Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1916

Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1916

Public Act1916 No 14
Date of assent7 August 1916

Contents

Title


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, and to confer certain Powers on certain Public Bodies.

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1916.

2 Cancelling the reservation over Allotment 28, Mangapai Parish, Auckland Land District
  • The reservation as a resting-place for travelling stock over Allotment 28, Mangapai Parish, in the Auckland Land District, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

3 Validating the taking of a poll by the Awakino County Council, Auckland Land District
  • Whereas on the eighteenth day of September, nineteen hundred and thirteen, a poll was taken in the County of Awakino upon a proposal to adopt the system of rating on the basis of the unimproved value: And whereas the said poll was carried by a majority of the valid votes recorded, but a notice of the result of the said poll was not published in the Gazette as required by section thirty-nine of the Rating Act 1908, and doubts have arisen as to the validity of the said poll: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The said poll shall be deemed to be as valid for all purposes as though the provisions of the said section thirty-nine of the Rating Act 1908, had been duly complied with, and no rate made and levied by the Awakino County Council on the basis of the unimproved value since the taking of the said poll and before the passing of this Act shall be called in question by reason only of the non-compliance with the provisions of the said section thirty-nine.

4 Authorizing the cancellation of the reservation over Section 10, Block LI, Town of Rotorua, and the setting-apart of other land in lieu thereof
  • Whereas Section 10, Block LI, Town of Rotorua, containing one rood, is a permanent reserve for the use of the aboriginal Maoris of the Tuhoe Tribe: And whereas it is desired by the said Maoris that other land as hereinafter described should be set apart as a reserve in lieu thereof for the use of the said tribe: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Governor may, by warrant under his hand, cancel the reservation over Section 10, Block LI, Town of Rotorua, and may by the said warrant set apart in lieu thereof the land hereinafter described as a reserve for the use of the aboriginal Maoris of the Tuhoe Tribe.

    (2) The land to be set apart as a reserve for the Tuhoe Tribe in lieu of Section 10, Block LI, aforesaid is particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, being Sections 2 and 3, Block LVII, Town of Rotorua, containing by admeasurement one acre and twenty-two perches, more or less: bounded towards the north generally by the Utuhina Stream; towards the north-east by Section 4 of the aforesaid Block LVII, 322.1 links; towards the south-east by the Tarewa Road, 449.6 links; and towards the south-west by Section 1 of Block LVII aforesaid, 259.6 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

    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).

5 Validating the exchange of certain lands in the Auckland Land District
  • Whereas Wikitoria te Ngahue, an aboriginal Maori of New Zealand, was the owner of an undivided interest in Ngataipua No 2 Block, situated in the Auckland Land District: And whereas the interests of the other owners in the said block were acquired by His Majesty the King in nineteen hundred and seven, but the said Wikitoria te Ngahue did not at that time agree to sell her interest: And whereas she afterwards agreed to transfer her interest in exchange for the grant to her of an area of Crown land containing twenty-six acres one rood ten perches, being part of Ngataipua East No 1 Block, which is deemed to be of equal value with her interest as aforesaid: And whereas a transfer to His Majesty of her interest in Ngataipua No 2 Block was executed by the said Wikitoria te Ngahue on the thirteenth day of September, nineteen hundred and thirteen: And whereas it is desired to authorize the issue of a certificate of title to the said Wikitoria te Ngahue over the land to be granted in exchange: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title to the said Wikitoria te Ngahue over the land hereinafter described.

    (2) The land referred to in subsection one hereof is more particularly described as follows: All that parcel of land, containing twenty-six acres one rood ten perches, known as Section 28, Block XI, Thames Survey District, being a portion of a block formerly called Ngataipua East No 1, and bounded towards the north-west and north-east by public roads one chain wide, 4245.2 and 612.6 links respectively; towards the south-east by Ngataipua East No 2B Block, 4329.7 links; and towards the south-west by Section 22A, Block XI, Thames Survey District, 619.1 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 57951, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    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).

6 Cancelling the reservation over Lot 83, Section 2, Town of Opotiki, and authorizing the granting of same to the Anglican Church authorities
  • Whereas Lot 83 of Section 2 of the Town of Opotiki, containing four acres and twenty-three perches, was by warrant dated the third day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and published in the Gazette of the fifth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, permanently reserved for General Government purposes: And whereas the said land was formerly the site of a Church of England mission-station, and it is now desired to vest the property in the Waiapu Board of Diocesan Trustees (Incorporated): Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation for General Government purposes over Lot 83 of Section 2 of the Town of Opotiki is hereby cancelled, and the Governor is hereby empowered, by warrant under his hand, to authorize the issue of a certificate of title in respect of the said land to the Waiapu Board of Diocesan Trustees (Incorporated) for general church purposes in connection with the Church of the Ecclesiastical Province of New Zealand in trust for the use and benefit of the parochial district of Opotiki.

7 Authorizing the setting-apart of part Section 42, Town of Whakatane, Auckland Land District, for workers' dwellings
  • Whereas Section 42, Town of Whakatane, Auckland Land District, containing one acre one rood twenty-nine perches, was, by warrant dated the twenty-seventh day of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, reserved for the purposes of a telegraph-station: 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 warrant, cancel the reservation for the purposes of a telegraph-station over any portion of Section 42, Town of Whakatane, and may, by the same or a subsequent warrant, set apart the said land for the purposes of the Workers' Dwellings Act 1910.

8 Cancelling the reservation over Section 22, Block V Aroha Survey District, Auckland Land District
  • The reservation for the conservation and utilization of bush or timber over Section 22, Block V, Aroha Survey District, Auckland Land District, containing two hundred acres one rood twelve 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 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

9 Authorizing the Auckland Education Board to sell the site of the Te Moari School
  • Whereas by deed dated the twenty-first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, and registered in the Auckland Deeds Registry as No 74048, Heremaia te Ara, an aboriginal Maori, transferred the land hereinafter described to her late Majesty Queen Victoria, her heirs and successors, for Maori-school purposes: And whereas the Te Moari Native School established on the said land was in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight transferred to the Education Board of the District of Auckland for the purpose of being maintained as a public school for the children of all races, and was so maintained until the year nineteen hundred and thirteen: And whereas the site of the said school is no longer required: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Education Board of the Auckland Education District is hereby authorized to sell the land hereinafter described on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.

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

    All that piece or parcel of land, containing by admeasurement five acres, more or less, being a portion of Allotment 56 of the Parish of Kaeo, County of Mangonui, in the Land District of Auckland: bounded towards the north-east generally by the Waionepu Stream; towards the south-east by Allotment 51 of the said Parish of Kaeo, 602 links; towards the south-west by a road-line, 325 links; and towards the west by other portion of Allotment 56 of the Parish of Kaeo aforesaid, 820.5 links: as the same is delineated on deed No 74048, and deposited in the Head Office, Lands and Survey Department, Wellington, as Auckland deed 1317.

    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).

10 Vesting Allotment 5A of Suburban Section 2, Parish of Pukekohe, Auckland Land District, in the Pukekohe Borough Council
  • The reservation for recreation purposes over Allotment 5A of Suburban Section 2, Parish of Pukekohe, in the Auckland Land District, containing three acres three roods thirty-four perches, more or less, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Pukekohe as a reserve for water-supply purposes.

11 Authorizing the closing of certain parts of roads fronting the Oratia Stream, Waari Hamlet, Auckland Land District
  • (1) Whereas for the purpose of providing better boundaries of certain sections in the Waari Hamlet, Auckland Land District, it is desired to close certain pieces of road along the banks of the Oratia Stream: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    Notwithstanding anything in section one hundred and thirty of the Public Works Act 1908, the Governor may, by Proclamation, declare the roads hereinafter described to be closed, and on the issue of such Proclamation the said lands shall be deemed to be settlement lands available for disposal under the Land for Settlements Act 1908.

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

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement two acres and fifteen perches, more or less, being portion of a road in Waari Hamlet, Block II, Titirangi Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by a public road, 171.8 links; towards the south-east generally by Section 75, Waari Hamlet, and by a public road, 151.4, 178.7, 292.3, 256.3, 309.9, 268.1, and 118.7 links; towards the south-west by the Auckland-Kaipara Railway, 145 links; towards the west generally by the Oratia Stream and a road reserve along the said stream, 25 and 285.8 links:

    Also all that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres two roods sixteen perches, more or less, being portion of a road in Waari Hamlet: bounded towards the north-east by a public road, 105 and 173.7 links; towards the east generally by Sections 92 and 91, Waari Hamlet, 541.3, 947.8, and 566.5 links; towards the south-east by a road reserve, 84 links; and towards the west generally by the Oratia Stream: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same are delineated on plan marked L and S 2/34, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered pink.

12 Authorizing the disposal of certain lands in the Matamata Settlement, Auckland Land District, for certain purposes
  • Notwithstanding anything in section sixty of the Land Laws Amendment Act 1912 (relating to restrictions on the acquisition of settlement land), any person or persons carrying on business as auctioneers of stock in the Matamata Settlement, in the Auckland Land District, may, with the approval of the Land Board and the Minister of Lands, acquire by way of purchase or lease any area of land in that settlement, not exceeding twenty-five acres, if the Board and the Minister are satisfied that the said area is reasonably required in connection with sales of stock or for the accommodation of such stock.

13 Revoking Order in Council vesting Piha Domain, Auckland Land District, in the Tourist Department
  • Whereas by Order in Council dated the third day of March, nineteen hundred and eight, and published in the Gazette of the twelfth day of the same month, the control of the Piha Domain was, together with other lands, vested in the Minister of the Crown for the time being having the administration of the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908: And whereas it is desirable to revoke the said Order in Council in so far as the same relates to the said Piha Domain: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Order in Council aforesaid is hereby revoked in so far as it relates to the land hereinafter described, and the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908, is hereby amended by omitting the words Piha Domain from Schedule 2 thereto.

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

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, being part of Section 39 of the Parish of Karangahape, containing by admeasurement one hundred and forty-six acres and twenty perches, more or less: bounded towards the east generally by a public road, by the crossing of the said road, by other part of Section 39 of the Parish of Karangahape, by a public road, by the crossing of a road, and by a public road; towards the south generally by a public road; towards the south-west by north-east portion of Section 40 of the Parish of Karangahape; and towards the north-west generally by a public road, and by other part of Section 39 to the point of commencement: excepting from the above-described area a road 100 links wide which intersects the said area: as the same is delineated on the plan marked SG 57182/9B, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

14 Authorizing the trustees of the Waiuku Hall site, Auckland Land District, to raise funds for the erection of a hall
  • Whereas by conveyance dated the twenty-second day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, and registered in the Deeds Registry Office at Auckland as No 74158, certain land therein described was conveyed to certain persons therein named and their successors appointed as therein provided upon trust to erect and build or finish a hall thereon and to permit the same to be used by the inhabitants of the Waipipi and Waiuku Highway District: And whereas the trustees desire to borrow money for the purpose of erecting a hall and effecting other improvements: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) It shall be lawful for the trustees from time to time duly appointed and constituted under the provisions of the said conveyance to borrow from time to time such sum or sums of money as the said trustees may think necessary or expedient upon the security of the said land, either alone or together with other land, and on any buildings intended to be erected thereon, by means of a mortgage or mortgages of the land or otherwise howsoever, as fully and effectually in all respects as if the said trustees were the absolute owners thereof, such mortgage or mortgages or other documents executed in pursuance of the power hereinbefore vested in the said trustees to contain all such covenants, provisions, agreements, powers of sale, and other powers and conditions as may be agreed upon by the trustees and the mortgagee or mortgagees.

    (2) All moneys so raised or borrowed by the trustees shall be expended in or towards erecting a hall or effecting improvements upon the said land and defraying incidental expenses in connection therewith, or in or towards repaying any sum or sums of money from time to time borrowed by the trustees under the power hereinbefore vested in them.

    (3) It shall be lawful for the trustees to become incorporated under Part 2 of the Religious, Charitable, and Educational Trusts Act 1908, and upon the trustees filing a memorial with any Registrar of the High Court in manner provided by section five of that Act such Registrar shall issue a certificate of incorporation accordingly.

    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).

15 Authorizing the Raglan County Council, exercising the powers of a Harbour Board, to pay interest on overdraft out of its General Account
  • Whereas the Raglan County Council, exercising the powers of a Harbour Board in Raglan Harbour, proposes to erect new wharves in that harbour at Raglan and Te Akau: And whereas it is desirable that such Council exercising such powers shall be empowered to pay out of its General Account into the Raglan County Fund Account interest on any overdraft which the County Council may raise for the purpose of providing funds to build such wharves: Be it therefore enacted that the Raglan County Council, exercising the powers of a Harbour Board in Raglan Harbour, is hereby empowered to pay out of its General Account into the Raglan County Fund Account interest on any overdraft which the Raglan County Council may raise for the purpose of providing funds to build such wharves.

16 Cancelling the reservation for State-forest purposes over an area of 185 acres in Block XI, Purua Survey District, Auckland Land District, and setting apart other land for State-forest purposes in lieu thereof
  • Whereas by section eight of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1910, the reservation for forest purposes was cancelled over an area of seven hundred and eighty-four acres, more or less, being part of the Kaitara State Forest, situated in Block XI, Purua Survey District, Auckland Land District, and the said area was declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948: And whereas in subdividing the said area for disposal it has been found that the present boundaries are unfenceable, and it is desired to amend the same by including a further portion of the forest reserve, containing approximately one hundred and eighty-five acres, in the area to be disposed of under the Land Act, and to return to the forest reserve a piece of land, containing two hundred and sixteen acres, as hereinafter described: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The reservation for State-forest purposes over the land described in subsection two hereof is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948; and the land described in subsection three hereof is hereby declared to be a reserve for State-forest purposes under the provisions of the Forests Act 1949.

