Hart's Creek Wildlife Refuge Order 1973

as at 1 April 1987

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Hart's Creek Wildlife Refuge Order 1973

(SR 1973/273)

Denis Blundell, Governor-General



Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Proclamation is administered by the Department of Conservation.

Pursuant to the Wildlife Act 1953, I, Sir Edward Denis Blundell, the Governor-General of New Zealand, acting on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Minister of Transport (being the Minister charged with the administration of the Department of State having the control of the land of the Crown affected by this Proclamation), hereby proclaim as follows:


1 Title and commencement
  • (1) This Proclamation may be cited as the Hart's Creek Wildlife Refuge Order 1973.

    (2) This Proclamation shall come into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

2 Wildlife refuge declared
  • The area described in the Schedule (hereinafter referred to as the refuge) is hereby declared to be a wildlife refuge for the purposes of the Wildlife Act 1953.

3 Use of boats
  • Except with the prior written authority of the Director-General of Conservation and subject to compliance with any conditions that the Director-General may impose, no person shall use a boat in the refuge.

    Regulation 3: amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 65(3) of the Conservation Act 1987 (1987 No 65).

4 Revocations
  • (1) The Proclamation made on 10 December 1956 (Gazette, 10 January 1957, p 10), revoking certain warrants, declaring certain areas to be wildlife refuges, and declaring restrictions as to the use of boats, is hereby amended by revoking so much of Schedule 3 as relates to the use of boats on Hart's Creek.

    (2) The Proclamation made on 24 May 1960 (Gazette, 2 June 1960, p 726), revoking a sanctuary and declaring an area in Canterbury Land District to be a wildlife refuge, is hereby revoked.

Canterbury Land District: Ellesmere County

Reserve 5121, situated in Blocks 11 and 111, Southbridge Survey District; area, 231.8848 hectares, more or less (SO Plan 11223); as the same is more particularly shown on a plan marked IA Wil 34/11/3 deposited in Head Office, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Given under the hand of His Excellency the Governor-General, and issued under the Seal of New Zealand, this 5th day of November 1973.

Henry May,
Minister of Internal Affairs.

God Save the Queen!

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 November 1973.


  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Hart's Creek Wildlife Refuge Order 1973. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the order as at 1 April 1987, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)