations, including from new co-op's foreign currency risk-management strategies, are incorporated in the base milk price:

      • (d) that all milk collected by new co-op is processed into commodities at yields that are practically feasible.

    150C Setting of base milk price in way that is consistent with certain principles
    • (1) For the achievement of the purpose set out in section 150A, the base milk price must be set in a way that is consistent with the following principles:

      • (a) revenue taken into account in calculating the base milk price is determined from prices of a portfolio of commodities at the times that those commodities are contracted to be sold by new co-op:

      • (b) costs taken into account in calculating the base milk price include costs (including capital costs and a return on capital) of—

        • (i) collecting milk; and

        • (ii) processing milk into the same portfolio of commodities as the portfolio adopted for the purposes of paragraph (a); and

        • (iii) selling those commodities:

      • (c) new co-op collects all milk that it processes from the farms on which the milk is produced.

      (2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) and (b)(ii), the portfolio of commodities must be determined having regard to the following:

      • (a) in respect of the commodities included in the portfolio,—

        • (i) the commodities that are likely to be the most profitable over a period not exceeding 5 years from the time when the portfolio is determined; and

        • (ii) the need for commodities included in the portfolio to utilise all components of milk; and

      • (b) in respect of the relative proportions of the commodities included in the portfolio, the quantities of commodities likely to be produced by new co-op based on—

        • (i) the mix of commodities that are likely to be most profitable; and

        • (ii) new co-op's physical manufacturing capacity for the production of those commodities; and

        • (iii) the need to utilise all components of the milk processed.

    Milk Price Panel

    150D Milk Price Panel
    • (1) New co-op must establish and maintain a committee known as the Milk Price Panel (the panel).

      (2) New co-op must set the terms of reference for the panel, which must include the functions set out in subsections (3) and (4), and the panel must act in accordance with those terms of reference.

      (3) The panel must, for each season,—

      • (a) supervise the calculation of the base milk price; and

      • (b) advise new co-op as necessary on the application of the milk price manual; and

      • (c) recommend to new co-op the base milk price.

      (4) The panel may, as it considers necessary or desirable, make recommendations to new co-op in respect of the milk price manual, including a recommendation that it should be amended and a recommendation that a proposed amendment should not be made.

      (5) New co-op must make the terms of reference of the panel publicly available, including any amendments to those terms of reference.

      (6) If new co-op contravenes subsection (1), (2), or (5), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    150E Appointment of members of panel
    • (1) New co-op must appoint the members of the panel and must appoint one of the members as the chair.

      (2) New co-op must ensure that at all times the chair and a majority of the members (including the chair) are independent.

      (3) If, without reasonable excuse, new co-op contravenes subsection (2), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    Milk price manual

    150F New co-op must maintain milk price manual
    • (1) New co-op must maintain a manual (the milk price manual) that sets out how the base milk price is calculated.

      (2) New co-op must make the manual publicly available, including any amendments to the manual.

      (3) If new co-op contravenes subsection (1) or (2), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    150G Steps new co-op must take if panel recommendation not followed or implemented
    • (1) This section applies if—

      • (a) new co-op does not amend the milk price manual in accordance with a recommendation by the panel; or

      • (b) new co-op amends the milk price manual contrary to a recommendation by the panel; or

      • (c) new co-op amends the milk price manual without having received a recommendation by the panel for the amendment.

      (2) New co-op must,—

      • (a) if subsection (1)(a) applies, make publicly available—

        • (i) the recommendation of the panel; and

        • (ii) new co-op's reasons for not implementing that recommendation:

      • (b) if subsection (1)(b) applies, make publicly available—

        • (i) the recommendation of the panel; and

        • (ii) new co-op's reasons for amending the milk price manual contrary to that recommendation:

      • (c) if subsection (1)(c) applies, make publicly available a statement of new co-op's reasons for amending the milk price manual without having received a recommendation by the panel for the amendment.

