Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907

Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907

Public Act1907 No 72
Date of assent25 November 1907

Contents

Title


An Act to provide for the Exchange, Sale, Reservation, and other Disposition of certain Reserves, Crown Lands, other Lands, and Endowments, and to confer certain Powers on certain Public Bodies.

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907.

2 Granting Tahuna-a-huru Block, Rawene, to Mary Josephine Triphook and others
  • [Repealed]

    Section 2 was repealed, as from 31 March 1910, by section 431 Native Land Act 1909 (1909 No 25).

3 Changing purpose of part of Section 145, Oruawharo Parish, from metal reserve to recreation reserve
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3 was repealed, as from 6 November 1924, by section 3 Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1924 (1924 No 55).

4 Declaring the Mount Eden Borough to be the successor to the Mount Eden Road District
  • Whereas by Proclamation under the Municipal Corporations Act 1900, published in the Gazette of the ninth day of August, nineteen hundred and six, the Borough of Mount Eden was duly constituted; and, the boundaries of the same being coterminous with those of the Mount Eden Road District, the powers and functions of the Mount Eden Road Board were superseded by those of the Mount Eden Borough Council: And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the corporation of the said borough is the legal successor in all cases to the assets, rights, and liabilities of the said road district: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    For the purposes of representation on the Domain Board appointed by the Epsom and Mount Eden Reserve Act 1890, the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, the Hobson Bay Sewage Board, and any other body on which the Mount Eden Road Board was entitled to representation, it is hereby declared that the corporation of the Borough of Mount Eden is the successor of the corporation of the Mount Eden Road District, and all the assets, rights, and liabilities of the latter body are hereby transferred to the corporation of the said borough as from the date of the aforesaid Proclamation.

5 Authorising the leasing of part of Lots 105 and 109, Section 6, Suburbs of Auckland
  • It shall be lawful for the Governor from time to time to grant to any contractor under the Ammunition-supply Act 1904 [Repealed], for the purpose of the manufacture of ammunition, a lease of any area not exceeding ten acres out of Lots 105 and 109 of Section 6, Suburbs of Auckland, in the Auckland Land District; and any such lease shall be granted for such time not exceeding ninety-nine years, at such rental, and on such terms and conditions as the Governor thinks fit.

6 Vesting part of Auckland Government House grounds in the Council of the University of Auckland
  • Whereas by section three of the Public Domains Act 1881, an area of land containing eight acres three roods and five perches, situate in the City of Auckland, known as the Government House grounds, and more particularly described in Schedule 1 to the said Act, was declared to be Crown lands subject to the provisions of the said Act: And whereas a portion of the aforesaid land has been used as a site for a Choral Hall, and it is now desired to vest that portion in the Council of the University of Auckland as an endowment in aid of the funds of that institution: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The parcel of land described in Schedule 3 hereto is hereby vested in the Council of the University of Auckland incorporated under the Auckland University College Act 1882 [Repealed], upon trust as an endowment in aid of the funds of the said college, subject to any lease of the said land heretofore granted or agreed to be granted, and to any rights of the Auckland Choral Society or any other body or person with respect to the said land or buildings thereon.

    The words Council of the University of Auckland were substituted, as from 16 October 1957, for the words Auckland University College Council pursuant to section 5 University of Auckland Amendment Act 1957 (1957 No 25).

7 Vesting Section 23A, Block XV, Waitemata Survey District, in the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board
  • Whereas Section 23A, Block XV, Waitemata Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing five acres, was, by notice in the Gazette of the eleventh day of September, nineteen hundred and two, reserved as a hospital site: And whereas the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board desires to have the said reserve vested in it for the purposes of an infectious diseases hospital: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may, by Order in Council published in the Gazette, vest Section 23A, Block XV, Waitemata Survey District, in the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board in trust for the purposes of an infectious diseases hospital.

8 Authorising a further lease of Section 3, Block I, Moehau Survey District
  • Whereas Lease No 474 over Quarry Reserve, Section 3, Block I, Moehau Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing eighty-two acres, dated the twenty-fourth day of January, nineteen hundred and seven, was granted to the New Zealand Granite Quarries (Limited) for a term of twenty-one years from the thirtieth day of March, nineteen hundred and five, and the company desires to obtain an extension of such lease before raising additional capital for the purpose of erecting expensive plant on the land to enable it to more effectively work the granite contained therein: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor is hereby empowered to grant a further lease over the said land to the said company for a term of twenty-one years, to be computed from the date of expiry of the present lease, at such rental and in consideration of such royalties on the output of the company, and subject to such conditions, as the Governor thinks fit, but with no further right of renewal.

9 Vesting Lot 259, Tauranga Township, in the Tauranga Borough
  • Whereas Lot 259, Town of Tauranga, containing twenty perches, more or less, was reserved as a site for a library in the Gazette of the seventeenth day of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and subsequently vested in the Tauranga Mechanics' Institute by Order in Council appearing in the Gazette of the sixteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine: And whereas it is desired that the said land should be transferred to the corporation of the Borough of Tauranga on trust for the same purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The said Order in Council vesting Lot 259, Town of Tauranga, in the Tauranga Mechanics' Institute is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby vested in the corporation of the Borough of Tauranga in trust for public library purposes:

    Provided that there is hereby reserved to the Governor power by Order in Council to resume the land for the Crown in the event of the trust not being satisfactorily performed in the public interest, the Governor to be the sole judge as to whether or not it is being satisfactorily performed.

10 Vesting part of Section 22A, Block II, Maketu Survey District, in Te Puke Agricultural and Pastoral Association
  • Whereas Section 22A, Block II, Maketu Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing twenty-six acres one rood twenty perches, more or less, was, by notice published on page 457 of the Gazette for eighteen hundred and ninety-five, reserved for a landing-place: And whereas the whole of the said section is not required for the purpose for which it has been so reserved, and the Te Puke Agricultural and Pastoral Association has applied for sixteen acres to be vested in the society for show-ground purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over that portion of Section 22A, Block II, Maketu Survey District, described in Schedule 4 hereto, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby vested in the Te Puke Agricultural and Pastoral Association in trust to be used by the said association as a site for a show-ground.

11 Cancelling reservation over Sections 59, 60, 61, and 64, Town of Kihikihi
  • Whereas Sections 59 and 60 of the Town of Kihikihi, in the Auckland Land District, containing two acres one rood three perches, more or less, were reserved for the use of aboriginal Maoris by a notice published on page 1224 of the Gazette of eighteen hundred and eighty-four; and Sections 61 and 64 in the said town, containing one acre each, were reserved for Maori purposes on page 1718 of the said Gazette: And whereas it appears that Maoris have not occupied the said land for the last ten years, and the sections are not now required for the purposes for which they have been set apart: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation of Sections 59, 60, 61, and 64, Town of Kihikihi, is hereby cancelled, and the said sections are hereby declared to be Crown land, and may be dealt with under the Land Act 1948.

