Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981

Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981

Reprint as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 (SR 1981/69) Pursuant to section 56 of the National Parks Act 1980, the Minister of Lands hereby makes the following bylaws. Contents Page 1 Title and commencement 2 2 Interpretation 2 3 Pollution of parks 3 4 Disposal of refuse 4 5 Camping 4 5A Conditions on access to certain places 4 6 Camping site charges [Revoked] 5 7 Restrictions on use of camping site facilities 5 8 Use of park huts 5 9 Fires 5 10 Vehicles 6 11 Parking of vehicles 7 11A Charges for use of parking place 7 11B Season parking tickets 7 11C Display of daily and season parking tickets 7 11D Overnight parking prohibited 8 12 Aircraft 8 13 Competitive sports 9 Note 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. These bylaws are administered by the Department of Conservation. 1

cl 1 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 14 Use of spotlight for hunting prohibited 9 15 Portable generators 9 16 Public address systems 9 17 Offences 10 18 Penalties 10 19 Proceedings under Acts in respect of offences 10 Schedule 1 11 Camping site charges Schedule 2 11 Parking ticket charges Bylaws 1 Title and commencement (1) These bylaws may be cited as the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981.

(2) These bylaws shall come into force on 1 April 1981. 2 Interpretation In these bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires,— Act means the National Parks Act 1980 aerodrome means an aerodrome licensed under the Civil Avi- ation Regulations 1953; and includes any place which is within the park and which is authorised under those regulations for use as an aerodrome camp includes staying overnight in any vehicle or boat camping site means any area that has been appropriated as a camping site under section 49(1)(d) of the Act or under section 28(1)(i) of the National Parks Act 1952 hut means a hut, hostel, or other building owned by the De- partment and available for public accommodation in the park hut warden means an officer or employee of the Department bearing a written authorisation from the Commissioner em- powering him to supervise the activities relating to any hut or huts in the park official notice means a conspicuous notice publicly displayed containing instructions or directions as to conduct in the park 2

Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 cl 3 park means the Tongariro National Park parking place means any part of the park that has been appro- priated under section 49(d) of the Act or section 28(1)(i) of the National Parks Act 1952 as a parking place for vehicles passenger service vehicle means a motor vehicle used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward, with or without goods; but does not include any motor vehicle designed exclu- sively or principally for the carriage of persons not exceeding 9 in number inclusive of the driver road includes all tracks formed for the use of vehicles and all bridges, culverts, and fords forming part of any road Tongariro Northern Circuit track means the Tongariro Northern Circuit track as defined on a map held in the Tongariro/Taupo conservancy office of the Department of Conservation at Turangi winter season means the period beginning with 1 June in any year and ending with 31 October in that year.

Other expressions defined in the Act have the meanings so defined.

Bylaw 2 camp: substituted, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 2(2) of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362). Bylaw 2 camping site: substituted, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 2(2) of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362). Bylaw 2 parking place: inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 2 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). Bylaw 2 passenger service vehicle: inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 2 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). Bylaw 2 Tongariro Northern Circuit track: inserted, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 2(2) of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362).

Bylaw 2 winter season: inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 2 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). 3 Pollution of parks No person shall— (a) wilfully or carelessly pollute in any manner the waters of the park; or (b) wilfully or carelessly spill or cause to be spilled any petrol, oil, or similar substance in the park. 3

cl 4 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 4 Disposal of refuse No person shall— (a) leave any object or substance introduced into the park by him, or introduced into the park and in his posses- sion, in any part of the park other than in a suitable litter receptacle provided in the park; or (b) bury any refuse in the park.

5 Camping (1) No person shall, without the prior permission of a ranger or officer or employee of the Department, camp in the park within 200 metres of a formed road.

(2) Every person who camps on a camping site in the park shall observe any direction— (a) which is— (i) given to him by a ranger or officer or employee of the Department; or (ii) brought to his attention by an official notice; and (b) which relates to the part or parts of the camping site that may be used for camping (including a direction that prohibits camping on any part or parts of the camping site). (3) Every person who camps in the park, whether on a camping site or otherwise, shall leave the area on which he camps clean and tidy after use.

(4) No person shall camp in the park for more than 14 consecutive days without the consent of a ranger or officer of the Depart- ment.

5A Conditions on access to certain places (1) Any person may have access to— (a) the Tongariro Northern Circuit track and all land within 500 metres on either side of that track: (b) the area within 100 metres radius of any hut: (c) any emergency shelter— subject to the conditions in subclause (2). (2) No person shall camp in any place or part of any place listed in subclause (1) unless— 4

Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 cl 9 (a) that place or that part of the place is a camping site; or (b) that place is an emergency shelter and that person is camping in that shelter in an emergency. Bylaw 5A: inserted, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 3 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362). 6 Camping site charges [Revoked] Bylaw 6: revoked, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 5 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362).

