West Clive Public Hall Site Act 1879

West Clive Public Hall Site Act 1879

Local Act1879 No 11
Date of assent19 December 1879

An Act to authorize a certain piece of Land situate at West Clive, within the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay, to be vested in Trustees, in Trust for a Site for a Public Hall.

  • Preamble


    The Preamble was repealed, as from 19 November 1907, by section 2 Statutes Repeal Act 1907 (1907 No 40).

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • The Short Title of this Act is The West Clive Public Hall Site Act 1879.

2 Trustees incorporated
  • The following persons, namely, William Orr, Arthur Rowley William Lascelles, John Bennett Hollis, Eldred Beck, John McIlroy, all of Clive, within the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay, and all such other persons as shall be hereafter appointed Trustees under the provisions of this Act, and their successors, shall be and they are hereby constituted a corporate body in fact and in law by the name and style of The Trustees of the West Clive Public Hall; and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, with full power and authority by the same name and style to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all Courts and in all causes and suits at law or in equity whatsoever, with power to take, purchase, and hold to them and their successors all real or personal property whatsoever, as may be granted, conveyed, or transferred to and vested in them, and also to do all other matters and things incidental and appertaining to a corporate body, subject nevertheless to any provisions in this Act contained affecting such powers.

3 Governor may remove Trustees. Trustees may resign
  • The Governor may, by notice in the New Zealand Gazette, remove any Trustee from office. Any Trustee may resign his office.

4 Vacancies
  • So often as any of the Trustees named in section two, or hereafter to be appointed, shall die, become bankrupt, resign, become incapable to act, or be removed or absent from the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay for the space of twelve consecutive months, it shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint, permanently or temporarily as occasion may require, another fit and proper person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the room and stead of the Trustee or Trustees so dying, resigning, becoming bankrupt, incapable, or being absent as aforesaid. The Gazette containing the notice of the removal, resignation, or appointment of a Trustee shall be conclusive evidence of such removal, resignation, or appointment.

5 Reserve vested in Trustees
  • It shall be lawful for the Governor to grant, convey, transfer, and assure the said parcel of land described in the Schedule hereto to the Trustees of the West Clive Public Hall (hereinafter referred to as the Trustees), and their successors, in trust for a site for a public hall, subject nevertheless to the powers, provisions, and conditions herein expressed and declared.

    Any such grant, conveyance, or assurance may, if the land is under The Land Transfer Act 1870, be registered under that Act, notwithstanding trusts are expressed therein.

6 Application of moneys
  • All moneys coming to the Trustees under this Act shall be applied by them in and towards the improvement of the said land, and of the buildings thereon, and in keeping the same in repair and rendering the same suitable for the objects and purposes of the body corporate.


ALL that piece or parcel of land situated in the Town of West Clive, in the Provincial District of Hawke's Bay, containing by admeasurement two (2) roods nine (9) perches, more or less, being Section numbered fifty (50), Town of West Clive. Bounded towards the North-east by Section No 18, four hundred (400) links; towards the South-east by a public road, one hundred and forty (140) links; towards the South-west by Section No 51, four hundred (400) links; and towards the North-west by Section No 63 (reserve for police station), one hundred and forty (140) links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less; as the same is delineated on the plan deposited in the Survey Office, Napier.