    (2) The portion of the State forest reserve declared to be available for disposal under the Land Act 1948, is particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing about one hundred and eighty-five acres, situated in Block XI, Purua Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by Sections 4, 5, and 6, Kaitara Parish; towards the east generally by traverse-lines running southerly from the south-eastern corner of the said Section 6 to a public road; thence westerly and southerly to the Mangare Stream; thence running near the right bank of that stream, crossing the stream, and near its left bank to the north-eastern boundary of the land over which the reservation for forest purposes was cancelled by section eight of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1910; and thence towards the south-west and west generally by the said land to Section 4 aforesaid: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 58320A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered purple.

    (3) The area declared to be a State forest reserve is more particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing about two hundred and sixteen acres, situated in Block XI, Purua Survey District: bounded towards the north generally by forest reserve; towards the east by forest reserve; towards the south by forest reserve and Section 28; and towards the west by traverse-lines near the left bank of the Mangare Stream: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 58320A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered blue.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

    The State Forests Act 1908 was repealed, as from 1 April 1922, by section 65(1) Forests Act 1921-22 (1921 No 43). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 January 1950, by section 73(1) Forests Act 1949 (1949 No 19).

17 Cancelling the reservation over certain lands in Ohinemuri Survey District, Auckland Land District, and validating dispositions thereof
  • Whereas the lands hereinafter described, which are situated within the Hauraki Mining District, were by notice in the Gazette of the twenty-seventh day of August, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, set apart as reserves for the growth and preservation of timber: And whereas with the consent and authority of the Warden for the said district the timber upon the said lands has been cut and removed for mining purposes: And whereas with the like consent applications for licenses over the said lands under the regulations for the occupation of pastoral lands in the Hauraki Mining District have been granted by the Auckland Land Board: And whereas it is desirable to validate such dispositions: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The reservation over the lands hereinafter described for the growth and preservation of timber is hereby cancelled, and all dispositions which have been made by the Auckland Land Board, with the consent of the Warden, of portions of the said lands are hereby validated as from the respective dates thereof.

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

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, situated in the Ohinemuri Survey District, and containing three hundred and twenty acres, more or less, commencing at the south-west corner of Section 1, Block XV, Ohinemuri Survey District: bounded towards the south by a right line due west, 70 chains; towards the west by a right line due north, 45 chains; towards the north by a right line due east, 70 chains; and towards the east by a right line to the point of commencement: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less:

    Also all that area in the Auckland Land District, situated in the Ohinemuri Survey District, and containing four hundred and thirty acres, more or less, commencing on the southern boundary of Ohinemuri No 20A 3 Block (now Crown land) at the intersection of the western boundary of Block XI, Ohinemuri Survey District: bounded towards the east by Block XI aforesaid, 65 chains; towards the south by a right line due west, 75 chains; towards the west by a right line due north to Ohinemuri No 20A 3 Block (now Crown land); and towards the north-west by that block to the place of commencement: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

18 Vesting the Taneatua Drill-hall site in the Whakatane County Council in trust for public purposes
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described is occupied as the site of a certain building known as the Taneatua Hall: And whereas the said building was erected partly for military purposes and partly for other public purposes: And whereas part of the cost of the erection of the said building was raised by public contribution: And whereas the said land is Crown land, and it is deemed expedient, subject to certain conditions hereinafter set forth, to vest the said land and hall thereon in the Whakatane County Council in trust for certain public purposes hereinafter expressed: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby vested in the Whakatane County Council (hereinafter referred to as the trustees) in trust for the purposes hereinafter set forth.

    (2) In the event of a town district being hereafter constituted so as to comprise the land to which this section relates, the trustees shall forthwith transfer the said land to the Board of the said town district, to hold the same upon the same trusts and subject to the same conditions in all respects as the trusts and conditions on and subject to which the land may be held immediately prior to such transfer. And the Board of the said town district shall as from the date of its constitution, or such other date as may be agreed upon, take over from the trustees and assume liability for the amount or balance of any special loan or loans to which the trustees may have raised for the purposes of or with respect to the said hall.

    (3) The trustees shall allow the hall situated on the said land to be used for drill and other purposes of the Defence Department on such one day in each week as may be agreed on between the trustees and the Officer Commanding the District, and the trustees shall not, except with the consent of the Officer Commanding the District or other officer acting for him, allow the said hall to be used for any other purpose on the said day.

    (4) In addition to the day reserved by the last preceding subsection, the said trustees shall allow the said hall to be used for the purposes of the Defence Department on one other day in each week, if required so to do by not less than three days' notice in writing.

    (5) Such one room in the said hall as may be agreed on between the trustees and the Officer Commanding the District shall be available for the use of the Defence Department for the purpose of storing rifles and accoutrements, but so that such storage shall not interfere with the general use of the room by the trustees or other persons for the time being entitled to use the hall.

    (6) The Government shall contribute towards the cost of cleaning and lighting the hall the sum of twenty-five cents for every day on which the hall is used by the Defence Department for military purposes.

    (7) Subject as hereinbefore provided, the trustees shall hold the said land and the hall thereon, to let and use the said hall for such religious, social, and other public purposes as the trustees think fit.

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

    All that land in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement one acre and two perches, more or less, being Section 30, Village of Taneatua: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 7422, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon edged red.

    Subsection (2) was amended, as from 31 October 1917, by section 35(3) Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26), by inserting the words And the Board of the said town district shall as from the date of its constitution . . . assume liability for the amount or balance of any special loan or loans to which the trustees may have raised for the purposes of or with respect to the said hall.

    The reference to twenty-five cents was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to two shillings and sixpence pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

19 Authorizing the Tauranga Borough Council to raise a special loan of $9,200
  • Whereas the Tauranga Borough Council, in the carrying-out and completion of the installation of electric light and power in the Borough of Tauranga, duly authorized by a poll of ratepayers of the said borough, has expended out of its District Fund Account a sum of six thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars and sixty-nine and a sixth cents in excess of the amounts received by it in respect of the debentures issued for the loans raised for such works, and has incurred other liabilities in connection with such works amounting to two thousand three hundred and thirty-nine dollars and sixteen and two third cents: And whereas such sum paid by the said Council out of its District Fund Account stands to the debit thereof: And whereas the Council is desirous of capitalizing such expenditure and liabilities and raising a special loan to enable it to refund to such District Fund Account the amount so expended by it, and to pay the other liabilities in connection with such works: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the powers of the Council to raise such special loan as aforesaid: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Tauranga Borough Council is hereby authorized and empowered, with the consent of the ratepayers obtained after taking the steps provided in sections eight to twelve of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, to raise a special loan not exceeding nine thousand two hundred dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding five and a quarter per centum per annum, with a sinking fund of one per centum, such loan to be repayable not later than the expiration of a period of thirty-six years and a half from the raising of the loan, and to pledge as security for the interest and sinking fund in connection with such loan a special rate made and levied for that purpose, and to make and levy in manner provided by section twenty of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, with such consequential amendments as may be necessary, an annual-recurring special rate on the annual value of the whole of the rateable property in the said borough as security for the interest and sinking fund in connection with such loan.

    (2) The provisions of sections twenty-six to fifty-two of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, shall apply to such loan with such consequential amendments as may be necessary.

    (3) The amount so raised may be placed by the said Council to the credit of the District Fund Account, and be applied by it in payment of the outstanding liabilities in connection with such works, and otherwise from time to time in the same manner as such account may by law be applied.

    The references to 9,200, six thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars and sixty-seven and a sixth cents, two thousand three hundred and thirty-nine dollars and sixteen and two third cents, and nine thousand two hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to 4,600, three thousand four hundred and twenty eight pounds sixteen shillings and elevenpence, one thousand one hundred and sixty-nine dollars eleven shillings and eightpence, and four thousand six hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

20 Vesting certain lands in the Auckland Land District in the Onehunga Borough Council
  • Whereas the lands in the Town of Onehunga hereinafter described were reserved as a water reserve by the Crown when laying off the said town: And whereas the said lands are not now required for such purpose, and it is desirable that the same should be vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Onehunga for the purpose hereinafter mentioned: 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 said lands to the Corporation of the Borough of Onehunga, for the purposes of a public garden and pleasure-ground.

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

    All that piece or parcel of land situated within the Provincial District of Auckland, in Block I of the Otahuhu Survey District, and being part of Section 49 in the Town of Onehunga, containing three acres and nine perches, more or less: bounded (commencing at a point being the north-western corner of Allotment 15) towards the north by Green Hill Road, 107.8 links; generally towards the west by Allotments 14 and 1 of said Section 49 and Allotments 12 and 13 of Section 35, 770.6 links and 206.2 links; towards the south-west by Allotment 6 of said Section 35, 164 links; again towards the west by said Allotment 6, 295.5 links; towards the south by Arthur Street, 159.8 links; generally towards the south-east by Allotments 5, 4, and 25 of said Section 49, 438.8 links and 511.8 links; again towards the south by said Allotment 25, 286.4 links; towards the east by Quadrant Road, 100 links; again towards the north by Allotments 17 and 16 of said Section 49, 310.8 links; towards the north-west by Allotment 3 of said Section 49, 711 links; generally again towards the north and north-east by said Allotment 3, Mount Pleasant Road, and Allotment 2 of said Section 49, 85.9 links and 117.7 links; again towards the east by said Allotments 2 and 15 of said Section 49, 880 links, to the commencing-point: be the said several admeasurements a little more or less: as the said piece of land is more particularly delineated on a plan deposited in the District Survey Office at Auckland under No 15927 (blue), and coloured pink:

    Also all that piece or parcel of land situated in the provincial district aforesaid, and being part of Section 35 in the Town of Onehunga aforesaid, containing half an acre, more or less: Bounded on the north by Arthur Street, on the south by Norman's Hill, on the west by the eastern boundaries of Allotments 1 and 5 of Section 35, and on the east by the western boundaries of Allotments 23, 24, 25, and 26 of said Section 35; as the said piece of land is more particularly delineated on a plan deposited in the District Survey Office aforesaid, and coloured pink.

21 Vesting land in Whakatane Town Board as endowment for municipal purposes
  • (1) The portion of Section 296, Block II, Whakatane Survey District, hereinafter described, containing one acre, and being portion of tidal land vested in the Crown, is hereby vested in the Whakatane Town Board in trust as an endowment for municipal purposes.

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

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement one acre, more or less, being part of Section 296 in Block II, Whakatane Survey District: bounded by a line along the northern boundary of the said Section 296 from its north-eastern corner, 429.75 links; thence at right angles to that boundary, 250 links; thence parallel to the said boundary, 370.25 links; and thence along the western side of the main road, 257 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/1/122, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

22 Donation to Elam School of Art and to Auckland Provincial Aeroplane Fund
  • (1) The trustees of the Auckland Savings-bank are hereby authorized and empowered to give and pay to the trustees of the Elam School of Art in Auckland, out of the profits of the said savings-bank, the sum of four hundred dollars as a donation towards the funds of the school, and the said donation shall be available as income for the upkeep of the said school, anything in any Act of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.

    (2) The said trustees are hereby further authorized to contribute, out of the profits of the said savings-bank, the sum of two hundred dollars to the fund known as the Auckland Provincial Aeroplane Fund.

    The references to four hundred dollars, and two hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to two hundred pounds, and one hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

23 Authorizing the Thames Harbour Board to sell certain land to the Thames Borough Council
  • [Repealed]

    Section 23 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).

24 Validating special loan of $2,800 raised by Manukau County Council
  • Whereas the Manukau County Council has raised a special loan of two thousand eight hundred dollars for the purpose of purchasing for quarry purposes certain lands in the Parish of Pakuranga, in the Auckland Land District: And whereas the said loan was raised without first taking the steps described in sections eight to twelve of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913: And whereas it is desirable to validate the proceedings taken for the raising of the said loan: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    Notwithstanding anything in the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, or any other Act, the special loan of two thousand eight hundred dollars raised by the Manukau County Council for the purpose of acquiring land for a quarry and referred to in a resolution passed by the said Council on the tenth day of August, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and confirmed by the said Council on the fourteenth day of September, nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall be deemed to have been duly raised by the said Council, and the said Council shall be deemed to have had full power and authority to raise such loan.

    The references to 2,800, and two thousand eight hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to 1,400, and fourteen hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

25 Authorizing the Devonport Borough Council to raise a loan of $24,000
  • (1) It shall be lawful for the Devonport Borough Council to raise a loan, not exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars, for the purpose of constructing, providing, or establishing all or any of the undermentioned public works or undertakings, or of providing the cost of any such works or undertakings that have already been constructed, provided, or established, or of refunding to the District Fund Account of the said borough any moneys heretofore paid thereout in connection with any of such public works or undertakings as may have been already constructed, provided, or established.

