Whereas by a Proclamation dated 23 June 1939 and published in the Gazette of 6 July 1939 on page 1937, an area of 19 acres 1 rood 26 perches of land, being portion of Section 13, Block I, Oamaru Survey District, in the Otago Land District, was taken under the powers conferred by the Public Works Act 1928 for the purposes of a secondary school:
And whereas it was mutually agreed with the owners of the said land—namely, the managers of the Saint Paul's Presbyterian Congregation, Oamaru, a corporation constituted under the provisions of the Presbyterian Church of Otago Incorporation Act 1875 (hereinafter in this section referred to as the owners)—that the sum of 795 pounds be paid in full and final settlement of all costs, claims, demands, or damages arising out of the taking or utilisation of the land for secondary school purposes or otherwise howsoever:
And whereas the owners and the lessee of the land mutually agreed that the compensation was to be paid to the owners and that the owners would settle with the lessee for any interest he may have:
And whereas doubts have arisen as to whether the compensation should be paid to the owners or to the Public Trustee:
And whereas it is inadvisable in this case to pay the money to the Public Trustee, all matters having been mutually agreed upon by the parties affected:
Be it therefore enacted as follows:
The Minister of Public Works is hereby authorised to pay to the owners the sum of 795 pounds in full and final settlement of all costs, claims, demands, and damages arising out of the taking or utilisation of the aforesaid land for secondary school purposes or otherwise howsoever, and the receipt of the secretary or other authorised officer of the owners for that amount shall be a full and final discharge from any further liability.