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Reprints

Reprints are copies of Acts and Legislative Instruments that incorporate all amendments made to them as at the date of publication of the reprint.

Reprints are available from the New Zealand Legislation website—see online reprints below. A new reprint is produced, with a new "as at" date, every time an amendment is incorporated into an Act or Legislative Instrument.

In the past, the PCO also published hard copy reprints in pamphlet form, and previous to that in bound volumes—see traditional hard copy reprints below.

In preparing reprints, the PCO follows certain editorial conventions  »

Online reprints

Reprints are available through the New Zealand Legislation website. Reprints are official if they display the New Zealand Coat of Arms on the front page. An unofficial online reprint is known as an eprint.

Reprints may be downloaded and printed from the New Zealand Legislation website, or commercial prints may be ordered via the website. A print of an official reprint, whether self- or commercially-printed, is also official.

For more information about online reprints/eprints on the New Zealand Legislation website, see the website's Glossary.

Unofficial online reprinted Acts published between November 2002 and 2007, and reprinted Statutory Regulations published between October 2003 and 2007, are available on the Knowledge Basket website.

Traditional hard copy reprints

Traditional hard copy reprints are no longer published by the PCO. From 2003 to 2014 they were published in booklet format. Lists of reprints published in booklet format »

Copies of booklet reprints may be available from Legislation Direct (the PCO's contracted printer and distributor of legislation) until stocks are exhausted. Please contact Legislation Direct for details. Reprints may also be available from selected retail outlets and from some public libraries.

Earlier reprints were published in the bound Reprinted Statutes of New Zealand Series (the brown volumes), the last volume of which (Volume 42) was published in 2003. At one time, reprints of Statutory Regulations were included in the Statutory Regulations Series under a new number.

Reprints in the brown volumes and the Statutory Regulations Series used square brackets or ellipses, etc, to highlight individual amendments. This convention is no longer used.

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