    The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

12 Validating application by W A Scott for Section 3, Block VIII, Otanake Survey District
  • Whereas William Alexander Scott selected Section 12A, Block VII, Maungamangero Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing one hundred and eighty-two acres three roods, on lease in perpetuity on the seventeenth day of August, nineteen hundred and five, and on the twenty-eighth day of February, nineteen hundred and seven, applied for permission to transfer the lease to Neil Lauritz Larsen, and, acting under the bona fide belief that the said transfer would be approved by the Land Board and his lease transferred to the said Neil Lauritz Larsen, applied to select Section 3, Block VIII, Otanake Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing six hundred and thirty-four acres two roods, under occupation-with-right-of purchase tenure, which application was approved by the Auckland Land Board on the first day of February, nineteen hundred and seven: And whereas the requisite improvements not having been effected on the said Section 12A, Block VII, Maungamangero Survey District, the Land Board was unable to approve its transfer, and consequently the said William Alexander Scott retained possession thereof, and is also in occupation of, and has made improvements on, the said Section 3, Block VIII, Otanake Survey District, in contravention of section one hundred and fifty-three of the Land Act 1892, but it is desirable to validate his title to the land: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The application for and occupation of the said Section 3, Block VIII, Otanake Survey District, by the said William Alexander Scott is hereby validated, and a license for the same may issue to him provided that the transfer of his lease of the said Section 12A, Block VII, Maungamangero Survey District, is duly registered within twelve months from the date of the passing of this Act.

13 Vesting harbour endowment in the Kawhia County
  • Whereas by Order in Council published in the Gazette of the sixth day of September, nineteen hundred and six, it was declared that the Kawhia County Council should exercise all the powers of a Harbour Board over the Kawhia Harbour as defined in the said Order in Council: And whereas it is desirable that certain Crown lands which have been withheld from sale so as to be available for harbour-endowment purposes should be vested in the corporation of the County of Kawhia, and the revenues to be derived therefrom expended on the improvement of the said Kawhia Harbour: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The lands described in Schedule 5 hereto are hereby vested in the corporation of the County of Kawhia in trust to hold the same as an endowment, and to expend all revenues derived from the said lands on the improvement of the said harbour.

14 Changing the reservation over Sections 82 and 83, Patutahi Township, from municipal to post and telegraph purposes
  • Whereas Sections 82 and 83, Town of Patutahi, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing one rood thirty-two perches, were, by notice published in the Gazette of the seventh day of August, eighteen hundred and ninety, permanently reserved as part of a site for municipal purposes, and such sections are no longer required for such purposes: And whereas it is desired to change the purpose of reservation to that of a site for a post and telegraph office: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may, by notice in the Gazette, reserve Sections 82 and 83, Town of Patutahi, as a site for a post and telegraph office.

15 Cancelling the forfeiture of W Fargher's lease of Section 1, Block XII, Ruataniwha Survey District
  • Whereas the Land Board of the Hawke's Bay Land District, by resolution on the fourteenth day of December, nineteen hundred and six, forfeited the interest of William James Fargher in his lease, registered in Volume 5L, folio 83, Hawke's Bay Registry, over Section 1, Block XII, Ruataniwha Survey District (Forest Gate Settlement), in the said Land District, for non-payment of rent and other breaches of the conditions of his lease, and notice of such forfeiture was duly published in the Gazette of the twenty-fourth day of January, nineteen hundred and seven: And whereas the said lease was mortgaged for sums that now amount to about three thousand six hundred dollars, and the mortgagee is willing to pay all arrears of rent and expenses provided the said forfeiture is cancelled: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    Upon payment to the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the said land district of all arrears of rent and rates due in respect of the said land, together with all disbursements and expenses paid or incurred by the said Commissioner in connection with the said forfeiture, the Minister of Lands is empowered to cancel, by notice published in the Gazette, the forfeiture of the lease of William James Fargher over the said land; and thereupon the forfeiture of such lease shall be deemed to be wholly waived and abandoned, and the said lease, and all mortgages or incumbrances affecting the same, shall take effect and be deemed to have continued to have effect as if no such forfeiture had occurred or been declared; and upon presentation to him of a copy of the Gazette containing such notice of cancellation of forfeiture, the District Land Registrar for the Hawke's Bay District shall make such entries in the register as are necessary to give effect to the provisions of this section.

    The words three thousand six hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the words eighteen hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

16 Withdrawing land from Ruahine Forest Reserve
  • Whereas an area of sixty-seven thousand four hundred acres in the Hawke's Bay Land District was, by notice in the Gazette of the twenty-eighth day of July, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, reserved for the growth and preservation of timber, and it is desired to withdraw a part thereof from reservation in order that the land may be opened for settlement: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over that area of land described in Schedule 6 hereto is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for sale or disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

17 Settling claims for compensation under the Rotokare Domain Act Repeal Act 1903
  • Whereas the Rotokare Domain Act Repeal Act 1903 [Repealed], revoked and cancelled all leases and agreements made under the Rotokare Domain Act 1899[Repealed], and also provided for the payment of compensation in respect thereof: And whereas certain lessees have refused to accept compensation on the basis provided for in the aforesaid Act, and it is desirable to finally settle their claims for compensation: Be it therefore enacted that all such claims as have not yet been satisfied may be settled in the manner provided for in Part 3 of the Public Works Act 1905, notwithstanding that the period of time within which such claims should have been made may have expired, and any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

18 Validating reservation of areas of land within the North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan area
  • (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan Application Act 1886, and its amendments, it shall be lawful for the Governor to make reserves for public purposes under the Land Act 1948, or the Scenery Preservation Amendment Act 1906 [Repealed], of any lands within the area subject to the provisions of the North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan Application Act 1886, or its amendments, without any compensation in respect thereof being payable into the North Island Main Trunk Railway Loan Account.

    (2) All such reserves within the aforesaid area which have been gazetted prior to the coming into operation of this Act shall be deemed to have been made in accordance with the provisions of this section.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

19 Cancelling the reservation of Section 129, Block III, Mangahao Survey District
  • Whereas Section 129, Block III, Mangahao Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing one hundred and eighty acres, more or less, was, by notice in the Gazette of the tenth day of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, permanently reserved for forest purposes: And whereas the milling-timber thereon has been felled and removed, and the section is no longer suitable for forest purposes, but is well adapted for settlement, and it is desirable to cancel the said reservation to enable the land to be opened for selection: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation of Section 129, Block III, Mangahao Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

20 Cancelling reservation of Section 286, Suburbs of Raetihi
  • Whereas Section 286, Suburbs of Raetihi, in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement six acres and twenty-six perches, more or less, was reserved as a rubbish-depot in the Gazette of the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, but is no longer required for the purpose for which it was reserved: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over Section 286, Suburbs of Raetihi, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

21 Authorising exchange of Sections 142 and 143, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, for freehold land for gravel purposes
  • Whereas by Order in Council published in the Gazette of the seventeenth day of September, nineteen hundred and three, Sections 142 and 143, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres two roods, more or less, were vested in the corporation of the Mauriceville County in trust as reserves for gravel: And whereas the Mauriceville County Council has agreed with James Francis Heckler to transfer the said land to him in exchange for the land and right of way described in Schedule 7 hereto: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Mauriceville County Council is hereby empowered to transfer Sections 142 and 143, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, to the said James Francis Heckler for an estate in fee-simple, and to accept in exchange therefor a transfer of the land and right of way described in Schedule 7 hereto for an estate in fee-simple in trust for gravel purposes, and also to pay to the said James Francis Heckler by way of equality of exchange such sum as may be agreed upon between the said Mauriceville County Council and the said James Francis Heckler. The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

22 Authorising the Mauriceville County Council to lease part of Section 17, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, for sixty-six years
  • Whereas Section 17, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing four acres three roods sixteen perches, was reserved for gravel purposes in the Gazette of the sixth day of August, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and subsequently vested in the corporation of the Mauriceville County by Order in Council published in the Gazette of the seventeenth day of September, nineteen hundred and three, in trust for the said purposes: And whereas the said section contains no limestone, and Section 72 adjoining consists largely of limestone deposits which will yield better road metal, and the Council desires to obtain a lease of part of such adjoining section, giving to the owner thereof in exchange a lease of part of the said Section 17: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Mauriceville County Council is hereby empowered to lease to Alfred Head Wrightson, for any term not exceeding sixty-six years, part of the said Section 17 (not exceeding four acres in area) in consideration of the execution by the said Alfred Head Wrightson of a lease for a similar term of years to the said corporation of not less than two acres of Section 72, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, to be held in trust for gravel purposes; and the said leases may contain such grants or reservations of easements, and such covenants, conditions, and provisions, as may be mutually agreed upon between the said Council and the said Alfred Head Wrightson.

23 Endowment for dairy school and experimental station at Palmerston North
  • [Repealed]

    Section 23 was repealed, as from 12 October 1915, by section 54(2) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915 (1915 No 68).

24 Site for such dairy school and experimental station
  • [Repealed]

    Section 24 was repealed, as from 10 October 1908, by section 4 Palmerston North Dairy School Reserve Act 1908 (1908 No 36(L)).

25 Powers of gas company as to storage and conveyance of gas
  • [Repealed]

    Section 25 was consolidated, as from 4 August 1908, by section 1(2) Gas-Supply Act 1908 (1908 No 69).

26 Closing portion of road, Karori
  • Whereas a road one chain in width was reserved between Sections 29 and 31, Karori, and is a street duly vested in the corporation of the Borough of Karori: And whereas disputes have arisen as to the true position of the said street, and by a decision of the High Court the northern side of such part of the said street as lies between Lots 49, 50, and 51, Deeds Plan 108, and Lots 66 to 75 inclusive on deposited Plan 1087, Land Transfer Office, has been fixed: And whereas by such decision it is found that the said Lots 66 to 75, deposited Plan 1087, encroach on the said street: And whereas valuable buildings have been erected and improvements effected on some of the said lots, and great loss and inconvenience would result were the owners of such lots compelled to set back their boundary to a chain distant from the northern side of the said street as so determined: And whereas a street of the width of 75 links fronting the said Lots 66 to 75 is ample for the present and future requirements of the district, and it is expedient that the width of the said part of the said street be reduced to 75 links: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    • (a) So much of the said street as fronts the said Lots 66 to 75 and lies south of a line 75 links parallel to the northern boundary of the said street as laid down by the said decision of the High Court is hereby closed, and no person shall have any claim or right to compensation in respect of such closing.

    • (b) The part of the said street so closed is hereby vested in fee-simple in the respective proprietors of the said Lots 66 to 75, in suchwise as that each such lot shall be deemed to extend to and include the portion of the closed street which fronts it, and the areas and boundaries of the respective lots are hereby extended accordingly, subject to any registered dealings affecting such lots respectively.

    • (c) The District Land Registrar is authorised to amend the certificates of title for such lots in accordance with this section.

    • (d) The unclosed portion of the said street is hereby exempted from the provisions of the Public Works Act 1905, as to the necessity for widening the same to a chain on any subdivision.

    • (e) The centre-line of the said street as subsisting before the passing of this Act shall continue to be the centre-line for all purposes.

    • (f) The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

    The words High Court were substituted, as from 1 April 1980, for the words the Supreme Court pursuant to section 12 Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).

27 Validation of Order in Council extending Wellington City boundaries
  • Whereas by Order in Council dated the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and seven, made in intended pursuance of section one hundred and seventy-six of the Municipal Corporations Act 1900, the boundaries of the City of Wellington were extended by including in the said city part of the Borough of Karori: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of the said Order in Council: Be it therefore enacted—

    • (a) That the said Order in Council is hereby validated as from the date thereof, notwithstanding that the boundaries of the City of Wellington as so extended may no longer conform to the requirements of section five of the Municipal Corporations Act 1900.

    • (b) That, notwithstanding the provisions of the said section, any additional portion or portions of the said Borough of Karori may be included within the City of Wellington in manner provided by section one hundred and seventy-six of the said Act.

28 Grant of site of grave of late Right Hon Richard John Seddon
  • Whereas the grave of the Right Honourable Richard John Seddon, late Prime Minister of New Zealand, is situated on an area of land, being part of the general cemetery reserve of the City of Wellington: And whereas it is desired to grant the site of the said grave to Louisa Jane Seddon, widow of the said Right Honourable Richard John Seddon: Be it therefore enacted that the area of land described in Schedule 9 hereto, and containing five and a half perches, more or less, is hereby granted to the said Louisa Jane Seddon for an estate in fee-simple, and the Governor is hereby empowered to issue his warrant to the District Land Registrar for the issue of a certificate of title to the said land under the Land Transfer Act 1885, accordingly.

    The Land Transfer Act 1885 (1885 No 57) was consolidated, as from 4 August 1908, by section 1(2) Land Transfer Act 1908 (1908 No 99). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 October 1915, by section 2 Land Transfer Acts Compilation Act 1915 (1915 No 35). Appendix B of the repealing Act replaced the 1908 Act with a compiled Act enacted under the title of The Land Transfer Act 1915. That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 January 1953, by section 245(1) Land Transfer Act 1952 (1952 No 52).

29 Declaring the title of the Crown to derelict lands of the New Zealand Company
  • Whereas upon the surrender of its charter by the New Zealand Company its lands reverted to and became vested in the Crown as part of the demesne lands of the Crown, subject to any contracts then subsisting in regard to any of the said lands: And whereas the lands described in Schedule 10 hereto were formerly vested in the said company: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The lands described in Schedule 10 hereto are hereby declared to be Crown lands available for sale or disposal under the Land Act 1948:

    Provided that if within a period of six months after the passing of this Act a claim is made to any ection of land described in the said Schedule, and the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Wellington Land District, after due inquiry, certifies that the claimant has produced satisfactory evidence to establish an equitable title thereto, and recommends that a grant to the said land should issue in his favour, and upon the further recommendation of the Minister of Lands, the Governor may execute a warrant for the issue of a Land Transfer certificate of title for the said land in favour of such claimant upon such terms and conditions as he thinks fit.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

