In this Act—
designation means a provision made in a district plan to give effect to a requirement made by a requiring authority under section 168 or section 168A or clause 4 of Schedule 1
network utility operator means a person who—
(a) undertakes or proposes to undertake the distribution or transmission by pipeline of natural or manufactured gas, petroleum, biofuel, or geothermal energy; or
(b) operates or proposes to operate a network for the purpose of—
(i) telecommunication as defined in section 5 of the Telecommunications Act 2001; or
(ii) radiocommunication as defined in section 2(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1989; or
(c) is an electricity operator or electricity distributor as defined in section 2 of the Electricity Act 1992 for the purpose of line function services as defined in that section; or
(d) undertakes or proposes to undertake the distribution of water for supply (including irrigation); or
(e) undertakes or proposes to undertake a drainage or sewerage system; or
(f) constructs, operates, or proposes to construct or operate, a road or railway line; or
(g) is an airport authority as defined by the Airport Authorities Act 1966 for the purposes of operating an airport as defined by that Act; or
(h) is a provider of any approach control service within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Act 1990; or
(i) undertakes or proposes to undertake a project or work prescribed as a network utility operation for the purposes of this definition by regulations made under this Act,—
and the words network utility operation have a corresponding meaning
requiring authority means—
(a) a Minister of the Crown; or
(b) a local authority; or
(c) a network utility operator approved as a requiring authority under section 167.
Section 166 designation: amended, on 7 July 1993, by section 83(1) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 65).
Section 166 network utility operator paragraph (a): amended, on 1 October 2008, by section 17 of the Energy (Fuels, Levies, and References) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 60).
Section 166 network utility operator paragraph (b): replaced, on 20 December 2001, by section 158 of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (2001 No 103).
Section 166 network utility operator paragraph (c): replaced, on 7 July 1993, by section 83(2) of the Resource Management Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 65).