7 Restrictions on use of camping site facilities No person shall use the showers, cooking facilities, drying room, and recreation room provided at the Whakapapa camp- ing site unless the charges for the use of that camping site have been paid in respect of that person.

8 Use of park huts (1) Except in an emergency, no person shall use any one hut for more than 2 successive nights without the prior consent of a ranger or officer or employee of the Department. (2) Every person who uses a hut shall leave it in a clean and tidy condition after use.

(3) No person shall remain in any hut after he has been directed to leave by a ranger or hut warden on the grounds that he has acted in a manner likely to offend or annoy other people, or has damaged or appears likely to cause damage to a hut. (4) No person shall cause or allow any dog for which he is respon- sible to enter or be under any hut. 9 Fires (1) No person shall light within the park any fire (other than a fire fuelled by gas or vaporised petrol, oil, or similar substance) within 200 metres of any formed road unless the fire is in a camping site or in a permanently constructed fireplace.

(2) No person shall light a fire within the park in circumstances where it is likely to present a fire hazard.

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cl 10 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 (3) No person shall light a fire within the park (except in a per- manently constructed fireplace) within 3 metres of any tree or dry vegetation. (4) Every person who lights a fire within the park shall keep that fire continuously under supervision until it is completely ex- tinguished. (5) No person shall drop, throw, or otherwise place in any com- bustible material any match, lighted cigarette, or other lighted matter, except for the purpose of lighting a fire as permitted by these bylaws.

(6) Nothing in this bylaw shall exempt any person from the re- quirement to obtain an authority or permit to light a fire in the open air within the park pursuant to sections 23 and 24 of the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 or any other requirement of that Act and any regulations made or fire control measures taken under the authority of that Act. 10 Vehicles (1) Except in an emergency or where the Commissioner consid- ers it necessary for the proper and beneficial management, ad- ministration, and control of the park, no person shall drive a vehicle or permit a vehicle under his control to remain in any part of the park that is not a formed road or camping site, or has not been appropriated as a parking place under the Act.

(2) No person shall drive a vehicle on a formed road (not being a public road) within the park— (a) if the vehicle is of a class excluded by an official notice from that formed road; or (b) if the vehicle is not currently registered or does not dis- play a current warrant of fitness; or (c) if the driver does not hold a current driver’s licence for the particular class of vehicle being driven.

(3) Nothing in this bylaw shall apply to any person who is oper- ating a vehicle in accordance with an express authorisation in any lease or licence granted under any of sections 49 to 51 of the Act or any easement granted under section 54 of the Act. 6

Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 cl 11C 11 Parking of vehicles The driver of any vehicle shall ensure— (a) that it is parked in accordance with the directions of any ranger or officer or employee of the Department, or the directions contained in any official notice; or (b) where no such directions are given, that it is parked in a safe and considerate manner and position.

11A Charges for use of parking place (1) Every person who parks or leaves parked— (a) any passenger service vehicle in a parking place at Iwikau Village or Whakapapa Village; or (b) any motor vehicle in a parking place at Iwikau Village— between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm on any day during the winter season shall pay to the Department the appropriate daily parking charge set out in Schedule 2, and shall be entitled to receive a daily parking ticket for that vehicle. (2) Nothing in this bylaw shall apply to any person who parks a vehicle on which is displayed a current season parking ticket issued under bylaw 11B.

Bylaw 11A: inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 3 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). 11B Season parking tickets The Department may issue a season parking ticket in respect of any motor vehicle that is not a passenger service vehicle on payment to it of the appropriate charge set out in Schedule 2. Bylaw 11B: substituted, on 20 September 1985, by bylaw 2 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 2 (SR 1985/240). 11C Display of daily and season parking tickets (1) Every person who parks or leaves parked a passenger service vehicle in a parking place at Iwikau Village or Whakapapa Village at any time between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm on any day during the winter season shall ensure that there is dis- played on the front windscreen or dashboard a current daily parking ticket issued for that vehicle.

(2) Every person who parks or leaves parked any motor vehicle that is not a passenger service vehicle in a parking place at 7

cl 11D Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Iwikau Village at any time between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm on any day during the winter season shall ensure that there is displayed on the front windscreen or dashboard either a current season parking ticket issued for that vehicle or a cur- rent daily parking ticket issued for that vehicle. Bylaw 11C: substituted, on 20 September 1985, by bylaw 2 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 2 (SR 1985/240).

11D Overnight parking prohibited Nothing in any daily parking ticket or season parking ticket shall entitle any person to park any vehicle or leave any vehicle parked between the hours of 5 pm on any day and 8 am on the next day in any parking place that is designated in any official notice as a place in which parking other than daytime parking is prohibited.

