Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003

  • Regulations 15(7) and 19(4) corrected on 6 August 2021 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 7 August 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003

(SR 2003/375)

Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of December 2003

Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to section 169 of the Electricity Act 1992, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


5Consumers to be notified of certain dangers, growth limit zones, etc
6Notification of trees encroaching notice zone
7Hazard warning notice
8Notification of trees encroaching growth limit zone
9Cut or trim notice
10Cutting of trees encroaching growth limit zone
11Costs of first cut or trim and removal of debris
12Removal of debris after cutting trees
13Underground works
14Obligation to remove danger to persons or property from trees damaging conductors
15No-interest tree notice
16Purpose and effect of no-interest tree notice
17No-interest tree notice may be rescinded
18Trees with amenity value
19Application for dispensation
20Works owner to consider dispensation applications
21Further provisions relating to dispensations
23Manner of notification to tree owners
24Manner of notification and application to works owners
25Manner of application to arbitrators
26Offences committed by tree owners
27Offences committed by works owners
28Liability of tree owners
29Appointment of arbitrators
30Functions, duties, and powers of arbitrators
31Decisions of arbitrators
32Proceedings of arbitrators
34Arbitrator may act on evidence available
36Remuneration of arbitrators
37Protection of arbitrators
38Compensation for trees and vegetation removed
39Safety clearance distances for conductors of overhead electric lines [Revoked]
40Claims for damages to works
41Regulations do not affect specified agreements
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