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.

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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

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        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.


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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—


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        (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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(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.




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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

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         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).

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(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.


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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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                              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—
at Iwikau Village                       10.00 for any day before 1 October 1986
                                        11.00 for any day on or after 1 October 1986
at Whakapapa Village                    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      5.00 for any day before 1 October 1986
Village                                 5.50 for any day on or after 1 October 1986
                                        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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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

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        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”)


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        •      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)


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