Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Amendment Act 1988

41 Waikato Valley Authority and Catchment Commissions to be Catchment Boards
  • (1) The Waikato Valley as defined by—

    • (a) The notice called Boundaries of the Waikato Valley Described published in Gazette, 1970, Volume 3, at page 2139; and

    • (b) The notice called Extending the Boundaries of the Waikato Valley published in Gazette, 1972, Volume 1, at page 375; and

    • (c) The Order in Council called The Waikato Valley Authority Order 1973 published in Gazette, 1973, Volume 1, at page 726; and

    • (d) The Order in Council called The Waikato Valley-Hauraki Catchment District and Water Region Boundaries Alteration Order 1985 published in Gazette, 1985, Volume 2, at page 1507—

    is hereby declared to be constituted as a catchment district within the meaning of the principal Act.

    (2) Each catchment area is hereby declared to be constituted as a catchment district within the meaning of the principal Act.

    (3) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, the Waikato Valley Authority, on the commencement of this section, shall for all purposes become a Catchment Board called the Waikato Catchment Board with jurisdiction over the Waikato Valley (as so defined). Every reference to the Waikato Valley Authority in any enactment or regulations or in any document whatever, unless the context otherwise requires, shall be read as a reference to the Waikato Catchment Board.

    (4) Subject to subsection (5) of this section, each Catchment Commission, on the commencement of this section, shall for all purposes become a Catchment Board called the [name of Catchment Commission] Catchment Board with jurisdiction over the area it previously administered as a catchment area. Every reference to a particular Catchment Commission in any enactment or regulations or in any document whatever, unless the context otherwise requires, shall be read as a reference to the [name of Catchment Commission] Catchment Board.

    (5) The Waikato Valley Authority and each Catchment Commission shall retain its existing constitution until such time as the Governor-General first makes an Order in Council under section 41 of the principal Act relating to the Waikato Valley or the relevant catchment area, as the case may be.