Civil Aviation (Offences) Regulations 2006

  • This version was replaced on 23 November 2020 to make corrections to Schedule 4 under section 25(1)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Schedule 2 Civil aviation infringement offence notice

r 6(a)

Form Civil aviation infringement offence notice

Section 58, Civil Aviation Act 1990

Notice No:

Enforcement authority

Director of Civil Aviation: Issued by: [full name, being a person authorised by the Director]

To

Full name: Full address: Occupation: Date of birth: *Aviation document No:

*Where applicable
Alleged infringement offence(s) details

Date: Time: Place: Aircraft type: Nationality and registration marks:

Offence NoOffenceInfringement fee payable
1 $
2 $
3 $
Payment of infringement fee(s)

The infringement fee(s) is (are) payable within 28 days after this notice being delivered personally, or served by post.

The infringement fee(s) may be paid to:

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand at [place]

Cheques or money orders should be made out to the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and should be crossed and marked “Not transferable”.

Do not detach: Please present both copies of this notice when making payment.

Important: Please read the following statement of rights:

Statement of rights
1

This notice sets out 1 or more alleged infringement offences. Each offence that is identified by a number is a separate infringement offence. You may decide what to do in respect of each alleged offence individually, and may act in the same way in respect of all alleged offences or in different ways in respect of different alleged offences, as set out below.

Payments

2

If you pay the infringement fee for an alleged offence within 28 days of the service on you of this notice, no further enforcement action will be taken for that offence. Payments may be made at places indicated on the front page of this notice.

Defence

3

You have a complete defence against proceedings for an alleged offence if the infringement fee for that offence has been paid to the enforcement authority at the address shown on the front page of this notice within 28 days after service on you of a reminder notice. Late payment or payment made to any other address will not constitute a defence.

Further action

4

If you wish to—

(a)

raise any matter relating to the circumstances of an alleged offence for consideration by the enforcement authority; or

(b)

deny liability for the offence and request a court hearing; or

(c)

admit liability for the offence, but wish to have a court consider written submissions as to penalty or otherwise—

you should write to the enforcement authority at the address shown on the front page of this notice. Any such letter should be personally signed.

5

If you deny liability for the offence and request a hearing, the enforcement authority will, unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence, serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the court.

Note: If the court finds you guilty of the offence, costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.

6

If you admit liability for the offence but want the court to consider your submissions as to penalty or otherwise, you should in your letter to the enforcement authority—

(a)

request a hearing; and

(b)

admit liability; and

(c)

set out the written submissions you wish to be considered by the court. The enforcement authority will then file your letter with the court (unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence). There is no provision for an oral hearing before the court if you follow this course of action.

Note: Costs will be imposed in addition to any penalty.

7

If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing in respect of an alleged offence within 28 days after the service on you of this notice, you will (unless the enforcement authority decides otherwise) be served with a reminder notice.

8

If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing in respect of the alleged offence within 28 days after being served with the reminder notice, you will become liable to pay costs in addition to the infringement fee, unless the enforcement authority decides not to commence proceedings against you.

9

When writing or making payment of an infringement fee, please indicate—

(a)

the date of the infringement offence; and

(b)

the infringement notice number; and

(c)

the identifying number of each alleged offence and the course of action you are taking in respect of it (if this notice sets out more than 1 offence and you are not paying all the infringement fees for all the alleged offences); and

(d)

your full address for replies (if you are not paying all the infringement fees for all the alleged offences).

If it is not clear which alleged offence any payment relates to, your payment may be treated as relating to the alleged offences in the order in which they are set out on the front page of this notice.

Note: All queries and/or correspondence regarding the infringement offence(s) must be directed to the enforcement authority named in this notice at the address shown.

Schedule 2: amended, on 10 October 2006, by regulation 4 of the Civil Aviation (Offences) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/243).