Whereas Hemi Matenga, late of Wakapuaka, near the City of Nelson, died on or about 26 April 1912, leaving a will bearing date 22 November 1911, probate whereof was granted by the Maori Land Court at Wellington on 15 July 1912:
And whereas by his said will the said Hemi Matenga gave, devised, and bequeathed all his real and personal estate not otherwise disposed of by his will unto his trustees upon trust to sell, call in, and convert the same into money, and when invested to pay certain moneys out of the resulting income and to accumulate the residue of the income by investing the same and the resulting income thereof to the intent that the accumulations should be added to the capital of his residuary trust fund and follow the destination thereof; and after the death of the survivor of Metapere Ropata, Winara Parata, Hira Parata, Mahia Parata, and Utauta Webber he directed that his trustees should pay to the New Zealand Maori Mission Board the sum of 1,000 pounds, and should pay and divide the residue of his residuary trust fund unto and among such of George Ropata, Ngamoana, Herehere, Te, and Pahia (children of the said Metapere Ropata), Paioke, Raw, Hauangi, and Tata (children of the said Winara Parata), Tohuroa (child of the said Hira Parata), Tukumaru, Rarangi, Smike, and Narona (children of the said Utauta Webber), and the 2 other children of the said Utauta Webber as should be living at the death of the said survivor in equal shares:
And whereas of the said Metapere Ropata, Winara Parata, Hira Parata, Mahia Parata, and Utauta Webber, the said Utauta Webber alone is now living:
And whereas the persons contingently entitled to share in the residue of the residuary trust fund are desirous that if, prior to the death of the said survivor, any person so contingently entitled shall have died, whether before or after the passing of this Act, leaving issue who are living at the death of the said survivor, any such issue should take the share or interest which the person so contingently entitled would have taken had he or she then been living:
Be it therefore enacted as follows:
(1) Upon the death of Utauta Webber referred to in the said will (hereinafter in this section referred to as the annuitant) the trustees of the estate of the said Hemi Matenga shall hold the residuary trust fund referred to in the said will upon trust to pay to the New Zealand Maori Mission Board the sum of 1,000 pounds and to pay and divide the residue of the residuary trust fund in equal shares unto and among such of George Ropata, Ngamoana Ropata, Herehere Ropata, Te Ropata, Paioke Parata, Raw Parata, Hauangi Parata, Tata Parata, Tohuroa Parata, Tukumaru Webber, Smike Webber, Rarangi Webber, Narona Webber, and Piki Webber (all of whom are referred to in this section as the contingent residuary beneficiaries) as shall be living at the death of the annuitant:
providing that should any of the contingent residuary beneficiaries have died prior to the passing of this Act or shall hereafter die prior to the death of the annuitant leaving issue who survive the annuitant, any such issue shall take through all degrees per stirpes the share of the residuary trust fund which any such contingent residuary beneficiary would have taken had he or she survived the annuitant.
(4) Nothing contained in this section shall in any way prejudice or affect the rights, either vested or contingent, in the estate of the said Hemi Matenga, deceased, of Reuben Stephens or Konehu Bailey, grandchildren of the said Hemi Matenga, or of any person claiming under or through them or either of them.