|(ISSUED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE BIOSECURITY ACT 1993)|
|Date of notice:|
|THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED TO THE PERSON DESCRIBED BELOW (WHO IS REFERRED TO AS THE DEFENDANT) IN RESPECT OF THE ALLEGED OFFENCE DESCRIBED BELOW.|
|DETAILS OF THE DEFENDANT|
|Occupation:||Date of birth:||Passport number & country of issue:|
|DETAILS OF ALLEGED OFFENCE|
|Date:||Time:||Day of week: S M T W T F S|
|Nature of offence:|
|The defendant being required to make a declaration in relation to goods specified in that declaration erroneously declared that he/she was not in possession of any or all of those goods. The goods that the defendant erroneously declared that he/she was not in possession of were:|
SERVICE DETAILS [To be completed only on copy to be filed in court] Method of service: Personal serviceRegistered or ordinary post Served by On[Date]
|PAYMENT OF INFRINGEMENT FEE|
|The infringement fee for this offence is $200, and may be paid (not later than 14 days after service of this notice) at the following address, either in person or by sending it by post:|
|[Address where fee may be paid]|
|Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and should be crossed and marked |
“Not Transferable”. An official receipt will be issued following payment.
|If this notice has been served on you at a port that has been approved under the Biosecurity Act 1993, you may choose to pay the infringement fee immediately. Payment may be made at the Infringement Notice Cashier Desk located within the arrival hall, in New Zealand currency or by electronic funds transfer. An official receipt will be issued following payment.|
|IMPORTANT: The notes printed on the back of this notice set out important information.|
“You have a defence against any proceedings for the offence alleged in this notice if you can prove that the infringement fee has been paid to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), either—
“NOTE that late payment, or payment at any other address, will not be a defence.
“2. Right to request hearing
“You have the right to request a hearing. A request for a hearing must be made in writing, be signed by you, and be delivered to the address specified on the front of this notice before or within 14 days after you have been served with this notice.
“If you request a hearing you may deny liability for the offence, or admit liability and make submissions as to penalty or any other matter.
“•If you deny liability for the offence, MAF will serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the Court (unless MAF decides not to start court proceedings).
“•If you admit liability for the offence but want the Court to consider your submissions, you should, in your request for a hearing,—
“(b) Set out the written submissions you wish to be considered by the Court.
MAF will then file your letter with the Court (unless MAF decides not to commence court proceedings). There will be no oral hearing before the Court if you follow this course of action.
“3. Consequences of taking no action
“If, within 14 days after being served with this notice, you have not paid the infringement fee and MAF has not received a request for a hearing, you will become liable to pay COSTS IN ADDITION TO THE INFRINGEMENT FEE (unless MAF decides not to commence court proceedings against you).
“4. Questions and other correspondence
“When writing or making payment please include—
“FURTHER DETAILS OF YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS ARE SET OUT IN SECTION 159A OF THE BIOSECURITY ACT 1993 AND SECTION 21 OF THE SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS ACT 1957.
“NOTE: ALL QUERIES AND ALL CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THIS NOTICE MUST BE DIRECTED TO MAF AT THE ADDRESS SHOWN.”