145 Emergency powers

(1)

The Minister may, in the area or areas in which a declaration of biosecurity emergency is in force, take such measures, and do all such acts and things and give all such directions, and require all such acts to be done or not to be done, as the Minister believes on reasonable grounds to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of eradicating or managing the organism in respect of which the emergency has been declared.

(2)

Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1), the Minister, or any person authorised by the Minister for the purpose, may require the owner of any goods or premises or craft (being a craft registered in New Zealand, or chartered by a company (within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Companies Act 1993)) that is anywhere in New Zealand and that the Minister or person authorised by the Minister believes on reasonable grounds to be necessary or would be of assistance in eradicating or limiting the spread of the organism to transfer the goods to or permit the premises or craft to be used for a specified period by the Minister or any other person.

Compare: 1967 No 50 ss 30, 31; 1970 No 151 s 13(1)

Section 145(1): amended, on 18 September 2012, by section 62(1) of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 145(1): amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 98 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).

Section 145(2): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 14 of the Companies Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 111).

Section 145(2): amended, on 18 September 2012, by section 62(2) of the Biosecurity Law Reform Act 2012 (2012 No 73).

Section 145(2): amended, on 26 November 1997, by section 98 of the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 89).