Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1931

Reprint
as at 1 April 1966

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Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1931

Public Act1931 No 41
Date of assent11 November 1931
Commencement11 November 1931

Note

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

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

This Act is administered by Land Information New Zealand.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Altering the boundaries of certain reserves in the Parish of Whangarei

3 Authorising the Wellsford Agricultural and Pastoral Society (Incorporated) to sell Section 38, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, and apply proceeds towards purchase of other land

4 Cancelling reservation as a domain over Lots B and D, Block I, Hunua Survey District, and declaring the same to be reserved for scenic purposes

5 Authorising the Raglan Town Board to sell a certain reserve

6 Section 18 of Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1927 amended

7 Validating lease granted by Hutt Park Committee over portion of Hutt Park Recreation Reserve

8 Cancelling State forest reservation over certain land in Nelson Land District and setting the same apart as a scenic reserve

9 Authorising the issue of a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King for Section 19, Block XIII, Wai-iti Survey District

10 Nelson Harbour Act 1905 amended

11 Authorising the issue of a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King for Section 20, Block XV, Wai-iti Survey District

12 Authorising cancellation of reservation as provisional State forest over certain land in Waiwhero and Mawheranui Survey Districts, and the setting apart of same for the purposes of the Coal-mines Act 1925

13 Empowering Selwyn Plantation Board to purchase land for plantation purposes, and providing for the more effective carrying on of the Board's operations [Repealed]

14 Adding certain Crown land in Block II, Lyndon Survey District, to Hanmer Town area

15 Authorising the Peel Forest Board to grant leases of special areas set apart for the purpose [Repealed]

16 Validating a certain payment by the Waikaka Domain Board

17 Providing for certain expenditure out of North Island Experimental Dairy School Account

18 Extending provisions of section 124 of the Land Act 1924 to the holders of leases of certain lands [Repealed]

19 Bringing under the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908 certain portions of the Tongariro National Park [Repealed]

20 Authorising Tongariro National Park Board to appoint committees [Repealed]

21 Authorising the vesting of certain lands in the Taieri River Trust as endowments


An Act to provide for the sale, reservation, and other disposition of certain reserves, Crown lands, endowments, and other lands, and to validate certain transactions

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1931.

2 Altering the boundaries of certain reserves in the Parish of Whangarei
  • Whereas by section 82 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1920 part of the Kaurihohore Public Cemetery, comprising Allotment 23B of the Parish of Whangarei, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 38 and six twenty-fifths perches, more or less, was vested in the body corporate known as the Presbyterian Church Property Trustees (hereinafter referred to as the Church Trustees) constituted under the Presbyterian Church Property Act 1885:

    And whereas it is desirable that the boundaries of the land so vested should be amended by adding thereto the land described in subsection (4), which now forms part of the Kaurihohore Public Cemetery hereinbefore referred to, and by excluding therefrom the area described in subsection (5):

    And whereas it is desirable that the portion of an adjoining public school site described in subsection (6) should be added to the said Kaurihohore Public Cemetery:

    And whereas the Church Trustees, the Trustees of the Kaurihohore Public Cemetery (hereinafter referred to as the Cemetery Trustees), and the Education Board of the District of Auckland have agreed to such adjustment of boundaries:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The reservation for the purpose of a public cemetery over the land described in subsection (4) and the vesting of the maintenance and care thereof in the Cemetery Trustees are hereby revoked, and the said land is hereby vested in the Church Trustees, to be held by the Church Trustees as set forth and declared in and by the said Presbyterian Church Property Act 1885.

    • (2) The vesting of the land described in subsection (5) in the Church Trustees pursuant to section 82 of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1920 is hereby revoked, and the said land is hereby declared to form part of the Kaurihohore Public Cemetery, and the maintenance and care thereof is hereby vested in the Cemetery Trustees.

    • (3) The reservation as a public school site over the land described in subsection (6) and the vesting thereof in the Education Board of the District of Auckland are hereby revoked, and the said land is hereby declared to form part of the Kaurihohore Public Cemetery, and the maintenance and care thereof is hereby vested in the Cemetery Trustees.

