Public Service (Border Executive Board) Order 2020


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Public Service (Border Executive Board) Order 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 14th day of December 2020

The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 26(1)(a) and (2) of the Public Service Act 2020 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

This order is the Public Service (Border Executive Board) Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 11 January 2021.

3 Schedule 2 of Public Service Act 2020 amended

In the Public Service Act 2020, Schedule 2, Part 3, replace “No interdepartmental executive boards have been established as at the date of enactment.” with:

Border Executive BoardMinistry of Business, Innovation, and EmploymentNew Zealand Customs Service
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ministry of Health
Ministry for Primary Industries
Ministry of Transport
New Zealand Customs Service

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 11 January 2021, inserts the name of the Border Executive Board into Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act 2020 (the principal Act), as an interdepartmental executive board serviced by the New Zealand Customs Service.

The Border Executive Board (the board) is being established as part of New Zealand’s defence against COVID-19 and other risks. It is intended to help co-ordinate the management of New Zealand’s borders, for example by assisting the relevant departments to—

  • remove gaps in border processes:

  • ensure that future risks from people, goods, and craft arriving at the borders are addressed:

  • make strategic improvements to border systems.

As a result of the order, the board becomes a public service agency to which the principal Act applies. The principal Act governs the board’s responsibilities, powers, and working arrangements, and the selection of board members.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 December 2020.

This order is administered by the Public Service Commission.