Whereas by an Order in Council dated 26 July 1939, and published in the Gazette of 3 August in that year, it was ordered and directed that the Kioreroa Public Cemetery, being the land described in the Schedule, should from and after 1 September 1944, be closed and vested in the Whangarei Borough Council:
And whereas the Council holds the said land as a public reserve under the provisions of section 78 of the Cemeteries Act 1908:
And whereas the Council has experienced difficulty in keeping the land and the headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds therein in a neat and tidy condition:
And whereas it is expedient that the said headstones, monuments, and grave surrounds should be removed and the land levelled and laid out in lawns with ornamental trees, shrubs, and gardens:
And whereas it is desirable that a permanent record be kept of the names of all persons interred in the said cemetery:
And whereas the Council has no power without legislation to give effect to its wishes in respect of the land.
Preamble: amended, on 12 September 1974, by section 3 of the Whangarei City Council Empowering Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 5 (L)).