Niue Act 1966

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Niue Act 1966

Public Act
1966 No 38
Date of assent
7 October 1966
see section 1

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.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


1Short Title and commencement
4Executive government vested in the Crown [Repealed]
5Resident Commissioner of Niue [Repealed]
6Deputy of Resident Commissioner [Repealed]
7Seal of Niue [Repealed]
8Executive Committee [Repealed]
9Leader of Government [Repealed]
10Appointment of members of Executive Committee after election of Leader of Government [Repealed]
11Vote of confidence in Executive Committee [Repealed]
12Vacation of office by appointed members of Executive Committee [Repealed]
13Temporary members of Executive Committee [Repealed]
14Assignment of responsibilities to members of Executive Committee [Repealed]
14AMeetings of Executive Committee [Repealed]
14BExercise of powers of Resident Commissioner [Repealed]
14CRules, other enactments, and decisions of Executive Committee or Resident Commissioner [Repealed]
14DClerk of the Executive Committee [Repealed]
15Public funds and public revenue [Repealed]
16Loans to Niue Government Account [Repealed]
17Treasurer of Niue [Repealed]
18Revenue and expenditure [Repealed]
19Traders’ deposit accounts [Repealed]
20Audit [Repealed]
21Persons authorised to practise medicine or surgery [Repealed]
22Offences [Repealed]
23Director of Health [Repealed]
23AMedical services [Repealed]
24Hospitals and other institutions of public health [Repealed]
25Compulsory transfer of lepers [Repealed]
26Establishment of prisons [Repealed]
27Detention of persons in custody [Repealed]
28Labour instead of imprisonment [Repealed]
29Appointment of officers of police and prisons [Repealed]
30Education to be provided for people of Niue [Repealed]
31Niue Island Assembly [Repealed]
31ASpeaker of Island Assembly [Repealed]
32Prorogation and dissolution of Island Assembly [Repealed]
33Members to take oath of allegiance [Repealed]
34Procedure of Island Assembly [Repealed]
35Privileges of Island Assembly and of its members [Repealed]
36Clerk of the Island Assembly [Repealed]
37Island Assembly may make Ordinances [Repealed]
38Ordinances repugnant to New Zealand Acts and regulations [Repealed]
39Partial validity of Ordinances [Repealed]
40Introduction of Bills, etc, into Island Assembly [Repealed]
41Assent to Bills by Resident Commissioner [Repealed]
42Commencement of Ordinances [Repealed]
43Transmission to Secretary of Ordinances assented to [Repealed]
44Disallowance of Ordinances [Repealed]
45Transmission to Minister of reserved Bills [Repealed]
46Assent to reserved Bills [Repealed]
47Language of Ordinances [Repealed]
48Publication of Ordinances, etc, in Niue Island Gazette [Repealed]
49Governor-General in Council may make regulations [Repealed]
50Village Councils [Repealed]
51Village Council bylaws [Repealed]
52Validity and disallowance of bylaws [Repealed]
53High Court established [Repealed]
54Judges and Commissioners of the High Court [Repealed]
55Appointment and tenure of Judges and Commissioners [Repealed]
56Temporary Judges or Commissioners [Repealed]
57Salaries of Judges and Commissioners [Repealed]
58Powers of Judges [Repealed]
59Resident Commissioner may act as Judge of High Court [Repealed]
60Commissioners of the High Court [Repealed]
61Justices of the Peace [Repealed]
62Registrar and Deputy Registrar of the High Court [Repealed]
63Administrative officers [Repealed]
64Seal of the High Court [Repealed]
65Records of the High Court [Repealed]
66Jurisdiction of the High Court [Repealed]
67Injunction, certiorari, mandamus, and prohibition [Repealed]
68Habeas corpus [Repealed]
69Custody of minors [Repealed]
70Rules of court [Repealed]
71Procedure so far as not governed by rules of court [Repealed]
72Forms [Repealed]
73Summons to witnesses [Repealed]
74Default of witness [Repealed]
75Commissioners to take evidence
76Evidence by affidavit sworn out of Niue [Repealed]
77Witnesses may be ordered out of court [Repealed]
78Affidavits in Niue [Repealed]
79Evidence by affidavit [Repealed]
80Right of audience in the High Court [Repealed]
81Costs [Repealed]
82Security for costs [Repealed]
83Court fees [Repealed]
84Minutes of judgments [Repealed]
85Amendments [Repealed]
86Rehearing of civil proceedings [Repealed]
87Rehearing of criminal proceedings [Repealed]
88Writs of sale and possession [Repealed]
89Effect of writ of possession [Repealed]
90Effect of writ of sale [Repealed]
91Issue of writs of sale or possession [Repealed]
92Charging orders [Repealed]