    • (4) The land to which subsection (1) relates is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the North Auckland Land District, Whangarei County, containing by admeasurement 5 and nine-tenths perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 23B, Whangarei Parish: bounded, commencing at a point on a public road, which point is distant 508.6 links in a north-westerly direction from the south-eastern corner of Allotment 23B aforesaid, on the south-east and south-west by another part of Allotment 23B aforesaid, by lines bearing 236°8′, distance 162.8 links; bearing 325°24′, distance 3.9 links; on the north-west by another part of Allotment 23B aforesaid by a line bearing 43°11′, distance 166.7 links; on the north-east by the aforementioned public road by a line bearing 145°24′, distance 41.3 links, to the point of commencement: be all the aforesaid measurements more or less: as the same is more particularly delineated on Plan Number 26477 (blue), deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, at Auckland, and thereon coloured blue.

    • (5) The land to which subsection (2) relates is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the North Auckland Land District, Whangarei County, containing by admeasurement 2 and four-tenths perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 23B, Whangarei Parish: bounded, commencing at a point on a public road, being the south-east corner of Allotment 23A, Whangarei Parish, on the east, by the aforementioned public road by a line bearing 145°24′, distance 25.0 links; on the south-east by another part of Allotment 23B aforesaid by a line bearing 234°46′, distance 121.7 links; on the north-west by part Allotment 23A, Whangarei Parish, by a line bearing 43°11′, distance 124.5 links, to the point of commencement: be all the aforesaid measurements more or less: as the same is more particularly delineated on Plan Number 26477 (blue), deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, at Auckland, and thereon coloured yellow.

    • (6) The land to which subsection (3) relates is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the North Auckland Land District, Whangarei County, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 1 and three-tenths perches, more or less, being part of Allotment 23A, Whangarei Parish: bounded, commencing at a point on a public road, being the south-east corner of Allotment 23A aforesaid, on the south-east by parts of Allotment 23B, Whangarei Parish, by a line bearing 223°11′, distance 513.0 links; on the south-west by Allotment 23, Whangarei Parish, by a line bearing 325°24′, distance 103.0 links; on the north-west by another part of Allotment 23A aforesaid, by a line bearing 54°46′, distance 501.4 links, to the point of commencement: be all the aforesaid measurements more or less: as the same is more particularly delineated on Plan Number 26477 (blue), deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, at Auckland, and thereon coloured red.

3 Authorising the Wellsford Agricultural and Pastoral Society (Incorporated) to sell Section 38, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District, and apply proceeds towards purchase of other land
  • Whereas by an Order in Council dated 11 January 1922 and published in the Gazette of 12 January 1922 the land described in subsection (4) was vested in the Wellsford Agricultural and Pastoral Society (Incorporated) in trust for an agricultural and pastoral showground and a public recreation ground:

    And whereas the said land is unsuitable for the purposes for which it has been set apart:

    And whereas the land described in subsection (5) is suitable for the said purposes, and the said society has entered into an agreement to purchase the same:

    And whereas it is expedient that the said society should be authorised to sell the land firstly hereinbefore referred to and to apply the proceeds of such sale towards the purchase of the land secondly hereinbefore referred to:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928 or any other Act, the Wellsford Agricultural and Pastoral Society (Incorporated) may sell either by public auction or by private treaty the land described in subsection (4) upon such terms and conditions as the Minister of Lands may approve.

    • (2) The proceeds of such sale shall be applied towards the purchase of the land described in subsection (5).

    • (3) Upon completion of the purchase of the land described in subsection (5) the said land shall be conveyed to His Majesty the King as a reserve for an agricultural and pastoral showground and a public recreation ground.

    • (4) The land to which subsection (1) relates is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the North Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 22 acres 1 rood 13 perches, more or less, being Section 38, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District.

