Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of April 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

The order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, the Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2008 (the amendment Act).

The amendment Act amends the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the principal Act) to provide that—

  • a de facto relationship preceding a civil union is treated as if it were part of the civil union; and

  • section 11A of the Family Courts Act 1980 (attendance at hearings) applies to the hearing of any application or appeal under the principal Act in any court; and

  • sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.