Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

93 Resealing in New Zealand


The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, apply the provisions of this section, subject to any exceptions and modifications specified in the order, to any country specified in the order.


When any Order in Council under subsection (1) is for the time being in force in respect of any country, a copy of any order or declaration made by a court of competent jurisdiction under the law of that country in the exercise of its jurisdiction in respect of incapacitated persons or their estates may be deposited with a Registrar of a court in New Zealand and shall thereupon, subject to the payment of any prescribed fees, be sealed with the seal of that court.


On the sealing of the order or declaration under subsection (2), it shall, subject to subsection (4) and to any exceptions or modifications specified in the Order in Council, have the like force and effect and have the same operation, and every master, curator, administrator, guardian, committee, manager, or receiver acting under it shall perform the same duties and be subject to the same liabilities in New Zealand, as if it had been originally made by the court in New Zealand.


No such master, curator, administrator, guardian, committee, manager, or receiver appointed under any such order shall have or exercise any power or authority under it in New Zealand after it has been so sealed until his or her appointment has been confirmed by a court in New Zealand, which confirmation may be granted on such terms as the court thinks fit or may be refused.


This section shall apply to such orders and declarations, whether made before or after the commencement of this Act.