30 Granting portions of the Picton foreshore to adjoining owner and the Picton Borough
  • Whereas the land described in Schedule 11 hereto is at present part of the foreshore of the Picton Harbour, in the Marlborough Land District, and it is desirable on sanitary grounds that it should be granted to some body or persons who would thereby be enabled to legally deal with the land: And whereas the owner of Section No 1, Town of Picton, which adjoins the said land, is willing to give up his foreshore right about to be cut off by the outlet of a drain to be taken through his section, on condition that a portion of the land described in the said Schedule is included in the title for the said Section No 1 in lieu thereof, and the Picton Borough Council is desirous of obtaining a title to the remainder of the said land: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor is hereby authorised and empowered to execute a warrant for the issue of a Land Transfer certificate of title for the parcel of land described in Part 1 of the said Schedule in favour of the owner of Section No 1 adjoining, provided the said owner sets back the frontage of the said Section No 1 along Wellington Street so as to make the said street sixty-six feet in width, and makes no claim for compensation for such setting back or for any loss of foreshore rights occasioned by the taking of a drain or outfall thereof through the said Section No 1; and the Governor is also empowered to set aside, by notice in the Gazette, the parcel of land described in Part 2 of the said Schedule as a reserve for public utility; and, by Order in Council to be published in the Gazette, to vest those parcels of land described in Parts 2 and 3 of the said Schedule in the corporation of the Borough of Picton in trust for the erection and maintenance of municipal buildings thereon. The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

31 Cancelling the reservation of Section 24, Block VI, Wai-iti Survey District
  • Whereas sections numbered 24, Block VI, and 13, 25, 26, and 28 of Block X, all in the Wai-iti Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement a total area of five hundred and thirty-five acres one rood thirty-four perches, more or less, were reserved for forest purposes by warrant published in the Gazette of the eighth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-four: And whereas the forest on the said lands has been destroyed by fire, and the sections are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were reserved: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over Sections 24, Block VI, and 13, 25, 26, and 28, Block X, Wai-iti Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said lands are hereby declared to be Crown lands available for sale or disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

32 Authorising the sale of Wakefield Domain
  • Whereas Section 79B, Waimea South Original District, situated in Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, containing seventy-six acres three roods eight perches, more or less, was, by warrant published in the Gazette of the seventeenth day of December, nineteen hundred and three, reserved for purposes of public recreation: And whereas part of Section 85, Waimea South Original District, situated in Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, containing four acres two roods, more or less, was purchased for recreation purposes and brought under the Public Domains Act 1881, by Order in Council published in the Gazette of the twenty-third day of April, eighteen hundred and eighty-five: And whereas the said sections, known as the Wakefield Domain, are unsuitable for such purposes, and the Wakefield Domain Board has leased a more suitable area of land for use as a recreation ground and desires to purchase the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over Section 79B and part of Section 85 aforesaid is hereby cancelled, and the said land is authorised to be sold by the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Nelson Land District, and the proceeds of such sale applied towards the purchase of Sections 1 and 2, Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District, described in Schedule 12 hereto:

    Provided that such land shall be conveyed to His Majesty the King as a public domain under the Public Domains Act 1881, in place of the said Section 79B and part of Section 85.

33 Cancelling the reservation of part of Reserve C, Motupiko Stock Reserve
  • Whereas Reserve C, situated in Square 35, Block I, Motupiko Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement five hundred acres, more or less, was, on the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, granted by the Governor to the Superintendent of the Province of Nelson in trust as a resting-place for the accommodation of travellers and stock: And whereas an area of eighty acres of such reserve was subsequently sold by the Superintendent by special legislative sanction, and the whole of the remaining area is not now required for the purpose for which it was set apart, and it is desirable that a portion thereof should be released from reservation: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over the two areas of land described in Schedule 13 hereto is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land, and may be disposed of under the provisions of section one hundred and seventeen of the Land Act 1892.

34 Cancelling the reservation of Section 33, Block XI, Wangapeka Survey District
  • Whereas Section 33, Square 6, situated in Block XI, Wangapeka Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, originally estimated to contain eighty acres, but now discovered by resurvey to contain ninety-four acres, more or less, was reserved for purposes of public utility under the Nelson Waste Lands Act 1863 [Repealed], by notice in the Nelson Provincial Gazette No 7, dated the nineteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy, but is no longer required for the purpose for which it was reserved: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over Section 33, Square 6, Block XI, Wangapeka Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under section sixty-eight of the Land for Settlements Consolidation Act 1900, or under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

35 Granting Section 36687, Block XV, Rangiora Survey District, to James Holland as compensation for deficiency in Crown-grant area
  • Whereas Rural Section 364, in Blocks XV and XVI, Rangiora Survey District, in the Canterbury Land District, was purchased from the Crown by William Guise Brittan and Octavius Mathias, and a Crown grant for the said section showing that it contained fifty acres was issued to them on the seventh day of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the said section was subsequently purchased by Edwin Adolphus Locke, who in July, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, conveyed the western portion of the said section (estimated to contain twenty-five acres) to James Holland, of Kaiapoi, and a Land Transfer certificate of title was issued for such area to the said James Holland: And whereas upon resurvey it has now been ascertained that the total area of the said section is only forty-four acres two roods thirty-six perches, and that the area of the western portion of the said section is only twenty-one acres twenty perches, leaving a deficiency of three acres three roods twenty perches in the area granted by the said certificate of title, and the said James Holland has agreed to accept an equal area of Crown land adjoining the said section in satisfaction of any claim he may have against the Crown for the said deficiency of area: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor is hereby authorised and empowered to execute a warrant for the issue of a Land Transfer certificate of title to James Holland, of Kaiapoi, for Section 36687, Block XV, Rangiora Survey District, containing three acres three roods twenty perches, in satisfaction of all claims which the said James Holland may have against the Crown for any deficiency of area in the certificate of title contained in Volume 27, folio 125, in the office of the District Land Registrar, Christchurch. The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

36 Changing the purpose of part of Rakaia Library Reserve
  • Whereas Reserve 1669, South Rakaia Township, in the Canterbury Land District, containing one rood ten perches, was, by notification in the Canterbury Provincial Gazette of the ninth day of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, set apart as a site for a public library: And whereas the whole of the said reserve is not now required for the purpose for which it was set apart, and it is desirable to use part of the said reserve as a site for a post-office: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    All that area described in Part 1 of Schedule 14 hereto is retained as a site for a public library; and the reservation over all that area described in Part 2 of the said Schedule is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby reserved as a site for a post and telegraph office.

37 Changing purpose of Section 175, Town of Geraldine
  • Whereas by section forty of the Reserves, Endowments, and Crown and Native Lands Exchange, Sale, Disposal, and Enabling Act 1898, part of Section 1847 in the Town of Geraldine, in the Canterbury Land District, containing two roods seventeen perches, which had been set apart as an endowment in aid of the funds of the Geraldine Town Board, was given in exchange for Section 175, Town of Geraldine, containing also two roods seventeen perches, and the said Section 175 was granted to the corporation of the Geraldine Town District for an estate in fee-simple, without power of sale, in trust for recreation purposes: And whereas the Geraldine Borough Council is desirous that the said Section 175 should be held on similar trusts to those existing over that part of Section 1847 given in exchange therefor: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    Section 175, Town of Geraldine, shall be held by the corporation of the Borough of Geraldine in trust as an endowment in aid of the funds of the said corporation, and the District Land Registrar for the District of Canterbury is hereby directed and empowered to amend the certificate of title for the said land accordingly.

38 Authorising the sale of Reserves 1851 and 2412, and devotion of proceeds towards purchase of land in Fairlie Township
  • Whereas Reserve No 1851, Block VIII, Burke Survey District, containing one acre and twenty-six perches; and Reserve No 2412, Block VIII, Burke Survey District, containing three acres and twenty-nine perches, both in the Canterbury Land District, have been reserved for Road Board office purposes, and by Order in Council appearing in the Gazette of the eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, were vested in the corporation of the Mackenzie County in trust as a site for County Council offices and other purposes: And whereas the Mackenzie County Council has since purchased part of Lot 3 of Section 22444, Fairlie Township, with buildings thereon, as being more suitable for such purposes, and now desires to obtain power to sell the said Reserves Nos 1851 and 2412: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Mackenzie County Council may sell Reserves Nos 1851 and 2412 in Block VIII, Burke Survey District, and shall apply the money obtained by such sale towards paying off the purchase-money of the land described in Schedule 15 hereto, which shall be held by the corporation of the said county on the same trusts on which the said reserves are now held.

39 Cancelling the reservation of Reserves 2946 and 2949, Tekapo District
  • Whereas Reserve No 2946, in the Tekapo District, in the Canterbury Land District, containing twenty-five acres, was, by notice in the Gazette of the twenty-sixth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, reserved for certain purposes; and Reserve No 2949 in the same district, containing one acre one rood, was, by notice in the Gazette of the fifteenth day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, reserved for certain other purposes: And whereas the said reserves are no longer required for the purposes for which they have been set apart: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation over Reserves Nos 2946 and 2949, Tekapo District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948. The value of the buildings erected and other improvements made thereon by the Mackenzie County Council shall be determined by the Land Board, and shall be paid by the incoming tenant or purchaser to the said Council when the land is disposed of.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

40 Revesting portion of Oamaru Harbour land, taken for railway purposes, in the Oamaru Harbour Board
  • Whereas by Proclamation published in the Gazette of the eighteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, a parcel of land in the Otago Land District, containing one rood thirteen perches, being a portion of land granted to the Oamaru Harbour Board, and known as the Oamaru Lagoon, situated at the junction of Humber and Clyde Streets in the Town of Oamaru, and more particularly delineated on the plan marked No 15548 deposited in the office of the Minister for Railways at Wellington, and thereon coloured purple, was taken for the purposes of the Waitaki-Bluff Railway, but is no longer required for such purposes, and it is desired to revest the said land in the Oamaru Harbour Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The aforesaid Proclamation is hereby cancelled so far only as relates to the taking of the said land for railway purposes, and the said parcel of land is hereby revested in the said Oamaru Harbour Board for the purposes for which the same was held prior to such taking as aforesaid.

41 Authorising the sale of Oamaru Show-ground
  • Whereas the North Otago Agricultural and Pastoral Society, being a society incorporated under the Agricultural and Pastoral Societies Act 1877, lately purchased an area of land containing thirty-four acres and thirty-one and five-tenths perches, more or less, being part of Section 5, Block I, Oamaru Survey District, in the Otago Land District, and being all the land comprised in certificate of title, Register-book Volume 12, folio 167, and the society is desirous of selling so much of the said land as is not required for the purposes of the said society: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The said society is hereby authorised and empowered from time to time, and in one or more lots, to sell and convey or transfer such part of the said land as is not required for the purposes of the said society, and to apply the money arising from such sales in the same manner and for the same purposes, or any of them, as money authorised to be borrowed by the Agricultural and Pastoral Societies Amendment Act 1903, may be applied:

    Provided that before any such sale a resolution consenting thereto shall be passed by at least two-thirds of the members of the said society present at a general meeting of the said society:

    Provided further that no purchaser at any such sale shall be concerned to inquire as to the validity of any such sale, or as to whether any such resolution has been passed, or be concerned to see to the application of any purchase-money.

42 Authorising the sale of part of Oamaru Hospital land
  • Whereas Section 24, Block VI, Maruwenua District, in the Otago Land District, is vested in the Oamaru Hospital Contributors under the Oamaru Hospital Reserves Act 1874 [Repealed], the Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1885, and an Order in Council published in the Gazette of the eleventh day of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-six: And whereas the three parcels of land described in Schedule 16 hereto (being part of the said Section 24) are unsuitable for the purpose for which the land was acquired, and it is expedient that the Oamaru Hospital Contributors should be empowered to sell the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Oamaru Hospital Contributors may sell all or any of the three parcels of land described in Schedule 16 hereto, and shall apply the moneys received from any such sale in the same manner as the revenue derived from the land of which the said parcels of land are a part is now directed by law to be applied.

    The Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1885 was repealed, as from 4 August 1908, by section 1(2) Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1908 (1908 No 77). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1910, by section 131 Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1909 (1909 No 11). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 January 1927, by section 156 Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1926 (1926 No 18). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1958, by section 158(1) Hospitals Act 1957 (1957 No 40).

43 Changing the purpose of certain reserves in Rankleburn and Glenkenich Districts to State forest
  • Whereas Section 5, Block XII, Rankleburn Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing two hundred and sixty-three acres two roods twenty perches, was, by notice in the Gazette of the twenty-sixth day of April, nineteen hundred and six, reserved for plantation purposes; and Sections Nos 8, 9, 11, and 12, Block XII, Glenkenich Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing two thousand three hundred and fifty-eight acres three roods thirty-one perches, were, by notice in the Gazette of the twenty-fifth day of October, nineteen hundred and six, reserved for the growth and preservation of timber: And whereas it is expedient to change the purpose of the said reserves: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may, by notice in the Gazette, change the purpose of the said reserves, and set apart the said reserves as State forests under the New Zealand State Forests Act 1885.

44 Cancelling the reservation of Waipori Cemetery site
  • Whereas Section 3 of 39, Block II, Maungatua Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing four acres two roods twenty-five perches, more or less, was set aside by the Cemeteries Ordinance, 1865 (Otago), for the purpose of a public cemetery, but is no longer required for that purpose, as Section 4, Block I, Waipori Survey District, containing seven acres two roods ten perches, more or less, has been set aside in its place: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation of Section 3 of 39, Block II, Maungatua Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said section is hereby declared to be Crown land, and may be dealt with under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

45 Declaring Section 72, Block I, Leaning Rock Survey District, to be a public domain
  • [Repealed]

    Section 45 was repealed, as from 5 November 1914, by section 82 Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Disposal Act 1914.(1914 No 70).

46 Cancelling the reservation of Section 3, Block VI, Lauder Survey District
  • Whereas Section 3, Block VI, Lauder Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing ten acres, more or less, was, by notice in the Gazette of the seventh day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty, reserved as a school-site but is no longer required for that purpose: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation of Section 3, Block VI, Lauder Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for sale or disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    A reference to the Land Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37) pursuant to section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1925, by a reference to the Land Act 1924 pursuant to section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1949, by a reference to the Land Act 1948 pursuant to section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

47 Certain land declared to be vested in Otago University
  • Whereas the University of Otago Leases and Securities Act 1898 Amendment Act 1899, recites that the land described in the Schedule thereto is vested in the University of Otago: And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the whole of the land so described, including certain disused streets and certain small parcels of land formerly covered by the Water of Leith, are so vested in the said University: Be it therefore enacted that the whole of the land described in the said Schedule to the said Act is hereby declared to be and to have been vested in the University of Otago as from the sixth day of October, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and the provisions of the said Act and of all other Acts relating to the lands of the said University are and shall be deemed to have been applicable to the whole of the said land accordingly.

