198 Exception for members of media

(1)

An order under section 197 may not exclude members of the media except on the ground set out in section 197(2)(a)(ii) (which relates to the security or defence of New Zealand).

(2)

For the purposes of this section, member of the media means—

(a)

a person who is in the court for the purpose of reporting on the proceedings and who is either subject to or employed by an organisation that is subject to—

(i)

a code of ethics; and

(ii)

the complaints procedure of the Broadcasting Standards Authority or the Press Council; or

(b)

any other person reporting on the proceedings with the permission of the court.

Compare: 1985 No 120 s 138(3)