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Statutes and regulations apply within the territoy of New Zealand which is "New Zealand or similar words referring to New Zealand, when used as a territorial description, mean the islands and territories within the Realm of New Zealand; but do not include the self-governing State of the Cook Islands, the self-governing State of Niue, Tokelau, or the Ross Dependency"
it is then necessary to consider this act-Territorial Sea, Contiguous Zone, and Exclusive Economic Zone Act 1977
This establishes the exclusive ecomoic zone under the act in section 9 "
9The exclusive economic zone
(1)The exclusive economic zone of New Zealand comprises those areas of the sea, seabed, and subsoil that are beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of New Zealand, having as their outer limits a line measured seaward from the baseline described in sections 5 and 6 and 6A, every point of which line is distant 200 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline."
28General provisions as to offences in zone
(1)Any offence against this Act, or against any regulations made under this Act, that is committed within the exclusive economic zone shall be deemed to have been committed in New Zealand.
But this is different from the territory definition.
christhelawyer : In general laws can only be enforced in the territorial limits of New Zealand
what are the territory limits of New Zealand
christhelawyer : territorial limits of New Zealand, limits of New Zealand, or a similar expression, when used as a territorial description, means the outer limits of the territorial sea of New ZealandWhich I am just getting for you
christhelawyer : The territorial sea of New Zealand comprises those areas of the sea having, as their inner limits, the baseline described in sections 5 and 6 and 6A and, as their outer limits, a line measured seaward from that baseline, every point of which line is distant 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline.Section 3: amended, on 1 August 1996, by section 3(1) of the Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 74).
christhelawyer : So in a long winded reply, no. But in a New Zealand registered ship or aircraft, those are considered New Zealand territory and even out of the 12 mile limit, would apply to that ship or aircraft
Has this been updated by any other act and can I print out your answers?
the vessel in question has a panama flag
christhelawyer : Those are up to date and yes you can print this. A vessel with a Panama flag even in port is not subject to those regulations.
Sorry I posted an answer which disappeared. If the vessel is under a Panamanian flag then it is not subject to New Zealand law, except for certain specific maritime rules. The territorial limit is 12 nautical miles defined as per section 3 of the Act-
3The territorial sea
The territorial sea of New Zealand comprises those areas of the sea having, as their inner limits, the baseline described in sections 5 and 6 and 6A and, as their outer limits, a line measured seaward from that baseline, every point of which line is distant 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of the baseline.
The Maritime Transport Act and the Admiralty Act do affect this, but the regulations would not apply