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Interpretation Act 1987 No 15
Current version for 15 September 2015 to date (accessed 18 October 2017 at 15:03)
Part 7 Section 47
47   Powers of appointment imply certain incidental powers
(1)  If an Act or instrument confers a power on any person or body to appoint a person to an office:
(a)  the power may be exercised from time to time, as occasion requires, and
(b)  the power includes:
(i)  power to remove or suspend, at any time, a person so appointed,
(ii)  power to appoint some other person to act in the office of a person so removed or suspended,
(iii)  power to appoint a person to act in a vacant office, whether or not the office has ever been filled, and
(iv)  power to appoint a person to act in the office of a person who is absent from that office, whether because of illness or otherwise.
(2)  The power to remove or suspend a person under subsection (1) (b) may be exercised even if the Act or instrument under which the person was appointed provides that a holder of the office to which the person was appointed shall hold office for a specified period of time.
(3)  The power to make an appointment under subsection (1) (b) may be exercised:
(a)  as occasion requires,
(b)  in anticipation of a particular event, so as to provide that the appointment shall take effect when that event occurs, or
(c)  in anticipation of a particular state of affairs, so as to provide that the appointment shall have effect while that state of affairs exists.