Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989

77 Privilege

(1)

No evidence shall be admissible in any court, or before any person acting judicially, of any information, statement, or admission disclosed or made to any person in the course of carrying out that person’s functions as a counsellor pursuant to a direction made under section 74.

(2)

Except to the extent that it is necessary for a counsellor to do so in the proper discharge of that person’s functions, every person who acts as a counsellor pursuant to a direction made under section 74 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who discloses to any other person any information, statement, or admission received by or made to that person in the exercise of that person’s functions pursuant to such a direction.

Compare: 1980 No 94 s 18

Section 77(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 4 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 83).