Electricity Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2010



Electricity Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of March 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2(2) of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 Commencement Order 2010.

2 Commencement of provisions of Electricity Amendment Act 2006 not yet in force

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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

This order brings into force, on 1 April 2010, the provisions of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 that are not already in force. Those provisions are sections 4, 5, 6(4) to (9), 8, 9(3), 11 to 25, 26(2) to (8), 28, 32 to 41, 43, and the Schedule.

The provisions being brought into force—

  • require electricity generators and electricity distributors to have safety management systems:

  • substitute new Parts dealing with restrictions on who may do what kinds of electrical work, the registration of electrical workers, and disciplinary matters:

  • make changes to provisions relating to the Electrical Workers Registration Board:

  • create new offences and an infringement offence regime:

  • make associated technical and transitional changes.

The provisions brought into force by this order come into force at the same time as the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010, which replace the Electricity Regulations 1997.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 March 2010.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.