Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915

Reprint
as at 1 July 2013

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915

Public Act1915 No 68
Date of assent12 October 1915

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Declaring certain lands in Borough of Te Aroha to be public streets

3 Authorizing selection, without competition, of Section 19, Bickerstaffe Settlement, Auckland Land District

4 Authorizing closing of certain roads, Rangitaiki Land Drainage District

5 Restriction on quarrying operations on volcanic hills in the Auckland Provincial District

6 Authorizing the exchange of portion of Section 145, Parish of Oruawharo, Auckland Land District

7 Authorizing revaluation of certain lands in Waioeka Block, Auckland Land District

8 Declaring certain land in Town of Tauranga to be a public street

9 Authorizing the issue of a certificate of title in respect of Section 23, Block V, Omapere Survey District, Auckland Land District

10 Authorizing disposal of certain land in Rangitaiki Land Drainage District

11 Authorizing sale to Auckland City Council of Lot 235, Section 16, Suburbs of Auckland

12 Authorizing the revesting in original owners of certain land at Kaitaia, Auckland Land District

13 Authorizing transfer of certain land in Matamata Settlement by member of Expeditionary Force

14 Cancellation of reservation over Section 145, Parish of Waipareira, Auckland Land District

15 Authorizing issue to Anglican Church of certificate of title over portion of Allotment 28, Parish of Paremoremo, Auckland Land District

16 Changing purpose of reservation over Section 523, Town of Pirongia East, Auckland Land District

17 Authorizing revaluation of certain lands, Kawakawa Survey District, Auckland Land District

18 Validating purchase of launch by Waikato River Board out of loan-moneys

19 Cancellation of reservation over portion of Township of Kaiwaka, Auckland Land District

20 Cancelling reservation over certain portions of Section 31, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, Auckland Land District

21 Authorizing the sale by the trustees of the Port Albert Agricultural showground of certain lands vested in them

22 Cancellation of reservation for plantation purposes over certain land in Waitara Parish, Auckland Land District

23 Authorizing Mount Eden Borough Council to raise special loan of [$23,800] to recoup district fund for moneys expended therefrom without authority on road-construction and other public works

24 Authorizing exchange between the Crown and Auckland Harbour Board of certain lands in Parish of Takapuna, Auckland Land District

25 Modification of constitution of Lake Takapuna Board of Control [Repealed]

26 Section 26 of Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1914, amended

27 Authorizing Whakatane Harbour Board to sell certain lands to Whakatane County Council

28 Validating agreement with Thomas Hehir as to compensation for certain leased lands taken for purposes of Whangape-Broadwood Road, Auckland Land District

29 Authorizing lessees of certain lands in Blocks IX and XI, Aroha Survey District, to acquire fee-simple at original value

30 Authorizing the Whakatane and Opotiki County Councils to rais moneys for construction and maintenance of boundary road

31 Cancellation of reservation over portion of Section 21, Block XII, Taramarama Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District [Repealed]

32 Cancellation of reservation over Section 5, Block X, Waiau Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District

33 Authorizing exchange of Sections 221 and 212, Gisborne Suburban, Hawke's Bay Land District

34 Declaring closed road in Block 31, Opoiti Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District, to be included in education endowment

35 Exemption of title of Poverty Bay Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) over certain lands from restrictions of Part 13 of Land Act

36 Authorizing exchange of certain lands, Omahaki Block, Hawke's Bay Land District, for other lands

37 Vesting certain hospital reserve in Waipawa Hospital and Charitable Aid Board

38 Modifying agreements in Schedule to Port Ahuriri-Westshore Road and Railway Act 1914

39 Adding certain lands to Egmont National Park [Repealed]

40 Reserving Section 14, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, Taranaki Land District, as a primary education endowment

41 Setting apart certain lands for purposes of workers' dwellings

42 Authorizing the sale of certain land in the Taranaki Land District to the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited)

43 Authorizing the closing of portion of Kohuratahi Road, Taranaki Land District

44 Cancellation of Proclamation taking certain land in the Taranaki Land District for the purposes of a quarry

45 Closing portion of a road in Mahoe Survey District, Taranaki Land District

46 Conferring certain powers on Waitara Harbour Board, and validating certain leases issued by the said Board [Repealed]

47 Authorizing increase in rate of interest payable by Opunake Harbour Board [Repealed]

48 Authorizing completion of transfer of certain lands in Hawtrey Settlement, Wellington Land District

49 Cancellation of reservation over Section 35, Block II, Makuri Survey District, Wellington Land District

50 Validation of payment by Eastbourne Borough Council towards purchase of certain land at Day's Bay, Wellington Land District

51 Cancellation of reservation over Section 62, Scarborough Town, Wellington Land District

52 Cancellation of reservation over Sections 224 and 225, Township of Alfredton, Wellington Land District

53 Authorizing the lease of certain lands in the Wellington Land District to the Wellington Racing Club

54 Authorizing the revesting of certain land in Palmerston North Borough

55 Authorizing the exchange between the Crown and the Levin Borough Council of certain land in the Town of Levin

56 Vesting certain land in Wanganui Harbour Board for harbour-improvement purposes

57 Authorizing the Kaitieke County Council to levy general rates over certain lands

58 Authorizing the taking as for a public work of certain lands in the City of Wellington

59 Cancellation of reservation over certain land in Block IV, Lewis Survey District, Nelson Land District

60 Including in the Reefton Domain certain Land reserved for recreation purposes

61 Cancellation of reservation over Section 9, Square 171, Block II, Rotoroa Survey District, Nelson Land District

62 Increasing borrowing-powers of Motueka Harbour Board

63 Authorizing loan to Kairuru Marble Company (Limited) for construction of tramway and wharf at Sandy Bay, Nelson District

64 Authorizing valuation of certain lands in Marlborough Land District comprised in perpetual leases under the Land Act 1885

65 Authorizing sale of land by Awatere County Council to Crown for the purposes of Wither Settlement

66 Altering boundaries of timber reserve in the Marlborough Land District

67 Cancellation of reservation for accommodation of travellers over certain lands in Marlborough Land District

68 Cancellation of reservation over part Section 66, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District, Marlborough Land District

69 Authorizing sale of trees from State nurseries [Repealed]

70 Cancellation of reservation over Section 23, Block XIV, Clifford Bay Survey District, Marlborough Land District

71 Authorizing sale of certain lands in the Wither Settlement to the Blenheim Borough Council without competition

72 Cancellation of reservation over certain reserves in Rangiora County, Canterbury Land District

73 Closing certain roads in Halswell Survey District, Canterbury Land District

74 Declaring lawful the burial in Roman Catholic Cathedral at Christchurch of body of late Bishop Grimes

75 Authorizing exchange between Crown and Paparua County of certain lands in Canterbury Land District

76 Authorizing issue of lease over portion of Glenmark Settlement to North Canterbury Sheep-farmers' Co-operative Freezing, Export, and Agency Company (Limited) as site for freezing-works

77 Authorizing the closing of a certain road in the Canterbury Land District

78 Authorizing the Greymouth Harbour Board, the Greymouth Borough Council, and the Grey County Council to enter into agreement with respect to traffic-bridge and railway-line over Grey River

79 Authorizing the Westport Harbour Board to expend certain moneys for survey purposes

80 Authorizing Greymouth High School Board to make special grant for purposes of district high school

81 Authorizing cancellation of forfeiture of license over Section 27, Block VIII, Catlin's Survey District, Otago Land District

82 Cancellation of reservation over Section 67, Block IV, Sutton Survey District, Otago Land District

83 Authorizing sale of Section 4, Block VII, Otago Peninsula Survey District

84 Declaring certain closed roads, Earnscleugh Settlement, Otago Land District, to be settlement land

85 Authorizing exchange of certain land between Crown and Cromwell Borough Council

86 Authorizing Otago Land Board to issue lease over certain lands in Kauroo Survey District, Otago Land District

87 Authorizing exchange between the Crown and the Otago University of certain lands in the Otago Land District

88 Cancellation of reservation over Section 45, Block III, Table Hill Survey District, Otago Land District

89 Authorizing the Alexandra Borough to dispose of certain mining privileges to which it is entitled

90 Section 3 of Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Amendment Act 1911, defined

91 Authorizing the exchange of certain lands between the Otago Harbour Board and the Port Chalmers Borough Council

92 Validating procedure as to raising of special loan by Oamaru Borough Council for scheme for generation and distribution of electricity

93 Declaring City of Dunedin and Bay Town District to be one continuous area for purposes of provisions relating to union of boroughs with town districts

94 Vesting certain Crown lands in Cromwell Borough, and authorizing the leasing of the said lands

95 Extending leasing-powers of Cromwell Racecourse Trustees with respect to certain lands vested in them

96 Authorizing Southland Acclimatization Society to sell certain land

97 Adding land comprised in certain closed road to primary-education endowment

98 Declaring certain land comprised in certain closed road to be available for disposal under Land Act

99 Vesting certain land in the Corporation of Borough of Gore for purposes of Gore Domain

100 Repeal

101 Preserving rights under Public Service Act of official secretary to His Excellency the Governor

102 Authorizing the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board to transfer certain lands to Otahuhu Borough Council

103 Defining boundaries of Tirau Post-office site

104 Validating certain special order made by Opotiki County Council dividing County into ridings

105 Authorizing the granting of certain Crown land in Awhitu Parish as compensation for land taken for a road

106 Authorizing exchange of certain land vested in Thames Harbour Board [Repealed]

107 Authorizing issue of title to Auckland Harbour Board for lands purchased from the Crown

108 Validating certain purchases of lands by Point Chevalier Road Board

109 Authorizing Mangere Road Board to raise special loan of $3,000 for purpose of completing construction of Manukau Harbour Bridge

110 Power to grant right to take water from mineral springs [Repealed]

111 Setting apart certain lands in Borough of New Plymouth for cemetery purposes

112 Validating certain elections and appointments of members of Mokau Harbour Board [Repealed]

113 Authorizing New Plymouth High School Board to lease certain lands from New Plymouth Borough Council

114 Authorizing the Governor to take certain lands in Palmerston North for military purposes

115 Authorizing the exchange of certain private lands for timber-cutting rights over certain Crown land

116 Authorizing Sluggish River Drainage Board to raise special loan to discharge liabilities payable on apportionment of assets and liabilities between Sluggish River and Oroua Drainage Boards

117 Authorizing exchange of certain lands in Town of Palmerston North

118 Extending provisions of Rangitatau Block Exchange Act 1907

119 Validating certain expenditure by the Gonville and Castlecliff Tramway Board

120 Authorizing the Blenheim Borough Council to raise additional sum of $8,000 for purpose of completing purchase of Section 51, Waterlea Estate

121 Section 8 of Wairau Harbour Board Act 1907, amended

122 Vesting portion of railway reserve and Picton Harbour in Picton Borough Council as a recreation reserve

123 Vesting St Albans Mechanics' Institute site in Christchurch City Council

124 Authorizing the Wentnor Land-settlement Association to appropriate certain moneys towards repayment of mortgage

125 Authorizing acclimatization societies to collect and sell swans' eggs [Repealed]

126 Extending rating-powers of Waikiwi River Board

127 Restriction of right to compensation in certain cases for land taken for purposes of road, railway, tramway, or other public work [Repealed]

128 Extension of rules of Society for Promotion of Health of Women and Children

129 Board of Governors of McLean Institute authorized to contribute to patriotic funds

130 Authorizing lease to Wellington Ladies' Christian Association of Alexandra Home for Women

131 Authorizing exchange of Sections 1 and 2, Block V, Punakitere Survey District, Auckland Land District

132 Waikato River Board authorized to borrow $2,000 on bank overdraft

133 Validating certain proceedings of Greymouth Borough Council and the Grey County Council respecting loan raised for reconstructing Cobden Bridge

134 Authorizing lease of part of plantation reserve by Borough of New Brighton to Education Board of North Canterbury

135 Validating mining licenses in the Nelson Land District, and declaring certain lands to be included in the Karamea Mining District [Repealed]

136 Power to Lyttelton Harbour Board to sell certain properties at Sumner to Sumner Borough Council, and power to borough to purchase same

137 Arrangement between the Petone Borough Council, the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited), and the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) regarding the Hutt Park Railway

138 Representation of Eden Terrace Road District on Auckland City Council

139 Certain land reserved for State forest purposes in Mangahao Survey District declared a domain

140 Postponing date of valuations in respect of certain leases granted by Wellington City Council


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

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915.

2 Declaring certain lands in Borough of Te Aroha to be public streets
  • (1) The lands hereinafter described are hereby declared to be public streets within the Borough of Te Aroha, and vested in the Corporation of the said borough accordingly.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, being the following streets in the goldfield township of Te Aroha: Ema Street, Massey Street, Ward Street, Brick Street, Seddon Street, George Street, Millard Street, McKenzie Street, Herries Street, Terminus Street, the street running along the right bank of the Waihou River north of a line being the production of the south-eastern side of George Street, the north-eastern extension of Ema Street lying north-east of the railway, the street parallel to and lying between the last-mentioned street and Burgess Street, the parts of Burgess, Bridge, Kenrick, and Boundary Streets lying north-east of Koromiko Street, Puriri Street, Rata Street, Kotuku Street, Koromiko Street, the part of Whitaker Street north of Burgess Street, part of Rewi Street north-west of Burgess Street, Wilson Street north-east of Whitaker Street, Wild Street north-east of Whitaker Street, Burke Street north-east of Queen Street, Princess Street north-east of Queen Street, King Street from Wilson Street to Princess Street, Whitaker Street from Wild Street to Princess Street, and Queen Street from Wild Street to Princess Street: as the same are delineated and coloured red on the plan marked 13/1026, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

3 Authorizing selection, without competition, of Section 19, Bickerstaffe Settlement, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas portion of the Huarau Block and parts of Sections 151, 86, E 85, and NW 85, Wairau Parish, Block XVI, Matakohe Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, being the property of Catherine Rintoul, have been taken under the Public Works Act 1908, for the purposes of the North Auckland Railway (Huarau-Paparewa Sections):

    And whereas the compensation payable in respect of the land so taken has been fixed at 400 pounds; and it has been agreed that, in addition to such compensation, the said Catherine Rintoul shall have the right to select by way of purchase, without competition, Section 19, Bickerstaffe Settlement, situated in Block XVI, Matakohe Survey District; and it has been further agreed that the sum of 400 pounds aforesaid shall be accepted as part-payment of the price of the said section:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Land Board of the Auckland Land District is hereby empowered to sell to Catherine Rintoul aforesaid the land comprised in Section 19, Bickerstaffe Settlement, in the Auckland Land District, at a price to be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Land for Settlements Act 1908.

    (2) The sum of $800 payable as compensation for the land taken from the said Catherine Rintoul as hereinbefore recited shall be paid out of the Public Works Fund to the Land for Settlements Account as part-payment of the price of the said Section 19, and the balance of the purchase-money of the said section shall be payable on deferred payments extending over a period of 19 years, in the manner provided by section 34 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912, as amended by section 39 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913.

    (3) The payment of the said sum of $800, and the issue of a license to occupy the said Section 19, Bickerstaffe Settlement, on the conditions hereinbefore referred to, shall be in full satisfaction of all claims by the said Catherine Rintoul for compensation in respect of the land taken for the purposes of the North Auckland Railway as hereinbefore recited.

    The expression eight hundred dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression four hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

4 Authorizing closing of certain roads, Rangitaiki Land Drainage District
    • Whereas by reason of the drainage operations carried on pursuant to the Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1910 [Repealed]), it is desirable—

      • (a) to close certain roads which were formerly river-bank roads, and to dispose of the land comprised therein to adjoining owners; and

      • (b) to close certain river-bank roads and open other roads in lieu thereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The provisions of section 130 of the Public Works Act 1908, prohibiting the closing of any road along the bank of a river shall not apply to any road within the district defined in the Schedule to the Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1910 [Repealed].

    (2) The Governor may, by Proclamation, declare any such road to be closed; and on the issue of any such Proclamation the lands comprised in the road or roads thereby closed shall be deemed to be Crown lands available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (3) In the event of the land comprised in any such closed road being disposed of to the holder of a lease or license of any adjoining Crown land, such lease or license may be amended by the District Land Registrar for the Auckland Registration District, upon the production to him of a certificate signed by the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Land District of Auckland, setting forth the amended area and rent; and the lands added to such lease or license shall be held by the lessee or licensee on the same terms and subject to the same conditions as the land originally included in such lease or license.

    (4) If any such land as aforesaid is sold to the holder of adjoining freehold land, the title for the land sold shall not be subject to the provisions of Part 13 of the Land Act 1908, unless the adjoining land already held by such owner is subject to the said Part.

5 Restriction on quarrying operations on volcanic hills in the Auckland Provincial District
  • (1) From and after the passing of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person, unless expressly authorized in that behalf by the Governor in Council, to make, or permit or allow to be made, any excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting of any kind (whether on any quarry reserve, or on any private land) on the side or slope of any of the volcanic cones or hills in the Auckland Provincial District which is bounded by or abuts on to a domain or other public reserve, without leaving an angle or batter of not less than forty degrees from the top of such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting (or from the boundary of such domain or reserve in cases where the excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting extends back to such boundary) to the floor or base of such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting.

    (2) Every person who hereafter makes, or causes or permits to be made, any such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting shall on completion thereof plant the slope formed by the angle aforesaid with trees or shrubs of a kind to be approved by the Board of Trustees or other body having control of the domain or reserve affected thereby.

    (3) Every person who commits a breach of any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of not less than $20 for every such offence, or in the case of a continuing offence to a penalty of not less than $20 for every day during which such offence continues.

    (4) If any person not being authorized as aforesaid commences to make, or permits or authorizes to be made, any such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting, the local authority or Domain Board, as the case may be, having control of the domain or reserve bounded by or abutting on to the land upon which such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting is being made or is about to be made may call upon such person to enter into a written undertaking with such local authority or Domain Board to comply with the provisions of subsection (1) hereof; and if such person fails or refuses or neglects to enter into and sign such undertaking upon being requested by the said local authority or Domain Board so to do, the said local authority or Domain Board, or any person on behalf of such local authority or Domain Board, shall be entitled to apply to the High Court for a writ of injunction to restrain such person from making, or permitting, or authorizing to be made, any such excavation, quarry, terrace, or cutting.

    Section 5(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

    The expression twenty dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression ten pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

    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).

6 Authorizing the exchange of portion of Section 145, Parish of Oruawharo, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas the northern portion of Section 145, Parish of Oruawharo, containing 39 acres 1 rood 6 perches, was vested in the Corporation of the Albertland South Road District by Order in Council dated 25 August 1902, in trust for metal purposes: And whereas by section three of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907, it was enacted that a portion of the said land, containing 21 acres and 18 perches, now known as Section 195 of the said parish, should be held by the Corporation of the Albertland South Road District in trust for recreation purposes: And whereas the said Corporation has entered into an agreement to exchange portions of the said reserves for certain private land more suitable for metal purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor may by Order in Council, with the consent of the Albertland South Road Board, cancel the vesting of so much of the said reserves as is required for the purposes of exchange; and, upon the conveyance or transfer to His Majesty the King of the private land to be given in exchange, may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title in respect of the land over which the vesting has been cancelled in pursuance of this section.

    (2) All land transferred or conveyed to His Majesty the King under the authority of this section shall be vested by Order in Council in the Corporation of the Albertland South Road District in trust for metal purposes.

7 Authorizing revaluation of certain lands in Waioeka Block, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas certain lessees and licensees of lands comprised in the Waioeka Block, in the Auckland Land District, made application under section 13 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913, for a revaluation of their holdings: And whereas the provisions of the said section are not applicable to the said holdings: And whereas, owing to special circumstances, it is deemed desirable that a revaluation of the said holdings should be made: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Any lessee or licensee of land in the Waioeka Block, in the Auckland Land District, may, at any time within one year after the passing of this Act, apply to the Auckland Land Board for a revaluation of the land comprised in his lease or license, and, on the recommendation of the Board and the approval of the Minister of Lands, such lands may be revalued in the manner prescribed by section 13 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913, and the provisions of that section or of any section substituted therefor shall, in so far as they are applicable, apply to applications made under the authority of this section:

    Provided that nothing herein contained shall authorize a revaluation of any land which has already been revalued under the said section 13 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913 [Repealed].

    (2) Where before the passing of this Act any lessee or licensee of lands in the said block, purporting to act under the provisions of section 13 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913 [Repealed], has obtained a revaluation of the lands comprised in his lease or license, but such revaluation could not be given effect to because the lessee or licensee had not complied with all the provisions of the said section, such revaluation shall be deemed to be a revaluation for the purposes of this section, and shall be given effect to as from 1 July 1914.

8 Declaring certain land in Town of Tauranga to be a public street
  • (1) The land hereinafter described, being part of the foreshore in the Town of Tauranga, in the Auckland Land District, is hereby declared to be a public street vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Tauranga.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that portion of the foreshore in the Town of Tauranga, Auckland Land District, known as the King Edward VII Esplanade, bounded towards the west by a line starting at a point 137 links southwards and 100 links eastwards from the western boundary of the Strand where intersected by the northern boundary of Spring Street, and running thence in a north-north-westerly direction and generally parallel to the western boundary of the Strand for a distance of 1664.1 links; and thence in a north-north-easterly direction for 10 links; and towards the north by a line running thence in an east-south-easterly direction for 22 links; and towards the east by a line running thence in a south-south-westerly direction for 15 links; and thence by a line running in a south-south-easterly direction 122 links from and parallel to the above-mentioned western boundary of the Strand for a distance of 1659 links or thereabouts; and towards the south by a line running thence in an east-south-easterly direction for 22 links to the starting-point: as the same is more particularly delineated and shown in red on a plan marked MD 4213, and deposited in the office of the Marine Department, at Wellington.

9 Authorizing the issue of a certificate of title in respect of Section 23, Block V, Omapere Survey District, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas by Order in Council, dated 17 August 1870, and issued under the Waste Lands Act 1858 [Repealed], an area of 37 acres at Hokianga Heads, the property of John Martin, of Hokianga, was taken and reserved for purposes of the General Government: And whereas an area of 46 acres as hereinafter described was subsequently allotted by way of compensation for the area taken as aforesaid: And whereas no title to the said land has been issued, and it is now desired to authorize the issue of a title in favour of Mary Boyce, daughter of the said John Martin, now deceased: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Governor is hereby empowered, by warrant under his hand, to authorize the issue of a certificate of title in favour of the said Mary Boyce as from 17 August 1870, for an area of 46 acres, being Section 23, Block V, Omapere Survey District, in the Land District of Auckland.

