18AB Governor-General may declare that wetland be notified to Ramsar Secretariat

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister,—

(a)

specify a wetland and the details of the area of the wetland; and

(b)

declare that the Minister for the time being responsible for the Ramsar Administrative Authority must notify the Ramsar Secretariat of the wetland and the details of the area of the wetland; and

(c)

declare that the wetland is to have the official geographic name stated in the order.

(2)

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

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