(1) A consent authority or local authority may, in any particular case,—
(a) extend a time period specified in this Act or in regulations, whether or not the time period has expired; or
(b) waive a failure to comply with a requirement under this Act, regulations, or a plan for the time or method of service of documents.
(1A) However, a consent authority must not, under subsection (1), waive or extend a time period for the purpose of providing more time for a pre-request aquaculture agreement to be negotiated under section 186ZM of the Fisheries Act 1996.
(2) If a person is required to provide information under this Act, regulations, or a plan and the information is inaccurate or omitted, or a procedural requirement is omitted, the consent authority or local authority may—
(a) waive compliance with the requirement; or
(b) direct that the omission or inaccuracy be rectified on such terms as the consent authority or local authority thinks fit.
Section 37: replaced, on 1 August 2003, by section 17 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 23).
Section 37(1A): inserted, on 1 October 2011, by section 13 of the Resource Management Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 70).