Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011

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13 Boundary changes of marine and coastal area

(1)

This Act (other than section 11(4)) does not affect any enactment or the common law that governs accretions or erosions.

(2)

However, if, because of a change caused by a natural occurrence or process, any land, other than a road, that is owned by the Crown or a local authority becomes part of the marine and coastal area, then that land becomes part of the common marine and coastal area (even if that land consists of or is included in a piece of land defined by fixed boundaries).

(3)

If land has, because of a change caused by a natural occurrence or process, ceased to be part of the common marine and coastal area, and the title to that land is not determined by an enactment or the common law, then the land vests in the Crown as Crown land and is subject to the Land Act 1948.