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Amendment to the Constitution of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Council 2008

Pursuant to section 170 of the Education Act 1989, the Minister for Tertiary Education gives the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. This notice may be cited as the Amendment to the Constitution of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Council 2008 and will come into force on the date of its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
2. There shall be a council to be known as the CPIT Council (Te Kaunihera o Te Wananga o Otautahi) which
shall govern the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (“CPIT”).
3. The CPIT Council shall be constituted as follows:
(a) Four members appointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education.
(b) The Chief Executive Officer of CPIT.
(c) One permanent member of the academic staff of CPIT elected by the permanent members of that staff.
(d) One permanent member of the general staff of CPIT elected by the permanent members of that staff.
(e) One member who is or has been a student of CPIT who shall represent the students of CPIT and who shall be appointed in accordance with the constitution of the Christchurch Polytechnic Students Association.
(f) One member appointed by the CPIT Council after consultation with the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.
(g) One member appointed by the CPIT Council after consultation with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.
(h) One member nominated by Te Runanga a Ngai Tahu after consultation with their community.
(i) One member nominated by Te Puni Kokiri or other relevant Crown agency after consultation with their community.
(j) One member nominated by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs or other relevant Crown agency after consultation with the Pacific Island communities.
(k) One member nominated by the Office of Disability Issues or other relevant Crown agency after consultation with their community.
(l) One member nominated by the Office of Ethnic Affairs or other relevant Crown agency after consultation with the Asian communities.
(m) Up to three members co-opted by the CPIT Council after consultation with community and industry groups to ensure that the overall membership of
the CPIT Council reflects the social communities
(ethnic and socio-economic diversity and the gender make-up of the New Zealand population) and employing sectors relevant to CPIT and includes members with the range of competencies required for the good governance of the institute.
4. In the event the CPIT Council and a nominating organisation are unable to agree on a person for appointment after a consultation period not exceeding six months, then the relevant nominating organisation’s nominees shall be accepted by the CPIT Council.
5. The term of office of members of the CPIT Council, vacation of office, disclosure of members’ interest and casual vacancies are covered by sections 173–176 of the Education Act 1989 (“the Act”).
6. Subject to section 173 of the Act, the maximum term for any member, other than the chief executive officer, the student member and co-opted members, shall be three consecutive four-year terms.
7. The powers of the CPIT Council shall not be affected
by vacancy in the membership thereof.
8. The CPIT Council’s functions, duties and powers are set out in sections 180, 181 and 193 of the Act.
9. The CPIT Council may pass statutes for the good government and discipline of the institute and may delegate any of its functions or powers (except the power to appoint a chief executive).
10. The Christchurch Polytechnic Notice 1990 (published in the New Zealand Gazette, 1 November 1990, No. 191, page 4180) is revoked.
Dated at Wellington this 10th day of April 2008.
HON PETE HODGSON, Minister for Tertiary Education.