Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994

Reprint
as at 1 April 1996

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Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994

(SR 1994/120)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of June 1994

Present:
The Right Hon D C McKinnon presiding 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.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


Pursuant to section 18 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on 1 July 1994.

2 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, the term the Act means the Companies Reregistration Act 1993.

    (2) Terms or expressions that are not defined in these regulations, but that are defined in the Act or the Companies Act 1993, have the meanings given to them by the Act or the Companies Act 1993.

3 Fees
  • (1) Every application for reregistration delivered to the Registrar must be accompanied by a fee of $30.

    (2) The fee prescribed by subclause (1) is inclusive of goods and services tax payable under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985.

    Regulation 3(1): amended, on 1 April 1996, by regulation 2 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 2 (SR 1996/36).

4 Forms
  • (1) Where a provision of the Act requires a document to be in a prescribed form, the document must—

    • (a) be in the appropriate form set out in the Schedule; and

    • (b) contain such information as that form requires; and

    • (c) have annexed or be accompanied by such documents as that form requires.

    (2) Where a document in form 1 of the Schedule continues on 2 or more pages, the following heading must appear at the top of each of those pages:

    Company name:             Company No:

    (3) Regulation 7 of the Companies Act 1993 Regulations 1994 shall apply in respect of any document in form 1 of the Schedule as if that form were prescribed in those regulations.

5 Availability of certain documents
  • (1) Where a notice by a company in form 2 or form 6 of the Schedule states that copies of the memorandum of association and articles of association of the company may be inspected at the registered office of the company or at any other location, the company must make copies of those documents available for inspection at the places specified between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on working days.

    (2) Where a notice by a company in form 2, form 3, form 4, form 5, form 6, form 7, or form 8 of the Schedule states that it is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution,—

    • (a) a copy of the constitution must accompany or be annexed to the notice; or

    • (b) the company must make a copy of the constitution available free of charge on request to the person to whom the notice is sent and must also make a copy available for inspection by that person free of charge at the registered office of the company and at any other location specified in the notice between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on working days.

    Regulation 5: added, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 2 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).


Schedule
Forms

r 4(1)(a)

Form 1
Application for reregistration of a company

Section 3(2)(b), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

Document No:

(for office use only)

Please note that the information in this form must be either typewritten or printed. It must not be handwritten. If there is insufficient space on the form to supply the information required, attach a separate sheet containing the information set out in the prescribed format.

Company name:             Company No:

 

Address of existing registered office:

Proposed address for service:

Postal address to which communications from the Registrar may be sent:

Directors
Name*Residential address
   
   
 
*Please give surname in BLOCK letters followed by first name(s).
Shares

The total number of shares in the company is: [enter nil, if the company does not have a share capital]

The rights, privileges, limitations and conditions that will attach to the shares of the company on reregistration are:

Place a tick . in the appropriate box

□ The same as specified in section 36(1) of the Companies Act 1993

or

□ Different from those specified in section 36(1) of the Companies Act 1993 (attach details on a separate sheet or sheets).

Specified persons

Note: For the purposes of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993, the term specified person means—

  • (a) a member of the company who is not entitled to exercise voting rights in relation to a proposed application to reregister the company:

  • (b) a secured creditor of the company:

  • (c) the holder of an option to acquire a share in the share capital of the company:

  • (d) the holder of a security that is convertible into a share in the share capital of the company.

Place a tick . in the appropriate box

□ There are no specified persons in relation to the company

or

□ A notice under the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 has been sent to specified persons (attach details on a separate sheet or sheets).

If a notice was sent to specified persons, give the date on which it was sent: [day, month, year]

Constitution

Place a tick . in the appropriate box

□ The company will have a constitution on reregistration

or

□ The company will not have a constitution on reregistration

If the company will have a constitution on reregistration, the constitution must be attached and be certified by the applicant for reregistration as the company’s constitution. (Refer section 29(b) Companies Act 1993)

Authority for making this application

Indicate by placing a tick . in the appropriate box below, the section of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 under which this application is made.

Section 4 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993

  • 1 This application has been approved by a special resolution of the members of each class of shares in the company (or, where the company does not have a share capital, by a special resolution of the members of the company).

  • 2 The directors who voted in favour of the resolution have signed the certificate required by section 4(1)(b) of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993.

  • 3 The documents required to be sent to members and specified persons* by section 4 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 have been sent in accordance with that section.

    *Delete if not applicable.

or

Section 5 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993

  • 1 A reregistration proposal previously sent to members of the company under section 4 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 has not been approved.

