Our legislation

As at August 2016, MBIE administers the following Acts and their associated regulations, together with several international conventions.

Building and construction

  • Building Act 2004
  • Chartered Professional Engineers of New Zealand Act 2002
  • Construction Contracts Act 2002
  • Engineering Associates Act 1961
  • Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987
  • Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006
  • Registered Architects Act 2005
  • Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006

Commerce

  • Auditor Regulation Act 2011
  • Building Societies Act 1965
  • Bills of Exchange Act 1908
  • Carriage of Goods Act 1979
  • Cheques Act 1960
  • Co-operative Companies Act 1996
  • Commerce Act 1986
  • Companies Act 1993
  • Copyright Act 1994
  • Corporations (Investigation and Management) Act 1989
  • Designs Act 1953
  • Dumping and Countervailing Duties Act 1988
  • Financial Advisers Act 2008
  • Financial Markets Authority Act 2011
  • Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
  • Financial Markets Supervisors Act 2011
  • Financial Reporting Act 2013
  • Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982
  • Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006
  • Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act 2014
  • Imports and Exports (Restrictions) Act 1988
  • Incorporated Societies Act 1908
  • Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908
  • Insolvency Act 2006
  • Insolvency (Cross-border) Act 2006
  • KiwiSaver Act 2006
  • Layout Designs Act 1994
  • Limited Partnerships Act 2008
  • Marine Insurance Act 1908
  • Mercantile Law Act 1908
  • New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Act 1996
  • New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2001
  • Partnership Act 1908
  • Patents Act 1953
  • Patents Act 2013
  • Personal Property Securities Act 1999
  • Plant Variety Rights Act 1987
  • Receiverships Act 1993
  • Sale of Goods Act 1908
  • Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act 1994
  • Standards and Accreditation Act 2015
  • Takeovers Act 1993
  • Tariff Act 1988
  • Trade (Safeguard Measures) Act 2014
  • Trade and Industry Act Repeal Act 1988
  • Trade Marks Act 2002
  • Trustee Companies Management Act 1975
  • Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997

Communications and information technology

  • Electronic Transactions Act 2002
  • Post Office Act Repeal Act 1987
  • Postal Services Act 1998
  • Radiocommunications Act 1989
  • Telecommunications Act 2001
  • Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013
  • Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007
  • Year 2000 Information Disclosure Act 1999

Consumer protection

  • Auctioneers Act 2013
  • Consumer Council Act Repeal Act 1988
  • Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
  • Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003
  • Electricity Industry Act 2010
  • Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008
  • Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003
  • Weights and Measures Act 1987

Economic development

  • Major Events Management Act 2007
  • Ministry of Economic Development Act 2000
  • New Zealand International Convention Centre Act 2013
  • New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Act 2003
  • Rugby World Cup 2011 (Empowering) Act 2010
  • Tobacco Growing Industry Repeal Act 1987

Energy and resources

  • Atomic Energy Act 1945
  • Climate Change Response Act 2002
  • Crown Minerals Act 1991
  • Electricity Act 1992
  • Electricity Industry Act 2010
  • Energy Companies Act 1992
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act 2000
  • Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Act 1989
  • Energy Resources Levy Act 1976
  • Gas Act 1992
  • International Energy Agreement Act 1976
  • Lake Taupo Compensation Claims Act 1947
  • Manapouri – Te Anau Development Act 1963
  • National Development Act Repeal Act 1986
  • Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997
  • Petroleum Demand Restraint Act 1981

Housing

  • Home Ownership Savings Act 1974
  • Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013
  • Housing Assets Transfer Act 1993
  • Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Act 1992
  • Residential Tenancies Act 1986
  • Retirement Villages Act 2003
  • State Advances Corporation Act 1965
  • Unit Titles Act 2010

Immigration

  • Immigration Act 2009
  • Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

Injury prevention, rehabilitation, and compensation

  • Accident Compensation Act 2001

Science and innovation

  • Building Research Levy Act 1969
  • Callaghan Innovation Act 2012
  • Heavy Engineering Research Levy Act 1978
  • Measurement Standards Act 1992
  • Research, Science, and Technology Act 2010
  • Wheat Industry Research Levies Act 1989
  • Crown Research Institutes Act 1992

Tourism

  • New Zealand Tourism Board Act 1991
  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Act 1963

Workplace relations and safety

  • Employment Relations Act 2000
  • Equal Pay Act 1972
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Holidays Act 2003
  • Labour Department Act Repeal Act 1989
  • Marine and Power Engineers’ Institute Industrial Disputes Act 1974
  • Mines Rescue Act 2013
  • Minimum Wage Act 1983
  • Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
  • Remuneration Authority Act 1977
  • Seamen’s Union Funds Act 1971
  • Sharemilking Agreements Act 1937
  • Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990
  • Trade Unions Act 1908
  • Union Representatives Education Leave Act Repeal Act 1992
  • Volunteers Employment Protection Act 1973
  • Wages Protection Act 1983
  • Waterfront Industry Reform Act 1989
  • WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013