Reprint as at 30 January 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Wheat Industry Research Levies Act 1989

Public Act
1989 No 64
Date of assent
17 August 1989
see section 1(2)

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
3Act to bind the Crown
4Levies for research purposes
5No levy payable where flour or wheatmeal rejected by purchaser
6Determination of rates of levies
7Computation of levies
8Maximum rates of levies
9Referendum on rates of certain levies
10Notification of rates of levies
11Recovery of levies
12Collection of levies
13Bakers Association may arrange for collection of levy by New Zealand Customs Service
14New Zealand Customs Service to supply Bakers Association with information on imports of flour and wheatmeal
15Liability of producer to cease when levy deducted from purchase price
16Invoice to be issued
17Research Trust Accounts
18Investment of levies
19Collection fees
20Trust in relation to levies
21Expenditure of levies
22Power to inspect documents and obtain information
23Report on exercise of powers to inspect documents and obtain information
24Disclosure of information obtained pursuant to power to inspect documents and obtain information
25Auditing of Research Trust Accounts
26Report on expenditure of levies
27Copies of audited accounts, statements of financial position, and auditor’s report to be made available on request
28Wheatgrowing, Flourmilling, and Baking Research Liaison Committee
29Functions of Committee
30Review of operation of Act
31Members of Committee to hold office during pleasure
33Procedure of Committee
34Operating expenses of Committee
36Repeals and revocation
37Transitional provisions relating to levies collected or payable on commencement of this Act
38Transitional provisions relating to rates of levies
Reprint notes

An Act to provide money for research into the growing of wheat and the manufacture of wheat into flour, bread, and other products by imposing levies on persons and organisations engaged in wheat growing, flourmilling, baking, and related industries