    (2) The said public works and undertakings are as follows:—

    • (a) The purchase and installation of water-meters within the Borough of Devonport, including the purchase from owners and occupiers who have provided meters at their own cost;

    • (b) The purchase of a motor fire-reel;

    • (c) The purchase and installation of sewage-pumps for the purpose of dealing with sewage;

    • (d) The purchase and erection of a destructor or rubbish-manipulator;

    • (e) The purchase of a site for a fire-brigade station;

    • (f) The payment of a sum of one thousand seven hundred and forty dollars for engineer's fees incurred in obtaining plans and a report dealing with the construction of the streets of the borough and the fixing of the permanent levels thereof and incidental thereto;

    • (g) The drainage of the areas within the borough known respectively as Victoria Park, Stanley Point, and Calliope Road;

    • (h) Road-construction work in Old Lake Road and Vauxhall connection, and in Old Lake Road, Abbotsford Terrace, St Leonard's Road, and High Street within the said borough; and

    • (i) The erection of a cottage on the Corporation's property in Church Street.

    (3) The powers hereby given to the Devonport Borough Council shall be in addition to any other powers of the said Council to borrow money under any other Act.

    (4) Before raising the sum mentioned in subsection one of this section or any part thereof the Council shall obtain the consent of the ratepayers of the said borough, to be ascertained in manner prescribed by the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, which Act shall, subject to the provisions of this section, apply generally to the loan hereby authorized to be raised.

    The references to 24,000, twenty-four thousand dollars, and one thousand seven hundred and forty dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to 12,000, twelve thousand pounds, and eight hundred and seventy pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

26 Special provisions as to water-rates in Devonport and Takapuna Boroughs
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, or any Act amending the same, it shall be lawful for the Devonport Borough Council and the Takapuna Borough Council to make and levy water rates or charges in respect both of the ordinary as well as of any extraordinary supply according to the quantity of water consumed by any person receiving the same and measured by meter, at such rates or charges as may be fixed by any by-law in that behalf, or as may be agreed on with any such person; and all water rates or charges so payable shall be deemed to be separate rates, and may be recovered accordingly.

27 Power to constitute road districts in East Taupo and West Taupo Counties
  • (1) Any area in the East Taupo County and any area in the West Taupo County may be constituted a road district in the manner following:—

    • (a) A petition, signed by not less than two-thirds of the persons who are occupiers within the meaning of the Rating Powers Act 1988, of any land within the area described in the petition, praying that the said area be constituted a road district shall be presented to the Governor.

    • (b) The Governor may thereupon, after such inquiry as he thinks fit, by Order in Council constitute the said area a road district, or he may in like manner alter the boundaries of the proposed area and constitute the area so altered a road district, and may assign a name to the road district, and fix the number of members of the Board thereof.

    (2) In exercise of the power to alter the boundaries of an area to which a petition under this section relates, the Governor may include in such area any lands not described in the petition.

    (3) The Governor may make such appointments and arrangements as may be necessary for the holding of the first election of members of a Road Board for any road district so constituted, and generally do all things necessary to bring this section into operation in the road district.

    (4) The Road Board of a road district constituted under this section shall have and may exercise within its district all the powers and duties of the Road Board of a road district constituted under the Road Boards Act 1908, and shall for all purposes be deemed to be the Road Board of a road district within a county in which the Counties Act 1908, is suspended.

    Provided that section thirty-three of the Road Boards Act 1908, shall not apply to the Road Board of any road district constituted under this section.

    (5) Upon presentation to him of a petition signed by not less than two-thirds of the ratepayers of any area included in a road district under this section, the Governor may, by Order in Council, exclude the whole or any part of that area from that road district.

    (6) Upon presentation to him of a petition signed by not less than two-thirds of the occupiers of any area adjoining a road district constituted under this section, the Governor may, by Order in Council, include that area or any part thereof in such adjoining road district.

    The proviso to subsection (4) was inserted, as from 7 August 1916, by section 9 Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26).

    The Rating Act 1908 (1908 No 163) was substituted, as from 1 October 1925, by a reference to the Rating Act 1925, pursuant to section 120 Rating Act 1925 (1925 No 30). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1968, by a reference to the Rating Act 1967 pursuant to section 177(1) Rating Act 1967 (1967 No 123). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 28 June 1988, by a reference to the Rating Powers Act 1988 pursuant to section 209(1) Rating Powers Act 1988 (1988 No 97).

28 Provision for renewal of certain perpetual leases over Auckland City and Parnell Borough endowments, in Punakitere Survey District
  • Whereas certain lands in the Punakitere Survey District, in the Auckland Land District, being endowments for the City of Auckland and the Borough of Parnell respectively, were set apart as village-homestead special settlements for perpetual leasing under the Land Act 1948: And whereas by the Auckland and Parnell Endowment Lands Act 1895, the said lands were transferred to the Corporation of the City of Auckland and to the Corporation of the Borough of Parnell respectively: And whereas certain portions of the said lands, prior to such transfer, had been leased by way of perpetual lease under the Land Act 1948, and such leases were continued under the Auckland and Parnell Endowment Lands Act 1895, and for that purpose certain powers were conferred upon the Council of the City of Auckland and the Council of the Borough of Parnell respectively: And whereas the Borough of Parnell is now incorporated in the City of Auckland: And whereas the Auckland City Council has no power to grant renewals of the said leases in accordance with the terms thereof, and it is advisable to provide for such renewals: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) All the powers, duties, and authorities conferred or imposed on the Land Board or the Commissioner of Crown Lands in respect of the valuation of the lands comprised in any perpetual lease issued under the Land Act 1948, or in respect of the renewal of any such lease, shall, in respect of the perpetual leases hereinbefore referred to, be exercisable by and imposed on the Auckland City Council.

    (2) As soon as practicable after the passing of this Act valuations shall be made of the lands comprised in the said leases and of the substantial improvements of a permanent character made by the lessees on the said lands; and, with respect to such valuations and the proceedings subsequent thereto, the provisions of sections one hundred and fifty-one to one hundred and fifty-five of the Land Act 1948, shall, subject to the foregoing provisions of this section, apply as if the said valuations had been duly made within the prescribed period.

    The Land Act 1885 (1885 No 56) was repealed, as from 1 November 1892, by section 253 Land Act 1892 (1892 No 37). That Act was in turn consolidated, as from 4 August 1908, by section 1(2) Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

29 Validating the purchase of Beatson Park, Hawke's Bay Land District, by the Hastings Borough Council
  • Whereas by an agreement bearing date the twentieth day of September, nineteen hundred and twelve, and made between John Beatson therein described of the one part and the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Hastings (hereinafter called the Corporation) of the other part, the said John Beatson agreed to sell and the Corporation agreed to purchase, at or for the price of eight thousand dollars, all that parcel of land situated in the Borough of Hastings, containing thirty-eight acres three roods thirty-four perches, more or less, comprising part of Lot 176 of Block IX, as shown on the plan deposited in the Land Transfer Office at Napier under number 362, and being the whole of the land comprised in certificate of title, Register-book, Volume 41, folio 101: And whereas the said land was purchased by the Corporation for the purpose of a park or recreation-ground: And whereas the Hastings Borough Council in relation to the above purchase has passed a resolution that the Public Trustee be appointed Sinking Fund Commissioner, and that a sum of two hundred and eighty dollars be paid yearly for seventeen years, or until such time as the full purchase-money is realized: And whereas in pursuance of the said resolution the said Council has paid to the Public Trustee the sum of eight hundred and forty dollars: And whereas doubts have been raised concerning the validity of the said purchase and the establishment of the said sinking fund, and it is expedient to validate the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The said agreement and the purchase thereby witnessed, and the establishment by the Corporation of a sinking fund, and all other matters incidental to the said purchase of the said parcel of land by the Corporation from the said John Beatson, are hereby validated.

    The references to eight thousand dollars, two hundred and eighty dollars, and eight hundred and forty dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to four thousand pounds, one hundred and forty pounds, and four hundred and twenty pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

30 Vesting Section 14, Town of Gisborne, Hawke's Bay Land District, in the Gisborne Harbour Board
  • Section 14, Town of Gisborne, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, containing thirty-seven perches, is hereby vested in the Gisborne Harbour Board in trust, without power of sale, for the purposes of a pilot-station and for harbour-improvement purposes at the Port of Gisborne.

31 Cancelling the reservation over Section 107, Block VI, Patutahi Survey District, Hawke's Bay Land District
  • The reservation over Section 107, Block VI, Pututahi Survey District, in the Hawke's Bay Land District, as a timber reserve is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

32 Vesting Section K, part of G, New Plymouth Town Belt, in the High School Board
  • Whereas by warrant published in the Gazette of the ninth day of September, nineteen hundred and fifteen, the land hereinafter described was set apart as a site for a girls' high school: And whereas it is desired to vest the same in the Board of Governors of the New Plymouth High School, but there is no power to do so: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby vested, without power of sale, in the Board of Governors of the New Plymouth High School.

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

    All that area in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres one rood eight and forty-one fiftieths perches, more or less, being part of Section K, part of G, New Plymouth Town Belt, Fitzroy District, Block V, Paritutu Survey District: bounded towards the north-west by Sections 1291A and 2352, New Plymouth; part of H, Town Belt of New Plymouth; a street; other part of H, Town Belt of New Plymouth; and Subdivision 26 of part of H, Town Belt of New Plymouth, 990.91 links: towards the north-east by other part of Section K, part of G, New Plymouth Town Belt (proposed road-widening), 349.4 links; towards the south-east by part Section L of part G aforesaid, 937.91 links; and towards the south-west by Henui Stream, 360 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 1912/1345A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

33 Authorizing the granting of easements over Sections 139 and 140, Hua District, Block VI, Paritutu Survey District, Taranaki Land District
  • Whereas Sections 139 and 140, Hua District, Block VI, Paritutu Survey District, Taranaki Land District, are vested in the Chairman, Councillors, and Inhabitants of the County of Taranaki in trust for gravel purposes: And whereas it is expedient that the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) should be empowered to lay drainpipes in the said land for drainage purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Taranaki County Council is hereby authorized to grant to the Taranaki Farmers' Meat Company (Limited) the right to lay and maintain drainpipes on or under Sections 139 and 140, Hua District, Block VI, Paritutu Survey District, and all incidental rights and powers, upon such terms and conditions as the Council may deem fit.

34 Extending the leasing-powers of the New Plymouth Borough Council in regard to Section 2336, Borough of New Plymouth
  • Whereas the piece of land hereinafter described is vested in the Corporation of the Borough of New Plymouth as a reserve for the site of a Town Hall and public lecture-rooms: And whereas the buildings upon the said land are unsuitable for such purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The New Plymouth Borough Council may, in addition to and not in limitation of any other power or authority,—

    • (a) Permit the said land and the buildings thereon to be used for the instruction, amusement, or recreation of members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force; or

    • (b) Let or agree to let the said land or any part thereof by private contract or otherwise, for not exceeding a yearly tenancy; or

    • (c) Exercise with respect to the said land all or any of the powers of a leasing authority within the meaning of the Public Bodies Leases Act 1969.

    (2) The revenue to be derived from the said land shall be applied in or towards the maintenance of a Town Hall, public lecture-rooms, museum, or public library.

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

    All that parcel of land, containing twenty-two and fifty-seven hundredth perches, being Section 2336 in the Borough of New Plymouth, and being the whole of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 36, folio 149.

    The Public Bodies' Leases Act 1908 (1908 No 240) was repealed, as from 1 January 1970, by section 28(a) Public Bodies Leases Act 1969 (1969 No 141).

35 Amalgamating Taumata and Poti Domains, Taranaki Land District
  • Whereas by Order in Council published in the New Zealand Gazette of the fifteenth day of February, nineteen hundred, the land described in subsection two hereof was brought under the provisions of the Public Domains Act 1881, and is known as Taumata Domain: And whereas by Order in Council published in the New Zealand Gazette of the nineteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and nine, the land described in subsection three hereof was brought under the provisions of Part 2 of the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908, and designated Poti Domain: And whereas it is desirable that the two domains should be amalgamated under the common name of the Eltham Domain: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The public domains known as Taumata and Poti Domains, being the lands respectively described in subsections two and three hereof, are hereby amalgamated as one domain, and shall henceforth be known as the Eltham Domain.

    (2) The land formerly known as the Taumata Domain is more particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement eleven acres, more or less, being Subdivision 1 of Section 12, Block X, Ngaire Survey District: bounded towards the north by the Waingongoro Stream; then towards the east by Subdivision 13, part of Section 12, Block X, Ngaire Survey District, 158 links; again towards the north by Subdivision 13 aforesaid, 785 links; again towards the east by Subdivisions 14, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4, parts of Section 12 aforesaid, by a street, and by Subdivision 2, part of Section 12 aforesaid, 803 links; towards the south by Subdivision 4, Allotment 4 part of Subdivisions 2 and 3, part of Section 75, Block X aforesaid, by a street, by Allotment 4 part of Subdivision 1, part of Section 75 aforesaid, and by Section 74, Block X aforesaid, 1145.8 links; and towards the west by the Waingongoro Stream: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L 1280, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered pink.

    (3) The land formerly known as the Poti Domain is more particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Taranaki Land District, containing by admeasurement fifteen acres two roods, more or less, being Section 83, Block X, Ngaire Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by Anderson Road, 789.1 links; towards the south-east by Sections 84 and 85, Block X, Ngaire Survey District, 1950 links; towards the south-west by Section 87, Block X aforesaid, 787.8 links; and towards the north-west by Section 82, Block X aforesaid, 1996.5 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L 1310, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered pink.