10 Authorizing disposal of certain land in Rangitaiki Land Drainage District
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described comprises part of an area of land taken under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1908, for the better disposal of the Crown or other land within the district defined by the Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1910 [Repealed]: And whereas it is desirable to dispose of the said land to adjoining owners in order to afford a means of access from a new road to their holdings: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Minister of Lands may divide the land hereinafter referred to into such allotments as he determines, and may sell such allotments to the holders of adjoining lands at a price to be fixed by the Land Board and approved by the Minister.

    (2) The provisions of the Land Act 1908, or the Land for Settlements Act 1908, relative to limit of holding shall not apply to the lands disposed of under this section, and any titles issued under such authority shall not be subject to the provisions of Part 13 of the Land Act 1908, or of section sixty of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912 [Repealed].

    (3) The land herein referred to is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 166 acres, more or less, being Allotments 76, 77, 78, 80, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, and parts of Allotments 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, and 94, Matata Parish: bounded towards the north and east generally by a road along the left bank of the Rangitaiki River and the road intersecting Allotments 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 79, and 94; towards the south generally by the Awaiti River; and towards the west and north-west generally by Allotments 75 and 110, Matata Parish.

11 Authorizing sale to Auckland City Council of Lot 235, Section 16, Suburbs of Auckland
  • Whereas Lot 235, Section 16, of the Suburbs of Auckland, containing 5 acres 2 roods 29 perches, was set apart under the Education Reserves Act 1877, for the purposes of primary education: And whereas the said lot contains valuable deposits of scoria, and the Auckland City Council is desirous of acquiring a title to the same for the purpose of utilizing the scoria: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation over the said land for the purposes of primary education is hereby cancelled, and the Auckland Land Board is hereby authorized to sell the same to the Auckland City Council for an estate in fee-simple, at a price to be agreed on by the purchaser and the said Board, being not less than the value to be ascertained by the Valuer-General on the request of the said Board. The proceeds of such sale shall be invested in the purchase of other land to be held for the same purpose as the land sold.

12 Authorizing the revesting in original owners of certain land at Kaitaia, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas by deed dated 21 June 1880, certain Maoris transferred the land hereinafter described to the Crown for the purposes of a site for a Maori School at Kaitaia: And whereas the situation of the said land was found unsuitable, and the school was subsequently removed to and is now maintained at Pamapuria: And whereas the site at Kaitaia is not required, and should revert to the original owners: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title in respect of the land hereinafter described to such Maori or Maoris as the Maori Land Court shall decide to be equitably entitled thereto.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that parcel of land in the Provincial District of Auckland, situate at Awanui, in the District of Mangonui, and being portion of a block of land called or known by the name of Hauturu and numbered 302N, containing by admeasurement 5 acres, more or less: bounded towards the north by Crown land, 983 links; towards the west and south by other portion of the said Hauturu Block, 477 links, 322 links, 386 links, 320 links, and 216 links; and towards the east by the Kaitaia River: as the same is delineated on the plan shown on the deed conveying the land to the Crown.

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

    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).

13 Authorizing transfer of certain land in Matamata Settlement by member of Expeditionary Force
  • Whereas Robert Job Maisey is the owner in fee-simple of Section 27A, Matamata Settlement, Block X, Wairere Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing 395 acres and 16 perches, and his son, Jesse Mace Maisey, is the owner in fee-simple of Section 26 of the said Matamata Settlement, containing an area of 497 acres 2 roods 32 perches: And whereas the said Jesse Mace Maisey has joined the Expeditionary Forces, and desires to transfer the last-mentioned section to his father, but is unable to do so by reason of the provisions of section 60 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912 [Repealed]: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 60 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912 [Repealed], the said Robert Job Maisey is hereby authorized and empowered to accept a transfer from the said Jesse Mace Maisey of all his estate and interest in Section 26, Matamata Settlement aforesaid, and the District Land Registrar of the Auckland Land Registration District may register such transfer accordingly.

14 Cancellation of reservation over Section 145, Parish of Waipareira, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas Section 145 of the Parish of Waipareira, in the Auckland Land District, was by warrant published in the Gazette of 18 December 1884, permanently reserved for a cemetery: And whereas the said reserve has not been used and is not required for the purpose for which it was set apart, and it is desired to cancel the reservation: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation for cemetery purposes over Section 145, Parish of Waipareira, in the Auckland Land District, containing 5 acres, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land subject to the provisions of the Land Act 1908.

15 Authorizing issue to Anglican Church of certificate of title over portion of Allotment 28, Parish of Paremoremo, Auckland Land District
  • The Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title in respect of any portion of Allotment 28, Parish of Paremoremo, in Block III, Waitemata Survey District, Auckland Land District, not exceeding 1 acre, to the General Trust Board of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland, in trust as a church-site, without power of sale.

16 Changing purpose of reservation over Section 523, Town of Pirongia East, Auckland Land District
  • The purpose of the reservation over Section 523, Town of Pirongia East, in the Auckland Land District, containing 6 acres, is hereby changed from a site for a redoubt to a town endowment; and the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title in respect of the said land to the Corporation of the Waipa County, to be held in trust as an endowment for the purposes of the Town of Pirongia.

17 Authorizing revaluation of certain lands, Kawakawa Survey District, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas it is desirable to allow the lessees and licensees of the lands hereinafter described to apply for a revaluation of their holdings: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 13 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913 [Repealed], as amended by section 14 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1914 [Repealed], any lessee or licensee of any of the lands hereinafter described may, at any time within one year after the passing of this Act, apply for a revaluation of the lands comprised in his lease or license, and, on the recommendation of the Land Board of the Auckland Land District and the approval of the Minister of Lands, such lands may be revalued in the manner prescribed by the said sections, or by any section substituted therefor, and the provisions of those sections or any substituted provisions shall, except as herein otherwise provided, apply to applications made under the authority of this section.

    (2) The lands to which this section relates are more particularly described as follows:

    Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7, Block XV, and 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, and 80, Block XVI, Kawakawa Survey District, Auckland Land District.

18 Validating purchase of launch by Waikato River Board out of loan-moneys
  • Whereas the Waikato River Board purchased a launch and paid for the same out of a loan of $12,000 raised by the said Board under the powers conferred by the River Boards Act 1908: And whereas the said Board had no authority to pay for a launch out of the moneys so raised: And whereas it is desired to validate such purchase: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The purchase of a launch by the Waikato River Board and the payment therefor out of loan-moneys are hereby validated, and such purchase and payment shall as from the respective dates thereof be deemed to have been legally made.

    The expression twelve thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression six thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

19 Cancellation of reservation over portion of Township of Kaiwaka, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas a portion of the Township of Kaiwaka, in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 81 acres 1 rood 6 perches, more or less, was by warrant published in the Gazette of 21 April 1892, permanently reserved as a resting-place for travelling stock: And whereas the whole of the said reserve is no longer required for the purpose for which it was set apart, and it is desirable to enable other disposition to be made of portions thereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation as a resting-place for travelling stock over the said land is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

20 Cancelling reservation over certain portions of Section 31, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas Section 31, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 100 acres, more or less, was reserved as a resting-place for travelling stock by warrant published in the Gazette of 21 April 1892: And whereas portions of the said section have been alienated and appropriated for other purposes, and it is now desirable to cancel the reservation over the area so affected, and to validate the dispositions which have been made in respect thereto: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation of the land hereafter described as a resting-place for travelling stock is hereby cancelled.

    (2) 

    • (a) The reservation of portion of the said land for the purposes of an agricultural and pastoral showground and a public recreation-ground by warrant published in the Gazette of 25 March 1915, is hereby validated as from the date thereof.

    • (b) The sale of portion of the said land as part of Section 40, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, is hereby validated as from the date thereof.

    (3) The land in respect of which the reservation is hereby cancelled is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 20 acres, more or less, being part of Section 31, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, and bounded as follows: on the north-east by a road, 80 links; thence by the eastern boundary of the said Section 31, 3370 links; on the south-east generally by a road, 50 links, 285.1 links, 159 links, and 227.2 links; on the south-west generally by railway land, 545.6 links, 330.1 links, and 1239.8 links; thence on the north-west, south-west, and north-west generally by other part of said Section 31, 333.6 links, 1313.3 links, 688.1 links, and 516.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/1/84, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

21 Authorizing the sale by the trustees of the Port Albert Agricultural showground of certain lands vested in them
  • Whereas the land hereafter described was by deed dated 7 November 1876, vested in the trustees of the Port Albert Agricultural Showground: And whereas the land is not required for showground purposes, and the trustees desire to dispose of the same and utilize the proceeds in the improvement of a recreation reserve, being Section 195, Parish of Oruawharo, now vested in the Corporation of the Albertland South Road District: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor, by Proclamation, may authorize the trustees of the Port Albert Agricultural Showground to sell by public auction the land herein referred to on such terms and conditions as he deems fit.

    (2) All moneys received by the trustees in respect of the sale authorized by this section may, with the consent of the Albertland South Road Board, be expended by the trustees in the improvement of the said recreation-ground, being Section 195, Parish of Oruawharo.

    (3) The land to which this section refers is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing 5 acres, more or less, being part of Allotment 170, Oruawharo Parish: bounded towards the north-east by part of Allotment 157, Oruawharo Parish, 1020 links; towards the south-east by a public road, 500 links; towards the south-west by other part of Allotment 170 of the aforesaid parish, 1020 links; and towards the north-west by other part of Allotment 170 aforesaid, 500 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/1222, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

22 Cancellation of reservation for plantation purposes over certain land in Waitara Parish, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas the south-western portion of Section 53 and Section 55, in the Waitara Parish, Auckland Land District, containing 84 acres, were set apart as a reserve for plantation purposes by warrant published in the New Zealand Gazette of 22 July 1897: And whereas the land is not now required as a reserve, but it is desirable to dispose of it under section 36 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1914 [Repealed], providing for the disposal of sand-drift areas: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation for plantation purposes over the said land is hereby cancelled, and it is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908, and its amendments.

23 Authorizing Mount Eden Borough Council to raise special loan of [$23,800] to recoup district fund for moneys expended therefrom without authority on road-construction and other public works
  • Whereas the Mount Eden Borough Council in the carrying-out of road-construction and other public works, duly authorized by polls of the ratepayers of the Borough of Mount Eden, has expended a sum of $23,800 in excess of the amounts received by it in respect of the debentures issued for the loans raised for such works: And whereas such sum has been paid by the Council out of its District Fund Account and stands to the debit thereof: And whereas the Council is desirous of capitalizing such expenditure and of raising a fixed loan to enable it to refund to such district fund account the amount so expended by it: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the powers of the Council to raise such fixed loan as aforesaid: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Mount Eden Borough Council is hereby authorized and empowered to raise, by special order, and without taking the steps described in sections 8 to 12 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, a sum not exceeding $23,800, at a rate of interest not exceeding 5 and a half per centum per annum, for a period of not more than 10 years, and to secure the payment of such interest by a special rate levied on the whole of the rateable property in the borough.

    (2) The amount so raised may be placed by the Council to the credit of the District Fund Account and be applied by it from time to time in the same manner as such account may by law be applied.

    The expression twenty-three thousand eight hundred dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression eleven thousand nine hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

24 Authorizing exchange between the Crown and Auckland Harbour Board of certain lands in Parish of Takapuna, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas Sections 162 and 163, Parish of Takapuna, in the Auckland Land District, were by notice in the Gazette of 6 December 1888, set apart as a recreation-ground: And whereas it is desired to exchange Section 163 and part of Section 162, containing an area of 68 acres 3 roods (as hereinafter described), for Section 157 of the said parish, containing 48 acres (as hereinafter described), being the property of the Auckland Harbour Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon transfer or conveyance by the Auckland Harbour Board to His Majesty the King of the land described in subsection (3) hereof the Governor shall, by warrant under his hand, direct the issue of a certificate of title to the said Board in respect of the land described in subsection (4) hereof for an estate in fee-simple.

    (2) The land described in subsection (3) hereof shall, as from the date of transfer or conveyance of same to His Majesty the King, be deemed to be reserved for public recreation purposes.

    (3) The land to be transferred or conveyed to His Majesty the King is more particularly described as follows: All that area of land, containing 48 acres, more or less, being Section 157, in the Borough of Birkenhead, Parish of Takapuna; as the same is delineated on the plan deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, Auckland, numbered 17877 (blue), and thereon edged green.

    (4) The land to be granted to the Auckland Harbour Board is more particularly described as follows: All that area of land, comprising 68 acres 3 roods, more or less, being Section 163 and part of Section 162, being portion of the reserve known as the Kauri Point Reserve, in the Borough of Birkenhead, Parish of Takapuna; as the same is delineated on the plan deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, Auckland, numbered 17877 (blue), and thereon edged red.

    (5) Section 16 of the Auckland City and Auckland Harbour Board Empowering Act 1914, is hereby repealed.

25 Modification of constitution of Lake Takapuna Board of Control
  • [Repealed]

    Section 25 was repealed, as from 1 April 1925, by section 48(1) North Shore Boroughs (Auckland) Water-supply Act 1924 (1924 No 17(L)).

26 Section 26 of Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1914, amended
27 Authorizing Whakatane Harbour Board to sell certain lands to Whakatane County Council
  • (1) The Whakatane Harbour Board is hereby empowered to sell or otherwise dispose of to the Corporation of the County of Whakatane, on such terms as may be agreed on, those pieces of land in the Town of Whakatane, containing 16 perches, more or less, being Lots 9 and 10 on the plan of a subdivision of part of Section 1, Block II, Whakatane Survey District, deposited in the Land Registry Office at Auckland under No 7871.

    (2) All moneys received from such sale or disposition shall form part of the Harbour Fund.

    (3) The Whakatane Foreshore Reclamation Act 1908 (as amended by section 14 of the Whakatane Harbour Act 1912), shall not apply to the land so sold or disposed of.

28 Validating agreement with Thomas Hehir as to compensation for certain leased lands taken for purposes of Whangape-Broadwood Road, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas portion of Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, being an education-endowment reserve held by Thomas Hehir, of Broadwood, under lease of 21 years from 1 May 1908, and portion of Section 13, Block VIII, in the aforesaid district, held by the said Thomas Hehir under lease in perpetuity dated 20 February 1906, have been taken for the Whangape-Broadwood Road: And whereas it has been agreed as part of the compensation to be granted to the said Thomas Hehir that certain additional areas adjoining the aforesaid sections shall be included in the lands comprised in the respective leases thereof: And whereas the said areas are at present in part national-endowment land, and in part land withheld from sale for scenic purposes: And whereas it is necessary to make provision for carrying into effect the agreement herein referred to: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation over the area described in subsection (4) hereof, being land set apart as national-endowment land, is hereby cancelled as from a date to be fixed by the Land Board, and the said area shall be included in the lands comprised in the aforesaid lease in perpetuity of Section 13, Block VIII, Whangape Survey District.

    (2) The reservation over the area described in subsection (5) hereof, being land set apart as national-endowment land, is hereby cancelled, and the said area, together with the areas described in subsection (6) hereof, being portions of land withheld from sale for scenic purposes, are hereby set apart as an endowment for primary education, and are hereby declared to form part of the said Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District. The lands referred to in this subsection shall, as from a date to be fixed by the Land Board, be included in the lands comprised in the existing lease over the said section.

    (3) On the receipt of a certificate, under the hand of the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Auckland Land District, stating that the boundaries of the lands comprised in the said leases have been altered pursuant to this section, and setting forth a description of such altered boundaries and any alteration of the rents payable under the said leases, the District Land Registrar of the Land Registration District of Auckland shall endorse on the leases a memorial setting forth the particulars contained in such certificate.

    (4) The national-endowment land to be added to Section 13, Block VIII, Whangape Survey District, and over which the reservation is hereby cancelled, is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing 4 acres, more or less, being part of Section 2, Block VIII, Whangape Survey District: bounded towards the north-west and north-east by right lines, 480.8 links, 187.7 links, 296.1 links, 164.5 links, 511.1 links, and 201.2 links; and towards the south-east by Section 13, Block VIII, Whangape Survey District, 1438.3 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 16/58, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    (5) The national-endowment land which is hereby set apart as an endowment for primary education and added to Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District, is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing 40 acres, more or less, being part of Section 23, Block VIII, Whangape Survey District: bounded towards the north-west and north-east by right lines, 308.3 links, 464.3 links, 308.4 links, 499.7 links, 299.6 links, 362.4 links, 279.9 links, 230.5 links, 323.8 links, 402.2 links, 168.5 links, 254.7 links, 248.3 links, 134.9 links, 199.6 links, 326.9 links, 395.5 links, and 216.5 links; and towards the south by Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District, 3910.4 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 16/58, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered blue.

    (6) The portions of the land withheld from sale for scenic purposes which are hereby set apart for the purposes of an endowment for primary education are particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing one rood five perches, more or less, being part of Section 45A, Block III, Whangape Survey District: bounded towards the north-west by Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District, 263.9 links; towards the north-east by a road, 215.1 links; and towards the south-west by a road, 310.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 16/58, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered green.

    Also all that area in the Auckland Land District, containing 3 roods 16 perches, more or less, being part of Section 45A, Block III, Whangape Survey District: bounded towards the north-west by Section 45, Block III, Whangape Survey District, 392.1 links; towards the north-east by a road, 63.2 links, 85.6 links, and 71.2 links; towards the south-east by a road, 236.8 links; and towards the south-west by a road, 370.3 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 16/58, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered yellow.

    (7) As soon as possible after the passing of this Act the Governor shall, by Proclamation, proclaim as part of the national endowment an area of Crown land equal in value to the areas of national-endowment land over which the reservation is hereby cancelled.

29 Authorizing lessees of certain lands in Blocks IX and XI, Aroha Survey District, to acquire fee-simple at original value
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 31 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913 [Repealed], the holders of perpetual leases issued under section 163 of the Land Act 1885, in respect of lands situated within Block IX or Block XI, Aroha Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, may acquire the fee-simple of the lands comprised in their leases at the original capital value, instead of at a price determined in the manner prescribed by the said section 31.

    (2) Except as hereinbefore otherwise provided, the said section 31 shall continue to apply to the acquisition of the fee-simple of the lands to which this section relates.

30 Authorizing the Whakatane and Opotiki County Councils to rais moneys for construction and maintenance of boundary road
  • Whereas in view of an apportionment to be made by His Excellency the Governor of the cost of constructing and maintaining the boundary road between the Counties of Opotiki and Whakatane in the manner prescribed by section 12 of the Public Works Amendment Act 1909, the Councils of the Opotiki and Whakatane Counties entered into an agreement between themselves, dated 9 March 1914, whereby the control of the road was to be divided and vested in them on certain conditions: And whereas the Governor did, by a warrant under his hand, dated 11 June 1914, and published in the Gazette of 18 June 1914, divide and vest the road in terms of such agreement: And whereas it is desirable that each of the said Councils should be enabled to raise money for the purpose of carrying out its obligations under the said agreement and warrant: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Whakatane County Council and the Opotiki County Council, or either of them, may, without taking a poll of the ratepayers, raise a loan for such amount as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying out its obligations under the said agreement and warrant, and the provisions of subsection (3) of section 119 of the Public Works Act 1908, shall apply thereto as if the work were one authorized under that section.

31 Cancellation of reservation over portion of Section 21, Block XII, Taramarama Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District
  • [Repealed]

    Section 31 was amended, as from 6 November 1924, by section 81(a) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1924 (1924 No 55) by omitting from the preamble the words under the Land Act.

    Subsection (1) was amended, as from 6 November 1924, by section 81(b) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Act and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1924 (1924 No 55) by inserting after the words the Land Act 1908 the words or under the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Act 1915.

    Section 31 was repealed, as from 1 October 1946, by section 18(1) Wairoa Harbour Act 1946 (1946 No 11(L)). See also section 18(2) of that Act which made provision, notwithstanding the repeal of section 31, for the continuation of payment of revenues, after deduction of expenses, from the land described by section 31(2) to the Wairoa Harbour Account until the liquidation of the Board's indebtedness.

32 Cancellation of reservation over Section 5, Block X, Waiau Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District
  • Whereas Section 5, Block X, Waiau Survey District, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 123 acres, more or less, was by warrant published in the Gazette of 10 July 1884, permanently reserved for forest purposes: And whereas it is desirable that the said reservation should be cancelled, and the land made available for disposal under the Land Act 1908: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation over the said Section 5, Block X, Waiau Survey District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

33 Authorizing exchange of Sections 221 and 212, Gisborne Suburban, Hawke's Bay Land District
  • Whereas Section 221, Gisborne Suburban, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing 4 acres 2 roods 8 perches, was by notice published in the Gazette of 16 December 1878, apportioned as an endowment for primary education: And whereas Section 212, Gisborne Suburban, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing 7 acres 3 roods 3 perches, was vested in the Gisborne High School Board by the Gisborne High School Amendment Act 1909, for the purposes set out in section 19 of the Gisborne High School Act 1885: And whereas it is desired to exchange one reserve for the other: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor may, in the name and on behalf of His Majesty, exchange Section 221, Gisborne Suburban, for Section 212, Gisborne Suburban, both in the Hawke's Bay Land District; and the Governor and the Gisborne High School Board respectively may do or cause to be done all such acts and things, and make, sign, or execute all such instruments, as may be necessary to effectuate such exchange.

    (2) The land obtained in exchange by His Majesty and by the Gisborne High School Board respectively shall be held for the same objects and purposes and on the same trusts as those on which the land given in exchange by His Majesty and the Gisborne High School Board respectively was held immediately prior to such exchange.

