Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act 1959

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Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act 1959

Local Act1959 No 8
Date of assent11 September 1959
Commencement11 September 1959

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


An Act to enable the Wellington City Corporation to lease certain portions of the Town Belt and other land in the City of Wellington to the Wellington Show Association, Incorporated, and to provide generally the purposes for which the land may be used

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act 1959.

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Association means the Wellington Show Association, Incorporated

    Corporation means the Wellington City Corporation

    Exhibition Site means the land described in the Schedule being portion of the Town Belt Reserve of the City of Wellington and closed street.

3 Authority to Corporation to grant lease of land
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Act or in the deed dated 20 March 1873 made between the Superintendent of the Province of Wellington and the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington vesting in the Corporation the Town Belt Reserve of the City of Wellington, the Corporation is hereby authorised, with the consent of the Minister of Lands, to grant a lease of the Exhibition Site for a term of 21 years and providing for perpetual rights of renewal for successive periods of 21 years to the Association or to any assigns of the Association having objects within the scope of this Act upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Corporation and approved by the Minister.

4 Provisions of Town Belt vesting deed suspended in relation to Exhibition Site
  • So long as this Act or any lease granted hereunder remains in force all statutory provisions specially relating to the Town Belt, and the trusts and the powers of leasing relating to the Town Belt contained in the vesting deed, shall be suspended in relation to and shall not apply to that portion of the Town Belt Reserve included in the Exhibition Site.

5 Purposes for which Exhibition Site may be used
  • While this Act and any lease or renewal thereof granted in accordance with this Act remain in force the Exhibition Site may be used for all or any of the following purposes, namely, exhibitions, shows, meetings, sports, games, contests, entertainments, social functions, cultural and recreational purposes, and for any purposes ancillary thereto.

6 Association may construct buildings and lay out grounds
  • (1) The Association or its assigns or under-lessees having objects within the scope of this Act, with the consent of the Association or its assigns, may, with the prior consent of the Corporation, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, construct buildings or carry out alterations or additions to buildings, and may lay out the grounds on the Exhibition Site for any of the purposes set out in this Act, and shall maintain all buildings and grounds on the said site.

    (2) All buildings, excavation works, laying out of grounds, paths, fencing, and other work shall be constructed, carried out, and maintained to the satisfaction of the Corporation.

    (3) The Corporation shall be under no financial or contractural obligations whatsoever in respect of any works carried out on the Exhibition Site, and no statutory charge or lien under the Wages Protection and Contractors' Liens Act 1939 or any other Act shall attach to the Exhibition Site by reason of any such work.

7 Association may underlease and license
  • The Association or its assigns may, with the prior consent of the Corporation, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, underlease or grant a licence to use the Exhibition Site and buildings thereon or any part thereof for any purpose within the scope of this Act.

8 Power to borrow
  • The Association may, with the consent of the Minister of Conservation, at any time during the continuance of the operation of this Act borrow money by way of debentures or otherwise for any purposes within the scope of this Act.

    Section 8: amended, on 1 October 1989, by clause 2 of the Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act (Consent to Borrow) Order 1989 (SR 1989/243).

9 Repeal and saving
  • (1) The Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act 1927 and the Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Amendment Act 1930 are hereby repealed.

    (2) Without limiting the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act 1924, it is hereby declared that the repeal of any provision by this Act shall not affect any debentures issued by the Association under that provision; and the debentures if and so far as they are subsisting and in force and unredeemed at the time of the repeal shall continue and have full force and effect until redeemed by the Association as if there had been no such repeal.


Schedule

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All that parcel of land, containing by admeasurement 12 acres 3 roods 25 perches, more or less, being portion of the Town Belt Reserve of the City of Wellington and closed street, being part of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 427, folio 148, Wellington Registry, and being all the land shown edged red on a plan numbered 23797 lodged at the office of the Chief Surveyor at Wellington.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Wellington City Exhibition Grounds Act 1959. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 October 1989, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)