DESTROYED, beautification project —two totally different stories

Taieri Herald 6.5.97 (page 6) – Re: Gladstone Road railway corridor, Mosgiel
Taieri Herald 6.5.97 (page 6) Railway Beautification036 (1)[click to enlarge]


### March 26, 2015 – 7:01pm
Nightly interview: Lester Harvey
The removal of plants and shrubs from the Gladstone Road railway corridor has angered some Mosgiel residents. Lester Harvey has spent years co-ordinating beautification efforts in the area, and hopes a meeting with KiwiRail will lead to a positive outcome.

█ What if? fathoms that some strong politics care of DCC/ex-DCC/Community Board/KiwiRail is putting Lester Harvey in the spotlight. Not terribly nice being fall guy for the under-table politicians involved.

Gladstone Road 1aGladstone Rd railway corridor project plaqueGladstone Road, Mosgiel – minus Community plantings/beautification project.
Photos: Brian Miller

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20.3.15 DESTROYED, beautification project —Railway corridor, Gladstone Road

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6 responses to “DESTROYED, beautification project —two totally different stories

  1. Wingatui Flyer

    It appears that someone is telling porkies on this one.

  2. Elizabeth

    From City Archives

    Extracts of the minutes of Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board (1996 – 1998) in reference to the Railway line beautification project at Gladstone Road, between Wingatui and Riccarton Road; and noting board member Brian Miller as instigator and working party coordinator with formal reporting role [click to enlarge]:

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes 5.6.96

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes 17.7.96

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes 12.3.97

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes 23.4.97

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes 4.6.97

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes Nov 1997 (1)

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes Nov 1997 (2)

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes Mar 1998

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes Apr 1998

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes July 1998

    Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board minutes September 1998

  3. Jacob

    A cover up.
    Did Mr Harvey get the QSM, and other awards, for this project by claiming to be the project co-ordinator, when the record clearly shows he was not, but only a member of the community board working party, that oversaw the project.
    Do we have a case of identity theft here for one’s self-promotion?

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    Brian Miller has shown himself ready to speak up – and write up (here for instance) – when he sees things that aren’t in his opinion being done right. Honours go to “nice” people whose contributions to NZ don’t include rocking expensive yachts and beautifully appointed launches.

  5. Brian Miller

    All I am doing Hype is putting the information out there, the public can make their own judgement. The city council’s vandalism was far greater than what railways have done. At least the railways (KiwiRail) appear to be prepared to make amends. More than can be said for our council, who are prepared to ride roughshod over, and destroy hundreds of hours of volunteer work.
    We should now turn our attention to Memorial Park in Mosgiel, where Council is prepared to put in the long term plan a swimming pool complex that will destroy at least twenty mature trees, that were also the fruits of public donations and volunteer work.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      And, Brian, it is by alerting people to matters that our rulers and shake-downers would rather attention was kept away from, that you are performing the kind of public service that doesn’t result in QSMs – but does earn a lot of respect and gratitude.

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