34 Declaring closed road in Block 31, Opoiti Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District, to be included in education endowment
  • Whereas by Proclamation published in the Gazette of 31 January 1878, Block 31, in the Opoiti Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District, containing 1292 acres, and being the whole of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 13, folio 72, of the Poverty Bay Land Registration District, was reserved for educational purposes of a public character, and by the Education Reserves Act Amendment Act 1882, was apportioned for primary education: And whereas by Proclamation published in the Gazette of 11 January 1912, part of the said Block 31, containing 21 acres, was proclaimed as a road, and part of a road passing through the said Block 31, containing one1 acre 1 rood 35 perches, was closed under the provisions of section 11 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas it is deemed expedient that the said closed road should be reserved as an endowment for primary education and be included in and form part of the said Block 31: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The area of 1 acre 1 rood 35 perches occupied by the closed road hereinbefore referred to is hereby reserved as an endowment for primary education, and shall be deemed to be included in and form part of Block 31, Opoiti Survey District.

    (2) The District Land Registrar for the Poverty Bay Land Registration District is hereby empowered to amend the aforesaid certificate of title so as to give effect to the provisions of this section.

35 Exemption of title of Poverty Bay Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) over certain lands from restrictions of Part 13 of Land Act
  • Whereas the Poverty Bay Farmers' Meat Company (Limited), having its registered office at Gisborne, and being a company formed to assist in the disposal of frozen produce, has purchased from one Mary Branson, of Kaiteratahi, wife of William Branson of the same place, sheep-farmer, all those pieces of land containing by admeasurement 133 acres 3 roods 5 perches, more or less, and being in two parcels, that to the east of the railway reserve containing 53 acres one rood, and that to the west of the railway reserve containing 80 acres 2 roods 5 perches—commencing at the north-east corner of the eastern lot, which is also the north-eastern corner of Pukepapa E Block, thence south-west along the bank of the Waipaoa River to the railway reserve; thence north-west along the railway reserve for 75 links, 587.9 links, and 535.6 links; thence north-east for 25 links; thence north-west for 1973.3 links to a public road; thence north-east along the public road for 432.5 links and 742.7 links; thence south-east for 1728.1 links, along the south-east boundary of Rungarehu No 1 Block, to the starting-point: the western portion is that parcel of land containing by admeasurement 80 acres 2 roods 5 perches—commencing at the most southern corner of lot which is also the most southern corner of Pukepapa E Block; thence north-west for 3590.05 links along the north-east boundary of Pukepapa G Block to a public road; thence north-east along the public road for 1080 links and 2779.7 links to the railway reserve; thence south-east along the railway reserve for 1162.3 links; thence north-east for 25 links; thence south-east for 1174.1 links, 730.9 links, 7 links, and 85 links to the Waipaoa River; thence south-west along the bank of the Waipaoa River to the starting-point; which said parcels of land are parts of Lot 2 of part of Pukepapa E Block and part of the land comprised in certificate of title, Register-book, Volume 53, folio 179, of the Poverty Bay Registry: And whereas the title to the said parcels of land was issued subject to the restrictions contained in and imposed by Part 12 of the Native Land Act 1909, and Part 13 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas, because of such restrictions, the finances of the company are hampered, and as a consequence the extensive building operations of the company will be prejudiced, and it appears expedient to remove such restrictions: Be it therefore enacted that the certificate of title to the said parcels of land to be issued to the said company pursuant to transfer from the said Mary Branson be issued by the District Land Registrar freed and clear from any of the restrictions contained in and imposed by Part 12 of the Native Land Act 1909, and Part 13 of the Land Act 1908; and that it shall not have written thereon the memorandum mentioned in section 346 of the Land Act 1908; and that the said District Land Registrar shall register the transfer to the said company without requiring the statutory declaration mentioned in section 342 of the Land Act 1908.

36 Authorizing exchange of certain lands, Omahaki Block, Hawke's Bay Land District, for other lands
  • Whereas it is expedient for the subdivision and settlement of Crown lands, known as the Omahaki Block, Hawke's Bay Land District, to acquire the areas of land described in subsection (3) hereof in exchange for the Crown land described in subsection (2) hereof, and to authorize the payment of a sum of money by way of equality of exchange out of the Maori Land Settlement Account: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in section 142 of the Land Act 1908, the Governor may grant the land described in subsection (2) hereof in exchange for the areas of land described in subsection (3) hereof, and may pay out of the Maori Land Settlement Account any sum by way of equality of exchange. All proceeds derived from the sale or other disposition of the land acquired by the Crown in pursuance of this section shall be paid into the Maori Land Settlement Account.

    (2) The Crown land to be given in exchange is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 214 acres 2 roods, more or less, being Lot 1, undeposited plan No 3316 (part Omahaki Block), Block XIV, Kuripapanga Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by land on deposited plan No 2857 for 7908.2 links; towards the south-east by Lot 2, deposited plan No 648, for 2650.2 and 2863.5 links, and by a stream; and towards the west generally by Omahaki Block for 9075.4 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 11/1761, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

    (3) The land to be acquired by the Crown in exchange is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 128 acres, being Lot 2, undeposited plan No 3316 (Otamauri Block), Block XIV, Kuripapanga, and Blocks III and IV, Ngaruroro Survey Districts: bounded towards the east generally by Lot 2, deposited plan No 648, for 13334.2 links; by Lots 3 and 5, undeposited plan No 3316, for 6054.6 and 1902.1 links respectively; and by a road for 847.5 links; and towards the west generally by centre-line of stream and by Omahaki Block for 1697.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    Also all that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 84 acres 2 roods, more or less, being Lot 3, undeposited plan No 3316 (Otamauri Block), Blocks III and IV, Ngaruroro Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by Lot 2, deposited plan No 648, for 3280.8 links; towards the south generally by a road for 1272.9 links; and by Lot 5, undeposited plan No 3316, for 4802.4 links; and towards the north-west by Lot 2, undeposited plan No 3316, for 6054.6 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    Also all that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 70 acres 1 rood, more or less, being Lot 5, undeposited plan No 3316 (Otamauri Block), Blocks III and IV, Ngaruroro Survey District: bounded towards the north generally by Lot 3, undeposited plan No 3316, for 4802.4 links; towards the south-east by a road, for 5053.1 links; and towards the east by Lot 2, undeposited plan No 3316, for 1902.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    Also all that area in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing by admeasurement 312 acres, being Lot 4, undeposited plan No 3316 (Otamauri Block), Block III, IV, VII, and VIII, Ngaruroro Survey District: bounded towards the north by road abuttal for 350 links; towards the east generally by Lot 2, deposited plan No 648, for 27382 links; and by Lot 1, deposited plan No 2645, for 8971.7 links; towards the south-west by Ngaruroro River; and towards the west generally by the centre-line of the Omahaki Stream: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    As the same are delineated on the plan marked L and S 11/1761, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

    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).

37 Vesting certain hospital reserve in Waipawa Hospital and Charitable Aid Board
  • Whereas by deeds dated 2 July and 17 July 1878, and registered in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds at Napier as No 12320, Volume 16D, folio 643, and number 13145, Volume 16D, folio 917, respectively, an area of land containing 4 acres 3 roods 24 perches, and being portion of the block numbered 16 on the Government plan of the Waipukurau District, was conveyed to Her late Majesty the Queen for the purposes of a hospital reserve: And whereas it is desirable that the said reserve should be vested in the Waipawa Hospital and Charitable Aid Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The portion of the block numbered 16 on the Government plan of the Waipukurau District, containing 4 acres 3 roods 24 perches, and hereinbefore referred to, is hereby vested in the Waipawa Hospital and Charitable Aid Board for an estate in fee-simple in trust for hospital purposes.

38 Modifying agreements in Schedule to Port Ahuriri-Westshore Road and Railway Act 1914
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Port Ahuriri-Westshore Road and Railway Act 1914, or in any agreement set forth in the Schedule to that Act, or in any plan or specification referred to in any such agreement, the embankment and approaches referred to in Agreement No 1 set forth in the said Schedule may be constructed by the Napier Harbour Board on the site and in the manner indicated on the plans, conditions, and specifications marked PWD 37924A, and such last-mentioned plans and specifications shall be deemed substituted for the plans and specifications referred to in the said Agreement No 1.

    (2) Any additional cost incurred arising out of this modification of the said agreement, including the cost of land required for and the cost of the construction of the line between the points A-B and C-D as shown on the said plan, and including also the cost of lengthening the road-bridge over the Tutaekuri River on the Napier-Taradale Road to such extent as may be required to allow the full waterway required for the diversion of the said river as also shown on the said plan (such latter work to be done to the satisfaction of the local authority having control of the said road), shall be borne exclusively by the Napier Harbour Board.

    (3) On completion of the railway-line hereinbefore mentioned any land now occupied by the railway between the said points A and C which will not then be required shall be vested by the Governor in the Board for an estate in fee-simple.

    (4) [Repealed]

    (5) The Agreement No 2 referred to in the said Act shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the works to be erected and constructed on the site agreed on pursuant to subsection (1) hereof as if they were erected and constructed on the site originally intended as set out in the said agreement.

    (6) The Hawke's Bay County Council, without taking the steps described in section 119 of the Public Works Act 1908, and without any other authority than this Act, shall be entitled to claim contribution towards the sum to be paid by the said Hawke's Bay County Council in respect of the cost of the works mentioned in the said Agreement No 2, and the maintenance of the surface of the road and footway mentioned in clause 4 of the said Agreement No 2, from such other local authorities other than the Napier Harbour Board, and in such proportions as such other local authorities are found in accordance with the next succeeding subsection to benefit by the execution of the said work.

    (7) 

    • (a) The Minister of Public Works shall, on the application of the Hawke's Bay County Council, appoint some fit person or persons to inquire into and report to him what local authorities (if any) other than the said Hawke's Bay County Council will benefit by the construction of the works mentioned in the said Agreement No 2, and in what proportions and to what extent such other local authorities should contribute to the amount to be paid by the Hawke's Bay County Council in consideration of the execution of the said works and the maintenance charges mentioned in the last preceding subsection.

    • (c) On receipt of the report of the Commission so appointed the Minister shall, by notice in the Gazette, declare what local authorities (other than the Napier Harbour Board) shall contribute to the amount to be paid by the Hawke's Bay County Council in respect of the said works, and the extent and proportion in which such amount and the aforesaid maintenance charges shall be borne by those local authorities in accordance with such report.

    (8) At any time after the completion of the said work the Hawke's Bay County Council may demand the amount of the contribution declared to be payable by each local authority, and if any such local authority does not, within one month from the date of such demand, satisfy the same, the Hawke's Bay County Council may recover the amount, or as much thereof as may be found to be payable, in any Court of competent jurisdiction, but the proportion to be paid as stated in the Gazette in pursuance of subsection (7) hereof shall be conclusive and binding on such Court.

    (9) For the purpose of providing the amount necessary to enable the Hawke's Bay County Council or any local authority to provide its contribution or to comply with any demand made under the last preceding subsection, such local authority may, by special order, raise a loan for the said amount for the whole or any specified part of its district in terms of section 16 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, without taking any poll of the ratepayers thereon, and for that purpose and for the purpose of paying the interest on such loan and repaying the principal thereon such local authority shall have and may exercise all the powers of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, and all the provisions of that Act, where not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to such loan.

    (10) The Minister is empowered to make any further agreements with the Napier Harbour Board and the Hawke's Bay County Council which may be rendered necessary by modifications or variations in the works which may be required as their construction proceeds.

    (11) Subsection (2) of section four of the Port Ahuriri-Westshore Road and Railway Act 1914, is hereby repealed.

    Subsection (4) was repealed, as from 31 October 1917, by section 45(5) Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26).

39 Adding certain lands to Egmont National Park
  • [Repealed]

    Section 39 was repealed, as from 1 October 1925, by section 30(2) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1925 (1925 No 46).

40 Reserving Section 14, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, Taranaki Land District, as a primary education endowment
  • Whereas Section 1, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, Taranaki Land District, is an endowment for primary education: And whereas by a Proclamation published in the Gazette of 4 February 1915, a part of the said section was taken for the purposes of a road, and part of the Okara Road, containing 3 acres 3 roods 20 perches, and now known as Section 14, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, was closed under section 11 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas it is desirable that the said Section 14, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, should be set apart as an endowment for primary education in lieu of the area taken out of the endowment: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Section 14, Block XI, Mahoe Survey District, containing 3 acres 3 roods 20 perches, is hereby reserved as an endowment for primary education, and the District Land Registrar of the Taranaki Land Registration District is hereby authorized to issue a certificate of title for the said land to His Majesty the King in trust as an endowment for primary education.

41 Setting apart certain lands for purposes of workers' dwellings
  • Whereas Allotment 9 of Section 37, Town of Hawera, Taranaki Land District, containing 5 acres 3 roods 35 and three-tenths perches, was, pursuant to section 25 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1912, reserved as a site for Post and Telegraph purposes: And whereas the whole of the said land is not required for the purpose for which it was reserved, and it is desired to utilize portion of such land for the purposes of the Workers' Dwellings Act 1910: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Governor may, by Order in Council, cancel the reservation for Post and Telegraph purposes of any portion of Allotment 9 of Section 37, Town of Hawera, and may, by the same or a subsequent Order in Council, set apart the said land for the purposes of the Workers' Dwellings Act 1910 [Repealed].

42 Authorizing the sale of certain land in the Taranaki Land District to the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited)
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described is part of an education reserve, held by Ellen Hoby under memorandum of lease: And whereas the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) has acquired from the lessee the right to purchase her leasehold interest in the said land, and has applied to purchase the fee-simple of the said land as a site for freezing-works, and it is desirable to grant the said application: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation over the land hereinafter described is hereby cancelled, and the Land Board of the Taranaki Land District is hereby authorized to sell the said land to the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) for an estate in fee-simple, subject to the aforesaid memorandum of lease, at such price and on such terms and conditions as the Board thinks fit:

    Provided that the price of the said land shall not be less than the value to be ascertained and determined for the purpose by the Valuer-General.

    (2) The proceeds of such sale shall, after deduction of the costs and expenses incidental thereto, be invested by the Minister of Lands in the purchase of other land, to be held for the same purpose and on the same trusts as the land sold was held.

    (3) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement 17 acres 2 roods 25 perches, more or less, being Sections 142 and 143 on the public map of the Hua District, in Block VI, Paritutu Survey District.

43 Authorizing the closing of portion of Kohuratahi Road, Taranaki Land District
  • Whereas the road hereinafter referred to is in excess of one chain in width, and it is desirable to close a portion thereof, and to dispose of the said closed portion under the provisions of the Land Act 1908: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The hereinafter-described portion of the Kohuratahi Road, in Block XVI, Pouatu Survey District, in the Taranaki Land District, is hereby closed, and the land comprised therein is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The portion of the road hereby closed is particularly described as follows:

    All that area in Block XVI, Pouatu Survey District, in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement 2 acres and 15 perches, more or less: bounded on the north by Section 1, Block XVI aforesaid, 289.5 links; towards the east and south generally by the Kohuratahi Road, 1122.6 links; and towards the west by river-bank road along the Tangarakau River, 822.5 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 16/200, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured pink.

44 Cancellation of Proclamation taking certain land in the Taranaki Land District for the purposes of a quarry
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described was by Proclamation published in the New Zealand Gazette of 5 November 1914, taken under the Public Works Act 1908, with other lands for the purpose of a quarry and vested in the Corporation of the County of Waitomo: And whereas such land is a Maori burial-ground, and it is advsaible to revoke the Proclamation in so far as it refers to the said land: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) So much of the said Proclamation as refers to the land hereinafter described is hereby revoked, and the said land shall revest in the Maori owners, and be held by the Maori owners for the same estate and purpose and in the same manner as if the said Proclamation had not been made.

    (2) Any registration of that Proclamation in respect of the said land shall be cancelled, and shall be deemed to have been of no effect as from the date of the making thereof.

    (3) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that piece of land, containing 2 acres, being Aorangi B No 4 Block, situated in Block X, Totoro Survey District, in the Taranaki Land District; as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked PWD 36580 and thereon bordered pink, such plan being deposited in the office of the Minister of Public Works, at Wellington, in the Wellington Provincial District.

    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).

45 Closing portion of a road in Mahoe Survey District, Taranaki Land District
  • Whereas the road hereinafter referred to is in excess of one chain in width, and it is desirable to close a portion of the same, and to dispose of the said closed portion under the Land Act 1908: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The hereinafter-described portion of the Whangamomona Road in Block I, Mahoe Survey District, in the Taranaki Land District, is hereby closed, and the land comprised therein is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The portion of the road hereby closed is particularly described as follows:

    All that area in Block I, Mahoe Survey District, in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 2 roods 20 perches, more or less: starting from a point marked VIII, distant 933.1 links, on a bearing of 267° 41′, from the boundary-peg between Sections 166A, Block I, Mahoe Survey District, and Section 1, Block II, Mahoe Survey District: and bounded on the north-east and south-east generally by a road reservation one chain wide along the Whangamomona Stream; and on the west by the Whangamomona Road, 860.7 links, to the starting-point: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 23/423, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

46 Conferring certain powers on Waitara Harbour Board, and validating certain leases issued by the said Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 46 was repealed, as from 1 April 1941, by section 13 Waitara Harbour Act 1940 (1940 No 6(L)).

47 Authorizing increase in rate of interest payable by Opunake Harbour Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 47 was repealed, as from 1 October 1938, by section 15 Opunake Harbour Act 1938 (1938 No 9(L)).

48 Authorizing completion of transfer of certain lands in Hawtrey Settlement, Wellington Land District
  • Whereas the Wellington Land Board on 27 March 1913, approved an application for the transfer from George Gould MacQuarrie to Evelyn Annie Monk of a renewable lease (Volume 20A, folio 123, Wellington Registry) over Section 10, Block I, Hawtrey Settlement, Block XI, Belmont Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing 1 rood 7 perches: And whereas the said transfer cannot be completed owing to the absence of the said George Gould MacQuarrie, whose present whereabouts is unknown: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Commissioner of Crown Lands for the Wellington Land District is hereby authorized to execute the said transfer on behalf of the said George Gould MacQuarrie, and the District Land Registrar for the Wellington Land Registration District is hereby empowered to accept and register the said transfer.

49 Cancellation of reservation over Section 35, Block II, Makuri Survey District, Wellington Land District
  • Whereas Section 35, Block II, Makuri Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing 7 acres, more or less, was by warrant published in the Gazette of 3 November 1898, permanently set apart for the purposes of a road reserve and the use of roadmen: And whereas the said land is no longer required for the purposes for which it was so set apart: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation over Section 35, Block II, Makuri Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, is hereby cancelled, and the said section is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

50 Validation of payment by Eastbourne Borough Council towards purchase of certain land at Day's Bay, Wellington Land District
  • The payment by the Eastbourne Borough Council to the Wellington City Council of the sum of $500 as a contribution towards the purchase by the said Wellington City Council from the Wellington Steam Ferry Company (Limited) of all that land described in a deed of agreement of sale and purchase of land at Day's Bay, registered No 112904, in the Deeds Register Office, at Wellington, dated 31 March 1914, made between the Wellington Steam Ferry Company (Limited) of the one part and the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington of the other part, is hereby validated and declared to have been lawfully made.

    The expression five hundred dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression two hundred and fifty pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

51 Cancellation of reservation over Section 62, Scarborough Town, Wellington Land District
  • Whereas Section 62, Scarborough Town, in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 acres 3 roods, more or less, was permanently reserved for river-conservation purposes by warrant published in the Gazette of 20 December 1898: And whereas the said land is no longer required for river-conservation purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation for river-conservation purposes of the said Section 62, Scarborough Town, is hereby cancelled, and the said section is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

52 Cancellation of reservation over Sections 224 and 225, Township of Alfredton, Wellington Land District
  • The reservation for the purposes of approaches to a ford and ferry over Sections 224 and 225, Township of Alfredton, in the Wellington Land District, containing 1 acre and 28 perches and 1 acre and 35 perches respectively, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

53 Authorizing the lease of certain lands in the Wellington Land District to the Wellington Racing Club
  • (1) The Governor is hereby authorized and empowered to lease to the Wellington Racing Club the land hereinafter described, at such rental and on such terms and conditions as he deems fit:

    Provided that the lease shall not be for a longer period than 21 years, but may be renewed for a further period not exceeding 21 years.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 44 acres 2 roods 19 perches, more or less, being parts of Sections 98A, 98B, and 102A, in Block I, Rimutaka Survey District: bounded towards the north generally by other parts of the said sections, 431, 599.55, 2417, and 922.6 links; towards the south-east by Sections 274 and 207, 2308 links; and towards the south-west by Sections 103 and 99, Block I aforesaid, 3079.7 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/136, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

54 Authorizing the revesting of certain land in Palmerston North Borough
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described was, pursuant to section 23 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907, vested in His Majesty as an endowment for the establishment and maintenance of a dairy school and dairy experimental station in the Borough of Palmerston North: And whereas the said section provided that unless within two years of the passing of the said Act such school and station had been established by the Crown within the said borough the land referred to was to be granted by the Crown to the Corporation of the said borough for an estate in fee-simple, to be held on the same trusts or for the same purposes as if the said Act had not been passed: And whereas such school or station has not been established as aforesaid: And whereas it is desired to revest the land referred to in the said Corporation: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The land hereinafter described shall as from the passing of this Act be deemed to be revested in the Corporation of the Borough of Palmerston North, subject to the trusts and for the purposes set forth in certificate of title, Volume 14, folio 9, Wellington Land Registry.

    (2) The Palmerston North Dairying School Act 1906, and section 23 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1907, are hereby repealed.

    (3) The land to which this section relates is particularly described as follows:

    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 and two-fifth perches: bounded as follows—starting at the extreme south-western corner of Park Road; thence along the south-eastern boundary of Park Road for 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, bearing 229° 58′ 30″ 939.2 links, bearing 214° 16′ 45″ 725.7 links, bearing 201° 3′ 8″ and 1115.5 links, bearing 213° 2′ 40″ thence by a line bearing 329° 44′ 8″ a distance of 562.1 links; and by a line bearing 329° 46′ 30″ 1920.8 links, to the starting-point.

