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Constitution of Victoria University of Wellington 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 Victoria University of Wellington 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* and amended in 2010†.
2. The Victoria University of Wellington Council ("the Council") shall be constituted as follows:
(a) Four persons appointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education;
(b) the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington;
(c) three permanent members of the academic
staff of the Victoria University of Wellington
("the University"), one at least of whom shall be a professor of the University and one at least of whom shall not be a Professor, elected by the permanent members of that staff in accordance with the Victoria University of Wellington Council Elections Statute;
(d) one permanent member of the general staff of the University elected by the permanent members of that staff in accordance with the Victoria University of Wellington Council Elections Statute;
(e) one person who is or has been a student of
the University elected by students of the University in accordance with the Victoria University of Wellington Council Elections Statute;
(f) one person appointed by the Council, that person being the Chair of the Student Forum;
(g) one person appointed by the Council after consultation with the central organisation of employers within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act 1987;
(h) one person appointed by the Council after consultation with the central organisation of workers within the meaning of the Labour Relations Act 1987;
(i) four persons being members, or entitled to be members, of the Court of Convocation of the University as defined in the Victoria University of Wellington Council Elections Statute to be elected by the Court of Convocation in accordance with that Statute; and
(j) three persons co-opted by the Council.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of March 2013.
HON STEVEN JOYCE, Minister for Tertiary Education.
Explanatory Note
The Constitution of Council, originally promulgated in the University of Victoria notice 1990 pursuant to section 168 of the Education Amendment Act 1990* was amended in 2010†. The amendment was approved by the Minister for Tertiary Education†.
The term of office of members of the Council, vacation of office, disclosure of interest by members and casual vacancies are covered in sections 173-176 of the Act.
Subject to section 171(7) of the Act, the maximum term for any member, other than the Vice-Chancellor and the student members, shall be five consecutive four-year terms.
The powers of the Council shall not be affected by vacancy in the membership thereof.
*New Zealand Gazette, 13 September 1990, No. 159, page 3353
†New Zealand Gazette, 3 June 2010, No. 61, page 1792