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Terms and Conditions of Sale

NZ Gaskets Limited (NZG) supplies all goods to you subject to these terms and conditions.


1.1. By placing an order with NZG, you accept these terms and conditions, despite anything stated to the contrary on your order, terms and conditions of purchase or similar document


2.1. All orders will be filled at prices quoted by NZG in writing or otherwise current at the date of delivery of the goods. Prices are subject to change without notice.

2.2. Unless stated otherwise, all prices are exclusive of GST or other taxes payable on goods supplied or on any amount payable under clause 7, freight costs, insurance charges and maintenance costs. You must pay all of these taxes and charges unless NZG agrees otherwise in writing.


3.1. Payment is due in cash at the time you place an order with NZG for the goods, unless NZG has previously agreed to supply you on trade terms.

3.2. Where NZG has agreed to supply you on trade terms, payment is due on the 20th of the month following the date of invoice.

3.3. You must make payment of all amounts owing to NZG without any set-off or deduction.


4.1. Dates given for delivery are stated in good faith but are not treated as a condition of sale. If delivery of the goods is delayed for any reason at all, NZG will not be responsible or liable in any way to you or any other party for loss suffered due to the delay.

4.2. NZG may make delivery by instalments and may cancel delivery of the goods or any instalments of the goods without limiting or affecting our rights to recover all money you owe NZG for deliveries already made.

4.3. Where you do not take delivery of the goods by the delivery date specified or any later date NZG agrees on, you must pay reasonable storage costs until you take delivery of the goods. NZG will determine the costs of storage and may invoice you.

4.4. NZG will not accept any claim for discrepancy in orders unless you make written claim to us within 48 hours of delivery.

4.5. Delivery by NZG to a carrier will be deemed to be delivery to you.


5.1. If you are a consumer under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and you have not contracted out of that Act under clause 6.1 of these terms and conditions, you may have certain rights under that Act, and nothing in these terms and conditions limits those rights.


6.1. Where this agreement would otherwise be subject to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“Act”), and you are acquiring the goods for business purposes as defined in the Act, you agree that you are acquiring the goods for business purposes and that the Act does not apply to the supply of the goods to you.

6.2. Where you supply goods to one of your customers and the supply of goods to that customer would otherwise be subject to the Act, and the customer acquires or holds him or her self out as acquiring the goods for business purposes as defined in the Act, then you warrant that you will obtain the written agreement of the customer that the Act will not apply to the supply to him, her or it.

6.3. You must ensure that you purchase goods which are appropriate for their proposed application; and

6.3.1. Our liability in relation to the supply of goods is limited as set out in clause 11.

6.4. With the exception of any express written warranty we give, no warranty or condition will be implied against us by any statute, at common law or otherwise and no representation, condition, warranty or variation of these terms and conditions will bind us unless it is in writing and signed for NZG or on its behalf.


7.1. Risk in the goods will pass to you on delivery into your custody or custody of anyone acting on your behalf even though ownership in the goods may not have passed to you. You must insure the goods in NZG’s name and your name for our respective interests from the time of delivery until payment in full.

7.2. NZG will retain legal and beneficial ownership of any and all goods and/or any other goods which the goods have been incorporated or mixed with (‘mixed goods’) until NZG receives payment in full for them and all other amounts owing to NZG, and until you have satisfied all obligations you owe NZG, even though NZG may have granted you a period of credit.

7.3. You hold the goods and/or mixed goods as fiduciary bailee and agent for NZG and must store the goods and/or mixed goods in such a way that they are clearly identifiable as NZG’s property. You must keep separate records in respect of the goods and/or mixed goods, until payment in full has been made.

7.4. You will not sell, dispose of or otherwise part with possession of the goods and/or mixed goods except that you may sell them in the ordinary course of your business. Where you do sell or otherwise dispose of the goods and/or mixed goods prior to payment in full you must hold the proceeds of sale in a fund separate from your own money.


