To [full name and level of position]/every constable*
1 Ground of warrant
I am satisfied, on an application made by [full name, address, occupation] that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there is, in or under or over [description of premises or dwelling], the following thing that (or things, each of which) is:
(a) an organism that has been imported, manufactured, developed, released, held, transported, or disposed of in contravention of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (the Act):
[description of thing(s)]
The suspected offence(s) to which this warrant relates is/are*: [specify]
Subject to the conditions set out above, this warrant authorises you, and any person called by you to assist,—
(c) to seize anything else found in the course of carrying out the search, or as a result of observations at the premises or dwelling, if you have reasonable grounds to believe that you could have seized the item under any search warrant that you could have obtained or any other search power that you could have exercised; and
4 Remote access search
5 Period of execution of warrant
The power to enter and search under this warrant may be exercised on 1 occasion/on [specify the number of times that the warrant may be executed]*.
The warrant must be executed within 14 days/[specify number of days that warrant is issued for, which must not exceed 30 days] days* from the date of issue of this warrant.
Date of issue:
(Judge/authorised issuing officer*)
Seizure of items
A list of things seized will be provided to you as soon as practicable after the seizure, and in any case not later than 7 days after the seizure.
Availability of privileges
These notes set out an explanation of the availability of privileges recognised for the purposes of a search conducted under this warrant and an outline of how any of those privileges may be claimed.
The notes provide general information relating to these matters. For further details relating to these matters, see sections 136 to 148 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 and the relevant sections of the Evidence Act 2006.
The following privileges are recognised for the purposes of a search conducted under this warrant:
legal professional privilege (referred to in section 53(5) of the Evidence Act 2006) and privilege for communications with legal advisers (as described in section 54 of the Evidence Act 2006). A person who obtains professional legal services from a legal adviser has a privilege in respect of any communication between the person and the legal adviser if the communication was intended to be confidential and was made in the course of and for the purpose of the provision of professional legal services from the legal adviser:
privilege for preparatory materials for proceedings (as described in section 56 of the Evidence Act 2006):
privilege for settlement negotiations or mediation (as described in section 57 of the Evidence Act 2006):
privilege for communications with ministers of religion (as described in section 58 of the Evidence Act 2006):
privilege in criminal proceedings for information obtained by medical practitioners and clinical psychologists (as described in section 59 of the Evidence Act 2006):
privilege for informers (as described in section 64 of the Evidence Act 2006):
rights conferred on journalists under section 68 of the Evidence Act 2006 to protect certain sources.
Effect of privilege and how privileges may be claimed
Claims for privilege for things seized or sought to be seized
Interim steps pending resolution of privilege claim
Searches affecting privileged materials
Important: If you do not understand this information or if you want further advice about the availability of privileges and how any of those privileges may be claimed, you should consider getting legal advice on the matter immediately.
If you have any inquiries about this search, you should contact the enforcement officer or police officer in charge, whose details are below.
[Officer's name or unique identifier] at [address of Police Station or other business address].