36 Validating action of Stratford Borough Council concerning expenditure of loan-moneys
  • Whereas on the twenty-fourth day of March, nineteen hundred and fifteen, the Stratford Borough Council caused a poll of the ratepayers of the Borough of Stratford to be taken, under the provisions of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, on a proposal by the said Council to raise a special loan of eighteen thousand dollars for the purpose of the erection of municipal public offices and a public library in one building on Section 326, Town of Stratford (municipal reserve), situate in Broadway in the said Borough of Stratford, and the said proposal was carried, and notice of the result of the poll was published in the New Zealand Gazette for the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, at page 1071: And whereas the said Council has duly raised the said loan of eighteen thousand dollars for the purpose aforesaid: And whereas the said Council on the twentieth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifteen, let a contract for the erection of the said building, and included in such building certain shops and other rooms not immediately required for the purposes of municipal public offices and library, which it was proposed to let in order to minimize the cost to the Council of the entire building, the said Council, moreover, having in view the probability that at some future date the parts of the said building occupied by such shops and other rooms might be required for the extension of the Corporation offices or library: And whereas at a public meeting of the ratepayers of the Borough of Stratford, which was duly convened by the Mayor by public advertisement in the local newspaper, and was held on the fifteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and fifteen, prior to the taking of the poll in connection with the said loan, the Mayor explained fully the said loan proposals, and exhibited and explained to the said meeting the full and complete plan of the proposed building, including the said municipal public offices, library, shops, and other rooms, and indicated to the said meeting the revenue that it was anticipated would be derived from letting the said shops and other rooms not immediately required to be used for the Council's purposes: And whereas at such public meeting of the ratepayers of the said borough the proposal of the said Council to raise the said loan and to expend the amount of the same in the erection of the said building met with no opposition whatever: And whereas the said building has been erected and completed in accordance with the said plan, and the said Council has expended the amount of the said loan of eighteen thousand dollars in payment of the cost of the erection of the said building: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of the action of the said Council in raising the said special loan of eighteen thousand dollars and expending the amount thereof in payment of the cost of the erection of the said building, or such part thereof as consists of shops and other rooms not immediately required or used for the purposes of municipal public offices and library: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The action of the said Council in raising the said special loan of eighteen thousand dollars and expending the amount thereof in payment of the cost of the erection of the said building, or such part thereof as consists of shops and other rooms not immediately required or used for the purposes of municipal public offices and library, is hereby expressly validated.

    The reference to eighteen thousand dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to nine thousand pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

37 Cancelling the reservation over Section 1, Block II, Taihape Township, Wellington Land District
  • The reservation for the purpose of a site for a Courthouse over Section 1, Block II, Taihape Township, in the Wellington Land District, containing thirty-four perches, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

38 Cancelling the reservation over Section 82, Block XIV, Ohinewairua Survey District, Wellington Land District
  • The reservation for scenic purposes over Section 82, Block XIV, Ohinewairua Survey District, in the Wellington Land District, containing four acres three roods five perches, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

39 Authorizing the granting of a timber license over part of the Waiakaki Block, Wellington Land District
  • (1) In addition to the land described in subsection three of section one hundred and fifteen of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1915, the Land Board of the Wellington Land District may grant to the company referred to in the said section a license to cut and remove the timber on the land hereinafter described.

    (2) The license granted under this section shall, with the necessary modifications (if any), be granted on the same terms and conditions as the license granted pursuant to the said section one hundred and fifteen.

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

    All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing two thousand six hundred acres, more or less, being part of Waiakaki Block: commencing at Parimanawera Trigonometrical Station, and bounded towards the south-east generally by Rangiwaea No 1 Block, on lines bearing 242° 1′, 176.3 links; 185° 10′, 397 links; 184° 14′, 730.3 links; and 200° 35′, 140 links, to the Waiakaki Stream: thence by that stream to a point thereon distant 4000 links in a right line from the north-eastern side of the Main Trunk Railway line; thence towards the south-west by other part of Waiakaki Block on a line bearing 306° 24′, 4700 links, to the Mangaehuehu Stream; thence towards the north-west generally by that stream; thence towards the north-east by other part of Waiakaki Block on a line bearing 122° 46′ 32″, 8500 links, to the north-western boundary of Rangiwaea No 1 Block; thence by that boundary on a line bearing 212° 46′ 32″, 35000 links, to the place of commencement: save and except a pipe-line crossing the south-western corner of the above-described area: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on a plan marked L and S 22/1525, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

40 Altering the boundary of the Wanganui River District and Wanganui River Domain, Wellington Land District
  • Whereas by Proclamation dated the nineteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, certain lands within the Wanganui River District constituted under section three of the Wanganui River Trust Act 1891, were set apart as a public domain in terms of section nine of the said Act: And whereas part of the boundary of the river district and the Domain is a line parallel to and one mile distant from the right bank of the Wanganui River: And whereas it is desirable to alter the said boundary for the purpose of providing suitable fencing-lines: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) From the passing of this Act the Wanganui River District constituted by section three of the Wanganui River Trust Act 1891, and the Wanganui River Domain as set apart by Proclamation dated the nineteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, are hereby modified by the exclusion of the lands described in subsection two hereof and by the inclusion of the lands described in subsection three hereof, and the lands so excluded are hereby declared to be Crown lands available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    (2) The lands excluded from the Wanganui River District and the Wanganui River Domain are more particularly described as follows:—

    All those areas in Blocks X, XI, XIII, and XIV, Retaruke Survey District, and Blocks XVII and XVIII, Whirinaki Survey District, containing two acres three roods twenty-seven perches, sixteen acres, three hundred and sixty-six acres, ninety-four acres, two hundred and forty-six acres, two hundred and three acres, one hundred and ninety-seven acres, and one hundred and thirty-five acres, and marked respectively by letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H; be the aforesaid areas a little more or less; in the Wellington Land District; as the same are delineated on the plans marked L and S 1/440 and 1/440A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

    (3) The land included in the Wanganui River District and the Wanganui River Domain is more particularly described as follows:—

    All those areas in Blocks X, XIV, Retaruke Survey District, and Blocks I, V, XIII, and XVII, Whirinaki Survey District, containing twenty-seven acres, eleven acres, eighty-three acres, one thousand two hundred and seventy-three acres, and seventeen acres, and marked respectively by letters I, J, K, L, M; be all the aforesaid areas a little more or less; in the Wellington Land District; as the same are delineated upon the plans marked L and S 1/440 and 1/440A, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured blue.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

41 Authorizing the sale of part Section 206, Block XV, Kairanga Survey District, Wellington Land District, to the Palmerston North Borough Council
  • Whereas part of Section 206, Block XV, Kairanga Survey District, being part of the land included in the certificate of title, Volume 33, folio 43, and all the land in memorandum of transfer, registered No 28250 (Wellington Registry), is vested in His Majesty the King as a road reserve, and is under the care, management, and control of the Kairanga County Council: And whereas the said County Council desires that the portion hereinafter described of the said land (which is no longer required for the purpose of the said county) should be sold and the proceeds thereof donated to the Manawatu Patriotic Society: And whereas it has been agreed that the said portion of the said land should be sold to the Palmerston North Borough Council for the sum of five hundred dollars, such sum to be paid to the Manawatu Patriotic Society: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The said agreement is hereby authorized, confirmed, and validated; and upon payment by the Palmerston North Borough Council of the said sum of five hundred dollars to the Manawatu Patriotic Society the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title to the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Palmerston North, as a reserve for the purpose of a park and public gardens, over all that parcel of land being part of the land in certificate of title, Volume 33, folio 43, and all the land in memorandum of transfer, registered No 28250 (Wellington Registry), excepting thereout the road of one chain in width now formed thereon and known as the Cliff Road.

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

42 Extending the borrowing-powers of the Palmerston North Borough Council
  • Whereas the Palmerston North Borough Council, by a poll of the ratepayers taken on the twenty-second day of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen, was authorized to raise a loan of two hundred thousand dollars, under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, for the purpose of purchasing, extending, and enlarging the gasworks owned by the Palmerston North Gas Company (Limited), and for the acquisition of land and buildings for shops, showrooms, workrooms, and other specified purposes: And whereas in the proposal submitted to the ratepayers at the poll taken as aforesaid it was specified, inter alia, that the loan should be for a term of thirty-three years, and should bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum: And whereas it is desired to authorize the said Council to raise the said loan and any additional loan that may be raised for the same purposes pursuant to section eighteen of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, for a term of thirty-six years and at a rate of interest not exceeding five and a quarter per centum per annum: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, or in any proceedings taken thereunder, the Palmerston North Borough Council is hereby authorized, without taking a further poll of the ratepayers, to raise under the said Act the loan of two hundred thousand dollars hereinbefore referred to, for a term of thirty-six years, at a rate of interest not exceeding five and a quarter per centum per annum.

    (2) The authority conferred by the last preceding subsection shall extend and apply to the raising of any additional loan for the same purposes pursuant to section eighteen of the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913.

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

43 Extending the powers of the Public Trustee as executor and trustee of the will of the late Charles Rooking Carter
  • [Repealed]

    Section 43 was repealed, as from 1 December 1961, by section 18 Carter Trust Act 1961 (1961 No 4).

44 Authorizing the expenditure of Wanganui River Domain funds on river-works
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908, the revenue accruing in respect of the leasing or other disposition of any part of the lands for the time being comprised in the Wanganui River Domain, pursuant to section nine of the Wanganui River Trust Act 1891, may, for such period as the Governor in Council from time to time prescribes, after payment of costs of survey, maintenance, road access, fencing, and other expenses in connection with the domain, be applied in or towards the opening-up or improving of such part of the Wanganui River as is within the jurisdiction of the Wanganui River Trust.

45 Authorizing the Palmerston North Borough Council to raise a loan for the purpose of acquiring abattoir
  • Whereas the Palmerston North Borough Council, acting under the authority conferred upon it by section fifteen of the Slaughtering and Inspection Act 1900, duly delegated to the Manawatu Meat and Cold Storage Company (Limited) the power to establish an abattoir under the said Act for the purposes of the Borough of Palmerston North: And whereas the delegation aforesaid was for a term of ten years, and the said term is now about to expire: And whereas the Palmerston North Borough Council is desirous of taking over the abattoir established by the said Manawatu Meat and Cold Storage Company (Limited), pursuant to such delegation, and of raising a loan for the purpose under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, without taking a poll of the ratepayers as required by that Act: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Palmerston North Borough Council is hereby authorized to raise a loan of such amount as it may require for the acquisition of the abattoir aforesaid, and of any land used in connection therewith, and of any additional land which in the opinion of the said Council is necessary for the effective working of the said abattoir.

    (2) The provisions of section ten of the Slaughtering and Inspection Act 1908, shall apply to the raising of a loan under this section in all respects as if the purpose of the said loan were the establishment of an abattoir under section five of that Act.

46 Authorizing the Onslow Borough Council to close portion of a certain street at Kaiwarra, Wellington Land District
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (h) of subsection four of section one hundred and fifty-three or in section one hundred and eighty-one and section one hundred and eighty-two of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, and Schedule 7 thereto, or in any other Act or Acts having reference to the powers given to local authorities as to the closing of streets or parts of streets along the bank of a river or along the margin of the sea, the Council of the Borough of Onslow may, and is hereby authorized to, subject to compliance with the methods of procedure provided by the said Municipal Corporations Act 1908, and of Schedule 7 thereto, close a part of an unnamed street at Kaiwarra leading from off the western side of the Hutt Road towards the public school at Kaiwarra and more particularly described hereinafter for the purpose of erecting a fire-brigade station thereon.

    (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 forty-three fiftieths of a perch, more or less, situated in Block XI, Belmont Survey District: bounded towards the south-east by the Main Hutt Road, 24.24 links; towards the south-west by Wellington City Council land, 32.73 links, and defence reserve, 22.2 links; and towards the north-east by a road along the right bank of the Kaiwarra Stream, 44.96 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/1701, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

47 Further postponing date of valuation of certain leases granted by Wellington City Council
48 Validating the purchase by the Palmerston North Borough Council of the stock-in-trade used in connection with the Palmerston North Gasworks
  • Whereas the Palmerston North Borough Council raised a special loan of two hundred thousand dollars under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, and under the authority of a poll taken on the twenty-second day of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen: And whereas one of the purposes of such loan was that one hundred and thirty thousand dollars thereof was to be applied for the purpose of purchasing from the Palmerston North Gas Company (Limited) the Palmerston North Gasworks theretofore constructed in the Borough of Palmerston North, and the fixtures, machinery, plant, and appliances connected therewith: And whereas the said Council completed the said purchase, and there was included therein the stock-in-trade used in connection with the said gasworks and valued at the sum of sixteen thousand six hundred dollars, which said sum was paid by the said Council out of the said sum of one hundred and thirty thousand dollars: And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the said sum of sixteen thousand six hundred dollars was legally expended for a purpose for which the said loan was raised: And whereas it has been deemed expedient to authorize the said expenditure and validate such payment: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The payment by the said Council of the said sum of sixteen thousand six hundred dollars is hereby authorized and validated, and the purchase of the said stock-in-trade is declared to be one of the purposes for which the said loan was raised, and the authority of the ratepayers given at the said poll on the twenty-second day of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen, is deemed to have included power for the said Council to apply the said sum of one hundred and thirty thousand dollars in the purchase of the said stock-in-trade as well as the said gasworks, fixtures, machinery, plant, and appliances.

