New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

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Reprint as at 20 September 2007

New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 84
Date of assent11 October 2001
  • The title of this Act was amended, as from 21 April 2005, by section 5(1) New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 42) by inserting the words and Retirement Income after the word Superannuation.


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

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

This Act is administered in the Department of Work and Income 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53 Role of board [Repealed]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

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: