The Seal of New Zealand Proclamation 1977

Reprint
as at 2 March 1977

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

The Seal of New Zealand Proclamation 1977

(SR 1977/29)

Elizabeth R

A Proclamation


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 Proclamation is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


Whereas there has been passed in the present Session of the Parliament of New Zealand the Seal of New Zealand Act 1977, by which Act the assent of the Parliament of New Zealand was given to the establishment, by Proclamation, by Us and Our Successors of a seal to be known as the Seal of New Zealand for use in relation to New Zealand and all other territories for whose foreign relations Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand is responsible: And whereas the Government of the Cook Islands and the Government of Niue have concurred in the proposals for the establishment of that Seal:

Now therefore We do hereby proclaim as follows:

1 Title
  • This Proclamation may be cited as the Seal of New Zealand Proclamation 1977.

2 Establishment of Seal of New Zealand
  • There shall be a Seal to be known as the Seal of New Zealand for use in relation to New Zealand and all other territories for whose foreign relations Our Government in New Zealand is responsible.

3 Use of Seal
  • (1) The Seal of New Zealand shall be used, in accordance with the Seal of New Zealand Act 1977, by Us and Our Successors and by the Governor-General.

    (2) This Proclamation shall have effect—

    • (a) notwithstanding anything contained in Our Warrant bearing date the 29th day of June 1959 (New Zealand Gazette 1959, Vol II, p 1039); and

    • (b) notwithstanding anything contained in the Letters Patent dated the 11th day of May 1917 (New Zealand Gazette 1919, Vol I, p 1213) and the Instructions passed thereunder.

4 Design and style of Seal
  • The Seal mentioned in Our said Warrant bearing date the 29th day of June 1959 (New Zealand Gazette 1959, Vol II, p 1039), an impression of which seal is set out in the Schedule, shall be and is hereby adopted by Us as the Seal of New Zealand.


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Given at Our Court at Government House, Wellington, this 28th day of February 1977, in the Twenty-sixth year of Our Reign.

R D Muldoon,
Prime Minister.

God Save The Queen!


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 March 1977.


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 Seal of New Zealand Proclamation 1977. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Proclamation as at 2 March 1977, 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)