Age of Majority Act 1970

4 Age of majority


For all the purposes of the law of New Zealand a person shall attain full age on attaining the age of 20 years.


In the absence of a definition or of any indication of a contrary intention, the expressions adult, full age, infant, infancy, minor, minority, full capacity, majority, and similar expressions in any enactment or instrument shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1).


This section shall not affect any reference in any enactment or instrument to an age expressed in years.