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Interpretation Act 1987 No 15
Current version for 15 September 2015 to date (accessed 26 April 2017 at 06:25)
Part 5 Section 36
36   Reckoning of time
(1)  If in any Act or instrument a period of time, dating from a given day, act or event, is prescribed or allowed for any purpose, the time shall be reckoned exclusive of that day or of the day of that act or event.
(2)  If the last day of a period of time prescribed or allowed by an Act or instrument for the doing of any thing falls:
(a)  on a Saturday or Sunday, or
(b)  on a day that is a public holiday or bank holiday in the place in which the thing is to be or may be done,
the thing may be done on the first day following that is not a Saturday or Sunday, or a public holiday or bank holiday in that place, as the case may be.
(3)  If in any Act or instrument a period of time is prescribed or allowed for the doing of any thing and a power is conferred on any person or body to extend the period of time:
(a)  that power may be exercised, and
(b)  if the exercise of that power depends on the making of an application for an extension of the period of time—such an application may be made,
after the period of time has expired.