Television New Zealand Act 2003

Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Television New Zealand Act 2003

Public Act
 
2003 No 1
Date of assent
 
27 February 2003
Commencement
 
see section 2
Note

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 for Culture and Heritage.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose of Act
4Interpretation
5Meaning of maintaining commercial performance
6Act binds the Crown
7TVNZ ceases to be State enterprise [Repealed]
8Separation of transmission business [Repealed]
9Implementation of separation proposal by Order in Council [Repealed]
10Transitional provisions [Repealed]
11Responsibilities of shareholding Ministers [Repealed]
12Functions of TVNZ
13TVNZ board [Repealed]
14Duties of TVNZ board [Repealed]
15Ministers to hold all shares in TVNZ [Repealed]
16Authorising Crown shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]
17Further provisions relating to Ministers’ shareholding in TVNZ [Repealed]
18Change in name of TVNZ
19Shares or interests of TVNZ in bodies corporate or interests in associations [Repealed]
20Application of Crown Entities Act 2004
21Auditor-General is auditor of TVNZ [Repealed]
22Information required in annual report for TVNZ [Repealed]
23Additional information requirements for statement of intent [Repealed]
24Half-year financial statements
25Protection from disclosure of sensitive information [Repealed]
26Responsible Minister [Repealed]
27Powers of shareholding Ministers
28Shareholding Ministers must not give certain directions
29Directions and compliance costs
29AInterpretation
29BPurpose of this Part
29CArchived works may be screened
29DRights of persons with interest in archived work to cease
29EOverview of scheme under this subpart
29FNotices advising that archived work to be screened
29GTVNZ Archived Works Fund
29HContingency account
29IRegistration to participate in scheme
29JConfirmation of registration
29KTVNZ to assess entitlement and make payment from Fund
29LReview process to be established
29MApplication for review
29NDetermination of application for review
29OEffect of review decision
29PApplications from persons unable to register to participate in scheme
29QRegulations
29RResidual funds
29SReview of Part
30Consequential amendments to enactments
31Consequential repeal
32Superannuation or retiring allowances [Repealed]
33Existing Government Superannuation Fund members
34Transfer of land from TVNZ to THL
35Shareholder continuity
36Savings of certain transactions
Notes
 
1 Title

This Act is the Television New Zealand Act 2003.

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Purpose of Act

The purpose of this Act is to—

(a)

provide for the functions of TVNZ, the Crown entity responsible for conducting a television and digital media business; and

(b)

ensure that TVNZ carries out its functions and maintains its commercial performance; and

(ba)

establish a process that will enable TVNZ to screen, in specified circumstances, programmes made before 27 May 1989 and held in the TVNZ Archive; and

(c)

provide for the governance of the Crown entity, including reporting requirements and the role of shareholding Ministers in addition to the provisions contained in the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 3(a): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 4 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 3(b): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 4 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 3(ba): inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 4 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 3(c): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

4 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

content means the audio and visual material screened on any delivery platform by TVNZ in carrying out its functions, and includes both text and still pictures

delivery platform means any technical method for screening content

digital media means any digital technology by which content is produced and screened

GAAP means generally accepted accounting practice (as defined in section 136 of the Crown Entities Act 2004)

programme

(a)

means sounds or visual images, or a combination of sounds and visual images, intended to—

(i)

inform, enlighten, or entertain:

(ii)

promote the interests of any person:

(iii)

promote any product or service; but

(b)

does not include visual images, whether or not combined with sounds, that consist predominantly of alphanumeric text

screen means to make content available on any delivery platform

services means any means by which content is compiled and screened

shareholding Ministers has the same meaning as in section 10 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

State enterprise means an organisation that is named in Schedule 1 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986; and includes a subsidiary of such an organisation

subsidiary means a company within the meaning of section 5 of the Companies Act 1993

THL means the company Kordia Group Limited (formerly known as Transmission Holdings Limited)

TVNZ means the company known as Television New Zealand Limited.

