Canterbury Provincial Ordinances
4. Diversion of Roads, Special, No 3 Ordinance 1872
[16th January 1872.]
Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled The Highways and Watercourses Diversion Act 1858 " it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the Superintendent of any Province with the advice and consent of the Provincial Council thereof by any Law or Ordinance to be made or ordained for that purpose to authorise and empower the Superintendent to divert or stop up any public street road highway or thoroughfare in any such Province and also to exchange the land over which any such public street road highway or thoroughfare was laid out or passed And also that it should be lawful for the Governor in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty to make and execute Crown Grants of any land which should be so exchanged.
And whereas by an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand intituled "The Provincial Council Powers Extension Act 1865” it is enacted that it shall be lawful for the Superintendent and Provincial Council of any Province and notwithstanding the restriction contained in the Tenth Sub-section of the Nineteenth Section of the Constitution Act to ordain or pass any Law or Ordinance which but for such restriction might have been ordained or passed by such Superintendent and Council affecting any part of the Waste Lands of the Crown within the Province which then was or hereafter should be a public street road highway or thoroughfare.
And whereas it is for the public benefit that the parcel of land mentioned and described in the Schedule to this Ordinance and delineated on the Plan hereto annexed and thereon coloured Green should cease to be a public road:
Be it enacted by the Superintendent of the said Province of Canterbury, with
the advice and consent of the Provincial Council thereof,
1. Public road passing over parcels of land described in Schedule shall be closed up.
From and after the passing of this Ordinance the public road passing over the
parcel of land described in the Schedule hereto and
coloured Green on the Plan
hereto annexed shall be closed up and shall cease to be a public road.
This Ordinance shall be inituled and may be cited as “The Diversion of
Roads Special Ordinance No. 3. 1872.
All that piece or parcel of land containing by admeasurement ten acres and eight perches (more or less) being the road leading from the Lower Lincoln road to the Canal Reserve and bounded on the westward by sections 248c 5809 5752 on the eastward by sections 147 220 2280 and 1160 and on the northward and southward respectively by the Lower Lincoln road and the Canal Reserve before mentioned and more particularly delineated and described on the Plan hereto annexed and coloured Green thereon.