This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.
Schedule 3 of the Wildlife Act 1953 lists wildlife that is protected unless the Minister of Conservation declares in a notice that specified wildlife may be hunted, killed, or possessed and the conditions on which it may be hunted, killed, or possessed. This notice specifies the only circumstances in which an Australasian harrier may be hunted, killed, or possessed and the persons who may hunt, kill, or possess it.
Clause 4 permits the hunting or killing of an Australasian harrier on land, and the possession of the Australasian harrier killed on the land, by—
the occupier of the land if the harrier has injured or killed any absolutely protected wildlife that is the subject of work aimed at protecting, monitoring, rehabilitating, or providing feeding or breeding support:
the occupier of the land if the harrier has injured or killed a domestic bird, a bird held in captivity, or a domestic animal:
the occupier of the land if the harrier is a risk to the wildlife, birds, or animals described above, or a risk to aircraft:
a person authorised by the occupier of land if the circumstances described above apply.
Clause 5 permits a Fish and Game Council to hunt or kill an Australasian harrier on land, and to possess the Australasian harrier, if the harrier has injured or killed a game bird that the council has trapped, is attempting to trap, is holding in a pen or cage, or has released on land, or if the harrier is a risk to the game bird.
Clause 6 requires a person who is authorised to hunt, kill, or possess an Australasian harrier to take reasonable steps to minimise the risk of harm to other wildlife.
Clause 7 prohibits the sale of an Australasian harrier, or any part of the harrier, killed in accordance with this notice.
Clause 8 requires a person who kills an Australasian harrier in specified circumstances to retrieve it, notify the Director-General of Conservation and, if required by the Director-General, to freeze the bird and send it to the Director-General.
Activities provided for in this notice are subject to any other legal requirements such as those in the Animal Welfare Act 1999.