[Extract from New Zealand Gazette.]
G. F Bowen, Governor.Order in Council. At the Government House, at Auckland, the first day of March, 1870. Present: His Excellency the Governor in Council.
Whereas, by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand, intituled "The New Zealand Native Reserves Act, 1856," certain powers therein specified are vested in the Commissioners under the said Act: And whereas by another Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand, intituled "The Native Reserves Amendment Act, 1862," all the powers and authorities which by "The New Zealand Native Reserves Act, 1856," are given to or vested in, or which may be exercised by, Commissioners appointed or to be appointed under that Act, shall vest in and may be exercised by the Governor: And it is by the said Act further enacted that the Governor may, by Order in Council, from time to time delegate all or any of the powers competent to the Commissioners under the said Act unto any person or persons for any period, and subject to any regulations or stipulations as may be specified in such order:page 72
Now, therefore, His Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen, in exercise of the power and authority so vested in him as Governor as aforesaid, doth by this Order in Council delegate, until this order shall be revoked, to Major Charles Heaphy, V.C., all the powers competent to Commissioners under the said first-recited Act, without any restrictions or stipulations whatever.
Approved in Council this first day of March, one thousand, eight hundred and seventy.
H. W. Young,
Acting Military Secretary,
(For Clerk of the Executive Council.)