93Stay of execution [Repealed]
94Judgment summons [Repealed]
95Enforcement of judgments of High Court in Supreme Court of New Zealand
96Order of arrest of absconding debtor [Repealed]
97Security to be given [Repealed]
98Enforcement of security [Repealed]
99Arrest in actions for penalties [Repealed]
100Enforcement of security in actions for penalties [Repealed]
101Contempt of court defined [Repealed]
102Penalty for contempt [Repealed]
103Jurisdiction in contempt [Repealed]
104Contempt in the face of the court [Repealed]
105Discharge of persons in contempt [Repealed]
106Civil jurisdiction of Supreme Court extends to Niue [Repealed]
107Jurisdiction under the Declaratory Judgments Act 1908 [Repealed]
108Criminal jurisdiction of Supreme Court in respect of Niue [Repealed]
109High Court or Land Court or Land Appellate Court may state a case for the Court of Appeal [Repealed]
110Supreme Court may state case for Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
111Jurisdiction of Supreme Court on appeal from the High Court [Repealed]
112Order granting leave to appeal [Repealed]
113Transmission of record [Repealed]
114Dismissal of appeal for non-prosecution [Repealed]
115Procedure on appeal [Repealed]
116Special leave to appeal may be granted by Supreme Court [Repealed]
117Powers of Court of Appeal on appeal [Repealed]
118Evidence on appeal [Repealed]
119Stay of execution [Repealed]
120Release of appellant from custody [Repealed]
121Appeal not to be allowed for irregularities in procedure [Repealed]
122Right of audience on appeal [Repealed]
123Transmission of order of Court of Appeal on appeal [Repealed]
124No appeal to the Court of Appeal [Repealed]
125No certiorari, mandamus, or prohibition [Repealed]
126Judgments of Supreme Court or District Court in New Zealand may be enforced by the High Court [Repealed]
127Enforcement of judgments of Supreme Court by High Court by way of proceedings for contempt
128Commissioners of the Supreme Court may be appointed in Niue
129Seditious offences defined [Repealed]
130Punishment of seditious offences [Repealed]
131Homicide defined [Repealed]
132Killing of a child [Repealed]
133Culpable homicide [Repealed]
134Murder defined [Repealed]
135Further definition of murder [Repealed]
136Provocation [Repealed]
137Illegal arrest may be evidence of provocation [Repealed]
138Punishment of murder [Repealed]
139Manslaughter [Repealed]
140Punishment of manslaughter [Repealed]
141Omissions dangerous to life [Repealed]
142Duty to provide the necessaries of life [Repealed]
143Duty of parent or guardian to provide necessaries [Repealed]
144Liability of persons having charge of dangerous things [Repealed]
145Hastening death [Repealed]
146Indirect cause of death [Repealed]
147Attempted murder [Repealed]
148Conspiracy and inciting to murder [Repealed]
149Counselling suicide [Repealed]
150Concealment of birth [Repealed]
151Grievous bodily harm [Repealed]
152Actual bodily harm [Repealed]
153Omissions resulting in bodily harm [Repealed]
154Intentionally endangering persons on aerodromes, etc [Repealed]
155Wantonly endangering persons on or near aerodromes, etc [Repealed]
156Indecent assault [Repealed]
157Assault [Repealed]
157ACruelty to a child [Repealed]
158Resisting constable in execution of his duty [Repealed]
159Abduction of girl under 15 [Repealed]
160Abduction of children [Repealed]
161Sexual intercourse defined [Repealed]
162Rape [Repealed]
163Sexual intercourse or indecency with girl under 12 [Repealed]
164Sexual intercourse or indecency with girl between 12 and 15 [Repealed]
165Sexual intercourse with woman or girl who is an idiot or imbecile or of unsound mind [Repealed]
166Procuring miscarriage of woman or girl [Repealed]
167Act of woman or girl procuring her own miscarriage [Repealed]
168Supplying means of miscarriage [Repealed]
169Bigamy [Repealed]
170Buggery [Repealed]
171Attempted buggery and indecent assaults on males [Repealed]
172Incest [Repealed]
173Indecent acts [Repealed]
174Indecent documents [Repealed]
175Brothels [Repealed]
176Gaming houses [Repealed]
177Riot [Repealed]
178Forcible entry [Repealed]
179Affrays [Repealed]
180Official corruption [Repealed]
181Perjury [Repealed]
182Fabricating evidence [Repealed]
183Conspiracy to pervert justice [Repealed]
184Breaking prison [Repealed]
185Escape [Repealed]
186Rescue [Repealed]
187Criminal libel or slander [Repealed]
188Definition of theft [Repealed]
189Ineffectual defences to charge of theft [Repealed]
190Extended definition of theft [Repealed]
191Obtaining money or goods by false pretences to be deemed theft [Repealed]
