If your land falls in an ideal area for a Waitemata-to-Manukau harbour canal, it may be confiscated.

Across Auckland. Using the Auckland and Manukau Canal Act, 1908, the Auckland Harbour Board can “purchase or take or otherwise acquire” land for the purpose of constructing a harbour-to-harbour canal.

It can take the land “from time to time, either within or without the limits of its jurisdiction”.

It is illegal to steal a “movable” even if it classified as an “immovable”.

RS 14:68

Unauthorized use of a movable

A. Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently. The fact that the movable so taken or used may be classified as an immovable, according to the law pertaining to civil matters, is immaterial.

B. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value of one thousand dollars or less shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both. Whoever commits the crime of unauthorized use of a movable having a value in excess of one thousand dollars shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than five years, or both.

Amended by Acts 1980, No. 692,§ 1; Acts 1980, No. 708,§ 1; Acts 1981, No. 293,§ 1; Acts 1993, No. 419,§ 1.

A law was passed with the specific intent of stating the punishment for stealing crayfish.

RS 14:67.5
§ 67.5. Theft of crawfish; penalty

A. No person shall knowingly, willfully and intentionally fish or take any commercial crawfish from any crawfish farm, except with the consent of the owner thereof.

B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of crawfish when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.

(2) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of three hundred dollars or more, but less than a value of five hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

(3) When the misappropriation or taking amounts to less than a value of three hundred dollars, the offender shall be imprisoned for not more than six months, or may be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both. If the offender in such cases has been convicted of theft of crawfish one or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or may be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 349,§ 1; Acts 2001, No. 591,§ 1.