This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Pork Industry Board Regulations 1999. Regulation 4, which changes the voting entitlements of pig farmers, comes into force on the 28th day after the date of notification in the Gazette. The rest of these regulations come into force on 31 July 2002, which is the date that the Pork Industry Board Amendment Act 2001 comes into force.
The amendment to regulation 5(a) of the principal regulations lowers the number of directors representing the northern half of the North Island from 2 to 1. It is consequential to the Pork Industry Board Amendment Act 2001, which lowers the total number of directors elected by pig farmers from 5 to 4.
A new regulation 21(1) is substituted to change the voting entitlements of pig farmers to reflect changes in the structure of the industry. The amendments provide an entitlement of 1 vote for every 500 pigs (or part of that number). The maximum number of votes that a voter may cast is amended from 3 to 20.
Regulation 22(2)(c) is amended to remove 1 election for the northern half of the North Island from the order of elections. This change is intended to ensure a smooth transition to the new lower number of directors elected by pig farmers.