Dog Control (Schedule 5) Order 2019


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Dog Control (Schedule 5) Order 2019

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of June 2019

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 78D of the Dog Control Act 1996


on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and


on the recommendation of the Minister of Local Government made after consultation with the Minister for Disability Issues in accordance with section 78D(2) of that Act.


1 Title

This order is the Dog Control (Schedule 5) Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 28 June 2019.

3 Dog Control Act 1996 amended


In the Dog Control Act 1996, Schedule 5, repeal the item relating to Top Dog Companion Trust.


In the Dog Control Act 1996, Schedule 5, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

Assistance Dogs New Zealand

K9 Medical Detection New Zealand

Perfect Partners Assistance Dogs Trust

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 28 June 2019, amends the Dog Control Act 1996 (the Act).

Clause 3 amends the list in Schedule 5 of the Act of organisations that are authorised to certify dogs as disability assist dogs by—

  • repealing the reference to Top Dog Companion Trust (which is no longer operating and has deregistered as a charity); and

  • inserting references to Assistance Dogs New Zealand, K9 Medical Detection New Zealand, and Perfect Partners Assistance Dogs Trust.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 June 2019.

This order is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.