Section 4 content: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 Crown entity: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4 delivery platform: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 digital media: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 equal employment opportunities programme: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4 GAAP: amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4 good employer: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4 programme: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 screen: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 services: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 4 shareholding Ministers: substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 4 THL: amended, on 22 March 2007, by clause 6 of the State-Owned Enterprises (Kordia Group Limited) Order 2007 (SR 2007/17).

Section 4 TVNZ: substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 5(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

5 Meaning of maintaining commercial performance

For the purposes of this Act, a company is maintaining its commercial performance if—

(a)

it operates in a financially responsible manner so that it maintains its financial viability; and

(b)

its activities generate, on the basis of GAAP, an adequate rate of return on shareholders’ funds; and

(c)

it is operating as a successful going concern.

6 Act binds the Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

Part 2 Structure and shareholdings of TVNZ and transmission business

7 TVNZ ceases to be State enterprise
[Repealed]

Section 7: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 12(a) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

8 Separation of transmission business
[Repealed]

Section 8: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 12(b) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

9 Implementation of separation proposal by Order in Council
[Repealed]

Section 9: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 12(c) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

10 Transitional provisions
[Repealed]

Section 10: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 12(d) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

11 Responsibilities of shareholding Ministers
[Repealed]

Section 11: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

12 Functions of TVNZ

(1)

The functions of TVNZ are to be a successful national television and digital media company providing a range of content and services on a choice of delivery platforms and maintaining its commercial performance.

(2)

In carrying out its functions, TVNZ must provide high-quality content that—

(a)

is relevant to, and enjoyed and valued by, New Zealand audiences; and

(b)

encompasses both New Zealand and international content and reflects Māori perspectives.

(3)

TVNZ’s services must include the provision of channels that are free of charge and available to audiences throughout New Zealand.

Section 12: substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 6 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

13 TVNZ board
[Repealed]

Section 13: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

14 Duties of TVNZ board
[Repealed]

Section 14: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

15 Ministers to hold all shares in TVNZ
[Repealed]

Section 15: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

16 Authorising Crown shareholding in TVNZ
[Repealed]

Section 16: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

17 Further provisions relating to Ministers’ shareholding in TVNZ
[Repealed]

Section 17: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

18 Change in name of TVNZ

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the shareholding Ministers, amend any enactment by omitting from it the name of TVNZ and substituting some other name.

(2)

The shareholding Ministers must not recommend the making of an order in respect of a change of name of TVNZ unless satisfied that the change of name has been registered at the Companies Office in accordance with section 23 of the Companies Act 1993.

(3)

An order under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Compare: 1986 No 124 s 30A

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 18(3): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

19 Shares or interests of TVNZ in bodies corporate or interests in associations
[Repealed]

Section 19: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Part 3 Reporting

20 Application of Crown Entities Act 2004

(1)

TVNZ is a Crown entity for the purposes of section 7 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(2)

The Crown Entities Act 2004 applies to TVNZ except to the extent that this Act expressly provides otherwise.

Section 20: substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

21 Auditor-General is auditor of TVNZ
[Repealed]

Section 21: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

22 Information required in annual report for TVNZ
[Repealed]

Section 22: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 7 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

23 Additional information requirements for statement of intent
[Repealed]

Section 23: repealed, on 23 July 2011, by section 7 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

24 Half-year financial statements

In addition to the annual financial statements required to be prepared under section 154 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, TVNZ must, within 2 months after the end of the first 6 months of each financial year, prepare financial statements for that half-year in accordance with GAAP.

Section 24: amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

25 Protection from disclosure of sensitive information
[Repealed]

Section 25: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

26 Responsible Minister
[Repealed]

Section 26: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Part 4 Ministers and editorial independence

27 Powers of shareholding Ministers

(1)

The shareholding Ministers may, by written notice to the TVNZ board, determine the amount of dividend to be paid by TVNZ to the Crown in respect of any financial year or years.

(2)

[Repealed]

(3)

Before giving any notice under subsection (1), the shareholding Ministers must have regard to the functions of TVNZ, and section 115 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 applies.

