District Grand Lodges and District Grand Royal Arch Chapters of English Freemasons of New Zealand Trustees Act 1976

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Reprint as at 26 November 1976

District Grand Lodges and District Grand Royal Arch Chapters of English Freemasons of New Zealand Trustees Act 1976

Private Act1976 No 1
Date of assent25 November 1976
Commencement25 November 1976

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 provide for the holding of certain real and personal property by trustees on behalf of the District Grand Lodge of the District of the North Island New Zealand, under the United Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of England, the District Grand Lodge of the District of the South Island New Zealand, under the said United Grand Lodge, and the Lodges subject to such District Grand Lodges and on behalf of the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter North Island New Zealand, under the Supreme Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of England, the District Grand Royal Arch Chapter South Island New Zealand, under the said Supreme Grand Chapter and the Chapters subject to such District Grand Royal Arch Chapters

  • Preamble

    Whereas the said District Grand Lodges have recently been formed to replace all District Grand Lodges under the said United Grand Lodge heretofore existing in the Dominion of New Zealand: And whereas it is desirable that certain of the real and personal property that belongs now or may hereafter belong to the said District Grand Lodges, or Lodges subject thereto, should vest in and be managed by trustees and that on any change in the trusteeship becoming necessary the title to such property should devolve without the inconvenience and expense of conveyance or transfer being incurred: And whereas under and by virtue of the District Grand Lodge of English Freemasons of Auckland Trustees Act 1935 provision was made for the real and personal property then or thereafter held by the District Grand Lodge of Auckland or by any person or persons on behalf of such District Grand Lodge, or by any Craft Lodge (as therein defined) that, pursuant to section 4 of that Act, resolved to adopt the provisions of the Act, to vest in and be managed by trustees, and thereafter to devolve on a change in trusteeship without incurring the inconvenience and expense of conveyance or transfer: And whereas under and by virtue of the Masonic Property Trusts Act 1956 provision was made inter alia for the real and personal property then and thereafter held by the former District Grand Lodge of Otago and Southland under the said United Grand Lodge or by any person or persons on behalf of such District Lodge, or by any Lodge under the authority of such District Lodge, that pursuant to section 4 of that Act resolved to adopt the provisions of that Act, to vest in and be managed by trustees and thereafter to devolve on a change in trusteeship without incurring the inconvenience and expense of conveyance or transfer: And whereas the said District Grand Royal Arch Chapters North Island and South Island New Zealand, and the Chapters subject to such District Grand Royal Arch Chapters, are desirous of similar provisions being made for them to avoid incurring the inconvenience and expense of conveyance or transfer on a change in trusteeship: And whereas the English Masonic Benevolent Institution (being a Craft Lodge within the meaning of the District Grand Lodge of English Freemasons of Auckland Trustees Act 1935) has now been incorporated under the provisions of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, and no longer requires to be subject to any private Act of Parliament: And whereas it is desirable that the provisions relating to the vesting and management of certain real and personal property now belonging to or held by or that may hereafter belong to or be held by or on behalf of the said District Grand Lodges, and Lodges subject thereto and the said District Grand Royal Arch Chapters, and Chapters subject thereto should be contained in one Act of Parliament.