2 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

appropriate officer means, in relation to a government department or local authority, the chief executive of that department or local authority or a person duly authorised by that chief executive

department means the department referred to in section 12

dwelling

(a)

means—

(i)

a building, erection, or tenement, whether permanent or temporary, which is wholly or partly used for the purpose of human habitation; and

(ii)

in a case where a building is let, sublet, or held in different apartments, and occupied by different persons or families, each part so let, sublet, or held and used for the purpose of human habitation:

(b)

includes—

(i)

a ship or other vessel in any port, harbour, or dock in New Zealand or on any river or lake therein, or ashore, or on a passage between any 2 New Zealand ports:

(ii)

a bach, whare, hut, caravan, tent, or shelter:

(iii)

a train, an aeroplane, or a vehicle of any kind

employee of the department, means any person employed in or by the department, whether permanently or temporarily, and includes any person employed under section 19

government agency means any agency of the Executive Government of New Zealand that has, by Order in Council, been declared to be a government agency for the purposes of this Act

government department means any department, or instrument of the Executive Government of New Zealand; and includes a government agency

local authority means a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2002

means to access an electronic schedule means a personal identification number, a password, an access code, an encryption key, or any other information or device that the department requires a person to use in order to access an electronic schedule

Minister means the Minister of Statistics

occupier or person in charge,—

(a)

in relation to any dwelling, farm, factory, mine, workshop, office, shop, or other place of business, prison, hospital, mental hospital, or other public or charitable institution, includes the person for the time being in charge thereof:

(b)

in relation to any ship or vessel, includes the master or other person for the time being in charge thereof:

(c)

in relation to any aircraft, includes the person for the time being in command thereof:

(d)

in relation to any train or vehicle, includes the person for the time being in charge thereof:

(e)

in relation to an undertaking, includes the manager, secretary, clerk, or other executive officer of the undertaking, or any person actually in charge on behalf of the undertaking

official statistics means statistics derived by government departments from:

(a)

statistical surveys as defined in this section; and

(b)

administrative and registration records and other forms and papers the statistical analyses of which are published regularly, or are planned to be published regularly, or could reasonably be published regularly

public record has the meaning given to it in section 4 of the Public Records Act 2005

respondent means any person who supplies or is required to supply statistical information

sampling means a statistical procedure by which information relating to a whole field of inquiry is derived by applying statistical techniques to information obtained in respect of a proportion of the total number of persons concerned in the relevant field of inquiry

schedule means any book, document, form, card, tape, disc, or storage media on which the information required is entered or recorded or is required to be entered or recorded for statistical purposes under this Act

statistical survey means a survey of undertakings, or of the public of New Zealand, whereby information is collected from all persons in a field of inquiry or from a sample thereof, by a government department pursuant to the authority of this Act or any other Act, or without specific provision in any Act, wholly or primarily for the purpose of processing and summarising by appropriate statistical procedures and publishing the results of the survey in some statistical form

Statistician means the Government Statistician; and includes any person for the time being authorised to exercise or perform any of the powers, duties, or functions of the Government Statistician

undertaking includes a government department, local authority, and any other form of organisation or body of persons or any part thereof.

Compare: 1955 No 45 s 2

Section 2 appropriate officer: replaced, on 1 July 2003, by section 262 of the Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84).

Section 2 department: replaced, on 15 December 1994, by section 2(2) of the Statistics Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 159).

Section 2 employee of the department: replaced, on 14 August 1985, by section 2 of the Statistics Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 119).

Section 2 local authority: replaced, on 1 July 2003, by section 262 of the Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84).

Section 2 means to access an electronic schedule: inserted, on 7 July 2010, by section 4 of the Statistics Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 86).

Section 2 occupier or person in charge paragraph (a): amended, on 1 June 2005, by section 206 of the Corrections Act 2004 (2004 No 50).

Section 2 public record: inserted, on 21 April 2005, by section 67(1) of the Public Records Act 2005 (2005 No 40).

Section 2 schedule: replaced, on 5 November 1982, by section 2 of the Statistics Amendment Act 1982 (1982 No 38).