18 Minister may confer additional specific protection or preservation requirements

(1)

Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette describing the land concerned, declare any land or interest in land, held under this Act for conservation purposes to be held for the purpose of a conservation park, an ecological area, for any other specified purpose or purposes, or for 2 or more of those purposes; and, subject to this Act, it shall thereafter so be held.

(2)

The Minister shall give public notice of intention to give a notice under subsection (1); and section 49 shall apply accordingly.

(3)

The public notice referred to in subsection (2) must specify the proposed name for the proposed park or area.

(3A)

After considering any submissions received in response to the public notice given under subsection (2), the Minister must refer the proposed name to the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa for review under section 27(3) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008; and the provisions of sections 28 to 31 of that Act apply.

(3B)

The area for which a name is specified and determined under subsections (3) and (3A) must be known by its official geographic name.

(4)

Where any land or interest is declared to be held for the purpose of an ecological area under subsection (1), the notice concerned shall specify the particular scientific value for which it is held.

(5)

Every area held under this Act for 1 or more of the purposes described in subsection (1) shall be managed in a manner consistent with the purpose or purposes concerned.

(6)

Nothing in sections 19 to 24 limits the generality of subsection (5).

(7)

Subject to subsection (8), the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, vary or revoke the purpose, or all or any of the purposes, for which any land or interest held under subsection (1) is held; and it shall thereafter be held accordingly.

(8)

Before varying or revoking any purpose under subsection (7), the Minister shall give public notice of intention to do so; and section 49 shall apply accordingly.

Section 18(1): amended, on 24 May 2013, by section 7 of the Conservation Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 15).

Section 18(3): substituted, on 1 November 2008, by section 38 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (2008 No 30).

Section 18(3A): inserted, on 1 November 2008, by section 38 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (2008 No 30).

Section 18(3B): inserted, on 1 November 2008, by section 38 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (2008 No 30).