Christchurch City (Old Municipal Chambers) Empowering Act 1989

Reprint
as at 14 November 1989

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Christchurch City (Old Municipal Chambers) Empowering Act 1989

Local Act1989 No 5
Date of assent13 November 1989
Commencement13 November 1989

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 define the status for which a reserve in the City of Christchurch is held and to redefine the power of the Christchurch City Council to grant leases in respect of the Old Municipal Chambers situated on the said reserve

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Christchurch City (Old Municipal Chambers) Empowering Act 1989.

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, Council means the Christchurch City Council.

3 Cancellation of existing reservations
  • The land described in the Schedule is hereby freed and discharged from all express and implied trusts, reservations, and restrictions, howsoever created, to which the land or any part of it is subject immediately before the commencement of this Act.

4 Land vested in Council as local purpose reserve
  • (1) The land described in the Schedule is hereby vested in the Council as a reserve within the meaning of the Reserves Act 1977, and shall be held by the Council as a local purpose reserve under section 23 of that Act for the purposes of public use and benefit.

    (2) The provisions of the Reserves Act 1977 shall apply in respect of the land vested in the Council under this section in the same manner as if the Council had, pursuant to section 14 of that Act, declared that land to be a reserve to be held as a local purpose reserve for the purposes of public use and benefit.

5 Power to grant leases
  • Notwithstanding any of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1974 or the Reserves Act 1977 or any other Act or rule of law, the Council may lease, licence, or let all or any part of the building (the Old Municipal Chambers) erected upon the land described in the Schedule upon such terms and conditions as the Council thinks fit.

6 Certain rights and powers not affected
  • Nothing in this Act shall be construed as limiting the application of the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1977 or the Historic Places Act 1980.

7 Certificate of title
  • On application by or on behalf of the Council, the District Land Registrar for the Canterbury Land Registration District shall, without fee, enter on the certificate of title for the land described in the Schedule a memorial that the land is freed from all trusts, restrictions, and reservations imposed by the Municipal Corporations Reserves Ordinance 1868 and the Christchurch Municipal Offices Leasing Act 1922; and the District Land Registrar is empowered and directed to do all such other things as may be necessary to give effect to this Act.

8 Repeals and savings
  • (1) The following ordinances and enactments are hereby repealed:

    • (a) so much of Schedule A of the Municipal Councils Reserves Ordinance 1862 (Session 19, No 14) as relates to Reserve No 10:

    • (b) so much of Schedule A of the Municipal Corporations Reserves Ordinance 1868 (Session 30, No 6) as relates to Reserve No 10:

    • (c) the City of Christchurch Municipal Offices Act 1886:

    • (d) the City of Christchurch Municipal Offices Act 1906:

    • (e) the Christchurch Municipal Offices Leasing Act 1922.

    (2) The repeal of the ordinances and enactments mentioned in subsection (1) shall not affect any deed or instrument made, signed, or acknowledged or anything done or suffered or any estate, interest, right, or benefit created or conferred under or by virtue of any such ordinance or enactment.

    (3) Nothing in this Act shall affect the validity of any lease or licence granted before the commencement of this Act in respect of the land described in the Schedule.


Schedule

ss 3, 4, 5, 7, 8(3)

All that piece of land containing 417 square metres, more or less, situated in the City of Christchurch, being Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 54196, and being all the land comprised and described in certificate of title No 31K/794 (Canterbury Land Registry).


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 Christchurch City (Old Municipal Chambers) Empowering Act 1989. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 14 November 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)