Water Management Act 2000 No 92
160 Transfer of lands
(1) A private irrigation board, by notice in writing served, within 12 months after the constitution of the private irrigation district, on the landholder of any lands:
(a) that, immediately before the constitution of the private irrigation district, were vested in the landholder as a trustee of lands supplied with water under a single water supply work approval, and
(b) that on the constitution of the private irrigation district formed the whole or part of the private irrigation district,
may require the landholder to transfer the lands so vested to the board within such period as may be specified in the notice.
(2) If a notice is served on a landholder under this section in respect of any land, the land is taken to be held by the landholder as a trustee for the private irrigation board by which the notice was served.