    The references to two hundred thousand dollars, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars, and sixteen thousand six hundred dollars were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to one hundred thousand pounds, sixty-five thousand pounds, and eight thousand three hundred pounds pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

49 Cancelling the reservation over Reserve 79C, Waimea South, Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District, Nelson Land District
  • The reservation for cemetery purposes over Section 79C, Waimea South Original District, in Block XVI, Wai-iti Survey District, Nelson Land District, containing six 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 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

50 Cancelling the reservation over Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Section 94A, Square 170, Town of Murchison, Nelson Land District
  • The reservation for public-utility purposes over Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Section 94A, Square 170, in the Town of Murchison, Nelson Land District, containing seven acres one rood eight 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 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

51 Cancelling the reservation over part of Section 22 of Square 173, Block XIII, Tutaki Survey District, Nelson Land District
  • The reservation for purposes of public utility over all that portion of Section 22 of Square 173, in Block XIII, Tutaki Survey District, Nelson Land District, lying eastward of the left bank of the Matakitaki River, and containing by estimation one hundred and twenty 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.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

52 Changing the purpose of reservation over Section 47, Town of Murchison, Nelson Land District
  • The reservation for municipal purposes over Section 47, Town of Murchison, in the Nelson Land District, containing one acre three roods eight perches, more or less, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby reserved for the purposes of a drill-shed site.

53 Cancelling the reservation over Lot 1 of Section 251 of Square 131, Block XIII, Reefton Survey District, Nelson Land District
  • (1) The reservation for the purpose of a public abattoir over the land hereinafter referred to 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 the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres two roods twenty-four and eight-tenths perches, more or less, and being Lot 1 of Section 251 of Square 131, in Block XIII, Reefton Survey District: commencing at peg VIII, which is situated 150.9 links from the westernmost corner of Section 136 on a bearing of 349 6′; thence bounded by lines the bearings and distances of which are as follows—66° 39′ and 990.8 links, 113 32′ and 827.2 links, 263° 38′ and 1081.9 links, 275° 30′ and 596 links; reserving to the Corporation of the Chairman, Councillors, and Inhabitants of the Inangahua County the right to enter upon, construct, lay down, and maintain, and from time to time alter or renew, such sewer and drainage-works, or works necessary or incidental thereto, as the said Corporation may from time to time deem necessary, with free right of ingress, egress, and regress in, over, and upon all that piece of land described as follows: commencing at the northernmost corner of the land herein and above described; thence bounded by lines the bearings and distances of which are as follows—293° 32′ and 827.2 links, 263° 38′ and 142.9 links, 296° 52′ and 731.7 links, 66° 39′ and 39.4 links: be all the aforesaid bearings and linkages more or less: as the said two pieces of land are delineated on plan numbered 449 of small drawer 73, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, at Nelson, and thereon bordered green and coloured red respectively.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

54 Authorizing the Governor to enter into an agreement with the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company (Limited)
  • Whereas it is desirable that the New Zealand terminal point of the Australia-New Zealand cables belonging to the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company (Limited) should be removed from Wakapuaka to Wellington: And whereas for this purpose it is proposed to enter into an agreement with the said company: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Governor, acting on behalf of His Majesty, may enter into an agreement with the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company (Limited) for the following purposes:—

    • (a) To permit the said company to lay a cable or cables from a point at or near Wakapuaka to Wellington:

    • (b) To provide accommodation for the company at Wellington:

    • (c) To determine the tenancy of Crown lands leased to the company at Wakapuaka:

    • (d) To exercise at the company's expense all necessary powers and to comply with the provisions of the Post and Telegraph Act 1908, or the Public Works Act 1908, in regard to the entry on land and the construction of electric lines for the purpose of laying the said cables as if the same were an electric line under the first-mentioned Act.

    (2) An agreement under this section may contain all such other provisions as the parties may agree to.

    (3) Any such agreement may be subsequently altered, varied, or added to by the parties thereto.

    The Rating Act 1908 (1908 No 163) was substituted, as from 1 October 1925, by a reference to the Rating Act 1925, pursuant to section 120 Rating Act 1925 (1925 No 30). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 1 April 1968, by a reference to the Rating Act 1967 pursuant to section 177(1) Rating Act 1967 (1967 No 123). That reference was in turn substituted, as from 28 June 1988, by a reference to the Rating Powers Act 1988 pursuant to section 209(1) Rating Powers Act 1988 (1988 No 97).

55 Increased borrowing-powers of Motueka Harbour Board
  • (1) [Repealed]

    (2) The said section nine is hereby further amended by omitting the words five dollars per centum, and substituting the words five and a quarter per centum.

    (3) Section ten of the said Motueka Harbour Board Act 1905, is hereby amended by omitting the words five-sixths of a cent, and substituting the words one and one twenty-fourth of a cent.

    Subsection (1) was repealed, as from 29 October 1936, by section 2(2) Motueka Harbour Board Amendment Act 1936 (1936 No 12(L)).

    The references to five dollars, five-sixths of a cent, and one and one twenty-fourth of a cent were substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to five pounds, one penny, and five farthings pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

56 Sections 2 and 4 of Ross Goldfields Electric Power Transmission Act 1908, amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 56 was repealed, as from 1 April 1993, by section 173(1) Electricity Act 1992 (1992 No 122).

57 Authorizing the exchange of certain Crown land for certain private land, Canterbury Land District
  • (1) The Governor is hereby authorized to exchange the Crown land described in subsection two hereof for the lands described in subsections three and four hereof.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement eight hundred and forty acres two roods, more or less, being Sections 30 and 31, Square 112, situated in Blocks XI and XII, Skiddaw Survey District, and bounded towards the north by Sections 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Square 112, 24300.2 links; towards the south-east and south generally by the road reserve along Kakapo Brook, and by Run 233, 7333.6 links; and towards the west by Section 10, Square 112, 4000 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured yellow.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement nineteen acres and twelve perches, more or less, being parts of Sections 5, Square 112, and 14, 15, and 16, Square 104, situated in Blocks VIII and XII, Skiddaw, and V and IX, Tekoa Survey Districts, bounded as follows: commencing at a point on the eastern boundary of Section 16, Square 104, 1897.8 links due south of the north-eastern corner of the said section; thence generally westerly for a distance of 19073.3 links; thence south-westerly, 100 links; thence easterly generally, 19081.7 links; thence due north, 100 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured pink.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement thirty acres, more or less, being parts of Sections 4 and 5, Square 112, situated in Block VIII, Skiddaw Survey District, and bounded generally towards the east by other part of Section 5, 1608.4 links; towards the south generally by other part of Section 4, and 5, 5284.5 links; towards the north-west by other part of Section 4, 460 links; and towards the north by the River Hope: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement nine acres and two perches, more or less, being parts of Sections 2, 3, and 4, Square 112, situated in Block VIII, Skiddaw Survey District, bounded as follows: commencing at survey peg L in Section 4; thence generally westerly a distance of 9087.1 links; thence north-easterly, 100 links; thence generally easterly, 8947.3 links; thence south-easterly, 119.9 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured yellow.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement eleven acres, more or less, being parts of Sections 1, 2, and 8, Square 112, situated in Block VIII, Skiddaw Survey District, bounded as follows: commencing at a point in Section 2, the same being 580 links north-west of survey peg LXI; thence generally westerly, 5615.6 links; thence north-easterly, 200 links, to the River Hope; thence easterly along the said River Hope a distance of about 5400 links; thence south-easterly, 110 links; thence south-westerly, 100 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured orange.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement six acres three roods six perches, more or less, being parts of Sections 6, 7, and 8, Square 112, situated in Blocks VII and VIII, Skiddaw Survey District, bounded as follows: commencing at survey peg LXV in Section 6; thence north-easterly, 6781 links; thence north-westerly, 100.4 links; thence south-westerly, 6800.5 links; thence south-easterly, 101.6 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured violet.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 4 acres 2 roods, more or less, being part of Section 6, Square 112, situated in Block VII, Skiddaw Survey District, bounded as follows: commencing at survey peg LXV in the said Section 6; thence south-westerly, 1111.4 links; thence north-westerly, 451.5 links, to the River Hope; thence generally easterly along the south bank of that river for a distance of about 1300 links; thence south-easterly, about 200 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres and four perches, more or less, being part of Section 6, Square 112, situated in Blocks VII and XI, Skiddaw Survey District, bounded as follows: commencing at survey peg LXVII in the said Section 6; thence generally south-westerly, 3159.4 links; thence north-easterly, 106.8 links and 2896.4 links; thence south-easterly, 101.5 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured sepia.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement seventy-five acres, more or less, being parts of Sections 9, 26, 24, 23, 22, 21, 27, 20, 19, and 6, Square 112, situated in Blocks X and XI, Skiddaw Survey District: commencing at survey peg LXX in Section 6; thence generally westerly, about 38850 links, to the western boundary of Section 9; thence northerly, 200 links, to the River Hope; thence easterly along the said river, about 39000 links; thence south-easterly, 150 links; thence south-westerly, 106.8 links, to the commencing-point: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured orange.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement twelve acres, more or less, being part of Section 6, Square 112, situated in Blocks VII and XI, Skiddaw Survey District, and bounded towards the north-east, south-east, and south-west by other parts of Section 6, 350 links, 2680.2 links, and 366.2 links respectively; and towards the north-west by the River Hope: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered green.

    (4) The balance of the land to be acquired by the Crown in exchange is more particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement two hundred and forty-eight acres, more or less, being Section 29, Square 112, situated in Blocks VI, X, and XI, Skiddaw Survey District, and bounded towards the north by Run 233A, 6300 links; towards the north-east by the River Boyle; towards the south by the River Hope; and towards the west by Run 233A, 2800 links: excepting a public road one chain in width which intersects the above-described area: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered pink.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement eighty acres, more or less, being Section 1, situated in Block XVI, Boyle Survey District: bounded towards the east, south, and west by Run 233B, 4000 links, 2000 links, and 4000 links respectively; and towards the north by a public road, 2000 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/45, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered blue.

    (5) The land described in subsection four hereof shall from the date of the acquisition thereof by the Crown be deemed to be national-endowment land.

    (6) No exchange shall be effected under this section unless and until the owner of the private land to be exchanged indemnifies the Crown from all liability for claims in respect of fencing any portion of the land to be transferred to the Crown.

58 Revesting jurisdiction of Amberley Town, Canterbury Land District, in the Amberley Town Board
  • On and after the first day of April, nineteen hundred and seventeen, nothing in section four of the Ashley Subdivision, and the Waimakariri-Ashley Water-supply Board Act 1911, shall apply to the Board of the Amberley Town District as constituted under the Town Boards Act 1908, and the said Board shall as from that date have the same powers and authorities as if the said section four had not been passed.

59 Cancelling the reservation over Reserve 951, Town of Waimate, Canterbury Land District
  • The reservation for the purpose of a site for public buildings and other purposes of the General Government over Reserve 951, Town of Waimate, in the Canterbury Land District, containing two roods five perches, is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby declared to be Crown land available for disposal under the Land Act 1948.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

60 Cancelling the reservation over certain land in Block IX, Teviotdale Survey District, Canterbury Land District
  • (1) The reservation for electric-telegraph purposes 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 1948.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement three acres and thirty-two perches, more or less, and being part of Reserve 953, situated in Block IX, Teviotdale Survey District, and bounded as follows: on the north-east and south-east by the Main North Road, 401.2 links and 3745.2 links respectively; on the south-west by Balcairn Road, 50 links; and on the north-west generally by Sections 14761 and 13966, 2606.5 links and 1450.1 links: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/1020, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

61 Changing the purpose of Reserve 2643, Borough of Ashburton
  • (1) Whereas by an Order in Council dated the twenty-second day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, and published in the Gazette of the twenty-seventh day of November, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, an area of land in the Borough of Ashburton, containing ten acres, more or less, and now known as Reserve 2643, was vested in the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Ashburton in trust for a plantation: And whereas it is desired to change the purpose of the said reserve to a municipal endowment: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Governor may, by Order in Council gazetted, change the purpose of the said Reserve 2643 from a reserve for plantation purposes to a municipal endowment.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement ten acres, more or less, being Reserve 2643, situated in the Borough of Ashburton: bounded towards the north-east by Dobson Street, 1000 links; towards the south-east by the South-east Town Belt, 1100 links; towards the south-west by an unnamed terrace, 1000 links; and towards the north-west by Williams Street, 1100 links: excepting thereout that portion of South Street, one chain in width, intersecting the above-described boundaries: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/1/92, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

62 Cancelling the reservation for the growth and preservation of timber over portion of Reserves 3114 and 3115, Canterbury Land District
  • (1) The reservation for the growth and preservation of timber 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 1948.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement eight hundred and fifty acres, more or less, being part of Reserve 3114, situated in Blocks V and IX, Mount Thomas Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by Crown land, 16050 links; towards the south-east, south, and east generally by other part of Reserve 3114, 13291.4 links, 7025.1 links, and 8792.3 links respectively; towards the south-west by Section 25546, 1900 links; and towards the north-west by Crown land, 16000 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/17, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    Also all that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement one thousand one hundred and nineteen acres, more or less, being part of Reserve 3115, situated in Blocks IX, Mount Thomas, and XII and XVI, Upper Ashley Survey Districts: bounded towards the north-east by Section 25546, 1600 links; towards the east and south generally by other part of Reserve 3115, 25985.1 links and 21897.7 links respectively; towards the south-west by other part of Reserve 3115, 1614 links; and towards the north-west generally by Crown land, 17250 links and 10600 links; by Section 25547, 560 links, 1400 links, and 770 links; and again by Crown land, 9350 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/8/17, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

63 Cancelling the reservation over portion of Peel Forest Scenic Reserve, Canterbury Land District
  • Whereas certain lands in the Canterbury Land District, now known as the Peel Forest Scenic Reserve, were acquired by the Crown by way of exchange from the trustees of the estate of the late John Barton Arundel Acland, of Mount Peel, Canterbury, and the said lands were permanently reserved for scenic purposes by Proclamation in the Gazette of the fifth day of August, nineteen hundred and nine: And whereas the land hereinafter described was included in the said exchange under a misapprehension, and is not required for scenery-preservation purposes: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The reservation over the land hereinafter described is hereby cancelled, and the Governor is hereby empowered to dispose of the same to the now existing trustees of the estate of the late John Barton Arundel Acland—to wit, Walter Empson, of Mount Peel, gentleman; Hugh Thomas Dyke Acland, of Christchurch, surgeon; and Henry Dyke Acland, of Christchurch, solicitor—on such terms and conditions as he deems fit.

