Retail Trading Act 2008 No 49
17 Authority to prosecute
(1) Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations may be instituted only:(a) by the Minister or by a person with the written consent of the Minister, or(b) by an inspector, or(c) by a person, or a person of a class, prescribed by the regulations.(2) In any such proceedings, a consent to institute the proceedings, purporting to have been signed by a person authorised to give a consent under this section is evidence of that consent without proof of the signature or authority of the person.(3) Any such proceedings instituted by a member of staff of a Division of the Government Service may be prosecuted on his or her behalf by any member of staff of that Division.