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RULES AND CIRCULATION AUDIT GUIDELINES OF THE NEW ZEALAND
AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS (INCORPORATED)


SECTION 1: RULES

1. Name
2. Objectives
3. Membership
4. Membership Classification
5. Membership Insignia
6. Committee
7. Executive Officer
8. Officers
9. Meetings
10. Voting
11. Termination of Membership
12. Reinstatement of Membership
13. Change of Rules
14. Finances, Fees and Levies
15. Circulation Audit Proceedures
16. Audit Reports
17. Circulation Summaries
18. Statements by Members
19. Website
20. Common Seal
21. Copyright in Material
22. Notices
23. Appointment of Liquidators


SECTION 2: CIRCULATION AUDIT GUIDELINES

1. Introduction
2. Scope Of The Audit
3. Circulation Audit Periods
4. Circulation Auditor Duties
5. Circulation Audit Report Figures
  a. Newspapers
(daily, non daily and weekly)

  b. Magazines
  c. Community Newspapers
  d. Bulk Distribution

11. Termination of Membership

11.1.  Should a member fail to pay their 'title fee membership' (rule 14.2) their membership will be considered in default until such fee is paid. No recognition of their title will be displayed on the ABC site until fees are paid - see Rule 16.5. Rule 11.3 will be invoked should the member remain in default.

11.2.  The ABC membership logo/insignia is not permitted to be used if a member is in default of fee payments.

11.3.  The Committee may expel from membership or reprimand any member infringing any of these Rules or any member which, in the opinion of the Committee, is guilty of conduct which renders him or her unfit to be a member of the Bureau.

11.4.  The Committee may expel from membership any publisher member in respect of any of his/her publications for which an audit is not received in accordance with these rules over two (2) or more consecutive audit periods.

11.5.  Magazine publishers must refer to Secton 2. No 3 for clear guidelines on audit periods.