Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2017


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Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of February 2017

The Right Hon Bill English presiding in Council

These regulations are made under section 303 of the Education Act 1989 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

These regulations are the Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

By virtue of section 303(3E) of the Education Act 1989, these regulations come into force on 1 April 2017.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Student Allowances Regulations 1998 (the principal regulations).

4 Schedule 2 amended

In each provision of Schedule 2 of the principal regulations listed in the first column of the Schedule of these regulations, replace the amount set out opposite that provision in the second column with the amount set out opposite that provision in the third column.

5 Revocation

The Student Allowances Amendment Regulations 2015 (LI 2015/35) are revoked.

Schedule Amendments to Schedule 2 of principal regulations

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Provisions amendedOld amount ($)New amount ($)
Clause 1 heading423.92428.60
Clause 1(1)423.92428.60
Clause 1(1) table, item 1(a)401.64406.32
Clause 1(1) table, item 1(b)431.94436.96
Clause 1(1) table, item 2(a)234.78237.37
Clause 1(1) table, item 2(b)372.28376.64
Clause 1(1) table, item 3(a)195.64197.80
Clause 1(1) table, item 3(b)223.58226.04
Clause 1(1) table, item 4(a)195.64197.80
Clause 1(1) table, item 4(b)209.61211.92
Clause 1(2)211.96214.30
Clause 2 heading423.92428.60
Clause 2 heading882.98892.72
Clause 2(1)423.92428.60
Clause 2(1) table, item 1(a)84.8385.77
Clause 2(1) table, item 1(b)126.35126.69
Clause 2(1) table, item 2(a)112.76114.00
Clause 2(1) table, item 2(b)(i)98.7999.88
Clause 2(1) table, item 2(b)(ii)112.76114.00
Clause 2(1) table, item 3(a)154.28155.98
Clause 2(1) table, item 3(b)(i)140.31141.85
Clause 2(1) table, item 3(b)(ii)154.28155.98
Clause 2(2)211.96214.30
Clause 2(3)882.98892.72
Clause 3(1) table, item 1372.28376.64
Clause 3(1) table, item 2234.78237.37
Clause 3(1) table, item 3187.81189.88
Clause 3(1) table, item 4195.64197.80
Clause 3(1) table, item 5156.51158.23
Clause 3(2)211.96214.30
Clause 4(1)195.64197.80
Clause 4(2)211.96214.30

Michael Webster,
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 1 April 2017, amend Schedule 2 of the Student Allowances Regulations 1998. They increase the rates of the basic grants and independent circumstances grants, and the income thresholds, to reflect a 1.10% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2015 quarter to the December 2016 quarter (calculated for all quarters using the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups), excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 March 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.