This Act was repealed, as from 1 July 2007, pursuant to section 143 Coroners Act 2006 (2006 No 38). See section 144 of that Act for the transitional provisions.
This Act was administered by the Ministry of Justice
3 Powers of coroners
The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
(1) This Act is the Coroners Amendment Act 2004.
(2) In this Act, the Coroners Act 1988 is called “the principal Act”.
“the principal Act”
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
Section 35 of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after subsection (1), the following subsection:
“(1A) Despite subsection (1), a coroner who is not a District Court Judge has, in relation to the exercise of jurisdiction under this Act, the same protection that a Justice or a Community Magistrate has under Part 7 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957.”