(1) In addition to the powers conferred on him by the principal Act, the Registrar may, in respect of land in the district, exercise all or any of the powers conferred by the following provisions of this section.
(2) He may require any person having in his possession or under his control any grant, certificate, or other instrument of title, or any plan, search notes, report on title, or other written or printed document evidencing or tending to evidence in any manner the boundaries, extent, or position of, or the state of the title to, or the encumbrances upon, any parcel of land in the district, to produce the same within a reasonable time to be fixed by a notice requiring such production and indicating the particular documents or kind of documents required, and to deposit the same in any land registry office for such time as may be necessary to enable the Registrar to examine or make copies of the same.
(3) He may make such copies or records of, or such extracts from, any such plans or documents as he thinks fit.
(4) He may require any person of any of the classes hereinafter mentioned to give any information, explanation, or evidence, in writing upon oath or otherwise, concerning the subject matter of such application, title, or claim, or, except in the case of a solicitor or agent acting as hereinafter mentioned, to attend before him at any land registry office and give such information, explanation, or evidence orally upon oath or otherwise. The classes of persons herein referred to are the following:
(5) If the proprietor of any easement, or profit à prendre, or other encumbrance which had been registered, neglects to furnish such particulars of his easement, or profit à prendre, or other encumbrance, as the Registrar may require by notice in writing, directed to the usual or last known address of such proprietor, the Registrar may, at his discretion, at any time after the expiration of the prescribed period, remove any entry of such easement, profit à prendre, or other encumbrance from the register, or from any certificate of title, or other outstanding duplicate of the register, by marking the memorial thereof in the register with the words
“Removed.—See K No . . . ([date]) . . . Registrar”, and a like entry shall be made or noted on every servient title or tenement against which the easement or profit à prendre, or encumbrance has been registered. From the date of such removal being noted by the Registrar such easement, or profit à prendre, or encumbrance shall cease and determine.
Section 17(2): amended, on 17 May 2005, by section 18 of the Land Transfer Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 58).
Section 17(4): amended, on 17 May 2005, by section 18 of the Land Transfer Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 58).
Section 17(5): inserted, on 22 December 1933, by section 12 of the Land Transfer (Hawke's Bay) Amendment Act 1933 (1933 No 39).
Section 17(5): amended, on 1 June 2002, by section 65(4) of the Land Transfer (Computer Registers and Electronic Lodgement) Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 11).
Section 17(5): amended, on 1 February 1999, by section 43(3) of the Land Transfer (Automation) Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 123).