Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000

12 New section 28 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 28, and substituting the following section:

    28 Register to be open for search
    • (1) Any person may, upon payment of the prescribed fee, have access to the Register for the purpose of determining whether or not any radio frequency is subject to a record of management rights, a spectrum licence, or a radio licence and determining the identity of the owner of a management right, a rightholder, or the holder of a radio licence.

      (2) The Register must be so arranged that it may be searched by—

      • (a) reference number; or

      • (b) frequency band or frequency within a frequency band; or

      • (c) any other search reference specified in regulations made under this Act.

      (3) The Registrar must not disclose, otherwise than in accordance with this section,—

      • (a) any information that will identify, or assist a person to identify, the residential address of any manager, rightholder, or holder of a radio licence where that manager, rightholder, or holder of a radio licence is a natural person and that manager, rightholder, or holder of a radio licence has advised the Registrar in writing that that person does not authorise the disclosure of such information; or

      • (b) any record where the Secretary has advised the Registrar in writing that the record contains information that would be likely to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand.

      (4) Information protected in accordance with this section may be disclosed to the persons or class of persons prescribed in regulations made under this Act for the purposes prescribed in those regulations.