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

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  • Editorial changes made in section 31(4) on 28 October 2021 under section 87(l)(ii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2019.

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

Public Act
2003 No 19
Date of assent
5 May 2003
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


5Act binds the Crown
6Continuation of National Library
7Purpose of National Library
8National Librarian
9Functions and powers of National Librarian
9ADelegations by National Librarian
10Provision of oral histories to National Library
11Continuation of Alexander Turnbull Library
12Purposes of Alexander Turnbull Library
13Chief Librarian of Alexander Turnbull Library
14Functions, duties, and powers of Chief Librarian
15Documents may be made available for public exhibition
16Guardians of Alexander Turnbull Library
17Purpose of Guardians
18Function of Guardians
20Fees and allowances
22Establishment of Commission
23Purpose of Commission
24Function of Commission
25Advisory bodies
27Fees and allowances
29Interpretation relating to this Part
30Purpose of this Part
31Notice of requirement for public documents
32Contents of requirement
33Publishers to assist National Librarian to store and use documents
34Use of public documents in National Library
35Application of Legislation Act 2012 to requirements [Repealed]
37Copies of document
38Exemption from requirement
39Obligations to comply with requirement
40Offence and penalty
42Transitional provision
43National Librarian’s other powers and rights not limited
44Dissolution of Trustees
46Repeal and revocations
47Consequential and related amendments