Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977

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  • Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977: revoked, on 20 August 2015, by clause 11 of the Wildlife (Chatham Islands) Notice 2015 (LI 2015/179).

Reprint as at 20 August 2015

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Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977

(SR 1977/106)

Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977: revoked, on 20 August 2015, by clause 11 of the Wildlife (Chatham Islands) Notice 2015 (LI 2015/179).

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This notice is administered by the Department of Conservation.

Pursuant to sections 6 and 44 of the Wildlife Act 1953, the Minister of Internal Affairs hereby gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title

This notice may be cited as the Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977.

2 Commencement

This notice shall come into force on the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation

(1)

In this notice—

Chatham Islands means all the islands comprising the Chatham Islands group

grey duck means grey duck and any cross of that species with any other species, variety, or kind of duck

mallard duck means mallard duck and any cross of that species with any other species, variety, or kind of duck.

(2)

Expressions in this notice defined in the Wildlife Act 1953 have the meanings so defined.

4 Certain wildlife may be hunted or killed in Chatham Islands

Any person in the Chatham Islands may hunt or kill or be in possession of any grey duck, mallard duck, pukeko, or black swan, subject to the following conditions:

(a)

grey duck, mallard duck, and pukeko may be hunted or killed or had in possession only during the period from the first Saturday in May to 30 June (both days inclusive) in any year:

(b)

black swan may be hunted or killed from the first Saturday in May in any year to 31 March in the next year following (both days inclusive) by any person:

(c)

no person shall hunt or kill grey duck, mallard duck, pukeko, or black swan in any way other than with and by the use of a shotgun:

(d)

no person shall use live birds as decoys.

5 Black swan eggs

Black swan eggs may be taken and held in possession in the Chatham Islands at any time in any year by any person.

6 Eggs and nests of other birds

No person shall take or have in his possession in the Chatham Islands the eggs or nests of any grey duck, mallard duck, or pukeko.

7 Weka

Weka may be hunted or killed or had in possession at any time in the Chatham Islands in any year by any person.

8 Export of certain wildlife prohibited

(1)

Subject to subclause (2), no person shall export or take away from the Chatham Islands any grey duck, mallard duck, pukeko, weka, black swan, or black swan eggs which have been taken in the Chatham Islands.

(2)

Any person may, at any one time, take away from the Chatham Islands not more than 6 in all of grey duck or mallard duck, 4 black swan, or 24 black swan eggs, if—

(a)

the birds or eggs accompany the person taking them away; and

(b)

the birds or eggs are taken away only during that period when they may otherwise be hunted or killed or had in possession in the Chatham Islands or within 28 days after the expiry of that period.

9 Director-General may authorise export of certain wildlife

Notwithstanding clause 8, the Director-General may on application in that behalf authorise the applicant in writing to export or take away from the Chatham Islands such number of grey duck, mallard duck, pukeko, weka, black swan, or black swan eggs as the Director-General may specify and subject to such conditions as he may impose.

Clause 9 heading: amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(3) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

Clause 9: amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(3) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

10 Revocation

The Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1975 (SR 1975/94) is hereby revoked.

D A Highet,
Minister of Internal Affairs.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in the Gazette: 6 May 1977.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Chatham Islands (Wildlife) Notice 1977 that incorporates all the amendments to that notice as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Wildlife (Chatham Islands) Notice 2015 (LI 2015/179): clause 11

Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65): section 65(3)