Reprint as at 5 August 2013

Education Lands Act 1949

Public Act1949 No 24
Date of assent20 October 1949
Commencementsee section 1


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

Part 1
School sites


3 Setting apart of school sites by high school trustees and Education Boards [Repealed]

4 Public school sites to vest in Education Boards [Repealed]

5 School sites may be sold or exchanged [Repealed]

5A Minister may declare land to be no longer needed for educational purposes [Repealed]

6 Leasing of certain school sites and other lands [Repealed]

6A Licences to occupy school sites [Repealed]

6B Licensees may improve sites [Repealed]

6C Form of licence [Repealed]

6D No licence may be given for exclusive occupation [Repealed]

6E Disposal of revenue received for licences [Repealed]

6F Revocation of licence [Repealed]

Part 2
High school reserves

Administration of high school reserves

7 Leasing powers of trustees

8 Roading, etc, of high school reserves

9 Trustees may sell or exchange high school reserves

10 High school reserves to be sold by auction, tender, or application and ballot

11 Application of proceeds of sale

12 Power of trustees to borrow money

Vesting of certain high school reserves and endowments in the Crown

13 Certain high school reserves and endowments to vest in the Crown

Part 3
Miscellaneous provisions

14 Exchanges of land held for educational purposes

15 Vesting of land in university, etc, for educational purposes, and varying of educational trusts

16 Provisions of Land Act 1948 as to renewals of leases to apply to leases of land transferred to or vested in the Crown

17 Cancellation of certificate of title in respect of land transferred to or vested in the Crown

18 Director-General of Lands may certify transfers to Crown

19 Act not to apply to Taranaki Scholarship lands

20 Act not to derogate from Servicemen's Settlement and Land Sales Act 1943 [Repealed]

21 Repeals

22 Consequential amendments

Schedule 1
High school reserves vested in the Crown

Schedule 2
Enactments consequentially amended

Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend certain enactments of the Parliament of New Zealand relating to land held for educational purposes

  • Title: amended, on 1 January 1987, pursuant to section 29(2) of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).