Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
55ZG Resolution of disputes under Part 4C and this Part
(1) If a dispute arises between a council and a Coastal Authority that is a Minister in relation to the exercise of a function under Part 4C or this Part, the Minister may direct the council as to the exercise of the function.(2) If a dispute arises between two Coastal Authorities in relation to the exercise of a function under Part 4C or this Part (other than a dispute between a council and a Minister), the dispute may be referred to the Premier for resolution:(a) by a party to the dispute, if that party is a Minister, or(b) by the Minister responsible for a party to the dispute, if that party is not a Minister.(3) The Premier may give directions as the Premier sees fit to resolve the dispute.(4) A Coastal Authority is to comply with a direction under this section.(5) This section applies to the Chief Executive in the same way as it applies to a Minister.