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Justices of the Peace to Settle Harbour Board Disputes

Ric Carlyon - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Council has legislated that Justices of the Peace will settle any disputes against Harbour Board charges. Payers who have any concern about the amount they’ve been levied, or disagree with any other dues or charges imposed under the Harbour by-laws, should make application to a Justice of the Peace for a hearing. The Justice will then consider the matter, determine amounts to be paid and appropriately award costs to either of the parties, taking into account any distress suffered. The Justice’s  decision is to be issued by means of warrant.  
- Section 43 Auckland Harbour Board Act 1854, Auckland Provincial Council - the same Act that, unbelievably, appointed 100 men as the Board of Commissioners to govern Waitemata Harbour and waterfront. 

Robert Wynyard, Superintendent, who gave Justices of the Peace the task of hearing rates disputes.  
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