Section 27(1): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 8(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 27(2): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 27(3): amended, on 23 July 2011, by section 8(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 27(3): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

28 Shareholding Ministers must not give certain directions

(1)

No shareholding Minister or any other Minister, and no person acting by or on behalf of or at the direction of a shareholding Minister or any other Minister, may give a direction to TVNZ or to any of its subsidiaries, or to any director or officer or employee of TVNZ or of any of its subsidiaries, in respect of—

(a)

any programme or other content; or

(b)

any allegation or complaint relating to a programme or other content; or

(c)

the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of any current affairs programme or content; or

(d)

standards administered under the Broadcasting Act 1989.

(2)

No director of TVNZ or of any of its subsidiaries may be removed for any reason relating to—

(a)

any programme or other content; or

(b)

any allegation or complaint relating to a programme or other content; or

(c)

the gathering or presentation of news or the preparation or presentation of any current affairs programme or content; or

(d)

the responsibility of TVNZ or any of its subsidiaries for compliance with standards administered under the Broadcasting Act 1989.

(2A)

This section applies regardless of the type of delivery platform TVNZ uses to deliver any programmes or other content.

(3)

Section 97(g) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 does not apply to TVNZ.

Compare: 1988 No 162 s 7

Section 28(1)(a): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(1)(b): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(1)(c): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(1)(d): added, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(1) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(2)(a): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(2)(b): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(2)(c): substituted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(2)(d): added, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(2) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(2A): inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 9(3) of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 28(3): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

29 Directions and compliance costs

(1)

Every direction given under section 27 of this Act or section 147 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 must be accompanied by a statement of the estimated expenditure to be incurred and revenue to be forgone by TVNZ or any of its subsidiaries.

(2)

Every direction and its accompanying statement of the estimated expenditure and revenue forgone must be presented by either of the shareholding Ministers to the House of Representatives and published in the Gazette as soon as practicable after giving the direction.

Section 29(1): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Section 29(2): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Part  4A TVNZ archived works

Part 4A: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Subpart 1—Preliminary provisions

Subpart 1: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29A Interpretation

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

archived work

(a)

means a programme made by the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand or its predecessors—

(i)

on or at any time before 27 May 1989; and

(ii)

held in the TVNZ Archive; and

(iii)

in which TVNZ now holds sole copyright; and

(b)

includes an archived work that comprises a series of episodes

chief executive means the chief executive of the department of State that is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, responsible for the administration of this Act

episodes means the series of episodes that make up an archived work

Māori Television Service means the service established by the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003

Minister means the Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Part

NZ On Screen means the Internet site established by the charitable trust NZ On Screen Trust to screen content

person with an interest in an archived work

(a)

means a person, or the estate of a person,—

(i)

contracted for one of the categories listed in clause 1(a) to (d) of Schedule 3 for the purpose of making an archived work; or

(ii)

who is within the category referred to in clause 1(e) of Schedule 3; but

(b)

excludes an employee of the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand or its predecessors

reviewer means a person appointed as a member of a panel of reviewers under section 29L for the purposes of subpart 4

scheme means the scheme provided for by subpart 3

screen has the same meaning as in section 4

TVNZ Archive means the archive that is a wholly owned subsidiary of TVNZ

TVNZ Archived Works Fund and Fund mean the fund that must be established under section 29G.

Section 29A: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29B Purpose of this Part

The purpose of this Part is to enable TVNZ to screen archived works in accordance with the provisions of this Part while also providing a fair and reasonable process to recognise, by compensatory payments made under subpart 3, the rights that persons with an interest in an archived work would have had, but for this Part.

Section 29B: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Subpart 2—Screening of archived works

Subpart 2: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

TVNZ’s right to screen archived works

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29C Archived works may be screened

(1)

Provided that TVNZ complies with the requirements of this Part, it may—

(a)

screen an archived work on as many occasions as it considers appropriate, but only on or by—

(i)

the channels that TVNZ owns at any time:

(ii)

the TVNZ Ondemand Internet site:

(iii)

agreement between TVNZ and the provider of a delivery platform for the supply of content:

(b)

grant the Māori Television Service the right to screen an archived work under any arrangement agreed between that service and TVNZ:

(c)

enter into an arrangement with NZ On Screen in respect of a work that has previously been screened by TVNZ or the Māori Television Service under this section.

