National Parks Act 1980

8 Investigation of proposals to add to parks or establish new parks


The Authority may, after having advised the Minister of its intention to do so, request the Director-General to investigate and report to it on any proposal that land should be declared to be a park or part of a park, or acquired for national park purposes.


Unless the Authority otherwise agrees, the Director-General shall, on receiving any such request—


give notice of the proposal under investigation by advertisement published in daily newspapers circulating in the cities of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin, and in the area affected; and


in that notice invite persons and organisations interested to send to the Director-General written suggestions on the proposal under investigation.


The Director-General shall, on receiving any such request, give notice to the responsible Minister of the Crown of the proposal under investigation.

Section 8(3): amended, on 2 January 1990, pursuant to section 4(a) of the Ministry of Energy (Abolition) Act 1989 (1989 No 140).