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Maritime New Zealand (Additional Functions) Direction 2022

Pursuant to section 431(2) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994 and section 112 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Minister of Transport gives the following Direction.


1. Title

This Direction is the Maritime New Zealand (Additional Functions) Direction 2022.

2. Commencement

This Direction comes into force on 1 July 2022.

3. Application

This Direction applies to Maritime New Zealand (which is a Crown Entity pursuant to section 429 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994)

4. Interpretation

For the purposes of this Direction, the Pacific Islands Region includes the member states of the Pacific Islands Forum and Tokelau.

5. Background

Since 2010, the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme has provided community education, training, regulatory support, and equipment in the Pacific Islands Region.

These activities are funded under MFAT’s International Development Cooperation Programme transport sector allocation. Maritime New Zealand is responsible for programme management and implementation.

In November 2021, MFAT approved a four year extension to support the fourth phase of the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2026. This direction enables Maritime New Zealand to undertake its role in the programme and deliver the agreed activities.

6. Additional Functions

Maritime New Zealand is directed to carry out the following additional functions and duties:

  1. To provide advice and support, and deliver and implement programmes for maritime safety, maritime Search and Rescue and marine pollution in the Pacific Islands Region; and
  2. To provide advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on maritime issues in the Pacific Islands Region.

7. Expiry

This Direction expires with the close of 30 June 2026, but may be revoked at any time.

Dated at Wellington this 28th day of June 2022.

Hon KIERAN McANULTY, for the Minister of Transport.