Civil Unions (Recognised Overseas Relationships) Regulations 2005

Reprint
as at 20 May 2005

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Civil Unions (Recognised Overseas Relationships) Regulations 2005

(SR 2005/125)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of May 2005

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General 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 Justice.


Pursuant to section 35(1)(a) of the Civil Union Act 2004, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and on the advice of the Minister of Justice that he is satisfied as to the matters required by section 35(2) of that Act, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Civil Unions (Recognised Overseas Relationships) Regulations 2005.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 16 June 2005.

3 Overseas relationships recognised as civil unions
  • (1) For the purposes of section 5(b)(i) of the Civil Union Act 2004, a relationship of the type specified in the first column of the following table that is entered into in the place specified in the second column of that table under the authorising legislation specified in the third column of the table is recognised in New Zealand as a civil union.

    Type of relationshipPlace relationship registeredAuthorising legislation
    1Registered partnership (rekisteröity parisuhde)FinlandLaki rekisteröidystä parisuhteesta (950/2001)
    2Life partnership (Lebenspartnerschaft)GermanyGesetz über die Eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft (Lebenspartnerschaftsgesetz—LPartG)
    3Civil partnershipUnited KingdomCivil Partnership Act 2004
    4Domestic partnershipNew Jersey, USADomestic Partnership Act
    (P.L. 2003 Ch. 246 (Codified as N.J.S.A. 26:8A-1, et seq))
    5Civil unionVermont, USAAct Relating to Civil Unions
    (15 V.S.A. (chapter 23: Civil Unions, sections 1201–1207))

    (2) A reference in the third column of the table set out in subclause (1) to specific authorising legislation is taken to include any related legislation that amends or augments the authorising legislation identified in that column.

Martin Bell,
Acting for 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, which come into force on 16 June 2005, prescribe types of overseas relationships that are recognised in New Zealand as civil unions.

If a type of overseas relationship is recognised in New Zealand as a civil union, then a person who has entered into that type of relationship has the same rights and obligations in New Zealand as if that person had entered into a civil union in New Zealand under the Civil Union Act 2004.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 May 2005.


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 Civil Unions (Recognised Overseas Relationships) Regulations 2005. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 20 May 2005, 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/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of 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)