22 Government purpose reserves

(1)

It is hereby declared that the appropriate provisions of this Act shall have effect, in relation to reserves classified as government purpose reserves for the purpose of providing and retaining areas for such government purpose or purposes as are specified in any classification of the reserve.

(2)

For the avoidance of doubt, and without limiting the purposes for which a government purpose reserve may be classified, it is hereby declared that a reserve may be classified as a government purpose reserve for wildlife management or for other specified wildlife purposes.

(3)

Where any Minister of the Crown other than the Minister of Conservation is appointed to control and manage any government purpose reserve or any part thereof, the reserve or that part, as the case may be, may by that notice be made subject to the provisions of any other Act or Acts administered by the first-mentioned Minister in addition to being subject to this Act, but shall remain a reserve, and that Minister may expend out of the money appropriated by Parliament in respect of the administration of that other Act such sum or sums as he or she thinks fit on the maintenance and improvement and development of the reserve.

(4)

It is hereby further declared that, having regard to the general purpose specified in subsection (1), every government purpose reserve shall be so administered and maintained under the appropriate provisions of this Act that—

(a)

where scenic, historic, archaeological, biological, cultural, scientific, or natural features or wildlife are present on the reserve, those features or wildlife shall be managed and protected to the extent compatible with the principal or primary purpose of the reserve:

provided that nothing in this paragraph shall authorise the doing of anything with respect to fauna that would contravene any provision of the Wildlife Act 1953 or any regulations or Proclamation or notification under that Act, or the doing of anything with respect to archaeological features in any reserve that would contravene any provision of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014:

(b)

to the extent compatible with the principal or primary purpose of the reserve, its value as a soil, water and forest conservation area shall be maintained.

(5)

Subject, in the case of a government purpose reserve for railway purposes, to the Government Railways Act 1949, the administering body of a government purpose reserve or the Minister appointed to control and manage a government purpose reserve or any part thereof may from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, prohibit access to the whole or part of the reserve, or, as the case may be, the whole or any specified part of that part of the reserve, and no person shall be entitled to enter the reserve or, as the case may be, the part specified in the notice, except under the authority of a permit granted under section 48A or a permit issued by the administering body or that Minister.

Section 22(1): replaced, on 1 January 1980, by section 5 of the Reserves Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 63).

Section 22(3): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(1) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

Section 22(4)(a) proviso: amended, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

Section 22(5): amended, on 23 September 1981, by section 3(3) of the Reserves Amendment Act 1981 (1981 No 30).