Manawatu River and Tributaries Navigation and Safety Bylaw 2010 infringement offence notice
[Specify enforcement authority.]
Date of birth:
Maritime document No (if applicable):
Alleged infringement offence(s) details
For each offence, specify the following:
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Time for payment of infringement fee(s)
The infringement fee(s) is (or are) payable to the enforcement authority within 28 days after [date this notice is delivered personally, or served by post] at the following address: [specify address of enforcement authority].
Please present this notice, or a copy of this notice, when making payment.
Cheques or money orders must be made out to the [specify enforcement authority] and must be crossed and marked not transferable or account payee only.
Issued by: [full name], being a person duly authorised by the Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council.
Please read the following statement of rights.
Statement of rights
If, after reading this statement, you do not understand anything in it, you should consult a lawyer immediately.
1 This notice sets out 1 or more alleged infringement offences. Each offence that is identified by a number is a separate infringement offence. You may decide what to do in respect of each alleged offence individually, and may act in the same way in respect of all alleged offences, or in different ways in respect of different alleged offences, as set out below.
Note: If, under section 21(3A) or 21(3C)(a) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, you enter or have entered into a time-to-pay arrangement with the enforcement authority in respect of an infringement fee payable by you, paragraphs 4(b) and (c), 5, and 6 do not apply and you are not entitled either to request a hearing to deny liability or to ask the court to consider any submissions (as to penalty or otherwise) in respect of the infringement.
4 You may write to the enforcement authority at the address shown above if you wish to—
The letter must be signed by you and delivered to the enforcement authority at the address specified in this infringement notice and in a reminder notice in respect of the offence before or within 28 days after the service of the reminder notice, or within such further time as the enforcement authority may allow.
5 If you deny liability for the offence and request a hearing, the enforcement authority will, unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence, serve you with a notice of hearing setting out the place and time at which the matter will be heard by the court.
6 If you admit liability for the offence but wish the court to consider your submissions as to penalty or otherwise, you must, in your letter to the enforcement authority,—
The enforcement authority will then file your letter with the court (unless it decides not to commence court proceedings in respect of the offence). There is no provision for an oral hearing before the court if you follow this course of action.
Non-payment of fee
8 If you do not pay the infringement fee and do not request a hearing in respect of the alleged offence within 28 days after being served with the reminder notice, you will become liable to pay costs in addition to the infringement fee unless the enforcement authority decides not to commence proceedings against you.
Queries and correspondence
9 When writing or making payment of an infringement fee, please indicate—
If it is not clear which alleged offence any payment relates to, your payment may be treated as relating to the alleged offences in the order in which they are set out above.
Note: All queries and correspondence regarding the infringement offence(s) must be directed to the enforcement authority named in this notice at the address shown.