2 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Ombudsman, in relation to any function, power, or duty under this Act, means the Ombudsman for the time being investigating the complaint in respect of which the function, power, or duty is being exercised

public service agencies means the departments, departmental agencies, interdepartmental executive boards, and interdepartmental ventures named in Parts 1 to 1C of Schedule 1, and public service agency means any one of those agencies, but for the purposes of this Act—

(a)

a departmental agency listed in the first column of the table in Part 1A of Schedule 1 is part of its host department listed in the second column of that table:

(b)

an interdepartmental executive board listed in the first column of the table in Part 1B of Schedule 1 is to be treated as part of its servicing department listed in the second column of that table

State enterprise means—

(a)

an organisation that is a State enterprise within the meaning of section 2 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986 and that is named in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of this Act:

(b)

an organisation that was a State enterprise within the meaning of section 2 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986 but which continues to be named in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of this Act.

(2)

For the purposes of Part 2 of Schedule 1, a company registered under the Companies Act 1993 is a related company of—

(a)

a Crown Research Institute if the Crown Research Institute, whether alone or together with any other Crown Research Institute, directly or indirectly owns, or controls the exercise of all the voting rights attaching to, the issued shares of the company (other than shares that carry no right to participate beyond a specified amount in a distribution of either profits or capital):

(b)

a district health board if the district health board, whether alone or together with any other district health board, directly or indirectly owns, or controls the exercise of all the voting rights attaching to, the issued shares of the company (other than shares that carry no right to participate beyond a specified amount in a distribution of either profits or capital):

(c)

a State enterprise if the State enterprise, whether alone or together with any other State enterprise, directly or indirectly owns, or controls the exercise of all the voting rights attaching to, the issued shares of the company (other than shares that carry no right to participate beyond a specified amount in a distribution of either profits or capital).

(3)

[Repealed]

(4)

[Repealed]

(5)

[Repealed]

Section 2: replaced, on 10 April 1992, by section 2 of the Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 25).

section 2(1) public service agencies: inserted, on 7 August 2020, by section 113 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Section 2(2): replaced, on 5 December 2013, by section 14 of the Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111).

Section 2(3): repealed, on 5 December 2013, by section 14 of the Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111).

Section 2(4): repealed, on 5 December 2013, by section 14 of the Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111).

Section 2(5): repealed, on 24 October 2018, by section 24 of the Education Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 40).