Search and surveillance laws come into effect

Last updated 10:27 01/10/2012

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The much-talked about Search and Surveillance Act finally comes into force today.

The legislation was debated before last year's election but was redrafted after concerns that it went too far.

The Supreme Court has ruled that covert video surveillance used in the lead-up to the 2007 Urewera raids was illegal - meaning a temporary fix-it law was needed.

The legislation will be reviewed within the next four years.

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