Waikato Electricity Authority Act 1988
Commenced: 26 Oct 1988
II: Powers of Electricity Company
Powers of entry for survey and investigation purposes
51. Powers of entry for survey and investigation purposes---(1) Where
an electricity company wishes to undertake a survey or other
investigation on any land for the purpose of gathering information
necessary for any application for any right, consent, or permit, or for
the preparation of any report, required for any proposed development,
the electricity company may, upon giving the owner and occupier of the
land not less than 10 working days' notice of its intention to do so,
apply to the District Court for an order under this section.
(2) On being satisfied that the proposed survey or investigation is
necessary for the purposes of the proposed development, that the
proposed development may properly be undertaken by the electricity
company, and that the electricity company has taken all reasonable steps
to negotiate an agreement for entry, the Court may make an order
authorising the electricity company to---
(a) Enter and re-enter the land at reasonable times, with or without
such assistants, aircraft, boats, vehicles, appliances,
machinery, and equipment as are reasonably necessary for making
any kind of survey or investigation:
(b) Dig and bore into the land and remove samples of it.
(3) Every order made under this section shall specify---
(a) How and when entry is to be made; and
(b) The specific powers intended to be exercised; and
(c) Such other conditions as the Court thinks fit to impose.
(4) Before exercising any powers authorised by an order made under
this section, the electricity company shall serve the order on the owner
and occupier of the land to which the order relates.
(5) Every officer, employee, or agent of the electricity company
acting pursuant to an order made under this section shall have with him
or her and shall produce on initial entry and if required to do so,
evidence of his or her authority and identity.