Schedule Powers in other enactments to which all or part of Part 4 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012 applies

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ActSectionBrief description of powerWhich provisions in Part 4 apply
Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 199764(1) and (2)

ACVM officer may enter and inspect transitional facility or biosecurity control area

All (except subparts 2, 3, and 8 and sections 118 and 119)

69(1)Constable or ACVM officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for agricultural compounds or biological agents and related objectsAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
71(1)Constable or ACVM officer may dispose of property seized under search warrant issued under section 69(1) of Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997Subparts 1, 5, 6, 7, and 10
Animal Products Act 199987(1) and (2)Animal product officer may enter place to determine whether person is complying with Animal Products Act 1999 or whether shellfish pose hazard to public healthSubparts 1, 4, 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 118 and 119)
88(1)Animal product officer may examine things at place entered under section 87(1) or (2) of Animal Products Act 1999All (except subparts 2, 3, and 8 and sections 118 and 119)
94(1)Constable or animal product officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Animal Products Act 1999 or in relation to shellfish contaminantsAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
97Constable or animal product officer may dispose of property seized under search warrant issued under section 94(1) of Animal Products Act 1999Subparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Animal Welfare Act 1999131(1) and (2)Constable or animal welfare inspector may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Animal Welfare Act 1999 or to prevent or investigate suffering of animalAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
136(1)Constable or animal welfare inspector may dispose of property seized under search warrant issued under section 131 of Animal Welfare Act 1999 or dispose of any animal taken under section 137 of that ActSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Antarctic Marine Living Resources Act 19819(1)High seas fishery inspector may stop, enter, inspect, and examine vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or hovercraft for evidence of offence against Antarctic Marine Living Resources Act 1981All (except subparts 3 and 8)
Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 199442(1)Special inspector may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994All
43(1)Special inspector may search without warrant for evidence of offence against Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Act 1994 in exigent circumstancesAll (except subparts 2 and 3)
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009117(1) and (3)Enforcement officer or constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Act or of failure to comply with requirement under ActSubparts 1, 3, and 9
118Enforcement officer or constable executing search warrant to inspect and copy documents and require a person to produce documents, operate equipment, remove documents, and answer questionsAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 199822Anti-personnel mines officer may obtain and execute search warrant to enter and inspect place in order to exercise function conferred by Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act 1998Subparts 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10
Aviation Crimes Act 197213(1)Constable may search person who declines to allow his or her luggage to be searched in circumstances where constable believes crime against Aviation Crimes Act 1972 has been, is being, or is likely to be committedAll (except subpart 3)
Biosecurity Act 1993110(1)Inspector or authorised person may obtain and execute search warrant to enter and inspect places for pests, pest agents, unwanted organisms, unauthorised goods, or risk goods, and to check activities carried out under Biosecurity Act 1993Subparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
111(1)Inspector or authorised person may obtain, and inspector, authorised person, or constable may execute, search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Biosecurity Act 1993All (except sections 118 and 119)
118(1)Person exercising power of search conferred by section 111 of Biosecurity Act 1993 may seize thingsSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Boxing and Wrestling Act 19819Constable may obtain and execute search warrant to obtain evidence of offence against Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981Subparts 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10
Building Act 2004133BQResponsible person may obtain and execute a warrant to enter a building to inspect the building and prepare a post-event assessment of risks posed by the buildingSubpart 3
207IChief executive may obtain and execute a warrant to enter a household unit and exercise powers of investigation when investigating a building failureSubpart 3
207JChief executive may take samples or other evidence from the investigation site when investigating a building failureSections 152, 154, 155, and 159
Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 199623Constable or appointed person may apply for search warrantSubparts 3 and 4
Civil Aviation Act 199024(4)Authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to enter dwellinghouse or marae for purposes of exercising powers of inspection conferred on Director of Civil Aviation by Civil Aviation Act 1990Subparts 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10 (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Commerce Act 198698A(2)Authorised employee of Commerce Commission may obtain and execute warrant to search for evidence of offence against most provisions of Commerce Act 1986All (except sections 118 and 119)
Commodity Levies Act 199019(1)Constable or designated person may obtain and execute warrant to enter and search for evidence of offence against Commodity Levies Act 1990All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Conservation Act 198740(1) and (5)Warranted officer may seize various things held in contravention of Conservation Act 1987 and exercise other powers; constable or warranted officer may seize thing in respect of which it is believed offence is being committed under Conservation Act 1987All (except subpart 3)
Coroners Act 2006122Members of the Police may search specified place, craft, or vehicle if warrant issuedSection 110
Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003113(d)Powers of Commerce Commission to search and seize under sections 98A and 98G of Commerce Act 1986 are applied to Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (with any necessary modifications)All (except sections 118 and 119)
Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 200959Court may declare nature, extent, and value of person’s interest in property specified in civil forfeiture order, and give directionsAll (except subpart 6)
71Court may declare nature, extent, and value of person’s interest in property specified in instrument forfeiture order, and give directionsAll (except subpart 6)
101(1)Member of Police may obtain and execute warrant to search any place or thing for instrument of crime or evidence of nature of person’s interest in or control over instrument of crimeSubpart 3
102(1)Commissioner of Police may obtain and execute warrant to search any place or thing for tainted property or evidence of person’s interest in tainted property or property that is subject of restraining orderSubpart 3
104(1)The Commissioner of Police may apply to a Judge for a production order if the Commissioner has reason to believe that a person has possession or control of documents that are relevant to an investigation by the Commissioner under this Act or to any proceedings under this Act.Sections 99 and 100
106(1)The Commissioner of Police may apply to a Judge for an examination order. Sections 99 and 100
108(1)Commissioner of Police may obtain and execute warrant to search any thing or place for documents or information required to be produced or supplied under ActSubpart 3
110(1)Official Assignee may obtain and execute warrant to search any place or thing for property that is or is likely to be subject of restraining order or that is subject of forfeiture orderSubpart 3
114Application and issue of search warrantsAll (except subpart 6)
127Applications for warrants under sections 124 to 126All (except subpart 6)
146High Court may declare the nature, extent, and value of any person’s interest in property specified in a foreign forfeiture orderAll (except subpart 6)
Crown Minerals Act 199199BEnforcement officer authorised by Minister may inspect place or structure (other than dwellinghouse or marae) to determine whether permit, Crown Minerals Act 1991, or regulations made under that Act being complied with.All (except sections 118 and 119)
99CConstable or enforcement officer authorised by Minister may obtain and execute search warrant to enter and search place or vehicle for evidence of offence against Crown Minerals Act 1991 or regulations made under that Act.All (except sections 118 and 119 in the case of an enforcement officer)
Customs and Excise Act 2018191(1)(f)Customs officer may board and search craft if officer has reasonable cause to suspect craft is involved in offence against Customs and Excise Act 2018 or is transporting dutiable, uncustomed, prohibited, or forfeited goodsSubparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
210(3)(a)Customs officer or constable may search person if officer or constable has reasonable cause to suspect that certain items are hidden on or about that personSubparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
210(3)(b)Customs officer or constable may search person if officer or constable has reasonable cause to suspect that dangerous items posing threat to safety are on or about that personSubparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
211Customs officer or constable may search person if officer or constable has reasonable cause to believe that certain items are hidden on or about that personSubparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
214Customs officer or constable may seize certain things found during search under section 210 or 211 of Customs and Excise Act 2018Subparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subpart 6 do not apply to forfeited goods)
225Customs officer may obtain and execute search warrant to enter any place or thing to search for evidence of commission of offence against Customs and Excise Act 2018 or of the unlawful exportation or importation of goods, etcAll (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
228(2)(b), (d), and (e)Customs officer may make a full search of data in an electronic device if officer has reasonable cause to believe that evidential material relating to relevant offending is in the device, etcSubpart 5 (in the case of a section 228(2)(b) search) and subpart 6
228(2)(c) and (d)Customs officer may require a user of an electronic device or a stored value instrument to provide access information and other information or assistance that is reasonable and necessary to allow access to the device or instrumentSection 130(2) and (3)
231Customs officer may stop and detain vehicle to search it for various kinds of goods, etcSubparts 1 and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
237Customs officer may inspect goods no longer subject to the control of Customs if chief executive has reasonable grounds to suspect that the goods are goods in respect of which an offence has been committed, or that are forfeited goods, under Customs and Excise Act 2018Subparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
242Customs officer may seize and detain goods or documents that he or she has cause to suspect on reasonable grounds are certain risk goods or evidence of commission of certain offences, if those goods or documents are presented or located in the course of exercising powers of inspection, search, or examination under Customs and Excise Act 2018All (except subparts 2 and 3)
243Customs officer may seize and detain goods or documents that he or she has cause to suspect on reasonable grounds are evidence of certain offences under Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 or Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993, if those goods or documents are presented or located in the course of exercising powers of inspection, search, or examination under Customs and Excise Act 2018Subparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subpart 6 do not apply to forfeited goods)
clause 9(2) to (5) of Schedule 5ACustoms officer may exercise search powers in dealing with drugs smuggling outside New Zealand, etcSubparts 1, 2, and 4 to 10 (except that sections 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133 and subparts 6 and 8 do not apply to forfeited goods)
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 200129I(1)Constable or chief executive of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry or person authorised by chief executive may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against section 31(3) of Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Dog Control Act 199614(1) to (3)Dog control officer who has good cause to suspect that offence against Dog Control Act 1996 or bylaw under that Act is being committed may enter land or premises, and inspect any dog, and, if authorised by that Act, seize or take custody of dog (note: warrant must be obtained to enter dwellinghouse)Subparts 1, 2, 4, and 7 to 10 (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
56(3)Dog ranger or dog control officer may enter dwellinghouse to remove barking dog (following non-compliance with remedial notice) if he or she obtains warrant to enterSubparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
57(6)(b)Dog ranger or dog control officer may enter dwellinghouse to seize dog that has attacked persons or animals if he or she has warrant to enter (note: entry may be without warrant in exigent circumstances)Subparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
Driftnet Prohibition Act 199113(1) and (2)Enforcement officer may exercise powers of entry and variety of other powers for purposes of enforcing Driftnet Prohibition Act 1991Subparts 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10
15Enforcement officer may seize propertySubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Electricity Act 1992159(1)(e)Dwellinghouse may be entered under general power of entry conferred by Electricity Act 1992 if warrant authorising entry to that dwellinghouse is obtained by person exercising powerSubparts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 10
Electricity Industry Act 201047(1)Employee of Authority may obtain and execute warrant to search any place for purpose of ascertaining whether industry participant is in breach of Act, regulations, or CodeAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012141(1) and (2)Enforcement officer may enter and inspect a place, vehicle, vessel, or structure to determine whether Act, regulations, marine consent, abatement notice, or enforcement order are being complied withAll (except subparts 2 and 8 and sections 118 and 119)
Extradition Act 199983(2)Issuing officer may issue search warrant to constable to search for evidence of extradition offenceAll (except subpart 6)
Fair Trading Act 198633CProduct safety officers may obtain and execute search warrant for purposes associated with unsafe goodsAll (except sections 118 and 119)
47(2)Authorised employee may obtain and execute search warrant to investigate breaches of Fair Trading Act 1986All (except sections 118 and 119)
47LAuthorised employee may obtain and execute search warrant to monitor and enforce compliance with certain standards and noticesAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993109Constable or inspector may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offences against Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (other than against sections 126 and 131A)All (except sections 118 and 119)
109A(1) and 109BConstable or inspector may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offences against section 126 or 131A of Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993All (except sections 118 and 119)
Financial Markets Authority Act 201129(1) and (3)Specified person may enter and search place, vehicle, or other thing by consent or with warrant to ascertain if person is contravening financial markets legislationAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Financial Transactions Reporting Act 199644Constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Financial Transactions Reporting Act 1996 or any regulations made under that ActAll
Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017170(1)FENZ inspector may enter and inspect land and buildings for the purposes specified in section 170(2) of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017All (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
171(1)FENZ inspector may enter homes and marae with the consent of an occupier or pursuant to a warrantAll (except sections 118 and 119)
172(2)FENZ inspector who has entered land or a building may seize, destroy, suppress, or take a sample of a material, substance, structure, or thing that the inspector reasonably believes is likely to imminently cause an emergencyAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
173(1)FENZ inspector who has entered land or a building may, if the inspector believes on reasonable grounds that it is necessary, take or remove a sample of any material, substance, or thing for analysis, or seize and retain any material, substance, or thing for the purpose of assessing compliance with the requirements under fire safety legislationAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
174(1)FENZ may authorise a specified person to enter and search any land, building, vehicle, or other thing, with consent or pursuant to a warrant, if FENZ is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe an offence has been committed under fire safety legislation and that the search will find evidential materialAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Fisheries Act 1996199(1)Fishery officer may examine any vessel, vehicle, premises, or other place in the course of enforcement and administration of Fisheries Act 1996All (except subparts 2, 3, and 8 and section 119)
199AFishery officer may enter, examine, and search any thing that relates to suspected offence against Fisheries Act 1996All (except subparts 3 and 8)
200(1)Fishery officer may enter dwellinghouse or surrounds or Māori reservation (under power conferred elsewhere in Fisheries Act 1996) if authorised to do so by issuing officerSubparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
207(1)Property seized by fishery officer in relation to suspected offence against Fisheries Act 1996 may be heldSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Food Act 2014282Chief executive may give directions to complete and supply declarationSubpart 5 of Part 4
283Chief executive may give directions to impose movement or related controlsSubpart 5 of Part 4
292Chief executive may require production of informationSubpart 5 of Part 4
293Chief executive may require production of informationSubpart 5 of Part 4
294Verifiers’ rights of access and certain other powersSubpart 5 of Part 4
295Recognised person may exercise right of access to places, information, documents, etcSubpart 5 of Part 4
299Use of equipment by food safety officers to facilitate entry and searchSection 110(e)
300Food safety officer may copy documents, etcSubpart 5 of Part 4
306Food safety officer may seize, condemn, and require disposalPart 4 (other than subparts 2, 3, 6, and 8 and sections 118, 119, 125(4), 131(5)(f), and 133)
308Food safety officer may ask about documents, etcSubpart 5 of Part 4
309Food safety officer must identify himself or herselfSection 131
311Food safety officer may enter places without search warrantPart 4 (other than subparts 2, 3, 6, and 8 and sections 118 and 119)
322Constable or food safety officer may apply for warrantSections 98 to 100
323Issuing officer’s power to issue search warrantSections 102 to 104 and 107, and subpart 5 of Part 4
325How search warrant can be transmittedSection 105
326Search powers under warrantSection 110
327How search powers to be carried outSections 106, 111 to 114, 115(1)(b) and (3), 116 to 130, 131(1) to (5), 132, 133, 134, and 135
328How seized property may be disposed ofPart 4 (other than subparts 2, 3, 4, and 8)
329Documents relating to search warrant must be retainedSection 101
Forests Act 194967D(1)(e)Timber seized by Secretary (chief executive of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) or forestry officer may be disposed of in accordance with Part 4 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012Subparts 1, 6, 7, 9, and 10
67RSecretary (chief executive of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) and any forestry officer may enter various places to inspect indigenous timber from indigenous forest land and may seize indigenous timber involved in a contravention of Forests Act 1949All (except subparts 2, 3, 5, and 8 and sections 118 and 119)
71B(1)Various powers of entry conferred by Forests Act 1949 are subject to specified statutory restrictions (including all of Part 4 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012)All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Gambling Act 2003335(1)Gambling inspector may, while in casino, seize any gambling equipment, device, or thing that inspector has reasonable grounds to believe is evidence of offence against sections 351 to 353 of Gambling Act 2003All (except subpart 3)
336(1)Gambling inspector may, while in public place, seize any equipment, device, or thing that inspector has reasonable grounds to believe is evidence of offence against Gambling Act 2003 or related offence involving gamblingAll (except subpart 3)
340(3)Gambling inspector or constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Gambling Act 2003 or related offence involving gamblingAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Gas Act 199243W(6) and (7)Authorised person may enter home of industry participant under authority of warrant (which may be issued if there are reasonable grounds to believe it is necessary to issue warrant to ascertain whether industry participant has breached, or may breach, gas governance regulations or rules)Subparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
50(1)Any power of entry conferred by Gas Act 1992 or regulations made under that Act may be exercised in respect of dwellinghouse if warrant is issued (note: entry without warrant allowed in exigent circumstances)Subparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996119(1)Enforcement officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of any substance or organism or related thing involved in offence against Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015169(2)Inspector may obtain and execute search warrant to enter a home (or part of a home) and exercise section 168 powers if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the home is a workplace or has a workplace within it, or that the home is the only practicable means through which the inspector may enter the workplaceSubpart 3
172(1)Inspector who has entered a workplace or a former workplace under section 168 or 169 may take or remove sample of any material, substance, or thing for analysis, or seize and retain any material, substance, or thing for specified purposesSections 154, 155, and 159
173(1) and (3)Specified person may enter and search place, vehicle, or other thing by consent or with warrant to ascertain if person is contravening relevant health and safety legislationAll (except sections 118 and 119)
183(1) and (4)Health and safety medical practitioner may obtain and execute search warrant to enter a home (or part of a home) and exercise powers of examination, inspection, and related powers if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the home is a workplace or has a workplace within it, or that the home is the only practicable means through which the health and safety medical practitioner may enter the workplaceSubpart 3
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 200310(1)Constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against section 7 or 9 of Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003All (except sections 118 and 119)
Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 200468(1)Authorised person may enter place if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that gamete, embryo, or foetus formed by prohibited action is located there or any assisted reproductive procedure or human reproductive research is conducted there, and inspect equipment at place and exercise other powers (such as powers of inspection and search and seizures at various times)All (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
69(2)Authorised person may enter dwellinghouse and exercise section 68 powers inside house under section 68(1) of Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2004 only if he or she obtains search warrantAll (except sections 118 and 119)
72Property seized may be forfeited to Crown on convictionSubpart 6
Human Tissue Act 200868(1)Authorised person may enter place if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that collection or use of human tissue at place involves contravention of Human Tissue Act 2008, or there is evidence of contraventions of Act at that place, and inspect equipment at place and exercise other powers, such as powers of inspection and search and seizure of various itemsAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
69(2)Authorised person may enter dwellinghouse and exercise section 68 powers inside house only if he or she obtains search warrantAll (except sections 118 and 119)
72Property seized may be forfeited to Crown on convictionSubpart 6
Immigration Act 2009285AImmigration officer may perform search of person coming into New Zealand from another countrySections 123 to 126 and subpart 7
293AImmigration officer may apply for and execute search warrantAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply only if warrant is executed by constable)
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 200757(1)(e)Person authorised by Registrar who enters premises for purposes of administering licensing regime may retain certain documents if there are grounds for believing they are evidence of commission of offenceSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
61(1)Person may obtain entry warrant for dwellinghouse if there are reasonable grounds to believe that immigration adviser, former immigration adviser, or applicant for licence as immigration adviser has worked there, and obtaining entry warrant is only practicable way in which to obtain entrySubparts 1, 3, and 9
61ARegistrar may apply for a search warrant in relation to an offence under the ActSection 6
Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010132(1)Investigator may enter and search any place by consent or with warrant for purposes of investigating affairs of licensed insurer or associated personAll (except sections 118 and 119)
230, 231Protection from liability for acts done in good faithSubpart 7
International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000102(1) and (2)Constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of international crime or anything related to such crimeSubparts 1 to 5, 7, 9, and 10 and also sections 161 and 162
107(2)Report on execution of search warrant together with copy of any notice given under section 133 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012 must be given to Attorney-GeneralSection 133
108(4)Things seized under search warrant issued under section 102 of International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000 must be returned to person from whom they were seized (subject to section 155 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012)Section 155
108(5)Attorney-General may refuse to return thing seized in certain circumstances (subject to section 154 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012)Section 154
International Energy Agreement Act 197611Regulations may be made allowing powers of entry conferred by section 9 of International Energy Agreement Act 1976 to be exercised to ensure compliance with those regulations (note: regulations must not limit section 6 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012 or subpart 6 of Part 4 of that Act)Section 6 and subparts 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, and 10
International War Crimes Tribunals Act 199548(1)Constable who is of or above the level of inspector may obtain and execute warrant to search for evidence of suspected offence for which person has been arrested under section 7 of International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995 or for any thing in respect of which such offence has been, or is suspected of having been, committedSubparts 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 and also sections 161 and 162
48(2)Constable, authorised by Attorney-General, may obtain and execute warrant to search for evidence of suspected offence that war crimes tribunal has jurisdiction to try, and for any thing in respect of which such offence has been, or is suspected of having been, committedSubparts 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 and also sections 161 and 162
55(5) and (6)Any thing seized may be retained in certain circumstances, but must otherwise be returned to person from whom it was seized (subject to sections 154 and 155 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012)Sections 154 and 155
Land Transport Act 199879VConstable may obtain and execute a search warrant to search for evidence of offence against section 79T or 79U of Land Transport Act 1998All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
119(1) and (2)Enforcement officer may enter any premises if he or she is in fresh pursuit of driver suspected of committing certain offences against Land Transport Act 1998, or of driver who has failed to provide certain informationAll (except subpart 3)
119(3)Enforcement officer may enter premises without warrant, in exigent circumstances, to seize and impound vehicle liable to impoundment under various provisions of Land Transport Act 1998All (except subpart 3)
119(5)Enforcement officer may obtain and execute warrant to enter premises and seize and impound vehicle liable to impoundment under various provisions of Land Transport Act 1998All
Land Transport Management Act 200365ZHEnforcement officer may obtain and execute warrant to search for evidence of offences against section 65ZI of Land Transport Management Act 2003All
Local Government Act 2002165Enforcement officer may obtain and execute warrant to enter private land involved in commission of offence and seize and impound propertyAll (except sections 118 and 119)
172Warranted enforcement officer may enter land for purpose of detecting breach of bylaw or commission of offence against Local Government Act 2002, if officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting such breach or offence has occurred, or is occurring, on the land (note: warrant must be obtained before this power can be exercised in respect of dwellinghouse)All (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
173(1)Local authority, for purposes of doing anything it is authorised to do under Local Government Act 2002, may enter property without giving prior notice in certain circumstances involving sudden emergency or if there is danger to any works or to adjoining propertyAll (except subparts 2 and 3 and sections 118 and 119)
Major Events Management Act 200767(1)Constable or enforcement officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Major Events Management Act 2007 or for any related thingAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Marine Mammals Protection Act 197813(1)Marine mammals officer who has reason to believe or suspect that offence against Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 has been committed may enter, inspect, and examine any vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or hovercraftAll (except subpart 3)
13(5)Marine mammal officers may exercise certain powers of seizureSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
14(1)Marine mammals officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 or of any preparation to commit such offenceAll
Marine Reserves Act 197118(1)(d)Ranger may, if he or she reasonably believes that person has committed offence against Marine Reserves Act 1971 or any regulations made under that Act, stop any vessel, vehicle, or aircraft or parcel, package, luggage, or other container in transit and may enter or open and search any such thingAll (except subpart 3)
18ARanger may, if he or she believes there has been breach of Marine Reserves Act 1971 or any regulations made under that Act, exercise certain seizure powersAll (except subpart 3)
Maritime Crimes Act 199910BEnforcement officer may search ship if officer has reasonable grounds to suspect an offence against the Maritime Crimes Act 1999 has been, is, or is about to be committed All (except subpart 3)
10CEnforcement officer may search fixed platform if officer has reasonable grounds to suspect an offence against the Maritime Crimes Act 1999 has been, is, or is about to be committed All (except subpart 3)
Maritime Security Act 200451(4)Authorised person may obtain and execute search warrant to search certain persons and their personal effects or a ship if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe offence against Maritime Security Act 2004 has been, is being, or is likely to be committedAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Maritime Transport Act 1994454Authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to inspect dwellinghouse or marae for purposes of carrying out his or her functions, duties, or powers under Maritime Transport Act 1994 if issuing officer is satisfied that entry is essential to enable inspection to be carried outAll (except subpart 2 and that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
455(1)Authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to search place for evidence of offence against Maritime Transport Act 1994 or for any related thingAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Meat Board Act 200442(2)Auditor may enter place of business where any meat products or related documents are held or are likely to be and examine place and take samples for purposes of undertaking quota compliance audit under Meat Board Act 2004Subparts 1, 4 to 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 118 and 119)
42(5)Auditor may obtain and execute warrant to enter and inspect place that is not a place of business if issuing officer is satisfied that there are or are likely to be meat products or related documents at that placeAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
62(1)Constable or authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to enter and inspect place that is not a place of business if issuing officer is satisfied that a person has taken or is intending to take certain proscribed actions and that meat products or related documents are or are likely to be at the placeAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
62(2)Constable or authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to enter and inspect place that is not a place of business if issuing officer is satisfied that, as consequence of inspection under section 61 of Meat Board Act 2004, there are reasonable grounds to believe that there are or are likely to be meat products or related documents at that placeAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003130(1)Constable or Registrar of Motor Vehicles or person authorised by Registrar may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 that has been, or is being, committed or for any related thingAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 199244(1)Constable authorised by Attorney-General under section 43(2) may obtain and execute warrant to search for and seize any thing in respect of which offence under foreign law has been or may have been committed, or that is evidence, or that may be used in commission of such an offenceAll (except subpart 6)
National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012clause 9, Schedule 2NAIT officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 or regulations made under itAll (except sections 118 and 119)
clause 10, Schedule 2NAIT officer or NAIT authorised person may enter and inspect any place (other than dwelling house or marae) to determine whether the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 and any regulations or standards under that Act are being complied withSubparts 1, 4, 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 118 and 119)
clause 11, Schedule 2Property seized under search warrant issued under clause 9 of Schedule 2 of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act 2012 may be disposed ofSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10
National Parks Act 198061(1)Ranger may seize article found in possession of any person in national park if ranger has reasonable grounds to believe that the person, in obtaining possession of article, has committed offence against National Parks Act 1980All (except subpart 3)
61(6)Ranger may seize any chainsaw, firearm, trap, net, or similar item found in unlawful possession of any person in national park and any item found on any person and used in commission of offence in national parkAll (except subpart 3)
65(1)Ranger may stop and search boats or vehicles, or certain animals, or aircraft, and search premises and possessions, in national park if he or she has reasonable cause to believe offence has been committed against National Parks Act 1980 or any bylaws under that Act and that evidence will be found in course of searchAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
66(1)Authorised person may stop and search boat outside national park if he or she has reasonable cause to believe offence has been committed against National Parks Act 1980 or any bylaws under that Act and that evidence is on boatAll (except subpart 3)
Non-bank Deposit Takers Act 201352(1)Appointed person may enter and search any place by consent or with warrant for purpose of investigating whether offence committedAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Oranga Tamariki Act 198939(1) and (3)Constable or chief executive may obtain and execute place of safety warrant authorising search for, and removal of, child at risk of harmSections 99, 101, and 105
40(1) and (4)On application for order that child is in need of care and protection, constable or chief executive may obtain and execute search warrant authorising search for and removal of childSections 99, 101, and 105
386(1)If child or young person absconds, constable or chief executive may obtain and execute search warrant authorising search for, and removal and return of, child or young personSections 99, 101, and 105
Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 201760Powers of enforcement officersSubparts 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 (except for sections 118 and 119)
61Provisions relating to entry to dwellinghouse or maraeSubparts 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10 (except that sections 118 and 119 apply only in respect of warrant issued to a named constable or to every constable)
Overseas Investment Act 200556(3)Regulator may obtain search warrant to search place or thing if there are reasonable grounds to believe offence under Overseas Investment Act 2005 has been, or is being, committed at place or thing or there is on, under, or over place or thing evidence of offence against that ActAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Ozone Layer Protection Act 199623(1)Constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offence against Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996All (except sections 118 and 119)
25If any constable or officer seizes any substance or goods under Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996, subparts 1, 6, 7, 9, and 10 of Part 4 of Search and Surveillance Act 2012 applySubparts 1, 6, 7, 9, and 10
Pork Industry Board Act 199744(2)Authorised person may enter and inspect place of business to ascertain whether requirements of Part 4 of Pork Industry Board Act 1997 are being complied with or to obtain evidence that any of those requirements are not being metAll (except subpart 2, sections 118 and 119, and subpart 8)
45(1)Authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to enter and inspect place that is not place of business if issuing officer is satisfied that offence against section 49(1) or (2) of Pork Industry Board Act 1997 has been committed and that there are or are likely to be at the place certain documents relating to levy money or slaughter of pigs, or pork products subject to that levy, that are evidence of commission of offenceAll (except sections 118 and 119)
45(2)Authorised person may obtain and execute warrant to enter and inspect place that is not place of business if issuing officer is satisfied that, as consequence of inspection of place of business under section 44 of Pork Industry Board Act 1997, there are reasonable grounds to believe that there are certain documents relating to levy money or slaughter of pigs, or pork products from pigs subject to that levy, at that placeAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Prostitution Reform Act 200330(1)Constable may obtain warrant to enter and search place if issuing officer is satisfied that there is good cause to suspect offence against section 23 or 34 of Prostitution Reform Act 2003 has been or is likely to be committed at that place, or that it is necessary for constable to enter place to prevent or investigate such offenceAll
Psychoactive Substances Act 201377Constable may enter and search a place (except private premises), vehicle, or other thing without a warrant to search for evidence of offences against Psychoactive Substances Act 2013All (except subpart 3)
79Enforcement officer or constable may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidence of offences against Psychoactive Substances Act 2013All (except sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Radiocommunications Act 1989120Authorised Ministry of Economic Development employee or constable may obtain warrant to enter and inspect and remove certain documents if issuing officer is satisfied that a person has committed or is committing offence against Radiocommunications Act 1989 or any regulations made under section 134(1)(g) of that ActAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 198966ISuitably qualified person appointed by Reserve Bank may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that certain information supplied to Reserve Bank is false or misleading, or that a person has failed to comply with certain statutory requirements under Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989All (except sections 118 and 119)
106(1)Suitably qualified person appointed by Reserve Bank may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there has been non-compliance with any of certain provisions in Part 5 of Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989All (except sections 118 and 119)
106(2)Suitably qualified person appointed by Reserve Bank may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is necessary to do so for purpose of determining whether to execute statutory powers conferred by section 113 or 117 of Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989All (except sections 118 and 119)
Reserves Act 197795(1)Certain wildlife and related things found in possession of person in reserve may be seized by constable, ranger, or employee of administering body, if he or she has good cause to suspect that the person, in obtaining possession of the thing, has committed offence against Reserves Act 1977All (except subpart 3)
95(6)Firearms, traps, nets, or similar objects found illegally in possession of any person in reserve and equipment found in possession of any person that has been used to commit offence in reserve may be seized by constable, ranger, or employee of administering bodyAll (except subpart 3)
100(1)Officer who has good cause to suspect that offence against Reserves Act 1977 or regulations made under that Act has been committed, on, from, or in respect of certain boats may stop boat and exercise certain powers of search and seizureAll (except subpart 3)
Resource Management Act 1991334(1)Constable or enforcement officer may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that at, in, on, over, or under any place or vehicle there is any thing in respect of which imprisonable offence under Resource Management Act 1991 or any regulations made under that Act has been committed or any thing that is evidence of such offence or that is intended to be used to commit such offenceAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Road User Charges Act 201279Constable may obtain and execute a search warrant for evidence of offences against Road User Charges Act 2012All (except sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012270Constable may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that certain contraventions of Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 are occurringAll
Smoke-free Environments Act 199041BAEnforcement officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search for evidential material in relation to suspected offence against Smoke-free Environments Act 1990All (except sections 118 and 119)
Tax Administration Act 199417Commissioner of Inland Revenue may have access to things described in section 17 of Tax Administration Act 1994 for purpose of inspection as described in that sectionSubparts 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 102, 103(3)(b)(ii), 103(4)(g), 103(7), 115(1)(b), 118, 119, and 130(4))
17D(2) and (3)Commissioner of Inland Revenue may obtain and execute warrant to (i) enter private dwelling and (ii) remove books and documents from place and retain them for full and complete inspection if issuing officer is satisfied that this may be required to enable application to exercise functions under sections 17 and 17D of Tax Administration Act 1994Subparts 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 102, 103(3)(b)(ii), 103(4)(g), 103(7), 115(1)(b), 118, 119, and 130(4))
Trade in Endangered Species Act 198937(1)Officer who has reasonable grounds to believe that breach of Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 or of any regulations made under that Act has occurred may exercise certain entry, inspection, and related powersAll (except subpart 3)
38(1) and (2)Officer may obtain and execute search warrant to enter and search dwellinghouse or marae if issuing officer is satisfied that there is in that place specimen of endangered, threatened, or exploited species in respect of which offence against Trade in Endangered Species Act 1989 may have been committed, or that there is evidence of such offence at that place or a thing intended to be used for purpose of committing offenceAll
Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 200751(4)Enforcement officer may obtain and execute search warrant to search place or thing if there are reasonable grounds for believing that civil liability event has been, or is being, committed at place or thing or that there is on, over, or under place or thing anything that is evidence of civil liability eventAll (except that sections 118 and 119 apply to constables only)
Waste Minimisation Act 200879(1)Enforcement officer may enter land or buildings to inspect property and obtain informationAll (except subpart 3 and sections 118 and 119)
80(3)Enforcment officer may enter a dwellinghouse or marae with a warrantAll (sections 118 and 119)
82(1)Enforcement officer may enter private land with warrant and seize property materially involved in commission of offenceAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Weights and Measures Act 198728(3)Inspector of Weights and Measures may obtain and execute search warrant if issuing officer is satisfied that it is necessary for inspector to enter dwellinghouse to exercise certain entry, examination, and related powers conferred by section 28(1) of Weights and Measures Act 1987Subparts 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10
Wild Animal Control Act 197712(10)Warranted officer may enter land or premises of licence or permit holder under Wild Animal Control Act 1977, or any other land or premises on which he or she suspects animal is being kept in breach of section 12 of that Act, in order to ascertain whether conditions of licence or permit are being complied with, or whether animal is being kept in contravention of section 12 (note: a dwellinghouse may not be entered without obtaining a warrant)All (except sections 118 and 119)
12(11)Warranted officer may obtain and execute warrant to enter dwellinghouse for purpose of detecting offence if issuing officer is satisfied that there is probable cause to suspect that breach of section 12 of Wild Animal Control Act 1977 has been, or is being, committedAll (except sections 118 and 119)
13(1)Warranted officer may exercise variety of entry and search powers for purpose of enforcing, or preventing or detecting offences against, Wild Animal Control Act 1977All (except subparts 2 and 3 and sections 118 and 119)
13(6) and (7)Warranted officer may exercise variety of entry and search powers for purpose of enforcing, or preventing or detecting offences against, Wild Animal Control Act 1977 and may obtain a warrant to enter a dwellinghouseAll (except sections 118 and 119)
14(1) and (2)Warranted officer may obtain and execute warrant to enter dwellinghouse for purpose of detecting offence if issuing officer is satisfied that there is probable cause to suspect that offence against Wild Animal Control Act 1977 has been, or is being, committed thereAll (except sections 118 and 119)
Wildlife Act 195339(1), 39B to 39FRanger may exercise variety of entry, seizure, stopping, and related powers in connection with enforcement of Wildlife Act 1953. Specifically warranted rangers and specified enforcement officers from other government agencies may exercise arrest powerAll
Wine Act 200362(1) and (2)Wine officer may enter any premises (other than dwellinghouse or marae) for purposes of determining whether Wine Act 2003 is being complied with Subparts 1, 4, 7, 9, and 10 (except sections 118 and 119)
63(1)(a) and (b)Wine officer may exercise range of examination and inquiry powers at any place he or she may enter under section 62 of Wine Act 2003All (except subparts 2, 3, and 8 and sections 118 and 119)
65(1)Wine officer or constable may obtain and execute search warrant at any place if issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is at place a thing in respect of which offence under Wine Act 2003 has been, or is being, committed or thing that is being used, or is intended for use, in commission of such offence, or that is evidence of such offenceAll (except sections 118 and 119)
68Property seized under search warrant issued under section 65 of Wine Act 2003 may be disposed ofSubparts 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10

Schedule: amended (with effect on 18 March 2019), on 23 March 2020, by section 276 of the Taxation (KiwiSaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Act 2020 (2020 No 5).

Schedule: amended, on 17 December 2019, by section 34 of the Building Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 27).

Schedule: amended, on 14 December 2019, by section 27 of the National Animal Identification and Tracing Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 74).

Schedule: amended (with effect on 18 March 2019), on 26 June 2019, by section 129(a) of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019–20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Act 2019 (2019 No 33).

Schedule: amended (with effect on 18 March 2019), on 26 June 2019, by section 129(b) of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2019–20, GST Offshore Supplier Registration, and Remedial Matters) Act 2019 (2019 No 33).

Schedule: amended, on 1 October 2018, by section 18 of the Maritime Powers Extension Act 2018 (2018 No 38).

Schedule: amended, on 1 October 2018, by section 443(3) of the Customs and Excise Act 2018 (2018 No 4).

Schedule: amended, on 27 June 2018, by section 11(2) of the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 15).

Schedule: amended, on 27 May 2018, by section 24 of the Maritime Crimes Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 49).

Schedule: amended, on 14 March 2018, by section 22(2) of the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 43).

Schedule: amended, on 2 March 2018, by section 256(2) of the Food Safety Law Reform Act 2018 (2018 No 3).

Schedule: amended, on 21 December 2017, by section 90(2) of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (2017 No 29).

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

Schedule: amended, on 1 July 2017, by section 197 of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (2017 No 17).

Schedule: amended, on 1 April 2017, by section 11 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 98).

Schedule: amended, on 13 March 2017, by section 13(2) of the Wildlife (Powers) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 2).

Schedule: amended, on 7 March 2017, by section 99 of the Radiation Safety Act 2016 (2016 No 6).

Schedule: amended, on 21 July 2016, by section 75 of the Coroners Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 29).

Schedule: amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Schedule: amended, on 1 March 2016, by section 447 of the Food Act 2014 (2014 No 32).

Schedule: amended, on 7 May 2015, by section 114(2) of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 48).

Schedule: amended, on 26 March 2015, by section 8(2) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 17).

Schedule: amended, on 17 June 2014, by section 41(2) of the Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 143).

Schedule: amended, on 1 May 2014, by section 92(2) of the Non-bank Deposit Takers Act 2013 (2013 No 104).

Schedule: amended, on 23 April 2014, by section 16 of the Road User Charges Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 23).

Schedule: amended, on 18 December 2013, by section 417(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (2012 No 120).

Schedule: amended, on 1 September 2013, by section 164 of the Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Act 2013 (2013 No 52).

Schedule: amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 110(1) of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 (2013 No 53).

Schedule: amended, on 28 June 2013, by section 177 of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 (2012 No 72).

Schedule: amended, on 24 May 2013, by section 65 of the Crown Minerals Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 14).