Protected Objects Act 1975

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1A Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to provide for the better protection of certain objects by—

(a)

regulating the export of protected New Zealand objects; and

(b)

prohibiting the import of unlawfully exported protected foreign objects and stolen protected foreign objects; and

(c)

providing for the return of unlawfully exported protected foreign objects and stolen protected foreign objects; and

(d)

providing compensation, in certain circumstances, for the return of unlawfully exported protected foreign objects; and

(e)

enabling New Zealand’s participation in—

(i)

the UNESCO Convention; and

(ii)

the UNIDROIT Convention; and

(f)

establishing and recording the ownership of ngā taonga tūturu; and

(g)

controlling the sale of ngā taonga tūturu within New Zealand.

Section 1A: inserted, on 1 November 2006, by section 6 of the Protected Objects Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 37).