55 Authorizing the exchange between the Crown and the Levin Borough Council of certain land in the Town of Levin
  • Whereas Section 2, Block XVIII, of the Town of Levin, containing 2 roods 37 perches, is reserved as an endowment for primary education: And whereas it is desirable that the said section should be exchanged for Section 13, Block XIV; Section 7, Block XIII; and Section 11, Block XVII, of the Town of Levin, which are vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Levin in trust for municipal purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Levin Borough Council is hereby authorized to transfer Section 13, Block XIV; Section 7, Block XIII; and Section 11, Block XVII, Town of Levin, to the Crown as an endowment for primary education; and upon such transfer being completed the Governor shall, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title over Section 2, Block XVIII, of the said town, to the Corporation of the Borough of Levin in trust for municipal purposes.

56 Vesting certain land in Wanganui Harbour Board for harbour-improvement purposes
  • (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby vested in the Wanganui Harbour Board in trust, without power of sale, for the purposes of harbour-improvement at the Port of Wanganui, and the said lands are hereby declared to be free from all former reservations and trusts (if any).

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing 5 acres 1 rood 24 perches, more or less, being parts of Sections 102 and 103, and part of a closed road in the Town of Castlecliff: bounded towards the north-east by Heads Road, 365.9, 723.2, and 234.2 links, and Ballance Street, 179.8 links; towards the east by Woon Street, 335.8 links; towards the south generally by Wharf Street, 336.1, 384, 507.6, and 216.4 links; towards the west by Tod Street, 446.1 links; and towards the north-west by Cross Street, 46.8 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 13/1367, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

57 Authorizing the Kaitieke County Council to levy general rates over certain lands
  • Whereas by Proclamations issued on 17 September 1914, 11 May, 5 June, and 15 June 1915, the lands enumerated therein were declared to be subject to the provisions of section 127 of the Land Act 1908, and to be exempt from payment of rent and general rates for the periods stated in the said Proclamations: And whereas the Kaitieke County Council is embarrassed financially through the lands enumerated in the Proclamations being exempted from payment of general rates: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Proclamations of 17 September 1914, 11 May, 5 June, and 15 June 1915, are hereby revoked in so far as they relate to the payment of general rates, and the Kaitieke County Council is hereby authorized and empowered to collect general rates from the lands enumerated in the Proclamations in the same manner as if the said Proclamations had not been issued.

58 Authorizing the taking as for a public work of certain lands in the City of Wellington
  • Whereas it is desirable to take the whole or part of Town Acres 710, 711, and 712, City of Wellington, for the purpose of depositing spoil from the Mount Cook Reserve and for other purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Governor is hereby empowered to take under the Public Works Act 1908, as for a public work within the meaning of that Act, the whole or any part of Town Acres 710, 711, and 712, City of Wellington.

59 Cancellation of reservation over certain land in Block IV, Lewis Survey District, Nelson Land District
  • (1) The reservation for purposes of public utility over the land hereinafter described is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The land over which the reservation is hereby cancelled is particularly described as follows:

    All that area in Block IV of the Lewis Survey District, in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 257 acres 2 roods, more or less, and being part of Section 2 of Square 182, situated at the junction of the Maruia and Alfred Rivers, and bounded respectively towards the south-west and north-west generally by a road 1 chain wide along the right bank of the former river and the left bank of the latter river; towards the north-east by a line being part of the north-east boundary of the before-mentioned Section 2; again towards the north-east and towards the south-east by other part of the said section: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 1911/723, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered green.

60 Including in the Reefton Domain certain Land reserved for recreation purposes
  • Whereas pursuant to the Reefton Recreation Reserve Act 1909, the land hereinafter described was vested in the Corporation of the County of Inangahua as a public reserve for recreation purposes: And whereas the Inangahua County Council is desirous of having the said reserve placed under the control of the Reefton Domain Board, and the said Domain Board is willing to accept control thereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) On the passing of this Act the land hereinafter referred to shall be deemed to be vested in His Majesty the King, and to be included in and to form part of the Reefton Domain.

    (2) The Reefton Recreation Reserve Act 1909, is hereby repealed.

    (3) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 acres 2 roods 25 and eight-tenths perches, more or less, and being part of Section 1338 of the Town of Reefton: bounded towards the north partly by a public road (being part of the land formerly known as The Strand), and partly by the drill-shed reserve, being Section 1344 of the Town of Reefton, 2230.6 links; and towards the east, south-east, and south-west by public roads, 50 links, 918.1 links, and 1400.7 links respectively: excepting from the land included within the above-described boundaries the drill-shed reserve known as Lot 1 of the before-mentioned Section 1338: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

61 Cancellation of reservation over Section 9, Square 171, Block II, Rotoroa Survey District, Nelson Land District
  • The reservation for public-utility purposes over Section 9 of Square 171, in Block II, Rotoroa Survey District, Nelson Land District, containing 400 acres, more or less, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

62 Increasing borrowing-powers of Motueka Harbour Board
  • Section nine of the Motueka Harbour Board Act 1905, is hereby amended by omitting the words $40,000, and substituting the words $44,000.

    The expressions forty thousand dollars, and forty four thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions twenty thousand pounds, and twenty-two thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

63 Authorizing loan to Kairuru Marble Company (Limited) for construction of tramway and wharf at Sandy Bay, Nelson District
  • For the purposes of building a tramway and wharf for obtaining and carrying away marble at Sandy Bay, in the Provincial District of Nelson, the Minister of Public Works is hereby authorized to pay out of the Public Works Fund by way of loan to the Kairuru Marble Company (Limited), upon such security and upon and subject to such terms and conditions as he thinks fit, any sum or sums of money not exceeding $14,000.

    The expression fourteen thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression seven thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

64 Authorizing valuation of certain lands in Marlborough Land District comprised in perpetual leases under the Land Act 1885
  • Whereas certain perpetual leases of the lands hereinafter referred to, in the Marlborough Land District, were granted under the Land Act 1885: And whereas by section 151 of the said Act it is provided, in respect of every such perpetual lease, that, not sooner than 3 years and 6 months and not later than three years before the end of the term for which the lease is granted, a valuation shall be made by arbitration of the then value of the fee-simple of the lands then included in the lease, and also a valuation of all substantial improvements of a permanent character made by the lessee during the term and then in existence on the land then comprised in the lease: And whereas, in respect of the leases hereinafter referred to, such valuations have not been made within the prescribed time, and it is desired to authorize valuations to be made: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) As soon as practicable after the passing of this Act valuations shall be made of the lands comprised in the perpetual leases hereinafter referred to and of the substantial improvements of a permanent character made by the lessees as aforesaid; and, with respect to such valuations and the proceedings subsequent thereto, the provisions of sections 151 to 155 of the Land Act 1885, shall apply as if the said valuations had been duly made within the prescribed period.

    (2) The leases to which this section relates are perpetual leases under the Land Act 1885, of lands within the Wakamarina Valley and Kaikoura Suburban Village Homestead Special Settlements, issued respectively to Elizabeth Houghton Young, David Young, Edmund Hill Stratford, Elizabeth Houghton Young, Maud Flower, William McLeod, and William Arthur Smith, over sections respectively numbered 28, 14, 15, 27, and 30 of Block X, Wakamarina Survey District, and Sections 344 and 345 of Kaikoura Suburban, in Block VIII, Mount Fyffe Survey District, in the Marlborough Land District.

65 Authorizing sale of land by Awatere County Council to Crown for the purposes of Wither Settlement
  • Whereas for the purpose of providing better access to, and improving the boundaries of, certain sections on the Wither Settlement, Marlborough Land District, it is desired to acquire an area of 21 acres from the Awatere County Council and to close certain roads along the banks of the Taylor River and Maxwell Creek: And whereas the said County Council has no authority to sell such land: Be it therefore enacted as follows—

    (1) The Awatere County Council is hereby authorized and empowered to sell, and the Minister of Lands is hereby authorized to purchase, the lands described in subsection (4) hereof, and all moneys payable in connection with the purchase of the said land shall be payable out of the Land for Settlements Account.

    (2) Notwithstanding anything in section 130 of the Public Works Act 1908, the Governor may, by Proclamation, declare the roads described in subsection (5) hereof to be closed, and on the issue of such Proclamation the lands shall be deemed to be settlement lands available for disposal under the Land for Settlements Act 1908.

    (3) The Land Board of the Marlborough Land District is hereby authorized to lease the lands referred to in subsections (4) and (5) hereof to the lessees of the adjoining sections in the Wither Settlement, at such rent as may be recommended by the Board and approved by the Minister of Lands.

    (4) The lands referred to in subsection (1) hereof are particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 14 acres, more or less, being parts of Sections 38 and 39, Block I, Omaka, situated in Block XIII, Taylor Pass Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by the Taylor River; towards the south-west by the Taylor Pass Road for 270 links, 1324.8 links, 493.9 links, 1118.1 links, 238.4 links, 378.7 links, 1515.4 links, and 100 links; and towards the west by the Branch River.

    Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 7 acres, more or less, being part of Section 37, Block I, Omaka, situated in Block XIII, Taylor Pass Survey District: bounded towards the north by a one-chain reserve along the Taylor River; towards the north-east by remaining portion of Section 37, Block I, Omaka, 701.9 links and 164.3 links; and towards the south by the Taylor Pass Road, 251.2 links, 1073.9 links, 968.5 links, and 351.1 links.

    As the same are more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 21/4, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged pink.

    (5) The roads which may be closed under the authority of this section are particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 30 acres, more or less, situated in Blocks VIII and IX, Taylor Pass Survey District, being a road reserve one chain wide on the right banks of the Taylor River and Maxwell Creek fronting Sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 of Square 39.

    Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 7 acres 3 roods, more or less, situated in Block XIII, Taylor Pass Survey District, being a road reserve one chain wide on the left bank of the Taylor River fronting Section 37 of Block I, commencing at the Taylor Pass Road near the north-west corner of Section 37 of Block I, and running westerly and southerly for a distance of about 75 chains to its intersection again with the Taylor Pass Road.

    As the same are more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 21/4, and deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged green.

66 Altering boundaries of timber reserve in the Marlborough Land District
  • Whereas by warrant published in the Gazette of 28 July 1881, an area of land containing 11,500 acres, more or less, and situated between the source of the Rai River and streams running into Tennyson Inlet, was permanently reserved for the growth and preservation of timber: And whereas certain portions of the said reserve have subsequently been included in sections of land sold or leased by the Crown: And whereas it is expedient that the boundaries of the said reserve should be amended, and such portions that have been sold or leased by the Crown excluded therefrom: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation over the area of 11 500 acres hereinbefore referred to is hereby cancelled, and in lieu thereof the land hereinafter described is set apart as a reserve for the growth and preservation of timber.

    (2) All dispositions heretofore made by the Crown of portions of the said reserve are hereby validated as from the date thereof.

    (3) The land set apart as a reserve for the growth and preservation of timber is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 11 100 acres, more or less, situated in Blocks I, II, V, VI, Tennyson Survey District, and Blocks III, IV, and VII, Wakamarina Survey District—commencing at Sub-trig X, in Block VI, Tennyson Survey District, and bounded towards the north-east by Crown lands, 23056 links, to a point on the northern boundary of Small Grazing-run 37, distant 4000 links from the north-west corner of that run; thence generally towards the east by Small Grazing-run 37, Small Grazing-run 31, Sections 2 and 4, Block IV, and Section 4, Block VIII, Wakamarina Survey District, for distances of 4000 links, 8900 links, 9676.8 links, 4728.4 links, 5339.8 links, 9592.4 links, 7369.1 links, 6755.2 links, 10024.6 links, and 6115.9 links, to the northernmost corner of Section 1, Block VII, Wakamarina Survey District; thence towards the south-east by Sections 1 and 3, Block VII aforesaid, 6921 links and 10783.6 links; thence towards the south-west by Section 4, Block VII aforesaid, 1637.1 links; thence towards the west by State forest to a point on the Opouri Range 900 links north-east of Mount Rutland for a distance of 8100 links; thence towards the south by State forest along the Opouri Range to the southernmost corner of Section 1, Block III, Wakamarina Survey District; thence towards the west by Sections 1 and 3, Block III aforesaid, 8558 links, 1710.9 links, 3669.6 links, and 3365.8 links; thence generally towards the west and south by State forest boundary, being lines approximately one mile distant from the summit of the Opouri Range, for distances of 4000 links, 5050 links, 7350 links, 6305 links, 6625 links, 7090 links, 2375 links, and 10000 links, to a point on the boundary of the reserve for the growth and preservation of timber 9000 links due south of Editor Hill; thence towards the north-west by that boundary, being lines one mile distant from the main Nelson-Marlborough Range, to a point on a straight line from McLaren's Peak to Sub-trig X aforesaid; thence towards the north by Crown lands, 3300 links, to Sub-trig X, the point of commencement: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/1198, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

67 Cancellation of reservation for accommodation of travellers over certain lands in Marlborough Land District
  • (1) The reservation for the accommodation of travellers over the land described in subsection (2) hereof is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 8 acres 2 roods, more or less, being part of Section 65, Upper Pelorus Valley, situated in Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District: bounded towards the north by part of Section 66, Block IX aforesaid, 1323.8 links; towards the east by Section 64, Block IX aforesaid, 1051.2 links; and towards the south-west by a one-chain road, 1727.7 links, to the point of commencement: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S VI/I (96B), deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

68 Cancellation of reservation over part Section 66, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District, Marlborough Land District
  • Whereas Section 66, Upper Pelorus Valley District, now known as Section 66, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District, in the Marlborough Land District, containing 68 acres 2 roods, was reserved by notice in the Marlborough Provincial Gazette of 11 August 1865, as a site for a town or village: And whereas portion of the area was taken for scenic purposes by Proclamation published in the Gazette of 17 October 1912: And whereas the balance of the said area is not now required for the purpose for which it was reserved: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation as a site for a town or village over part Section 66, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District, as hereinafter described, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Marlborough Land District, containing by admeasurement 57 acres 2 roods, more or less, being part of Section 66, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District: bounded towards the north by Section 68, Block IX, Wakamarina Survey District, 3214.5 links; towards the east by Section 63, Block IX aforesaid, 1290.4 links; towards the south by Sections 64 and part 65, Block IX aforesaid, 3532.8 links; and towards the west by a one-chain road, 2071.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S VI/1/96A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

69 Authorizing sale of trees from State nurseries
  • [Repealed]

    Section 69 was repealed, as from 1 April 1922, by section 65(1) Forests Act 1921-22 (1921-22 No 43).

70 Cancellation of reservation over Section 23, Block XIV, Clifford Bay Survey District, Marlborough Land District
  • The reservation as a site for an accommodation-house over Section 23, Block XIV, Clifford Bay Survey District, in the Marlborough Land District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

71 Authorizing sale of certain lands in the Wither Settlement to the Blenheim Borough Council without competition
  • Whereas the Blenheim Borough Council desires to acquire the fee-simple of Section 8, Wither Settlement, in the Marlborough Land District, containing 397 acres, and also of a strip of land, 100 links wide, between Sections 16 and 17 of the said settlement, being the extension of Howick Road, and containing 1 acre 1 rood 30 perches: And whereas there is no authority to sell the said land without competition to the said Borough Council: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Land Board of the Marlborough Land District is hereby authorized to sell the lands hereinbefore referred to to the Blenheim Borough Council for the sum of $6,840.

    (2) The said Council is hereby authorized to purchase the lands hereinbefore referred to, and for that purpose to raise a special loan under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, after taking a poll of the ratepayers.

    (3) Any title acquired under this section shall not be subject to the restrictions imposed by Part 13 of the Land Act 1908, or section sixty of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912 [Repealed].

    The expression six thousand eight hundred and forty dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression three thousand four hundred and twenty pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

72 Cancellation of reservation over certain reserves in Rangiora County, Canterbury Land District
  • Whereas Reserve 1886, Block VI; Reserve 629, Block VII; Reserve 1240, Block VIII; and Reserve 1078, Block VIII, Mairaki Survey District, in the Canterbury Land District, were by notifications published in the Canterbury Provincial Gazette of 20 May 1875, 2 December 1865, 5 January 1871, and 8 November 1869, respectively, reserved for gravel-pits, and are now vested in the Corporation of the Rangiora County: And whereas such reserves are not suitable for the purpose for which they were set apart, and it is desired to authorize the sale of the same and the purchase of other lands in lieu thereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation over the lands hereinbefore referred to and the vesting of the same in the Corporation of the Rangiora County are hereby cancelled, and the Land Board of the Canterbury Land District is hereby authorized, with the approval of the Governor, to offer the said lands for sale by public auction under the provisions of the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The net proceeds accruing from such sales shall be expended in the purchase of other lands suitable for the purposes of gravel-pits, and any lands so purchased shall as from the date of the acquisition thereof be deemed to be vested in the Corporation of the Rangiora County for gravel-pit purposes.

    (3) All purchases of land under the authority of this section shall be made only with the consent of the Rangiora County Council.

    (4) All expenses incurred in connection with the purchase of land under this section shall be payable out of the proceeds of the sales of the reserves hereinbefore referred to.

73 Closing certain roads in Halswell Survey District, Canterbury Land District
  • Whereas Richard May Downes Morten, of Ahuriri, sheep-farmer, conveyed to His Majesty the King parts of Rural Sections 1182, 1183, 33950, and 33951, situated in Block VII, Halswell Survey District, Canterbury Land District, containing 26 acres 3 roods 28 perches (being all the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 290, folio 270), for the purpose of a scenic reserve, and the said land has been duly declared to be a scenic reserve by a notice published in the Gazette of 27 August 1914: And whereas it is desired to close certain unused roads, and to grant portion of the land comprised therein to the said Richard May Downes Morten in exchange for the land hereinbefore mentioned, and to include other portions of the said closed roads in the Ahuriri Bush Scenic Reserve: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The roads described in subsection (3) hereof are hereby closed, and the Governor is hereby empowered to grant the same in fee-simple to the said Richard May Downes Morten. The title to the said lands shall not be subject to the restrictions imposed by Part 13 of the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The road described in subsection (4) hereof is hereby closed, and from the passing of this Act shall be deemed to be included in and to form part of Reserve 3948, being part of the Ahuriri Bush Scenic Reserve.

    (3) The roads closed under the authority of subsection (1) hereof are more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 2 acres 1 rood 30 perches, more or less, being Section 36787, in Block VII, Halswell Survey District, extending from the north-western boundary of Section 1182 to the north-western boundary of Reserve 3948.

    Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 5 acres 2 roods 20 perches, more or less, being Section 36788, in Block VII, Halswell Survey District, lying between Sections 33950 and 33951.

    Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 10 acres 3 roods 20 perches, more or less, in Blocks VII and XI, Halswell Survey District, being Section 36789, and bounding Sections 22896 and 1256, intersecting Section 1865, and bounding Sections 1390, 1093, and 22567.

    As the said areas are delineated and coloured red on plan marked L and S 741, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

    (4) The road closed under the authority of subsection (2) hereof is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 3 roods 30 perches, more or less, being a strip of land in Block VII, Halswell Survey District, intersecting Reserve 3948: as the same is delineated and coloured blue on plan marked L and S 741, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

74 Declaring lawful the burial in Roman Catholic Cathedral at Christchurch of body of late Bishop Grimes
  • The burial within the Roman Catholic Cathedral, at Christchurch, of the body of the late Right Reverend John Joseph Grimes, DD, Roman Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, is hereby declared to have been lawfully made.

75 Authorizing exchange between Crown and Paparua County of certain lands in Canterbury Land District
  • Whereas Reserve 2531, situated in Block XII, Rolleston Survey District, and Block IX, Christchurch Survey District, Canterbury Land District, containing 10 acres, more or less, is vested in the Corporation of the Paparua County in trust for a gravel-pit: And whereas the said reserve is surrounded by land which is being utilized for prison purposes, and it is desirable that the said reserve should be exchanged for other land: And whereas the Paparua County Council has, by resolution, consented to the said reserve being exchanged for the land hereinafter described: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor may, by Order in Council,—

    • (a) cancel the reservation of Reserve 2531 for a gravel-pit, and declare the same to be a reserve for prison purposes, and on and after the date of the said Order in Council the said land shall vest in the Crown for the purpose mentioned:

    • (b) cancel the reservation for rifle-range purposes over the land hereinafter described, and vest the same in the Corporation of the Paparua County, in trust for a gravel-pit.

    (2) The land to be vested in the Paparua County Council is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 10 acres, more or less, and being Reserve 3962 (formerly part of Reserve 702), situated in Block IX, Christchurch Survey District, and bounded as follows: on the north-west by a road, 1560.8 links; on the south-east generally by Section 8005, 157 links, and by the Templeton Domain, 23.2 links, 135 links, and 1932.7 links; and on the south-west by a road and Reserve 702, 1413.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S VI/1/6A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

76 Authorizing issue of lease over portion of Glenmark Settlement to North Canterbury Sheep-farmers' Co-operative Freezing, Export, and Agency Company (Limited) as site for freezing-works
  • Whereas the North Canterbury Sheep-farmers' Co-operative Freezing, Export, and Agency Company (Limited), whose registered office is at 155 Hereford Street, Christchurch, has been formed for the purpose of erecting freezing-works near Waipara Railway-station and elsewhere: And whereas there is no suitable site available in the vicinity of Waipara Railway-station, excepting on Glenmark Settlement: And whereas it is deemed expedient to authorize the granting of a lease over portion of the Glenmark Settlement as a site for freezing-works: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Land Board of the Canterbury Land District is hereby authorized to grant to the North Canterbury Sheep-farmers' Co-operative Freezing, Export, and Agency Company (Limited), as from 1 July 1915, a renewable lease under the Land for Settlements Act 1908, over Sections 25 and 28, Block I, Teviotdale Survey District, Glenmark Settlement, comprising an area of 287 acres and 22 perches, more or less, at an annual rental to be fixed by the Land Board and approved by the Minister of Lands.

    (2) Such lease shall be subject to such special provisions as may be determined by the Land Board and approved by the Minister of Lands, and shall be subject to the said company erecting freezing-works to the satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture within 3 years from the commencement of the lease.

    (3) The said company may at any time during the currency of the lease, but after the aforesaid freezing-works are duly erected, purchase for cash only, but not on deferred payment, the fee-simple of the land comprised in the lease, at the capital value of the land as determined at the time of the issue of the lease.

    (4) An unrestricted right of drainage is hereby reserved to the said company through Section 24, Glenmark Settlement, from the freezing-works to the Omihi River.

