Government Superannuation Fund Contributions Order 1977

Reprint
as at 9 September 1977

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Government Superannuation Fund Contributions Order 1977

(SR 1977/230)

Denis Blundell, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government House at Wellington this 5th day of September 1977

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


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 order is administered by the Treasury.


Pursuant to section 7 of the Finance Act 1976, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order may be cited as the Government Superannuation Fund Contributions Order 1977.

2 Elections to contribute on notional salary
  • (1) This order applies to every person who at any time on or after 9 July 1976 was then a contributor to the Government Superannuation Fund and who is or would have been (if he had not retired) entitled to an adjustment in remuneration consequential on the implementation after 14 May 1977 of any part of the general review made by the Higher Salaries Commission as at 1 April 1976 of the salaries and allowances of the persons to whom regulation 23(1) of the Wage Adjustment Regulations 1974 (SR 1974/143) applies:

    provided that this order shall not apply to any contributor to the Government Superannuation Fund who belongs or belonged during any of the periods specified in subclause (3) to any occupational class, group, or category that, pursuant to the determination of any tribunal or of any other wage fixing body, has or will receive all or any part of the said adjustment with effect commencing on any date other than 15 May 1977.

    (2) If any question should arise as to whether or not any adjustment or part thereof was consequential on the said general review, that question shall be determined by the Minister of Finance.

    (3) Every person to whom this order applies may, by giving notice in writing before 30 June 1978 addressed to the Superintendent of the said Fund, elect to contribute in respect of his contributory service on and after 9 July 1976 as if his remuneration had been increased in the following manner in respect of each separate classification, grading, or office held during any part of the periods mentioned below:

    • (a) for the period from 9 July 1976 to 10 October 1976, both dates inclusive, by the amount of any increase in remuneration consequential on the implementation after 14 May 1977 of any part of the said general review; but excluding the portion of any such increase attributable to the granting by any tribunal or other wage fixing body of the percentage increases in remuneration referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c):

    • (b) for the period from 11 October 1976 to 13 March 1977, both dates inclusive, by the amount determined under paragraph (a) increased by 3.5% of that amount:

    • (c) for the period from 14 March 1977 to 14 May 1977, both dates inclusive, by the amount determined under paragraph (b) increased by 6% of that amount.

P G Millen,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order is made pursuant to section 7 of the Finance Act 1976, and enables certain contributors to the Government Service Superannuation Fund to elect to contribute to the Fund, in respect of the period 9 July 1976 to 14 May 1977, on pay increases approved or agreed to during the period but not paid till after the period.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 September 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 Government Superannuation Fund Contributions Order 1977. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the order as at 9 September 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)