    • (5) The land to which subsection (2) relates is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the North Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 acres and 28 and three-tenths perches, more or less, being Lot 1 on the plan deposited in the Land Transfer Office at Auckland under Number 22800, and being part of the western portion of Section 31, Block XVI, Otamatea Survey District: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 22/462, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

4 Cancelling reservation as a domain over Lots B and D, Block I, Hunua Survey District, and declaring the same to be reserved for scenic purposes
  • Whereas by section 9 of the Wanganui River Trust Act 1891 the Governor-General is empowered to declare by Proclamation any lands within the district under the jurisdiction of the Wanganui River Trust to be a public domain:

    And whereas, by Proclamation published in the Gazette of 29 December 1892, the lands described in the Schedule of the said Proclamation, comprising 33 033 acres, more or less, were set apart as a public domain and placed under the control of the said Trust:

    And whereas it is expedient that the portions of the said public domain hereinafter described should be reserved for scenic purposes and brought under the operation of the Scenery Preservation Act 1908:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The reservation as a public domain over the lands hereinafter described and the vesting of the control thereof in the Wanganui River Trust are hereby cancelled, and the said lands are hereby declared to be reserved for scenic purposes and to be subject to the provisions of the Scenery Preservation Act 1908.

    • (2) The lands so declared to be reserved for scenic purposes are particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 3 acres and 25 perches, more or less, being Lot B, Block I, Hunua Survey District.

      Also all that area in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 acre and 21 perches, more or less, being Lot D, Block I, Hunua Survey District.

      As the same are delineated on the plan marked 270/20H, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

5 Authorising the Raglan Town Board to sell a certain reserve
  • Whereas by an Order in Council issued pursuant to section 4 of the Public Reserves and Domains Act 1908, dated 29 August 1911, and published in the Gazette of 31 August 1911, the land hereinafter described was vested in the Raglan Town Board, in trust, as an endowment or for the use of the said Town Board:

    And whereas it is expedient that the Raglan Town Board should have power to sell the said land and to apply the proceeds of such sale in the development of other reserves in the Raglan Town District:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Act, the Raglan Town Board may sell the said land freed and discharged from the reservation aforesaid.

    • (2) The net proceeds of such sale shall be applied in the development of other reserves vested in the Raglan Town Board.

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

      All that area in the Auckland Land District, containing by admeasurement 2 roods 18 perches, more or less, being Lot 13, Block VIII, Town of Raglan.

6 Section 18 of Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1927 amended
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

7 Validating lease granted by Hutt Park Committee over portion of Hutt Park Recreation Reserve
  • Whereas the Hutt Park Committee, by deed bearing date 1 October 1931, leased or purported to lease to Walter Alexander Cairns, of Lower Hutt, storekeeper, the piece of land hereinafter described:

    And whereas the said piece of land is separated by a road from the area commonly known as the Hutt Park and used for purposes of public recreation, and is not required or adapted for recreation purposes:

    And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the committee could lawfully make and enter into the said deed:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The said deed shall be deemed to have been lawfully made and entered into by the Hutt Park Committee and the said Walter Alexander Cairns.

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

      All that piece or parcel of land in the Borough of Lower Hutt, situated in the Wellington Land District, containing by admeasurement 23 and forty-nine fiftieths perches, more or less, being part of the land known as the Hutt Park Recreation Reserve, part Section 12, Hutt Registration District, Block XIV, Belmont Survey District, and bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of Randwick Road with Park Road, and proceeding in a south-easterly direction along the south-western side of the said Park Road for a distance of 188.53 links; thence along the south-western side of Seaview Road for a distance of 31.84 links; thence in a westerly direction, on a bearing of 248°6′37″, and for a distance of 138.38 links, to the eastern side of Randwick Road; and thence in a north-easterly direction along the eastern side of Randwick Road, for a distance of 258.72 links, to its intersection with Park Road, the place of commencement.