192Punishment of theft [Repealed]
193Stealing documents [Repealed]
194Receiving stolen goods [Repealed]
195Robbery [Repealed]
196Conversion or attempted conversion of motorcars, etc [Repealed]
197Breach of trust [Repealed]
198Menaces [Repealed]
199Witchcraft [Repealed]
200Obtaining credit by fraud [Repealed]
201Accusation of criminal offences [Repealed]
202Conspiracy to defraud [Repealed]
203Obtaining execution of valuable securities by fraud [Repealed]
204Burglary [Repealed]
205Unlawful entry of dwellinghouse, etc [Repealed]
205AUnlawfully entering premises for a criminal purpose [Repealed]
206Threats to kill or do bodily harm [Repealed]
207Forgery [Repealed]
208Extended definition of forgery [Repealed]
209Making counterfeit coin [Repealed]
210Lightening coin [Repealed]
211Uttering counterfeit coin [Repealed]
212Arson [Repealed]
213Wilful mischief to property [Repealed]
214Provoking breach of the peace [Repealed]
215Profane, indecent, or obscene language [Repealed]
216Disorderly conduct in public places [Repealed]
217Obstructing public place [Repealed]
218Drunkenness [Repealed]
219Animal trespass [Repealed]
220Prostitution [Repealed]
221Laying poison [Repealed]
222Polluting water [Repealed]
223Sale of unwholesome provisions [Repealed]
224Insanitary premises [Repealed]
225Wilful trespass [Repealed]
226Cruelty to animals [Repealed]
227Falsely trading as an incorporated company [Repealed]
228Conspiracy [Repealed]
229Attempts to commit offences [Repealed]
230Attempt proved when offence is charged [Repealed]
231Offence proved when attempt is charged [Repealed]
232Inciting [Repealed]
233Parties to offences [Repealed]
234Common criminal purpose [Repealed]
235Counselling or procuring [Repealed]
236Accessory after the fact [Repealed]
237Punishment of accessories [Repealed]
237AChildren under 10 [Repealed]
237BChildren between 10 and 14 [Repealed]
238Common law defences [Repealed]
239Common law offences [Repealed]
240Power to fine instead of or in addition to imprisonment [Repealed]
241Enforcement of fines [Repealed]
242Imprisonment in Niue [Repealed]
243Transfer of convicted persons to New Zealand
244Release of prisoners transferred to New Zealand
244ARecall of offender subject to supervision
245Person conditionally released from imprisonment, or portion of whose sentence is conditionally remitted, may be reimprisoned
246Cumulative sentences [Repealed]
247District Court Judges [Repealed]
248Jurisdiction of High Court [Repealed]
249Felonies and misdemeanours [Repealed]
250Arrest without warrant [Repealed]
251Arrest on warrant of District Court Judge [Repealed]
251ADuty of persons arresting [Repealed]
252Committal by District Court Judge for trial [Repealed]
253Information [Repealed]
254Warrant or summons [Repealed]
255Warrant after issue of summons [Repealed]
255AArrested person may be released on bail by constable in certain cases [Repealed]
256Prisoners brought before Judge of High Court before commencement of prosecution [Repealed]
257Remand [Repealed]
258Trial of accused in his absence [Repealed]
259Constitution of court on criminal trials [Repealed]
260Judge with assessors [Repealed]
261Judge without assessors [Repealed]
262Judge with or without assessors as he thinks fit [Repealed]
263Order appointing assessors [Repealed]
264Number and qualifications of assessors [Repealed]
265Default of assessors [Repealed]
266Remuneration of assessors [Repealed]
267Oath of assessors [Repealed]
268Change of assessors [Repealed]
269Discharge of assessors and new trial [Repealed]
270Concurrence of assessors [Repealed]
271Concurrence of Judge [Repealed]
272Sentence [Repealed]
273Concurrence of assessors not necessary except for conviction [Repealed]
274Alternative and cumulative charges [Repealed]
275Relation between information and conviction [Repealed]
276Withdrawal of information [Repealed]
277Drawing up of conviction [Repealed]
278Defects of information, summons, or warrant [Repealed]
279Payment of witnesses [Repealed]
280Court may order convicted person to come up for sentence if called upon [Repealed]
281Conviction without sentence or discharge without conviction [Repealed]
282Bail [Repealed]
283Stay of proceedings by Cabinet [Repealed]
284Search warrants [Repealed]
284APower to enter premises to arrest offender or prevent offence [Repealed]
285Transmission of certain warrants and orders by telegram [Repealed]
286Pardon and remission of sentence [Repealed]
287Compensation for loss of property [Repealed]
288Definitions [Repealed]
289Discretionary power of admitting or rejecting evidence [Repealed]
290All witnesses competent [Repealed]