  • 2 This application does not alter the rights and obligations of the members of the company in relation to—

    • (i) voting at meetings of members:

    • (ii) the appointment and removal of directors:

    • (iii) preferential or fixed entitlements to distributions:

    • (iv) liability to pay calls on shares:

    • (v) the distribution of surplus assets of the company—

    except to the extent that those rights and obligations would be affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company.

  • 3 The documents required to be sent to members and specified persons* by section 5 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 have been sent in accordance with that section.

    *Delete if not applicable.

or

Section 6 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993

  • 1 The board of the company has resolved to make an application to reregister the company.

  • 2 The directors who voted in favour of the resolution have signed the certificate required by section 6(1)(c) of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993.

  • 3 The documents required to be sent to members and specified persons* by section 6 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 have been sent in accordance with that section.

    *Delete if not applicable.

or

Section 7 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993

  • 1 Every member of the company has consented in writing to the making of this application.

  • 2 The documents required to be sent to specified persons by section 7 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 have been sent in accordance with that section*.

    *Delete if not applicable.

Signature of Board/authorised person:

Name of above person(s):

Date:

Presented by:

Postal address:

Account No:

Telephone:

Facsimile:


Form 2
Notice to voting members of proposed reregistration of [insert name of company]

Section 4(2)(a), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 The proposed application (which is annexed to or accompanies this notice) has been prepared by or on behalf of the board of directors of the company. The directors who voted in favour of the proposed application were [insert names of directors who voted in favour]. These directors have signed a certificate that, in their opinion, the proposed application will not unfairly prejudice and will not unfairly discriminate against any member of the company.

  • 3 At present your rights as a member of the company are governed by the Companies Act 1955 and the memorandum of association and articles of association of the company. Copies of the memorandum and articles may be inspected at the registered office of the company at [insert address] or at the Companies Office in [insert city] or at [specify any other locations]. After reregistration in accordance with the proposed application, your rights as a shareholder will be governed by the Companies Act 1993 and, if the company has a constitution, by the constitution of the company.

  • 4 Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 5 Reregistration of companies under the Companies Act 1993 will affect the rights and obligations of the members of those companies.

    *The directors believe that reregistration of the company under the Companies Act 1993 will not alter any of your rights and obligations as a member except to the extent to which those rights and obligations will be affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company under that Act.

    *The directors believe that reregistration of the company under the Companies Act 1993 will affect your rights and obligations as a member (in addition to the extent to which those rights and obligations will be affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company under that Act) in the following respects:

    [Specify the particular respects in which the rights and obligations of the member will be affected by reregistration under the Companies Act 1993 in accordance with the proposed application.]

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 6 The proposed application to reregister the company pursuant to section 4 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 cannot be made unless it has been approved—

    • (a) in the case of a company having a share capital, by a special resolution of the members of each class of shares in the company:

    • (b) in the case of a company not having a share capital, by a special resolution of the members of the company.

    A meeting*/meetings* of members will be held at [insert place] on [date] to consider the proposed application for reregistration and, if thought fit, to pass a special resolution approving the proposed application. The notice calling the meeting*/meetings* is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 7 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 sets out the requirements for reregistration and specifies your rights to apply to the court for an order prohibiting the making of an application for reregistration and the consequences of the court making such an order.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 2: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 3(1) of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

  • Schedule form 2: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 3(2) of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 3
Notice to non-voting members*/secured creditors*/option holders*/holders of convertible securities* of [insert name of company]

Section 4(4)(b), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

*Delete if not applicable.
  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 On [specify date] the voting members of the company approved, by special resolution(s), a proposed application for reregistration of the company under the Companies Reregistration Act 1993.

  • 3 A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

  • 3A Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 4 It is proposed to make the application for reregistration on [specify date on which it is intended to apply for reregistration, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 5 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993, you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 4 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 3: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 4(1) of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

  • Schedule form 3: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 4(2) of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 4
Notice to voting members of [insert name of company]

Section 5(1)(b)(ii), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2  A proposed application to reregister the company sent to voting members on [insert date] was not approved at the meeting(s) of voting members held on [insert date(s)].

  • 3 Under section 5 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 the board of directors of the company may, in these circumstances, prepare and send to voting members a further proposed application for reregistration that will preserve the existing rights and obligations of voting members in relation to—

    • (a) voting at meetings of members:

    • (b) the appointment and removal of directors:

    • (c) preferential or fixed entitlements to distributions:

    • (d) liability to pay calls on shares:

    • (e) the distribution of surplus assets of the company,—

    except to the extent that those rights and obligations are affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company.

