Waikato Electricity Authority Act 1988
Commenced: 26 Oct 1988
II: Powers of Electricity Company
Rights of entry in circumstances of probable danger to life or property
53. Rights of entry in circumstances of probable danger to life or
property---(1) In circumstances of probable danger to life or property,
an electricity company may enter upon land (including land owned by the
Crown) for the purpose of gaining access to any works or electric lines
owned by the Authority or electricity company and may perform any act or
operation necessary for the purposes of removing the danger.
(2) Every officer, employee, or agent of an electricity company
entering under subsection (1) of this section shall carry evidence of
his or her authority or identity, or be working under the immediate
control of a person holding evidence of that person's authority or
identity, which shall be produced if requested.
(3) As soon as practicable after any entry is made under subsection
(1) of this section, the electricity company shall advise the occupier
of the land, in writing, of the entry and the reasons for it.