Supplementary Order Paper No 185

No 185

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Keep Kiwibank Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon David Parker, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 6

Replace clause 6 (page 2, lines 5 to 13) with:

6 Restriction on sale of Kiwibank to private interests


Despite any other enactment or rule of law, no sale or other disposal of ownership or control of all or any of New Zealand Post Ltd’s interest in Kiwibank may proceed unless that sale or disposal is to—


the Crown; or


an organisation that is wholly owned by the Crown.


Where New Zealand Post Ltd sells or disposes of ownership or control of its interest in Kiwibank under subsection (1)(b) to an organisation that is wholly owned by the Crown, it will only do so on the condition that the Crown has a first right of refusal to reacquire that interest, including any additional interest in Kiwibank later acquired by the organisation, if the organisation wishes to sell or dispose of it.


If the first right of refusal is triggered, the Crown must exercise that right unless it obtains the support of Parliament to do otherwise by way of debatable resolution of the House.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper replaces clause 6, removing the supermajority provision and replacing it with a new provision to prevent the sale of Kiwibank to private interests.