Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 16:43)
157   Objections to applications
(1)  Within 28 days after the publication of the relevant notice, any person may lodge with the Minister an objection in writing to the granting of the application referred to in the notice on the ground that the granting of the application would adversely affect the person’s interests.
(2)  A person may not make an objection on the ground that the person’s interests would, if the petition were granted, be adversely affected for reasons relating to the quantity of water available from the river, estuary or lake from which it is proposed to take water by means of the proposed water supply work, and any objection made on that ground is not to be entertained.
(3)  An objection must state particulars of the grounds of objection.
(4)  If an objection is lodged with the Minister, the Minister must, after consultation with the objector, make a recommendation with respect to the objection.