New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Act 2004

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Act 2004

Public Act2004 No 20
Date of assent5 April 2004
Commencementsee section 2


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 Ministry of Culture and Heritage.


1 Title

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

3 Purpose of Act

4 Interpretation

5 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Establishment, structure, and powers of Orchestra and related matters

Subpart 1Key provisions about establishment of Orchestra

Establishment of Orchestra

6 Orchestra established

7 Orchestra is Crown entity

Principal objectives and functions of Orchestra

8 Principal objectives of Orchestra

9 Functions of Orchestra

10 Limitation applying to principal objectives and functions [Repealed]

Powers of Orchestra


11 Capacity and powers of Orchestra [Repealed]

Subpart 2Key provisions about governance of Orchestra

Board is governing body of Orchestra

12 Board of Orchestra

13 Role of board [Repealed]

Other provisions relating to governance of Orchestra

14 Role of Minister [Repealed]

15 Orchestra to have regard to government policy on matters of general administration [Repealed]

16 Independence of Orchestra

Subpart 3Key provisions about operation of board

Collective duties of board members

17 Collective duties of board

Individual duties of board members


18 Individual duties of board members [Repealed]

Effect of breach of duties


19 Effect of breach of duties [Repealed]

Financial and accountability provisions


20 Funds of Orchestra [Repealed]

21 Bank accounts [Repealed]

Powers to invest and borrow


22 Restrictions on investments [Repealed]

23 Restrictions on borrowing [Repealed]

Reporting requirements


24 Annual report [Repealed]

Subpart 4Provisions relating to interests in other bodies and subsidiaries of Orchestra


Limits on power of Orchestra to hold shares or other interests in other bodies or associations


25 Shares in bodies corporate or interests in associations of persons [Repealed]

Subsidiaries of Orchestra


26 Limits to functions and powers of subsidiaries [Repealed]

Remuneration and allowances for directors of subsidiaries


27 Remuneration and allowances [Repealed]

Subpart 5Protection of names

28 Protection of names

Subpart 6Transitional provisions

Dissolution of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited

29 Dissolution of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited

30 Certain matters not affected by transfer to Orchestra

31 Reference to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited is reference to Orchestra

32 Taxes and duties

33 Final report on New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited

34 Further transitional provisions

Subpart 7Repeal and amendments

35 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Act 1988 repealed

36 Amendments to enactments

Schedule 1
Administrative provisions applying to board and further transitional provisions

Schedule 2
Amendments to other enactments

Reprint notes