8 Cancelling State forest reservation over certain land in Nelson Land District and setting the same apart as a scenic reserve
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described forms portion of a provisional State forest reserve set apart by Proclamation published in Gazette of 8 July 1920, and portion of a permanent State forest reserve set apart by Proclamation published in Gazette of 9 January 1931, and the said land is now subject to the provisions of the Forests Act 1921–22:

    And whereas it is desirable that the said land should be set apart as a scenic reserve subject to the provisions of the Scenery Preservation Act 1908, as recommended by the Board constituted under that Act:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The reservation for provisional and permanent State forest purposes over the land hereinafter described is hereby cancelled, and the said land is hereby set apart as a scenic reserve subject to the provisions of the Scenery Preservation Act 1908.

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

      All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing 3 290 acres, more or less, situated in Blocks II, IV, V, and VII, Maungatapu Survey District, and bounded by a line commencing at the eastern corner of Section 6, Square 18, and running along the south-eastern boundary of the said section; thence along the eastern boundary of Section 2, Square 18, the south-eastern boundaries of Sections 5, 4, and 3 of Square 18, and the south-western boundaries of the said Section 3 and of Section 1, Square 18, and the southern boundary of Section 1, Block IV, Maungatapu Survey District, to the south-western corner of the said Section 1; thence in an easterly direction along the top of a spur to Trig Station DA; thence in a south-easterly direction along the top of a ridge to Trig H (Rocks); thence generally in a north-easterly direction along the summit of the range through Trig Station C (Dun Mountain) and Little Twin to Trig Station KH (Maungatapu); thence in a north-westerly direction by a straight line to the point of commencement: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S X/97/16, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

9 Authorising the issue of a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King for Section 19, Block XIII, Wai-iti Survey District
  • Whereas the land described in subsection (2) is portion of a closed road:

    And whereas the said closed road passes through land vested in His Majesty subject to the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Amendment Act 1921–22, being all that parcel of land comprised in certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 143, Nelson Registry:

    And whereas it is desirable to authorise the issue to His Majesty of a certificate of title in respect of the said piece of closed road:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The District Land Registrar for the Land Registration District of Nelson is hereby empowered and directed to issue, free of cost, a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King in respect of the closed road area described in subsection (2), such parcel of land to be held by His Majesty the King in like manner to the land vested in him by virtue of certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 143, Nelson Registry, and to be subject to all the rights and privileges conferred by the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Amendment Act 1921–22 and any amendments thereof; and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Act, such certificate of title shall be subject to the same restrictions, charges, leases, and encumbrances (if any) as those to which the certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 143, hereinbefore referred to is subject.

    • (2) The land in respect of which such certificate of title shall be issued is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 acre 1 rood 33 perches, more or less, being Section 19, Block XIII, Wai-iti Survey District: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan numbered 29/86, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor of the Nelson Land District, at Nelson, and thereon coloured red.

10 Nelson Harbour Act 1905 amended
  • Whereas by the Nelson Harbour Act 1905 the Nelson Harbour Board was endowed with the foreshore of the Nelson Harbour, the Waimea mud flats and the flats within the harbour as described in Schedule 1 of the said Act:

    And whereas the description of the land so vested was incorrectly set forth in the said schedule, and it is desirable that the error of description should be rectified:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    Schedule 1 of the Nelson Harbour Act 1905 is hereby amended as from the commencement of that Act by adding to the second paragraph the words and Sections 80, 83, and 84, all in Suburban South Original District, in Block III, Waimea Survey District.

11 Authorising the issue of a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King for Section 20, Block XV, Wai-iti Survey District
  • Whereas the land described in subsection (2) is portion of a closed road:

    And whereas it is desirable to authorise the issue to His Majesty of a certificate of title to the said land and to incorporate the same in the lease registered under Number 55377 in the Nelson Registry of the lands (being lands vested in His Majesty subject to the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Amendment Act 1921–22) comprised in certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 91, Nelson Registry, the said lease having been granted under the said Act:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The District Land Registrar for the Land Registration District of Nelson is hereby empowered and directed to issue, free of cost, a certificate of title in the name of His Majesty the King in respect of the closed road area described in subsection (2), such parcel of land to be held by His Majesty the King in like manner to the lands vested in him by virtue of certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 91, aforesaid, and to be subject to all the rights and privileges conferred by the Discharged Soldiers Settlement Amendment Act 1921–22 and any amendments thereof; and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Act, such certificate of title shall be subject to the same restrictions, charges, leases, and encumbrances (if any) as those to which the certificate of title, Volume 69, folio 91, hereinbefore referred to is subject.