291Evidence of parties and their husbands and wives [Repealed]
292Evidence of accused persons and their husbands and wives [Repealed]
293Cross-examination as to credit [Repealed]
294Criminating questions [Repealed]
295Evidence of prisoners [Repealed]
296Judicial notice of Acts, etc [Repealed]
297Judicial notice of seals, etc [Repealed]
298Power to administer oaths [Repealed]
299Form of oath [Repealed]
300Absence of religious belief [Repealed]
301Affirmation may be made instead of oath [Repealed]
302Form of affirmation [Repealed]
303Evidence of children without oath [Repealed]
304Necessity of oath [Repealed]
305Arrest in Niue of fugitive offenders from New Zealand or the Cook Islands
306Order of return to New Zealand or to the Cook Islands
307Refusal of order in case of hardship
308Imprisonment or release pending return
309Release on security instead of return
310Return to New Zealand or to the Cook Islands in custody
311Cancellation of order of return
312Arrest in New Zealand of fugitive offenders from Niue
313Order of return to Niue
314Judicial notice of signature to warrant
315Refusal of order in case of hardship
316Imprisonment or release pending return
317Release on security instead of return
318Return to Niue in custody
319Cancellation of order of return
320Extradition Act in force in Niue
321Crown proceedings in Niue [Repealed]
322Authority of Attorney-General and Solicitor-General [Repealed]
323All land in Niue vested in the Crown [Repealed]
324Grants of Crown land [Repealed]
325Reserves of Crown land for public purposes [Repealed]
326Taking of land for public purposes [Repealed]
327Revocation of Order in Council taking land [Repealed]
328Compensation for land taken [Repealed]
329Resumption of Crown land for public purposes [Repealed]
330Reservation of land so taken or resumed [Repealed]
331Purchase of land for public purposes [Repealed]
332Control of Crown land by Resident Commissioner [Repealed]
333Public purposes defined [Repealed]
334Saving of reserves under the Cook Islands Government Act 1908 [Repealed]
335Land Court established [Repealed]
336Judges and Commissioners of the Land Court [Repealed]
337Appointment and tenure of Judges and Commissioners [Repealed]
338Temporary Judges [Repealed]
339Judges of Maori Land Court may be appointed to Niue Land Court [Repealed]
340Salary of Judges and Commissioners [Repealed]
341Resident Commissioner may act as Judge of the Land Court [Repealed]
342Commissioner of Land Court [Repealed]
343Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Land Court [Repealed]
344Administrative officers [Repealed]
345Records of Land Court [Repealed]
346Registers [Repealed]
347Seal of the Land Court [Repealed]
348Deputy of Chief Judge [Repealed]
349Rules of court [Repealed]
350Applications to court [Repealed]
351Exercise of supplementary jurisdiction [Repealed]
352Powers of Judges [Repealed]
353Proceedings in Land Court before different Judges [Repealed]
354Sittings of court [Repealed]
355Summons to witnesses [Repealed]
356Costs [Repealed]
357Security for costs [Repealed]
358Costs may be charged on land [Repealed]
359Right of audience [Repealed]
360Amendments of defects [Repealed]
361Amendments of records [Repealed]
362Rehearing [Repealed]
363Amendment of orders after title ascertained [Repealed]
364Annulment of orders obtained by fraud [Repealed]
365Enforcement of orders of Land Court by High Court [Repealed]
366Enforcement of charges [Repealed]
367Final orders [Repealed]
368Partition orders [Repealed]
369Orders in respect of deceased persons [Repealed]
370Orders bind all persons interested [Repealed]
371Validity of orders [Repealed]
372Contempt of court defined [Repealed]
373Penalty for contempt [Repealed]
374Jurisdiction in contempt [Repealed]
375Contempt in face of the court [Repealed]
376Arrest on warrant [Repealed]
377Conviction by Land Court [Repealed]
378Enforcement of fine [Repealed]
379Discharge of persons in contempt [Repealed]
380Jurisdiction in contempt may be exercised at any time or place [Repealed]
381Miscellaneous jurisdiction of Land Court [Repealed]
382Access to Niuean land [Repealed]
383Order in Council may confer jurisdiction on Land Court [Repealed]
384Land Court may order surveys [Repealed]
385Entry for purpose of survey [Repealed]
386Land Appellate Court established [Repealed]
387Judges of the Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
388Proceedings may be continued before different Judges [Repealed]
389Decision of majority to be decision of court [Repealed]
390Officers of Land Court to be officers of Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
