(1) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the relevant Minister, make any provision reasonably necessary or expedient for the purpose of this Act.
(2) In making a recommendation under subsection (1), the relevant Minister must—
(a) take into account the purpose of this Act; and
(b) consult the recovery commission (if any) if practicable; and
(c) have regard to the recommendations of the recovery commission (if any).
(3) The recommendation of the relevant Minister may not be challenged, reviewed, quashed, or called into question in any court.
(4) An Order in Council made under subsection (1) may grant an exemption from, or modify, or extend any provision of any enactment, including (but not limited to)—
(a) the Building Act 2004:
(b) the Cadastral Survey Act 2002:
(c) the Commerce Act 1986:
(d) the Earthquake Commission Act 1993:
(e) the Health Act 1956:
(f) the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001:
(g) the Historic Places Act 1993:
(h) the Land Transport Act 1998:
(i) the Land Transport Management Act 2003:
(j) the Local Government Act 1974:
(k) the Local Government Act 2002:
(l) the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987:
(m) the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002:
(n) the Public Works Act 1981:
(o) the Rating Valuations Act 1998:
(p) the Reserves Act 1977:
(q) the Resource Management Act 1991:
(r) the Road User Charges Act 1977:
(s) the Social Security Act 1964:
(t) the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941:
(u) the Transport Act 1962:
(v) the Waste Minimisation Act 2008.
(5) An exemption from, or modification of, or extension of a provision—
(a) may be absolute or subject to conditions; and
(b) may be made—
(i) by stating alternative means of complying with the provision; or
(ii) by substituting a discretionary power for the provision.
(6) Despite subsections (1) and (4), an Order in Council made under this section may not make or authorise—
(a) an exemption from or a modification of a requirement to—
(i) release a person from custody or detention; or
(ii) have any person’s detention reviewed by a court, Judge, or Registrar; or
(b) an exemption from or a modification of a restriction on keeping a person in custody or detention; or
(c) an exemption from or a modification of a requirement or restriction imposed by the Bill of Rights 1688, the Constitution Act 1986, the Electoral Act 1993, the Judicature Amendment Act 1972, or the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; or
(d) an amendment to this section, or section 7, 17, or 21.
(7) Subsections (4) and (5) do not limit subsection (1).