Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

Reprint as at 1 October 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/240)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of September 2001

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to sections 115, 116, 134, and 135 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


4Application of regulations
5Application of other laws
6Prohibition on transmission of radio waves
8Grant of radio licence
9Grant of general user radio licence
10Grant of exemption from requirement for radio licence
11Validity of licences
12Matters chief executive must take account of
13Agreements with other persons
14Terms, conditions, and restrictions
15Suspension or revocation of general user radio licence
15ATransfer, suspension, or revocation of exemption
15BImmediate revocation of radio licence on certain grounds
15CWhether radio licence is not in sufficient use
15DRevocation of radio licences of longer and unlimited duration
15ERevocation of radio licences of shorter duration
15FSuspension of radio licence
15GTransfer of radio licence
15HSurrender of radio licence
15IContents of spectrum licences
16Prohibition on supply of radio transmitters
18Grant of licence to supply radio transmitters
19Terms, conditions, and restrictions
21Transfer, suspension, or revocation
22Operation of radio transmitters
22AChief executive may authorise persons to act on his or her behalf in relation to issue of certificates of competency
24Issue of certificate of competency
25Terms, conditions, and restrictions
27Suspension or revocation
30Recount of marks awarded
31Recognition of foreign operator certificates
32Notification in Gazette
33Power to impose additional conditions
34Monitoring of compliance
35Interference with radiocommunications
36Compulsory recall
37Infringement offences
38Fees payable to chief executive for radio licences
39Fees payable to chief executive for spectrum licences
40Fees payable to Registrar [Revoked]
41Fees payable to Registrar [Revoked]
42Recovery of fees
43Fees inclusive of GST
44Power to waive fees
44AAManual payment fee
44ADiscount for payment using online service [Revoked]
44BDiscount for holder of eligible licence who undertakes to provide interference investigation report [Revoked]
44CObligation to repay discount in certain circumstances [Revoked]
45Search references for access to Register
46Disclosure of information on Register
46AMeaning of inappropriate receivers
46BAnother class of law enforcement official
47Registrar’s forms
48Radiocommunication within territorial limits
50Transitional provisions
Gazette Information
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