391Seal [Repealed]
392Rules of court [Repealed]
393Sittings of Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
394Appeals from Land Court [Repealed]
395Appeals from provisional determinations as to title to land [Repealed]
396Successive appeals in respect of same matter [Repealed]
397Powers of Land Appellate Court on appeal [Repealed]
398Dismissal of appeal for non-prosecution [Repealed]
399Variation deemed part of original order [Repealed]
400Orders of Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
401Witnesses and costs in Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
402Right of audience and contempt [Repealed]
403Enforcement of orders and charges [Repealed]
404Land Appellate Court may order surveys [Repealed]
405Order in Council declaring land to be free from customary title [Repealed]
406Validity of dispositions of land by the Crown [Repealed]
407Niuean customary title limited by high-water mark [Repealed]
408For certain purposes customary land to be deemed Crown land [Repealed]
409Investigation of title to customary land [Repealed]
410Niuean customs to be recognised [Repealed]
411Freehold orders [Repealed]
412Effect of freehold orders [Repealed]
413Tenancy in common [Repealed]
414Freehold orders in favour of persons deceased [Repealed]
415Jurisdiction to partition Niuean land [Repealed]
416Partition orders [Repealed]
417Apportionment of encumbrances on partition [Repealed]
418Mode of partition [Repealed]
419Land to be partitioned into suitable areas [Repealed]
420Combination of several areas of land for purpose of partition [Repealed]
421Payments by way of equality of partition [Repealed]
422Trustees on partition [Repealed]
423Encumbrances or undivided interests on partition [Repealed]
424Jurisdiction to effect exchange of Niuean land [Repealed]
425Exchange of freehold interests only [Repealed]
426Conditions of exchange [Repealed]
427Exchange for Crown land [Repealed]
428Effect of order of exchange [Repealed]
429Payment for equality of exchange [Repealed]
430Land obtained in exchange becomes Niuean land [Repealed]
431Removal on restrictions on alienation [Repealed]
432Alienation of customary land prohibited [Repealed]
433Alienation in fee simple prohibited [Repealed]
434Alienation for a longer period than 60 years prohibited [Repealed]
435Leases for public purposes or church purposes [Repealed]
436Land Court may make orders as to occupation of Niuean land [Repealed]
437Alienation by way of security prohibited [Repealed]
438Alienation of things growing on or attached to land deemed an alienation of land [Repealed]
439Disposition of life interest to be deemed an alienation of land [Repealed]
440Assignment of rents or profits prohibited [Repealed]
441Alienation by trustees of Niuean land [Repealed]
442Alienations must be in writing [Repealed]
443Execution of instruments out of Niue [Repealed]
444Execution of renewals of leases [Repealed]
445Confirmation necessary [Repealed]
446Application for confirmation [Repealed]
447Orders of confirmation [Repealed]
448Effect of confirmation [Repealed]
449Confirmation of inconsistent instruments [Repealed]
450Conditions of confirmation [Repealed]
451Alienation in pursuance of confirmed contracts [Repealed]
452Alteration of instruments on confirmation [Repealed]
453Validity and operation of confirmed instruments [Repealed]
454Alienation to the Crown [Repealed]
455Establishment of Niuean reservations [Repealed]
456Revocation or variation of reservation [Repealed]
457Reservations inalienable [Repealed]
458Management and control of reservations [Repealed]
459Niuean land not to be taken in execution [Repealed]
460Payment into Land Court of rents and other proceeds of alienations [Repealed]
461Application of this Part [Repealed]
462Cabinet of Ministers may cultivate land on behalf of owners [Repealed]
463Disposal of revenues received by Cabinet of Ministers [Repealed]
464Money to be paid out of or into Niue Government Account [Repealed]
465Resident Commissioner may delegate powers [Repealed]
466Interference and obstruction prohibited [Repealed]
467Regulations [Repealed]
468Interpretation [Repealed]
469Housing Improvement Fund [Repealed]
470Housing improvement scheme [Repealed]
471Rate of interest [Repealed]
472Security for advances other than to societies [Repealed]
473Advances to societies [Repealed]
474Repayment of advances [Repealed]
475Securities to be taken in name of Her Majesty [Repealed]
476Assignment of money as security may be irrevocable [Repealed]
477Alienation and assignment as security for advances [Repealed]
