Standards Amendment Act 2006

  • repealed
  • Standards Amendment Act 2006: repealed, on 1 March 2016, pursuant to section 46(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).

Reprint as at 1 March 2016

Standards Amendment Act 2006

Public Act
2006 No 44
Date of assent
25 September 2006

Standards Amendment Act 2006: repealed, on 1 March 2016, pursuant to section 46(1) of the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

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

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Standards Amendment Act 2006.

2 Commencement


This Act (except section 6) comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.


Section 6 comes into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

3 Principal Act amended

This Act amends the Standards Act 1988.

4 Interpretation

The definition of specification in section 2 is amended by omitting “description of goods” in the first place where it appears and substituting “description of, or instruction, requirement, statement, or principle relating to, goods”.

5 New section 2A inserted

The following section is inserted after section 2:

2A Act binds the Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

6 Membership of Council


Section 4(2) is repealed and the following subsection substituted:


When appointing members under subsection (1)(b), the Minister must appoint from nominations made by nominating bodies as set out in regulations made under section 26.


Section 4(3) is amended by omitting “specified in paragraph (a), paragraph (b), paragraph (c), paragraph (d), paragraph (e), or paragraph (f) of that subsection” and substituting “specified in the regulations”.

7 Functions of Council


Section 10(1) is amended by adding “; or” and also by adding the following paragraphs:


minimising environmental risks; or


promoting social responsibility.


Section 10(2) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (c):


to recommend specifications other than standards:


Section 10(2)(d) is amended by adding “and other specifications”.


Section 10(2)(h) is amended by inserting “and other specifications” after “standards”.


Section 10(2)(i) is amended by adding “or that the Minister may direct it to perform in accordance with section 112 of the Crown Entities Act 2004”.

8 New heading and section 26 inserted

The following heading and section are inserted after section 25:


26 Regulations

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make regulations that provide for the way in which nominations and appointments may be made under section 4(2).

Eprint notes
1 General

This is an eprint of the Standards Amendment Act 2006 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 About this eprint

This eprint is not an official version of the legislation under section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012.

3 Amendments incorporated in this eprint

Standards and Accreditation Act 2015 (2015 No 91): section 46(1)