Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Meat Board Act 2004

Public Act
2004 No 58
Date of assent
1 July 2004
see section 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 for Primary Industries.


5Act binds the Crown
6New Zealand Meat Board
7Objects of Board
8Functions of Board
9Powers of Board
10Power to distribute assets to livestock farmers
11International obligations
12Financial obligations and reserves policy
13Governance of Board
14Application of Part 2 of Commerce Act 1986
15Provisions applying to directors
16Provisions applying to Board and board of directors
17Board to prepare financial statements
18Audit of financial statements
19Remuneration of auditor
20Annual report and statements to be presented to House of Representatives
21Purpose of this Part
22Crown owns right to secure economic benefits from quota markets
23Board to consider establishment of quota allocation mechanisms in certain circumstances
24Requirements for allocation mechanisms
25Limitations on contents of allocation mechanisms
27Amendment of allocation mechanisms
28Exports must be in accordance with allocation mechanism
29Review of allocation mechanisms
30Revocation of allocation mechanisms
33Issue of quota certificates by Board
34Board may take action in certain circumstances
35No liability for changes in access arrangements
36Fees in relation to quota management systems
37Transitional provision for existing allocation mechanisms
38Quota compliance audits
39Timing of audits
40Terms of reference
41Appointment of person to conduct audit
42Powers of auditor
43Conduct of audit
44Report of auditor
45Confidentiality of report
46Obligations to implement recommendations of report
47Board to pay for quota compliance audits
48Meat exporters to be registered
49Exemptions for cooked and processed products
50Exemptions for limited consignments
51Exemptions for trial and sample shipments
52Applications and registration
53Registration to be for 3 years
54Registration may be revoked on request
56Transitional provision for existing export licences
57Matters not affected
58Meetings of farmers
59Matters for consideration at annual general meeting
60Authorised persons
61Powers of inspection
62Warrant to inspect place other than place of business
63Duties of persons executing warrants [Repealed]
64Other duties of persons carrying out inspections [Repealed]
65Requirement for certain persons to provide certain information to Board
66Protection of persons acting under authority of Act
67Export-related offences
68Information-related offences
70Customs and Excise Act 2018 to apply to prohibited exports
71Strict liability
72Defence available
73Liability of companies and persons for actions of agents or employees
74Liability of directors and managers
75Presumption as to authority
76Time for filing charging document
77Minister may require information
78Disclosure of information
79Board must disclose certain information to industry-good organisation
80No Crown liability for Board’s debts
83Existing directors
84Transfer of assets and liabilities of Board
85Tax provisions relating to Meat and Wool New Zealand Limited
86Available subscribed capital
88Goods and services tax
90Meat Board Act 1997 repealed