Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill

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Hon Christopher Finlayson

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill

Government Bill



Explanatory note

1  Title

2  Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions

3  Purpose

4  Principles

5  What this Act does

6  Interpretation

7  Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)

8  Act binds the Crown

Part 2
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Māori Heritage Council

Subpart 1Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Establishment of governance body

9  Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

10  Governing body of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Functions and powers

11  Functions of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

12  Powers of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

13  Rights of entry onto land

General policy requirements

14  General policy for historic places and archaeological sites

15  Procedures for adopting policy statements

16  Conservation plans

Procedural matters for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

17  Meetings of board

18  Delegations

19  Delegations to Māori Heritage Council

20  Rules

Names protected

21  Protection of names


22  Exemption from taxation

Subpart 2Māori Heritage Council

23  Māori Heritage Council continued

Functions and powers

24  Functions of Māori Heritage Council

25  Powers of Māori Heritage Council

Governance provisions

26  Deputy chairperson of Council

27  Resignation or removal from office

28  Leave of absence

29  Co-opted members

30  Extraordinary vacancies

31  Powers of Council not affected by vacancies

32  Meetings of Council

33  Chairperson of board entitled to attend meetings of Council

34  Proceedings not affected by certain irregularities

35  Application of Crown Entities Act 2004 to Council

36  Fees and travelling allowances in respect of Council

Part 3
Protection of places and areas of historic and cultural value

Subpart 1Heritage covenants

37  Heritage covenants

38  Effect of heritage covenant

39  Registrar-General of Land must register instruments

Subpart 2Archaeological sites

40  Application of this subpart

When authority required

41  Archaeological sites not to be harmed

Applications for authorities

42  Applications

43  Information that must be provided with application for authority

44  Processing of applications for authorities

45  Approval of persons to carry out activity

Determination of applications for authorities

46  Determination

47  Factors relevant to determination

48  Time within which applications to be determined


49  Imposition of conditions on authorities

50  Review of conditions of authority

51  Notification of grant of authorities

Consequences of grant of authority

52  Commencement and duration of authorities

53  Effect of grant of authority by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Other powers of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

54  Exploratory investigation of site or locality

55  Powers of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga if no authority held for activity

Appeal provisions

56  Rights of appeal

57  Decision on appeal

Subpart 3Emergency authorities

58  Purpose and application of subpart

59  Application for emergency authority

60  Determination of applications

61  Condition requiring scientific investigation

62  Appeal rights

Part 4
Registration of historic place, historic area, wāhi tapu, and wāhi tapu area

63  Register

64  Criteria for registration of historic places and historic areas

65  Applications to register historic places

66  Applications to register wāhi tapu

67  Procedure to determine applications to register historic place or wāhi tapu

68  Interim registration

69  Duration and effect of interim registration

70  Applications to register historic areas

71  Applications to register wāhi tapu areas

72  Procedure to determine applications to register historic area or wāhi tapu area

73  Registration may be confirmed by agreement

74  When registration takes effect

75  Local authorities must have regard to recommendations

76  Applications affecting registered wāhi tapu areas

77  Records to be supplied to territorial authorities

78  Notification to territorial authorities

79  Availability of Register

80  Review, variation, or removal of registration

81  Removal of registration in cases of destruction or demolition

Part 5
Offences and penalties, transitional provisions, and miscellaneous matters

Subpart 1Offences and penalties

82  Offence of intentional harm to property of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

83  Offence of harming land subject to heritage covenant

84  Offence of harming archaeological site

85  Offence of breaching conditions of authority

86  Offence of refusing access, etc

87  Offence of carrying out investigation in breach of conditions or without written permission

88  Offence of harming historic place or wāhi tapu that has interim registration

89  Other offences


90  Injunctions to restrain commission of offences

91  Environment Court may stay exercise of rights

92  Strict liability and defences

93  Offender to give name and address

94  Time within which information may be laid

Subpart 2Miscellaneous matters

Transfer of land, or contributions, to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

95  Contributions to funds of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

96  Local authorities may transfer land to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga


97  Regulations

Savings and transitional provisions

98  References to Trust

99  Expiry of term of office

100  Branch committees dissolved

101  General transitional provision

102  Continuation of proceedings


103  Giving of notices

Repeal, revocation, and consequential amendments

104  Repeal

105  Revocation

106  Consequential amendments

Enactments consequentially amended

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: