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Regulations notified: 17 to 23 August 2012

The following regulations were notified in the New Zealand Gazette published on 22 August 2012:

Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) (Practice on Own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/220)
Made pursuant to sections 94(i) and 108 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. In force 1 October 2012. Amend the criteria or grounds (as the case may be) that the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) Regulations 2008 prescribe or set out for a lawyer to practise on his or her own account (whether in sole practice, as a partner in a firm, or otherwise) as a barrister and solicitor or as a barrister sole. The key changes are: The experience, training, and suitable person criteria or grounds (as the case may be) are generally made the same for practice on one's own account as a barrister sole as they are for practice on one's own account as a barrister and solicitor; New definitions of legal experience, and of the required minimum amount of recent legal experience, recognising more clearly and consistently the required minimum amount of recent full-time or part-time qualifying experience; Drafting improvements are made to the special rules for members of the legal profession in Australia. The required minimum amount of recent legal experience has several key elements. The legal experience must occur in at least 3 (successive or separated) years in the 5 years immediately before the date of commencing practice on one's own account. All legal experience after the 40th hour in any week, if any, is excluded. The required total of 4830 hours can be achieved, for example, by sustaining an average of 35 hours for each of the 46 working weeks of 3 years.

Education (Payment of Relieving Teachers) Order 2012 (SR 2012/221)
Made pursuant to section 91G(2) of the Education Act 1989. In force 21 September 2012. Authorise the central payment of the salaries of relieving teachers employed at schools. In section 91G of the Act, and in this order, relieving teacher has the meaning given in section 91A of the Act, and refers broadly to a teacher who is filling in for a regular teacher (for instance, to cover periods of sickness). Under the Act, the salaries of regular teachers employed by a board at a school are paid by the Crown and managed by a centralised payroll system. Each school's teacher entitlement is determined by an annual staffing order made under section 91H of the Act.

Public Finance (The Network for Learning Limited) Order 2012 (SR 2012/222)
Made pursuant to section 3A(1)(a)(iv) and (b) of the Public Finance Act 1989. In force 27 September 2012. Inserts the name The Network for Learning Limited into Schedule 4 of the Public Finance Act 1989. Adding The Network for Learning Limited to Schedule 4 means that, under sections 45M and 45N of the Public Finance Act 1989, certain provisions of the Crown Entities Act 2004 apply to the company as if it were a Crown entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Ombudsmen Act (Schedule 1—The Network for Learning Limited) Order 2012 (SR 2012/223)
Made pursuant to section 32 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975. In force 27 September 2012. Inserts the name of The Network for Learning Limited into Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975. The effect of the order is that, on and after 27 September 2012, both the Ombudsmen Act 1975 and the Official Information Act 1982 will apply to The Network for Learning Limited.

Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2012 (SR 2012/224)
Made pursuant to sections 400 to 402 of the Immigration Act 2009. In force 24 August 2012. Amend Schedule 4 of the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 to change from $135 to $130 the Pacific fee for the following item: temporary entry class visa application—limited visa: any other category.

Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2012 (SR 2012/225)
Made pursuant to section 48A(2A) of the Conservation Act 1987. In force 1 October 2012. Fixes the forms and classes of licences to fish for sports fish; Enables certain persons to apply to have a licence endorsed as a backcountry licence, which adds an entitlement to fish for sports fish in 1 or more of the Dingle Burn backcountry fishery, the Ettrick Burn backcountry fishery, the Greenstone River backcountry fishery, the Hunter River backcountry fishery, the Lochy River backcountry fishery, the Nevis River backcountry fishery, the Rangitikei River backcountry fishery, the Wilkin River backcountry fishery, or the Young River backcountry fishery; Enables certain persons to apply for a controlled-period licence, which entitles the holder, any named companion anglers with backcountry licences, and (in certain situations) family members of the holder to fish for sports fish in the Greenstone River and Ettrick Burn; Fixes the scope and effect of those classes of licence; Provides for the licences issued in respect of any region to be available in all other regions (except the Taupo District); and fixes the fees payable for licences to fish for sports fish. These fees have been set to recover the anticipated costs of management of the freshwater sports fish resource by Fish and Game New Zealand for the 2012–2013 season.

 

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Last updated on the 24th August 2012