Governor-General Act 2010

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  • Section 6: history note replaced, on 16 January 2023, pursuant to clause 3 of the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2022 (SL 2022/335).

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Governor-General Act 2010

Public Act
2010 No 122
Date of assent
22 November 2010
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 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


3Act binds the Crown
5Salary of Governor-General
6Allowance of Governor-General
7Sum payable after office of Governor-General becomes vacant
8Annuity for former Governor-General
9Annuity for spouse or partner of former Governor-General
10Compensation for lost or adversely affected superannuation rights
11Payments in respect of other benefits and privileges
12Permanent appropriation for salary, allowance, annuities, etc
13Governor-General’s programme
14Governor-General’s travel outside New Zealand
15Salary and expenses of Administrator
16Conflicting claims
17Appeal against decision of authorised person
18Amendments to Civil List Act 1979
19Part 1 repealed
20Appropriation of money for benefits and privileges
21Amendment to Goods and Services Tax Act 1985
22Amendments to Income Tax Act 2007
23New section CW 16 substituted
CW 16Allowance of Governor-General and other benefits and privileges
24Salary or wages
26Continuation of incumbent Governor-General’s entitlements
27Annuities payable in respect of incumbent Governor-General

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: