Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Amendment Act 2015

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Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Amendment Act 2015

Public Act2015 No 7
Date of assent25 March 2015
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Antarctica (Environmental Protection) Amendment Act 2015.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 28 amended (Acts prohibited except in accordance with permit)
  • (1) In section 28(1)(b), after mammal, insert or native invertebrate.

    (2) Replace section 28(1)(e) with:

    • (e) introduce onto land or ice shelves or sea ice or into water in Antarctica any living organism (including, but not limited to, any species of animal, plant, or micro-organism) not native to that area; or.

    (3) After section 28(1)(e), insert:

    • (ea) introduce onto land or ice shelves or sea ice or into water in Antarctica any living bird; or.

    (4) In section 28(3),—

    • (a) replace dressed poultry with poultry or avian products:

    • (b) delete Appendix C to.

5 Section 32 amended (Restrictions on permits to introduce non-indigenous animals, plants, or micro-organisms into Antarctica)
  • In section 32,—

    • (a) replace into Antarctica with onto land or ice shelves or sea ice or into water in Antarctica:

    • (b) replace animal, plant, or micro-organism with living organism (including, but not limited to, any species of animal, plant, or micro-organism).


Legislative history

19 March 2015Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 4) (Bill 188–2)
24 March 2015Third reading
25 March 2015Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.