9 Declarations made in New Zealand
  • (1) A declaration made in New Zealand must be in the form in Schedule 1, and must be made before—

    • (a) a person enrolled as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court; or

    • (b) a Justice of the Peace; or

    • (c) a notary public; or

    • (ca) the Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court; or

    • (d) the Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal; or

    • (e) a Registrar or Deputy Registrar of the High Court or a District Court; or

    • (f) some other person authorised by law to administer an oath; or

    • (g) a member of Parliament; or

    • (h) a person who—

      • (ii) is acting in the employment of the holder of a practising certificate as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court; or

    • (i) an employee of the New Zealand Transport Agency, authorised for that purpose (by name, or as the holder for the time being of a specified office or title) by the Minister of Justice by notice in the Gazette; or

    • (ia) an employee of Public Trust constituted under the Public Trust Act 2001, authorised for that purpose (by name, or as the holder for the time being of a specified office or title) by the Minister of Justice by notice in the Gazette; or

    • (j) an officer in the service of the Crown, or of a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2002, authorised for that purpose (by name, or as the holder for the time being of a specified office or title) by the Minister of Justice by notice in the Gazette.

    (2) Despite subsection (1), if a te reo Māori equivalent of the declaration prescribed in Schedule 1 is prescribed by regulations made under section 30A, using that te reo Māori equivalent has the same effect as using the declaration prescribed in Schedule 1.

    Section 9: replaced, on 27 September 2001, by section 3 of the Oaths And Declarations Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 75).

    Section 9(1)(ca): inserted, on 1 January 2004, by section 48(1) of the Supreme Court Act 2003 (2003 No 53).

    Section 9(1)(i): replaced, on 19 December 2002, by section 4(1) of the Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 71).

    Section 9(1)(i): amended, on 1 August 2008, by section 50(1) of the Land Transport Management Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 47).

    Section 9(1)(ia): inserted, on 19 December 2002, by section 4(1) of the Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 71).

    Section 9(1)(j): replaced, on 1 July 2003, by section 262 of the Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84).

    Section 9(2): inserted, on 19 December 2002, by section 4(2) of the Oaths and Declarations Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 71).