      (3) If new co-op contravenes subsection (2), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    Review of milk price manual by Commission

    150H Commission must review milk price manual
    • The Commission must, for each season, review the milk price manual and make a report under section 150I.

    150I Commission's report
    • (1) The Commission must make a report on the extent to which the milk price manual is consistent with the purpose of this subpart (see section 150A).

      (2) In making the report, the Commission must—

      • (a) have regard to the information provided to it by new co-op under section 150L or under the procedure agreed under section 150K; and

      • (b) have regard to any submission made by new co-op under section 150M(2)(a) or under the procedure agreed under section 150K; and

      • (c) give reasons for its conclusions.

    150J Commission must make final report publicly available
    • The Commission must finalise its report under section 150I and make it publicly available by 15 December in the season to which the milk price manual relates.

    Procedure for Commission's review of milk price manual

    150K Procedure for review of milk price manual
    • (1) The procedure for the review by the Commission of the milk price manual is—

      • (a) the procedure set out in sections 150L and 150M; or

      • (b) if a procedure is agreed between new co-op and the Commission, that procedure.

      (2) If new co-op fails to comply with the agreed procedure,—

      • (a) the agreed procedure lapses; and

      • (b) the procedure set out in sections 150L and 150M applies to the extent that anything that is required to be done by new co-op under those sections remains still to be done.

    150L New co-op must provide Commission with milk price manual and other information
    • New co-op must, not later than 1 August in each year,—

      • (a) provide the Commission with the milk price manual for the current season; and

      • (b) provide the Commission with any recommendations by the panel in relation to the setting of the base milk price; and

      • (c) notify the Commission of any change in the economic and business environment that, in new co-op's view, requires a change to the milk price manual; and

      • (d) certify to the Commission the extent to which new co-op considers that the milk price manual is consistent with the purpose of this subpart (see section 150A); and

      • (e) provide the Commission with reasons for the view expressed in new co-op's certificate given under paragraph (d).

    150M Draft Commission report
    • (1) Not later than 15 October in the season to which the milk price manual relates, the Commission must provide new co-op with a draft of its report made under section 150I.

      (2) Not later than 15 November in the season to which the milk price manual relates, new co-op must—

      • (a) make a submission to the Commission on the draft report; or

      • (b) notify the Commission that it does not wish to make a submission.

    Base milk price calculation

    150N Steps new co-op must take if panel recommendation not followed or implemented
    • (1) This section applies if new co-op sets the base milk price—

      • (a) other than in accordance with a recommendation by the panel; or

      • (b) without having received a recommendation by the panel for the base milk price.

      (2) New co-op must,—

      • (a) if subsection (1)(a) applies, make publicly available—

        • (i) the recommendation of the panel; and

        • (ii) a statement of new co-op's reasons for setting the base milk price other than in accordance with that recommendation:

      • (b) if subsection (1)(b) applies, make publicly available a statement of new co-op's reasons for setting the base milk price without having received a recommendation by the panel for the base milk price.

      (3) If new co-op contravenes subsection (2), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    150O Commission must review calculation of base milk price
    • (1) The Commission must, for each season, review new co-op's calculation of the base milk price set for that season and make a report under section 150P.

      (2) The first review under this section must be the review to be held in 2013 in respect of the 2012/2013 season.

    150P Commission's report
    • (1) The Commission must make a report on the extent to which the assumptions adopted and the inputs and process used by new co-op in calculating the base milk price for the season are consistent with the purpose of this subpart (see section 150A).

      (2) In making the report, the Commission must—

      • (a) have regard to the information provided to it by new co-op under section 150T or under the procedure agreed under section 150S; and

      • (b) have regard to any submission made by new co-op under section 150U(2)(a) or under the procedure agreed under section 150S; and

      • (c) give reasons for its conclusions.