    (2) The provisions of the Land Act 1948, relative to the limit of holding shall not apply to the land disposed of under this section, and any title issued under such authority shall not be subject to Part 13 of the Land Act 1948.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement eleven acres, more or less, and being part of Section 3208 (now included in Peel Forest Scenic Reserve), situated in Block II, Orari Survey District: bounded towards the north by a public road, 1450 links; towards the east by a road reserve along the Rangitata River; and towards the south by Section 1972, 1843.5 links; and towards the west by a public road, 30.8 links, 421 links, and 339.1 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 221, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

64 Waimairi County Council authorized to supply electricity to persons beyond boundaries of county
  • (1) The Council of the Waimairi County is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions of the Public Works Amendment Act 1911, to supply electricity to persons residing beyond the boundaries of that county, after having first obtained the consent so to do of the local authority of the district in which such supply is proposed to be given.

    (2) The provisions of section twenty-nine of the Counties Amendment Act 1913, shall apply to the supply of electricity by the Waimairi County pursuant to this section in the same manner in all respects as if such supply were to the inhabitants of the Waimairi County.

65 Declaring a closed road in Woodland Survey District, Otago Land District, to be Crown land
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described is a road closed under section eleven of the Land Act 1948: 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 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 1948.

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

    All that area, containing one acre two roods twenty and three-fifths perches, more or less, adjoining Sections 5 and 14, Block I, Woodland Survey District, in the Otago Land District, and referred to in a Proclamation dated the twenty-first day of May, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and published in the Gazette of the twenty-eighth day of May, nineteen hundred and fourteen.

    The Land Act 1908 (1908 No 94) was repealed, as from 1 January 1925, by section 390 Land Act 1924 (1924 No 31). That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

66 Validating certain unions of the City of Dunedin with the adjacent boroughs and town district
  • (1) Whereas by Proclamations dated respectively the eighteenth day of December, nineteen hundred and fifteen, the twentieth day of December, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and the twenty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and fifteen, all published in the Gazette of the twenty-third day of December, nineteen hundred and fifteen, purporting to be made under the authority of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, the City of Dunedin, the Boroughs of Mornington and Maori Hill, and the Bay Town District were proclaimed to be constituted a united borough under the name of the City of Dunedin: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of such Proclamations or of one or more of them: Be it therefore enacted that the said Proclamations shall severally be deemed to have had effect according to the tenor thereof, and the City of Dunedin as constituted on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and sixteen, shall be deemed to have comprised the City of Dunedin, the Boroughs of Mornington and Maori Hill, and the Bay Town District as existing immediately before that date.

    (2) Whereas by the union of the Maori Hill Borough with the City of Dunedin the district of the Maori Hill Fire Board ceased to exist: And whereas there is no legal provision for the abolition of the said Fire Board and the distribution of its assets and liabilities: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Maori Hill Fire Board is hereby dissolved as from the first day of January, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and the assets and liabilities of the said Board shall, on the said date, be deemed to have become assets and liabilities of the Dunedin Fire Board.

67 Authorizing payment of compensation to Mrs Ann Noble, of Alexandra, Otago
  • Whereas by section one hundred and thirteen of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1913, it was provided that a pension of three dollars per week be paid to William Noble, of Alexandra, Otago, during the remainder of his life, in compensation for loss suffered by reason of the issue of a license under the Mining Act for a dredging claim over the land occupied by him as an orchard: And whereas the said William Noble is now deceased, and it is desirable that the pension should be continued to his widow: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Minister of Finance is hereby authorized, . . . to pay out of moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purpose to Mrs Ann Noble, widow of the said William Noble, deceased, of Alexandra, Otago, the sum of three dollars a week during the remainder of her life.

    Section 67 was amended, as from 10 May 1932, by section 4(3) Finance Act 1932 (1932 No 11), by substituting the words moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purpose for the words the Consolidated Fund,, and by omitting the words without further appropriation than this Act.

    The reference to three dollars was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for references to one pound ten shillings, and thirty shillings pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

68 Validating the issue of mining district land occupation leases, Otago Land District
  • Whereas the Land Board of the Otago Land District has granted leases under the Mining Districts Land Occupation Act 1894, and Part 8 of the Land Act 1908, over lands that were then held under pastoral license under Part 6 of the Land Act 1892, or Part 6 of the Land Act 1908: And whereas doubts have arisen as to the validity of such leases: And whereas it is desirable to validate the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    All leases heretofore granted by the Land Board of the Otago Land District under the provisions of the Mining Districts Land Occupation Act 1894, or Part 8 of the Land Act 1908, over lands which at the time of the grant were held under license under Part 6 of the Land Act 1892, or Part 6 of the Land Act 1908, are hereby validated as from the date of the granting thereof.

69 Authorizing the cancellation of the forfeiture of the lease over Section 19A, Totara Settlement, Otago Land District
  • Whereas the Land Board of the Otago Land District, by resolution dated the twelfth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifteen, forfeited the interest of Samuel Moore in a lease registered in Volume 145, folio 131, Otago Land Registry Office, over Section 19A, Totara Settlement, in the said land district, for non-payment of rent, and notice of such forfeiture was duly published in the Gazette of the sixteenth day of September, nineteen hundred and fifteen: And whereas it is deemed expedient to cancel the said forfeiture: 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 lease hereinbefore referred to; and thereupon the said lease and all mortgages and incumbrances (if any) affecting the same shall operate and be deemed to have continued to operate as if the said lease 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.

70 Authorizing the leasing of part of Town Belt Reserve, Port Chalmers
  • Whereas part of the Town Belt Reserve at Port Chalmers, in the Provincial District of Otago, is required by the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Dunedin (hereinafter called the city) as a site for a dwellinghouse for the electric attendant for the time being employed by the city: And whereas the Mayor, Councillors, and Burgesses of the Borough of Port Chalmers (hereinafter called the borough) is prepared, subject to the necessary power being conferred upon it by legislation, to lease part of such reserve to the city upon the terms hereinafter mentioned: And whereas the land to be leased as aforesaid is part of the land described in the First Schedule to deed of conveyance bearing date the twelfth day of February, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, registered in the Deeds Registry Office at Dunedin as No 58987, and made between Her late Majesty the Queen of the one part and the borough (therein referred to as the Municipal Corporation of the Incorporated Town of Port Chalmers) of the other part: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The borough is hereby empowered to lease to the city any part of the said reserve, not exceeding forty perches in area, for the term, and with, upon, and subject to such terms, conditions, and provisions as may be agreed on between the city and the borough, including provisions for payment of valuation for improvements or for renewal for one or more or for recurring periods.

    (2) The Registrar of Deeds for the Otago Registration District is hereby authorized and directed to accept for registration and register the said lease notwithstanding anything contained in section one hundred and sixteen of the Public Works Act 1908.

71 Amending boundaries of plantation reserve, Benmore Survey District, Otago Land District
  • Whereas by a warrant dated the seventeenth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety, an area of land containing twelve hundred acres, situated in the Benmore Survey District, Otago Land District, and comprising part of the bed of the Ahuriri River, was permanently reserved for plantation purposes: And whereas by an Order in Council dated the sixth day of February, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the said land was vested in the Chairman, Councillors, and Inhabitants of the Waitaki County: And whereas in subdividing the adjoining Crown land and Otago University endowment land it has been found desirable to alter the boundaries of the said reserve, and the Waitaki County Council has duly agreed to the alteration of boundaries: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Governor may, by Order in Council, revoke the said warrant dated the seventeenth day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the said Order in Council dated the sixth day of February, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, in so far as they relate to the area of twelve hundred acres hereinbefore referred to, and in lieu thereof may vest the land hereinafter described in the Chairman, Councillors, and Inhabitants of the Waitaki County in trust for plantation purposes.

    (2) The area to be vested in pursuance of this section is more particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Otago Land District, situated in the Waitaki County, containing by admeasurement one thousand four hundred and thirty-seven acres two roods, more or less, and being Section 20, Block I, Benmore Survey District: bounded towards the north-east by a public road, 12940.5 links, and a stock reserve, 3740 links; towards the south-east by a right line across the Ahuriri River, 600 links; again towards the north-east by a line along the bank of the said Ahuriri River, 350 links; again towards the south-east by the Omarama Stream, 14800 links; towards the south-west by part north-eastern boundary of pre-emptive right E, 180 links; again towards the south-east by part north-western boundary of said pre-emptive right E, 1967.9 links, and a public road, 1390.8 links; and towards the west by Run 201C, 19042.4 links: be all the aforesaid linkages more or less: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 6/1/142, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

72 Authorizing the Western Taieri Land Drainage Board to make and levy general and special rates
  • [Repealed]

    Section 72 was repealed, as from 27 October 1917, by section 2(6) Western Taieri Land Drainage Act 1917 (1917 No 6).

73 Authorizing Cromwell Borough Council to sell certain rights held under water-race license
  • Whereas the Cromwell Borough Council is the holder of a one-twelfth share or interest in a water-race from Parkburn and other creeks, by virtue of a license, issued by the Warden at Cromwell, No 1097, dated the fourth day of September, nineteen hundred and two: And whereas the Cromwell Borough Council has passed a resolution that power be obtained to sell the said share or interest in the said water-race, the proceeds to be applied for improving the borough water-supply: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Cromwell Borough Council is hereby authorized to sell the share or interest of the Cromwell Borough Council in the said water-race by public auction, subject to such terms and conditions of sale as the Cromwell Borough Council shall think fit.

    (2) The Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell is hereby authorized to transfer to the purchaser at any such sale the share or interest of the said Corporation in the said water-race.

    (3) On the registration of any such transfer with the Mining Registrar at Cromwell in accordance with the provisions of the Mining Act 1908, the share or interest of the Corporation of the Borough of Cromwell in the said water-race shall vest in the said purchaser, his executors, administrators, and assigns, with the same rights and subject to the same liabilities as the said Corporation had therein or was subject to immediately previous to any such sale and transfer.

    (4) The Cromwell Borough Council shall apply the proceeds received from any such sale in improvement-works connected with the water-supply of the Cromwell Borough Council from Lowburn and Firewood Creeks, or the reticulation-works thereof.

74 Declaring 750 acres in the Eyre Survey District, Southland Land District, to be national-endowment land
  • (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby declared to be national-endowment land.

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

    All that parcel of land in the Southland Land District, containing seven hundred and fifty acres, being parts of Blocks XVI, XVII, XVIII, and XIX, Eyre Survey District, and bounded—commencing at the northernmost corner of Run 352B in said Eyre Survey District; thence westerly and south-easterly along the old boundary of Run 509 to the westernmost corner of Run 352B aforesaid; thence north-easterly to the commencing-point: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 8/10/27, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

75 Vesting Section 5, Block XIII, Campbelltown Hundred, Southland Land District, in the Bluff Harbour Board
  • (1) Whereas by a Proclamation appearing in the Southland Provincial Gazette No 8, dated the twenty-ninth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, certain land was reserved for quarantine purposes in Blocks XIII, XIV, and XV, Campbelltown Hundred: And whereas portion of the area so reserved is required for approach purposes to a jetty erected by the Bluff Harbour Board: And whereas it is necessary to vest this land in the said Board: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The reservation for quarantine purposes is hereby cancelled over that portion of the said land now known as Section 5, Block XIII, Campbelltown Hundred, containing five acres three roods twenty-five perches, more or less, and over the area fronting the said Section 5 now designated as chain reserve on plan marked L and S 13/591, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington.

    (2) The said Section 5 is hereby reserved as a landing reserve, and the control of the same is hereby vested in the Bluff Harbour Board, subject, however, that the Health Department's fumigating-sheds shall be allowed to remain thereon, and that full and free right of ingress, egress, and regress shall at all times be allowed to all officers, servants, and workmen of the Health Department and to any person or persons authorized by the said Department to enter upon the said land.

76 Authorizing the issue of coal leases and licenses over certain land at Preservation Inlet, Southland Land District
  • (1) The Governor may, in terms of the Coal-mines Act 1908, and its amendments, issue licenses to prospect for and leases to work coal on that portion of the Sounds National Park hereinafter described.

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

    All that area in the Southland Land District, containing about two thousand five hundred acres, being a small peninsula in the western part of Preservation Survey District, between Preservation Inlet and Chalky Inlet: bounded towards the west generally by the open sea and the eastern passage to Chalky Inlet, towards the north-east by Lee Bay and a line across the isthmus from the head of Lee Bay to Preservation Inlet at its narrowest part, and towards the south-east by Preservation Inlet.

