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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 April 2019 to date (accessed 18 June 2019 at 19:32)
359   Sale of land for unpaid rates and charges
(1)  This section applies to rates and charges imposed under this Act by the Minister or by a water supply authority.
(2)  The provisions of Division 5 of Part 2 of Chapter 17 of the Local Government Act 1993 apply to land in respect of which a rate or charge (being a rate or charge that is, by virtue of this Part, a charge on land) remains unpaid in the same way as they apply to land in respect of which rates and charges under that Act remain unpaid.
(3)  For the purpose of applying the provisions of Division 5 of Part 2 of Chapter 17 of the Local Government Act 1993 to land in respect of which a rate or charge remains unpaid:
(a)  a reference in those provisions to a council is to be read as a reference to the Minister or to a water supply authority, as the case requires, and
(b)  a reference to a general manager or public officer is to be read as a reference to the Secretary or to the principal officer of a water supply authority, as the case requires, and
(c)  a reference to a member of staff of a council is to be read as a reference to a member of staff of the Department or to an employee of a water supply authority, as the case requires, and
(d)  a reference to a rating authority is to be read as including a reference to a council.