      (3) In making the report, the Commission—

      • (a) is not required to calculate the costs of an independent processor; and

      • (b) is not required to, and must not, state the amount of the base milk price according to its own calculations.

    150Q Commission must make final report publicly available
    • The Commission must finalise its report under section 150P and make it publicly available by 15 September following the season to which it relates.

    150R Steps new co-op must take if base milk price changed after Commission report
    • (1) This section applies if, after the Commission has made its report under section 150P publicly available, new co-op changes the base milk price for the season to which the report relates.

      (2) New co-op must without delay make publicly available—

      • (a) the new base milk price; and

      • (b) a statement of new co-op's reasons for the change.

      (3) If new co-op contravenes subsection (2), it commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $200,000 and a fine of $10,000 for each day that the offence continues.

    Procedure for Commission's review of base milk price calculation

    150S Procedure for review of base milk price calculation
    • (1) The procedure for the review by the Commission of the calculation of the base milk price is—

      • (a) the procedure set out in sections 150T and 150U; or

      • (b) if a procedure is agreed between new co-op and the Commission, that procedure.

      (2) If new co-op fails to comply with the agreed procedure,—

      • (a) the agreed procedure lapses; and

      • (b) the procedure set out in sections 150T and 150U applies to the extent that anything that is required to be done by new co-op under those sections remains still to be done.

    150T New co-op must provide Commission with certain information
    • New co-op must, not later than 1 July in each year,—

      • (a) provide the Commission with the assumptions adopted and the inputs and process used by new co-op in calculating the base milk price for the preceding season; and

      • (b) certify to the Commission the extent to which, in new co-op's view, the assumptions adopted and the inputs and process used by new co-op in calculating the proposed base milk price are consistent with the purpose of this subpart (see section 150A); and

      • (c) provide the Commission with reasons for the view expressed in new co-op's certificate given under paragraph (b).

    150U Draft Commission report
    • (1) No later than 15 August following the season to which the report under section 150P relates, the Commission must provide new co-op with a draft of its report.

      (2) No later than 1 September following the season to which the report relates, new co-op must—

      • (a) make a submission to the Commission on the draft report; or

      • (b) notify the Commission that it does not wish to make a submission.

    Application of Commerce Act 1986

    150V Application of Commerce Act 1986 to review by Commission under this subpart
    • (1) The following provisions of the Commerce Act 1986 apply, with all necessary modifications, to a review by the Commission under this subpart as if the review were an investigation by the Commission of a contravention of that Act:

      • (a) sections 15 to 17:

      • (b) sections 98 to 98G:

      • (c) section 99:

      • (d) sections 100 to 103:

      • (e) section 106:

      • (f) section 109.

      (2) For the purpose of carrying out its functions and exercising its powers under this subpart, the Commission may, in addition to exercising its powers under section 98 of the Commerce Act 1986, by notice in writing, require new co-op, at the time and place specified in the notice, to produce or supply to the Commission an expert opinion from an appropriately qualified person, or from a member of a class of appropriately qualified persons, as determined by the Commission in relation to any matter specified by the Commission.

15 Section 161 amended (Application of Co-operative Companies Act 1996 to new co-op shares)
  • After section 161(2), insert:

    • (3) When section 77A applies (see section 77B), subsections (1) and (2) do not apply, and subsections (4) and (5) apply in their place (but not otherwise).

    • (4) Nothing in the Co-operative Companies Act 1996 prevents new co-op from setting a price of a co-operative share under section 77.

    • (5) Sections 17 to 19, 20(1) and (4), 21, 22(4), 23 to 28, and 29(a) and (b) of the Co-operative Companies Act 1996 apply to the issue, surrender, or forfeiture of co-operative shares as if references in those sections to nominal value were references to the value of the shares set under section 77 and with all other necessary modifications.

16 New sections 161A to 161E inserted
  • After section 161, insert:

    161A Voting rights in respect of new co-op fund securities held by new co-op or nominee
    • (1) Subject to subsection (2), new co-op must not exercise voting rights conferred by new co-op fund securities held by new co-op or a nominee.

