40 Obstructing rangers
  • (1) Every person commits an offence against this Act and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out in section 67D who wilfully resists, impedes, or obstructs, or incites or encourages any other person to resist, impede, or obstruct, any ranger, or any person acting by his order and in his aid, in the execution of the powers conferred on that ranger by this Act, or by a warrant under this Act, or who wilfully uses abusive or threatening language or behaves in a threatening manner to any such ranger or person in the execution of those powers, or who wilfully fails to comply with the lawful demands of a ranger. For the purpose of this subsection any person who wilfully refuses to allow any ranger or other person acting by his order and in his aid to exercise any of the powers conferred by the last preceding section shall be deemed to obstruct that ranger or person.

    (2) [Repealed]

    Compare: 1921–22 No 57 s 36(3)

    Section 40 heading: amended, on 6 December 1983, by section 9 of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1983 (1983 No 48).

    Section 40(1): amended, on 15 October 2000, by section 8 of the Wildlife (Penalties and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 43).

    Section 40(1): amended, on 6 December 1983, by section 9 of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1983 (1983 No 48).

    Section 40(2): repealed, on 15 October 2000, by section 8 of the Wildlife (Penalties and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 43).