Noxious Weeds Act 1993 No 11
22 Minister may require public authorities and local control authorities to control noxious weeds
(1) The Minister may, by notice (a weed control notice) given to a public authority that is an occupier of land or a local control authority that is an owner or occupier of land, require the authority to carry out any of the obligations to control noxious weeds on that land as required under a weed control order that applies to the land.(2) The notice may specify the time (not being less than 14 days) within which action is to be taken.(3) A notice (an emergency weed control notice) may require compliance within a shorter time (not being less than 24 hours) if the notice relates to obligations under an emergency weed control order.(4) The Minister may give a weed control notice only if satisfied that a public authority or local control authority, or an occupier of land owned by a local control authority, has failed to carry out any of the authority’s or occupier’s obligations under this Act to control noxious weeds.(5) Before giving a weed control notice (other than an emergency weed control notice) to a public authority or local control authority, the Minister must consult with the authority as to the giving of the notice and its contents.(6) The Minister may by notice revoke or amend a weed control notice given by the Minister.(7) A public authority or a local control authority must comply with a weed control notice given to the authority by the Minister.