    • (2) The land in respect of which such certificate of title shall be issued is particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the Nelson Land District, containing by admeasurement 1 rood 31 and four-fifths perches, more or less, being Section 20, Block XV, Wai-iti Survey District (formerly part of Section 78, Square 4): as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan numbered 726R, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor of the Nelson Land District, at Nelson, and thereon coloured green.

12 Authorising cancellation of reservation as provisional State forest over certain land in Waiwhero and Mawheranui Survey Districts, and the setting apart of same for the purposes of the Coal-mines Act 1925
  • Whereas the land hereinafter described forms portion of an area of national endowment land set apart by Proclamation dated 11 October 1920, and published in the Gazette of 14 October 1920, as and for a provisional State forest, and is now subject to the provisions of the Forests Act 1921–22:

    And whereas it is desirable that the said land should be set apart for the purposes of Part 3 of the Coal-mines Act 1925:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The Governor-General may by Order in Council cancel the reservation as a provisional State forest over the land hereinafter described, and set apart the said land for the purposes of Part 3 of the Coal-mines Act 1925.

    • (2) Upon the issue of any Order in Council pursuant to this section there shall be paid from the State Coal-mines Account to the Consolidated Fund, National-endowment Revenue, such total sum or such annual allocation of revenue derived from the said land as may be determined by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Mines.

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

      All that area of national endowment land in the Westland Land District, containing by admeasurement 248 acres, more or less, being part of Provisional State Forest Number 1592, situated in Block XIV, Waiwhero Survey District, and Block II, Mawheranui Survey District, and bounded as follows: commencing at the northernmost corner of Section 2, Block II aforesaid, and proceeding 40 chains on a bearing of 320°; thence 34 chains on a bearing of 240°; thence 65 chains on a bearing of 203° to the north-western boundary of Section 1, Block II aforesaid; thence 92 chains along the north-western boundaries of Sections 1 and 2 aforesaid to the point of commencement: as the same is more particularly delineated on Plan Number 119/24, deposited in the Head Office of the State Forest Service at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

13 Empowering Selwyn Plantation Board to purchase land for plantation purposes, and providing for the more effective carrying on of the Board's operations
  • [Repealed]

    Section 13: repealed, on 1 April 1954, by section 30(1) of the Selwyn Plantation Board Act 1953 (1953 No 96).

14 Adding certain Crown land in Block II, Lyndon Survey District, to Hanmer Town area
  • (1) The land hereinafter described is hereby declared to form part of the Hanmer Town area, and to be subject to the provisions of the Hanmer Crown Leases Act 1928.

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

    All that area in the Canterbury Land District, containing by admeasurement 83 acres 2 roods 17 perches, more or less, situated in Block II, Lyndon Survey District: bounded by a line commencing at a point on the south-east side of the Hanmer-Christchurch Main Road, being the south-west corner of Reserve 3941; thence north-easterly and north-westerly along the south-east and north-east sides of that road to Block V, Hanmer Springs Township; thence north-easterly and north-westerly along the south-east and north-east boundaries of the said block, the abutment of a road, and north-westerly and north-easterly along the north-east and south-east boundaries of Block IV of the said township to Leamington Street; thence south-easterly along the south-west side of that street to Reserve 3745; thence south-westerly, south-easterly, north-easterly, and north-westerly along the north-west, south-west, south-east, and north-east sides of that reserve to Scarborough Terrace; thence north-easterly generally along the south-east sides of that terrace and Jollies Pass Road to a point 64.1 links distant from the north-east corner of Reserve 3941 aforesaid; thence south-westerly generally along a line 50 links northwest of and parallel to the south-east side of Reserve 3941 to a public road; thence south-westerly along the north-west side of that road to the south-west corner of Reserve 3941, the point of commencement: as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 9/796, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.

