178 Executing deportation order

(1)

A deportation order may be executed once it has been served on the person subject to the order.

(2)

A deportation order may be executed by—

(a)

taking the person into custody; and

(b)

escorting the person (or arranging for the person to be escorted) to an airport or port; and

(c)

ensuring that the person is placed on board a craft and detained there until the person leaves New Zealand.

(3)

A deportation order may be executed in respect of a person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a prison only if the Minister has ordered the release of the person in accordance with section 55 of the Parole Act 2002.