State Sector (Ministry for Pacific Peoples) Order 2015

2015/244

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State Sector (Ministry for Pacific Peoples) Order 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of October 2015

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 30A and 30K of the State Sector Act 1988, 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 State Sector (Ministry for Pacific Peoples) Order 2015.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 December 2015.

3 Schedule 1 of State Sector Act 1988 amended

(1)

In the State Sector Act 1988, Schedule 1, repeal the item relating to the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.

(2)

In the State Sector Act 1988, Schedule 1, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

4 Application of consequential changes to reference provisions

Sections 30H and 30I of the State Sector Act 1988 apply to enactments or other things coming into force, entered into, or created during the transitional period beginning 1 December 2015 and ending on 1 October 2016, after the name of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs is changed to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

5 Revocation of State Sector Order 1990

The State Sector Order 1990 (SR 1990/97) is revoked.

Michael Webster,
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, which comes into force on 1 December 2015, amends the State Sector Act 1988 (the Act) by replacing the reference to the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in the list of departments of the Public Service in Schedule 1 with a reference to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

The name of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs will change to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples by exercise of the Crown’s prerogative on 1 December 2015. The effect of this order is that the Act will apply to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples after the name change.

Sections 30H and 30I of the Act provide that, after a name change, any reference to the old name of a department in any enactment or thing existing or in force at the time of the name change must be read as a reference to the department under its new name. This order also applies the sections to a transitional period beginning on 1 December 2015 and ending on 1 October 2016. This means that any reference to the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in any enactment or thing coming into force, entered into, or created during the transitional period must be read as a reference to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 October 2015.

This order is administered by the State Services Commission.