478Assignments of money from land vested in trustees [Repealed]
479Advances to be paid as Resident Commissioner directs [Repealed]
480Charging order may be made [Repealed]
481Discharge of charging orders [Repealed]
482Appointment of receiver to enforce charges [Repealed]
483Expenditure for protection of securities [Repealed]
484Vesting orders [Repealed]
485Duty on vesting orders [Repealed]
486Court may cancel vesting order [Repealed]
487Succession to interest under vesting order [Repealed]
488Land subject to mortgage or encumbrance [Repealed]
489Wills of Niueans [Repealed]
490Succession to deceased Niueans [Repealed]
491Niuean land not to vest in administrator [Repealed]
492Succession orders [Repealed]
493Effect of succession order [Repealed]
494Revocation of succession orders [Repealed]
495No action without succession order [Repealed]
496No alienation without succession order [Repealed]
497Niuean land not assets for payment of debts [Repealed]
498Estate of Niuean other than land to be assets for payment of debts [Repealed]
499Interest in Niuean land to include all things growing on or attached to land [Repealed]
500Definition of person under disability [Repealed]
501Trustee orders [Repealed]
502Matters to be set forth in trustee orders [Repealed]
503Appointment of new trustees [Repealed]
504Orders restricting powers of trustees [Repealed]
505Cancellation of trustee orders [Repealed]
506Determination of trustee orders [Repealed]
507Trust property not to vest in trustee [Repealed]
508Administration of property by trustee [Repealed]
509Alienation of property by trustee [Repealed]
510Powers of trustee [Repealed]
511Expenditure of revenues of trust property [Repealed]
512Enforcement of trusts [Repealed]
513Co-trustees must act jointly [Repealed]
514Remuneration of trustees [Repealed]
515Prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity [Repealed]
516Marriages to take place before marriage officer [Repealed]
517Marriage officer defined [Repealed]
518Appointment of marriage officers [Repealed]
519Offence [Repealed]
520Notice of marriage [Repealed]
521Mode of solemnisation [Repealed]
522Record of marriage [Repealed]
523Signature of record [Repealed]
524Transmission of record [Repealed]
525Minimum age of marriage [Repealed]
526Marriage of minors [Repealed]
527Offence by marriage officer [Repealed]
528Signature of false record by party or witness [Repealed]
529Misrepresentation as to facts to procure marriage [Repealed]
530Jurisdiction of High Court in divorce [Repealed]
531Nullity of marriage and dissolution of voidable marriage [Repealed]
532Limitation of jurisdiction [Repealed]
533Domicile and residence [Repealed]
534Grounds of divorce and jurisdiction of High Court [Repealed]
535Grounds of refusal of divorce [Repealed]
536Discretion to refuse decree in certain cases [Repealed]
537Co-respondent as a party [Repealed]
538Intervention [Repealed]
539Agreement no bar to divorce [Repealed]
540No appeal to Court of Appeal [Repealed]
541Remarriage of divorced persons [Repealed]
542Costs [Repealed]
543Order for maintenance of divorced wife [Repealed]
544Order as to custody of children [Repealed]
545Molestation of divorced wife by her husband [Repealed]
546Jurisdiction of Supreme Court [Repealed]
547Interpretation [Repealed]
548Jurisdiction of High Court [Repealed]
549Applications [Repealed]
550Jurisdiction discretionary [Repealed]
551Affiliation orders [Repealed]
552Evidence [Repealed]
553Maintenance order in favour of child born out of wedlock [Repealed]
554Maintenance order against father in favour of child [Repealed]
555Maintenance order against mother in favour of child [Repealed]
556Maintenance order against husband in favour of wife [Repealed]
557Maintenance order against wife in favour of husband [Repealed]
558Maintenance order against any person in favour of father or mother [Repealed]
559Disobedience to maintenance order [Repealed]
560Maintenance money a debt [Repealed]
561Order in favour of non-residents [Repealed]
562Order against non-residents [Repealed]
563Orders in absentia [Repealed]
564Repeated applications [Repealed]
565Payments not to be made in advance [Repealed]
566Cancellation, variation, and suspension of orders [Repealed]
567Payment of maintenance money [Repealed]
568Security for obedience to maintenance orders [Repealed]
569Operation of agreements [Repealed]
570Purport and duration of maintenance orders [Repealed]
571Order for past maintenance [Repealed]
572Leaving Niue while maintenance money in arrear [Repealed]
573Leaving Niue after affiliation order and before birth of child [Repealed]