77 Authorizing the closing of a certain road in the Canterbury Land District
  • The Governor may, by Proclamation, close the road or street hereinafter described, and from and after the date of such Proclamation the area occupied by the same shall be deemed to be vested in the Crown, and the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, direct the issue of a certificate of title to the owner or owners of the adjoining land for an estate in fee-simple. The land to which this section relates is particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 4 acres 2 roods 39 perches, more or less, being a public road 100 links wide or thereabouts, which will be known as Section No 36793, intersecting Rural Section No 24077, in Block XVI, Christchurch Survey District, and Block II, Sumner Survey District: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 3279A, deposited at the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

78 Authorizing the Greymouth Harbour Board, the Greymouth Borough Council, and the Grey County Council to enter into agreement with respect to traffic-bridge and railway-line over Grey River
  • Whereas it has become expedient to renew the superstructure of the traffic-bridge over the Grey River between Cobden and Greymouth: And whereas the Greymouth Harbour Board (hereinafter called the Board) wishes to have the right to lay and use a railway-line over such bridge when the said superstructure shall be renewed: And whereas the Borough Council of Greymouth and the Grey County Council have agreed to grant such right to the Board upon the Board contributing to the cost of renewing the said superstructure and to the subsequent maintenance of the said bridge: And whereas it is expedient to confer power on the Board to enter into such agreement: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Board is hereby empowered to enter into such agreement with the said Borough Council of Greymouth and the Grey County Council as it shall deem proper for the purpose of obtaining a perpetual right to lay a railway-line over the said bridge (when renewed) and the approaches thereto, and to use such railway-line for the carriage and haulage of material and chattels of every description, or for obtaining any greater or less right of a similar nature.

    (2) In consideration of obtaining any such right the Board may contribute towards the cost of renewing the said superstructure, and may also enter into a covenant to contribute towards the maintenance of the said bridge during such time as it shall wish to have or keep a railway-line laid on the said bridge.

    (3) The Borough Council of Greymouth and the Grey County Council are hereby respectively empowered to enter into an agreement as aforesaid.

    (4) Any such agreement shall have no force or effect until it has been consented to by the Minister of Marine.

79 Authorizing the Westport Harbour Board to expend certain moneys for survey purposes
  • The Westport Harbour Board may, out of its general account, expend moneys, not exceeding the sum of $4,000 in any one financial year, in making surveys with a view to opening up any Crown land lying within a radius of 75 miles from the post-office, which is situated at the corner of Palmerston Street and Brougham Street, in the Borough of Westport, where the Board is of opinion that such opening-up is likely to augment the revenues of the Board through the produce of such lands being sent to the Port of Westport for shipment.

    The expression four thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression two thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

80 Authorizing Greymouth High School Board to make special grant for purposes of district high school
  • Whereas the Education Board of the Grey Education District has incurred certain expenses in connection with the building of a district high school in the Borough of Greymouth: And whereas the Greymouth High School Board, established under the Greymouth High School Act 1883 [Repealed], has agreed with the Education Board aforesaid to make to the said Education Board a special grant of $2,000 towards the cost of the said building: And whereas the said High School Board has no authority to make the said grant, and it is desired to confer such authority: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Greymouth High School Board is hereby authorized, out of its accumulated revenues, to make to the Education Board of the Grey Education District a special grant, not exceeding $2,000, towards the cost of the erection, maintenance, and equipment of any buildings erected or proposed to be erected by the said Education Board for the purposes of a district high school in the Borough of Greymouth.

    The expression two thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression one thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

81 Authorizing cancellation of forfeiture of license over Section 27, Block VIII, Catlin's Survey District, Otago Land District
  • Whereas the Land Board of the Otago Land District, by resolution on 13 May 1914, forfeited the interest of William Horace Marsh in his license, registered in Volume 138, folio 178, Otago Land Registry Office, over Section 27, Block VIII, Catlin's Survey District, in the said land district, for non-payment of rent; and notice of such forfeiture was duly published in the Gazette of 25 June 1914: And whereas notice of the intention to forfeit such interest was not given to the mortgagee, and it is now deemed expedient to cancel the said forfeiture to allow the mortgagee to protect her interests: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Minister of Lands is hereby empowered to cancel, by notice in the Gazette, the forfeiture of the license hereinbefore referred to; and thereupon the said license, and all mortgages and incumbrances (if any) affecting the same, shall operate and be deemed to have continued to operate as if the said license had not been forfeited as aforesaid.

    (2) On presentation to him of a copy of the Gazette containing a notice under this section the District Land Registrar for the Otago Land Registration District shall make such entries in the Register as are necessary to give effect to the provisions of this section.

82 Cancellation of reservation over Section 67, Block IV, Sutton Survey District, Otago Land District
  • The reservation for public buildings for the Stock Department over Section 67, Block IV, Sutton Survey District, in the Otago Land District, containing 10 acres 2 roods 21 perches, more or less, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

83 Authorizing sale of Section 4, Block VII, Otago Peninsula Survey District
  • The Land Board for the Otago Land District is hereby authorized to sell by public auction Section 4, Block VII, Otago Peninsula Survey District, and the proceeds of such sale shall be dealt with in manner prescribed by section three of the Education Reserves Amendment Act 1914.

84 Declaring certain closed roads, Earnscleugh Settlement, Otago Land District, to be settlement land
  • Whereas the roads originally forming the northern boundary of Sections 46, 47, and 48, Earnscleugh Settlement, situated in the Otago Land District, and containing by admeasurement 2 acres 1 rood 8 perches and 2 acres 1 rood 5 perches respectively were by Proclamations published in the Gazette of 9 October 1913, and 18 December 1913, closed under the provisions of section 11 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas it is desired to declare the areas comprised in the said closed roads to be Crown lands available for disposal under the provisions of the Land for Settlements Act 1908: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The lands comprised in the closed roads hereinbefore referred to are hereby declared to be available for disposal under the provisions of the Land for Settlements Act 1908.

85 Authorizing exchange of certain land between Crown and Cromwell Borough Council
  • Whereas it is desirable that an exchange should be effected between the Crown and the Cromwell Borough Council whereby the Crown should acquire certain municipal reserves and grant to the Borough Council in lieu thereof certain sections of Crown land of equal value: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Cromwell Borough Council is hereby authorized and empowered to transfer or convey to His Majesty the King the lands described in subsection (3) hereof, and the said lands when so transferred or conveyed shall be deemed to be Crown lands available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) Upon the lands referred to in the preceding subsection being transferred or conveyed to His Majesty the King as aforesaid the Governor shall grant to the Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell the lands described in subsection (4) hereof, in trust for municipal purposes.

    (3) The lands to be transferred or conveyed to His Majesty the King are more particularly described as follows:

    Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Block XI; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Block XII; 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, Block L; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Block LVI; 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, Block LXXVII; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Block LXXIX: all of the Town of Cromwell.

    (4) The lands to be granted to the Borough of Cromwell are more particularly described as follows:

    Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, Block XXI; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14, Block XXII; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, Block XXIX; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, Block XXX; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, Block XXXVII; 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, Block XLV: all of the Town of Cromwell.

86 Authorizing Otago Land Board to issue lease over certain lands in Kauroo Survey District, Otago Land District
  • Whereas by Order in Council dated 16 August 1915, authority was given for the exchange of Sections 13 and 14, Block I, Kauroo Survey District, Otago Land District, comprising an area of 199 acres 1 rood 8 perches, more or less, for parts of Sections 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, and 65, Block I, Kauroo Survey District, comprising an area of 327 acres 3 roods 38 perches, more or less: And whereas Janet Hamilton Fenwick was the holder of a lease over the first-mentioned area for a term of 21 years from 1 July 1914: And whereas it was made a condition of the exchange that the said Janet Hamilton Fenwick was to obtain a lease over the last-mentioned area on the same terms and conditions as the lease over the first-mentioned area was held by her: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Land Board of the Otago Land District is hereby empowered, when satisfied that she has surrendered the lease over the first-mentioned area, to grant a lease to Janet Hamilton Fenwick over parts of Sections 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 63, and 65, Block I, Kauroo Survey District, hereinbefore referred to under the provisions of paragraph (g) of section 5 of the Public Bodies Leases Act 1908, for the residue of a term of 21 years, computed as from 1 July 1914, at an annual rental of $390.

    The expression three hundred and ninety dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression one hundred and ninety-five pounds sterling pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

87 Authorizing exchange between the Crown and the Otago University of certain lands in the Otago Land District
  • Whereas the land generally described in subsection (4) hereof is part of an endowment vested in the Council of the University of Otago: And whereas the land generally described in subsection (5) hereof is Crown land: And whereas for the better disposal of the endowment and the Crown land it is advisable to effect an exchange: Be it therefore enacted:

    (1) Upon the survey of the land hereinafter described in subsections (4) and (5) hereof the Council of the University of Otago may transfer or convey the land generally described in subsection (4) hereof to His Majesty the King, and upon completion of such transfer or conveyance the Governor shall, by warrant under his hand, direct the issue of a certificate of title to the said Council in respect of the land generally described in subsection (5) hereof.

    (2) Upon completion of the exchange the land conveyed to the Crown shall be deemed to be Crown land subject to the provisions of the Land Act 1908, and the Crown shall pay to the said Council by way of equality of exchange the sum of $510.

    (3) The land granted to the said Council shall be held for the same objects and purposes, and shall be subject to the same trusts (if any), as the land given in exchange was held.

    (4) The land to be transferred or conveyed to His Majesty the King is described as follows:

    All that area situated in the Otago Land District, containing by estimation 7 240 acres, more or less, being an area of unsurveyed land in the Ohau River and Benmore Districts, and bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the west boundary of Run 189B, approximately 64 chains north of a point on the said boundary due east from Trig T; thence towards the west by said boundary, pre-emptive right B, and the west boundary of Run 2 of C to the point where said boundary crosses the main spur running in a generally easterly direction from the Omarama-Benmore Road to the summit of the Benmore Range, and passing a little to the south of Trig H from this point by said spur to a fence-line running in a generally northerly direction near Trig F, by this fence to a point due west of Trig B; thence by a right line to the creek-bed; thence up said creek to the commencement of a fence running first in a south-westerly and then north-westerly direction, by said fence to its junction with the fence running north-east from near Trig T, and from said junction by a right line to the point of commencement.

    (5) The land to be granted to the Council of the University of Otago is described as follows:

    • (a) All that area situated in the Otago Land District, containing by estimation 3 650 acres, more or less, being an area of unsurveyed land in the Ohau River District, and bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the south bank of the Ohau River due north from Trig I, and thence generally towards the north by the Ohau River to the west boundary of Run 189B; thence towards the east by the line forming the west boundary of said Run 189B to a point approximately 64 chains north of a point on said line due east from Trig T; thence by a right line to the point of commencement.

    • (b) All that area situated in the Otago Land District, containing by estimation 2 130 acres, more or less, being an area of unsurveyed land in the Benmore District, and bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the Ahuriri River forming the south-west corner of Run 2 of C; thence by the west boundary of said run to the point where said boundary crosses the main spur running in a generally westerly direction from the Benmore Range, passing a little to the south of Trig H to the Omarama-Benmore Road; thence by a right line running in a south-easterly direction to the said road, and by the said road to the Tree-planting Reserve on the Ahuriri River; thence by the said reserve and the north bank of the Ahuriri River to the point of commencement.

    • (c) All that area situated in the Otago Land District, containing by estimation 1 730 acres, more or less, being an area of unsurveyed land in the Benmore and Benmoreside Districts, and bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the north bank of the Ahuriri River opposite the mouth of the Otamatapaio River; thence by a right line running in a north-easterly direction to the south boundary of Run 1 of C, and by the said south boundary of run to the Waitaki River; thence by the west bank of the Waitaki River and the north bank of the Ahuriri River to the point of commencement.

    The expression five hundred and ten dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression two hundred and fifty five pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

88 Cancellation of reservation over Section 45, Block III, Table Hill Survey District, Otago Land District
  • The reservation as a ballast-pit over Section 45, Block III, Table Hill Survey District, Otago Land District, containing 96 acres 1 rood 32 perches, more or less, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1908.

89 Authorizing the Alexandra Borough to dispose of certain mining privileges to which it is entitled
  • Whereas the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Alexandra are the owners of a one-tenth interest in a water-race for two heads of water granted out of Speargrass Creek, held under license No 157A in the office of the Mining Registrar, at Alexandra, together with an extension ten miles long, held under certificate No 30443, dated 12 January 1891; and also of water-race license granted out of Gibraltar Creek, held under license dated 7 July 1891, registered No 5642, with right to divert 8 heads of water; and also a license for dam, dated 11 March 1902, situated at Speargrass Flat, and held under license No 401A, dated 11 March 1902, and situated in a branch of the Manorburn River, 5 miles above Little Valley; and also license for dam, dated 11 March 1902, registered No 400A, situated in Dry Gully on the eastern side of Stockyard Gully below the Station Road to Little Valley: And whereas the said Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses acquired the said one-tenth interest in the said mining privileges for the purpose of utilizing the same as a water-supply for domestic purposes for the burgesses of the said borough: And whereas the said mining privileges proved of no value to the said borough for domestic purposes and had to be abandoned as a permanent water-supply: And whereas the said Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses have secured a permanent water-supply from another source, and are now desirous of disposing of the interest of the said water-rights and mining privileges by sale, and have agreed to dispose of the said one-tenth interest for the sum of $1,000: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the said borough are hereby authorized and empowered to sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of the interest of the said Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses in the said water-rights and mining privileges, either by public auction or private contract, and subject to such terms and conditions as they shall think fit.

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

90 Section 3 of Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Amendment Act 1911, defined
  • Whereas it is enacted by the proviso to section 3 of the Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Amendment Act 1911, that nothing in such section shall apply to any mining privilege extending below the junction of the Lee Stream and the Taieri River: And whereas it was intended that the said proviso should apply only to the licenses for water-race No 16, for dam No 5, and for special site No 5, set forth or referred to in Schedule 1 to the Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Act 1903: And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether such proviso could be held to apply to part of the race described in license for water-race No 15, also set forth or referred to in the said Schedule 1: And whereas it is desirable that such doubts should be removed: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The said section three shall apply to all the mining privileges or licenses set forth or referred to in the said Schedule 1 with the exception of the said licenses for water-race No 16, for dam No 5, and for special site No 5, and the said section shall be read and construed and take effect in all respects as if the proviso thereto applied only to such three last-mentioned licenses; and the proviso to section six of the Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Act 1903, shall as from the passing of the Dunedin City and Suburban Tramways and Water-power Amendment Act 1911, be and be deemed to be repealed.

91 Authorizing the exchange of certain lands between the Otago Harbour Board and the Port Chalmers Borough Council
  • Whereas the Otago Harbour Board (hereinafter called the Board) is seised of or otherwise well entitled to the parcel of land described in subsection (3) of this section for an estate in fee-simple: And whereas the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Port Chalmers (hereinafter called the Corporation) are seised of or otherwise well entitled to the parcel of land described in subsection (4) of this section for an estate in fee-simple for the purposes of a public street: And whereas the Board and the Corporation have agreed that the parcel of land described in subsection (3) of this section shall be exchanged for the parcel of land described in subsection (4) of this section: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The parcel of land described in subsection (3) hereof is hereby vested in the Corporation for the purposes of and so as to form part of the street called Macandrew Road, and shall form part of that street accordingly.

    (2) That part of the street called Macandrew Road described in subsection (4) hereof is hereby closed, and is hereby vested in the Board.

    (3) The parcel of land mentioned in subsection (1) hereof is particularly described as follows:

    All that parcel of land in the Provincial District of Otago, in the Dominion of New Zealand, situate in the Town of Port Chalmers, containing by admeasurement 6 poles and four-fifths of a pole, be the same a little more or less: commencing at a point on the southern side of Macandrew Road, Port Chalmers, bearing 28° 52′ 30″, and distant 1681.2 links from Point LXI of the Town of Port Chalmers Standard Survey, at the junction of Macandrew Road and Beach Street, Port Chalmers, and proceeding thence on a bearing of 28° 52′ 30″ for a distance of 175 links; thence on a bearing of 53° 09′ for a distance of 118.1 links; and thence on a bearing of 218° 37′ 20″ for a distance of 286.8 links back to the commencing-point: as the same is more particularly delineated, coloured red, on the plan lodged in the office of the Chief Surveyor at Dunedin as No 9320.

    (4) The parcel of land mentioned in subsection (2) hereof is particularly described as follows:

    All that parcel of land, containing by admeasurement 7 poles and nine-tenths of a pole, be the same a little more or less: commencing at a point on the southern side of Macandrew Road aforesaid, bearing 218° 37′ 20″, and distant 286.8 links from the commencing-point of the parcel of land described in subsection (4) of this section, and proceeding thence on a bearing of 38° 37′ 20″ for a distance of 286.69 links; thence on a bearing of 204° 30′ 30″ for a distance of 102 links; thence on a bearing of 207° 36′ for a distance of 25.9 links; thence on a bearing of 222° 09′ for a distance of 62.3 links; thence on a bearing of 233° 09′ for a distance of 103.6 links back to the commencing-point: as the same is more particularly delineated, coloured yellow, on the plan lodged in the office of the Chief Surveyor at Dunedin as No 9320.

    (5) The District Land Registrar of the District of Otago shall issue certificates of title to the Corporation and the Board respectively for the said parcels of land in accordance with the provisions of this section.

92 Validating procedure as to raising of special loan by Oamaru Borough Council for scheme for generation and distribution of electricity
  • Whereas the Oamaru Borough Council on 29 April 1914, caused a poll of the ratepayers of the Borough of Oamaru to be taken under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, on a proposal to raise a special loan of $60,000 for a period of 41 years at not more than 5 per centum per annum, with a sinking fund of $1 per centum per annum, for the purpose of carrying into effect a scheme to generate and supply the Borough of Oamaru and adjoining district with electricity for electric light, mechanical power, or other uses, and for extending and enlarging the existing waterworks and water-supply, and to make an annually recurring special rate of 3 and three-quarters cents in the dollar on the annual value of all rateable property in the said borough as security for the said loan and interest and sinking fund in connection therewith: And whereas the said proposal was carried, and notice of the result of the poll was published in the New Zealand Gazette for the year 1914, at page 2140: And whereas for the purpose of providing the interest, sinking fund, and other charges on the said loan the Oamaru Borough Council, on 23 July 1915, passed a resolution making and levying a special rate of 3 and twenty-three twenty-fourths cents in the dollar upon the rateable value on the basis of the annual value of all rateable property of the Borough of Oamaru, comprising the whole of the said borough; such special rate to be an annually recurring rate during the currency of such loan, and be payable half-yearly in each and every year during the currency of such loan, being a period of 36 years and 6 months or thereabouts, or until the said loan was fully paid off; and such resolution was published in the New Zealand Gazette for the year 1915, at page 2852: And whereas debentures have been issued, under the common seal of the Corporation of the Borough of Oamaru, representing the said $60,000 loan, which said debentures purport to secure a sum of $200 each, payable on 1 March 1952, and the security for which is thereby expressed to be an annually recurring special rate of 3 and twenty-three twenty-fourths cents in the dollar on the annual value of all rateable property in the Borough of Oamaru: And whereas certain of such debentures have already been disposed of: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of the special rate so made and of the debentures representing the said loan: Be it therefore enacted that the special rate so made and the said debentures are hereby declared to be and are valid and in full force and effect, and that such special rate and debentures were duly made and issued under the provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913.

    The expressions sixty thousand dollars, one dollar, three and three-quarters cents in the dollar, three and twenty-three twenty-fourths cents in the dollar, and two hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions thirty thousand pounds, one pound, nine pence in the pound, nine and half pence in the pound, and one hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) and (2) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

93 Declaring City of Dunedin and Bay Town District to be one continuous area for purposes of provisions relating to union of boroughs with town districts
  • Whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the City of Dunedin and the Bay Town District form one continuous area within the meaning of section 120 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, and it is desirable that such doubts should be removed: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The City of Dunedin and the Bay Town District shall, for the purposes of sections 120 to 124 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, and of section 16 of the Municipal Corporations Amendment Act 1913, be deemed to form one continuous area.

94 Vesting certain Crown lands in Cromwell Borough, and authorizing the leasing of the said lands
  • Whereas by Proclamation dated 13 February 1884, published in the Gazette dated 14 February 1884, certain lands, being an unnumbered strip of land, ten chains in width, around the Town of Cromwell, containing 201 acres, and also Section 1, Block XV, Town of Cromwell, containing 30 acres, more or less, were brought under the provisions of the Public Domains Act 1881, but the title to the said lands remained vested at that time in the Crown: And whereas since the date of the said Proclamation the said Section 1, Block XV, Town of Cromwell, has become vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell for recreation purposes: And whereas since the date of the Proclamation a part of the said strip of land ten chains wide has been sectionized as Section 10, Block I, Cromwell District, but still remains vested in the Crown: And whereas it is desirable that the said area of 201 acres, more or less, being the remainder of the said unnumbered strip of land, and the said Section 10, Block I, Cromwell District, both at present vested in the Crown, should be vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell, and that the said Corporation should be empowered to lease the whole or any part of the said lands being the said unnumbered strip of land, and also Section 10, Block I, Cromwell District, and also Section 1, Block XV, Town of Cromwell, containing in the aggregate 231 acres, more or less, upon the terms hereinafter mentioned: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) That portion of the lands above referred to—namely, the remainder of the said unnumbered strip of land, ten chains in width, around the Town of Cromwell, and the said Section 10, Block I, Cromwell District, containing together 201 acres, more or less, at present vested in the Crown—are hereby vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell.

    (2) The whole of the said lands above referred to, containing 231 acres, more or less, shall be subject to the provisions of section 136, subsection (1), of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, and may be let by way of lease by the Cromwell Borough Council in manner provided by the said section.