      (2) Nothing in subsection (1) prevents new co-op, any person representing the interests of shareholding farmers, or a nominee of new co-op or shareholding farmers from exercising the right conferred by one new co-op fund security (the veto security) to veto any of the following matters:

      • (a) any change in the governance structure of the board of the manager of the new co-op fund, including—

        • (i) the number of members of the board appointed by holders of new co-op fund securities other than new co-op; and

        • (ii) the number of members of the board appointed by new co-op; and

      • (b) any change in the scope and role of the new co-op fund; and

      • (c) any change in the obligation of the new co-op fund to facilitate the exchange of co-operative shares for an equal number of new co-op fund securities, and vice versa; and

      • (d) any change in the limit on the number of new co-op fund securities that can be held by a person or an entity (together with any associates of that person or entity); and

      • (e) any change in the terms on which the veto security is issued.

    161B New co-op may acquire new co-op fund securities
    • (1) New co-op may, in accordance with this section, but not otherwise, acquire new co-op fund securities.

      (2) Sections 52 and 56 of the Companies Act 1993 apply, with all necessary modifications, to the acquisition of new co-op fund securities by new co-op as if the acquisition were a distribution.

      (3) Section 53 of the Companies Act 1993 does not apply to the acquisition of new co-op fund securities by new co-op.

      (4) Subject to subsection (5), new co-op fund securities may be held by new co-op and are not required to be exchanged for co-operative shares immediately on acquisition, but may be exchanged after acquisition.

      (5) New co-op fund securities acquired under this section are required to be exchanged for co-operative shares immediately on acquisition if the number of new co-op fund securities acquired, when aggregated with other new co-op fund securities and co-operative shares held by new co-op at the time of the acquisition, exceeds 5% of all co-operative shares issued by new co-op, excluding any co-operative shares deemed to be cancelled under section 66(1) of the Companies Act 1993 or section 161C(3).

      (6) Within 10 working days after the acquisition of new co-op fund securities, the board of new co-op must ensure that notice of the acquisition is delivered to each registered market on which co-operative shares are listed.

      (7) If the board of new co-op fails to comply with subsection (6), every director of new co-op commits an offence as if the board of new co-op had failed to comply with section 58(3) of the Companies Act 1993.

      (8) If new co-op acquires or proposes to acquire new co-op fund securities, sections 60(3) to (7), 61(1) to (6) and (8) to (10), 62, 63 (except subsection (3A)), 64, 65 (except subsections (2)(a) and (2B)), and 67 of the Companies Act 1993 apply as if—

      • (a) a reference to a company or the company were a reference to new co-op:

      • (b) a reference to the board were a reference to the board of new co-op:

      • (c) under subsection (1) in section 60(3) and (6) were read as to acquire new co-op fund securities under this section:

      • (d) under section 60(1)(b)(ii) in section 61(1) and (4) were read as to acquire new fund co-op securities under section 60:

      • (e) a reference to shares in the following provisions were a reference to new co-op fund securities:

        • (i) section 60(3)(b):

        • (ii) section 60(3)(c)(ii):

        • (iii) section 60(6) (except paragraph (c)(i)):

        • (iv) section 61(1)(b):

        • (v) section 61(4):

        • (vi) section 61(8)(b):

        • (vii) section 62(b):

        • (viii) section 63(1) (except paragraph (d)(i)):

        • (ix) section 63(4):

        • (x) section 63(5) (except paragraph (c)(i)):

        • (xi) section 63(8)(b):

        • (xii) section 64:

        • (xiii) section 65 (except subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A) and the third reference to shares in subsection (1)(b)):

        • (xiv) section 67:

      • (f) a reference to shares in the following provisions were a reference to co-operative shares:

        • (i) section 60(3)(c)(i):

