Biosecurity Amendment Act 2015

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Biosecurity Amendment Act 2015

Public Act2015 No 8
Date of assent25 March 2015
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Biosecurity 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 24E amended (Meaning of craft risk management standard)
  • In section 24E(1)(a), after territory, insert or the arrival of craft in the EEZ.

5 Section 110 amended (Warrant to inspect dwellinghouse, marae, etc)
  • (1) In section 110(1), replace authorising the inspector or authorised person with authorising every inspector and authorised person.

    (2) In section 110(3)(a), replace authorises the inspector or authorised person with authorises every inspector and authorised person.

6 Section 142A amended (Establishment)
  • In section 142A(5)(a), replace in the public domain with that is publicly available, as defined in section 142C(7).

7 Section 142C amended (Access, use, or disclosure)
  • (1) Replace the heading above section 142C(1) with:

    Publicly available information.

    (2) In section 142C(1), replace comes from the public domain with is publicly available.

    (3) Replace the heading above section 142C(2) with:

    Information that is not publicly available.

    (4) In section 142C(2), (4), and (5), replace comes from any other source with is not publicly available.

    (5) After section 142C(2)(f), insert:

    • (g) to access, use, or disclose it for statistical or research purposes, provided that the information accessed, used, or disclosed—

      • (i) does not identify any person; and

      • (ii) is not published in any form that could reasonably be expected to identify any person:

    • (h) to authorise other persons to access and use it for statistical or research purposes, provided that the information used—

      • (i) does not identify any person; and

      • (ii) is not published in any form that could reasonably be expected to identify any person.

    (6) After section 142C(6), insert:

    Meaning of publicly available
    • (7) In this section and section 142A(5)(a), information that is publicly available means information that—

      • (a) comes directly or indirectly from a source that is, or was at the time of collection, available to the public; or

      • (b) the Director-General believes on reasonable grounds is available to the public.

8 Section 161 amended (Evidence in proceedings)
  • (1) In section 161(2)(d) and (e), delete by that chief technical officer in each place.

    (2) In section 161(2)(d)(ii), replace the certificate: with the certificate; or.

    (3) After section 161(2)(d)(ii), insert:

    • (iii) a person accredited for a particular function under section 103(7):.

    (4) In section 161(2)(e)(ii), replace the certificate: with the certificate; or.

    (5) After section 161(2)(e)(ii), insert:

    • (iii) a person accredited for a particular function under section 103(7):.

    (6) Replace section 161(2)(f) with:

    • (f) a certificate purporting to be signed by the principal officer of a regional council stating that a person specified in the certificate is—

      • (i) an authorised person appointed under section 103(3) in relation to a regional pest management plan or a regional pathway management plan or a small-scale management programme specified or described in, or attached to, the certificate; or

      • (ii) a person accredited for a particular function under section 103(7):.


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 for Primary Industries.