Cawthron Institute Trust Board Empowering Act 1949

Reprint
as at 21 October 1949

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Cawthron Institute Trust Board Empowering Act 1949

Private Act1949 No 1
Date of assent20 October 1949
Commencement20 October 1949

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 Cawthron Institute Trust Board to sell, lease, or dispose of certain lands in the Waimea Survey District, in the Provincial District of Nelson, and to apply the net proceeds thereof in or towards the purchase of other lands in the said Provincial District, and to empower the said Board to lend on certain leasehold securities

  • Preamble

    Whereas James Wilfred Marsden, deceased, late of Stoke, in the Provincial District of Nelson, by his last will and testament, devised the land described in the Schedule unto the trustees for the time being of the Cawthron Institute for the encouragement and advancement of agriculture and forestry, the experimental cultivation of useful trees and shrubs, of grain, grasses and forage plants, roots, pulse, and potatoes, and of any other subjects connected with agricultural farming and research, and especially such as the said trustees might from time to time consider most desirable for the requirements of the Provincial District of Nelson and its farming community as a whole, and with and subject to certain directions, powers, and provisions therein set out:

    And whereas it was in the said will and testament provided that the said trustees should have no power to sell, exchange, or alienate the said lands or any part thereof, except as therein provided:

    And whereas by a codicil to his last will the said James Wilfred Marsden revoked the direction as to the power to sell, exchange, or alienate the said land, and provided that the said trustees should have no power to sell, exchange, or alienate the said land or any part thereof, excepting that they might from time to time lease any part or parts thereof for any term of years if they should consider the best interest of the endowment to be forwarded by so doing, but not otherwise:

    And whereas the Cawthron Institute Trust Board is the trustee of the said Institute:

    And whereas, owing to soil irregularities, the said land is unsuitable for the purposes of field experimental work and agricultural research:

    And whereas it is desirable that the terms of the trust should be as nearly as may be given effect to by the sale or other disposal of the said land and the application of the net proceeds for the purpose of carrying on work of a similar kind to that for which the said land was devised to the Board, including the purchase of other land in the said provincial district to be held by the Board upon similar trusts to those upon which the said land is now held and the establishment thereon of an experimental station for the said work:

    And whereas it is also desirable to grant to the said Board further powers to lease the whole or part of the said land:

    And whereas it is also desirable to grant to the said Board power to invest moneys held by it upon mortgage of certain leasehold property:

    And whereas the requisite powers are attainable only by legislation.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Cawthron Institute Trust Board Empowering Act 1949.

2 Authorising Cawthron Institute Trust Board to sell certain lands now held by it in trust
  • (1) Subject to any existing lease or to any contract heretofore made and existing in respect thereof, it shall be lawful for the Cawthron Institute Trust Board to sell and dispose of the said lands described in the Schedule, or any part or parts thereof, either by public auction or private contract, and at such time or times and on such terms and conditions in all respects as the said Board may deem fit, and to convey, transfer, and assure the same to any purchaser or purchasers freed and discharged of or from the said trust, and to apply the net proceeds or part thereof after providing for the necessary costs and expenses thereof in or towards the purchase of other land in the Provincial District of Nelson to be held by the said Board upon similar trusts in all respects to the trusts declared in the will of the said James Wilfred Marsden in respect of the said land and the establishment thereon of an experimental station for the purpose of carrying on work of a similar kind to that for which the said land was devised to the Board, and to invest any balance of such proceeds and to apply the income to be derived therefrom in carrying on work of a similar kind to that for which the said lands were devised to the Board.

    (2) Pending the application of such proceeds as aforesaid, the Board may invest any moneys arising from the sale or disposal of such land or any part thereof in any manner in which trustees may lawfully invest trust moneys and apply the income arising therefrom in or towards the same purposes to which the principal moneys are appropriated by this Act or, in the discretion of the said Board, in carrying on work of a similar kind to that for which the said lands were devised to the Board.

3 Protection of purchaser
  • The receipt in writing of the said Board shall effectually discharge every purchaser or other person paying any moneys in respect of such sales therefrom and from being bound to see or inquire as to the application thereof or being responsible for any loss, misapplication, or non-application thereof.

4 Authorising Board to lease the said lands
  • (1) It shall also be lawful for the said Board to let or lease the said land or any part or parts thereof upon any of the tenancies or leases set out in section 5 of the Public Bodies' Leases Act 1908, and to apply the income to be derived therefrom in carrying on work of a similar kind to that for which the said lands were devised to the said Board.

    (2) For the purpose aforesaid, the said Board is hereby declared to be a leasing authority within the meaning of the Public Bodies' Leases Act 1908.

5 Board authorised to lend money on leasehold property
  • The said Board shall have power, where not expressly forbidden by the trusts, to lend any part of the funds of the Board on first mortgage of any leasehold granted by it in any case where the following conditions are complied with, namely:

    • (a) where the tenancy is for a term not exceeding 21 years with a right or successive rights of renewal for the same or any shorter term or terms either in perpetuity or for a period or periods ending not earlier than 40 years from the date of the loan at a rental to be determined by valuation in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 1 of the Public Bodies' Leases Act 1908:

    • (b) that the moneys so lent shall be used in erecting buildings or other permanent improvements on the land so leased:

    • (c) that the amount to be lent on the security of each such leasehold or permitted by the terms of the mortgage to remain owing at any time during the currency of the mortgage thereof shall not exceed two-thirds of the value of the lessee's interest in the said land and such buildings and improvements as aforesaid:

    • (d) that the amount so lent shall be wholly repayable within 7 years or by the date on which the current lease expires, whichever period is the shorter; provided nevertheless that the Board may agree to accept repayment by periodical payments of principal and interest extending over the remaining period of the current lease or any part thereof.

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


Schedule

All those parcels of land contained in certificates of title, Volume 70, folio 40, and Volume 83, folio 30 (Nelson Registry), containing 68 acres 2 roods, more or less, being Lot 5 on plan deposited in the Land Registry Office at Nelson under No 2072, and Lot 2 on plan deposited in the Land Registry Office aforesaid under No 2784, and being parts of Sections 47, 49, and 50, Block IV, Waimea Survey District.


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 Cawthron Institute Trust Board Empowering Act 1949. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 21 October 1949, 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)

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      • indentation

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

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    • 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)