Rangers

38 Rangers
  • (1) There may from time to time be appointed under the provisions of the State Sector Act 1988 suitable persons to be rangers for the purposes of this Act.

    (2) The Director-General may from time to time appoint—

    • (a) any suitable person (not being an employee of the Public Service) to be a ranger in a part-time capacity for the purposes of this Act:

    • (b) any suitable person to be a ranger in an honorary capacity for the purposes of this Act:

    • (c) any servant of a Fish and Game Council to be a ranger for the purposes of this Act.

    (3) A ranger may be appointed for a particular district or area or to exercise his duties generally throughout New Zealand.

    (4) Every constable, and every warranted officer appointed under subsection (1) or deemed to have been appointed by subsection (9) of section 59 of the Conservation Act 1987, shall by virtue of his office be deemed to be a ranger appointed by the Director-General to exercise his duties generally throughout New Zealand.

    (5) Every ranger appointed under subsection (2) shall be appointed for such term, not exceeding 3 years, as the Director-General thinks fit, and may be reappointed.

    (6) Any ranger appointed under subsection (2) may at any time be removed from office by the Director-General for incapacity, neglect of duty, or misconduct, or may at any time resign his office by writing addressed to the Director-General.

    (7) Any ranger appointed under subsection (2) shall, on the expiration of the term of his appointment, or on the sooner expiry of his appointment by removal from office or resignation, surrender to the Director-General his warrant of appointment.

    (8) No person appointed by the Director-General under this section to be a ranger shall by virtue of that appointment be deemed to be employed in the service of Her Majesty for the purposes of the State Sector Act 1988 or of the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956.

    (9) Every person (not being a constable) who at the commencement of this Act holds an appointment as a ranger under section 35 of the Animals Protection and Game Act 1921–22 shall be deemed to have ceased to hold that appointment as from the commencement of this Act.

    Compare: 1921–22 No 57 s 35; 1946 No 40 s 5

    Section 38(1): amended, on 1 April 1988, pursuant to section 88(1) of the State Sector Act 1988 (1988 No 20).

    Section 38(2): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(2)(c): amended, on 10 April 1990, by section 76(1) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Section 38(4): amended, on 10 April 1990, by section 76(2) of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

    Section 38(4): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(5): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(6): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(7): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(8): amended, on 1 April 1988, pursuant to section 88(1) of the State Sector Act 1988 (1988 No 20).

    Section 38(8): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

    Section 38(8): amended, on 1 November 1976, by section 3(3) of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 30).