Crown Research Institutes Act 1992

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Crown Research Institutes Act 1992

Public Act
1992 No 47
Date of assent
15 June 1992
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to bind the Crown
4Purpose of Crown Research Institutes
5Principles of operation
6Ministers and their role
7Directors and their role
8Appointment of chief executives [Repealed]
9Collective agreements
10Treaty of Waitangi
10AApplication of Crown Entities Act 2004 to Crown Research Institutes
11Establishment of Crown Research Institutes
12Provisions relating to Crown entity subsidiaries of Crown Research Institutes
13Acquisition of shares or interests in companies, trusts, and partnerships
14Further provisions relating to Ministers’ shareholding [Repealed]
15Powers of shareholding Ministers
16Statement of corporate intent
17Annual report, financial statements, and dividend
17AExtension of time limit for 2019/20 financial year reports and audits: COVID-19 [Repealed]
18Half-yearly reports
19Information to be laid before House of Representatives
20Other information
21Auditor-General to be auditor of Crown Research Institutes and subsidiaries
22Protection from disclosure of sensitive information
23Interpretation relating to transfer of assets and liabilities
24Transfer of Crown assets and liabilities to Crown Research Institutes
25Assets relating to land and interests in land may be transferred separately
26Further provisions relating to transfer of assets and liabilities
27Crown may continue to take benefit of provisions relating to compensation or liability
28Transfer of assets where certain terms and conditions prescribed by statute
29Provisions relating to transfer of land
30Modification of provisions of Public Works Act 1981
31Obligation to lodge caveat
32Transfer of land not to constitute a subdivision or development
33Land Settlement Promotion and Land Acquisition Act 1952 not to apply
34Uses deemed to be permitted activity [Repealed]
35Title to land
36Land certification
37Certification of easements
38Orders in Council relating to transfer of assets and liabilities
39Transfer of employees
40Protection of conditions of employment upon transfer
41Employment of transferred employees deemed to be continuous
42Saving of certain transactions
43Prime Minister may give directions to Crown Research Institutes
44Compensation may be paid to Crown Research Institutes
45Archives Act 1957 to apply [Repealed]
46Amendments and repeal
47Amendments to Scientific and Industrial Research Act 1974 [Repealed]
48Repeal of Scientific and Industrial Research Act 1974
49Amendments to Fertilisers Act 1982

An Act to provide for the formation of Crown-owned companies to undertake scientific research and other related activities, and to provide for matters incidental thereto