574Leaving Niue with intent to disobey maintenance order [Repealed]
575Leaving Niue while failing to maintain wife [Repealed]
576Leaving Niue while failing to maintain child [Repealed]
577Leaving Niue with intent to desert wife or child [Repealed]
578Attempting to leave Niue [Repealed]
579Evidence of intent [Repealed]
580Adoption by Niuean custom invalid [Repealed]
581Adoption by Niuean custom before 1 April 1916 by parent dying before 5 December 1921 [Repealed]
582Validity of adoption registered before 1 April 1916 [Repealed]
583Orders of adoption [Repealed]
584Applications for adoption [Repealed]
585Who may be adopted [Repealed]
586Conditions of adoption [Repealed]
587Consent of natural parents required [Repealed]
588Adoptions by more than 1 person [Repealed]
589Annulment of orders of adoption [Repealed]
590Effect of adoption [Repealed]
591Effect of orders of adoption on interests in Niuean land [Repealed]
592Orders of adoption under Cook Islands Amendment Act 1921 [Repealed]
593High Court may make adoption orders [Repealed]
594Persons who may apply for adoption order [Repealed]
595Who may be adopted [Repealed]
596Restrictions on making adoption orders [Repealed]
597Consents to adoptions [Repealed]
598Effect of order of adoption [Repealed]
599Annulment of order of adoption [Repealed]
600Application by Medical Officer to High Court [Repealed]
601Medical certificates as to persons of unsound mind [Repealed]
602Order of medical custody [Repealed]
603Renewal of order [Repealed]
604Cancellation of order [Repealed]
605Discharge from custody [Repealed]
606Arrest and detention of persons committed to medical custody [Repealed]
607Treatment of person so detained [Repealed]
608Removal from Niue to New Zealand
609Conditions of removal
610Method of removal
611Admission to hospital of persons removed to New Zealand
612Administration of estates of persons of unsound mind [Repealed]
613No committee of estate of person of unsound mind [Repealed]
614Warrant for arrest of persons of unsound mind [Repealed]
615Arrest without warrant of persons of unsound mind [Repealed]
616Insane persons not to be tried for offences [Repealed]
617Detention of accused persons acquitted on ground of insanity [Repealed]
618Discharge [Repealed]
619Orders of medical custody
620The defence of insanity in criminal prosecutions [Repealed]
621Interpretation [Repealed]
621AImportation of intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
622Liquor control authority [Repealed]
623Manufacture of intoxicating liquor prohibited [Repealed]
624Importation of intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
625Cabinet of Ministers may import intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
626Offences as to intoxicating liquor illegally manufactured or imported [Repealed]
627Sale of intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
628Restrictions on giving intoxicating liquor to other persons [Repealed]
629Arrest of persons suspected of having illegally dealt with intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
630Seizure and forfeiture of intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
631Search warrant [Repealed]
632Persons found on premises deemed illegally dealing in intoxicating liquor [Repealed]
633Names of persons found on premises searched may be demanded [Repealed]
634Road defined [Repealed]
635Existing roads [Repealed]
636Proclamation of existing roads [Repealed]
637Proclamation of new roads [Repealed]
638Roads not to vest in the Crown [Repealed]
639Maintenance and control of roads [Repealed]
640Effect of freehold order on roads [Repealed]
641Roads laid out on portion or investigation of title [Repealed]
642Dedication of roads by Niueans [Repealed]
643Closing of roads [Repealed]
644Warrants as to roads to be gazetted [Repealed]
645Interpretation [Repealed]
646Cabinet of Ministers may acquire Niuean antiquities [Repealed]
647Niuean antiquities to be offered for sale before exportation [Repealed]
648Power to detain Niuean antiquities attempted to be exported [Repealed]
649Exporting Niuean antiquities without permission [Repealed]
650Power to remove antiquities in certain cases [Repealed]
651Right to copy of antiquities intended to be exported [Repealed]
652Cabinet of Ministers to decide what articles come under this Part [Repealed]
653Regulations [Repealed]
654Customs and Excise Act 1996 in force in Niue [Repealed]
655Niue Assembly may modify Tariff or substitute new Tariff [Repealed]
656Goods may be imported from New Zealand or Cook Islands free of duty [Repealed]
657Niue Assembly may impose duties in certain cases [Repealed]
