New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969

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Reprint as at 1 March 2017

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New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969

Public Act
1969 No 24
Date of assent
11 September 1969
11 September 1969

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.


1Short Title
2AAct to bind the Crown
3New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
4Functions of New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
4AAAPrinciples underpinning performance of functions
4AAPolitical neutrality of New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
4AIssue of intelligence warrant
4ABRemoval of device or equipment after warrant ceases to be in force [Repealed]
4BSubject matter of intelligence warrant
4BADuty to minimise impact of interception warrants on third parties [Repealed]
4CTerm of intelligence warrant
4DPersons acting under warrants
4EPowers to give effect to intelligence warrants
4FDuty to minimise impact of intelligence warrants on third parties
4GDestruction of irrelevant records obtained by interception or electronic tracking
4HPrevention or detection of serious crime
4IIssue of removal warrant
4IBIssue of visual surveillance warrant
4ICProvisions applying to visual surveillance warrants
4IDIntelligence warrant or visual surveillance warrant need not be obtained in some situations of emergency or urgency
4IERequirements after authorisation under section 4ID(1) given
4IFProvisions applying to authorisations under section 4ID(1)
4JAnnual report
4KStatement on warrants
4LCertificate by Minister
5Director of Security
5AADelegation of functions or powers
5AABEffect of delegations
5AACRegister of delegations involving warrants
5ACommissioner of Security Warrants
5BTerm of office
5CRemoval of Commissioner
5DProtection of Commissioner
5ERemuneration and allowances
5FDisclosure of interests
5GExercise of Commissioner’s functions during absence, etc
6Officers and employees
7Grading of offices [Repealed]
8Conditions of employment
9Special provisions relating to existing officers and employees
10Officers and employees of Public Service
11Employment of Director and officers not terminable at will
12Application of Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956
12AProhibition on unauthorised disclosure of information
13ARestriction on publication and broadcasting of information regarding staff
14Commissioner of Security Appeals [Repealed]
15Remuneration and travelling allowances of Commissioner [Repealed]
16Oath to be taken by Commissioner [Repealed]
17Function of the Commissioner [Repealed]
18Mode of complaint [Repealed]
19Commissioner may refuse to inquire into complaint [Repealed]
20Proceedings of Commissioner [Repealed]
20ADisclosure of certain matters not to be required [Repealed]
21Action by Commissioner [Repealed]
22Action by Minister [Repealed]
23Restriction on publication and broadcasting [Repealed]
24Proceedings and findings privileged [Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to make better provision for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service