Waikato Electricity Authority Act 1988
Commenced: 26 Oct 1988
II: Powers of Electricity Company
Rights of entry in respect of construction, etc., of electric lines
54. Rights of entry in respect of construction, etc., of electric
lines---(1) Where an electricity company wishes to enter upon any land
(including land owned by the Crown) for the purpose of constructing,
erecting, laying, inspecting, maintaining, or repairing any electric
line, 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 construction, erection, laying,
inspection, maintenance, or repair of any electric line is necessary for
the purposes of the supply of electricity, 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
(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 the
construction, erection, laying, inspection, maintenance, or
repair of the line:
(b) Perform such work as may be reasonably necessary to construct,
erect, lay, inspect, maintain, or repair the line.
(3) Every order 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 an 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.