(1) On the application of an animal owner who believes on reasonable grounds that any stock owned by that person has strayed on to land occupied by any other person or is in the possession of any other person, an inspector or authorised person may by notice in writing require that other person, on a date specified in the notice,—
for the purpose of identification and handing over of any stock belonging to the applicant.
(2) If an inspector or authorised person is unable for good reason to deal with an application under subsection (1) without some delay and believes on reasonable grounds that any stock whose identity is in question may be removed from the land or otherwise disposed of in the meantime, the inspector or authorised person may, if requested to do so by the applicant, order the detention of the stock in such manner as the inspector or authorised person thinks appropriate until the application is dealt with or the expiration of 7 days, whichever happens first.
(3) Every person who refuses or fails to comply with a notice or order under this section commits an offence against this Act and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
(4) An inspector or authorised person may, on the application of a person who has been given a notice under subsection (1), postpone the date fixed for the mustering of animals.
(5) A person to whom a notice or order is given under this section is entitled to recover from the owner who requested the notice or order—
(6) Any occupier of land who believes on reasonable grounds that animals owned by another person have strayed onto the land may, by written notice to the other person, require the other person to remove such of the animals as in fact belong to the other person at the other person's expense.
(7) A party to a covenant established for 1 or more of the purposes specified in subparagraphs (ii) to (v) of section 57(1)(c) of the Biosecurity Act 1993 who believes there are present on the covenanted land animals likely to affect adversely the values being protected—
Compare: 1967 No 50 s 61
Section 9(7): amended, on 7 May 1999, by section 2 of the Animal Identification Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 27).