95 Extending leasing-powers of Cromwell Racecourse Trustees with respect to certain lands vested in them
  • Whereas the Corporation of the Trustees of the Cromwell Racecourse is registered as proprietor of all that parcel of land containing by admeasurement 300 acres, more or less, being Section 17, Block III, Cromwell District: And whereas it is desirable that the leasing-powers of the Corporation conferred by the Public Reserves and Domains Act be extended: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Corporation of the Trustees of the Cromwell Racecourse is hereby authorized to lease, on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit, the whole or any part of the land hereinbefore referred to for any term not exceeding 21 years,—

    • (a) with a provision that the lessee, his executors, administrators, and assigns, may, at any time prior to the expiration of the term, have a new lease for a further term, not exceeding 21 years, and containing the same covenants and provisions (including this present provision), at a rent to be fixed by valuation of the land only, without regarding the value of any buildings or improvements thereon; or

    • (b) with a provision that prior to the expiration of the term a new lease for a further term not exceeding 21 years, and containing the same covenants and provisions (including this present provision), shall be put up to public auction at the upset price of the annual value of the land only (to be fixed by valuation), without regarding the value of any buildings or improvements thereon, subject to a condition that in the event of any person other than the lessee, his executors, administrators, or assigns, becoming entitled to the new lease, then such person shall, before being let into possession, pay to the lessee, his executors, administrators, or assigns, the value of such buildings and improvements (to be fixed by valuation), whether erected or made by the lessee, his executors, administrators, or assigns, or any former lessee or tenant, of all or any part of the lands included in the lease; or

    • (c) with a provision that the lessee, his executors, administrators, or assigns, may, at any time prior to the expiration of the term, at his or their option, either have a new lease as provided by paragraph (a) hereof or have a new lease put up to public auction under paragraph (b) hereof.

96 Authorizing Southland Acclimatization Society to sell certain land
  • Whereas by Order in Council dated 19 October 1886, and published in the Gazette of 31 October 1886, all that parcel of land described in the Schedule to the said Order in Council, being Section 24, Block XV, Invercargill Hundred (hereinafter referred to as the said land), was vested in trustees on trust for the purposes of the Southland Acclimatization Society (hereinafter referred to as the said society): And whereas by memorandum of transfer, registered No 30087 in the office of the District Land Registrar at Invercargill, the trustees transferred the said land to the said society, and the said society is now the registered proprietor thereof: And whereas the said land is unsuitable for the purposes of the said society: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The said society is hereby empowered to sell the said land.

    (2) The net proceeds of the sale of the said land shall be paid into and shall form part of the common fund of the Public Trust Office.

    (3) All moneys accruing by way of interest on the proceeds of any such sale as aforesaid shall be paid to the said society for the purposes thereof.

    (4) If at any time the said society is wound up or in the opinion of the Governor in Council ceases effectively to carry on the functions of an acclimatization society, all proceeds of the sale of the said land shall be held by the Public Trustee on trust for such purposes as the Governor in Council directs.

97 Adding land comprised in certain closed road to primary-education endowment
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described comprises a road closed under section 11 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas the said closed road intersects land reserved as an endowment for primary education, and it is desirable that the said closed road should be added to the said endowment: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby set apart for the purposes of an endowment for primary education.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Southland Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 3 roods 6 and one-tenth perches, being closed road passing through Section 102, Taringatura Survey District, and being Section 102R, Block I, of the said Taringatura Survey District, and bounded as follows: commencing at the north-west corner of Section 102, Taringatura Survey District; thence towards the north-east by Section 102 aforesaid, 1362.3 links, bearing 135° 3′; and by a road, 956.7 links, bearing 141° 3′; towards the south-west by said Section 102, 2213.6 links, bearing 315° 3′; and towards the west by a road reserve, 141.5 links, bearing 0° 1′, to the point of commencement: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/194, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

98 Declaring certain land comprised in certain closed road to be available for disposal under Land Act
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described forms portion of a road closed under section 11 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas it is desirable that the said land should be declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the said Act: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The piece of closed road hereinafter described is hereby declared to be Crown land, and the said land may be sold or otherwise disposed of under the provisions of the Land Act 1908, and its amendments.

    (2) The piece of closed road to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Southland Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 23 perches, more or less, situated in the Town of Hodgkinson: bounded towards the north-east by a public road, 118.2 links; towards the east by Section 76, 242.9 links; towards the south-east by a public road, 258.6 links; and towards the west by Sections 35 and 42, 544.4 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 2/241, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered green.

99 Vesting certain land in the Corporation of Borough of Gore for purposes of Gore Domain
  • Whereas, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of section 65 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1912, certain land in the Borough of Gore was, by Order in Council dated 31 May 1913, and published in the Gazette of 12 June 1913, brought under the operation of and declared to be subject to the provisions of Part 2 of the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908, and was, by the same Order in Council, placed under the control of the Gore Domain Board, and declared to form part of the Gore Domain: And whereas it is now desired to vest the said land in the Corporation of the Borough of Gore in trust for the purposes of the said domain, with power to lease the same as hereinafter provided: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The reservation over the land hereinafter described is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Gore in trust for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and the District Land Registrar at Invercargill is hereby authorized to issue to the Gore Borough Council a certificate of title in respect of the said land accordingly.

    (2) The said land shall be held as an endowment for the purposes of the Gore Domain, and may from time to time be leased by the Gore Borough Council, but shall not be otherwise disposed of.

    (3) For the purposes of this section the Gore Borough Council is hereby declared to be a leasing authority within the meaning of the Public Bodies Leases Act 1908, in respect of the said land.

    (4) The Gore Borough Council may deduct from the revenues derived from the leasing of the said land all expenses incurred by it in connection therewith, and the balance shall be paid to the account of the Gore Domain Board for the general purposes of that Board.

    (5) The land to which this section relates is all that area in the Southland Land District, containing by admeasurement 6 decimal 22 perches, more or less, being Allotment No 20, part of railway reserve, Block I, Town of Gore, and being the whole of the land formerly comprised in certificate of title entered in Register-book at Invercargill, Volume 102, folio 99.

    (6) Section 65 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1912, is hereby repealed.

100 Repeal
  • Section 75 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1912, is hereby repealed.

101 Preserving rights under Public Service Act of official secretary to His Excellency the Governor
  • Whereas by Order in Council dated 9 November 1914, and published in the Gazette of the twelfth day of the same month, it was declared that nothing in the Public Service Act 1912, should apply to the official secretary to His Excellency the Governor (hereinafter referred to as the said officer): And whereas there is no provision to enable the reappointment of the said officer to the Public Service should occasion arise, and it is advisable to make such provision: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Notwithstanding anything in the Public Service Act 1912, or any other Act, the said officer may, on ceasing to hold office as official secretary to His Excellency the Governor, be reappointed to the Public Service:

    Provided that upon such reappointment he shall not as of right be entitled to a higher salary than that to which he was entitled immediately prior to his appointment to the office of official secretary as aforesaid.

102 Authorizing the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board to transfer certain lands to Otahuhu Borough Council
  • Whereas Lot 6A of Section 17, Suburbs of Auckland, containing 28 acres 1 rood, described in certificate of title, Volume 112, folio 139, is vested in the Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board in trust as a site for and an endowment for or towards the maintenance and support of a hospital: And whereas it is desired to change the purposes of the reservation of part of the said reserve: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Auckland Hospital and Charitable Aid Board is hereby authorized and empowered to transfer the land described in subsection (2) hereof, freed and discharged from the above-recited trust, to the Otahuhu Borough Council to be held in trust as a site for a quarry.

    (2) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing 2 acres 2 roods 5 perches, more or less, being part of Lot 6A of Section 17, Suburbs of Auckland (Parish of Waitemata): bounded towards the north-east by the Great South Road, 634.8 links; towards the south-east by other part of Lot 6A of Section No 17, Suburbs of Auckland, 800.7 links; and towards the north-west by Lot 7 of Section 17 aforesaid, 988.7 links; be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/934, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red. (Plan No 13060, blue.)

103 Defining boundaries of Tirau Post-office site
  • (1) The Tirau Post-office site is hereby declared to comprise all that piece of land, containing 31 perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 54, Tirau Township, Block II, Patetere North Survey District: bounded on the north-west by portion of Rose Street, distance 241.1 links, bearing 40° 28′; on the south-west by portion of Broadway Street, distance 81.10 links; on the south-east by other part of the said Allotment 54, distance 270.84 links, bearing 40° 34′; and on the north-east by other part of the said Allotment 54, distance 75.91 links, bearing 130° 24′: be the said linkages a little more or less: as the said piece of land is more particularly delineated on the plan marked PWD 38128, deposited in the office of the Minister of Public Works, at Wellington, in the Wellington Provincial District, and thereon bordered red.

    (2) The District Land Registrar of the Auckland Land Registration District is hereby authorized and directed to call in, amend, alter, or issue such titles as may be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to this section.

104 Validating certain special order made by Opotiki County Council dividing County into ridings
  • Whereas the Opotiki County Council, by special order made on 15 May 1914, under the Counties Act 1908, redivided the County of Opotiki into six ridings and fixed the representation of such ridings: And whereas the general election of members of the said Council held on 11 November 1914, was held under the said special order: And whereas the provisions of the Counties Act 1908, were not complied with, and doubts have arisen as to the validity of the action taken thereunder: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The said special order is hereby validated, and shall be deemed to have taken effect as from 22 July 1914, for the purposes of adjusting the representation of ridings, and as from 1 April 1915, for the purpose of preparing and adjusting valuation rolls.

105 Authorizing the granting of certain Crown land in Awhitu Parish as compensation for land taken for a road
  • Whereas a portion of Lot 13, Awhitu Parish, Block II, Awhitu Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing 3 acres 3 roods 2 perches, was by Proclamation dated 14 January 1908, taken under the Public Works Act 1905, upon the application of the Awhitu Road Board, for the purposes of a road: And whereas further portions of the said lot are required for road purposes, and it is desired to grant to the owner thereof as full compensation an adjoining area of Crown land, together with portions of public roads to be closed, and the said owner has agreed to accept the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon the issue of a Proclamation under section 11 of the Land Act 1908, declaring the lands described in subsection (2) hereof to be public roads, and closing the roads described in subsection (3) hereof, the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue to the owner of the said Lot 13 of a certificate of title to such closed roads, together with the Crown land described in subsection (4) hereof, such title to be accepted in full satisfaction of any claim for compensation in respect of all lands taken for road purposes as aforesaid:

    (2) The lands to be declared to be public roads are more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 roods 30 and eight-tenths perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 13, Awhitu Parish: bounded towards the north-east by other part of Allotment 13, towards the south by a public road, and towards the west by the western boundary of the said Allotment 13.

    Also all that area, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 32 perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 13, Awhitu Parish: bounded towards the north-east and north-west by public roads, and towards the south-east by other part of Allotment 13.

    As the same are delineated and coloured purple on plan No 22/403, deposited at the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

    (3) The road to be declared closed is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area, containing by admeasurement 3 roods 14 and one-fifth perches, more or less, being a strip of land 100 links wide lying between Allotment 13, Awhitu Parish, and a reserve: as the same is delineated and coloured green on plan No 22/403, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

    (4) the Crown land herein referred to is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 6 acres and 25 and one-fifth perches, situated in Block II, Awhitu Survey District: bounded towards the north, south-east, and south by public roads; and towards the west by the area of 3 roods 14 and one-fifth perches hereinbefore described: as the same is delineated on the plan marked No 22/403, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

106 Authorizing exchange of certain land vested in Thames Harbour Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 106 was repealed, as from 31 October 1917, by section 28(4) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26).

107 Authorizing issue of title to Auckland Harbour Board for lands purchased from the Crown
  • Whereas by the Manukau Harbour Control Act 1911, provision is made for the purchase by the Auckland Harbour Board of the existing railway wharf or wharves at Onehunga at a price to be agreed upon by the Minister of Railways and the Board: And whereas by deed of agreement, dated 26 July 1913, made between the Minister of Railways and the Auckland Harbour Board, the Minister of Railways agreed on the payment by the Auckland Harbour Board of the sum of $6,000 to procure the transfer or conveyance to the said Board of those 3 areas of land in Manukau Harbour, containing in the aggregate an area of about 9 acres 1 rood 36 perches, more or less, as such areas are approximately shown on plan numbered 19887, deposited in the office of the said Minister, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green and in part edged red, together with all that portion of the existing railway wharf at Onehunga which is constructed on the said land to be so transferred or conveyed: And whereas by survey the three areas of land to be so transferred or conveyed have now been found to contain 3 acres 2 roods 18 decimal 6 5 perches, 5 acres 2 roods 33 decimal nine four perches, and 1 acre 2 roods 6 decimal 8 perches respectively: And whereas the said sum of $6,000 has been duly paid by the said Board and lodged to the credit of the Public Account: Be it therefor enacted as follows:

    (1) The several parcels of land hereinafter particularly described are hereby vested in the Auckland Harbour Board for an estate in fee-simple in possession, and the District Land Registrar at Auckland shall accordingly, on the application of the said Board, issue to the said Board a certificate of title under the Land Transfer Act 1915, for the said lands.

    (2) The several parcels of land to which this section relates are particularly described as follows:

    All that area in Block V, Otahuhu Survey District, Auckland Land District, containing 3 acres 2 roods 18 decimal 6 5 perches, more or less: bounded towards the north by a line bearing 89° 2′ 53″, a distance of 721.06 links; towards the east by a line bearing 175° 50′ 17″, a distance of 511.47 links; towards the south by a line bearing 89° 2′ 53″, a distance of 695.38 links; towards the west by a line bearing 172° 58′ 30″, a distance of 513.52 links.

    Also all that area in Block V, Otahuhu Survey District, Auckland Land District, containing 5 acres 2 roods 33 decimal 9 4 perches, more or less: bounded towards the north by a line bearing 89° 2′ 53″, a distance of 722.43 links; towards the north-east by a line bearing 132° 26, a distance of 289.5 links; again towards the north by a line bearing 82° 16′, a distance of 361.47 links; towards the east by a line bearing 175° 50′ 17″, a distance of 355.03 links; towards the south by a line bearing 89° 2′ 53″, a distance of 1283 links; towards the west by a line bearing 175° 50′ 17″, a distance of 511.47 links.

    Also all that area in Block V, Otahuhu Survey District, Auckland Land District, containing one acre two roods six decimal eight perches, more or less: bounded towards the north by a line bearing 82° 16′, a distance of 423.26 links; towards the east by a line bearing 360° 14′ 15″, a distance of 404.54 links; towards the south by a line bearing 89° 2′ 53″, a distance of 392.03 links; towards the west by a line bearing 175° 50′ 17″, a distance of 355.03 links: be all the aforesaid bearings and linkages more or less.

    As the same are delineated on plan marked 17449 in blue, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor at Auckland, and thereon edged red and purple.

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

108 Validating certain purchases of lands by Point Chevalier Road Board
  • Whereas the Point Chevalier Road Board on or about 2 December 1913, purchased, for and on behalf of the body corporate being the Inhabitants of the Point Chevalier Road District, from one Peter Collins all that piece or parcel of land being part of Allotment 18A of the Parish of Titirangi for the sum of $1,100, and paid to the said Peter Collins the sum of $100 on account of such purchase-money, and agreed to pay the balance thereof on or before 28 November 1923, together with interest thereon in the meantime at the rate of $6 per centum per annum by equal quarterly payments: And whereas the said Board on or about 24 November 1913, purchased for and on behalf of the said body corporate from one Robert Hood all that piece or parcel of land, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 16 perches, being another part of the same Allotment 18A, Parish of Titirangi, for the sum of $760, and paid to the said Robert Hood the sum of $360 on account of such purchase-money, and agreed to pay the balance thereof by taking over the burden of the liability of a mortgage for the same existing on the said land, maturing on 1 April 1916, and bearing interest at the rate of $6 per centum per annum, payable by equal quarterly payments: And whereas the said Board has paid out of its Road Board Fund all interest accrued to date in respect of the said unpaid purchase-moneys: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of such purchases and the payment of such interest: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The said respective purchases by the Point Chevalier Road Board and all payments of interest heretofore made by the said Board pursuant to the said agreements are hereby validated, and the said Board is hereby authorized and empowered to pay interest at the rates above mentioned on the amounts of purchase-money from time to time unpaid in respect of such respective purchases.

109 Authorizing Mangere Road Board to raise special loan of $3,000 for purpose of completing construction of Manukau Harbour Bridge
  • Whereas the Mangere Road Board on or about 9 February 1914, duly completed a special order whereby it was resolved to raise a sum of $30,000 for the purpose of constructing a bridge over the Manukau Harbour, together with the approaches thereto, between the Onehunga Borough and the Mangere Road District, known as the New Mangere Bridge, as the said bridge and approaches are more particularly delineated on the plan marked PWD 33416, deposited in the office of the Minister of Public Works, at Wellington, such sum of $30,000 being the amount necessary to enable the said Board to comply with the Governor's warrant dated 26 June 1913, and the Governor's warrant dated 22 December 1913, without taking any poll of the ratepayers thereon: And whereas the said Board on or about 1 December 1914, took a poll of the ratepayers of the Mangere Road District whereby the said Board was duly authorized to raise a further special loan of $4,000 — (a) for the purchase of land (Lot 16, Section 30) at the corner of Queen Street, Onehunga, and the Mangere Bridge Road, for the purpose of widening the approach to the Mangere Road Bridge; (b) for the improvement and completion of the approaches to the new Mangere Bridge at the Onehunga end thereof: And whereas the said two sums of $30,000 and $4,000 have been duly raised by the said Board: And whereas the said Board is desirous of raising the further sum of $3,000 for the purpose of completing the said bridge and approaches and discharging its liabilities in connection with the construction and erection of the said bridge and approaches, but, in view of the facts above recited, is unable to do so under the provisions of section 18 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, and it is expedient to authorize the said Board to raise such further loan for the purposes aforesaid: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    It shall be lawful for the said Board to raise under the provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, by special order, and without taking any of the steps mentioned in sections 8 to 12 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, a sum of 1 $3,000 for the purposes aforesaid; and the said Board may, for the purpose of securing the repayment of the said loan and interest and other charges thereon, make and levy such special rate as it may deem necessary; and such special rate may be levied either as part of or in addition to the special rates made and levied in respect of the said loans of $30,000 and $4,000. The provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, shall, save and in so far as the same are hereby modified, extend and apply to the said loan of $3,000 and the raising thereof and to the said special rate.

    The expressions thirty thousand dollars, four thousand dollars, and three thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions fifteen thousand pounds, two thousand pounds, and one thousand five hundred pounds, pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

110 Power to grant right to take water from mineral springs
  • [Repealed]

    Section 110 was repealed, as from 22 July 1991, by section 361(1) Resource Management Act 1991 (1991 No 69).

111 Setting apart certain lands in Borough of New Plymouth for cemetery purposes
  • Whereas certain sections of land included within the boundaries of a cemetery within the Borough of New Plymouth have not been legally set apart for cemetery purposes: And whereas it is desirable to set apart the same for such purposes, and to vest the cemetery in the New Plymouth Borough Council, and to dedicate portion of the land now comprised in the cemetery as a street: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The land described in subsection (4) hereof shall as from the passing of this Act be deemed to be reserved for cemetery purposes.

    (2) The land described in subsection (5) hereof is hereby vested in the Corporation of the Borough of New Plymouth in trust for cemetery purposes.

    (3) The land described in subsection (6) hereof is hereby declared to be a public street, and vested accordingly in the Corporation of the Borough of New Plymouth.

    (4) The land referred to in subsection (1) is more particularly described as follows:

    Sections 2187, 2188, 2190, 2200, 2201, 2202, 2203, 2214, 2218, 2219, 2221, 2232, 2233, 2235, 2248, 2249, 2250, 2251, 2252, 2253, 2254, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2270, 2270A; the part of Section 2198 lying to the east of the Uria Stream, containing by admeasurement 16 perches, more or less; and the north-eastern and south-eastern portions of Section 2212 lying to the east of a drain which intersects the said section, containing by admeasurement 12 perches, more or less; all of the Town of New Plymouth.

    (5) The land referred to in subsection (1) is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Borough of New Plymouth, containing by admeasurement 24 acres 1 rood 38 perches, more or less: bounded by a line commencing at the confluence of the Uria Stream with the Henui Stream; thence along the left bank of that stream to Scenic Reserve Y, New Plymouth Town Belt, along northern boundary of that reserve, 328.4 links; thence along a line running parallel to and 2 links distant from the eastern boundaries of Sections 2267 and 2245 to the northern side of Hendrie Street; and along the northern side of that street to the middle of a drain intersecting Section 2227; along the middle of that drain to and along the right bank of Uria Stream to a point in section 2183 in line with the western boundary of section 2348; thence along a right line to and along the western boundary of that section, and along the tributary of the Uria Stream which forms the northern boundary of the said Section 2348 to and across the Uria Stream; and along the right bank of that stream to the Henui Stream, the place of commencement: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 51861, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered green.

    (6) The land referred to in subsection (3) hereof is more particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Borough of New Plymouth, containing by admeasurement 3 roods 6 perches, more or less, bounded by a line commencing at the north-western corner of Scenic Reserve Y, New Plymouth Town Belt; thence along the eastern boundary of Subdivision F, New Plymouth Town Belt, 620 links, to the southern side of Hendrie Street; along the southern side of that street westward, 30 links, to the middle of a drain, and along the middle of that drain to the northern side of Hendrie Street; along the northern side of that street to a point 2 links eastward of a point in line with the eastern boundary of Section 2245; thence along a right line running parallel to and 2 links distant from the eastern boundaries of Sections 2245 and 2267 to the northern boundary of Scenic Reserve Y aforesaid; and along the northern boundary of that reserve, 100 links, to its north-western corner, the place of commencement: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 51861, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured brown.

112 Validating certain elections and appointments of members of Mokau Harbour Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 112 was repealed, as from 1 October 1940, by section 11(1) Mokau Harbour Act 1940 (1940 No 5(L)).

113 Authorizing New Plymouth High School Board to lease certain lands from New Plymouth Borough Council
  • The New Plymouth High School Board is hereby empowered to acquire by way of lease from the New Plymouth Borough Council parts of Allotments 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41 as shown on plan No 2926, deposited in the office of the District Land Registrar at New Plymouth, being also parts of Sections 1787 to 1791 inclusive on the public maps of the Town of New Plymouth, being part of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 85, folio 16, Taranaki Registry, containing together 1 acre 1 rood, for a term of 21 years from 1 August 1915, at an annual rental of $60, with perpetual right of renewal every 21 years, under Schedules 1 and 2 to the Public Bodies Leases Act 1908, for the purpose of erecting buildings thereon in connection with the Boys' High School on the Board's adjacent freehold lands, and generally for the purposes upon which the Board holds the freehold lands comprised in Schedule 1 of the New Plymouth High School Act 1889.

