Hakateramea Racecourse Reserve Act 1886

Hakateramea Racecourse Reserve Act 1886

Local Act1886 No 8
Date of assent9 August 1886

An Act to provide a Reserve for a Racecourse and for Purposes of Public Recreation at Hakateramea, and to vest the same in a Board of Trustees.

BE IT 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 Hakateramea Racecourse Reserve Act 1886.

2 Board of Trustees
  • On the passing of this Act the land described in the schedule hereto shall be and the same is hereby set apart for the purposes of a racecourse and public recreation-ground, and shall, without any conveyance, be vested in a Board of Trustees consisting of the following persons: John Godsell, James Menzies, John Molloy, William Bell, Thomas Milne, and Samuel McCully, all of Hakateramea, in the County of Waimate. And the said racecourse and recreation-ground shall be administered by the said Board in accordance with the powers and provisions of The Public Reserves Act 1881 Amendment Act 1885.

3 Board incorporated
  • The Board shall be a corporate body by the name of The Trustees of the Hakateramea Racecourse, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and with full power and authority by that name to sue and be sued in all Courts whatsoever; and shall be capable in law, for the purposes of and subject to this Act, to do and suffer all such acts and things as bodies corporate may do and suffer, with power to take and hold all such lands, tenements, or hereditaments as may be in any manner vested in the Board, either as a site for a racecourse or for any other purpose in connection therewith.

4 Disqualification
  • If any member of the Board shall be directly or indirectly concerned in any contract with the Board, or shall receive or be entitled to receive any money or emolument for any work done or to be done for the Board, or shall be absent from the colony for the space of twelve consecutive calendar months, or shall be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or take the benefit of or be brought under the operation of any Act relating to bankrupt or insolvent debtors, or shall become a public defaulter, or shall become convicted of felony, his seat in such Board shall become vacant.

5 Resignations
  • It shall be lawful for any member, by writing under his hand addressed to the Governor, to resign his seat upon the Board, and upon the acknowledgment of the receipt by the Governor of such writing the seat of such member shall become vacant.

6 Vacancies filled up Governor
  • If a vacancy occurs in the Board, through death or through any of the reasons aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the Governor to appoint a fit and proper person to fill the vacancy.


ALL that parcel of land adjacent to the Townships of Ross and Sandhurst, being sections numbered 81 and 82, and containing eighty acres.