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Tables of legislation in force

The Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force was an annual printed publication listing all principal Acts and Statutory Regulations (now Legislative Instruments) in force at 1 January for a given year, and the amendments made to them. The publication also included a list of deemed regulations (now Other Instruments) and the PCO editorial conventions for reprints.

The 2013 Tables (up to 1 January 2014) are the last volume that was published. The 2013 Tables are available from Legislation Direct.

The series was discontinued because the information in the tables is available through the New Zealand Legislation website in a more comprehensive, flexible, and up-to-date form. 

In addition, the New Zealand Legislation website allows users to produce many other tailored lists of legislation by using appropriate options under Advanced search. For example, by including both Acts and Legislative Instruments in the search, you can generate a list of all legislation (Acts and Legislative Instruments) in force.

Results can be ordered alphabetically, or by type, or by year.

To produce lists similar to those provided by the Tables:

  • Table of the Public General Acts of New Zealand (with Amendments): replicate using Advanced search for Acts, with Public and Principal Acts in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal public Acts currently in force. To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
  • Table of the Local Acts of New Zealand (with Amendments): replicate using Advanced search for Acts, with Local and Principal Acts in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal local Acts currently in force. To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
  • Table of the Private Acts of New Zealand (with Amendments): replicate using Advanced search for Acts, with Private and Principal Acts in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal private Acts currently in force. To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
  • Table of the Imperial Enactments and Subordinate Legislation in Force in New Zealand: for Imperial Enactments, replicate using Advanced search for Acts, with Imperial and Principal Acts in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal Imperial Acts currently in force. To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
    It is not possible to generate a list of Imperial subordinate legislation in force, of which there are five. Imperial subordinate legislation will be included in with other Legislative Instruments.
  • Table of the Provincial Acts and Ordinances: replicate using Advanced search for Acts, with Provincial and Principal Acts in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal provincial Acts and Ordinances currently in force. To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
  • Table of the Statutory Regulations of New Zealand (with Amendments): replicate using Advanced search for Legislative Instruments, with Principal Legislative Instruments in force selected. This will produce a list of all principal Legislative Instruments currently in force (and will include Imperial Legislative Instruments). To view amendments for each one (with links to relevant provisions) click on its name and look under the Versions and amendments tab.
  • Table of the Deemed Regulations of New Zealand: replicate using Advanced search for Other Instruments. This will produce a list of all Other Instruments listed on the website in order of empowering Act.

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