15 Authorising the Peel Forest Board to grant leases of special areas set apart for the purpose
  • [Repealed]

    Section 15: repealed, on 1 April 1966, by section 104(6)(c) of the Reserves and Domains Act 1953 (1953 No 69).

16 Validating a certain payment by the Waikaka Domain Board
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928 or any other Act, the payment during the financial year ended 31 March 1930 by the Waikaka Domain Board to Robert Hill Gardyne, Chairman of the said Board, of the sum of 15 pounds 4 shillings and 7 pence for certain material supplied by him is hereby validated and declared to have been lawfully made by the said Board and to have been lawfully received by the said Robert Hill Gardyne.

17 Providing for certain expenditure out of North Island Experimental Dairy School Account
  • There may be paid out of the North Island Experimental Dairy School Account an amount not exceeding 220 pounds for the purpose of reimbursing the Consolidated Fund for expenditure on replanting (including cost of fencing and all other costs incidental to such replanting) a shelter belt on the endowment for the establishment of an experimental dairy school for the North Island, known as Section 534, Patea District, Block XI, Hawera Survey District, Taranaki Land District.

18 Extending provisions of section 124 of the Land Act 1924 to the holders of leases of certain lands
  • [Repealed]

    Section 18: repealed, on 1 April 1949, by section 185(1) of the Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64).

19 Bringing under the Tourist and Health Resorts Control Act 1908 certain portions of the Tongariro National Park
  • [Repealed]

    Section 19: repealed, on 1 April 1953, by section 65(1) of the National Parks Act 1952 (1952 No 54).

20 Authorising Tongariro National Park Board to appoint committees
  • [Repealed]

    Section 20: repealed, on 1 April 1953, by section 65(1) of the National Parks Act 1952 (1952 No 54).

21 Authorising the vesting of certain lands in the Taieri River Trust as endowments
  • Whereas the beds of Lakes Waipori and Tatawai are by section 19 of the Taieri River Improvement Act 1920 vested in the Taieri River Trust (hereinafter referred to as the said Trust) as an endowment (hereinafter referred to as the lake-beds endowment):

    And whereas surrounding the beds of the said lakes are certain lakeside reserves and unused road lines (hereinafter referred to as the said reserves), as the said reserves are more particularly described in subsection (6):

    And whereas there are situated in Lake Tatawai, in Lake Waipori, and in the connecting channel between the 2 said lakes certain islands which are more particularly described in subsection (7) (hereinafter referred to as the said islands):

    And whereas it is considered desirable to vest the said reserves and the said islands in the said Trust as endowments:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    • (1) The Governor-General may at any time, by Order in Council, cancel the existing reservation over each of the said reserves or from time to time over any part of any of the said reserves, and by the same or a subsequent Order in Council vest in the said Trust as an endowment the land affected by such cancellation, and may in like manner vest the said islands in the said Trust as an endowment (all such endowments being hereinafter collectively referred to as the said endowments).

    • (2) The said Trust shall in respect of each of the said endowments vested in it under the last preceding subsection be a leasing authority within the meaning of the Public Bodies' Leases Act 1908.

    • (3) All revenue derived from the said endowments, and the proceeds of any sale pursuant to the power conferred by the next succeeding subsection of any land forming part of any of the said endowments, and any moneys received by way of equality of exchange in respect of any such land, shall be applied by the said Trust towards payment of interest and other charges on any loan or loans raised by the said Trust for the purpose of improving the waterway of the Waipori River and extension of the contour-channel and channels running through the said lakes, or by way of expenditure on any work or works pertaining to the said endowments or the beds of the said lakes.

    • (4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section or in any other Act, the said Trust for the purpose of correcting, adjusting, and more fully determining the boundaries between the said endowments and the lake beds endowment and adjoining privately owned lands may from time to time sell to the owner of any such adjoining land any land forming part of any such endowment, or may exchange any such endowment land for any adjoining privately owned land (and in connection with any such exchange give or receive any money by way of equality of exchange).

