Part 5 Crimes against public order

Treason and other crimes against the Sovereign and the State

73 Treason

Every one owing allegiance to the Sovereign in right of New Zealand commits treason who, within or outside New Zealand,—


kills or wounds or does grievous bodily harm to the Sovereign, or imprisons or restrains her or him; or


levies war against New Zealand; or


assists an enemy at war with New Zealand, or any armed forces against which New Zealand forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between New Zealand and any other country; or


incites or assists any person with force to invade New Zealand; or


uses force for the purpose of overthrowing the Government of New Zealand; or


conspires with any person to do anything mentioned in this section.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 94; Criminal Code (1954) s 46 (Canada)