(2)

An archived work—

(a)

must be screened under this section free of charge to the viewer; but

(b)

must not be—

(i)

screened between the hours of 6 pm and 10.30 pm on any day of the week on channels TV1 and TV2 of TVNZ; or

(ii)

subject to a licence that is sold for profit by TVNZ to screen on any other platform (though this is without prejudice to TVNZ recovering its reasonable costs in making the work available for screening on another platform).

Section 29C: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29D Rights of persons with interest in archived work to cease

(1)

This section applies only to rights in respect of an archived work that are—

(a)

contractual rights; or

(b)

rights arising under the Copyright Act 1994, other than—

(i)

moral rights; or

(ii)

performers’ rights.

(2)

The rights of a person with an interest in an archived work—

(a)

are not infringed if the archived work is screened in accordance with section 29C; and

(b)

are substituted by the rights provided for by the rest of this Part.

(3)

To avoid doubt, any rights of a person with an interest in an archived work continue in relation to that work if, and to the extent that, that work is screened other than as provided for by section 29C.

Section 29D: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Subpart 3—Scheme

Subpart 3: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Overview of subpart

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29E Overview of scheme under this subpart

(1)

In order to promote the purpose of this Part, TVNZ must ensure that—

(a)

notices of the screening of archived works are given in accordance with section 29F; and

(b)

the scheme provided for in this subpart is administered in such a way as to meet the obligations arising under this subpart.

(2)

The obligations are to—

(a)

ensure that the Fund is established and money paid into it, in accordance with section 29G; and

(b)

ensure that the contingency account required by section 29H is established and, in a financial year, that a sum is paid into it that is equal to no less than 10% of the total sum held in the Fund; and

(c)

assess the entitlement of persons and make payments in accordance with section 29K.

Section 29E: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Notices of screening of archived works

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29F Notices advising that archived work to be screened

(1)

TVNZ must give public notice advising that an archived work is to be screened and inviting persons with an interest in a specified archived work to register to participate in the scheme.

(2)

The public notice must include—

(a)

details of the archived work to be screened; and

(b)

the date on which the work is first to be screened, which must not be earlier than the date that is 4 months after the date of this public notice; and

(c)

information about the scheme set up under this subpart and how a person with an interest in the specified archived work may register to participate in the scheme under section 29I; and

(d)

the date by which a person must register, which may be any time up to 1 month after the date on which—

(i)

the archived work is first screened; or

(ii)

if the archived work comprises a series of episodes, the last episode of the series is first screened.

(3)

A public notice must be published at least once—

(a)

on an Internet site or other delivery platform operated by TVNZ; and

(b)

in each major metropolitan newspaper in New Zealand; and

(c)

in any relevant industry or guild publication.

(4)

TVNZ must also ensure that the information required by subsection (5) accompanies—

(a)

the first screening of an archived work; or

(b)

the first screening of each episode of an archived work; or

(c)

an archived work, in the case of an archived work available for screening on demand, from the time that the work is first available until the date when registration closes, as notified under subsection (2)(d).

(5)

The information required must advise any person with an interest in the work who has not already registered—

(a)

of the scheme set up under this subpart; and

(b)

how to register for the scheme; and

(c)

of the date by which registration must be made (which must be the date notified under subsection (2)(d)).

Section 29F: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Funds that must be established for purposes of scheme

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29G TVNZ Archived Works Fund

(1)

The TVNZ Archived Works Fund (the Fund) must be established for the purposes of the scheme administered under this subpart.

(2)

TVNZ must ensure that at all times the Fund contains, in relation to an archived work to be screened in accordance with section 29C, a sum determined on the basis of the market value of that work.

(3)

For the purpose of subsection (2), the chief executive must, after consultation with TVNZ, appoint as an assessor an independent person with the appropriate expertise to assess the market value of an archived work.

(4)

The market value of an archived work that is to be screened in accordance with section 29C must be assessed at the time of its screening under that section.

(5)

In making an assessment of the market value of an archived work, the assessor must have regard to the uses permitted for that work by this Part.

Section 29G: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29H Contingency account

(1)

A contingency fund (the contingency account) must be established.

