Rangitaiki Drainage Board (Surplus Land Development and Sale) Empowering Act 1976

as at 14 October 1976

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Rangitaiki Drainage Board (Surplus Land Development and Sale) Empowering Act 1976

Local Act1976 No 4
Date of assent13 October 1976
Commencement13 October 1976


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 authorise and empower the Rangitaiki Drainage Board to develop, subdivide, and dispose of certain land owned by it and surplus to its requirements

  • Preamble

    Whereas the Rangitaiki Drainage Board is the owner of the land described in the Schedule with frontage to the Edgecumbe–Te Teko Road: And whereas the said land was purchased for the future use of the Rangitaiki Drainage Board but is now surplus to its present or future needs or requirements: And whereas it is expedient and desirable that the Rangitaiki Drainage Board do dispose of the said land to its best advantage: And whereas the Rangitaiki Drainage Board proposes to develop and subdivide the said land and to dispose of it in allotments and to apply the proceeds of sale to repayment of any loans and to the purposes set forth in the Land Drainage Act 1908.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Rangitaiki Drainage Board (Surplus Land Development and Sale) Empowering Act 1976.

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

    Board means the Rangitaiki Drainage Board as constituted under the Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1956 and the Land Drainage Act 1908 and their respective amendments

    land means the whole or any part or parts of the land described in the Schedule

    services includes water supply, sewerage, drainage, gas, and electricity.

3 Board may develop, subdivide, and sell certain land
  • (1) The Board is hereby authorised and empowered (and is declared always to have been authorised and empowered) to develop and from time to time if the need shall arise to r-deevelop the land and may, subject to Part 2 of the Counties Amendment Act 1961,—

    • (a) subdivide or re-subdivide the land or any part thereof into allotments; and

    • (b) construct on the land roads, service lanes, and accessways and such works as may be deemed necessary for the use, convenience, and enjoyment of the land, and may provide services and generally develop the land as allotments for commercial, residential, industrial, or other purposes; and

    • (c) vest in the appropriate territorial local authority or corporation any recreational or other reserve, any road, service lane, accessway, and any right-of-way or other easement; and

    • (d) grant any drainage easement, right-of-way, or other easement; and

    • (e) generally carry out all works and do all things necessary to comply with all lawful requirements of any local or public authority; and

    • (f) sell any allotment or allotments so created upon such terms as in its absolute discretion it thinks proper to any person or persons; and

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(g), the Board is hereby declared to be a leasing authority within the meaning of the Public Bodies Leases Act 1969.

    (3) All money received by the Board on the sale or lease of any of the land shall be applied by the Board for the following purposes:

    • (a) in reimbursement of its development and associated administrative costs in respect of the development of the land (including survey fees and the cost of the provisions of services):

    • (b) in repayment of any money borrowed to meet any expenditure incurred under subsection (1) and any interest and sinking-fund payments in respect of any money so borrowed and in repayment of any money previously charged against the land:

4 Other Acts not affected
  • Nothing in this Act shall in any way be construed as limiting or affecting in any way the application of the provisions of—

    • (a) the Town and Country Planning Act 1953:

    • (b) the Counties Act 1956:

    • (c) the Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967.


All that area in the South Auckland Land District situated in the District of Whakatane containing 3.7928 hectares, more or less, being Lots 1 to 24 inclusive, LTS 21633, being Part Allotments 53B, 207, and 208, Parish of Matata, situated in Block III, Rangitaiki Upper Survey District, and being part of the land comprised and described in certificate of title No 15C/829 (South Auckland Land Registry).


  • 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)

1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Rangitaiki Drainage Board (Surplus Land Development and Sale) Empowering Act 1976. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 14 October 1976, 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)