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1 HARBOUR BOARD MEETING (From Our Own Correspondent) NELSON, 11th February. At the monthly meeting of the Nelson Harbour Board, held on Wednesday, a reply from the Prime "Minister, the Eight Hon. J. G. Coatea, was received to the board's request, made some time ago, that it be allowed, in conjunction with the City Council, to reclaim certain portions of the tidal area from Franzeu's Wharf citywards. The letter states that "the matter has been carefully considered, and the land shown bordered green on attached plan No. 36992 will be, vested in your board on tho following conditions: —(a) The railway boundary to'be fixed at a distance of twenty-one and thirty-two feet from tho centre line as shown by red line. This will allow of an additional line of rails from Nelson station to be laid, and an additional siding from Nelson Port to the point marked lA should it be found necessary in the future, (b) The board to pay to the .Department tho sum of £1900. This is the capitalised amount oi" the revenue received by the Department for leases 12G77 and 14C24. The buildings and the wkarvoa on the areas leased would then revert to the board, (c) The Department to reserve the right to resume any portion of this land for Tailway purpomw upon paying cost of any oxpmiditnre y on ..reclamation of area no taken." Mr. 11. R. Duncan, the chairman, moved: ''That this board thank the Minister of Railways for acceding to the requests of our deputation, and hereby accepts his offer and the conditions as set forth in his letter." The motion was carried. Mr., Gould warmly congratulated the chairman for taking the initial steps in the proposal. Reference was made by tho chairman to the death of Mr. John Graham, who was the first chairman, anil remained in the position for twelve years. In moving that a letter of sympathy be sent to the relatives of the deceased, Mr. Duncan said the late Mr. Graham was a prominent figure in Nelson's history for man; years, and during his chairmanship the work of cutting through the Boulder Bank was undertaken. He was of a. strong and dominating personality, and it was duo to some extent to this tha.t the whole work was carried out. The resolution was carried, members standing.

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NELSON NEWS, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 37, 12 February 1926

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NELSON NEWS Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 37, 12 February 1926