(2)

TVNZ must ensure that, on an annual basis, a sum that is equal to no less than 10% of the total amount held in the Fund in that financial year is paid into the contingency account.

(3)

The contingency account is to be held for the purposes of meeting—

(a)

any payments required as a result of determinations made by reviewers under section 29N; and

(b)

the costs, including the administrative costs, associated with any review conducted under subpart 4.

Section 29H: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Participation in scheme

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29I Registration to participate in scheme

(1)

A person with an interest in an archived work in respect of which notices are given under section 29F may apply to register to participate in the scheme in relation to that work.

(2)

The application must be made in the prescribed form and manner, and must include evidence—

(a)

of the person’s interest in accordance with the categories set out in clause 1 of Schedule 3; and

(b)

that the person was engaged under a contract with the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand or its predecessors before 27 May 1989 to provide services associated with the creation, production, or performance of the relevant archived work; and

(c)

that the person did provide the services to which the contract applied.

Section 29I: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29J Confirmation of registration

(1)

TVNZ must ensure that, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the closing date for registration for an archived work, a determination is made and written notice given to persons who seek to register, advising the person, as appropriate, that the person’s registration—

(a)

is accepted and that an assessment will be made in accordance with section 29K; or

(b)

is declined and the reasons for that decision.

(2)

In the case of a person whose registration is declined, advice must also be given of the right of review of that decision under subpart 4, how to apply for review, and the date by which an application must be made (which must be the same as the date notified under section 29K(4)).

Section 29J: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29K TVNZ to assess entitlement and make payment from Fund

(1)

Not later than 20 working days after the closing date for registration in relation to an archived work, TVNZ must assess the entitlement of each person whose registration is accepted under section 29J(1)(a).

(2)

Assessments must be calculated—

(a)

on the basis of the categories set out in clause 1 of Schedule 3; and

(b)

in accordance with the formula set out in clause 3 of Schedule 3 for determining each person’s share of the Fund in relation to the relevant archived work.

(3)

TVNZ must notify each person in writing of that person’s assessment and make the payment in full accordingly.

(4)

When notice is given under subsection (3), advice must also be given of the right of review under subpart 4, how to apply for review, and the date by which an application must be made (which must not be later than 20 working days after the date of the notice).

Section 29K: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Subpart 4—Review

Subpart 4: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29L Review process to be established

(1)

The chief executive must appoint a panel of reviewers the members of which are to determine applications for review under section 29M.

(2)

Reviewers must be persons who are recognised as experts with the knowledge, experience, and qualifications that are relevant to the review function under this subpart.

(3)

In carrying out a review, a reviewer must—

(a)

regulate his or her own procedure; and

(b)

act judicially.

(4)

A reviewer may not be held personally liable for any determination made in good faith under this subpart.

(5)

Reviewers are entitled—

(a)

to receive remuneration not within paragraph (b) for services as reviewers at a rate and of a kind determined by the chief executive in accordance with the fees framework; and

(b)

in accordance with the fees framework, to be reimbursed for actual and reasonable travelling and other expenses incurred in carrying out the office of a reviewer.

(6)

For the purposes of this section, fees framework means the framework determined by the Government from time to time for the classification and remuneration of statutory and other bodies in which the Crown has an interest.

Section 29L: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Review procedures

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29M Application for review

(1)

The following persons may apply for review under this subpart:

(a)

a person whose registration was declined under section 29J(1)(b); or

(b)

a person who is dissatisfied with an assessment made under section 29K.

(2)

Application must be made—

(a)

in the prescribed form and manner; and

(b)

not later than the date notified under section 29K(4).

(3)

Application for review may be made only on the grounds that TVNZ,—

(a)

in the case of a person whose registration to participate in the scheme was declined, failed properly to assess the evidence of that person’s role in the archived work; or

(b)

in the case of a person who is dissatisfied with an assessment,—

(i)

attributed the wrong category of interest to that person under clause 1 of Schedule 3; or

(ii)

incorrectly applied the formula set out in clause 3 of Schedule 3 to determine that person’s share of the Fund in relation to the relevant work.

(4)

An application for review must include all the evidence necessary to establish, as the case may be,—

(a)

why the person’s registration to participate in the scheme ought to have been accepted; or

(b)

what the applicant alleges is the correct assessment.