    The expression sixty dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression thirty pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

114 Authorizing the Governor to take certain lands in Palmerston North for military purposes
  • The Governor is hereby empowered to take for military purposes under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1908, as for a public work, all that area, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 3 roods 8 perches, more or less, being Allotments 2 and 3 of Suburban Section 295, Township of Palmerston, Borough of Palmerston North, situated in Block X, Kairanga Survey District, in the Wellington Land District: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked PWD 36024, deposited in the office of the Minister of Public Works, at Wellington, in the Wellington Provincial District, and thereon coloured red.

115 Authorizing the exchange of certain private lands for timber-cutting rights over certain Crown land
  • Whereas the New Zealand Powell Wood Process Company (Limited), (hereinafter referred to as the company), is seised of an estate in fee-simple in that part of the Waiakaki Block, hereinafter more particularly described, comprising an area of 4 402 acres 3 roods 33 perches, more or less, and being part of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 205, folio 82, Wellington Land Registry: And whereas the said company has agreed to convey to His Majesty the King the fee-simple of the land above described in exchange for the right of milling the timber on the lands in the Rangiwaea No 1 Block and the Rangataua North Block, estimated to contain 6,050, described in subsection (3) hereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon the execution of a transfer of the land described in subsection (2) hereof to His Majesty the King free of all incumbrances, the Land Board of the Wellington Land District is hereby authorized and empowered to grant to the said company the right to cut and remove the timber on the land described in subsection (3) hereof for such period and on such terms and conditions as may be recommended by the said Board and approved by the Minister of Lands. The land transferred to His Majesty by the company may thereafter be disposed of as Crown land under the Land Act 1908.

    (2) The land held on fee-simple by the said company and referred to herein is particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing 4 402 acres 3 roods 33 perches, more or less, being part of the Waiakaki Block: commencing at Parimanawera Trig Station, and bounded towards the south-east generally by Rangiwaea No 1 Block, on lines bearing 242° 01′, 176.3 links; 185° 10′, 397 links; 184° 14′, 730.3 links; and 200° 35′, 140 links, to the Waiakaki Stream; and by that stream to the south-western side of the North Island Main Trunk Railway line; towards the south-west generally by part of the Waiakaki Block, 1130.7 links, 100 links, and 1332.3 links, to the Mangaehuehu Stream; towards the north-west generally by that stream to the Tongariro National Park; towards the north-east by that park, 7991.8 links, on a bearing on 142° 06'; and towards the south-east by State forest reserve and by the Rangiwaea No 1 Block, 53966 links, on a bearing of 212° 46′ 32″, to the place of commencement: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on a plan marked L and S 1912/1433, deposited at the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    (3) The lands over which timber rights may be granted to the said company are particularly described as follows:

    All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing 1 450 acres, more or less, being parts of Rangataua North Nos 1 and 3 Blocks: commencing at a peg marked XXXV on the south-eastern side of the Mangateitei Road — bounded towards the south-west by Crown land on a line bearing 112°, 8500 links, to the Mangaehuehu Stream; towards the south-east generally by that stream; towards the north-east by other parts of Rangataua North Nos 1 and 3 Blocks on a line bearing 292°, 14300 links, to the north-eastern corner of Rangataua North 2B No 2 Block; towards the north-west by that block, 4251 links; and towards the south-west generally by Section 8, Block I, Karioi Survey District, 9317 links, by the crossing of Mangateitei Road, and by that road to the place of commencement: save and except that portion of the Mangateitei Road which intersects the above-described area and an area of 9 acres situated between the Mangateitei Road and a stream.

    Also all that area in the Wellington Land District, containing 4 600 acres, more or less, being part of Rangiwaea No 1 Block: commencing at Parimanawera Trig Station, and bounded towards the north-west generally by the Waiakaki Block on lines bearing 242° 01′, 176.3 links; 185° 10′, 397 links; 184° 14′, 730.3 links; and 200° 35′, 140 links, to the Waiakaki Stream, and by that stream to a point 4000 links distant from and at right angles to the North Island Main Trunk Railway line: towards the south-west generally by the other part of the Rangiwaea No 1 Block on lines bearing 126° 24′, 3200 links; 144° 27′ 30″, 3200 links; 108° 03′ 30″, 3450 links; 171° 45′, 6000 links; 53° 50′, 2200 links: towards the south-east by Rangiwaea 4F 1 and 4F 17 Blocks, 26600 links: towards the north-east by State forest reserve, 15700 links: and towards the north-west by Waiakaki Block, 17900 links, to the place of commencement: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    As the same are delineated on a plan marked L and S 12/1433, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

116 Authorizing Sluggish River Drainage Board to raise special loan to discharge liabilities payable on apportionment of assets and liabilities between Sluggish River and Oroua Drainage Boards
  • (1) The Sluggish River Drainage Board is hereby empowered to raise by special order and without taking the steps described in sections 8 to 12 of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, a special loan of $2,000 for the purpose of discharging its liabilities under an award dated 9 June 1914, an addendum to such award dated 11 September 1914, and a further award dated 22 September 1914, made by Joseph William Poynton, Esquire, District Court Judge, Palmerston North, as the person appointed by warrant under the hand of His Excellency the Governor and dated 4 February 1914, to hold an inquiry and make an award, consequent on the alteration of the boundaries of the Oroua Land Drainage District on the constitution of the Sluggish River Drainage District, as to the several matters mentioned in subsection (1) of section 15 of the Counties Act 1908, as between the Boards of the said districts.

    (2) The Sluggish River Drainage Board may appropriate and pledge as security for the repayment of such special loan as aforesaid, and the interest and other charges thereon, a special rate made and levied for the purposes of that special loan:

    Provided that such special rate shall not be made and levied in respect of any lands within the Sluggish River Drainage District now included in the rating-area of such district known as Special District No 4.

    (3) Except as hereinbefore provided, the provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, shall, so far as they are applicable, apply to a loan raised under the authority of this section.

    The expression two thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression one thousand pounds pursuant to section (1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

    The reference to District Court Judge was substituted, as from 1 April 1980, for the reference to Stipendiary Magistrate pursuant to section 8(2) District Courts Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 125).

117 Authorizing exchange of certain lands in Town of Palmerston North
  • Whereas part of Suburban Section 310, Town of Palmerston North, and being portion of the land comprised in Crown grant No 3692, Reg W 21, dated 17 September 1875, Wellington Deeds Register-book No 6, folio 58, is a primary-education endowment vested in the Crown in accordance with section two of the Education Reserves Amendment Act 1910: And whereas the Corporation of the Borough of Palmerston North is seised of an estate in fee-simple, upon trust as an endowment in aid of the borough funds, in all those parcels of land being Lots 6, 7, and 8 of Suburban Allotment 277, Town of Palmerston North, and being portion of the land comprised in Crown grant No 5054, Reg W 26, dated 10 February 1879, Wellington Deeds Register-book No 17, folio 95: And whereas the Education Board of the District of Wanganui is seised of an estate in fee-simple, as a school-site, in all that parcel of land being part of Section 299, Town of Palmerston North, and being the whole of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 55, folio 139, Wellington Land Registry; also in all that parcel of land being Lot 2 of Section 300, Town of Palmerston North, and being the whole of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 26, folio 14, Wellington Land Registry: And whereas it is desired to carry out an exchange affecting the three properties as hereinafter appears: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Governor may, with the consent of the Land Board of the Wellington Land District in the case of the primary-education endowment, the Palmerston North Borough Council in the case of the borough endowment, and the Wanganui Education Board in the case of the school-site, by notice in the Gazette, cancel the respective reservations over the several parcels of land hereinbefore referred to, and declare—

    • (a) the primary-education endowment hereinbefore referred to to be a borough endowment; and

    • (b) the borough endowment hereinbefore referred to to be a school-site; and

    • (c) the school-site hereinbefore referred to to be a primary-education endowment:

      Provided that before any exchange is made under the authority of this section a valuation of the various parcels of land herein referred to shall be made by the Valuer-General in terms of the Valuation of Land Act 1908, and the parties to the exchange may pay or receive any sum deemed equitable on account of the difference in value of the properties affected.

    (2) The parties to any exchange hereby authorized may do or caused to be done all such acts and things, and make, sign, and execute all such instruments, as may be necessary to effectuate any such exchange.

    (3) All moneys received by way of equality of exchange shall be invested in the purchase of other lands on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Governor in Council may approve.

    (4) All land obtained in exchange under the authority of this section or purchased out of moneys received by way of equality of exchange shall be held by the Crown, by the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Palmerston North, or by the Education Board of the District of Wanganui, as the case may be, for the same objects and purposes and on the same trusts (if any) as the land given in exchange was held.

    (5) Nothing in this section shall affect any lease or license granted prior to the passing of this Act and existing at the time of any exchange, save that all references in any such lease or license to the Crown or the corporate body administering the same shall be deemed to be references to the Crown or the corporate body that receives the land referred to in any such lease or license by way of exchange.

    (6) The primary-education endowment hereinbefore referred to is more particularly described as follows:

    All that parcel of land in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 4 acres 1 rood 39 perches, more or less, being part of Section 310, Town of Palmerston North: bounded towards the north-west by Cuba Street, 500 links; towards the North-east by Section 344, 898.7 links; towards the south-east by Main Street, 500 links; and towards the south-west by Section 311, 898.7 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/1/80, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

118 Extending provisions of Rangitatau Block Exchange Act 1907
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Rangitatau Block Exchange Act 1907, the Governor may grant the lands described in Schedule 2 to that Act to the former Maori owners of the lands described in Schedule 1 thereto, and to such other Maori as may be equitably interested therein, as determined in accordance with the report of an inquiry held by Henry Dunbar Johnson, Esquire, a Judge of the Maori Land Court, sitting in open Court at Waitotara on 17 July 1908, and following days, in the shares and proportions recommended in the said report.

    (2) On the grant of the said lands by the Governor, and on being supplied with lists of owners and other necessary particulars under the hand of the Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court, the District Land Registrar of the land registration district may call in and cancel or amend any existing certificates of title, and may issue such new certificates of title as may be necessary for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this section.

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

    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).

119 Validating certain expenditure by the Gonville and Castlecliff Tramway Board
  • Whereas the Gonville and Castlecliff Tramway Board, constituted under the Gonville and Castlecliff Tramway District Act 1908, in the financial year ended 31 March 1914, incurred without authority expenditure to the amount of $118 and 65 and five sixths cents: And whereas the said Board, in the financial year ended on 31 March 1915, incurred without authority further expenditure to the amount of $30 and 50 cents: And whereas the said expenditure has been incurred by the Board with a view to increasing the revenues derived from the tramway under its control, and it is desired accordingly to validate the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The moneys hereinbefore referred to shall for all purposes be deemed to have been lawfully expended, and the said Board and the several members thereof shall accordingly be freed from all liability in respect of such expenditure.

    The expressions one hundred and eighteen dollars and sixty five and five sixths cents, and thirty dollars and fifty cents, were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions fifty-nine pounds six shillings and sevenpence, and fifteen pounds five shillings, pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

120 Authorizing the Blenheim Borough Council to raise additional sum of $8,000 for purpose of completing purchase of Section 51, Waterlea Estate
  • Whereas William Pollard, of the Delta Station, Marlborough, some time since agreed with the Blenheim Borough Council that if the said Council would purchase part of Section 51, District of Omaka, known as the Waterlea Estate, he, the said William Pollard, would at the expiration of the period of 5 years from the date of such purchase pay to the said Council the sum of $7,000 as part of the purchase-money of the said estate, and would give to the said Council security for the due payment of such sum: And whereas the said Council duly purchased the said estate and raised by way of loan (without taking a poll of the ratepayers) the sum of $6,000 as part of the purchase-money: And whereas, in order to enable the said Council to complete the purchase of the said estate, it is necessary that the said Council should be empowered to borrow the sum of $7,000 on the security so given by the said William Pollard to the said Council, and to levy a special rate for the payment of interest on such sum: And whereas the total purchase-money of the said estate with charges thereon is $14,000: And whereas it is desirable that the transfer to the said Council of the said estate should be exempted from the payment of any duty assessable in respect of the purchase-money paid therefor, and that the said loan of $6,000 raised by the said Council under section 105 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1914, should be confirmed, and that the said Council should be further empowered and authorized to raise the before-mentioned sum of $7,000 by mortgage of the security so given to the said Council by the said William Pollard, or by way of overdraft or temporary loans against the mortgage before mentioned, and to levy a special rate for payment of the interest on the amount so borrowed, and to raise the further sum of $1,000 (the balance of the said purchase-money and charges) by special order, and to levy a special rate for the payment of interest, sinking fund, and other charges on such sum of $1,000: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The transfer to the said Council of the said estate is hereby exempted from the payment of any duty otherwise assessable and payable in respect of the purchase-money paid therefor. The said loan of $6,000 raised by the said Council under section 105 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1914, is hereby confirmed, and the said Council is hereby authorized and empowered to levy a special rate to provide for payment of interest, sinking fund, and other charges in respect of such loan.

    (2) The said Council is hereby empowered and authorized to raise the before-mentioned sum of $7,000 by mortgage of the security so given to the said Council by the said William Pollard, or by way of overdraft or temporary loans against the mortgage before mentioned, and to levy a special rate for payment of the interest on the amount so borrowed, and to raise the further sum of $1,000 (the balance of the said purchase-money and charges) by special order without taking a poll of the ratepayers, and to levy a special rate for the payment of interest, sinking fund, and other charges on the said sum of $1,000.

    The expressions seven thousand dollars, six thousand dollars, fourteen thousand dollars, and one thousand dollars, were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions three thousand five hundred pounds, three thousand pounds, seven thousand pounds, and five hundred pounds, pursuant to section (1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

121 Section 8 of Wairau Harbour Board Act 1907, amended
  • Notwithstanding anything contained in section 8 of the Wairau Harbour Board Act 1907, the Harbour Board constituted under the said Act shall have power to borrow the sum of $10,000 mentioned in the said Act at a rate of interest which shall produce to the lender not more than $50 and fifty cents per centum per annum.

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

122 Vesting portion of railway reserve and Picton Harbour in Picton Borough Council as a recreation reserve
  • Whereas it has been agreed between the Minister of Railways and the Picton Borough Council that, in consideration of the said Council paying the cost of reclaiming an area of railway land as shown marked E on plan No 23052, deposited in the office of the Minister of Railways, at Wellington, and thereon bordered blue, the Minister will take steps to vest as a recreation reserve under the control of the said Council all that portion of railway reserve, containing 6 acres 2 roods 25 perches, more or less, as shown on plan registered as WR 23085 in the office of the Minister of Railways, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red: And whereas it is also desirable that the area shown bordered green on the said plan WR 23085, containing 2 acres 3 roods 30 perches, more or less, and being parts of Reserve D and Picton Harbour, should be vested in the said Council to be used solely and exclusively as a recreation reserve: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon completion of the reclamation of the area marked E on the plan No 23052 hereinbefore referred to, and upon payment by the Picton Borough Council of the cost of such reclamation, the Minister of Railways shall file in the office of the District Land Registrar of the Marlborough Land Registration District a certificate that the said cost has been paid, and stating the amount thereof, and the District Land Registrar shall then, upon request by the Picton Borough Council, issue a certificate of title vesting in the Corporation of the Picton Borough the 2 portions of land containing 6 acres 2 roods 25 perches and 2 acres 3 roods 30 perches, more or less, as shown bordered red and green respectively on the aforesaid plan WR 23085, to be held and used exclusively as a recreation reserve, subject to the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (2) The Picton Borough Council shall, subject to the provisions of section 150 of the Harbours Act 1908, have power to reclaim such portions of the said areas to be vested in it as may be required.

    (3) This section shall be deemed to be a special Act within the meaning of the Harbours Act 1908.

    A reference to the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928 was substituted, as from 1 April 1929, for a reference to the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908 pursuant to section 103 Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928 (1928 No 36). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1954, by a reference to the Reserves and Domains Act 1953 pursuant to section 107(1) Reserves and Domains Act 1953 (1953 No 69). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1978, by a reference to the Reserves Act 1977 pursuant to section 125(1) Reserves Act 1977 (1977 No 66).

123 Vesting St Albans Mechanics' Institute site in Christchurch City Council
  • Whereas by deed bearing date 17 April 1868, and made between William Moor (therein described) of the one part and John Aldred, George Gould, and Charles Robert Blakiston (all therein described) of the other part, and registered in the Deeds Registration Office at Christchurch as No 23008, the said William Moor did convey and assure all that parcel of land containing 10 perches, more or less, part of Rural Section 311, in the Christchurch District, as the same is set out and delineated in the said deed, unto the said John Aldred, George Gould, and Charles Robert Blakiston, to hold the same upon trust for the purpose of a mutual-improvement association or mechanics' institute for the use of all persons resident in the District of St Albans: And whereas George Capper, of Christchurch, journalist, and Thomas Gordon, of the same place, commission agent (hereinafter called the trustees), are the present and surviving trustees of the in-part-recited deed of trust: And whereas it is desired by the said trustees and the Christchurch City Council (the said St Albans District being now the St Albans Ward of the City of Christchurch) that the said parcel of land be vested in the Christchurch City Council upon the trusts declared by the said in-part-recited deed, but that nevertheless that it should be lawful for the Christchurch City Council to sell or exchange the said land and buy or take in exchange (as the case may be) other land in the St Albans Ward of the City of Christchurch more suitable for the purposes of the said trust. Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The said land is hereby vested in the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Christchurch to be held by them upon the trusts declared by the in-part-recited deed.

    (2) The Christchurch City Council is hereby empowered to sell or exchange the said land and buy or take in exchange (as the case may be) other land in the St Albans Ward of the City of Christchurch to be held by the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Christchurch upon the same trusts.

124 Authorizing the Wentnor Land-settlement Association to appropriate certain moneys towards repayment of mortgage
  • Whereas by a certain memorandum of agreement, dated 4 July 1911, and made pursuant to the provisions of the Land Settlement Finance Act 1909, the several persons therein described as the purchasers agreed to become incorporated as the members of a land-settlement association under the name of the Wentnor Land-settlement Association: And whereas the said agreement was duly confirmed by Order in Council dated 10 October 1911: And whereas in the scheme of distribution among the members of the said association of the various allotments into which the land comprised in the said agreement was divided Allotment 4 was allocated to one Patrick Cassidy, who subsequently made default in completing the contract of sale of the said allotment between the said association and himself: And whereas proceedings commenced by the said association against the said Patrick Cassidy for specific performance and damages were compromised by the payment to the said association by the said Patrick Cassidy of the sum of $570 by way of damages in consideration of the association's releasing the said Patrick Cassidy from all liability to the association under the said contract or otherwise: And whereas the said Allotment 4 was subsequently resold by the said association to one James Patrick Quill, pursuant to and on the terms specified in section 26 of the Land Settlement Finance Act 1909, and the said James Patrick Quill is still in occupation thereof as a member of the association: And whereas, after providing for the loss caused to the association by reason of the default of the said Patrick Cassidy as aforesaid, there remains out of the said sum of $570 recovered from him a balance of $117 and 93 and one third cents: And whereas on the treaty for the resale of the said Allotment 4 to the said James Patrick Quill it was represented to him that the surplus moneys received from the said Patrick Cassidy, after providing for the loss suffered by the association, would, if possible, be applied in reduction of the mortgage given by the said James Patrick Quill to the association to secure the balance of his purchase-money in respect of the said Allotment 4: And whereas it is desirable in the circumstances that authority should be given in that direction: Be it therefore enacted that the said association is hereby authorized to appropriate the said sum of $117 and 93 and one third cents towards the repayment of the mortgage given by the said James Patrick Quill to the said association in respect of the balance of purchase-money owing by him to the said association on the purchase of the said Allotment 4.

    The expressions five hundred and seventy dollars, and one hundred and seventeen dollars and ninety three and one third cents, was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression two and eighty five pounds, and fifty eight dollars nineteen shillings and four pence, pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

125 Authorizing acclimatization societies to collect and sell swans' eggs
  • [Repealed]

    Section 125 was repealed, as from 1 April 1922, by section 44(1) Animals Protection and Game Act 1921-22 (1921-22 No 57).

126 Extending rating-powers of Waikiwi River Board
  • In addition to the powers of rating conferred upon River Boards by section 87 of the River Boards Act 1908, the Waikiwi River Board (being a River Board duly constituted under the provisions of the said Act) is hereby authorized and empowered to make and levy rates, both general and special, on an acreage basis, on a graduated scale, according to the classification of the lands within its district, but the amount of general and special rates for all purposes shall not exceed 80 cents per acre in any year. The said Act is hereby modified in so far as it is inconsistent with this section.

    Section 126 was amended, as from 7 August 1916, by section 98 Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1916 (1916 No 14) by substituting the words eight shillings for the words four shillings.

    The expression eighty cents was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression eight shillings pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

127 Restriction of right to compensation in certain cases for land taken for purposes of road, railway, tramway, or other public work
  • [Repealed]

    Section 127 was repealed, as from 1 January 1929, by section 346 Public Works Act 1928 (1928 No 21).

128 Extension of rules of Society for Promotion of Health of Women and Children
  • Whereas the rules of the Society for the Promotion of the Health of Women and Children (Registered), (hereinafter called the society), do not provide for the mode in which the rules of the society may be altered, added to, or rescinded: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    There shall be added to the rules of the society the following new rule:

    Any alteration of, addition to, or rescission of the rules of the society shall be by special resolution as defined by regulation 14 of the Regulations under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908, made by Order in Council dated 17 December 1908, and published in the Gazette dated 23 December 1908.

129 Board of Governors of McLean Institute authorized to contribute to patriotic funds
  • The provisions of section 2 of the War Contributions Validation Act 1914 (No 2) [Repealed], shall extend and apply and be deemed, as from the passing of that Act, to have extended and applied to the Board of Governors of the McLean Institute, notwithstanding that the said Board are private trustees under a will.

