5 Term of office of Ombudsmen


Except as otherwise provided in this Act, every Ombudsman shall hold office for a term of 5 years.


Unless his office sooner becomes vacant, every person appointed as an Ombudsman shall hold office until his successor is appointed. Every such person may from time to time be reappointed.


Any Ombudsman may at any time resign his office by writing addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or to the Prime Minister if there is no Speaker or the Speaker is absent from New Zealand, and (except in the case of an Ombudsman appointed under section 8) shall so resign his office on attaining the age of 72 years.

Compare: 1962 No 10 s 4