Additional Statutes of The New Zealand Order of Merit

Reprint as at 26 May 2000

Additional Statutes of The New Zealand Order of Merit

(SR 2000/84)

Elizabeth R

Royal Warrant


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


Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith; to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

Whereas by a Warrant under the Seal of New Zealand dated 30 May 1996 (SR 1996/205), We were pleased to institute and create a new Order of Chivalry styled and designated The New Zealand Order of Merit and did make, ordain, and establish Statutes for the governance of the same, reserving to Ourselves, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting or dispensing with Our Warrant or any part thereof, by a notification under the Sign Manual of the Sovereign of the Order:

And whereas it appears to Us expedient to alter the style of future Chancellors of the Order and, in certain respects, future membership of the first and second levels of the Order:

We, therefore, in pursuance and exercise of the power vested in Us, do hereby make, ordain, and establish the following Additional Statutes:

1 Alterations to affect only Chancellors appointed, and persons admitted into first and second levels of Order, on and from date of this Warrant
  • (1) Except as prescribed in subclause (2), every Chancellor appointed, and every person admitted into any level of the Order, before or after the date of this Warrant, shall continue to enjoy, unaltered, the membership in the Order, and all the rights and privileges of the membership in the Order, prescribed for a Chancellor, or for a member of that level of the Order, under Our Warrant dated 30 May 1996.

    (2) A Chancellor appointed, or a person admitted into the first or second level of the Order, on or after the date of this Warrant, shall enjoy the membership in the Order, and all the rights and privileges of the membership in the Order, prescribed for a Chancellor, or for a member of that level of the Order, under Our Warrant dated 30 May 1996, except as altered to the extent (if any) prescribed in clauses 2 to 6 of this Warrant.

2 Style of Chancellors appointed on and from date of this Warrant
  • (1) A Chancellor of the Order appointed on or after the date of this Warrant shall be styled Chancellor of the Order or Chancellor and a Principal Companion of the Order.

    (2) Despite subclause (1) any such Chancellor who, immediately before the date of this Warrant, was a member of the first level (or Knight or Dame Grand Companion) of the Order shall be styled Chancellor of the Order or Chancellor and Principal Knight or Dame Grand Companion of the Order.

3 Designations of persons admitted into first and second levels of Order on and from date of this Warrant
  • (1) A person admitted into the first level of the Order on or after the date of this Warrant shall be designated a Principal Companion of the Order.

    (2) A person admitted into the second level of the Order on or after the date of this Warrant shall be designated a Distinguished Companion of the Order.

4 Post nominal letters of persons admitted into first and second levels of Order on and from date of this Warrant
  • A person admitted as an Ordinary, Additional, or Honorary member of the first or second level of the Order on or after the date of this Warrant shall have the privilege of adding the appropriate letters after his or her name to denote his or her membership in the Order, viz:

    IPrincipal Companions—PCNZM
    IIDistinguished Companions—DCNZM
5 Accolade of Knighthood not to be conferred on men admitted into first and second levels of Order on and from date of this Warrant
  • The Accolade of Knighthood shall not be conferred on a man who is admitted into the first or second level of the Order on or after the date of this Warrant.

6 Appellations of Knights and Dames not generally to be used by persons admitted into first and second levels of Order on and from date of this Warrant
  • (1) A person admitted as an Ordinary or Additional member of the first or second level of the Order on or after the date of this Warrant shall not use before his or her forenames the appellation of Sir, in the case of a man, or Dame, in the case of a woman.

    (2) Despite subclause (1) a person who, immediately before the date of this Warrant, was a member of the second level (or Knight or Dame Companion) of the Order shall be entitled to continue to use before his or her forenames the appellation of Sir or Dame if he or she is admitted on or after the date of this Warrant as an Ordinary or Additional member of the first level of the Order.

7 References in Warrant dated 30 May 1996
  • For the purposes of clause 1(2), references in Our Warrant dated 30 May 1996—

    • (a) to Knights and Dames Grand Companions, or to members of the first level, of the Order shall be read as including a reference to Principal Companions; and

    • (b) to Knights and Dames Companions, or to members of the second level, of the Order shall be read as including a reference to Distinguished Companions.

And it is Our Will and pleasure that these alterations, sealed with the Seal of the Order, shall be taken and received as part and parcel of Our Warrant dated 30 May 1996.

Given under the Seal of the New Zealand Order of Merit at Our Court at St James's, this 18th day of May 2000, in the 49th year of Our Reign.


By Her Majesty's Command.

Michael Hardie Boys,
Chancellor of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

[Seal]

Helen Clark,
Prime Minister of New Zealand.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 May 2000.


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 Additional Statutes of The New Zealand Order of Merit. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the warrant as at 26 May 2000, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

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)