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Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

SECTION

OBLIGATION TO MĀORI

6

Matters relevant to purpose of Act

All persons exercising functions, powers, and duties under this Act shall, to achieve the purpose of this Act, take into account the following matters:

(a)        the sustainability of all native and valued introduced flora and fauna:

(b)        the intrinsic value of ecosystems:

(c)        public health:

(d)        the relationship of Māori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu, valued flora and fauna, and other taonga:

(e)        the economic and related benefits and costs of using a particular hazardous substance or new organism:

(f)         New Zealand's international obligations.

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Treaty of Waitangi

All persons exercising powers and functions under this Act shall take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi).

 

 

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