Pursuant to section 34(2)(a)(ii) of the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act 2012 (“Act”), I Stephen Stuart, acting under delegated authority as Chief Executive of National Animal Identification and Tracing Limited, which is the designated NAIT organisation, give notice of alternative time limits to those prescribed by Regulations made under the Act for the provision of information by any person in charge of animals (PICA).
The alternative time limits apply only to those PICAs with NAIT animals located within the below areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle:
- Northland Region
- Auckland Region
- Tairāwhiti Region
- Hawke’s Bay Region
- Tararua District
- Thames-Coromandel District
The alternative time limits are:
- a person registering as a PICA under section 27(1) of the Act must do so by 7 April 2023
- a PICA making a declaration under section 31(1) of the Act must make it by 7 April 2023
- a PICA tagging an animal in accordance with regulation 20 of the NAIT (Obligations and Exemptions) Regulations 2012 must do so by 7 April 2023
- a PICA making a declaration under section 32(1) of the Act must make it by 7 April 2023
Dated at Wellington this 1st day of March 2023.
This extension comes into effect on 7 March 2023.
STEPHEN STUART, Chief Executive, National Animal Identification and Tracing Limited.