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Constitution of Massey University Council Notice 2013

Pursuant to section 170 of the Education Act 1989 ("the Act"), the Minister for Tertiary Education gives the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. (1) This notice may be cited as the Constitution of Massey University Council Notice 2013.
(2) This notice shall come into force on the date of its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
(3) This notice will replace the previous constitution established in 1990*.
2. The Massey University Council shall be constituted as follows:
(a) Four members appointed by the Minister responsible for Part 13A of the Education Act 1989;
(b) the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University;
(c) one permanent member of the academic staff of Massey University elected by the permanent members of that staff;
(d) two academic staff members of the Academic Board of Massey University elected by the academic staff members of that board;
(e) one permanent member of the general staff of Massey University elected by the permanent members of that staff;
(f) at least one, but not more than three, persons who must be appointed following an election (conducted in accordance with Statutes made by the Council) by students enrolled at Massey University;
(g) having regard to the courses provided by the university, one member appointed by the Massey University Council on the nomination of the Chancellor after consultation with the central organisation of employers within the meaning of
the Labour Relations Act 1987;
(h) having regard to the courses provided by the university, one member appointed by the Massey University Council on the nomination of the Chancellor after consultation with the central organisation of workers within the meaning of
the Labour Relations Act 1987;
(i) two members of the Court of Convocation of Massey University elected by all those on the roll
of that Court voting for two lists of candidates,
one of women who have been nominated and
one of men who have been nominated. The highest polling woman and the highest polling man shall be declared elected. Should only one sex be represented by the nominees, the two highest polling candidates shall be elected; and
(j) up to four members appointed by the Massey University Council, on the nomination of the
Vice-Chancellor, to ensure that the Council has sufficient rural, legal and business expertise to properly perform its functions.
3. 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.
4. Subject to section 173, the maximum term for any member, other than the Vice-Chancellor, shall be three consecutive four-year terms.
5. The powers of the Massey University Council shall not be affected by the vacancy in the membership thereof.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of March 2013.
HON STEVEN JOYCE, Minister for Tertiary Education.
*New Zealand Gazette, 11 October 1990, No. 176, page 3803