New Zealand Flag Notice 1986

Reprint
as at 5 July 1986

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

New Zealand Flag Notice 1986

(SR 1986/133)


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 notice is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


Pursuant to section 10 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981, the Minister of Internal Affairs hereby gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) This notice may be cited as the New Zealand Flag Notice 1986.

    (2) This notice shall come into force on the 14th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

Days and occasions on which New Zealand Flag to be flown on Government buildings

2 Days of national commemoration
  • (1) The New Zealand Flag shall, subject to clauses 5 and 6 and to subclause (2), be flown at full mast on Government buildings on the following days of national commemoration:

    • (a) on 6 February, being the day of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second and Waitangi Day:

    • (b) on the second Monday in March, being Commonwealth Day:

    • (c) on 21 April, being the actual birthday of Her Majesty the Queen:

    • (d) on 25 April, being Anzac Day:

    • (e) on the first Monday in June, being the day of observance of the Sovereign's birthday:

    • (f) on 2 June, being Coronation Day:

    • (g) on 10 June, being the birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh:

    • (h) on 4 August, being the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother:

    • (i) on 24 October, being United Nations Day:

    • (j) on the fourth Monday in October, being Labour Day:

    • (k) on 14 November, being the birthday of the Prince of Wales.

    (2) Where subclause (1)(d) applies, the New Zealand Flag may be lowered to half mast for the duration of a memorial service, as a sign of respect.

3 Other official occasions
  • (1) The New Zealand Flag shall, subject to clauses 5 and 6, be flown at full mast on Government buildings in any locality that is being visited by—

    • (a) the Sovereign; or

    • (b) any other member of the Royal Family; or

    • (c) any head of State; or

    • (d) any head of Government.

    (2) The New Zealand Flag shall, subject to clauses 5 and 6, be flown at full mast on Government buildings at Wellington on the following occasions:

    • (a) the opening of Parliament by the Sovereign or the Governor-General:

    • (b) the State Farewell for the outgoing Governor-General:

    • (c) the Swearing-in-Ceremony of the Governor-General designate.

4 Occasions for mourning
  • The New Zealand Flag shall, subject to clauses 5 and 6, be flown at half mast,—

    • (a) in the case of the death of the Sovereign, from the announcement of the death up to and including the day of the funeral (except on Proclamation Day being the day when the new Sovereign is announced officially, when flags are to be flown from the top of the mast):

    • (b) in the case of the death of the Governor-General or a former Governor-General or the Prime Minister or a former Prime Minister, on the day of the announcement of death and the day of the funeral:

    • (c) in the case of the death of any member of the Royal Family (other than the Sovereign), on the day of the funeral:

    • (d) in the case of the death of—

      • (i) the Governor-General of any Commonwealth country (other than New Zealand); or

      • (ii) the Prime Minister of any Commonwealth country (other than New Zealand); or

      • (iii) the head of State of any Commonwealth country (other than New Zealand); or

      • (iv) the head of State of any foreign country,—

      on the day of the funeral.

Times and exceptions

5 Times for flying New Zealand Flag
  • (1) Where—

    • (a) the New Zealand Flag is required to be flown on any Government building on any day or part of a day; or

    • (b) the New Zealand Flag is flown on any Government building on any other day or part of a day,—

    it shall, subject to subclause (2), be flown continuously throughout that day or part of a day.

    (2) The New Zealand Flag shall not be flown at night on any Government building unless the New Zealand Flag is floodlit.

6 Exceptions
  • Nothing in this notice requires the New Zealand Flag to be flown on any Government building on any day, being a Saturday or a Sunday or a holiday, that is not a normal working day for the persons employed in that building.

Rule of etiquette

7 Rule of etiquette in relation to the position of New Zealand Flag
  • Where a local authority flag or a house flag is flown in the half-mast position, the New Zealand Flag should be flown separately at full mast.

Revocations

8 Revocations
  • The notices specified in the Schedule are hereby revoked.


Schedule
Revocations

cl 8

Title or description Gazette reference
Days on which New Zealand Ensign is to be flown on Government buildings Gazette 1974, p 1617
New Zealand Flag Notice 1977 Gazette 1977, p 643

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of July 1986.

Peter Tapsell,
Minister of Internal Affairs.


Explanatory note

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

The principal purpose of this notice (which revokes the New Zealand Flag Notice 1977) is to prescribe the days and occasions on which the New Zealand Flag is required to be flown on Government buildings.

This notice sets out, in addition, the rule of etiquette that provides that where a local authority flag or a house flag is flown in the half-mast position, the New Zealand Flag should be flown separately at full mast.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 July 1986.


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 New Zealand Flag Notice 1986. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the notice as at 5 July 1986, 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)