Data and Statistics Bill

6 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

authorised person, in sections sections 69 to 73, has the meaning in section 68

authorised person,

(a)

in sections 61 to 67, has the meaning given to it in section 60:

(b)

in sections 69 to 73, has the meaning given to it in section 68

data includes information

infringement fee, in relation to an infringement offence, means the infringement fee for the offence specified in the regulations

infringement offence means an offence identified in this Act as being an infringement offence

Minister means the Minister of Statistics

Office of Parliament has the meaning given to it in section 2(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989

official statistics means statistics—

(a)

produced by the Statistician or a public sector agency; or

(b)

produced by an individual or organisation approved in writing by the Statistician to produce those statistics

organisation includes

(a)

any body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporated), including whānau, hapū, or iwi, other than a public sector agency; and

(b)

for the purposes of Part 5, a government entity that has its head office or principal place of business outside New Zealand

organisation

(a)

includes

(i)

any body of persons (whether corporate or unincorporated), including whānau, hapū, or iwi, other than a public sector agency; and

(ii)

for the purposes of Part 5, a government entity that has its head office or principal place of business outside New Zealand; but

(b)

does not include a court or tribunal in relation to its judicial functions

overseas person has the meaning set out in section 52(3)

produce, in relation to statistics, includes developing and designing statistics, and production has a corresponding meaning

provide, in relation to data requested under Part 3, means providing to provide the data to the Statistician or public sector agency requesting the data or enabling to enable the Statistician or public sector agency to access the data

public sector agency has the meaning given to it in section 7

regulations means regulations made under this Act

Statistician means the Government Statistician referred to in section 12.