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Departmental
Notice Title

Amendment to the Constitution of Auckland University of Technology

Pursuant to section 170 of the Education Act 1989, the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) hereby gives the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. (1) This notice may be cited as the Constitution of the Council of the Auckland University of Technology.
(2) This notice comes into force on 1 January 2002.
2. The Council of the Auckland University of Technology shall comprise:
(a) Four members appointed by the Minister of Education.
(b) The Chief Executive Officer of the Auckland University of Technology.
(c) One permanent member of the academic staff of the Auckland University of Technology elected by
the permanent members of that staff.
(d) After 1 January 2004, one member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with, and from the nominations of, members of the Auckland University of Technology Academic Board.
(e) One permanent member of the general staff of the Auckland University of Technology elected by
the permanent members of that staff.
(f) Until 1 January 2004, one member who is or has been a student of the Auckland University of Technology who shall represent the students of the Auckland University of Technology and who shall be appointed by the association of students recognised by the Council of the Auckland University of Technology in accordance with the constitution or rules of the association.
(g) After 1 January 2004, two members who are or have been students of the Auckland University of Technology who shall represent the students of the Auckland University of Technology and who shall be appointed by the association of students recognised by the Council of the Auckland University of Technology in accordance with the constitution or rules of the association.
(h) One member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with
the central organisation of employers within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act 1987.
(i) One member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with
the central organisation of employees within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act 1987.
(j) One member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with, and from the nominations of the Auckland District Maori Council.
(k) One member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with, and from the nominations of the local Iwi.
(l) After 1 January 2004, one member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with, and from the nominations of,
the Auckland University of Technology Alumni Association Incorporated.
(m) One member appointed by the Auckland University of Technology Council after consultation with Pacific Island organisations and communities of New Zealand.
(n) Until 1 January 2004, up to seven members, to be
co-opted by the Auckland University of Technology Council, as it determines, to better:
(i) reflect the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the communities served by the Auckland University of Technology;
(ii) reflect gender balance;
(iii) provide for governance experience, capabilities in financial and strategic planning, and/or educational and community knowledge, in the work of the council; or
(iv) provide for adequate continuity of council membership during the transition to this new Constitution on 1 January 2002.
(o) After 1 January 2004, up to four members to be
co-opted by the Auckland University of Technology Council, as it determines, to better:
(i) reflect the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the communities served by the Auckland University of Technology;
(ii) reflect gender balance; or
(iii) provide for governance experience, capabilities in financial and strategic planning, and/or educational and community knowledge, in the work of the council.
3. A person who is a permanent member of staff of the Auckland University of Technology, or who is a student of the Auckland University of Technology shall not be eligible for election, appointment or co-option as a member of council, unless they are elected or appointed pursuant to paragraphs 1 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g).
4. A person is not eligible for appointment, election or
co-option as a member of the Auckland University of Technology Council, if:
(a) except in the case of a student member, the person has not attained the age of 18 years; or
(b) the person is a mentally disordered person within the meaning of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992; or
(c) the person is a bankrupt who has not obtained his or her order of discharge or whose order of discharge has been suspended for a term not yet expired or is subject to conditions not yet fulfilled.
5. The term of office of members of the council, vacation of office, disclosure of members' interest and casual vacancies are covered in sections 173-176 of the Education Act 1989.
6. Subject to section 173 of the Education Act 1989, no member other than the Chief Executive Officer shall have more than two consecutive terms or any one term of more than four years.
7. No act or proceeding of the Auckland University of Technology Council, or of any committee of the council, shall be invalidated as a result of:
(a) a defect in the appointment, election or co-option of a member of the council, or of any committee of the council; or
(b) a disqualification of a member of council or of any committee of the council; or
(c) a defect in the convening of a meeting; or
(d) a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the council, or of any committee of the council.
Dated at Wellington this 14th day of September 2001.
STEVE MAHAREY, Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education).