Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997

2 Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

chief executive means the chief executive of the department

Contracting State means, subject to Article 45 of the Convention, a country for which the Convention is for the time being in force as between that country and New Zealand

Convention means the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption signed at The Hague on 29 May 1993, a copy of the English text of which is set out in the Schedule

department means the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

New Zealand accredited body means an organisation approved as an accredited body under Part 2 and the Convention

New Zealand Central Authority has the meaning given by section 5

organisation means any body or organisation, whether incorporated or unincorporated.

Section 2 chief executive: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).

Section 2 department: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).

Section 2 department: amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).

Section 2 Director-General: repealed, on 1 October 1999, by section 13 of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services Act 1999 (1999 No 82).