This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its
This order comes into force on 1 October 2004 or the date that Part 7 of the
Meat Board Act 1997 is repealed if that happens before 1 October 2004. A
levy is imposed on meat produced by livestock farmers. The levy is payable to
Meat and Wool New Zealand Limited, by way of the Director-General of the
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry or other agent specified by the company.
Livestock farmers are primarily responsible for paying the levy but persons
operating licensed premises will act as collection agents in respect of animals
slaughtered on the premises. The collection agents must pay the levy to the
Director-General or other agent and may recover it from the livestock farmer.
Levy money that has been collected from farmers but not yet paid must be held
in a trust account.
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 22 April 2004.
This order is administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.