Saint Mary's Guild Trust Act 1956

Reprint
as at 26 October 1956

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Saint Mary's Guild Trust Act 1956

Private Act1956 No 3
Date of assent25 October 1956
Commencement25 October 1956

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 declare that the objects and purposes of the Saint Mary's Guild include and have always included certain objects, purposes, and powers

  • Preamble

    Whereas by a declaration of trust dated 1 October 1900 (a true copy of which, under reference number A8/286, is deposited in the Supreme Court at Wellington with the records of the incorporation of the Saint Mary's Guild under the Religious, Charitable, and Educational Trusts Act 1908), certain persons, namely, Frederic Wallis, Bishop of the Wellington Diocese of the Church of the Province of New Zealand, commonly called the Church of England, John Duncan of Wellington, Merchant, and Cyril William Tanner of Wellington, Barrister and Solicitor, declared that they held upon trust the Trust lands and funds therein mentioned to permit the same to be used for the general purposes of the Saint Mary's Guild as defined and constituted in the Schedule to the said declaration of trust as follows, namely:

    The general objects and purposes of The St Mary's Guild shall be the Rescue and Preventive work of the Church of the Province of New Zealand commonly called the Church of England:

    And whereas the Saint Mary's Guild as part of its charitable work has provided and is providing for the supply of the physical wants of the sick, aged, destitute, poor, and helpless persons, and a home for such persons:

    And whereas doubts have arisen as to the interpretation and scope of the words in the said Schedule to the said declaration of trust setting forth the objects and purposes of the said Trust:

    And whereas it is desirable to declare that such Trust includes and has always included the said charitable work now being carried on as part of its charitable work by the said Guild.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Saint Mary's Guild Trust Act 1956.

2 Objects and purposes of declaration of trust declared to include certain objects and purposes
  • The words The general objects and purposes of The St Mary's Guild shall be the Rescue and Preventive work of the Church of the Province of New Zealand commonly called the Church of England in the Schedule of the said declaration of trust, without restricting in any way the generality of such words, shall be deemed to include and to have always included the following objects, purposes, and powers, namely—

    • (a) to provide for the supply of the physical wants of the sick, aged, destitute, poor, or helpless persons:

    • (b) to control, govern, maintain, manage, and carry on a home or homes for such persons.

3 Interpretation of declaration of trust
  • The said declaration of trust shall be read and construed as if the said objects, purposes, and powers set forth in the preceding section had been inserted and specifically declared in such declaration of trust in addition to all and any other objects, purposes, and powers authorised by or contained in the said declaration of trust.

4 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 Saint Mary's Guild Trust Act 1956. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 26 October 1956, 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)