Major Events Management Act 2007

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Major Events Management Act 2007

Public Act
2007 No 35
Date of assent
28 August 2007
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


5Status of examples
6Act binds the Crown
7Declaration of major event
8Declaration of major event emblems and words
9Declaration of protection period for major event
10No representation of association with major event
11Presumption if major event emblems or words are used
12Exceptions to sections 10 and 11
13Offences and penalty for breach of section 10
14Defences to breach of section 10
15Registering authority must not register in certain cases
16Declaration of clean zones, clean transport routes, and clean periods
17No street trading in clean zone without authorisation
18No advertising in clean zone without authorisation
19No advertising that is clearly visible from clean zone
20No advertising in clean transport route without authorisation
21Persons who advertise
22Exceptions to sections 18 to 20
23Offences and penalties for breach of any of sections 17 to 20
24Defences to breaches of sections 18 to 20
25Ticket-scalping protections
26Offence and penalty for breach of section 25
27Offence to invade pitch at major sporting event
28Unauthorised use of emblems and words relating to Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games
29Authorisation by New Zealand Olympic Committee Incorporated
30Exceptions to section 28
31Penalty for offence against section 28
32Defence to offence against section 28
33Injunction for breach of section 28
34Registering authority must not register in certain cases
35Act does not affect other rights
36Interrelationship of civil and criminal remedies under this Act
37Application of Trade Marks Act 2002 to major event emblems and major event words
38Chief executive may appoint enforcement officers
39Authority to act as enforcement officer
40Functions of enforcement officer
41Enforcement officer’s entry to premises restricted
42Power of enforcement officer to seize or cover things
43Notice of thing seized or covered under section 42
44Uncovering of things covered under section 42
45Return of things seized under section 42
46Enforcement officers may issue formal warnings
47No liability if powers are exercised in good faith
48Functions and powers of Police
49Who may apply for relief
50Time for bringing civil proceedings
51Unjustified civil proceedings
52Court may grant injunction, damages, and account of profits
53Order for erasure
54Rights of persons with interest in unauthorised representation or advertisement
55Order to disclose information or publish advertisement
56Order for delivery up of goods, material, or object
57Order for forfeiture, destruction, or retention of goods, material, or object
58Matters to be considered by court
59Directions for service
60Rights of persons with interest in goods, material, or object
61When order under section 57 takes effect
62Additional court order if more than 1 person interested in goods, material, or object
63Position where no order made under section 57
64Time for filing charging document for offence against section 26 or 28
65Application of Sentencing Act 2002
66Liability of officers of body corporate
67Issue of warrant
68Powers conferred by warrant
69Form and content of search warrant [Repealed]
70Warrant must be produced [Repealed]
71Other duties of person who executes warrant [Repealed]
72When alternative to list of seized things may be provided [Repealed]
73Matters that must be stated in list of documents [Repealed]
74Duty to assist [Repealed]
75Power to inspect and take copies of documents, etc, obtained under warrant [Repealed]
76Disposal of things seized [Repealed]
77Uncovering or disposal of things covered
78Court order to be suspended on conviction
79Emblems and words protected under other Acts
80Power to amend Schedule
81Application of Legislation Act 2012 [Repealed]