44D Functions of Board
  • The Board shall have the following functions:

    • (a) primarily to improve New Zealand's game bird habitat and secondarily to improve the habitat of other wildlife:

    • (b) to identify and evaluate areas of New Zealand worthy of protection, restoration, improvement, creation, or procurement primarily as game bird habitat and secondarily as habitat for other wildlife:

    • (c) to negotiate, where appropriate, the protection, restoration, improvement, creation, or procurement of game bird habitat with landowners:

    • (d) to receive submissions and applications from any person or organisation within New Zealand for the protection, restoration, improvement, creation, or procurement primarily of game bird habitat and secondarily of habitat for other wildlife, and to evaluate each submission or application for the purpose of determining whether or not to support it:

    • (e) to promote and provide advice to prospective applicants on the protection, restoration, improvement, creation, or procurement of habitat suitable for game birds and associated wildlife:

    • (f) to promote the sale of game bird habitat stamps and associated products to game bird hunters and to the public within New Zealand and to persons outside New Zealand:

    • (g) to ensure that the revenue arising from the game bird habitat stamp programme and associated products is clearly separated from other revenue arising for the management of New Zealand's game bird resources:

    • (h) to recommend to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council that it enter into such contracts as may be appropriate to annually produce a game bird habitat stamp and associated products:

    • (i) to operate in the name of the Board such bank accounts as the Board thinks fit and to keep proper records of such accounts:

    • (j) to disburse by way of grants such proportion of its funds each year as it considers appropriate for the purpose of carrying out its functions:

    • (k) to recommend to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council the fees for the following year's game bird habitat stamp:

    • (l) annually—

      • (i) to recommend to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council the game bird or other wildlife species to be depicted on the following year's game bird habitat stamp:

      • (ii) to appoint, or select by competition, an artist to produce the stamp artwork of the species approved by the New Zealand Fish and Game Council:

    • (m) to liaise with the New Zealand Fish and Game Council, or individual Fish and Game Councils, as the case may be, to have provision on licences for the affixing of a game bird habitat stamp:

    • (n) to co-ordinate with the New Zealand Fish and Game Council the production of game bird habitat stamps and their affixing to licences:

    • (o) to provide regular reports to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council, Fish and Game Councils, the Department of Conservation, Ducks Unlimited New Zealand Incorporated, and other similar interested persons or organisations.

    Section 44D: inserted, on 17 May 1993, by section 4 of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 39).