Section 29M: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29N Determination of application for review

(1)

In determining an application for review, a reviewer—

(a)

must take into account all the relevant information that was before TVNZ for the purpose of making a decision under section 29J or an assessment under section 29K; and

(b)

may take into account any new evidence that it is satisfied assists with determining whether the person’s registration ought to have been accepted or what the appropriate assessment ought to have been, as the case may be.

(2)

If a reviewer is satisfied that there is no or insufficient evidence on which to change the decision on registration or the assessment by TVNZ, as the case may be, the reviewer must confirm the decision or assessment.

(3)

Subsection (4) applies if the reviewer is satisfied—

(a)

that a person’s registration ought to have been accepted under section 29J(1)(a); or

(b)

that an assessment was not made in accordance with section 29K(2).

(4)

After taking into account all the relevant circumstances, the reviewer must calculate the assessment in the manner provided for in section 29K(2), as the reviewer determines is reasonable in the circumstances, and remit the matter to TVNZ for payment from the contingency account.

(5)

A reviewer must provide a copy of a determination, with reasons, to the applicant and to TVNZ.

Section 29N: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29O Effect of review decision

(1)

TVNZ must ensure that the sum (if any) required by the determination of a reviewer is paid to the applicant from the contingency account.

(2)

The determination of a reviewer is final.

Section 29O: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Circumstance in which other relief may be sought

Heading: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29P Applications from persons unable to register to participate in scheme

(1)

A person may apply under this subpart for review if that person, for reasons beyond his or her control, was unable to register to participate in the scheme until after the close of the period for registration notified under section 29F.

(2)

An application under this section—

(a)

must be made not later than 2 years after the date of the first notice given under section 29F(1) in relation to the relevant archived work; and

(b)

must be made in the form and manner approved for the purpose; and

(c)

must include—

(i)

the information required by section 29I(2); and

(ii)

the evidence necessary to establish that the person was unable to register to participate in the scheme in accordance with notice given under section 29F(1).

(3)

If the reviewer is satisfied that the applicant meets the requirements of subsections (1) and (2), the reviewer must assess the applicant’s entitlement—

(a)

on the basis of that person’s category of interest under clause 1 of Schedule 3; and

(b)

in accordance with the formula set out in clause 3 of Schedule 3.

(4)

After taking into account the particular circumstances of the case, the reviewer must determine the amount to be paid (if any) from the contingency fund in lieu of that person’s participation in the scheme.

(5)

A determination by a reviewer under subsection (4) is final.

Section 29P: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Subpart 5—Miscellaneous

Subpart 5: added, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29Q Regulations

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister and after consultation with TVNZ, make regulations to—

(a)

provide for other platforms or channels or new methods by which archived works may be made available for public viewing:

(b)

if circumstances so require, add new criteria for any assessment under section 29K, or amend or cancel criteria:

(c)

add to or amend the categories provided for in clause 1 of Schedule 3:

(d)

vary the proportion of the total sum of money available in relation to an archived work for a category of interest, as set out in clause 2 of Schedule 3:

(e)

vary the method of calculating the share of the total sum of money payable to each person with an interest in an archived work, as set out in clause 3 of Schedule 3:

(f)

prescribe forms to be used under subparts 3 and 4:

(g)

provide for the procedures to be followed by a reviewer under subpart 4:

(h)

provide for any other matters contemplated by this Part, or necessary for its administration or for giving it full effect.

(2)

Regulations under this section are secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 29Q: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Section 29Q(2): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

29R Residual funds

If, in any financial year, there is residual money in the Fund or in the contingency account, that money may be applied—

(a)

to the contingency account for the following financial year; or

(b)

for the maintenance of the TVNZ Archive.

Section 29R: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

29S Review of Part

(1)

As soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of 2 years from the date of the first notice given under section 29F, the chief executive must ensure that a review is commenced and a report prepared that—

(a)

reviews the operation of this Part since the date of its commencement; and

(b)

considers whether any amendments to this Part are necessary or desirable (including an amendment to require further periodic reports).

