Civil Aviation Amendment Act (No 2) 2004

4 New sections 14 to 14C substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 14, and substituting the following sections:

    14 Objectives of Minister
    • The objectives of the Minister under this Act are—

      • (a) to undertake the Minister's functions in a way that contributes to the aim of achieving an integrated, safe, responsive, and sustainable transport system; and

      • (b) to ensure that New Zealand's obligations under international civil aviation agreements are implemented.

    14A Functions of Minister
    • The functions of the Minister under this Act are—

      • (a) to promote safety in civil aviation:

      • (b) to administer New Zealand's participation in the Convention and any other international aviation convention, agreement, or understanding to which the Government of New Zealand is a party:

      • (c) to administer the Crown's interest in the aerodromes referred to in Part 10:

      • (d) to make rules under this Act.

    14B Search and rescue operations
    • (1) The Minister—

      • (a) must establish, maintain, and operate a search and rescue co-ordination centre to co-ordinate and conduct—

        • (i) an aviation search and rescue operation; and

        • (ii) a maritime search and rescue operation; and

        • (iii) any other search and rescue operation that the Minister considers appropriate; and

      • (b) may exercise any powers that may be necessary or desirable—

        • (i) for the effective co-ordination and performance of a search and rescue operation specified in paragraph (a); and

        • (ii) to implement any international convention or agreement relating to search and rescue to which New Zealand is a party; and

      • (c) may appoint persons to, either generally or in any particular case, participate in or co-ordinate a search and rescue operation specified in paragraph (a).

      (2) The Minister may authorise the payment, out of money appropriated for the purpose by Parliament, of an amount that the Minister considers appropriate to—

      • (a) any person who assisted in a search and rescue operation specified in subsection (1)(a) at the request of a person appointed under subsection (1)(c); or

      • (b) the owner of any vehicle, ship, or aircraft used in a search and rescue operation specified in subsection (1)(a) in response to a request by a person appointed under subsection (1)(c).

    14C Minister may direct agencies with respect to search and rescue operations
    • The Minister may direct the Civil Aviation Authority or the Maritime Safety Authority, or any other Crown entity or government agency for which the Minister is responsible and whose functions are consistent with search and rescue operations, to do any or all of the following:

      • (a) operate and maintain the search and rescue co-ordination centre established under section 14B(1)(a):

      • (b) co-ordinate, or participate in the co-ordination of, any search and rescue operation specified in section 14B(1)(a):

      • (c) perform, or participate in the performance of, any search and rescue operation specified in section 14B(1)(a):

      • (d) exercise any or all of the powers of the Minister under section 14B(1)(b) and (c) and section 14B(2).