Whereas College House (formerly known as Christchurch College), a board duly incorporated under the Religious, Charitable, and Education Trusts Act 1908, owns and operates a hall of residence for young men attending the University of Canterbury:
And whereas the governing body desires to admit men and women of any age to the college, but for that purpose must first amend its statutes and objects:
And whereas the governing body has no power to alter its objects, except by Act of Parliament:
And whereas there are now diverse and sundry trust funds and properties held by the governing body of College House for the education and training of young men:
And whereas the application of certain of those trust funds is limited by the instruments creating the respective trusts to certain assets of College House closely tied to the training in Christchurch of young men for the Anglican Ministry:
And whereas it is desirable that the purposes and objects for which the various trust funds are presently held be varied so as to enable the governing body of College House to apply surplus income arising therefrom and not disbursed in accordance with the primary objects pursuant to each trust for the general purposes of College House as amended to include men and women of any age:
And whereas it is impracticable and inexpedient for the governing body to apply to the High Court of New Zealand for a variation of the purposes and objects of the funds as aforesaid.