This guideline was amended on 12 September 2013. The Foreshore and Seabed Act was repealed on 1 April 2011, all references to this Act have been replaced with references to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
Avulsion occurs when a non-navigable river or stream has completely or partially dried up, or has changed course, by a process or event that was sudden and perceptible in its progress. When this occurs, a person claiming ownership may apply to the Registrar-General of Land to have a computer register issued for the land that was formerly under water.
This guideline provides guidance for the making of applications for land formerly under water and the processing of those applications.