41 Unclaimed property

(1)

Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5), property that has come into the possession of a Police employee as a consequence of being lost or found, and is not claimed after being held for 6 weeks or more, may, by the direction of the Commissioner, be sold by auction.

(2)

The auction may be held—

(a)

at premises open to the public; or

(b)

through the Internet, using a website established by the Commissioner or through a website provided by any other operator of an on-line auction service authorised for the purpose by the Commissioner; or

(c)

in any other way the Commissioner considers will give the public a reasonable opportunity to bid for the property.

(3)

Property may not be sold under subsection (1) unless a notice of its proposed sale has earlier been published in a newspaper circulating in the district in which the sale is to be held, or on a website authorised for the purpose by the Commissioner.

(4)

Perishable property may be sold at any time and in any manner the Commissioner directs.

(5)

The following types of property (whether perishable or not) may be destroyed or given away:

(a)

property that has no monetary value or only negligible monetary value:

(b)

property that it is not appropriate or practicable to sell.

(6)

[Repealed]

Compare: 1958 No 109 s 59(1), (4)

Section 41(1): amended, on 8 September 2018, by section 76(1) of the Statutes Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 27).

Section 41(5): replaced, on 8 September 2018, by section 76(2) of the Statutes Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 27).

Section 41(6): repealed, on 18 December 2013, by section 27 of the Auctioneers Act 2013 (2013 No 148).