(2)

Not later than 3 years from the date of the first notice referred to in subsection (1), the chief executive must provide a copy of the report to the Minister who must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, present a copy of the report to the House of Representatives.

Section 29S: inserted, on 23 July 2011, by section 10 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

Part 5 Miscellaneous

30 Consequential amendments to enactments

The enactments listed in Schedule 1 are amended in the manner indicated in that schedule.

31 Consequential repeal

The State-Owned Enterprises Amendment Act (No 4) 1988 is repealed.

32 Superannuation or retiring allowances
[Repealed]

Section 32: repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

33 Existing Government Superannuation Fund members

(1)

A person who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, is an employee of TVNZ or a TVNZ subsidiary and a contributor to the Government Superannuation Fund under Part 2 or Part 2A of the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 is, for the purposes of that Act, deemed to be employed in the Government service so long as that person continues to be an employee of TVNZ or a subsidiary of TVNZ, and that Act applies to that person in all respects as if that person’s service as an employee of TVNZ or a TVNZ subsidiary were in the Government service.

(2)

Nothing in subsection (1) entitles a person to become a contributor to the Government Superannuation Fund after that person has ceased to be a contributor.

(3)

For the purposes of applying the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 under subsection (1), controlling authority, in relation to that employee, means TVNZ or a TVNZ subsidiary.

34 Transfer of land from TVNZ to THL

(1)

Despite any other enactment or rule of law, on any day on or after the commencement of this Act, TVNZ may transfer to THL or to any of its subsidiaries the areas of land listed in Schedule 2 for the consideration that is determined between TVNZ and THL.

(2)

Nothing in sections 40 to 42 of the Public Works Act 1981 applies to the transfer of land from TVNZ to THL or to any of its subsidiaries under this Act, but sections 40 to 42 of that Act will, after that transfer, apply to the land as if THL or any of its subsidiaries were the Crown and the land had not been transferred under this Act.

(3)

The Governor-General may, from time to time, by Order in Council,—

(a)

amend Schedule 2 by including additional areas of land in the list in that schedule:

(b)

otherwise amend Schedule 2, or revoke that schedule, and substitute a new schedule.

(4)

An order under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 34(3): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

35 Shareholder continuity

The structural changes to TVNZ and the transmission business set out in sections 7 to 9 do not constitute a breach in shareholder continuity for the purposes of the Income Tax Act 2007.

Section 35: amended, on 1 April 2008, pursuant to section ZA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97).

36 Savings of certain transactions

A failure by TVNZ to comply with section 12 or any statement of corporate intent or statement of intent does not affect the validity or enforceability of any deed, agreement, right, or obligation entered into, obtained, or incurred by TVNZ or any of its subsidiaries.

Section 36: amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).

Schedule 1 Consequential amendments

s 30

Broadcasting Act 1989 (1989 No 25)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986 (1986 No 124)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Schedule 2 Land to be transferred from TVNZ to THL

s 34(1), (3)(a), (b)

