In addition to the aforesaid authorities, the Trust shall have full power and authority—
(1) To do all things necessary for opening up or improving the navigation of that part of the Wanganui River which is within their jurisdiction, and for the removal of all obstructions impeding or preventing such navigation; and,
(2) With the sanction of the Governor in Council, to erect jetties and make landing-places in the banks thereof, and to maintain ferries; and
(3) To make, alter, or revoke from time to time regulations by special orders under the River Boards Act 1884, for regulating the use of such jetties, landing-places, or ferries respectively, and for imposing fees or tolls in respect of such use for shipping or landing any passengers, goods, merchandise, or animals.
(4) Nothing in this section shall charge with any fees or tolls—
(c) Any of Her Majesty's military forces, or of the Militia or volunteer forces, or any constables while travelling on duty, or their luggage.
If any person claims and takes, or endeavours to take, the benefit of any exemption under this subsection without being entitled thereto, he shall be liable for every such offence to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds.