Reprint as at 12 May 2016
Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2015: revoked (with effect on 1 April 2016 and after expiring on 31 March 2016), on 12 May 2016, by clause 5 of the Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2016 (LI 2016/88).
Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.
Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.
Pursuant to section 8 of the Governor-General Act 2010 and to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, the Remuneration Authority makes the following determination (to which is appended an explanatory memorandum).
This determination is the Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2015.
This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 April 2015.
This determination expires on 31 March 2016.
The annuity payable under section 8(2) and (3) of the Governor-General Act 2010 is at the yearly rate of $14,700.
The Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2014 (LI 2014/226) is revoked.
Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of June 2015.
This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This determination, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 April 2015, increases the rate of the annuity payable to a former Governor-General.
The yearly rate of the annuity is increased from $14,300 to $14,700 from 1 April 2015.
This determination reflects movements in pay for other senior positions where the Authority sets the remuneration.
The rate of the annuity is the same regardless of whether the former Governor-General held office for a total period of less than 2 complete years or for a total period of 2 complete years or more. In the latter case, the annuity payable is determined by multiplying the yearly rate by each complete year of the period that the Governor-General held office, but not exceeding 5 years.
Section 9 of the Governor-General Act 2010 (the Act) provides that if a former Governor-General dies, the surviving spouse or partner is to be paid an annuity at half of the yearly rate that would have been payable if the person had not died.
Section 8(4) of the Act provides that the annuity is payable from the date that is 6 months after the date on which the person ceased to hold office as Governor-General.
This determination is for a year from 1 April 2015. The determination could not be finalised earlier because of the preparatory work which the Authority was required to undertake before making the determination. This preparatory work included considering key statistics and other material not available at the time the previous determination expired.
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 June 2015.
This is a reprint of the Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.
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Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2016 (LI 2016/88): clause 5
Governor-General (Annuities) Determination 2015 (LI 2015/144): clause 3