48 Site for infectious diseases hospital, Dunedin
  • Whereas by Proclamation published in the Gazette of the fourth day of January, nineteen hundred, Section 51, Block IX, North Harbour and Blueskin Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing eighty-eight acres, more or less, was, together with certain other land, taken for a rifle range: And whereas the whole of the said section is not now required for the purpose for which it was taken, and it is desired to use part thereof (being the land described in Schedule 17 hereto) as a site for a hospital for infectious diseases: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may grant the land described in Schedule 17 hereto to the Otago District Hospital Board for an estate in fee-simple, upon trust, to use the same as the site of a hospital for infectious diseases.

49 Granting part of Moeraki Native Reserve to descendants of William Haberfield
  • [Repealed]

    Section 49 was repealed, as from 31 March 1910, by section 431 Native Land Act 1909 (1909 No 25).

50 Cancellation of reservation of Section 1, Block IIIA, Gore
  • Whereas Section 1, Block IIIA, Town of Gore, in the Southland Land District, containing two roods twenty-four perches, more or less, was, by notice published in the Gazette of the first day of November, nineteen hundred and six, appropriated as a site for a technical school, but is now found unsuitable for such purpose: And whereas the land described in Schedule 19 hereto, being a portion of an area of twelve acres one rood twenty perches reserved for recreation in the Gazette of the thirty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, is suitable as a site for such technical school: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    • (a) The reservation of Section 1, Block IIIA, Town of Gore aforesaid, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby reserved for purposes of public recreation.

    • (b) The parcel of land containing four acres, more or less, and described in Schedule 19 hereto, is hereby reserved as a site for a technical and high school, and the existing reservation of the same for the purposes of public recreation is hereby cancelled.

51 Authorising the use of part of the Riverton Domain as a nightsoil-depot
  • Whereas Section 24, Block XXV, Jacob's River Hundred, in the Southland Land District, is part of the Riverton Recreation-ground, which contains eleven acres one rood thirty-four perches, more or less, and is controlled by the Riverton Borough Council acting as the Riverton Domain Board under the Public Domains Act 1881: And whereas the said Council is desirous of using part of the said section as a nightsoil-depot, and the Department of Public Health has consented thereto: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Riverton Borough Council is hereby empowered to use part of Section 24, Block XXV, Jacob's River Hundred, for nightsoil purposes:

    Provided that such site shall be previously selected by the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Land District of Southland, and approved by the Chief Health Officer, and shall not exceed one acre in area.

52 Closing part of road through the Motukawa Block
  • Whereas in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine a road two chains in width was laid out and duly taken without compensation through the Motukawa Block, in the Wellington Land District: And whereas it has been found expedient to reduce the width of the road so taken to one chain, as shown on the plan deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor at Wellington, as No 177/51, and to close those parts of the road so taken as are coloured green on the said plan, and to vest such parts in the owners for the time being of the respective subdivisions of the said block fronting on the parts of the road to be closed: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The parts of the said road coloured green on the said plan are hereby closed, and the parts so closed are hereby vested in fee-simple in the respective owners of the adjoining subdivisions of the said block in suchwise that each such subdivision shall be deemed to extend to and include the portion of the closed road which fronts it, and the areas and boundaries of the respective subdivisions are hereby extended accordingly, subject to any registered dealings affecting such subdivisions respectively; and the District Land Registrar is hereby authorised to amend the certificates of title for such lots in accordance with this section. The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

53 Authorising the purchase of land for certain Maoris and the sale of Wairarapa Lake foreshore
  • Whereas certain lands surrounding the Wairarapa Lake were acquired by the Crown from the Maori owners under agreement of sale dated the thirteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and it was provided in the said agreement that suitable reserves should be provided for such Maoris out of the lands lying between the land so acquired and the said lake, and commonly known as the Wairarapa Lake foreshore: And whereas it is now found inexpedient so to reserve any portion of the said foreshore, but in lieu thereof it is desired to purchase lands elsewhere for the use and occupation of the said Maoris in full satisfaction of all claims by them to any portion of the said foreshore: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may purchase land, at a total price not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be vested in trustees to be appointed by him in trust for the aforesaid Maori owners or their successors, in shares proportionate to the interests of such owners in the land so acquired from them by the Crown, as determined by the Maori Land Court, the land so vested in the said trustees to be inalienable by way of sale, lease, or mortgage; and the Land Board of the Wellington Land District is also authorised and empowered to deal with the said foreshore, and to dispose of portions thereof to the adjoining owners of land in such areas, at such prices, and in such manner as the Board, with the approval of the Minister of Lands, thinks fit. The provisions of Part 4 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1907 [Repealed], shall not apply to the land transferred under the authority of this section.

    The words Maori Land Court were substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the words Native Land Court pursuant to section 4(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

    The words ten thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the words five thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

54 Authorising Wellington Harbour Board to acquire land adjoining proposed reclamation at Evans Bay
  • Whereas it is deemed advisable by the Wellington City Council (hereinafter called the Council) and the Wellington Harbour Board (hereinafter called the Board) that sites should be provided for manufactories in the City of Wellington by the acquisition of land abutting on the foreshore at Evans Bay, and of land reclaimed from the sea in Evans Bay as shown upon the plans numbered one and two, deposited in the office of the Wellington Harbour Board, in Wellington, and signed by the Mayor of Wellington, the Chairman of the Board, the City Engineer, and the Engineer for the Board; and it is expedient to give power to the Board to acquire land adjacent to such area proposed to be reclaimed, and also land from which spoil can be obtained in order to effect the said reclamation: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    • (a) The Board may at any time or from time to time (after having obtained the consent of the Minister of Marine and the Council) purchase, acquire, or take under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1981, any land adjoining the proposed reclamation and lying between the same and the nearest public road, and also, with the consent of the Minister of Public Works, any land from which spoil can be taken in order to carry out reclamation-works; and for the purposes aforesaid, or any of them, the Board may borrow by overdraft, or by the issue of debentures in the form provided by the Harbours Act 1950, all money that is necessary for the purposes of this Act.

    • (b) This section shall be deemed a special Act within the meaning of the Harbours Act 1950, and the Public Works Act 1981.

    References to the Public Works Act 1928 were substituted, as from 6 October 1928, for references to the Public Works Act 1905 pursuant to section 346 Public Works Act 1928 (1928 No 21). Those references were in turn substituted, as from 1 February 1982, by references to the Public Works Act 1981 pursuant to section 248(1) Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35).

    A reference to the Harbours Act 1908 was substituted, as from 4 August 1908, for a reference to the Harbours Act 1878 pursuant to section 1(2) Harbours Act 1908 (1908 No 75). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 January 1924, by a reference to the Harbours Act 1923 pursuant to section 259(1) Harbours Act 1923 (1923 No 40). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 15 October 1950, by a reference to the Harbours Act 1950 pursuant to section 269(1) Harbours Act 1950 (1950 No 34). The term special Act was omitted from the Harbours Act 1950, as from 1 December 1961, by section 2 Harbours Amendment Act 1961 (1961 No 114).

55 Vesting land in the Bull's Town Board
  • Whereas the parcel of land described in Schedule 20 hereto is vested in trustees in trust for the purposes of a public hall: And whereas the present trustees are desirous that the said land should be vested in the Bull's Town Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The parcel of land described in Schedule 20 hereto is hereby vested in the Bull's Town Board in fee-simple in possession in trust for the purposes of a town hall, with power to let any portion of the said land or any buildings for the time being erected thereon and not required for the purposes of a town hall, or to use the same for the purposes of a public library.


