Seal of New Zealand Act 1977

Reprint as at 1 March 1977

Seal of New Zealand Act 1977

Public Act1977 No 1
Date of assent28 February 1977
Commencement28 February 1977


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

An Act to assent to the establishment, design, and use of a seal to be known as the Seal of New Zealand and to provide for matters incidental thereto

  • Preamble

    Whereas certain instruments in relation to New Zealand or in relation to New Zealand and other territories for whose foreign relations Her Majesty's Government in New Zealand is responsible are in some cases sealed with the Seal known as the Public Seal of New Zealand and in other cases with the Great Seal of the United Kingdom or one of the lesser United Kingdom seals including the signets and the cachet: And whereas it is proposed that a seal, to be known as the Seal of New Zealand, be established and used for the sealing of all such instruments and that provision be made in respect of such seal as hereinafter appears: And whereas the Government of the Cook Islands and the Government of Niue have concurred in the proposals.