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APA 7 Referencing

Act, Statute, Legislation

 

Notes:

  • The examples below are for online access.
  • No italics are used in this reference type.
  • Capital letters are used throughout the title of the Act
  • Acts are divided into:

         

  • Subdivisions in schedules are clauses (cl or cls).
  • There is no need to include the date of the version as it is assumed to be the latest version.
  • Only add the country if this is needed by the context.  Most of the time, this will not be necessary

 

Example 1:

(Health and Safety at Work Act 2015).

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, s 3. https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2015/0070/latest/DLM5976660.html?   

        search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_health+and+safety+at+work+act+2015_resel_25_a&p=1

Note: The above reference refers to Section 3 of the Act.

 

Example 2:

(Privacy Act 2020).

Privacy Act 2020,  s 6, sub 117.  https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2020/0031/latest/LMS23223.html?

            search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_privacy+act+2020_resel_25_a&p=1

Note: The above reference refers to Section 6, Subsection 117 of the Act.

 

Example 3:

(Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003).

Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, sch 1, cl 4.       

            https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2003/0048/latest/DLM203312.html?src=qs   

Note: The above reference refers to Schedule 1, clause 4 of the Act.  

(The Bluebook, 12.29).

Legislative Instruments (Statutory Regulations)

Example:

(Building Practitioners (Licensing Fees and Levy) Regulations 2010).

Building Practitioners (Licensing Fees and Levy) Regulations 2010, reg  4(2).     

       https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2010/0044/latest/DLM2759513.html?

       search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_Building+Practitioners+

       (Licensing+Fees+and+Levy)+Regulations+2010_resel_25_a&p=1

(The Bluebook, 12.29)

Local Bylaws

Example:

(Palmerston North Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015).

Palmerston North Alcohol Control Bylaw 2015. https://www.pncc.govt.nz/media/3129698/alcohol-control-bylaw-2015.pdf

 

Legislative Codes

Legislative Codes are treated in a similar manner to an Act

  • There is no author
  • Even when hosted on a government website, there is no author e.g. when hosted on the Health and Disability Commissioner website, the HDC is not the author.
  • The date is part of the title
  • Italics are not used anywhere in the reference

Example:

(Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996).

Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996. https://www.hdc.org.nz/your-rights/about-the-code/code-of-health-and-disability-services-consumers-rights/

 

Standards

Example:
(Standards New Zealand
, 2000).

Standards New Zealand. (2000). Accoustics: Construction noise (NZS 6803:1999).  

          https://www.standards.govt.nz/shop/nzs-68031999/

Note:  New Zealand Standards are not included in the APA manual, so New Zealand Universities and Polytechnics have decided to treat them as shown above.

Organisational Policies

Example:

(Capital & Coast District Health Board, 2018).

Capital & Coast District Health Board. (2018). Intramuscular injection in adults (Guideline Document No. 1.710,

            Version 4). https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aa764a115-d1f2-

            4ca4-9f52-3ee906b4

Professional Code of Practice or Conduct or Ethics

Note:  These Codes are not legislation and therefore are treated the same as a website.

 

Example:

(Nursing Council of New Zealand, 2012).

Nursing Council of New Zealand. (2012). Code of conduct for nurses. 

                https://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Public/Nursing/Code_of_Conduct/NCNZ/nursingsection/

                Code_of_Conduct.asp

(APA Manual, 2020, p.330)

Treaties

                                                                                                                                                         

Example:

(Treaty of Waitangi, 1840).

Treaty of Waitangi Between the Crown of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Native Chiefs and Tribes of                      New Zealand (1840) (signed 6 February 1840, entered into force 21 May 1840), art 2.           
                  https://archives.govt.nz/discover-our-stories/the-treaty-of-waitangi 

Note 1 : The above reference refers to Article 2 of the Treaty. 

Note 2 :This format is only used when you are referencing the actual words of the Treaty.

Note 3 : Before the url, enter the article to which you referred in your text.

Note 4 : If you are using  the Treaty as referred to in a book, reference the book rather than the Treaty.

(The Bluebook 12-29).