Civil Aviation Amendment Act (No 2) 2004

8 Functions of Authority
  • (1) Section 72B of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsections (1) and (4).

    (2) Section 72B(2) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words In furtherance of its principal function, the Authority shall also have the following functions:, and substituting the words The Authority has the following functions:.

    (3) Section 72B(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraphs (a) to (c), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (a) to promote civil aviation safety and security in New Zealand:

    • (b) to promote civil aviation safety and security beyond New Zealand in accordance with New Zealand's international obligations:.

    (4) Section 72B(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (i), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (i) to co-operate with, or to provide advice and assistance to, any government agency or local government agency when requested to do so by the Minister, but only if the Minister and the Authority are satisfied that the performance of the functions and duties of the Authority will not be compromised:

    • (ia) to provide information and advice with respect to civil aviation, and to foster appropriate information education programmes with respect to civil aviation, that promote its objective:.

    (5) Section 72B of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (2A), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (2A) The Authority must, if directed to do so by the Minister under section 14C, 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).

    (6) Section 72B of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (3), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (3) The Authority must carry out any other civil aviation functions and duties that—

      • (a) are conferred on it by this Act or any other Act; and

      • (b) the Minister may prescribe by notice in the Gazette.