DescriptionArea (more or less)Title document
North Auckland Land District
Lot 1, Deposited Plan 113371 and Sections 1, 2, and 3 on Survey Office Plan 458959.4906 hectaresCertificate of Title 63D/289
Section 14, Block III Tangihua Survey District98.685 hectaresCertificate of Title 241/300
Part Lots 3 and 4, Deposited Plan 8837, allotment 566, Parish of Waipareira1.6890 hectaresCertificate of Title 9B/564
Allotment 550, Parish of Waipareira440 square metresCertificate of Title 3A/1104
South Auckland Land District
Part Rotomahana Parekarangi 3A 3B 5A block1 184 square metresCertificate of Title 12D/123
Hawkes Bay Land District
Blocks VII and XI, Te Mata Survey District, being Part Lot 24, Deeds Plan 107, more particularly described on Survey Office Plan 64862.3435 hectaresCertificate of Title F2/719
Block XI, Te Mata Survey District being Part Lot 4 and Parts of Lot 5, Deeds Plan 713, being part Block 12, Te Mata Crown Grant, District Part Te Wharau, and part Kohinurakau Blocks3.9337 hectaresCertificate of Title E4/1121
Wellington Land District
Lot 1, Deposited Plan 618583 350 square metresCertificate of Title 31A/317
Situated partly in the City of Wellington and partly in Blocks III Port Nicholson Survey District and Block XI Belmont Survey District, being part section 135 Ohariu District and being also Lot 2 Deposited Plan 2754229.29 hectaresCertificate of Title 10A/838
Situated in the City of Wellington, being Part Section 94, Ohariu District6.0275 hectaresCertificate of Title 13C/999
City of Wanganui, Section 351, Right Bank Wanganui River2.2763 hectaresCertificate of Title 12C/965
County of Masterton, Lot 1 Deposited Plan 593786 999 square metresCertificate of Title 32A/765
Nelson Land District
City of Nelson, Section 31 Block ‘D’, Wakatu District1 801 square metresCertificate of Title 3C/881
Westland Land District
Rural Section 5640, Block I, Cobden Survey District600 square metresLease 5C/829
Canterbury Land District
Block VIII Part Run 284, Waihao Survey District11.5158 hectaresCertificate of Title 8F/956
Otago Land District
Section 68 Block II, Cairnhill Survey District2.2210 hectaresLease 10A/399
Section 48, Block IX, Tarras Survey District4 800 square metresLease 9A/222
Section 1, Block IV, Naseby Survey District6 650 square metresLease 8D/701
Sections 31 and 32, Block I and Section 31 Block IV, Kuriwao District51.3154 hectaresCertificate of Title 3B/435
Southland Land District
Lot 2, Deposited Plan 8310, being Part Section 65 Block VI Waimumu Hundred13.0840 hectaresCertificate of Title 5A/398

Schedule 3 Payments from TVNZ Archived Works Fund

ss 29A, 29I, 29K

Schedule 3: added, on 23 July 2011, by section 11 of the Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 52).

1 Categories applicable to persons with interest in archived work

For the purpose of making an assessment under section 29K of a registered person’s interest in an archived work, TVNZ must determine, on the evidence provided by that person, which of the following categories applies to that person in relation to the archived work:

(a)

creator, writer, producer, or director of the archived work; or

(b)

choreographer or composer; or

(c)

leading or solo performer, artist, or presenter; or

(d)

supporting performer, artist, or presenter; or

(e)

a person who has a right in a work incorporated into an archived work.

2 Proportion of interests

The proportion of the interest of a registered person in the total sum of money available in relation to an archived work is to be calculated in accordance with the categories in clause 1 as follows:

(a)

the persons in category (a) share equally in one-half of the total sum available; and

(b)

the persons in category (b) share equally in one-sixth of the total sum available; and

(c)

the persons in category (c) share equally in one-sixth of the total sum available; and

(d)

the persons in categories (d) and (e) share equally in one-sixth of the total sum available.

3 Calculation of share for each person with interest in archived work

(1)

TVNZ must calculate the share of the total sum of money payable to each registered person with an interest in an archived work in accordance with the following formula:

T × $ × P
R

where—

T

is the duration of the screening of an archived work (in units of 30 minutes)

$

is the sum ($NZ) for a 30-minute unit, as provided for under section 29G

P

is the proportion of interest set out in clause 2

R

is the number of registered persons in a particular category.

(2)

In this schedule, registered person means a person whose registration to participate in the scheme under subpart 3 of Part 4A is confirmed, as provided for by section 29J(1).

Notes
1 General

This is a consolidation of the Television New Zealand Act 2003 that incorporates the amendments made to the legislation so that it shows the law as at its stated date.

2 Legal status

A consolidation is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments. This presumption applies unless the contrary is shown.

Section 78 of the Legislation Act 2019 provides that this consolidation, published as an electronic version, is an official version. A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from this official electronic version is also an official version.

3 Editorial and format changes

The Parliamentary Counsel Office makes editorial and format changes to consolidations using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019. See also PCO editorial conventions for consolidations.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7): section 3

Television New Zealand Amendment Act 2011(2011 No 52)

Broadcasting Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 3): section 16(2)

Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97): section ZA 1

State-Owned Enterprises (Kordia Group Limited) Order 2007 (SR 2007/17): clause 6(2)

Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115): section 200