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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7

An Act to Amend the Regulations for the Sale Letting and Disposal of Waste Lands in the Province of Wellington. [12th September, 1870.]

An Act to Amend the Regulations for the Sale Letting and Disposal of Waste Lands in the Province of Wellington. [12th September, 1870.]

Analysis.

Title.
1. Short Title.
2. Superintendent may set aside a block of land for special settlement.
3. Land Commissioner may renew and issue fresh occupation licenses.

Be it Enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows—

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Short Title.

1. The Short Title of this Act shall be "The Wellington Waste Lands Act, 1870."

Superintendent may set aside a block of Land for Special Settlement.

2. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of the Province of Wellington with the advice and consent of the Provincial Council, to set aside out of the Waste Lands within the Province of Wellington, the Native title of which has been extinguished, any block or blocks for the purpose of special settlement, on such terms as may be sanctioned by the Governor in Council, anything in the existing regulations for the management or disposal of the Waste Lands in the Province to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided always that no land shall be sold at a less price than land of a similar description is now sold under the regulations aforesaid, and that the proceeds thereof shall be subject to any lien already imposed thereon by any Act of the General Assembly.

Land Commissioner may renew awl issue fresh occupation licenses.

3. On the expiration of any existing occupation license it shall be lawful for the Commississioner of Crown Lands of the Province of Wellington to renew or regrant such license for a further term of seven years to the late holder thereof, if he shall desire the same; and if he declines or neglects to apply in writing for the renewal of such license, then to grant occupation license of the land comprised therein or any part thereof, to any other person for a like term of seven years, subject in either case to the existing Land Regulations in force in the said Province, except as hereby modified, and at such yearly sum as may be sanctioned by the Provincial Council of the said Province. Provided always that such yearly sum shall in no case be less than twopence per acre.