Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

6 Matters relevant to purpose of Act

All persons exercising functions, powers, and duties under this Act shall, to achieve the purpose of this Act, take into account the following matters:

(a)

the sustainability of all native and valued introduced flora and fauna:

(b)

the intrinsic value of ecosystems:

(c)

public health:

(d)

the relationship of Maori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu, valued flora and fauna, and other taonga:

(e)

the economic and related benefits and costs of using a particular hazardous substance or new organism:

(f)

New Zealand’s international obligations.

Section 6(e): substituted, on 30 October 2003, by section 6 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 54).