Fish and Game Council Elections Regulations 1990

  • This version was replaced on 2 November 2017 to make a correction to regulation 2(1) under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
2 Interpretation


In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

the Act means the Conservation Act 1987

election means election of members of a Fish and Game Council

extraordinary vacancy means a vacancy in the membership of a Fish and Game Council as a result of removal from office, discharge of the Council, resignation, or death

fish and game region means a region defined by notice in the Gazette pursuant to section 26A(1)(c) of the Act; and includes all alterations to the boundaries of the region that are for the time being in force

licence means an adult whole season licence that entitles the licence holder to hunt game or fish for sports fish

roll means any list made in the manner provided in these regulations that contains the names of persons entitled to vote at an election

subregion means any subdivision of a fish and game region as determined and notified by a Fish and Game Council under section 26U(3) of the Act

working day means a day of the week other than—


a Saturday, a Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, and Labour Day; and


if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday; and


a day in the period commencing on 20 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year.


Every reference in these regulations to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council or a Fish and Game Council shall, in relation to the first election of any Fish and Game Council, be read as a reference to the Transitional New Zealand Fish and Game Council or a Transitional Fish and Game Council, as the case may require.

Regulation 2(1) working day: replaced, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).