658Actions and prosecutions in relation to Niue [Repealed]
660Appointments of employees [Repealed]
661Exemptions [Repealed]
662State Sector Act 1988 not applicable [Repealed]
663Delegation of powers [Repealed]
664Functions, powers, and duties of State Services Commission [Repealed]
665Public Service Regulations [Repealed]
666Payment of salary and allowances [Repealed]
667Bonds and deeds of covenant by employees or prospective employees [Repealed]
668Concurrent offices [Repealed]
669Employment in New Zealand Government Service and Niue Public Service
670Contribution to Government Superannuation Fund by employees of the Niue Public Service
671Employees of New Zealand Government Service seconded to Tokelau Islands Administration [Repealed]
672Law of England as in the year 1840 to be in force in Niue [Repealed]
673Jurisdiction of the High Court [Repealed]
674Common law and equity to be administered concurrently [Repealed]
675Statute law of New Zealand not applicable to Niue [Repealed]
676When enactment in force in Niue, amendments and regulations to be in force also [Repealed]
677Other enactments in force in Niue to be read subject to this Act [Repealed]
678Criminal procedure in Niue [Repealed]
679Interpretation Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
680Administration Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
681Arbitration Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
682Bills of Exchange Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
683Carriage of Goods Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
683ACharitable Trusts Act in force in Niue
684Personal Property Securities in force in Niue [Repealed]
684ACitizenship Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
685Sections 23, 25, and 26 of Control of Prices Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
686Copyright Act in force in Niue
687Deaths by Accidents Compensation Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
688Demise of the Crown Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
689Designs Act in force in Niue
689AMisuse of Drugs Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
690Incorporated Societies Act in force in Niue
691Industrial and Provident Societies Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
692Parts of Infants Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
693Marine Insurance Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
694Mercantile Law Act in force in Niue
695Merchandise Marks Act in force in Niue
696Occupiers Liability Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
697Partnership Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
698Patents Act in force in Niue
699Post Office Act in force in Niue
700Property Law Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
701Sale of Goods Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
701ASeal of New Zealand Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
702Trade Marks Act in force in Niue
703Trustee Act in force in Niue [Repealed]
704Wills Act Amendment Act 1852 in force in Niue [Repealed]
705Merchant Shipping Act (UK) not to apply to Niue [Repealed]
706Limitation of actions
707Legal status of married women [Repealed]
708Legitimacy [Repealed]
709Joint liability [Repealed]
710Contracts of guarantee [Repealed]
711Contracts [Repealed]
712Securities given by Niueans [Repealed]
713Employer’s liability [Repealed]
714Liability of owners of dogs [Repealed]
715Distress for rent abolished [Repealed]
716Libel and slander actionable without proof of special damage [Repealed]
717Calendar of Niue [Repealed]
718Time of day in Niue [Repealed]
719Statutory references to time [Repealed]
720Statutory declarations
721Execution of documents in Niue for use in New Zealand
722Taxes on Niuean land [Repealed]
723Bankruptcy [Repealed]
724Warrants of arrest [Repealed]
725Trespass ab initio [Repealed]
726Banking [Repealed]
727Sale of island products by Cabinet of Ministers on behalf of planters [Repealed]
728Certain officers to take oath of allegiance and judicial oath [Repealed]
729Cook Islands Act and amendments not to apply to Niue [Repealed]
730The High Court [Repealed]
731The Land Court [Repealed]
732The Land Appellate Court [Repealed]
733The Niue Public Service [Repealed]
734Customs [Repealed]
735Consequential amendments [Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend certain enactments of the Parliament of New Zealand relating to the Government and laws of Niue

Title: amended, on 1 January 1987, pursuant to section 29(2) of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).