    • (5) Any land so sold or given in exchange by the said Trust shall thereupon be freed and discharged from the reservation theretofore affecting it, and any land acquired by the said Trust by way of exchange shall become part of the particular endowment from which the land given by the said Trust was taken.

    • (6) The said reserves are more particularly described as follows:

      All that area in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 13 acres 3 roods, more or less, being the road reserve along the shore of Lake Waipori adjoining Sections 32 and 33, Block VII, Clarendon Survey District, and the road and lakeside reserves between Sections 1 of 1, 2 of 1, and 2, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District, and Lake Waipori; and bounded as follows: commencing at the south-west corner of Section 33, Block VII, Clarendon Survey District; thence by said section and 2 public roads intersecting the same, by Section 32, Block VII, Clarendon Survey District, 1 of 1, 2 of 1, and 2, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District, to a point on the road forming the south boundary of said Section 2 opposite peg 7, as shown on Plan 10, Maungatua, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, Dunedin, 8 170 links; thence by a right line bearing 181°2′30″, 250 links, to the Waipori Lake; thence by the said lake to the point where the production of the west boundary of Section 33, Block VII, Clarendon Survey District, touches the lake, 8 600 links; thence by the production of said section line, 110 links, to the point of commencement; be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

      Also all that area in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 58 acres 2 roods, being the lakeside reserve along the shore of Lake Tatawai and part of the lakeside reserve and road reserve along the shore of Lake Waipori, together with the reserves on the east and west banks of the channel connecting the 2 lakes, and bounded as follows: commencing at the south-west corner of Section 9, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District, thence by said Section 9, the crossing of a public road, a public road, Sections 8, 54, 47, 39, and 84, 16 572 links; again by Section 84, 557.5 links; by a public road 100 links; by Sections 46, 45, 44, 43, a public road, Sections 42, 41, 40, a public road, Section 21, the reserve along each bank of Bull Creek and the crossing of the said creek by Sections 12 and 10, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District, to a point opposite peg 47, as shown on Plan 10, Maungatua, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, Dunedin, 24 600 links; thence by a line bearing 76°24′, 156.7 links, to said peg 47 and by the production of this line to the shore of Lake Waipori, 60 links; thence by the shore of said lake, by the east bank of the channel connecting Lake Waipori with Lake Tatawai, by the shore of the last-mentioned lake, and by the west bank of the before-mentioned channel, and by the shore of Lake Waipori and a branch of the Waipori River to peg 6 at the most southern point of the road forming the west boundary of Section 9, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District, as shown on Plan 10, Maungatua, deposited in the office of the Chief Surveyor, Dunedin, 44 800 links; thence by said road, 58°7′, 188 links, to the point of commencement; and excepting such parts of the Berwick-Henley Road as intersect the above-described parcel of land, a deduction for which has been made from the area; be all the aforesaid linkages more or less.

      As the same are more particularly delineated on the plan marked L and S 15/102, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured red.

    • (7) The said islands are more particularly described as follows:

      All those areas in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 7 acres, more or less, being an island near the south end of Lake Tatawai and 2 islands situated in the channel connecting Lake Tatawai with Lake Waipori, and excepting such parts of the Berwick-Henley Road as intersect the above-described parcels of land, a deduction for which has been made from the area.

      Also all those areas in the Otago Land District, containing by admeasurement 11 acres, more or less, being the islands in the Waipori Lake lying to the east of Section 5, Block XXIII, Waihola Survey District, and to the north of Section 10, Block VI, Maungatua Survey District.

      As the same are more particularly shown on the plan marked L and S 15/102, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon coloured green.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1931. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 April 1966, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Selwyn Plantation Board Act 1953 (1953 No 96): section 30(1)

    Reserves and Domains Act 1953 (1953 No 69): section 104(6)(c)

    National Parks Act 1952 (1952 No 54): section 65(1)

    Land Act 1948 (1948 No 64): section 185(1)