77 Cancelling the reservation over Sections 15 and 16, Block II, Wendonside Survey District, Southland Land District, and setting apart other land in lieu thereof
  • Whereas an occupation-with-right-of-purchase license (No 62), dated the tenth day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and registered in the Southland Land Registration District in Volume 51, folio 98, was issued under Part 3 of the Land Act 1892, over Sections 15 and 16, Block II, Wendonside Survey District: And whereas the land comprised in the said sections is a primary-education reserve, and there was no statutory authority for the issue of the said occupation-with-right-of-purchase license: And whereas it is desirable to exchange the said primary-education reserve for Crown land of equal value, and to validate the said occupation-with-right-of-purchase license: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The reservation for the purposes of primary education over Sections 15 and 16, Block II, Wendonside Survey District, in the Southland Land District, containing six hundred and forty acres, more or less, is hereby cancelled.

    (2) The occupation-with-right-of-purchase license (No 62), registered in Volume 51, folio 98, in the Southland Registration District, over the said Sections 15 and 16, Block II, Wendonside Survey District, is hereby validated, and shall be deemed to have been valid as from the date of the issue thereof.

    (3) Section 30, Block IV, Town of Menzies Ferry, containing nineteen acres three roods sixteen perches, more or less, and deemed to be of equal value to the said Sections 15 and 16, Block II, Wendonside Survey District, is hereby permanently reserved for the purposes of primary education.

78 Authorizing acquisition of Wairio Railway and Coal Company's tramway, Southland Land District, by Ohai Railway Board
  • Whereas a petition praying that a certain area within the Southland Land District may be constituted a railway district under the Local Railways Act 1914, was presented to the Governor on the nineteenth day of July, nineteen hundred and fifteen: And whereas objections to the said petition were lodged by the Wairio Railway and Coal Company (Limited), which has constructed a railway or tramway (throughout this section referred to as the said railway) from Wairio to Moretown under an Order in Council dated the eighteenth day of October, nineteen hundred and eleven, and deed of delegation dated the fifteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and twelve, and the said railway is fully equipped and in operation: And whereas a Commission was appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908, to inquire into the aforesaid matters: And whereas it was agreed between the petitioners and the said company that the said company should withdraw its objections to the prayer of the petitioners on condition that before the Railway Board of the district to be constituted should proceed to construct any line of railway the said Board should purchase and take over the said railway, including all freehold and leasehold land over which the said railway has been constructed, and also including all buildings, plant, engines, and rolling-stock erected, made, and used in connection with the said railway, and the freehold and leasehold lands and property described in a list at the foot of the said agreement, and the said company's rights under the said Order in Council and deed of delegation, the purchase-money to be fixed by agreement, or, failing that, by a Compensation Court to be constituted under Part 3 of the Public Works Act 1908, and should also pay the said purchase-money and any costs awarded to the said company, and indemnify the said company against all claims and demands under any leases or agreements for leases with respect to lands upon or through which the said railway has been constructed, and obtain the consent of all necessary parties to any assignment or transfer required to give effect to the said agreement: And whereas the Commissioner reported that in his opinion the area of the proposed railway district, with a certain small addition thereto, should be authorized, and the proposed boundaries of the said area have been altered accordingly, and the said area with such altered boundaries has been proclaimed a railway district under the said Local Railways Act 1914, and the name Ohai has been assigned thereto: And whereas it is expedient that the Board of the said district should be empowered to carry out the said agreement: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) When and so soon as the Ohai Railway Board has been constituted it may, and it is hereby empowered in pursuance of the said agreement to, purchase and take over from the Wairio Railway and Coal Company (Limited), or to take under the Public Works Act 1908, the said railway, including all freehold and leasehold land over which the said railway has been constructed, and all buildings, plant, engines, and rolling-stock erected, made, or used in connection with the said railway, and the freehold and leasehold lands and property described in a list at the foot of the said agreement, and all other assets of the said company used in connection with the said railway, and the said company's rights under the Order in Council and the deed of delegation hereinbefore referred to.

    (2) Failing an agreement between the said Board and the said company as to the price to be paid by the Board to the company for the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights acquired by the Board under this section, the price therefor shall be fixed by a Compensation Court to be constituted in manner provided by Part 3 of the Public Works Act 1908. All the provisions of the said Act relating to the filing, hearing, and disposal of claims for compensation shall, mutatis mutandis, apply, and accordingly a Compensation Court constituted under the said Act shall have jurisdiction to hear and dispose of any claim filed by the said company thereunder.

    (3) After the Board shall have made provision to the satisfaction of the Minister of Public Works or the said company for the payment of the compensation which may probably be awarded for the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights, the Board may give notice to the said company in writing under its seal, delivered to the secretary of the said company at its registered office, that the Board proposes to exercise the powers vested in it by subsection one of this section; and thereupon the Board shall be deemed to have taken the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights under the Public Works Act 1908; and it shall not be necessary to comply with the provisions of sections eighteen to twenty-five, both inclusive, of the said Act.

    (4) Notwithstanding anything in this section or in the Local Railways Act 1914, contained, the said Board shall not proceed to construct any railway or tramway, or any extension of an existing railway or tramway, until it shall have complied with and carried into full effect all the terms and conditions of the said agreement, and shall have paid the said price and any costs that may be awarded to the said company; and until that shall have been done the said company shall be entitled to remain in full and undisturbed possession of the said railway, lands, chattels, and rights, and to carry on its business in such manner as it shall think fit:

    Provided that if the said company shall fail to make a claim under section thirty-nine of the said Act within two months after the service of the notice mentioned in subsection three hereof, or if the said company shall not file a copy of its claim and the notice required by subsection two of section forty-six of the said Act within one month after receiving notice in writing, served as aforesaid, from the Board that the Board does not admit the claim, or after receiving an offer from the Board served as aforesaid which the said company shall decline to accept, the provisions of this subsection shall cease to apply from the date when the Board shall give notice to the said company, in writing under its seal delivered to the secretary of the said company at its registered office, that it is prepared to take possession of the said railway, lands, chattels, and rights, and an undertaking by the Board to pay to the said company the sum awarded by the said Court.

    (5) Any extension of the said railway, and any tramway, road, buildings, plant, engines, rolling-stock, tramway, or other rights, and all improvements in or to the said railway, which shall have been constructed, made, erected, purchased, or acquired, or which shall be in course of construction, erection, or acquisition, by the said company after the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and before the exercise by the said Board of the powers conferred upon it by subsection one of this section, shall be deemed to be included in and to form part of the assets included in the said agreement, and shall be purchased, taken over, and paid for by the said Board accordingly:

    Provided, nevertheless, that no such extension, tramway, road, buildings, plant, engines, rolling-stock, freehold or leasehold lands, tramway or other rights, or improvements so constructed, made, erected, purchased, or acquired within twelve months after peace has been declared in the present war with Germany shall be deemed to be included in the said agreement, purchased, taken over, or paid for by the said Board, unless, in the opinion of the said Board or of the Compensation Court to be constituted as herein provided, the same were reasonably necessary for the proper working of the said railway or any extension thereof, or the transport of coal or other goods thereto.

    (6) On payment of the price fixed by the Compensation Court as hereinbefore provided, or after delivery by the Board of notice that it is prepared to take possession of the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights provided in subsection four hereof, the Governor may issue a Proclamation vesting the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights in the said Board, and the provisions of section nineteen of the Public Works Act 1908, shall, mutatis mutandis, apply; and it shall be the duty of the said company to perform, execute, and do all acts, deeds, documents, and things necessary for the handing-over to and the vesting in the said Board of the said railway, freehold and leasehold lands, chattels, and rights acquired by the said Board under this section. The Board shall pay the cost incurred by the company in relation to anything done under this subsection.

    (7) No assignment or transfer of any lease or agreement for a lease of any lands under this section shall be deemed to be a breach of any covenant by the lessee or tenant contained in such lease or agreement not to assign or transfer the same without the consent of the lessor or any other person.

    (8) For the purpose of acquiring the said railway and lands mentioned in subsection one hereof and administering the said railway when acquired, the Board shall have all the powers under the Local Railways Act 1914, including borrowing-powers, that a Board under that Act has in respect to the construction and administration of a railway, and for all purposes the acquisition of the said railway under subsection one hereof shall be deemed to be an undertaking authorized pursuant to the Local Railways Act 1914, and the said railway shall be deemed to have been constructed under the said Act.

    (9) Subject to subsection four hereof, this section or the powers hereby conferred on the said Board shall not restrict the powers vested in the Governor or in the said Board by the Local Railways Act 1914, with respect to the construction of any other railway.

    (10) The acquisition of the said railway, lands, chattels, and rights pursuant to the said agreement shall be deemed to be a public work within the meaning of the Public Works Act 1908.

    (11) Subject to the provisions of the Local Railways Act 1914, the Governor in Council may from time to time, on application under section fifty of the Act, issue an Order authorizing the said Board to construct any extension or extensions of the said railway within the boundaries of the said railway district, and every such extension shall for all purposes be deemed to be part of the said railway.

    (12) The Board is hereby authorized and empowered to construct any roads or tramways it may deem necessary for the purpose of providing access to the terminus of the said railway or of any extension thereof, or for the purpose of connecting any coal-mines within the Ohai Railway District with any railway which the Board is authorized to acquire or to construct.

    (13) The Board is hereby authorized and required, out of the proceeds of a uniform rate to be made and levied for that purpose as hereinafter provided, or, as the Board may decide, out of any moneys borrowed by way of special loan under the provisions of the Local Railways Act 1914, and subsection eight hereof, to pay all costs and expenses previously incurred by the petitioners and the said company in connection with the ratepayers' petition and the proceedings thereon up to the passing of this Act, and also the cost of surveys and other expenses incurred on behalf of the petitioners before presentation of the petition with a view to obtaining railway facilities for the district:

    Provided that this subsection shall only apply to the costs of the said company if and when the Board shall actually acquire the said railway and the compensation therefor is agreed to or fixed under this section.

    (14) If the Board shall decide to pay such costs and expenses out of the proceeds of a uniform rate, it is hereby authorized for that purpose to make and levy a uniform rate over the whole railway district without the classification required by section forty-three of the said Act, and notwithstanding that such classification may have been made.

79 Christchurch Drainage Board authorized to borrow moneys
  • [Repealed]

    Section 79 was repealed, as from 1 January 1952, by section 93 Christchurch District Drainage Act 1951 (1951 No 21).

80 Authorizing the taking of certain land as a ballast-pit for purposes of East Coast Main Trunk Railway
  • Whereas it is necessary to take certain land as a ballastpit for the purposes of the East Coast Main Trunk Railway: And whereas the said land is situated more than ten chains from the middle-line of such railway, and there is accordingly no statutory authority for the taking of such land: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Governor may, by Proclamation under section one hundred and eighty-eight of the Public Works Act 1908, take the land hereinafter described as a ballast-pit for the purposes of the East Coast Main Trunk Railway as if it were land that could be taken under that section, and may construct thereon such railway-siding or line of railway as may be necessary for affording access to such ballast-pit.

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

    The bed of the Waipaoa River and lands adjacent thereto, from the prolongation northwards of the eastern boundary of Section 79, Block I, Turanganui Survey District, to the prolongation northwards of the western boundary of the road adjoining Section 55, Town of Patutahi, Block I, Turanganui Survey District; as shown on Plan PWD 38836.

81 Authorizing the Corporation of the City of Wellington and Samuel Gilmer to enter into covenant re leases, for the purpose of widening Manners Street
  • Whereas negotiations have been carried on between the Corporation of the City of Wellington and Samuel Gilmer in respect of the acquisition, in order to widen Manners Street in the said city, of a strip of land leased by such Corporation to the said Samuel Gilmer, and the Corporation and the said Samuel Gilmer propose to enter into (subject to legislative sanction) a deed of covenant containing provisions relating to the vesting in the Corporation of the said strip of land, and to the surrender to the Corporation of certain lands leased by the said Corporation to the said Samuel Gilmer by three several deeds of lease, and to the grant in lieu thereof of one lease of the lands comprised in such leases (excepting the said strip of land required to widen Manners Street, but including a strip of land part of Section 13, Market Hall Reserve) upon the terms and conditions expressed in a draft deed a copy whereof is for purposes of identification signed by Charles Perrin Skerrett, solicitor on behalf of the said Samuel Gilmer, and by John O'Shea, City Solicitor, on behalf of the said Corporation: And whereas it is expedient to authorize the said Corporation and the said Samuel Gilmer and their privies to enter into the said proposed deed so that the provisions thereof may be carried into effect: Be it therefore enacted that the said Corporation and the said Samuel Gilmer and their privies are hereby authorized to enter into and give effect to the provisions of the said proposed deed.

82 Extending powers of Manukau Water supply Board
  • Whereas it is expedient that the Manukau Water-supply Board be provided with power to purchase land outside the Manukau Water-supply District for the purpose of a catchment area, and for providing an additional supply of water for the consumers of water in its district: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Manukau Water-supply Board is hereby authorized to purchase or to join with any other local authority in the purchase of such area or areas of land outside the Manukau Water-supply District as it shall from time to time think fit or find necessary for the purposes of a catchment area or catchment areas for water.

    (2) The said Board is hereby further authorized to erect or supply machinery, pipes, and appliances on the land so purchased, and to provide pipes and all necessary appliances to lead and bring such water to the Manukau Water-supply District; and for the purposes aforesaid the term water-race as used in the Water-supply Act 1908, shall in the case of the Manukau Water-supply Board apply to land and to water-supply operations and appliances beyond the limits of the Manukau Water-supply District.