        • (ii) section 60(6)(c)(i):

        • (iii) section 63(1)(d)(i):

        • (iv) section 63(5)(c)(i):

        • (v) section 65(1)(a)(iii)(A):

        • (vi) the third reference to shares in section 65(1)(b):

      • (g) a reference to shareholders in the following provisions were a reference to holders of new co-op fund securities:

        • (i) section 60(3)(c):

        • (ii) section 60(6)(c):

        • (iii) section 62(a):

        • (iv) section 63(1) (except paragraphs (b) and (c)):

        • (v) section 63(5)(c):

        • (vi) section 65(1)(a)(iii):

      • (h) a reference to a shareholder, shareholders, or remaining shareholders in the following provisions were a reference to shareholders of new co-op:

        • (i) section 61(1), (4), and (8):

        • (ii) section 63(1)(b) and (c):

        • (iii) section 63(5) (except paragraph (c)):

        • (iv) section 63(8):

        • (v) section 65(1)(a)(i):

        • (vi) section 65(2A):

      • (i) a reference to a shareholder in the following provisions were a reference to a shareholder of new co-op and a holder of new co-op fund securities:

        • (i) section 61(5) and (6):

        • (ii) section 63(6) and (7):

      • (j) a reference to a reasonable shareholder in sections 62(c) and 64(1)(d) were a reference to a reasonable shareholder of new co-op and a reasonable holder of new co-op fund securities:

      • (k) Without limiting sections 60 and 61, were inserted at the beginning of sections 63(1) and 65(1):

      • (l) the first reference to the board of the company in section 65(1) were a reference to new co-op and the subsequent reference to it in that section were a reference to the board of new co-op:

      • (m) from its shareholders in section 65(1) were deleted:

      • (n) the reference in section 65(2) to each stock exchange on which the shares of the company are listed were a reference to each registered market on which co-operative shares are listed and each registered market on which new co-op fund securities are listed:

      • (o) in the same class in section 65(1)(b) were deleted:

      • (p) its in section 67(1) were deleted:

      • (q) a reference to stock exchange were a reference to registered market.

    161C New co-op may exchange new co-op fund securities for co-operative shares
    • (1) New co-op may acquire co-operative shares by exchanging new co-op fund securities it has acquired in accordance with section 161B for co-operative shares.

      (2) Nothing in section 58(1) of the Companies Act 1993 prevents the acquisition of co-operative shares under subsection (1) and section 58(2) of that Act does not apply to co-operative shares so acquired.

      (3) Subject to subsection (4), co-operative shares acquired under this section are deemed to be cancelled immediately on acquisition.

      (4) Co-operative shares acquired under this section are not deemed to be cancelled immediately on acquisition if—

      • (a) the constitution of new co-op expressly permits new co-op to hold its own shares; and

      • (b) the board of new co-op resolves that the co-operative shares concerned must not be cancelled on acquisition; and

      • (c) the number of co-operative shares acquired, when aggregated with other co-operative shares held by new co-op pursuant to this section or section 67A of the Companies Act 1993 and new co-op fund securities held by new co-op pursuant to section 161B at the time of the acquisition, does not exceed 5% of all co-operative shares issued by new co-op, excluding any co-operative shares deemed to be cancelled under section 66(1) of the Companies Act 1993 or subsection (3).

      (5) Co-operative shares acquired under this section that, pursuant to this section, are not deemed to be cancelled must be held by new co-op.

      (6) A co-operative share that new co-op holds under subsection (5) may be cancelled by the board of new co-op resolving that the co-operative share is cancelled, and the co-operative share is deemed to be cancelled on the making of that resolution.

