In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
Committee means the Central Committee of the Hawke's Bay Earthquake Relief Funds incorporated under this Act
Earthquake Relief Fund means a fund raised wholly or partly by private subscription for the benefit of persons injuriously affected by the Hawke's Bay earthquake, and includes all investments, securities, and other property whatsoever belonging to or under the administration of a trustee of such fund in his capacity as such
the Hawke's Bay earthquake or the earthquake means the earthquake that occurred in Hawke's Bay on 3 February 1931 and includes all fires consequent thereon or incidental thereto
Minister means the Minister of Finance
trustee includes every person for the time being exercising control, either solely or jointly with any other person or persons, over any Earthquake Relief Fund.