Wanganui District Council (Prohibition of Gang Insignia) Bill

  • enacted
4 Interpretation
  • (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Council means the Wanganui District Council

    district means the district of the Wanganui District Council

    gang means—

    • (a) Black Power, Hells Angels, Magogs, Mothers, Mongrel Mob, Nomads, or Tribesmen; and

    • (b) any other specified organisation, association, or group of persons identified in a bylaw made under section 5

    gang insignia

    • (a) means a sign, symbol, or representation commonly displayed to denote membership of, an affiliation with, or support for a gang, not being tattoos; and

    • (b) includes any item of clothing to which a sign, symbol, or representation referred to in paragraph (a) is attached

    public place

    • (a) means a place—

      • (i) that is under the control of the Council; and

      • (ii) that is open to, or being used by, the public, whether or not there is a charge for admission; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) a road, whether or not the road is under the control of the Council; and

      • (ii) any part of a public place

    specified place means a public place designated as a specified place for the purpose of this Act in a bylaw made under section 5.

    (2) Without limiting the definition of the term public place or specified place in subsection (1), for the purposes of this Act, a person is in a specified place if he or she is in or on a vehicle that is in a specified place.