8.1. Where NZG considers you may be unable to meet your payment obligations to NZG, NZG may, without limiting or affecting our other rights and remedies, do all or any of the following:

8.1.1. Require you to stop selling or otherwise disposing of the goods or mixed goods;

8.1.2. Demand payment of all or part of any sums due;

8.1.3. Require security for your obligations before NZG make any further supplies to you;

8.1.4. Without notice, withhold deliveries of goods ordered by you.

8.2. Where:

8.2.1. You are in breach of any of these terms and conditions (including failure to make payment on due date); or

8.2.2. You become insolvent or are adjudicated bankrupt or an application is made for your liquidation or a liquidator or a receiver is appointed in respect of your assets; or

8.2.3. You no longer carry on business or threaten to stop carrying on business; or

8.2.4. An arrangement is made or likely to be made with your creditors;

8.2.5. Then, without limiting or affecting our other rights and remedies, NZG may do all or any of the following: Where you have failed to make payment on due date, require you to compensate NZG by making payment to NZG on demand of interest as liquidated damages on the amount due from the due date until the date of payment at a rate equal to two (2) percent above the current overdraft rate which NZG have with our principal trading bank (in addition to you remaining liable for the full amount outstanding); Cancel this and any other contract of supply with you; Recover and/or resell any of the goods and/or mixed goods and enter any premises where NZG believes the goods and/or the mixed goods are stored and you grant NZG an irrevocable right and authority to do so. NZG may only recover and resell for NZG’s own account sufficient goods or mixed goods to satisfy all unpaid liabilities, the costs of recovery and resale and the costs referred to in clause 8.3. If NZG recovers any excess, NZG will not be liable in damages to you but must account to you for the excess.

8.3. You will pay all costs and expenses (including costs on a solicitor/client basis and debt collector’s costs) NZG incur in enforcing or attempting to enforce our rights under this clause. NZG may deduct any costs and expenses incurred from the proceeds of sale of any goods or mixed goods recovered from you.

8.4. Your payments will be applied first in reduction of interest, liquidation damages and costs due under this clause, with the balance being applied in reduction of any amounts due under clause 3.


9.1. Subject to clauses 5, 6 and 11, NZG may at our discretion, repair any damaged or defective goods or make a reasonable allowance on the purchase of goods to replace the goods provided:

9.1.1. You return the goods within seven days of delivery at your cost, together with a copy of the invoice and a claim specifically identifying the damage or defect(s); and

9.1.2. NZG has a reasonable opportunity to investigate the claim.

9.2. If you do not comply with the above requirements, you will be deemed to have accepted the goods and NZG will not incur any liability whatsoever to you in relation to the goods.


10.1. NZG may at its discretion, give credit for returned goods which are delivered to NZG within seven (7) days at your costs in the same condition and packaging in which they were dispatched, with a copy of NZG’s invoice.

10.2. Goods returned for credit will attract a 10% re-stocking fee.


11.1. Without restricting the limitations of liability contained elsewhere in these terms and conditions, NZG’s liability in relation to the supply of the goods and the goods themselves is limited to the purchase price of the goods in respect of which such liability arises. NZG has no further liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect or consequential injury, loss or damage of whatever type or however arising.

11.2. NZG is not responsible for any damage whatsoever caused either to the goods supplied or as a result of the malfunction of the goods if:

11.2.1. The goods are fitted by unqualified tradespersons or are fitted in an unprofessional manner; or

11.2.2. The goods are adapted to a use for which they are not specifically intended.

11.2.3. The goods are added to or repaired using components not recommended or approved by us or the manufacturer; or

11.2.4. The goods are improperly stored or transported.


12.1. NZG will not be in breach of these terms and conditions because of any failure on our part directly or indirectly due to wars, strikes, lockouts, delays or defaults of manufacturers or suppliers, acts of God or any other cause (whether similar or dissimilar) beyond our reasonable control.


13.1. You indemnify NZG against any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential injury, loss or damage arising out of any act, default or omission of, or any representation made by you or your servants or agents.

13.2. If any of these terms or conditions is held by a court to be ineffective because of non-registration, illegality or any other reason, then that term or condition or part of it will be severed from all other terms and conditions without affecting the validity or enforceability of all other terms and conditions or part of them.

13.3. No waiver by NZG of any term or condition will constitute a waiver of any other of these terms or conditions.

13.4. NZG may vary these terms and conditions at any time by notice in writing to you. You may not vary these terms and conditions unless NZG agrees in writing.