Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Act 1942

Reprint
as at 4 December 1942

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Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Act 1942

Private Act1942 No 3
Date of assent3 December 1942
Commencement3 December 1942

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 incorporate the General Council of the Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch)

  • Preamble

    Whereas there was incorporated in Great Britain by Royal Charter dated 14 December 1922 a body corporate known as the Girl Guides Association:

    And whereas the Girl Guides Association was the outcome of a movement initiated in Great Britain for the special training and instruction of girls in the principles of discipline, loyalty, and good citizenship:

    And whereas the aforesaid movement has spread throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations and elsewhere, and there has for many years past existed in the Dominion of New Zealand an unincorporated organisation working as a branch of and in close co-operation with the Girl Guides Association and calling itself the Girl Guides Association (Dominion of New Zealand Branch) (hereinafter referred to as the said Association):

    And whereas the said Association is governed by a body called the General Council of the New Zealand Branch, the affairs of the said Association being conducted and managed by the General Council in accordance with the constitution adopted under common seal of the Association on 14 December 1937, which constitution has been approved by the Girl Guides Association in Great Britain under the common seal thereof:

    And whereas in the course of its existence the New Zealand Branch of the said Association has acquired real and personal property in New Zealand, and gifts, grants, and contributions have been received by it or have been vested in trustees for the benefit of or for the use of the said Association generally or for the benefit of some particular company, pack, or other local unit within the organisation:

    And whereas it is desirable that the General Council should be incorporated so that the organisation in New Zealand can function on similar lines to the Girl Guides Association in Great Britain.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Act 1942.

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

    constitution and bylaws means the constitution and bylaws of the Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch)

    Corporation means the body incorporated by this Act

    General Council means the General Council of the Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch).

3 Incorporation of Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch)
  • The persons who on the passing of this Act are members of the General Council in accordance with the constitution and bylaws and all other persons who shall in accordance with the constitution and bylaws become members of the General Council shall henceforth be one body corporate by the name of The Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch), Incorporated, having perpetual succession and a common seal, and capable of holding real and personal property and of doing and suffering all that bodies corporate may do and suffer.

4 Powers of Corporation
  • The control of the Girl Guide movement in all its activities in New Zealand shall be vested in the Corporation, which, subject to the constitution and bylaws, shall have power to provide and maintain such organisation in New Zealand as the Corporation deems necessary or desirable for the performance and exercise of such duties or powers as may be delegated to it by the Association in Great Britain under the provisions of the Royal Charter, and shall also have power to do all things which the Corporation may in its discretion consider necessary or desirable for promoting the welfare of the New Zealand Branch.

5 Amendments to the constitution and bylaws
  • The Corporation may from time to time alter and amend the constitution and bylaws and may thereby delegate the administration of any matter within the powers of the Corporation to the Executive Committee of the Corporation appointed according to the constitution and bylaws or to such other body as the Corporation thinks fit, and the Executive Committee or such other body shall in respect of any matter so delegated have all the powers of the Corporation.

6 Transfer of property to Corporation
  • The Corporation shall have power to require that all real and personal property, stock, funds, securities, and other assets of every description belonging to the New Zealand Branch or held in trust for or for the use of the same or of any group or unit thereof shall be transferred to or otherwise vested in the Corporation by any person holding the same, and on any such transfer or vesting the Corporation shall thereafter execute and perform any trust or conditions affecting any of such assets and shall defray or provide for any debts or liabilities to the discharge of which the said assets or any of them shall at the time of transfer or vesting be applicable, and shall give any trustees in whom any such assets may be vested a valid receipt, discharge, and indemnity for and in respect of the transfer or vesting of the same in the Corporation. The rights of the Corporation under this section may be enforced by action in any court of competent jurisdiction.

7 Provisions of Incorporated Societies Act 1908 to apply
  • Sections 13 to 18 of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 shall apply to the Corporation in all respects as if it were a society incorporated under that Act.

8 Registration of constitution and bylaws
  • (1) As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act a copy of the Royal Charter of 14 December 1922, and a copy of the constitution and bylaws, each sealed with the seal of the Corporation, shall be delivered to the Registrar of Incorporated Societies under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, accompanied by a statutory declaration made by an officer of the Corporation that such copies are true copies.

    (2) True copies of any amendments or alterations that may be made in the constitution and bylaws shall in like manner be delivered to the Registrar, verified as aforesaid.

9 Private Act
  • This Act is hereby declared to be a private Act.


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 Girl Guides Association (New Zealand Branch) Incorporation Act 1942. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 4 December 1942, 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)