The chief executive or the Registrar may waive, in whole or in part, the payment of any fee payable if—
the quality of life of a natural person is seriously affected; or
the nature of the service related to the fee is such that the chief executive or the Registrar incurs no extra cost in relation to it; or
an agreement exists between New Zealand and any other country or organisation that provides that no fees are payable.
The chief executive may waive, in whole or in part, the payment of any fee payable for a radio licence if, in order to make available for a different use any frequency or frequencies or frequency band or frequency bands specified in a licence, the chief executive grants a new radio licence that specifies a different frequency or different frequencies or a different frequency band or different frequency bands.
The chief executive may waive, in whole or in part, the payment of any fee for a radio licence or spectrum licence if the service to which the fee relates is in response to a state of emergency declared under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.
Regulation 44(3): inserted, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 18 of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).