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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

1. Introduction

1.1.  The New Zealand Audit Bureau of Circulations Incorporated (the 'Bureau') is a non-profit co-operative association incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Membership may be granted to any advertiser, advertising agency or publisher of a publication distributed in New Zealand> with a circulation audited in accordance with the Rules of the Bureau.

1.2.  The Bureau Rules and Circulation Audit Guidelines help to provide an industry standard for measuring circulation. Audited circulation figures are intended to supply advertisers and agencies with information based on a standard accepted by the industry, showing how many copies of value of each publication are actually available in the market place.

1.3.  Each publication must be represented as a separate member of the Bureau.

1.4.  The Bureau Circulation Audit Guidelines are based upon the relationshio> between the publisher and the Bureau, namely that the publisher has voluntarily joined the Bureau on the understanding that it will produce and> have audited accurate and supportable circulation figures.

1.5.  The payment of the auditor is a matter between the auditor and the publisher.