Statutes Repeal Act 2017

  • repealed
  • Statutes Repeal Act 2017: repealed, on 1 July 2017, by section 5.

Reprint as at 1 July 2017

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Statutes Repeal Act 2017

Public Act
2017 No 23
Date of assent
2 June 2017
see section 2

Statutes Repeal Act 2017: repealed, on 1 July 2017, by section 5.


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title

This Act is the Statutes Repeal Act 2017.

2 Commencement

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

3 Repeals


The Acts specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 are repealed.


The Acts specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 are repealed to the extent shown.

4 Amendments to, and revocations of, other enactments


Amend the Acts specified in Schedule 2 as set out in that schedule.


Consequentially amend the Acts specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3 as set out in that schedule.


The regulations specified in Part 2 of Schedule 3 are revoked.

5 Repeal of this Act

This Act is repealed on the day that is 28 days after the date on which it comes into force.

Schedule 1 Repeals

s 3

Part 1Acts repealed in full

Church Property Trust (Canterbury) Amendment Act 1951 (1951 No 4 (P))
Finance Act 1932 (1932 No 11)
Finance Act 1933 (1933 No 33)
Finance Act 1941 (1941 No 4)
Finance Act 1945 (1945 No 2)
Finance Act 1946 (1946 No 16)
Finance Act 1947 (1947 No 6)
Finance Act 1948 (1948 No 35)
Finance Act 1949 (1949 No 39)
Finance Act 1951 (1951 No 78)
Finance Act 1952 (1952 No 57)
Finance Act 1954 (1954 No 90)
Finance Act 1955 (1955 No 8)
Finance Act 1956 (1956 No 51)
Finance Act 1957 (1957 No 106)
Finance Act 1958 (1958 No 38)
Finance Act 1959 (1959 No 96)
Finance Act 1960 (1960 No 114)
Finance Act 1961 (1961 No 120)
Finance Act 1962 (1962 No 131)
Finance Act 1963 (1963 No 127)
Finance Act 1964 (1964 No 6)
Finance Act 1968 (1968 No 54)
Finance Act 1969 (1969 No 132)
Finance Act 1971 (1971 No 55)
Finance Act 1972 (1972 No 19)
Finance Act 1973 (1973 No 41)
Finance Act 1975 (1975 No 133)
Finance Act 1977 (1977 No 75)
Finance Act 1980 (1980 No 47)
Finance Act 1981 (1981 No 4)
Finance Act 1982 (1982 No 122)
Finance Act 1983 (1983 No 59)
Finance Act 1986 (1986 No 134)
Finance Act 1987 (1987 No 200)
Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 13)
Finance Act 1991 (1991 No 93)
Finance Act 1993 (1993 No 49)
Hutt Road Act 1939 (1939 No 18)

Schedule 2 Amendments to other Acts

s 4(1)

Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (1981 No 47)

After section 20, insert:

20AAA Unauthorised use of King George the Fifth Memorial Children’s Health Camps Federation emblem


In this section, Foundation means the charitable trust established by deed dated 31 March 1999 with the name Children’s Health Camps—The New Zealand Foundation for Child and Family Health and Development.


Despite the repeal of section 14 of the Children’s Health Camps Board Dissolution Act 1999, the emblem of the King George the Fifth Memorial Children’s Health Camps Federation is to be the emblem of the Foundation.


No person may,—


for the purposes of sale, apply or cause to be applied to any article the emblem of the Foundation or any colourable imitation of that emblem without the prior written consent of the Foundation; or


knowing that the emblem of the Foundation or any colourable imitation of that emblem has been applied to any article without the prior written consent of the Foundation, sell that article, cause it to be sold, offer or expose that article for sale, or cause it to be offered or exposed for sale.


A person who contravenes subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.

In section 24, insert as subsection (2):


This section does not apply to an offence against section 20AAA.

