The New Zealand Registered Architects Board derives its authority from the
Registered Architects Act 2005 (the Act) which replaced the Architects Act 1963.
The Act comprises four parts and a schedule.
Part 3 of the Act includes the requirement that
the NZRAB makes rules that provide further detail as to how the NZRAB is
required to carry out its duties.
Part 1 covers preliminary provisions including the Act's purpose
which is "to protect the title of Registered
Part 2 covers registration and discipline procedures.
Part 3 covers the NZRAB's governance arrangements.
Part 4 covers miscellaneous provisions, including transitional
arrangements required when the Board was first established.
The schedule covers further governance requirements.
Registered Architects Rules 2006 include detailed requirements regarding registration, continuing
registration, suspension procedures, the Register, the architects' code of
ethics, discipline procedures, governance and, via a schedule, fees that the
NZRAB charges for its services.