New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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Reprint as at 1 April 2009

New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 84
Date of assent11 October 2001
Commencementsee section 2
  • Act name: amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 5(1) of the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Social Development and the Treasury.


Standard New Zealand superannuation entitlements

Living alone payments

Annual adjustment of New Zealand superannuation

Non-standard New Zealand superannuation entitlements

Payment overseas of New Zealand superannuation

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Required capital contributions to Fund

Other contributions to Fund

Withdrawals from Fund

Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

Board of Guardians

53 Role of board [Repealed]

Members’ appointments

Investment of Fund

Ministerial directions


Performance reviews

Political commitment to New Zealand superannuation

Amendments to other Acts



Consequential amendments and revocation

Transitional and savings provision

Provisions relating to constitution and appointment of Retirement Commissioner

Functions, powers, and duties of Commissioner

Transitional and miscellaneous provisions

Reprint notes