(1) The Board shall have a membership of 18 persons, 12 of whom shall be nominated annually by the Standing Committee for the time being of the Diocese of Auckland of the Church of England before the annual general meeting of the Board, and six of whom shall be elected annually at the annual general meeting of the Board by friends of and subscribers to the work of the Board.
If a casual vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Board in respect of a member nominated by the Standing Committee, such vacancy shall be filled by the Standing Committee upon request by the Board:
provided that if the Standing Committee shall neglect or refuse to fill such vacancy for a period of 2 months after such request then such vacancy may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board.
If a casual vacancy shall occur in the membership of the Board in respect of the persons elected by friends and subscribers as aforesaid, then such vacancy may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Board.
All persons nominated or elected to the Board, including members nominated or elected to fill such vacancies, shall hold office until the next ensuing annual general meeting of the Board, unless such persons shall become disqualified under the provisions of this section.
Pending the filling of any vacancies, the continuing members of the Board may act notwithstanding any such vacancies in the membership of the Board, provided that the number of continuing members so acting shall not be less than six. If the number of the continuing members of the Board shall be reduced below six, the continuing members may act for the purpose of increasing their number in accordance with the provisions of this section, but for no other purpose.
Every member of the Board shall, before taking his seat on the Board, sign the declaration provided in Title B, Canon V, section 20, of the Canons of the Church of England, and in default thereof shall cease to be a member of the Board.