Whereas the Borough of Thames is a constituent district of the Hauraki Catchment District:
And whereas the Hauraki Catchment Board, pursuant to section 95 of the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941, may by special order direct the Thames Borough Council to make and levy rates on behalf of the Hauraki Catchment Board:
And whereas the Hauraki Catchment Board is unable to notify the Thames Borough Council until the month of May in each rating year the amount of the rates to be made and levied for that year:
And whereas the Council, pursuant to section 19 of the Local Legislation Act 1947 and section 15 of the Thames Borough Commissioner Amendment Act 1934, demands the borough rates prior to receiving the notice from the Hauraki Catchment Board:
And whereas it is expedient that the Thames Borough Council be empowered at the same time as it makes and levies the borough rates for any rating year to make and levy any rates directed by the Hauraki Catchment Board to be made and levied by the Thames Borough Council on behalf of the Hauraki Catchment Board:
And whereas by the certificate of title mentioned in the Schedule the Thames Harbour Board was seized of an estate in fee simple in, inter alia, the lands described in that schedule in trust for the improvement and maintenance of the harbour of the Port of Thames and the construction and maintenance of such harbour works at the said port as might be deemed advisable by the said Board:
And whereas the said lands, pursuant to section 5 of the Thames Harbour Act 1936, are now vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Thames:
And whereas the necessity for the improvement and maintenance of the harbour of the Port of Thames and the construction and maintenance of such harbour works at the said port has now ceased to exist.