Standards Act 1988

  • repealed
  • Standards Act 1988: repealed, on 1 March 2016, by section 46(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).

Reprint as at 1 March 2016

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Standards Act 1988

Public Act
1988 No 5
Date of assent
12 March 1988
see section 1(2)

Standards Act 1988: repealed, on 1 March 2016, by section 46(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).


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 Business, Innovation, and Employment.


1Short Title and commencement
2AAct binds the Crown
3Standards Council continued in existence
4Membership of Council
5Term of office of members [Repealed]
6Vacation of office [Repealed]
7Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson [Repealed]
8Meetings of Council [Repealed]
9Remuneration and travelling allowances [Repealed]
10Functions of Council
11Additional powers of Council
12Officers and employees of Council [Repealed]
13Superannuation and retiring allowances
14Personal liability of members, etc [Repealed]
15Funds and resources of Council [Repealed]
16Bank accounts [Repealed]
17Investment and borrowing [Repealed]
18Local authorities and public bodies may contribute to Council’s funds
19Accounts [Repealed]
19ACrown entity [Repealed]
20Exemption from taxation
21Annual report [Repealed]
22Regulations, etc, may be made by referring to or incorporating New Zealand standards
23Citation of New Zealand standards
24References to New Zealand standards in other Acts, etc
25Proof of New Zealand standards
27Amendment to Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977 [Repealed]
28Amendment to Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 [Repealed]
29Consequential amendment to Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968 [Repealed]
30Consequential amendment to Public Bodies Contracts Act 1959 [Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to standards; and to repeal the Standards Act 1965