6C Powers of Authority

(1)

The Authority shall have all such powers as are reasonably necessary or expedient to enable it to carry out its functions.

(2)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Authority may—

(a)

establish committees of members and other suitable persons, and delegate to them any of its powers and functions:

(b)

release for public information, in such form as it thinks fit, any recommendation, report, or advice made or given by the Authority to the Minister or the Director-General:

(c)

advocate the interests of the Authority at any public forum or in any statutory planning process.

(3)

In exercising powers other than advocacy or investigative powers, the Authority shall have regard to any views expressed in writing by the Minister and addressed to the Authority.

(4)

Notwithstanding subsection (2)(b), the Authority shall not release its annual report for public information until it has been laid before the House of Representatives.

(5)

The power conferred by subsection (2)(c) shall include the right to appear before courts and tribunals in New Zealand and be heard on matters affecting or relating to the Authority’s functions.

Section 6C: inserted, on 10 April 1990, by section 5 of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).