    A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

  • 3A Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 4 It is proposed to apply for reregistration on [specify date, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 5 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 4 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 4: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 5 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 5
Notice to non-voting members*/secured creditors*/option holders*/holders of convertible securities* of [insert name of company]

Section 5(1)(c)(ii), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

*Delete if not applicable.
  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 A proposed application to reregister the company sent to voting members on [insert date] was not approved at the meeting(s) of voting members held on [insert date(s)].

  • 3 Under section 5 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 the board of directors of the company may, in these circumstances, prepare and send to voting members a further proposed application for reregistration that will preserve the existing rights and obligations of voting members in relation to—

    • (a) voting at meetings of members:

    • (b) the appointment and removal of directors:

    • (c) preferential or fixed entitlements to distributions:

    • (d) liability to pay calls on shares:

    • (e) the distribution of surplus assets of the company,—

    except to the extent that those rights and obligations are affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company.

    A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this application.

  • 3A Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 4 It is proposed to apply for reregistration on [specify date, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 5 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 4 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 5: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 6 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 6
Notice to voting members of [insert name of company]

Section 6(2)(a)(iii), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 The board of directors of the company has resolved to make an application for reregistration of the company. A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

  • 3 The directors who voted in favour of the proposed application were [insert names of directors who voted in favour]. These directors have signed a certificate that, in their opinion, reregistration will not alter the rights and obligations of the members of the company except to the extent that those rights and obligations will be affected by the Companies Act 1993 by reason of the reregistration of the company under that Act.

  • 4 At present your rights as a member are governed by the Companies Act 1955 and the memorandum of association and articles of association of the company. Copies of the memorandum and articles may be inspected at the registered office of the company at [insert address] or at the Companies Office in [insert city] or at [specify any other locations]. After reregistration in accordance with the proposed application, your rights as a shareholder will be governed by the Companies Act 1993 and, if the company has a constitution, by the constitution of the company.

  • 5 Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 6 It is proposed to apply for reregistration on [specify date, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 7 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 6 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 6: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 7 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 7
Notice to non-voting members*/secured creditors*/option holders*/holders of convertible securities* of [insert name of company]

Section 6(2)(b)(ii), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

*Delete if not applicable.
  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 The board of directors of the company has resolved to make an application for reregistration of the company. A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

  • 2A Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 3 It is proposed to apply for reregistration on [specify date, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 4 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 3 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 7: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 8 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Form 8
Notice to non-voting members*/secured creditors*/option holders*/holders of convertible securities* of [insert name of company]

Section 7(1)(b)(ii), Companies Reregistration Act 1993

This notice concerns your rights. If you are in any doubt as to its effect you should obtain legal advice immediately.

*Delete if not applicable.
  • 1 The Companies Reregistration Act 1993 requires the company named above to reregister under the Companies Act 1993. Application to reregister under that Act must be made by 30 June 1997, unless the High Court extends the period within which the application must be made.

  • 2 Every voting member of the company has consented in writing to the making of an application for reregistration of the company. A copy of the proposed application is annexed to or accompanies this notice.

  • 2A Under the Companies Act 1993 a company may, but need not, have a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered without a constitution.

    *It is proposed that the company be reregistered with a constitution. The constitution is set out in the document entitled Constitution that is annexed to or accompanies this notice.*/ You may obtain a copy of the constitution free of charge on request to the company. You may also inspect the constitution free of charge at [insert address of the registered office of the company and, if the constitution is available for inspection at any other locations, specify those locations]*.

    *Delete if not applicable.
  • 3 It is proposed to apply for reregistration on [specify date, being a date not less than 20 working days after the date on which this notice is sent].

  • 4 Under section 8 of the Companies Reregistration Act 1993 you may apply to the High Court for an order prohibiting the making of the application for reregistration.

    An application to the court must be filed in the court and served on the company before the date specified in paragraph 3 above.

    An application to prevent reregistration proceeding may also be made, with the leave of the court, after that date.

    If no application has been made to the court and served on the company by that date, the directors may proceed with the application to reregister the company.

Signature of Director/Secretary:

Name of Director/Secretary:

Date:


  • Schedule form 8: amended, on 14 September 1995, by regulation 9 of the Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161).

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 June 1994.


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 Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 1 April 1996, 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)
  • Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 2 (SR 1996/36)

    Companies Reregistration Regulations 1994, Amendment No 1 (SR 1995/161)