283 Powers of councils


An institution’s council has all powers reasonably necessary to enable it to perform its functions efficiently and effectively.


Except where they are exercised by delegation under this Act, the following powers of an institution may be exercised only by its council:


to provide courses of study or training, admit students (including by discretion and ad eundem statum) and grant awards:


to grant fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, or prizes:


to authorise the making of grants or loans out of the money of the institution to the chief executive, to members of the staff or students of the institution, or to any association of staff or students, on the terms and conditions that the council thinks fit and guarantee loans made by other persons to the chief executive or members of the staff of the institution for housing purposes:


to accept gifts, devises, and bequests made to the institution, whether on trust or otherwise:


to agree to the disestablishment of the institution and its incorporation in another institution of the same class or a different class:


to agree to the incorporation in the institution of another institution or other institutions, whether of the same class as itself or a different class from itself:


to arrange for the manufacture of, and distribution of (whether by way of sale or otherwise), any article or thing bearing a mark, symbol, or writing that is associated with the institution:


to arrange for the provision of (whether by sale or otherwise) goods and services to staff or students of the institution or other persons using, or otherwise attending at, facilities of the institution:


to prescribe fees payable by students of the institution or any of them:


to establish bodies within the institution to give advice to the council:


to do anything incidental to the exercise of any of the preceding powers.


Subsection (2)(e) and (f) does not apply to Te Pūkenga—New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology’s council.


An institution’s council has the power to appoint committees consisting of the persons, whether or not members of the council, that the council determines to exercise the powers that are delegated to them under section 285 and the powers that are conferred on them by statutes made by the council, and to alter, discharge, and reconstitute committees so appointed.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 193

Section 283(3): amended, on 25 September 2020, by clause 4(1) of the Education (Name Change for NZIST) Order 2020 (LI 2020/260).