Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
60 Expenses to be charged on land
(1) Any expenses payable by an owner or occupier of land to a local control authority in connection with a weed control notice and subsequent control of noxious weeds on the land are a charge on the land.(2) The charge ranks on an equal footing with a charge on the land under any other Act but takes priority over any other charge or encumbrance.(3) The charge does not affect:(a) the estate of the Crown in land owned by the Crown, or(b) the estate of a Crown lessee if the lease is granted after the expenses were incurred.(4) The charge does not affect a purchaser for value in good faith who made due inquiry at the time of purchase but had no notice of the liability. A purchaser who has obtained a certificate under section 64 is taken to have made due inquiry.(5) The provisions of this section have effect despite anything contained in section 42 of the Real Property Act 1900.