(1) Every offence against this Act or against any regulations under this Act shall be punishable on summary conviction before a District Court Judge alone.
(2) Any officer or servant of the Department, although not the informant, and any fish and game ranger, may appear and conduct the prosecution in all proceedings for offences against this Act.
(3) The court by which any person is convicted of any such offence may direct that any part, not exceeding half, of any fine recovered under this Act shall be paid to any person instrumental in securing the conviction in respect of which the fine is imposed (not being a person in the employment of the Crown acting in the course of his official duties), and that part of the fine shall be paid to that person by the Registrar of the court in which the conviction is recorded.
(4) Any direction of the court under subsection (3) shall not be entered in the conviction, but shall form the subject matter of a separate order.
Compare: 1921–22 No 57 s 42
Section 68(1): amended, on 1 April 1980, by section 18(2) of the District Courts Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 125).
Section 68(2): amended, on 25 November 1994, by section 6 of the Wildlife Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 109).