Bylaw 11D: inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 3 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). 12 Aircraft (1) Except in an emergency or where authorised by a licence or permit issued under the Wild Animal Control Act 1977 or where the Commissioner considers it necessary for the proper and beneficial management, administration, and control of the park— (a) no aircraft shall land at or take off from any place within the park that is not an aerodrome: (b) no aircraft shall hover over any part of the park. (2) The pilot in command of an aircraft which flies in contraven- tion of, or fails to comply with, subclause (1) commits an of- fence against these bylaws.

(3) The Commissioner may, by official notice, prohibit persons from entering any part of the park that is likely to be affected by the landing or taking off of aircraft within the park for such a period of time as he considers necessary for the safety of the public. (4) Every person commits an offence against these bylaws who wilfully enters or wilfully remains on any part of the park at a time when entry to that part of the park is prohibited by an official notice under subclause (3). 8

Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 cl 16 (5) Nothing in this bylaw shall apply to any person who is operat- ing an aircraft in accordance with an express authorisation in any lease or licence granted under any of sections 49 to 51 of the Act or any easement granted under section 54 of the Act.

13 Competitive sports (1) No person shall, without the prior written consent of a ranger or officer or employee of the Department, conduct or engage in any competitive sport or in any organised training for any competitive sport in the park.

(2) Nothing in this bylaw shall apply to any activity carried out on any land that is being administered under the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908 or the Tourist Hotel Corpor- ation Act 1974. 14 Use of spotlight for hunting prohibited No person shall use a spotlight within the park for the purpose of identifying or dazzling prey. 15 Portable generators (1) Except in an emergency or where the Commissioner consid- ers it is necessary for the proper and beneficial management, administration, and control of the park, no person shall install or operate a portable electric generator in any part of the park.

(2) Nothing in this bylaw shall apply to any activity carried out on any land that is being administered under the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908 or the Tourist Hotel Corpor- ation Act 1974.

16 Public address systems (1) No person shall install or operate any public address system in the park unless that system— (a) is installed in a building or vehicle; and (b) cannot be heard outside that building or vehicle. (2) Nothing in this bylaw shall prevent the installation or oper- ation of a public address system in the park for the purpose of making announcements relating to the safety of the public. 9

cl 17 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 17 Offences Every person commits an offence against these bylaws who acts in contravention of or fails to comply in any respect with any of the provisions of these bylaws (other than a provision of bylaw 11A).

Bylaw 17: amended, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 4 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362). Bylaw 17: amended, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 4 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132).

18 Penalties Every person who commits an offence against these bylaws is liable on summary conviction— (a) in the case of an offence against any of bylaws 11, 11C, and 11D, to a fine not exceeding $50: (b) in the case of an offence against bylaw 12(2), to a fine not exceeding $5,000: (c) in the case of an offence against any other bylaw, to a fine not exceeding $500. Bylaw 18(a): inserted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 5 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). Bylaw 18(b) paragraph number: substituted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 5 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132).

Bylaw 18(c) paragraph number: substituted, on 12 June 1981, by bylaw 5 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132). 19 Proceedings under Acts in respect of offences Nothing in these bylaws shall limit or prevent the taking of proceedings under any Act in respect of any offence commit- ted within the park.

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Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Schedule 1 bylaw 6 Camping site charges Schedule 1: revoked, on 2 January 1997, by bylaw 5 of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362). Schedule 2 bylaws 11A, 11B Parking ticket charges Schedule 2: substituted, on 6 June 1986, by bylaw 2(1) of the Tongariro Na- tional Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 3 (SR 1986/101). $ For passenger services vehicles— 10.00 for any day before 1 October 1986 at Iwikau Village 11.00 for any day on or after 1 October 1986 5.00 for any day before 1 October 1986 at Whakapapa Village 5.50 for any day on or after 1 October 1986 5.00 for any day before 1 October 1986 5.50 for any day on or after 1 October 1986 For other motor vehicles at Iwikau Village 76.50 for the winter season Dated at Wellington this 19th day of March 1981.

V S Young, Minister of Lands. Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989. Date of notification in Gazette: 20 March 1981.

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Notes Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Contents 1 General 2 Status of reprints 3 How reprints are prepared 4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first) Notes 1 General This is a reprint of the Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the bylaws as at 2 January 1997, 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 prin- cipal enactment and its amendments are contained. 3 How reprints are prepared A number of editorial conventions are followed in the prep- aration of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked 12

Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Notes 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 legisla- tion 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 au- thority 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”) 13

Notes Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981 Reprinted as at 2 January 1997 • 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 cap- ital 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 ref- erences are now capital letters • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accord- ingly • 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 chrono- logical).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first) Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 4 (SR 1996/362) Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 3 (SR 1986/101) Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 2 (SR 1985/240) Tongariro National Park Bylaws 1981, Amendment No 1 (SR 1981/132) 12 Wellington, New Zealand: Published under the authority of the New Zealand Government—2011 14

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