Pork Industry Board Amendment Regulations 2002

2002/105

Pork Industry Board Amendment Regulations 2002


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.


Pursuant to section 50(1) of the Pork Industry Board Act 1997, His Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Pork Industry Board Amendment Regulations 2002.

    (2) In these regulations, the Pork Industry Board Regulations 19991 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • (1) Regulation 4 of these regulations comes into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

    (2) The rest of these regulations come into force on 31 July 2002.

3 Number of directors per region
  • Regulation 5(a) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words 2 directors, and substituting the words 1 director.

4 Entitlement to vote
  • Regulation 21 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (1), and substituting the following subclause:

    • (1) Every person who is registered as a voter of a region is entitled to the following number of votes:

      • (a) a pig farmer who, on the 31 March before the day on which the election is held, owned 1 to 500 pigs is entitled to 1 vote:

      • (b) a pig farmer who, on the 31 March before the day on which the election is held, owned 501 to 10000 pigs is entitled to 1 vote for—

        • (i) every 500 pigs; and

        • (ii) any remaining number of pigs that is smaller than 500:

      • (c) a pig farmer who, on the 31 March before the day on which the election is held, owned more than 10000 pigs is entitled to 20 votes.

5 Election to be held whenever vacancy occurs
  • Regulation 22(2)(c) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words region 1 and.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 April 2002.


  • 1 SR 1999/71