130 Authorizing lease to Wellington Ladies' Christian Association of Alexandra Home for Women
  • Whereas, in pursuance of the authority conferred by paragraph 17 of the Schedule to the Special Powers and Contracts Act 1881 [Repealed], Reserve 11 on the official plan of the City of Wellington, containing 1 acre and 25 perches, and situated at the corner of Crawford and Hanson Streets, was leased to 3 trustees at a peppercorn rental for the term of 42 years from 24 September 1881, in trust as a site for a home for all friendless and destitute women in the City of Wellington: And whereas the property has been managed by the Wellington Ladies' Christian Association, a separate institution incorporated under the Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Act 1909, and has gradually developed into a maternity home: And whereas it is desirable to grant a new lease of the property to the said association and to alter the purpose thereof to that of a maternity home: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon the surrender of the lease hereinbefore referred to the Governor is hereby authorized to execute a new lease of the property hereinbefore described for any period not exceeding 42 years, at a peppercorn rental, to the Wellington Ladies' Christian Association.

    (2) The said association shall hold the said property in trust as a site for a maternity home under the name of the Alexandra Home for Women.

    (3) Paragraph 17 of the Schedule to the Special Powers and Contracts Act 1881, is hereby repealed.

131 Authorizing exchange of Sections 1 and 2, Block V, Punakitere Survey District, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas Sections 1 and 2, Block V, Punakitere Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, containing 2 500 acres, more or less, are now held by the Corporation of the City of Auckland as endowments: And whereas it is desired to authorize the said Corporation to exchange the whole or any portion of the said lands for Crown lands: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The Corporation of the City of Auckland is hereby authorized and empowered to exchange the whole or any portion of the lands hereinbefore referred to, for such area of Crown lands as may be agreed upon between the Crown and the Auckland City Council, and the Governor and the said Corporation may do or cause to be done all such acts and things, and make, sign, or execute all such instruments, as may be necessary to effectuate any such exchange.

    (2) All lands obtained by the said Corporation shall be held for the same purposes and on the same trusts (if any) as the lands given in exchange were held, and all lands obtained by the Crown shall be deemed to be Crown lands.

    (3) The several lessees of the land referred to herein shall, upon the transfer or conveyance to the Crown, continue to hold the same upon the same terms and conditions as those upon which the land is held at the date of such transfer or conveyance, except that all rents and other payments shall, as from a date to be agreed upon between the Crown and the said Corporation, be payable to the Crown.

    (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section thirty-one of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1913 [Repealed], as amended by section 20 of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1914, the holders of any perpetual lease over the lands herein referred to in existence at the date of the transfer or conveyance to the Crown may acquire the fee-simple of the lands comprised in their leases at the original capital value, instead of at a price determined in the manner prescribed by the said section thirty-one.

    (5) Except as hereinbefore otherwise provided, the provisions of the said section 31 as so amended shall apply to the acquisition of the fee-simple of any of the lands referred to herein which are held under the perpetual-lease tenure.

    (6) Any holder of a lease of any portion of the lands hereinbefore referred to, other than the holder of a perpetual lease, may at any time after the date of the transfer or conveyance as aforesaid acquire the fee-simple of the lands comprised in his lease, and for the purpose of such purchase the price shall be the amount of the annual rental reserved in the lease capitalized at five per centum:

    Provided that any purchaser under this subsection may purchase on the deferred-payment system in the manner prescribed by section thirty-four of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912.

132 Waikato River Board authorized to borrow $2,000 on bank overdraft
  • The Waikato River Board is hereby authorized to borrow on the security of its plant by way of bank overdraft a loan not exceeding $2,000 at a rate of interest not exceeding six per centum per annum.

    The expressions $2,000, and two thousand dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expressions £1000, and one thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

133 Validating certain proceedings of Greymouth Borough Council and the Grey County Council respecting loan raised for reconstructing Cobden Bridge
  • (1) Whereas the Council of the Borough of Greymouth did, on or about 25 March 1915, take a poll of the ratepayers for the purpose of raising a loan of six thousand dollars for providing the Council's share of the cost of reconstructing the superstructure of the Cobden Bridge under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913: And whereas the above proposal was duly carried at the said poll of ratepayers: And whereas it has been ascertained that the said Council in the proceedings taken made provision for two special rates with different currencies for the purpose of securing the repayment of the above loan and the interest payable thereon, contrary to the requirements of the Rating Act 1908, and its amendments, and the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913: It is now hereby enacted that the said proceedings shall be and be deemed to have been validly taken notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Acts aforesaid; and it is further declared that, to meet the payments of interest and sinking fund and otherwise to secure the above loan, the said Council may strike and levy a uniform special rate over the whole of its district for the term of 36 years and a half, or until the loan is fully paid off, notwithstanding anything to the contrary appearing in the proceedings taken for the raising of the above loan.

    (2) The above provision shall also apply, mutatis mutandis, to the poll of ratepayers taken on 26 May 1915, by the Council of the County of Grey, and the proceedings in connection therewith for the raising of a loan of $6,000 for defraying its share of the cost of reconstructing the superstructure of Cobden Bridge.

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

134 Authorizing lease of part of plantation reserve by Borough of New Brighton to Education Board of North Canterbury
  • Whereas by Order in Council made on 7 January 1907, under section 50 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1906, and published in the New Zealand Gazette of 10 January 1907, the lands described in Schedule 13 to the said Act, and in the Schedule to the said Order in Council, were vested, and the said lands are now vested, in the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of New Brighton (hereinafter referred to as the said borough) in trust for planting purposes: And whereas the Education Board of the District of North Canterbury (hereinafter called the said Board) desires to obtain from the said borough, and the said borough is willing to grant to the said Board, a lease of part of the said lands for the purposes of a school, and it is expedient that the said borough should be empowered to grant such a lease to the said Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The said borough may grant to the said Board a lease of part of the said lands, not exceeding 5 acres in area, for the purposes of a school for a term of 21 years, at a rent of $12 per annum, and containing such covenants, provisions, and agreements as may be mutually agreed upon, including a right on the part of the said Board to a renewal of the said lease for a further term of 21 years at a rent to be mutually agreed upon, or to be determined, in default of agreement, by arbitration under the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1908, by 2 arbitrators (one to be appointed by the said borough and one by the said Board) or by their umpire, such rent to be fixed with reference to the value of the land only and without reference to the value of the buildings, and such renewed lease to be otherwise upon the same terms and conditions, and to contain the like covenants, provisions, and agreements, as the original lease, excepting the provision for renewal.

    The expression six dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression six pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

135 Validating mining licenses in the Nelson Land District, and declaring certain lands to be included in the Karamea Mining District
  • [Repealed]

    Section 135 was repealed, as from 1 October 1926, by section 451 Mining Act 1926 (1926 No 15).

136 Power to Lyttelton Harbour Board to sell certain properties at Sumner to Sumner Borough Council, and power to borough to purchase same
  • Whereas the properties described in subsection (2) are vested in the Lyttelton Harbour Board (hereinafter referred to as the said Board): And whereas it is desirable that the Corporation of the Borough of Sumner (hereinafter referred to as the said borough) should be empowered to acquire the said properties from the said Board and maintain, control, and manage the same when so required: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) 

    • (a) the said Board shall sell, convey, transfer, and assign the said properties to the said borough, and the said borough shall purchase and acquire the same from the said Board at a price to be assessed by the District Engineer for the time being of the Public Works Department at Christchurch, and the said District Engineer shall, within 1 month from the date of the passing of this Act, assess the said price, and shall forthwith notify the said Board and the said borough of his assessment in writing.

    • (b) upon being notified of the said assessment as aforesaid the said Board shall forthwith convey, transfer, and assign the said properties and deliver possession thereof to the said borough, and the said borough shall accept such conveyance, transfer, and assignment, and shall take possession of the same. The price so assessed in respect of the properties so conveyed, transferred, or assigned and delivered shall thereupon become a debt due by the said borough to the said Board, payable with interest as follows: The interest on the said debt shall be paid and the principal thereof shall be reduced by yearly payments of 5 pounds 10 shillings per centum on the original amount of the said debt, payable on 1 January in each year during a period of 20 years, the first of such payments to be made on 1 January 1917. Of each of such yearly payments the sum of 4 pounds 10 shillings per centum on the principal for the time being owing shall be appropriated to interest, and the balance shall be treated as paid in reduction of principal. The balance of principal still remaining owing, with interest thereon at 4 pounds 10 shillings per centum for 1 year, shall be paid on 1 January 1937. The said price so owing shall be deemed to be a loan lawfully raised within the meaning of subsection (2) of section 96 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908.

    • (c) The said borough shall have the control and management of the said properties when so acquired, and for the purposes of controlling and managing, maintaining, repairing, adding to, or replacing the said properties, or any of them, the said borough may expend the moneys of the said borough, and may raise and expend moneys in the same manner as in the case of works authorized to be constructed and maintained by it under the Municipal Corporations Act 1908.

    (2) The properties referred to in subsection (1) of this section are as follows:

    • (a) All that area in the Canterbury Land District, situate at Sumner, containing 1 acre 1 rood 26 perches, more or less: bounded by a line commencing at a point 12308.7 links north and 12921.4 links east of Mount Pleasant Geodesical Station, and proceeding thence north-westerly, 348° 21′, 476 links; thence south-westerly at a right angle, 303 links; and thence south-easterly at a right angle, 450 links, to the foreshore boundary; and thence north-easterly along the foreshore boundary (being a curved line having a radius of 1700 links), 304.6 links, to the commencing-point: as the same is delineated on the plan marked MD 2878(6) deposited in the office of the Marine Department, at Wellington, and thereon edged green.

    • (b) All that area in the Canterbury Land District, situate at Sumner, containing 3 acres 3 roods, more or less: bounded by a line commencing at a point 8704.2 links north and 17251.5 links east of Mount Pleasant Geodesical Station, and proceeding thence north-easterly, following the western side of the road, one chain wide, reserved along high-water mark, a distance of 1319 links measured in a straight line, and bearing 28° 12′; thence north-westerly, 297°, 250 links; thence south-westerly along a straight line to the foreshore boundary; and thence south-easterly along the said foreshore boundary (being a curved line having a radius of 5000 links), 230 links, to the commencing-point: as the same is delineated on the plan marked MD 2878(7), deposited in the office of the Marine Department, at Wellington, and thereon edged green: excepting thereout the portion of land, containing 1 rood 28 perches, more or less, commencing at the southernmost corner of the said area; thence north-easterly, following the western side of the road, one chain wide, reserved along high-water mark, a distance of 270.7 links measured in a straight line; thence south-westerly, and bearing 257° 30′, 280 links; thence south-westerly, and bearing 219° 52′, 139 links; and from thence returning south-easterly along the south-western boundary of the said area, 230 links, to the commencing-point.

    • (c) All that area in the Canterbury Land District, situate near Sumner, containing 2 roods, more or less: bounded by a line commencing at a point 12540.5 links north and 7129.3 links east of Mount Pleasant Geodesical Station, and proceeding thence north-easterly 13° 44′, 140 links; thence north-westerly at a right angle, 303 links; thence south-westerly at a right angle, 172.9 links; and thence easterly along high-water mark to the commencing-point: as the same is delineated on the plan marked MD 2878(13), deposited in the office of the Marine Department, at Wellington, and thereon edged green.

    • (d) The lifeboat-shed standing on the pier erected upon the land described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, and the lifeboats therein, and all oars, gear, tackle, and other accessories belonging thereto; together with all piers, jetties, moles, sheds, or other erections or works upon any of the said areas or pieces of land.

    Section 136(1)(b): amended, on 10 July 1967, pursuant to section 7 of the Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

137 Arrangement between the Petone Borough Council, the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited), and the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) regarding the Hutt Park Railway
  • Whereas the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) has constructed a line of railway from a point on the Government railway-line at Petone to a point on the western side of the Hutt River opposite the Hutt Park: And whereas the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) has for some time past been using the said line of railway in connection with its business: And whereas the said line of railway for part of its course runs along a public highway known as the Beach Road or Esplanade and a public highway known as the Railway Parade through Section 10, Hutt District, in the Borough of Petone: And whereas the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Petone have commenced an action, No 9045, in the High Court of New Zealand, Wellington District, against the said companies, claiming a declaration that the said line of railway was constructed without lawful authority, and incidental relief: And whereas negotiations have been commenced with a view to the settlement of the said action, and certain terms of settlement have been proposed which include the purchase by the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) from the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) of portion of the said line of railway and the abandonment of other portion thereof: And whereas legislation is necessary to enable such compromise to be carried into effect: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Within two months from the passing of this Act, notwithstanding anything in their respective memoranda of association, the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) and the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) may enter into a contract for the sale by the former company to the latter company, at a price to be mutually agreed upon, of that portion of the said railway-line lying between the point of connection with the Government railway-line and the production seawards of the western boundary-line of Victoria Street, together with the lands held in fee-simple by the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) and comprised in certificates of title, Volume 81, folio 213, and Volume 87, folio 47.

    (2) In the event of the power conferred by the last preceding subsection being exercised, the said companies shall give notice thereof to the Petone Borough Council, and thereupon the following provisions shall take effect:

    • (a) The said lands comprised in certificates of title, Volume 81, folio 213, and Volume 87, folio 47, shall by force of this Act vest in the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) for an estate in fee-simple.

    • (b) The portion of the said railway-line described in subsection (1) of this section, and the existing sidings leading therefrom to the works of the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited), shall by force of this Act vest absolutely in that company and its assigns; and, notwithstanding anything contained in any other Act or in any rule of law, that company and its assigns shall at all times have the sole and exclusive right of user and enjoyment of the said portion of line of railway as connected with the Government railway-line at Petone and of the said sidings for the purpose of carrying goods and chattels to and from the works of the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) and for shunting purposes. The rights conferred by this paragraph shall be appurtenant to the said works, and may be assigned therewith.

    • (c) The Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) and its assigns may at all times maintain, repair, and renew the last-mentioned portion of the said railway-line as connected with the Government line and the said sidings:

      Provided, however, that if any damage is thereby caused to the surface of the highway the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) or its assigns, as the case may be, shall forthwith make good the damage so caused.

    • (d) It shall be lawful for the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) and its assigns at any times, with the consent of the local authority for the time being having the control of the said highway, to construct and connect with the said portion of the said railway other sidings to the said works, either in substitution for or in addition to its existing sidings or any of them, and the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) hereof shall apply to such further sidings.

    • (e) It shall be lawful for the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) at any times with the like consent to alter the position of or raise or lower the said portion of the said railway-line and sidings or any part thereof respectively where laid upon the said highway.

    • (f) The parts of the Beach Road or Esplanade upon which the said portion of the line of railway and sidings are or may be laid shall be and remain a public highway as fully and effectually as if the said line of railway and sidings had never been laid thereon, but subject, however, to the property and interests hereinbefore vested in and the rights hereinbefore conferred upon the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) and its assigns; and the Petone Borough Council shall have full power at all times to lay or alter pipes, conduits, or other appliances under the said line of railway or sidings where laid on the said highway; provided that in so doing there be caused no undue interference with the traffic on the line or sidings and that the said Council forthwith makes good the highway. The Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) shall be under no obligation to keep any part of the said highway in repair.

    • (g) The Petone Borough Council shall forthwith, after receipt of the said notice from the said companies, substantially commence to take up and remove that portion of the said line of railway lying between the production of the western boundary of Victoria Street and the point where the said line of railway abuts on the western branch of the Hutt River, commencing at the last-mentioned point and working westwards; and shall, with all reasonable expedition, complete such taking-up and removal; and the rails, plates, bolts, sleepers, and other constituent parts of the railway so removed shall, upon payment by the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) to the said Council of the total cost of such taking-up and removal, be the property of the Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited). Delivery of the same shall be taken by that company as the work proceeds:

      Provided that the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) shall itself take up and remove the siding leading to its old manure-works, and that the materials of such siding and of the points thereof shall be and remain the property of that company.

    • (h) The land upon which the portion of the said line of railway defined in paragraph (g) hereof is laid, and the whole of the said Railway Parade, as shown on the plan deposited in the Land Transfer Office at Wellington as No 384, shall thenceforth be a public highway freed from any estate or rights theretofore owned or held by the said companies or either of them.

    • (i) Sections 35, 77 to 86, 108, and 110 of the District Railways Act 1908 [Repealed] (but no other sections of that Act), and section 25 (excepting paragraph (c) thereof), and section 27 as to paragraph (c) thereof, of the Government Railways Act 1908 [Repealed], shall apply mutatis mutandis, in the case of the portion of the said line of railway described in subsection (1) of this section:

      Provided, however, that no requisition under section 78 of the District Railways Act 1908 [Repealed], shall authorize the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) or its assigns to make any alteration in the said line of railway where it is laid upon a public highway unless the consent of the local authority for the time being having control of the said highway is first obtained:

      Provided further that for the purposes of sections 80 and 83 of the District Railways Act 1908 [Repealed], the portion of the said line of railway described in subsection (1) of this section shall be deemed to have been opened for traffic for upwards of 21 years.

    • (j) The Hutt Park Railway Company (Limited) shall be and is hereby declared to be discharged and released from all liability in respect of any contract entered into by it with His Majesty the King in respect of the said railway, and in respect of any obligation imposed on it by the District Railways Act 1877, or any amendment thereof, or by the District Railways Act 1908 [Repealed].

    • (k) The said action shall be discontinued, and each party thereto shall pay its own costs thereof.

    (3) In the event of the power conferred by subsection (1) of this section not being exercised within the period in such subsection mentioned the said action may be proceeded with as if this Act had not been passed.

    (4) The Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Petone shall pay to the Gear Meat Preserving and Freezing Company of New Zealand (Limited) a rental at the rate of $150 per year for the use had by the Council of that borough of the said line of railway, such rental to be computed from 14 July 1913, to the time when the Council shall have substantially commenced to take up the portion of the line referred to in paragraph (g) hereof.

    (5) Nothing in this section shall give the said companies, or either of them, any right to connect the said railway-line with any Government railway-line except in pursuance of an agreement entered into with the Minister of Railways in terms of section forty-one or section forty-two of the Government Railways Act 1908 [Repealed].

    The expression one hundred and fifty dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for the expression seventy five pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

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

138 Representation of Eden Terrace Road District on Auckland City Council
  • Whereas by Order in Council made under the Municipal Corporations Amendment Act 1913, dated 30 September 1915, and published in the Gazette on the same date, the area comprised in the Eden Terrace Road District was included in the City of Auckland on and from 1 October 1915; and it is desirable to make provision for the representation of such area on the Auckland City Council until the next general election of members of such Council: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The Chairman of the Eden Terrace Road Board in office on 30 September 1915, shall, until the next general election of members of the Auckland City Council, be a member of such Council, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Municipal Corporations Act 1908.

139 Certain land reserved for State forest purposes in Mangahao Survey District declared a domain
  • Whereas Section 38, Block I, Mangahao Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing 252 acres, is part of a State forest reserve and subject to the provisions of the State Forests Act 1908: And whereas it is desirable that the purpose of the reserve should be changed to a domain: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    The reservation for State forest purposes over the said section is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be a domain subject to the provisions of Part 2 of the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908.

140 Postponing date of valuations in respect of certain leases granted by Wellington City Council
  • Whereas by section 137 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, it is provided that valuations under paragraph (b) of section 136 of the said Act (relating to valuations for the purpose of fixing the rent to be paid under renewed leases) shall be made in the manner prescribed by the said section 137: And whereas the system of arbitration prescribed by the said section 137 is now under the consideration of the Government with a view to amending legislation proposed to be passed during the next session of Parliament: And whereas valuations are now pending in the case of certain leases granted by the Corporation of the City of Wellington, and valuations in respect of certain other such leases will shortly be pending: And whereas, in the event of legislation as aforesaid being passed during the next session of Parliament, it is inexpedient that such valuations should be made in the manner prescribed by the said section 137: Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, or in any of the leases to which this section relates, no valuations shall be made under section 136 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, in the manner prescribed by section 137 of the said Act, after the passing of this Act and before 1 January 1919, in the case of any lease heretofore granted by the Corporation of the City of Wellington, and where any steps have heretofore been taken with respect to any such valuation no further steps shall be taken before the said date.

    (2) Where any lease to which this section relates has expired before the passing of this Act and the lessee is holding over, the lessee shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (5) hereof, be entitled to continue to hold over on the terms and conditions of the expired lease until the completion of a valuation in the manner to be prescribed by the proposed legislation hereinbefore referred to, or, if no such legislation is passed, until a valuation is made after 1 January 1919.

    (3) Where any lease to which this section relates expires after the passing of this Act and before 1 January 1919, the lessee shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (5) hereof, be entitled to hold over on the terms and conditions of the existing lease, until the completion of a valuation in the manner to be prescribed by the proposed legislation hereinbefore referred to, or, if no such legislation is passed, until a valuation is made after 1 January 1919.

    (4) On the completion of such valuation the lessee shall be entitled to a new lease as from the date of expiry of the existing lease at a rent to be fixed by the said valuation.

    (5) 

    • (a) On the issue of any such lease the lessee shall pay to the Council, and the Council shall have the right to sue for and recover, any rent payable under the new lease in respect of the period between the expiry of the existing lease and the grant of such new lease in excess of the rent (if any) paid in respect of that period under the existing lease.

    • (b) If the rent determined by any valuation is less than the rent reserved by the existing lease, the Council shall refund to the lessee, and the lessee shall have the right to sue for and recover, the rent (if any) paid in excess in respect of the period between the expiry of the existing lease and the grant of a new lease.

    (6) Every valuation under the legislation proposed to be passed, as hereinbefore recited, shall be deemed to be made, and every lease granted subsequent to such valuation and in accordance with the terms thereof shall be deemed to be granted, pursuant to the provisions of the existing lease.

    (7) The right of any person to continue his tenancy under any lease, or his right to receive a new lease, shall not be affected by reason of his inability, arising out of this section, to comply with the provisions of the existing lease as to the time when or the times within which any act or thing is to be done, and the time limited by any existing lease for giving any notice or for doing any other act or thing is hereby extended until 1 October 1919.

    Section 140 was amended, as from 7 August 1916, by section 47 Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1916 (1916 No 14) by substituting the words nineteen hundred and eighteen for the words nineteen hundred and seventeen.

    Section 140 was further amended, as from 31 October 1917, by section 63 Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26) by substituting the words nineteen hundred and nineteen for the words nineteen hundred and eighteen.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 July 2013. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)