This Act is administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
1 Short Title
6 Disease control operations of Animal Health Board
An Act to amend the Biosecurity Act 1993
BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:
This Act may be cited as the Biosecurity Amendment Act 1994, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Biosecurity Act 1993 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).
Until the close of the 30th day of June 1996, every regional council has power,—
(a) By agreement with the Director-General, to undertake all or any part of the implementation of any disease control programme under the Animals Act 1967:
(b) To fund, directly or indirectly, the implementation of any such programme:
(c) To make and levy rates under the Rating Powers Act 1988 accordingly.
For the avoidance of doubt,—
(a) The actions of every regional council and pest destruction board before the commencement of this Act are hereby deemed to have been as valid and effectual as if every declaration under section 3(1)(b) of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967 that possums are pests of local importance in respect of its district (or any part of its district) had effect that possums are pests of local importance not only by virtue of the fact that they have or may have on plants, but also by virtue of the fact that they act or may act as vectors for tuberculosis; and
(b) The actions of every regional council and pest destruction board before the commencement of this Act are hereby deemed to have been as valid and effectual as if it had always had the powers referred to in section 6 of this Act (in the case of actions taken before the commencement of section 208 of the Rating Powers Act 1988, as if the reference in paragraph (c) of the said section 6 to this Act is a reference to the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967).