Timber Floating Regulations 1955

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  • Timber Floating Regulations 1955: revoked, on 6 November 2008, by clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).

as at 6 November 2008

Timber Floating Regulations 1955

(SR 1955/97)

  • Timber Floating Regulations 1955: revoked, on 6 November 2008, by clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the New Zealand Forest Service.

PURSUANT to the Timber Floating Act 1954, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Timber Floating Regulations 1955.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    The Act means the Timber Floating Act 1954

    Conservator means the Conservator of Forests appointed under the Forests Act 1949 for the conservancy in which is situated the river, stream, or creek affected by the subject matter

    Licence means a licence under the Act to float, raft, or drive timber; and licensee has a corresponding meaning

    Minister means the Minister of Forests

    Timber includes trees when they have fallen, or have been felled, and whether sawn, hewn, split, or otherwise fashioned.

  • A bond required for the purposes of the Act shall be in or to the effect of the form set out in Schedule 1 hereto.

  • A licence issued under the Act shall be in or to the effect of the form set out in Schedule 2 hereto.

  • There shall be payable to the Conservator in respect of the documents under the Act specified in Schedule 3 hereto (being documents issued or effected after the commencement of these regulations) the fees specified in that Schedule.

  • The Minister may in his discretion, in any case where he considers it reasonable and equitable to do so, reduce any fee specified in Schedule 3 hereto, or waive payment of any such fee, or refund out of money appropriated by Parliament to the person paying any such fee the whole or any part of the fee.

  • The regulations under the Timber Floating Act 1884 made by Order in Council on the 22nd day of December 1884 1 are hereby revoked.

Schedule 1
Bond by holder of timber floating licence


Schedule 2
Timber floating licence

Timber Floating Act 1954

Licence No Conservancy. Name, having made application for a licence under the Timber Floating Act 1954 to float, raft, or drive timber on the Name of river, stream, or creek and having complied with the provisions of the said Act in respect to that application, is hereby granted a licence for the period from the day of 19 to the day of 19 (inclusive) to float, raft, or drive timber down and along the course of the said Name of river, stream, or creek as described in the First Schedule hereto and to construct such dams, booms, and other devices situated as described in the Second Schedule hereto, subject to the Timber Floating Act 1954, the Timber Floating Regulations 1955, and the terms conditions and special conditions set forth herein. Dated at this day of 19 Minister of Forests. FIRST SCHEDULE ALL that course of the ...... situated in Block ..... of the .....Survey District in the .... Land District, as the same is shown coloured red on the plan drawn hereunder. PLAN SECOND SCHEDULE DAMS, booms, and other devices authorized to be constructed: State locations. CONDITIONS Certain conditions are implied in this licence by virtue of the Timber Floating Act 1954. The remaining conditions of this licence are as follows: 1. The Licensee shall keep a register of all logs put into the said river, stream, or creek pursuant to this licence. The said register shall show the brands, numbers, and marks of all such logs and the numbers of all such logs delivered at any sawmill or otherwise removed from the said river, stream, or creek. The Licensee shall supply a copy of that register to the Conservator of Forests whenever notified in writing to do so. 2. All sunken, derelict, or stranded logs floated, rafted, or driven under this licence shall be raised and removed by the Licensee within one month from the time of sinking, stranding, or becoming derelict. Should the Licensee fail to comply with this condition the logs may be raised or removed by the Conservator of Forests and the cost of raising and removal shall be recoverable from the Licensee.


3. This licence is issued subject to the Harbours Act 1950, the regulations thereunder, and the by-laws made by any Harbour Board or local authority for the time being in force and relating to the protection of life and property on or in vessels and the safe navigation of any harbour or navigable waters, and the Conservator of Forests may require the Licensee within such time as the Conservator may stipulate to do any act or thing necessary to remove or abate any danger to life or property or obstruction to navigation caused by the Licensee or his agents, servants, or workmen or for which the Licensee may in any way be responsible, and should the Licensee fail to carry out the requirements of the Conservator in this behalf the Conservator may cause those requirements to be given effect to and recover the cost thereof from the Licensee. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Schedule 3
Table of fees

Description of DocumentFee
Application for licence100
Consent to transfer, assignment, or extension of licence100
Certified copy of any licence or bond100


Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations specify the form of bond to be given by the holders of licences to float, raft, or drive timber under the Timber Floating Act 1954, the form of those licences, and the fees payable in respect of licences and other transactions under that Act.

Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 July 1955.


  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Timber Floating Regulations 1955. It incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 6 November 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367): clause 3

  • 1 Gazette, 2 January 1885, Vol I, p 10.