8 Alteration of schedules
  • (1) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, declare—

    • (a) any wildlife not for the time being specified in any schedule of this Act to be included in such of the schedules of this Act as may be specified in the Order in Council:

    • (b) any wildlife for the time being specified in any schedule of this Act to cease to be included in that schedule and to be included in any other schedule of this Act:

    • (c) any wildlife for the time being specified in any schedule of this Act to cease to be included in any schedule of this Act, in which case the wildlife shall be deemed to be absolutely protected under this Act:

    • (d) any species of animal to cease to be wildlife for the purposes of this Act.

    (2) Any Order in Council made under the authority of subsection (1) may be expressed to operate throughout New Zealand or in such part or parts of New Zealand and for such period or periods as may be specified in the Order in Council.

    (3) Every Order in Council made under the authority of subsection (1) shall have effect according to its tenor, and in particular may provide in the case of any wildlife declared to be game under that subsection for vesting in the Department the control of that game in any area that does not form part of an area under the jurisdiction of a Fish and Game Council, for the issue of licences to hunt or kill any such wildlife, and for payment to a Crown Bank Account of any fees in respect of those licences.

    Compare: 1921–22 No 57 ss 3(2), (5), 5, 8(3)–(6)

    Section 8(3): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 83(7) of the Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44).

    Section 8(3): amended, on 10 April 1990, by section 66 of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).