Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 01:08)
164   Compensation where private irrigation board constructs or takes over works
(1)  Compensation assessed in accordance with this Division is payable if a private irrigation board exercises its powers to construct or take over any water supply works.
(2)  Compensation is not payable by a private irrigation board in respect of the repair, operation or maintenance of any water supply work except in relation to damage caused by negligence and except where, in repairing, operating or maintaining any such work or works, the board causes damage to any lands outside its private irrigation district.
(3)  If immediately before the control and management of any water supply work becomes vested in a private irrigation board under this Part there was in force a legally binding agreement or arrangement between the person who then had the control and management of the work and some other landholder of land in the board’s private irrigation district (being an agreement or arrangement under which that other person was entitled to exercise any powers in relation to that work)—
(a)  that agreement or arrangement is taken to be an agreement or arrangement between that board and that other person, and
(b)  any compensation to which that other person may be entitled under this Division must be assessed, having regard to his or her obligations under that agreement or arrangement.