Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017

Reprint as at 1 November 2018

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Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017

(LI 2017/298)

Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017: expired, on the close of 31 October 2018, by clause 3.


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 5 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).


1 Title

This determination is the Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017.

2 Commencement

This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 November 2017.

3 Expiry

This determination expires on the close of 31 October 2018.

4 Salary of Governor-General

The salary payable to the Governor-General under section 5(1) of the Governor-General Act 2010 is $360,700 a year.

5 Revocation

The Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2016 (LI 2016/308) is revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 11th day of December 2017.

Hon Dame Fran Wilde,

Len Cook,

Explanatory memorandum

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 November 2017, sets a new rate for the salary of the Governor-General. The determination is made under the Governor-General Act 2010, which provides for the Governor-General’s salary to be determined from time to time by the Remuneration Authority. The Governor-General’s salary is not exempt from income tax and has been set on this basis.

In this determination, the Authority has adjusted the annual salary by 1.9%, in line with the annual wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime) figure for the public sector, as published in Statistics New Zealand’s Labour Market Statistics for the June 2017 quarter.

The determination replaces the Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2016, which expired on 31 October 2017. The making of the determination was delayed beyond the expiry of the previous determination in order to allow the Remuneration Authority to carry out preparatory work on the determination.

This determination expires on the close of 31 October 2018.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 December 2017.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2017 (LI 2017/298): clause 3