7 Special reasons for withholding official information related to the Cook Islands, Tokelau, or Niue, or the Ross Dependency

Good reason for withholding information exists, for the purpose of section 5, if the making available of the information would be likely—

(a)

to prejudice the security or defence of—

(i)

the self-governing State of the Cook Islands; or

(ii)

the self-governing State of Niue; or

(iii)

Tokelau; or

(iv)

the Ross Dependency; or

(b)

to prejudice relations between any of the Governments of—

(i)

New Zealand:

(ii)

the self-governing State of the Cook Islands:

(iii)

the self-governing State of Niue; or

(c)

to prejudice the international relations of the Governments of—

(i)

the self-governing State of the Cook Islands; or

(ii)

the self-governing State of Niue.