    161D Financial assistance by new co-op for purchase of co-operative shares
    • (1) New co-op may give financial assistance for the purpose of, or in connection with, the purchase of a co-operative share if—

      • (a) the financial assistance is given in relation to the establishment and operation of—

        • (i) the registered market on which co-operative shares are able to be traded by shareholding farmers; or

        • (ii) the new co-op fund; and

      • (b) the financial assistance is given to any of the following:

        • (i) a custodian of co-operative shares:

        • (ii) a holder of shares in a custodian of co-operative shares:

        • (iii) a market maker in co-operative shares:

        • (iv) a broker or other agent in relation to the trading of co-operative shares or new co-op fund securities:

        • (v) a trustee or manager of the new co-op fund:

        • (vi) any other service provider; and

      • (c) the board of new co-op has previously resolved that—

        • (i) new co-op should provide the assistance; and

        • (ii) the giving of the assistance is in the best interests of new co-op; and

        • (iii) the terms and conditions under which the assistance is given are fair and reasonable to new co-op.

      (2) The Companies Act 1993, excluding section 76(1) and (2) of that Act, applies with all necessary modifications to the giving of financial assistance under subsection (1) as if the financial assistance were given under section 76(1) of that Act.

      (3) Nothing in this section affects the giving of financial assistance by new co-op under section 76(1) of the Companies Act 1993.

    161E Application of Companies Act 1993
    • Nothing in section 82 of the Companies Act 1993 (the Act) prevents a subsidiary of new co-op holding shares in new co-op if the only reason that the exemption contained in section 82(6) of the Act does not apply is that new co-op or a subsidiary of new co-op holds new co-op fund securities.

17 New section 161F inserted (Application of section 20(2) and (3) of Co-operative Companies Act 1996)
  • Before section 162, insert:

    161F Application of section 20(2) and (3) of Co-operative Companies Act 1996
    • Section 20(2) and (3) of the Co-operative Companies Act 1996 do not apply to new co-op.

18 Other amendments to principal Act
  • Amend the principal Act as set out in the Schedule.

Part 2
Miscellaneous

19 References are references to principal Act
20 Transitional provision for application under section 73 or 74 of principal Act
  • (1) This section applies to every application that—

    • (b) is made before the date specified in the Order in Council under new section 109B; and

    • (c) is made in respect of the next season following the date specified in the Order in Council.

    (2) Despite new sections 109A and 109B, the following sections continue to apply in respect of an application to which this section applies as if the Order in Council had not been made:

21 Transitional provision for notice of withdrawal under section 97 of principal Act
  • (1) This section applies to every notice of withdrawal under section 97 that is—

    • (a) given before the date specified in the Order in Council under new section 109B; and

    • (b) given in respect of the next season following the date specified in the Order in Council.

    (2) Despite new sections 109A and 109B, the following sections continue to apply in respect of a notice of withdrawal to which this section applies as if the Order in Council had not been made:

22 Consequential amendments to Dairy Industry Restructuring (Raw Milk) Regulations 2001

Schedule
Other amendments to principal Act

s 18

Section 4

Repeal section 4(a) and (c).

Section 5

In section 5(1), repeal the definitions of:

  • (a) exiting company:

  • (b) peak note price:

  • (c) peak note standard:

  • (d) peak notes.

Subparts 1 and 2 of Part 2

Repeal subparts 1 and 2 of Part 2.

Sections 44 to 46

Repeal sections 44 to 46.

Section 53

Repeal section 53.

Sections 54 to 58 and cross-heading above section 54

Repeal sections 54 to 58 and the cross-heading above section 54.

Section 59 and cross-heading above section 59

Repeal section 59 and the cross-heading above section 59.

Section 60

Repeal section 60.

Section 71

Repeal section 71(f).

Section 72

Repeal section 72(6).

Section 78

Repeal section 78.

Section 79

In the heading to section 79, delete and peak note standard.

In section 79(1), delete and a peak note standard.

In section 79(2), delete or the peak note standard.

Section 80

Repeal section 80(1)(b) and (d).

Section 81

In the heading to section 81, delete and peak notes.