    (3) The powers of the said Board to raise loans under the Water-supply Act 1908, and the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913, are hereby extended to include the power to raise loans for the purchase of the said area or areas of land and for the construction of water-races in connection therewith beyond the said Manukau Water-supply District.

83 Validation of loan raised by Epsom Road Board for purposes of water-supply
  • Whereas the Epsom Road Board did on the fifteenth day of September, nineteen hundred and fifteen, take a poll of the ratepayers of a special-rating area of the Epsom Road District upon a proposal to raise a special loan of seven thousand dollars for the purpose of providing a water-supply to a portion of the Epsom Road District: And whereas the ratepayers of the said special area have approved of such proposal: And whereas all formalities in connection with the said loan have been duly complied with, and the consent of the Governor in Council to such loan, as required by section twenty-six of the Appropriation Act 1915, has been duly given: And whereas doubt has arisen as to whether the said Board has power at law to raise such a loan: And whereas it is expedient that such doubt should be removed: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    The Epsom Road Board is hereby declared to have been duly authorized to raise the special loan hereinbefore referred to in all respects as if such power were fully granted by the Road Boards Act 1908, and the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913.

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

84 Authorizing leasing of the Taumarunui and Rangaroa Domain to Taumarunui Agricultural and Pastoral Association
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908, the Governor may grant to the Taumarunui Agricultural and Pastoral Association (Incorporated) a lease of the land hereinafter described for such period or periods (not exceeding in the whole a period of forty-two years), and at such rent, and upon such terms and conditions, as he thinks fit:

    Provided that the proviso to paragraph (a) of section thirty-four of the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908 (prohibiting the leasing for building purposes of any portion of a domain used for public recreation), shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection on the demised land, with the approval of the Minister of Lands, of such buildings as may be deemed to be essential for the purposes of the said association:

    Provided further that the said lease shall contain a reservation in favour of the public of a right of access on foot at all times (except on show-days) to all parts of the demised land not newly laid down in grass:

    Provided also that the said lease shall further reserve to the Taumarunui and Rangaroa Domain Board the free right at any time and from time to time to plant trees or make other improvements on the demised land, and also to take possession of and fence off any portion of the demised land as sports-grounds or for other purposes of recreation; but in every such case the rent for the demised premises shall, for the residue of the term of the lease, be reduced by a sum bearing the same proportion to the total annual rent as the area of the land so taken bears to the whole area of the demised premises.

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

    All that land in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement one hundred and ten acres three roods twenty perches, more or less, being Section 3, Block XIII, Tuhua Survey District, and being all the land described in an Order in Council dated the eleventh day of November, nineteen hundred and twelve, and published in the Gazette of the twenty-first day of November, nineteen hundred and twelve.

85 Section 9 of Opunake Harbour Act 1908, amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 85 was repealed, as from 1 October 1938, by section 15 Opunake Harbour Board 1938 (1938 No 9(L)).

86 Authorizing the Mokau Harbour Board to carry out certain works on Mokau River, and to raise a loan not exceeding $10,000 therefor
  • [Repealed]

    Section 86 was repealed, as from 1 October 1940, by section 11(1) Mokau Harbour Act 1940 (1940 No 5(L)).

87 Authorizing an exchange of certain endowments, Town of Opotiki, for Crown lands
  • Whereas Allotments 203, 204, 205, and 206 of Section 1 of the Town of Opotiki, containing one acre, and being part of the land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 44, folio 210, Auckland Land Registry, are vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Opotiki as an endowment in aid of the borough funds: And whereas the Opotiki Borough Council is desirous of exchanging the said allotments for the area of Crown land described in subsection three hereof: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The Opotiki Borough Council is hereby authorized and empowered to transfer to the Crown Allotments 203, 204, 205, and 206 of Section 1 of Town of Opotiki aforesaid, and upon the completion of such transfer the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title to the Corporation of the Borough of Opotiki in respect to the portion of Allotment 2 of Section 2, more particularly described in subsection three hereof, and such land shall be held by the said Corporation in trust as a site for municipal offices or buildings.

    (2) Upon the transfer to the Crown of the said Allotments 203, 204, 205, and 206 of Section 1 the same shall be deemed to be Crown land within the meaning of the Land Act 1908, and shall remain subject to all leases and other incumbrances in existence immediately prior to such transfer, except that all rents and other moneys payable to the Opotiki Borough Council shall be payable to the Crown.

    (3) The area of Crown land to be granted to the Corporation of the Borough of Opotiki pursuant to this section is particularly described as follows:—

    All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement seventeen point forty-six perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 2 of Section 2, Town of Opotiki: bounded towards the south by Allotment 29, distance 200 links from Church Street, to the north-western corner of the said Allotment 29; thence towards the west by Allotment 1, distance 54.55 links; thence towards the north by a right line parallel to the southern boundary of the said Allotment 2, distance 200 links, to Church Street; and towards the east by Church Street, 54.55 links.

88 Provision for awarding land to South Island landless Maoris
  • Whereas by the South Island Landless Natives Act 1906, provision was made for the reservation of areas of Crown land for providing land for landless Maoris of the South Island: And whereas the said Act was repealed by the Native Land Act 1909, and no provision was made in substitution therefor: And whereas certain landless Maoris of the South Island were not provided with land under the provisions of the said South Island Landless Natives Act 1906, and it is advisable to make inquiries as to the cases of such Maoris, and to make provision for the grant of land to persons found to be entitled thereto: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) On being authorized by the Governor in Council so to do, the Maori Land Court may make such inquiries as it thinks fit as to applications that may be received within six months after the passing of this Act from landless Maoris in the South Island for grants of Crown land in that Island, and shall make such recommendations to the Governor as the Court thinks proper.

    (2) On the recommendation of the Maori Land Court the Governor may, by warrant under his hand, authorize the issue of a certificate of title to any such landless Maori in respect of any area of Crown land in the South Island available for the purpose; and the Governor may from time to time, by Proclamation, reserve any such areas of Crown land for the purposes of this section.

    (3) [Repealed]

    Subsection (3) was repealed, as from 31 December 1918, by section 121 Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1917 (1917 No 26).

    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).

    The words Maori Land Court were substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the words Native Land Court pursuant to section 9(2)(a) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

89 Validating proceedings taken by Waitomo County Council for raising certain loan
  • Whereas the Waitomo County Council has taken proceedings for the raising of a loan of three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and a third cents for the construction of portion of the Ahoroa Road: And whereas it is proposed to levy a special rate as security for the said loan over the lands comprised in the Pakaumanu Special-rating District: And whereas the portion of the said road for which the loan is proposed to be raised is for the benefit of the said special-rating district, but is situated outside the boundaries thereof, and doubts have arisen as to the authority of the Waitomo County Council to raise such loan: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    (1) The proceedings taken by the Waitomo County Council to raise a loan of three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and a third cents hereinbefore referred to, and to make and levy a special rate as security therefor over the lands comprised in the Pakaumanu Special-rating District aforesaid, are hereby validated, and the said Council is hereby authorized to complete such proceedings and to raise such loan in all respects as if it were authorized so to do under the Local Bodies Loans Act 1913.

    (2) The Pakaumanu Special-rating District, hereinbefore referred to, is particularly described as follows:—

    Commencing at the south-west corner of Rangitoto-Tuhua No 35 No 3B touching the Mangaokewa Stream; thence along the southern boundaries in an easterly direction of Sections Rangitoto-Tuhua 35I No 3B, Rangitoto-Tuhua 35I No 2, the eastern boundary of the said section to the south-west corner of Rangitoto-Tuhua No 25 No 5B; thence along the southern and eastern boundaries of the latter section to the southern boundary of Rangitoto A No 67B; thence along the eastern boundaries of the said section to the south-west corner of Rangitoto A No 60; thence along the southern boundary of the said section; thence in a northerly direction along the eastern boundaries of Rangitoto A No 60, Rangitoto A No 49B, the eastern and northern boundary of Rangitoto A No 48B to the Waipa River; thence along the Waipa River in a southerly direction to the north-east corner of Rangitoto-Tuhua No 25 No 5B; thence in a westerly direction along the northern boundary of Rangitoto No 25 No 5B, the eastern, southern, and western boundary of Rangitoto-Tuhua No 35H No 2 to the south-east corner of Rangitoto-Tuhua 26F 2A; thence along the southern boundary of the said section and part of the eastern and southern boundary of Rangitoto-Tuhua 68O to the Mangaokewa Stream; thence along the Mangaokewa Stream in a southerly direction to the starting-point.

    The reference to three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and a third cents was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to one thousand six hundred and sixty-six pounds thirteen shillings and fourpence pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

90 Authorizing the Southland County Council to levy rates on acreage basis in the Titiroa Drainage District
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in any Act to the contrary, the Southland County Council is hereby authorized to levy rates on an acreage basis on lands situated within the Titiroa Drainage District.

    (2) The amount of general and special rates for all purposes levied on lands within the said district shall not exceed forty cents per acre in any year.

    The reference to forty cents was substituted, as from 10 July 1967, for a reference to four shillings pursuant to section 7(1) Decimal Currency Act 1964 (1964 No 27).

91 Extending leasing-powers of Blenheim Borough Council with respect to certain lands
  • Whereas by Proclamation dated the sixteenth day of June, nineteen hundred and five, and published in the Gazette of the twenty-second day of the same month, certain lands were taken under the Public Works Act 1894, and were vested in the Corporation of the Borough of Blenheim for the purposes of improvement of insanitary portions of the Borough of Blenheim: And whereas portion of the said lands is not required for the purposes for which such lands were vested as aforesaid; and it is desired to authorize the Blenheim Borough Council to lease the said portion in the manner hereinafter provided: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    Notwithstanding anything in section thirty-three of the Public Works Act 1908, the Blenheim Borough Council is hereby authorized to lease, under section one hundred and thirty-six of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908, any of the lands specified in the Schedule to the Proclamation hereinbefore referred to that may not be required for the purposes for which such lands were vested as aforesaid in the Corporation of the Borough of Blenheim.

92 Validation of agreements entered into for purposes of Waihou and Ohinemuri Rivers Improvement Act 1910
  • Whereas certain agreements have been entered into between the Minister of Public Works, on behalf of His Majesty, of the one part, and the owners of certain lands within the Waihou and Ohinemuri Rivers District (constituted under the Waihou and Ohinemuri Rivers Improvement Act 1910), of the other part, for the purpose of enabling the said Minister to effectively carry out the works authorized to be constructed under the said Act: And whereas there is no statutory authority for the said agreements, and it is desired to validate the same: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

    All agreements heretofore entered into as aforesaid are hereby declared to be and at all times since the making thereof to have been valid.

93 Section 5 of Hauraki Plains Act 1908, amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 93 was repealed, as from 1 April 1927, by section 21(1) Hauraki Plains Act 1926 (1926 No 39).

94 Section 200 of Mining Act 1908, amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 94 was repealed, as from 1 October 1926, by section 451 Mining Act 1926 (1926 No 15).

95 Section 4 of Swamp Drainage Act 1915, amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 95 was consequentially repealed, as from 8 November 1929, by section 6(4) Finance Act 1929 (1929 No 29).

96 Confirming title of University of Auckland Council to University site
  • Whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the University of Auckland buildings and the site upon which the same stand, being Allotment 1 of Section 12 of the City of Auckland, situate at the corner of Eden and Parliament Streets in the said city, and more particularly described in the second column of Schedule 1 to the Special Powers and Contracts Act 1885, paragraph 1 thereof, have ever been legally vested in the University of Auckland Council, it is hereby enacted that the said site and buildings shall be deemed to have been vested in the said Council for an estate in fee-simple, upon trust for the University of Auckland, as from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety.

    The reference to the University of Auckland was substituted, as from 16 October 1957, by section 4(2) University of Auckland Amendment Act 1957 (157 No 25), for a reference to Auckland University College.

97 Amending and extending the provisions of the Horowhenua Lake Act 1905
  • [Repealed]

    Subsection (7) was amended, as from 11 September 1926, by section 53(3) Local Legislation Act 1926 (1926 No 61), by substituting the words and the said area shall for the purpose of the said Part 3 be deemed to be the district of the Board for the words and the Board shall have and may exercise accordingly with respect to the said area all the powers conferred on a local authority by the said Part 3 of that Act.

    Section 97 was repealed, as from 25 October 1956, by section 18(12)(b) Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Act 1956 (1956 No 53).

98 Increasing the rating-powers of the Waikiwi River Board
99 Conferring power on Greymouth Harbour Board to quarry, burn, purchase, and sell lime
  • The Greymouth Harbour Board is hereby authorized to quarry and burn lime within the district of the said Board, and may purchase or sell lime on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.

100 Section 35 of Local Bodies Loans Act 1913 (relating to Commissioners of Sinking Funds), amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 100 was repealed, as from 1 October 1926, by section 126(1) Local Bodies Loans Act 1926 (1926 No 14).

101 Power to abolish toll-gates or reduce tolls
  • [Repealed]

    Section 101 was repealed, as from 1 April 1921, by section 385 Municipal Corporations Act 1920 (1920 No 48).

102 Closing certain road, and vesting same in Corporation of City of Wellington
  • The Governor may, by Proclamation, on the application of the Wellington City Council, close the foreshore road or street at the head of Evans Bay, in the Wellington Land District, as shown on plans deposited in the Lands Registry Office at Wellington as Nos 145 and 2158, and thereupon the land comprised therein shall be vested in the Mayor, Councillors, and Citizens of the City of Wellington, and may be dealt with by the Council as a closed street under the provisions of section 182 of the Municipal Corporations Act 1908.