Schedule 1

ALL that parcel of land in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 2 roods 33 perches, more or less, being called or known by the name of the Tahuna-a-huru Block, Rawene Township, in Block XIV, Mangamaka Survey District: bounded towards the north-east, east, south, and south-west by the Waima River, bearing 151° 50′, a distance of 360.4 links; 250° 43′, a distance of 35 links; 166° 10′, a distance of 190 links; 144° 14′, a distance of 9.5 links; 180° 25′, a distance of 45 links; 239° 9′, a distance of 30 links; 330° 35′, a distance of 195.8 links; 298° 53′, a distance of 67.5 links; 329° 3′, a distance of 57 links; and 253° 36′, a distance of 113.3 links: and towards the north-west by Clendon Esplanade, bearing 19° 56′, a distance of 385 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 51353/31 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 2

Section 3.

ALL that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 21 acres and 18 perches, more or less, being part of Section 145, Parish of Oruawharo, and now known as Section 195, Parish of Oruawharo: bounded towards the north and east by a public road, 1553 links and 1134 links; towards the south by the middle portion of Section 145 and a road crossing, 1881 links; and towards the west by the north portion of Section 145, 1692 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: save and except a road which intersects the above-described section: as the same is delineated on a plan marked L and S 48874/17 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 3

ALL that parcel of land in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 roods 30 perches, more or less, being the site of the Choral Hall on the Government House grounds, portion of Section 6, City of Auckland: bounded on the north-east by portion of Section 6 aforesaid, 575.4 links; on the south-east by Symonds Street, 225 links; on the south-west by Alfred Street, 186.7 links; and on the south-west and west by Lots 10, 9, and 3 of Allotment 2 of Section 13, City of Auckland, 53 links, 216 links, 22 links, and 200 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57254/5 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, in the Wellington Land District, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 4

ALL that area of land in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 16 acres, more or less, being Section 65, Block II, Maketu Survey District: bounded towards the north by eastern portion of Section 21 of the same block, 1279.8 links; towards the south-east by Section 22A of the same block, 1648.2 links; towards the south-west by a public road 200 links wide and by Section 22 of the same block, 875.3, 117.5, and 131.6 links; and towards the west by Section 22 aforesaid, 812.9 and 361.7 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57144/6 deposited in the Head Office of the Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 5
Auckland Land District.

SectionBlockSurvey DistrictAcres
1VIIKawhia South...................................................................
214
3VIII...................................................................
1,246
2XII...................................................................
1,103
3...................................................................
1,048
4...................................................................
1,066
5...................................................................
518
7...................................................................
1,106
  Total...................................................................
6,301

Schedule 6

ALL that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 8,400 acres, more or less, situated in Wakarara and Makaretu Survey Districts: bounded by a line commencing at a point on the south side of the Waipawa River, distant 40 chains from the intersection of the southern bank of the said river with the production of the north-western boundary of Section No 12, Block XIII, Wakarara Survey District, and proceeding thence in a south-westerly direction parallel to the north-western boundary of Section No 16, Block XIII aforesaid, for a distance of 100 chains; thence south-westerly to a point on the north bank of the Tukituki River distant 30 chains measured along the north bank of the said river from the south-western corner of Section No 2, Block V, Makaretu Survey District; thence southerly to a point distant 80 chains due west from the northwestern corner of Section No 6, Block II, Makaretu Survey District; thence due east to the said north-western corner; thence north-easterly along the northwestern boundaries of Section No 1, Block II, and Section No 1, Block I, Makaretu Survey District, Sections Nos 1, 2, 3 and a reserve, Block V, Ruataniwha Survey District, to the Tukituki River; thence westerly along the southern bank of the Tukituki River to a point in line with the north-western boundary of Section No 2, Block V, Makaretu Survey District; thence north-easterly to and along the north-western boundary of the last-mentioned section, and along the northwestern boundaries of Section No 1, Block V aforesaid, Section No 16, Block XIII, Wakarara Survey District, and a road reserve to the Waipawa River; and thence westerly along the south bank of the Waipawa River to the place of commencement.

Schedule 7

ALL that parcel of land in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 2 roods, more or less, being part of Section 113, Block XIV, Mangaone Survey District, as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57548/7, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and therein edged green; together with a right of way for the agents and servants of, and all persons authorised by, the corporation of the County of Mauriceville, at all times, with or without horses and vehicles, over and along that parcel of land containing 1 rood 8.8 perches, delineated on the same plan, and therein coloured red.

Schedule 8

ALL that parcel of land, being part of Section 1536, Borough Reserve No 1, on the plan of the Borough of Palmerston North, containing 45 acres 1 rood 14.4 perches, bounded as follows: Starting at the extreme south-western corner of Park Road, thence along the south-eastern boundary of Park road of or a distance of 2585.5 links; thence by a line at right angles to Park Road, running in a south-easterly direction for a distance of 1094.8 links; thence by a line running as follows—175 links, and bearing 229° 58′ 30″; 939.2 links, and bearing 214° 16′ 45″; 725.7 links, and bearing 201° 3′ 8″; and 1115.5 links, and bearing 213° 2′ 40″; thence by a line bearing 329° 44′ 8″, and a distance of 562.1 links; and by a line bearing 329° 46′ 30″, and 1920.8 links, to the starting-point.

Schedule 9

ALL that area in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 5.5 perches, more or less, being part of the Cemetery Reserve in the City of Wellington lying between Bolton and Sydney Streets: bounded towards the north by a right line, 43 ft; towards the east by a right line, 35ft; towards the south by a right line, 43 ft; and towards the west by a right line, 35 ft; as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 55960, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

Schedule 10
Wellington Land District.

Description of Land.Section NoBlockSurvey District.Area.
Part I
    ARP
City of Wellington...................................................................
Part 128 Port Nicholson0010.8
...................................................................
‥ 128 006.5
...................................................................
‥ 488 006.5
...................................................................
‥ 488 004.2
‥ (Subdivision 6)...................................................................
‥ 726 0021.6
‥ (Subdivision 7 and 8)‥ 726 012.5
‥ 203 001.1
Lot 5, Ohiro‥ 14X6131
‥ 4 ‥‥ 14 507
Lots 3 and 7, Ohiro‥ 14 11219
Lot 1, Ohiro ...................................................................
‥ 14 6227
Subdivision 13, Hutt‥ 11XIVBelmont3017
Subdivision 18 and 19, Hutt‥ 11 10128
 ‥ 95IRimutaka3523
Part II
Lot H, Village of Porirua87IXPaekakariki...................................................................
010
‥ G ‥87 ...................................................................
010
Lots S and T, ‥...................................................................
87 ...................................................................
020
‥ 4 and 6 ‥...................................................................
87 ...................................................................
1000
‥ 13 and 1 5 ‥...................................................................
87 ...................................................................
7223
Lot 14 ‥...................................................................
87 ...................................................................
500
‥ 24 ‥...................................................................
87 ...................................................................
1034
City of Wellington...................................................................
817 Port Nicholson101.8
Lots 99 and 101, Wadestown...................................................................
Part 1VI0326
Lot 77, Wadestown...................................................................
‥ 1 0139

As the above lands are more particularly delineated on the plans of the same deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor of the Wellington Land District.