Government Roading Powers Act 1989 (1989 No 75)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

Auckland Harbour Bridge means the bridge structure across the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, between Birkenhead and Westhaven, that carries the road between the State Highway route positions 01N-0414/09.02 and 01N-0414/10.82, and includes all associated road approaches and on-ramps and off-ramps, but does not include—


any land or water over which the bridge passes on a structure where there is air space between the land or water and the structure:


any building, structure, or other work not forming part of the bridge (which includes any building, structure, or work exclusively used for purposes other than the carriage of motor vehicles) or not forming part of such road approaches, on-ramps, or off-ramps

motor vehicle has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998

After section 87, insert:

87A Auckland Harbour Bridge

The Auckland Harbour Bridge is declared to be a motorway within the meaning of this Act, and the provisions of this Act and of any other Act and of any regulations relating to motorways accordingly apply to the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

87B Auckland Harbour Bridge to be properly lighted

The Agency must at all times ensure that the Auckland Harbour Bridge is adequately lighted so as to provide for the safety of ships and aircraft in the vicinity of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

87C Installation of services on Auckland Harbour Bridge


No person or body may provide, install, maintain, or repair any water main, gas pipe, or other pipe, or any power or telecommunications line, wire, or cable on the Auckland Harbour Bridge without the consent of the Agency, which may be given subject to such conditions as the Agency considers necessary for the protection and safety of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and of traffic using the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


The person or body responsible for any installation on the Auckland Harbour Bridge must pay to the Agency an annual amount for the use of the Auckland Harbour Bridge as may be agreed upon by the Agency and the person or body.

Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35)

After section 248(4), insert:


Despite the repeal of the Southland Electricity Act 1993 by section 3(1) of the Statutes Repeal Act 2017, section 20 of the Southland Electricity Act 1993 (which relates to the modification of sections 40 to 42 of this Act) continues to apply to the transfer of land or an interest in land to the company pursuant to the Southland Electricity Act 1993 as if that section had not been repealed.

State Sector Act 1988 (1988 No 20)

After section 88(2), insert:


The entitlement of an officer or employee in the State services under any superannuation arrangement that applied to that officer or employee on 25 January 2005 is not affected by—


the repeal of sections 84 to 84D and the substitution of sections 84 to 84B of this Act by section 16(1) of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004; or


the amendments to Acts that are contained in Schedule 6 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Schedule 3 Consequential amendments and revocations

s 4(2), (3)

Part 1Consequential amendments to Acts

Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971 (1971 No 53)

Replace section 162(2) with:


In performing its functions, the Discipline Committee must ensure that any sentencing guidelines it produces are, to the extent that it is applicable, consistent with the Sentencing Act 2002.

Home Ownership Savings Act 1974 (1974 No 51)

In section 2(1), repeal the definitions of Ordinary Farm Ownership Account, Ordinary Fishing Vessel Ownership Account, Special Farm Ownership Account, and Special Fishing Vessel Ownership Account.

In section 4, replace “considered,” with “considered and”.

In section 4, delete “, and balances in Farm Ownership Accounts and Ordinary Fishing Vessel Ownership Accounts transferred to Ordinary Home Ownership Accounts”.

In section 14D(1), delete “and section 14C and section 14C of the Farm Ownership Savings Act 1974 or section 17 of the Fishing Vessel Ownership Savings Act 1977”.

Income Tax Act 2007 (2007 No 97)

In section YA 1, definition of election day worker, paragraph (a)(i) and (ii), delete “or the Local Restoration Polls Act 1990”.

In Schedule 36, Part A, repeal the item relating to Terralink NZ Limited.

Major Events Management Act 2007 (2007 No 35)

In section 4, repeal the definition of Economic Development Minister.

In section 4, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Minister means the Minister of the Crown for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

In sections 7(1), 7(3), 7(4), 8(1), 8(2), 8(3), 16(1), and 16(2), and in examples 1 and 2 in section 16, replace “Economic Development Minister” with “Minister”.

Official Information Act 1982 (1982 No 156)

In Schedule 1, repeal the item relating to the Sentencing Council.

Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44)

In Schedule 4, repeal the item relating to the Sentencing Council.

Sentencing Act 2002 (2002 No 9)

In section 4(1), repeal the definition of sentencing guidelines.

Sport and Recreation New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 38)

Replace the Part 3 heading with:

Part 3 Consequential amendments and repeal

State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986 (1986 No 124)

In Schedule 1, repeal the item relating to Terralink NZ Limited.

In Schedule 2, repeal the item relating to Terralink NZ Limited.

Tax Administration Act 1994 (1994 No 166)

In section 157(10), definition of amount payable, paragraph (e), delete “; or”.

In section 157(10), definition of amount payable, repeal paragraphs (f) and (g).

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Statutes Repeal Act 2017 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Statutes Repeal Act 2017 (2017 No 23): section 5