National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003

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National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 19
Date of assent5 May 2003
Commencementsee section 2


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 Department of Internal Affairs.


1 Title

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

2 Commencement

3 Purpose

4 Interpretation

5 Act binds the Crown

Part 2
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa including Alexander Turnbull Library

Subpart 1National Library and National Librarian

National Library

6 Continuation of National Library

7 Purpose of National Library

8 National Librarian

9 Functions and powers of National Librarian

9A Delegations by National Librarian

Oral histories

10 Provision of oral histories to National Library

Subpart 2Alexander Turnbull Library

11 Continuation of Alexander Turnbull Library

12 Purposes of Alexander Turnbull Library

13 Chief Librarian of Alexander Turnbull Library

14 Functions, duties, and powers of Chief Librarian

15 Documents may be made available for public exhibition

Subpart 3Guardians of Alexander Turnbull Library

16 Guardians of Alexander Turnbull Library

17 Purpose of Guardians

18 Function of Guardians

19 Reports

20 Fees and allowances

21 Administration

Part 3
Library and Information Advisory Commission and advisory bodies

22 Establishment of Commission

23 Purpose of Commission

24 Function of Commission

25 Advisory bodies

26 Reports

27 Fees and allowances

28 Administration

Part 4
Provision of copies of public documents to National Library

29 Interpretation relating to this Part

30 Purpose of this Part

31 Notice of requirement for public documents

32 Contents of requirement

33 Publishers to assist National Librarian to store and use documents

34 Use of public documents in National Library

35 Status of requirement as regulation

36 Consultation

37 Copies of document

38 Exemption from requirement

39 Obligations to comply with requirement

40 Offence and penalty

41 Savings

42 Transitional provision

43 National Librarian's other powers and rights not limited

Part 5
Dissolution of Trustees of National Library and miscellaneous provisions

Dissolution of Trustees of National Library

44 Dissolution of Trustees


45 Regulations

Repeal, revocations, and amendments

46 Repeal and revocations

47 Consequential and related amendments

Schedule 1
Provisions of Second Codicil to Will of Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull

Schedule 2
Enactments amended

National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Amendment Act 2010

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