Schedule 11

1

ALL that parcel of land in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 5 perches, more or less, situated in the Town of Picton: bounded towards the north by Section 1164 and Picton Harbour, 109.6 links; towards the south-east by Section 1; towards the west by Wellington Street, 61.6 links.

2

All that parcel of land in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 7.8 perches, more or less, being Section 1164 of the Town of Picton: bounded towards the east by Picton Harbour, 88.4 links; towards the south by the parcel of land described in Part 1aforesaid, 90 links; towards the west by Wellington Street, 19.9 links; and towards the north-west by Section 1163, 113.1 links.

3

All that parcel of land in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 4.9 perches, more or less, being Section 1163, Town of Picton: bounded towards the north by Section 1160, 90 links; towards the south-east by Section 1164, 113.1 links; and towards the west by Wellington Street, 68.5 links.

Be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same are delineated on the plans marked L and S 28558/12 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 12

All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 4 acres 3 roods 20.2 perches, more or less, being Section 1, Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District: bounded towards the south-east by a road, 953 links; towards the west generally by right lines, 270.8, 84.8, 182.1, 30, 186.8, 289.9, and 110.3 links respectively; towards the north by a right line, 620.4 links; and towards the north-east generally by right lines, 164.9, 60, and 120 links respectively to the road first mentioned: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 51237/76 deposited in the Head Office of the Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Also all that area in the said land district, containing by admeasurement 2 roods 16.6 perches, more or less, being Section 2, Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District: bounded towards the east generally by the boundary-lines of Section 1 of the said block, 110.3, 289.9, and 186.8 links respectively; towards the south-west by a right line, 438.8 links; and towards the north-west by a right line, 276.2 links: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 51237/76 deposited in the Head Office of the Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged green.

Schedule 13

All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 20 acres, more or less, being Section 3, Block II, Motupiko Survey District, and being portion of Reserve C: bounded towards the south-east by a line parallel to and 1 chain distant from the north-west boundary-line of Section 3, Block VI, Motupiko Survey District, and by that parallel line produced to Brough's Creek; towards the south-west by a road-line which intersects the above-mentioned reserve, 1000 links; thence towards the north-west by a line parallel to the north-west boundary-line of the said Section 3 to Brough's Creek; and towards the north-east by Brough's Creek.

Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 20 acres, more or less, being Section 4, Block V, Motupiko Survey District, and being portion of Reserve C: bounded towards the north-east by a road-line which intersects the said Reserve C, 870 links; towards the south-east by Section 3, Block VI, of the said Survey District, 2119.8 links; towards the south-west by a road fronting the Motupiko River; and towards the north-west by a line parallel to the north-western boundary-line of the said Section 3 to the road-line before mentioned which intersects the reserve: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the two above areas are delineated upon the plan marked L and S 57526/5 deposited in the Head Office of the Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged green.

Schedule 14

1

All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 23.3 perches, more or less, being Reserve 1669, situated in the Township of South Rakaia: bounded towards the north by Section 345, 199.7 links; towards the south-east by Railway Terrace West, 110 links; towards the south-west by Reserve 3749, 148.5 links; and towards the north-west by Mackie Street, 68 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57644/5 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon bordered yellow.

2

All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 26.7 perches, more or less, being Reserve 3749 situated in the Township of South Rakaia: bounded towards the north-east by Reserve 1669, 148.5 links; towards the south-east by Railway Terrace West, 156.6 links; towards the south by South Rakaia Road West, 71 links; and towards the north-west by Mackie Street, 161 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57644/5 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon bordered pink.

Schedule 15

All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 rood, more or less, being the south-eastern portion of Lot 3, subdivision of part of Section 22444, Block VII, Tengawai Survey District, as shown on deposited Plan No 325: bounded towards the north by part of Lot 3, 250 links; towards the east by the Mackenzie Road, 100 links, the north-eastern corner being 500 links southward from the north-east corner of Rural Section 22444; towards the south by Lot 4 of the said subdivision, 250 links; and towards the west by part of Lot 3, 100 links: as the same is the eastern moiety of the parcel of land shown on certificate of title, Vol 233, fol 49: be all the aforesaid linkages, more or less, as the same is delineated in the plan marked L and S 56678/4 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 16

All that parcel of land in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 16 acres 2 roods 22.5 perches, being part of Section 24, Block VI, Maruwenua Survey District: bounded towards the north by Block V, 503 links; towards the east by Section 14, Block VI, 3308.3 links; towards the south by a road-line, 503 links; and towards the west by Block XI, 3308.3 links:

Also all that parcel of land in the said land district, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 2 roods 18 perches, being other part of Section 24, Block VI, Maruwenua Survey District: bounded towards the north by Section 14, 1481.7 links; towards the south-east by a road-line, 641 links, bearing 250° 7′; and on the south-west by the said road-line, 905.6 links, bearing 103° 55′:

Also all that parcel of land in the said land district, containing by admeasurement 4 acres 3 roods 36 perches, being that portion of Section 24, Block VI, Maruwenua Survey District: bounded towards the north by Block V, 793.3 links; towards the south-east by a road-line, 1484 links, bearing 32° 19′; and towards the west by Section 14, Block VI, 1254.1 links;

Be all the aforesaid linkages more or less; as the same are delineated on the plan marked L and S 57881/4 deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 17

All that area in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 acres 2 roods, more or less, being part of Section 51, Block IX, North Harbour and Blue-skin Survey District: bounded towards the west by a public road; towards the north-east by a right line bearing 148°, 875.3 links; towards the south-east by a right line bearing 213° 46′, 649.4 links; and towards the south-west by a right line bearing 289° 15′, 400 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57855/6. deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

Schedule 18

  • The word Maori was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word Native pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

All that piece or parcel of land situated to the north-west of the Moeraki Maori Reserve at Moeraki, in the Otago Land District, and comprising 25 acres or thereabouts: bounded towards the east by a road 100 links wide separating it from the said Moeraki Maori Reserve, 2750 links; towards the south by land granted to Joseph Donaldson, 1000 links; and towards the west and north by Crown land, 2250 links and 1120 links respectively: the said boundaries being more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin of Crown grant No 50, together with all appurtenances to the said piece of land or any part thereof belonging.

Schedule 19

All that parcel of land in the Southland Land District, containing by admeasurement 4 acres, more or less, being Section No 1, Block XXVI, Town of Gore: bounded towards the north by a recreation reserve, 365 links; towards the east by a public road along the Mataura River, 783.8 links and 500 links respectively; towards the south-west by Norfolk Street, 365 links; and towards the north-west by Richmond Street, 1094.8 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57994/4 deposited in the Department of Lands, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

Schedule 20

All that piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Bull's, in the Rangitikei District, being part of Block No 3 on the plan of the said district: bounded towards the north-west by a public road, 83 links; towards the south-west by other portion of the said Block No 3, 172 links; towards the south-east also by other part of the said block, 155 links; and towards the north-east also by other portion of the said block, 155 links: be the same several dimensions a little more or less, the north-western extremity of which said piece or parcel of land is distant 140 links from the main road between Palmerston North and Turakina, and which said piece or parcel of land is more particularly known as Section No 1 of Block A, on the plan of the Township of Bull's.