6B Functions of Authority

(1)

The functions of the Authority shall be—

(a)

to advise the Minister on statements of general policy prepared under the Wildlife Act 1953, the Marine Reserves Act 1971, the Reserves Act 1977, the Wild Animal Control Act 1977, the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and this Act:

(b)

to approve conservation management strategies and conservation management plans, and review and amend such strategies and plans, as required under the Wildlife Act 1953, the Marine Reserves Act 1971, the Reserves Act 1977, the Wild Animal Control Act 1977, the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, the National Parks Act 1980, and this Act:

(c)

to review and report to the Minister or the Director-General on the effectiveness of the Department’s administration of general policies prepared under the Wildlife Act 1953, the Marine Reserves Act 1971, the Reserves Act 1977, the Wild Animal Control Act 1977, the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978, and this Act:

(d)

to investigate any nature conservation or other conservation matters the Authority considers are of national importance, and to advise the Minister or the Director-General, as appropriate, on such matters:

(e)

to consider and make proposals for the change of status or classification of areas of national and international importance:

(f)
[Repealed]

(g)

to encourage and participate in educational and publicity activities for the purposes of bringing about a better understanding of nature conservation in New Zealand:

(h)

to advise the Minister and the Director-General annually on priorities for the expenditure of money:

(i)

to liaise with the New Zealand Fish and Game Council:

(j)

to exercise such powers and functions as may be delegated to it by the Minister under this Act or any other Act.

(2)

The Authority shall have such other functions as are conferred on it by or under this Act or any other Act.

Compare: 1980 No 66 s 18

Section 6B: inserted, on 10 April 1990, by section 5 of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).

Section 6B(1)(a): amended, on 30 September 2008, by section 82 of the Walking Access Act 2008 (2008 No 101).

Section 6B(1)(b): amended, on 30 September 2008, by section 82 of the Walking Access Act 2008 (2008 No 101).

Section 6B(1)(c): amended, on 30 September 2008, by section 82 of the Walking Access Act 2008 (2008 No 101).

Section 6B(1)(f): repealed, on 30 September 2008, by section 82 of the Walking Access Act 2008 (2008 No 101).