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Other Instruments

Other Instruments, previously known as Deemed Regulations, have been available through the New Zealand Legislation website since May 2012. For help with locating them, see How to search and browse. (Before May 2012, a list of deemed regulations was published on this page.)

List of all Other Instruments on the New Zealand Legislation website »

Information for agencies that make Other Instruments: Notifying Other Instruments to the PCO »

What are Other Instruments?

Other Instruments, in the context of the New Zealand Legislation website, are disallowable instruments under section 38 of the Legislation Act 2012 but are not Legislative Instruments. They are not in general drafted by the PCO. They are made by Ministers, officials, or organisations, rather than the Executive Council on the recommendation of Cabinet. Examples include most land transport rules, civil aviation rules, and a wide variety of other rules, codes, and other instruments.

For further information about Other Instruments, or deemed regulations, see:

Report of the Regulations Review Committee: Inquiry into Instruments Deemed to be Regulations—An Examination of Delegated Legislation (AJHR I.16R) (July 1999)

Government Response to the Report of the Regulations Review Committee on its Inquiry into Instruments Deemed to be Regulations—An Examination of Delegated Legislation (AJHR A.5) (October 1999)

Further Government Response to the Report of the Regulations Review Committee on its Inquiry into Instruments Deemed to be Regulations—An Examination of Delegated Legislation (AJHR A.5) (November 2000)

Report of the Regulations Review Committee: Inquiry into oversight of disallowable instruments that are not legislative instruments (I.16H) (11 July 2014)

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