Replace section 81(3) with:

  • (3) The co-operative share standard that applies to a new entrant or a shareholding farmer who makes an application under section 73 that new co-op is required to accept is the co-operative share standard published at the beginning of the application period in which the application is made.

Section 82

In the heading to section 82, delete and peak notes.

Replace section 82(2) with:

  • (2) The co-operative share standard that applies to a new entrant or a shareholding farmer who makes an application to which section 74(3) applies is the co-operative share standard published at the beginning of the application period in the season immediately before the first season for the supply of milk to which the application relates.

Repeal section 82(3).

Section 83

In section 83, delete and peak notes.

Section 84

In section 84(2), delete and peak notes in each place.

In section 84(3), delete and peak notes.

In section 84(3)(b), delete and the peak note standard.

Section 85

Replace section 85(2) with:

  • (2) New co-op must not require a new entrant or a shareholding farmer to pay the balance (or part of it) of the purchase price for the co-operative shares before 1 June in the first season for the supply of milk to which the application relates.

Section 88

In the heading to section 88, delete and peak notes.

Replace section 88(4) with:

  • (4) The co-operative share standard that applies to a new entrant or a shareholding farmer to whom this section applies is,—

    • (a) if the new entrant or shareholding farmer makes an election under subsection (2)(a), the co-operative share standard published at the beginning of the application period immediately before the first season for the supply of milk to which the application relates; or

    • (b) if that election is not made, the co-operative share standard published at the beginning of the application period in which the application is made.

Section 89

In the heading to section 89, delete or peak note standard.

In section 89(1)(c), delete or the peak note standard in each place.

In section 89(2), delete and peak notes in each place.

In section 89(2)(c), delete or the peak note standard.

Section 90

In section 90(2), delete and peak notes.

In section 90(3)(a), delete and peak notes.

In section 90(4)(a), delete and peak notes.

In section 90(5), delete and peak notes.

In section 90(5)(b), delete and the peak note standard.

Section 91

Replace section 91(2) with:

  • (2) New co-op must not require a new entrant or a shareholding farmer to pay the balance (or part of it) of the purchase price for the co-operative shares before 1 June in the first season for the supply of milk to which the application relates.

Section 92

In section 92(2), delete and peak notes in each place.

Replace section 92(3) with:

  • (3) The total amount payable for the co-operative shares referred to in subsection (2) is calculated based on the most recent published price and co-operative share standard on the date that the deposit is payable.

Section 93

Replace section 93(2) with:

  • (2) New co-op must not require a new entrant or a shareholding farmer to pay the balance (or part of it) of the purchase price for the co-operative shares before 1 June in the first season for the supply of milk to which the application relates.

Section 98

In the heading to section 98, delete and peak notes.

Repeal section 98(1)(b).

Section 99

Replace section 99 with:

99 Surrender value of co-operative shares for withdrawal notified outside application period
  • If new co-op accepts a notice of withdrawal from a shareholding farmer outside an application period, new co-op must pay the shareholding farmer a surrender value for the relevant co-operative shares that is the June price immediately following the date that the notice of withdrawal is given multiplied by the number of shares.

Section 100

In the heading to section 100, delete or peak note standard.

In section 100(1), delete or the peak note standard.

In section 100(1), delete or peak note standard.

In section 100(2), delete and to the peak note standard.

Section 101

In section 101(1), delete and the surrender value of the relevant peak notes.

Sections 110 to 114 and cross-heading above section 110

Repeal sections 110 to 114 and the cross-heading above section 110.

Section 116

Repeal section 116(1)(a)(ii) and (iii).

Section 120

In section 120(1), after this subpart, insert (except section 77A).

Section 166 and cross-heading above section 166

Repeal section 166 and the cross-heading above section 166.

Sections 167 and 168

Repeal sections 167 and 168.

Schedules 1 to 4

Repeal Schedules 1 to 4.


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 Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Act 2012. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 30 November 2012, 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)