Part 4
Specially protected areas

18AA Governor-General may confer additional protection or preservation requirements
  • (1) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, declare any conservation area—

    • (a) to be held for the purpose of a wilderness area, a sanctuary area, or both; and

    • (b) to have the official geographic name stated in the order.

    (2) Before making a recommendation under subsection (1), the Minister must—

    • (a) refer the proposed name to the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa for review under subpart 3 of Part 2 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008; and

    • (b) give public notice of the intention to recommend the making of the order that includes the proposed name for the area.

    (3) Section 49 applies, with the necessary modifications, to a notice given under subsection (2)(b).

    (4) A conservation area declared to be held for the purpose of a wilderness area, a sanctuary area, or both, under this section must be managed in a manner that is consistent with that purpose or those purposes (as the case may be).

    (5) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, vary or revoke the purpose, or all or any of the purposes, for which any conservation area held under subsection (1) is held, and the land is to be held accordingly as provided in the order.

    (6) Before making a recommendation under subsection (5), the Minister must give public notice of the intention to recommend the making of the order, and section 49 applies with the necessary modifications.

    Section 18AA: inserted, on 24 May 2013, by section 6 of the Conservation Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 15).